Dorchester

By - 3/3/17 - 5:58 pm

Boston firefighters are at 29 Myrtlebank Avenue, where a second-floor, rear porch erupted in flames around 5:50 p.m.

By - 3/3/17 - 1:21 pm

State Police report the man who died when hit by an SUV Wednesday morning was Claudio Correia, 26, of Boston.

State Police say they continue to investigate the incident, in which they say Correia made it across the southbound side of I-93 before getting hit on the northbound side just past Columbia Road.

By - 3/2/17 - 9:58 pm
Bad Dorchester crash

A multi-car crash around 9:45 p.m. on Gallivan Boulevard at the trolley bridge left one car in flames, several people possibly injured and the road shut.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:38 am

Federal officials yesterday charged Arif Ali Sha, 66, with selling counterfeit goods out of stores in Dorchester, East Boston and Chelsea for ten years. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:21 pm

An official at UMass Boston says the school is trying to stamp out white-supremacy posters that have been appearing on campus in recent days. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:44 am
Dorchester bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of the woman it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 8:46 am

State Police report a man walking on I-93 northbound, just past Columbia Road, died after being hit by a car around 5:15 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 5:34 pm

Two years before Eric Vick, a JetBlue worker at Logan Airport, was snared in what turned out to be a cash-smuggling sting operation, he was busy smuggling guns from Georgia into Boston, where at least one was used in a Dorchester gang shooting, federal prosecutors charge. Read more.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the money will keep the Mattapan Line's historic trolleys running while the T figures out what to do to maintain service in the long run.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:23 pm

Around 3:15 p.m. at Woodrow Terrace and Jones Avenue.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:18 pm

Around 3:10 p.m. on Fairmount Street at Milton Avenue. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report a man driving a minivan reported stolen in Quincy last night crashed head on into an MBTA bus stopped at Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street around 9:50 a.m.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The T driver and four passengers were also taken to local hospitals for care of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo from the scene.

By - 2/24/17 - 5:08 pm

Around 5 p.m. at Talbot Avenue and Aspinwall Road (at least one spent shell recovered) and on Adams Street near Robinson Street and Ronan Park.

By - 2/20/17 - 10:02 am

Brianne Fitzgerald, an RN with a master's in public health explains why "harm reduction" efforts, such as an Albany Street facility where addicts can come down from a high under medical supervision, shouldn't be expanded to include "safe injection" sites:

It's essentially giving up hope on people who use IV drugs. One might even call this end-of-life or hospice care. The idea of such a facility takes away a person’s autonomy and essentially forces a social agenda that supports the normalization of IV drug use over active care and treatment.

By - 2/19/17 - 11:08 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. at Harvard and Bernard streets.

By - 2/19/17 - 9:35 pm

Boston Police report the arrest today of a 14-year-old they'd been watching as part of an investigation of several alleged gang members. Read more.

By - 2/19/17 - 11:49 am

WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old after a school-police officer found "a 7.65 caliber Deutsche Werke handgun loaded with a single round of ammunition" around 8:30 this morning.

The student was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.