By - 5/8/08 - 12:44 pm

The FCC has ordered a local man to pay a $17,000 fine for running an unlicensed radio station on Blue Hill Avenue.

The FCC says Charles Clemons continued to run Touch FM at 106.1 FM even after FCC field investigators - acting on a complaint from engineers at licensed stations - told him to knock it off.

By - 5/8/08 - 10:23 am

Around 8 a.m. on Humphreys Street.

Ed. clueless note: Is this Dorchester or Roxbury?

By - 5/5/08 - 2:45 pm

Boston Police say they had Mohammed Kaba, 21, of Roslindale, cornered in the Hip Zepi clothing store on Blue Hill Avenue yesterday afternoon, when he bolted:

Officers were waiting at the front door anticipating the suspects attempted escape and engaged him in a struggle after he broke the glass front door of the store. After a brief but violent struggle officers were able to place the suspect in handcuffs and arrest him.

Police say Kaba was already wanted for assault with intent to murder and a variety of drug and weapons charges. Because, they say, they found him with a loaded weapon and several bags of pot, he now faces a whole slew of new charges, including being an "armed career criminal." At 21.

Kaba was taken down by the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, the Boston Police SWAT team, the Homicide Unit and the Youth Violence Strike Force.

Meanwhile, female companions of some alleged thuglets learned an important lesson at 214 Harvard St. in Dorchester yesterday afternoon: If the police are busy arresting your boyfriends (ages 13 through 18) on trespassing and marijuana charges, and they ask you to leave the scene, you might want to do so rather than jump the cops, because then the police are going to arrest you as well, even if one of you is only 11.

By - 5/4/08 - 11:50 am

The Herald reports a couple of guys in a brown Japanese sedan were spotted dumping what turned out to be a male body near the Franklin Park Zoo's overflow parking lot last night.

Police are also investigating a Chinatown stabbing last night: They say a man made it to South Station after being stabbed in a bar where he said the bartender kicked him out after he was sliced open.

By - 5/2/08 - 1:39 pm

NStar worker injured, but expected to survive the flash fire under Freeport Street.

By - 4/29/08 - 9:00 am

Both the officer and the other driver taken away after the crash at Morton and Washington streets Monday evening.

By - 4/23/08 - 9:08 am

Boston has fined Atlantic Records $12,000 for plastering posters all over Dorchester:

... During a routine walkthrough of various Dorchester neighborhoods, Sgt. Steve Tankle observed many music release posters plastered on city poles along Dorchester Ave. and Washington St.

Sgt. Tankle also noted, some poles contained two posters of the various advertisements. Tickets were immediately issue to Atlantic records for violation of City Ordinance, 16-23.1 "posting signs without authority." ...

Tip o' the Sox cap to John Keith for spotting the city press release.

By - 4/21/08 - 9:17 pm

Four men were shot, none fatally, at Whittemore Terrace and Hancock Street in Dorchester. The Globe reports officials do not believe the shootings (or the South End shooting of a 13-year-old) are related.

By - 4/19/08 - 11:08 am

Larry Davidson reports from the annual event, held at the First Parish Church:

... [T]his endeavor is deliberately an interfaith community-building activity, so it's best not to hold it in a Jewish facility even if one still existed in Dorchester. ...

By - 4/16/08 - 9:00 pm

Bernard White, 38, shot repeatedly around 4:30 p.m. at 68 Bowdoin Ave., pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

This is Dorchester's twelfth murder this year; the first since March 19.

By - 4/14/08 - 1:51 pm

51-53 Colonial Ave. in Dorchester, broke out around 10 a.m.

By - 4/5/08 - 2:30 pm

The trio, from Hyde Park and Mattapan, were escorted out of the Venetian Garden on Mass. Ave. early this morning, then made good on their threat to come back with a gun, police charge, adding they were able to arrest them before they also made good on a promise to kill somebody:

... The victim stated that a short time later while he was standing outside the restaurant, he observed the suspects drive by with suspect, Santana brandishing a gun and suspect, Rodriguez brandishing a knife while suspect, Garcia was operating the vehicle. The victim stated that the suspects then drove up the street made a U-turn, and headed back in his direction. Per victim, thinking that the suspects were coming to harm him, he flagged down an officer that was driving by and directed them to the suspects who now had fled down Mass. Avenue. ...

By - 3/31/08 - 8:11 pm

Well, Grove Hall and Dudley Square, at any rate: $9.95 a month for wireless access, in the first phase of Tom Menino's citywide wireless effort.

By - 3/21/08 - 9:03 am

The Globe reports (briefly) that a man walking to Dorchester District Court yesterday to testify in an unspecified trial had a black sedan pull up next to him: A passenger rolled down his window, flashed a gun and warned him not to testify.

By - 3/19/08 - 10:17 am

Boston Police report David Tyrone Williams, 22, died after being shot outside Cataloni's Bar, 3 Upham Ave., shortly after midnight today.

Channel 4 reports nearby residents heard as many as ten shots.

He is Dorchester's 11th murder victim this year.

By - 3/14/08 - 2:05 pm

Dotster Larry Davidson explains why JP Seafood is worth the drive, "especially if you're tired of the six good restaurants in Dorchester."

By - 3/9/08 - 8:29 pm

UPDATE: Torres convicted of first-degree murder.

Melissa Santiago, 29, found face down in kitchen around 11:20 this morning at 689 Washington St.

Jose Torres, 26, of the South End, arrested on a charge of murder. Torres will be arraigned Monday morning in Dorchester District Court. Police say it was a case of domestic violence.

Santiago is Dorchester's tenth murder victim this year (Dorchester murder map).

By - 3/8/08 - 9:53 pm

Outside of the Red Line corridor, the prices of Dorchester housing units - especially multi-family properties - are crashing, the Dorchester Reporter reports. The mortgage crisis may not be the only reason:

... A less examined reason for the sinking market could be a decrease in fraud brought about by increased media and governmental focus on the sub-prime lending crisis. Several properties previously detailed in the Reporter appear to have been sold under curious circumstances. ...

By - 3/7/08 - 9:20 am

Chris Lovett details growing opposition in Dorchester to a proposal by Attorney General Martha Coakley to eliminate acute-care medical services at Carney Hospital, as part of an overall plan to stabilize the Caritas hospital system.