By - 3/9/16 - 8:48 pm
Neponset Circle by the Neponset River Bridge

Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay

Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.

By - 3/9/16 - 12:44 pm

Well, or did until word got out. WBUR takes us inside UP Academy Holland in Dorchester - a tough-love school still owned by the city but no longer controlled by BPS, where wiggling in your seat brings discipline and they even have a room for kiddie solitary confinement for the really tough eggs.

By - 3/5/16 - 2:33 pm
Scene where body in a car was found submerged in water

UMass search scene. Photo by Mary Cappuccio.

UPDATE: DA's office says the man was 25, from Lawrence, and that his death is not suspicious.

State Police report investigators are trying to determine how a man's body in a car wound up partially submerged in the water off Columbia Point. Read more.

By - 3/5/16 - 8:46 am
Fire scene at 380 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester

380 Talbot Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in a second-floor apartment at 380 Talbot Ave. early this morning left a woman dead.

The one-alarm fire, reported at 3:50 a.m. in the former Girls Latin School building, was confined to a single apartment, the department reports. Read more.

By - 3/3/16 - 10:46 pm

A pack of five teens who allegedly assaulted a letter carrier on his appointed rounds Tuesday afternoon are now being hunted by both Boston Police and US postal inspectors. Read more.

By - 3/3/16 - 4:40 pm

Diovanni Carter, who had a murder charge dismissed last year when the main witness against him died, was arrested on gun charges after a traffic stop early this morning, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 3/3/16 - 7:29 am

The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.

At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.

By - 3/1/16 - 9:14 am

Boston firefighters responded around 9 a.m. to 50 Barry St. for what became a two-alarm fire that started in the basement. The fire was declared knocked down about 25 minutes later.

The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $200,000 and says the cause remains under investigation.

By - 2/29/16 - 7:46 am

A concerned citizen asks:

Dogs are off-leash in Ronan Park consistently. Most are friendly, but some are not. My dog doesn't get along with other dogs. So, I keep him on-leash at all times, but off-leash dogs (friendly or otherwise) charge him. This provokes fights. Can there be better enforcement of leash laws here?

By - 2/26/16 - 3:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter chronicles the discovery last fall in a vacant warehouse on land slated to become a fancy new development.

By - 2/25/16 - 8:02 am

A state law intended to protect residents from having their free speech squashed through lawsuits by large companies can also protect corporate executives who talk to the media when they're under state scrutiny, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday.

The ruling comes in a defamation lawsuit filed by former nurses at Steward Health Care System's Carney Hospital in Dorchester, who were fired in 2011 after an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of a patient in a hospital ward for teen psychiatric patients. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 11:09 pm

Around 11 p.m. at 41 Kingsdale St. A suspect was arrested at the scene.

By - 2/22/16 - 4:05 pm

Amari Pope didn't like the way an argument between two other teens was going, so he went up to his Columbia Road apartment, got a kitchen knife and returned to plunge it into one of the teens, prosecutors said today.

Pope, 16, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today for the murder of Deon Hopkins, five weeks shy of his 15th birthday, at the corner of Columbia and Devon Street yesterday afternoon. Under state law, he will be tried as an adult. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 12:44 pm

BC High School in Dorchester, South Boston High School, East Boston High School, the South Bay jail and a location on Queensberry Street in the Fenway all got bomb threats around noon. Police have not ordered evacuations, but are sending bomb experts to the locations.

Meanwhile, Newton North High School has also gotten a call, as have schools in Cambridge, Randolph and, of course, Arlington.

By - 2/22/16 - 8:25 am

Amari Pope, 16, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he fatally knifed another teen - a month shy of his 16th birthday - yesterday afternoon on Columbia Road at Devon Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says the victim's name will be released once notification of next of kin has been finished.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/21/16 - 6:18 pm

Around 4:35 p.m. at Columbia Road and Devon Street. Boston Police report he was 16 and that they have identified a "person of interest."

Police at first thought the teen had been shot.

The murder scene is a block from where police fatally shot a man after an incident in which two others were shot on Feb. 12.

By - 2/21/16 - 12:38 am

Boston Police report the arrest of two alleged drug dealers - whom they say stored a loaded gun in a baby seat - in a house that had an armed home invasion in December. Read more.

By - 2/20/16 - 9:25 pm

Boston Police report a get-together of five teens Friday night ended with both a gun and a knife being drawn. Read more.

By - 2/18/16 - 11:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old they say used one of his three guns to shoot at four guys outside 30 Bailey St. around 12:10 this morning. Read more.