Dorchester

By - 3/3/14 - 4:39 pm

The Animal Rescue League reports it was called to a Dorchester playground today to try to round up a pair of Guinea fowl. They report they caught one, but the other one flew away.

Not the kind of birds usually seen in a Dorchester playground.

By - 3/3/14 - 2:23 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday at 744 Washington St. He managed to make it to Carney Hospital, where he died, police say.... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 12:30 pm

Boston Police report arresting Andrew Robertson, 37, of Hyde Park, on charges he participated in ambushing and murdering Romeo McCubbin early on Dec. 14.

Robertson was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Two men were charged with McCubbin's murder after leading police on a high-speed chase to Hyde Park and... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 10:44 am

Boston Police report a large party in a room at the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street early Saturday spilled into the street outside and ended with two men stabbed, one fatally.

Police have yet to make any arrests for the stabbings, which happened around 2:35 a.m., but Capt. John Greland at C-6 says there is "a very active investigation."... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 8:18 pm

One reason I was glad the Olympics were finally over was that it meant I'd never again have to see that insufferable smug bastard boasting about how he never takes a vacation so he can afford some expensive Cadillac crapmobile.

And so, of course, we have the Oscars pre-game show on, and there he is again. Arrgh! Only thing worse is learning he's a... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 6:54 pm

Boston Police report officers monitoring a late-night party at 211 Geneva Ave. early this morning moved to break up a fight outside when they noticed one man "brandish a firearm, then conceal the weapon in the waistband of his pants."

After a struggle, the officers took possession of a loaded Walther .380 firearm from Dwayne Smith, 37, of Dorchester, police say, adding he... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 8:40 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of a Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to trying to burn down the businesses and residences of people who annoyed him, from Roslindale to Cambridge, over a two-year period.

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston agreed with Jose Baez that evidence from a GPS device that monitored one of his... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 5:26 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Antwan Wathey, 26, of second-degree murder for using his car to kill a man with whom he'd been physically fighting minutes earlier in 2012.

Wathey faces formal sentencing on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The DA's office provided this account of the death of James A. Taylor at Talbot Avenue and Westcott Street on April 13,... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 2:52 pm

Boston Police report arresting one of the four teens they say proved unable to rob somebody's phone despite getting him down on the ground and punching and kicking him repeatedly last night at Talbot Avenue and Kerwin Street.

Police say the victim was waiting for a bus when a teen grabbed his phone out of his hand:

The victim reported he grabbed onto

... Read more
By - 2/27/14 - 12:00 pm

SHOCKING UPDATE: The Secretary of State's office rules Garrison will not be on the Democratic ballot, because she changed parties too late..

The Dorchester Reporter runs down the list of candidates for Carlos Henriquez's now vacant Fifth Suffolk seat. Good news for fans of perpetual candidates: Both Althea Garrison and Roy Owens are among the six to file papers to run.... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 10:48 am
Fields Corner fire

The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" made 12 people homeless and injured a firefighter this morning at 24 Freeman St., right behind the inbound platform at the Red Line Fields Corner station.

The department says the fire started under the 2 1/2-story home's rear porch and went to two alarms after firefighters arrived around 10:15 a.m.

The injured firefighter suffered... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 4:36 pm
Anti-gay car in Dorchester

It wasn't the pro-Catholic stickers that startled Matty V. as he walked down Adams Street in Adams Corner today, but the anti-gay T-shirt in the rear window.

By - 2/25/14 - 10:56 am

Photo of found gun and ammo from BPD.

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Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.

With a growing number of officers chasing him, Shavea Ferguson, 19, was eventually arrested without further incident on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and multiple counts... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 10:34 am
Vandalized car on Savin Hill

Natural reports a friend's wife went out this morning to find her SUV with slashed tires and some fresh obscenity on the side.

By - 2/23/14 - 9:48 am
Daniel Taylor

Updated, 5:25 p.m.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 12:40 a.m. at 126 Boston St. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Friends identified him as Daniel "Yayo" Taylor.

2014 Boston murders.

By - 2/22/14 - 1:05 pm
Rowell

Friends are identifying the man shot to death on Itasca Street on Thursday as Kenneth "Lil Kenny" Rowell, 25, of Dorchester.

Rowell started rapping when he was barely old enough for first grade. In 1999, New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe founder Michael Bivins picked Rowell as a member of a group of pre-14 rappers originally called Magnificent 7, then the Biv 10... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 9:52 am

The Bay State Banner waxes outraged about the recent House vote to eject state Rep. Carlos Henriquez following his conviction on a couple of domestic-violence charges stemming from what the Banner calls "an unseemly but private matter:"

Clearly, America has two serious social problems: the physical abuse of women and the unjust imprisonment of black men. Apparently, [Judge Michele] Hogan believes that intensifying injustice

... Read more
By - 2/22/14 - 12:53 am

Boston Police charge the owner of the Dolly Market, 16 Dacia St., was selling heroin and cocaine, in addition to milk and soda.

Ramon Fermin, 60, of Mattapan was arrested on charges of trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Police say detectives... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 11:16 pm

A man was stabbed in the leg at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street shortly after 11 p.m. by one of two men, who grabbed his phone, then ran down Adams Street towards Park.

The suspects were black and in their early 20s. One is about 6'1" and the other about 5'7".

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