Dorchester

By - 7/7/14 - 2:44 pm
Dorchester gas tank

At least, that's the first thing I thought when I saw Lee Toma's photo. Lee, however, concentrated on the waterfowl:

As Dick Albert would say, it's 'just ducky' out today!

Copyright Lee Toma. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/6/14 - 2:38 pm

Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.
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By - 7/6/14 - 10:07 am

Stanley Staco reports two people were shot around 1:30 a.m. at 52 Lawrence Ave. - one to the stomach.

Police are looking for two teens seen fleeing in a Chevy SUV.

By - 7/4/14 - 8:48 pm

Around 8:25 p.m. on Esmond Street near Blue Hill Avenue, by two men. The victim managed to walk a couple blocks to McLellan Street, which is where police found him.

By - 7/3/14 - 11:50 pm

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. two people were walking down Blue Hill Avenue near Johnston Road and Balsam Street, when a dark-blue Charger hit them. The driver apparently got out, looked at them, then got back in his car and sped down Johnston the wrong way towards Morton. Both victims were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Blue Hill Avenue was shut at the intersection... Read more

By - 7/2/14 - 9:43 am

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Victory Road, per Stanley Staco.

By - 6/30/14 - 8:58 am

Today's complaint comes not from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, but Ashmont Street in Dorchester, where a fed-up citizen complains about one of our many longstanding relics of a bygone era:

Remove tilted old trolley pole! In the middle of the sidewalk - no useful purpose served any longer.

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By - 6/27/14 - 10:52 pm

For the second time this month, a commercial fireworks display went off over Dorchester Bay last night. Although, both of these were paid for using private funds for a private event, given the fact that we all have to listen to them, shouldn't the display be announced in advance so that people can make arrangements to get to a vantage point to see them?... Read more

By - 6/27/14 - 7:48 pm
Junk truck on I-93

How about 6 p.m. on a summer Friday on the Expressway southbound in Dorchester?

Emily Murphy, who took the photo, reports "it was almost gridlock."

By - 6/27/14 - 4:23 pm

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Topliff Street near Stonehurst. The homicide unit was summoned due to the severity of his injuries.

The suspect was described as a 5'6" black man in a green shirt and gray pants who jumped into a late-model lime-green Altima with a sunroof.

By - 6/18/14 - 8:07 am

A concerned citizen complains about a motorcycle parked on the sidewalk on Harley Street in Dorchester.

H/t eeka.

By - 6/17/14 - 9:55 pm

Around 9:45 p.m., police found a man with gunshot wounds to the stomach and leg on Harvard Street near Washington Street. Minutes later, they found a 16-year-old stabbed in the head a couple blocks away on Gaylord Street.

Police are looking for a white Corolla seen driving away from the area.... Read more

By - 6/17/14 - 5:50 pm

Boston Police report subduing a man who punched an officer - and reached for a loaded gun - while being arrested around 7 p.m. on Monday at 3 Bakersfield St. in Dorchester.

According to police, officers on special patrol due to an uptick in violence near that location sniffed the smell of burning marijuana while passing three guys hanging out there.

By - 6/17/14 - 3:43 pm

The Dig reports organizers of a recent foreclosed-house takeover in Dorchester are talking to the Federal Housing Finance Agency about a pilot program that would aim to help people rather than force them into homelessness.

By - 6/17/14 - 1:41 pm

Garrett Quinn was among the throng at the Banshee just knowing it was Ghana be a good match.

By - 6/16/14 - 10:36 pm
Peabody Square in Dorchester without power

David Finnerty photographed Peabody Square tonight after the power around the T stop went out.

By - 6/16/14 - 11:27 am

Two men from Dorchester were among four indicted last week on federal charges of running a heroin ring out of a Hyde Park triple decker.

According to a court filing, Osvaldo Ortiz-Ventara, 23, and Weslley Hernandez, 25, served as couriers for the ring. They allegedly delivered the fatal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl and an animal painkiller to an intermediary who sold it to... Read more

By - 6/13/14 - 1:47 pm
Max the dog

UPDATE: Max found OK, tied to a post in Quincy.

News around Dorchester reports:

This poor dog is Max. He was taken from the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard. The owner secured him to a pole as he had in the past to run into the store. and that is when Someone took him . If you were in the area from

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By - 6/13/14 - 7:55 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Mt. Washington bank branch at 489 Gallivan Blvd. was held up shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday by a scruffy-bearded white man in a Red Sox cap.

The man was about 5'10" with a medium build and in his late 20s or early 30s.

617-223-6407 if you have any info.... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 10:27 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the stomach around 10 p.m. at the Star Market at River and Washington streets. Police are looking for a woman seen running from the scene.

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