By - 12/7/14 - 12:57 pm

The former punk who made good continues to generate controversy with his pardon plea. Sarah Francis, who lives in Dorchester, has started an online petition urging the parole board to reject the former Marky Mark's petition:

Under the present racial climate in this country this petition for pardon is both out of touch with the fair and procedural workings of our political justice system

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By - 12/5/14 - 12:30 am

NECN reports the OFD actor thinks his lifetime of good works, church going and acknowledging the savage, racist beatings that left one of his victims blind in one eye are reason enough for a pardon. Also, wiping the criminal conviction off his record would help him get the "concessionaire's license" that would help him with his hamburger business....Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 8:25 pm
Dog in tutu on the Red Line

Crystal Valencia spotted this Chihuahua/Jack Terrier mix on the Red Line's Ashmont branch tonight.Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 6:47 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was taken away in critical condition after being shot at least four times outside 77 Bowdoin Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday....Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 1:59 pm
Wanted Lincoln Town Car on Blue Hill Avenue

Photo via BPD.

Boston Police report the family of Paul Fonseca are offering $500 in exchange for information about the driver who ran hm down at Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway, then fled as he died last Wednesday.

The vehicle, an older, black Lincoln Town car, was last seen fleeing outbound on Blue Hill Avenue.

Anybody with information can contact detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous...Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 10:23 am

WBZ reports the all-male school is dealing with issues of students taking "inappropriate" photos of female teachers and other workers, including some upskirting.Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 8:34 am

Jury selection gets underway today for the trial of Keron Pierre, accused of murdering three people, and trying to kill a fourth, outside a Mt. Ida Road party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police settled on Pierre as their main suspect not long after the murders of Shakora Gaines, Chantal Palmer, and Anthony Peoples, but he fled to Trinidad -...Read more

By - 11/30/14 - 11:23 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Brunswick Street.Read more

By - 11/27/14 - 12:26 pm

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 50s, was hit at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue by a car whose driver just kept right on going, around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are looking for a black Lincoln Town Car, last seen heading outbound...Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:27 am
Christmas tree in Neponset Circle, Dorchester

A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:

Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?

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By - 11/26/14 - 7:29 am

Around 7 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bill Forry at the Dorchester Reporter reports seven people - including both drivers - were taken to the hospital for observation for minor injuries, which include back pain and split lips.

Jim Lokay at WCVB has a photo of the scene and another of an injured passenger being removed through the cemetery....Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 5:52 pm

From the files of the C-6 police district:

11/18 10:50am 239 Boston Street, next door neighbor caught pushing trash and leaves through victim's front door mail slot.

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By - 11/20/14 - 5:03 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a holdup around 11:30 a.m.Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board had earlier deferred action on the license request because...Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 3:28 pm
Fire at 22 Lyndhurst St in Dorchester

Fire out the roof. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out shortly before 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday went to two alarms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

No residents of the single-family home at 22 Lyndhurst St. were injured. One firefighter went to the hospital with a cut to the face, the department reports.Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 7:39 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman in a car on Julian Street near Rand was shot at around 3 a.m. Although she did not appear to be hit, she was taken to a local hospital for evaluation....Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings...Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:44 pm

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

This time, however, she appeared without her husband, Khanh, who was the reason the board rejected her application to serve food in August, citing both illegal gambling at the Chinese restaurant that used to be there -...Read more