By - 11/6/14 - 8:01 am

Jeff Rubin, whose family was one of the last Jewish families to leave the area along Blue Hill Avenue in 1970, reports on a diaspora reunited in a Facebook group:

Jews are famous for their exiles and the Dorchester-Mattapan dispersion is just another example. Thanks to the Facebook page we can experience the lost culture of that neighborhood once again, enjoy the friendships, and

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By - 11/5/14 - 9:07 am

Dan Kennedy reports on the possible deal with Winstanley Enterprises of Concord for the 16.4-acre site - and the move of the Globies to parts unknown in late 2016 or early 2017.

The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.

The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Globe should stay... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 7:43 pm

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

The owner of the D & D convenience store, 1002 Dorchester Ave., was robbed and then shot around 7:30 p.m.

Police are looking for a black man, about 6'1" and slim, wearing a black mask, an orange-brimmed hat, a blue hoodie, a black and white bubble vest and blue jeans. They are looking for a yellow, 2010 Camry, 394 SA2,... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 5:28 pm

Around 5 p.m. in front of the library and the CVS on Dorchester Avenue at Richmond Street. The victim's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in.

Lauren Dezenski at the Dorchester Reporter reports the victim was shot in the head. She adds voting continues at the library - but voters are being directed to an alley entrance behind Ester.... Read more

By - 10/31/14 - 4:58 pm

Michael Ahern of Dorchester was sentenced to 18 months in jail today for killing bicyclist Doan Bui on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012 by ramming him so hard with his pickup Bui's body flew 150 feet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for six to eight years in a state prison, because evidence showed that not only was Ahern going 20... Read more

By - 10/30/14 - 3:20 pm

Off the Dot was on a 41 bus shortly before 3 p.m. today when the driver had to avoid hitting some guy on a motorcycle near Dudley and W. Cottage streets:

Guy spat at driver's window, followed bus and pulled a gun on driver.

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By - 10/29/14 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old and her 15-year-old BFF on charges that responded to a request to leave the Codman Square McDonald's Monday night by beating the manager - and a woman who tried to protect her.

According to police, the two were among a group of girls just hanging out in the McDonald's, 605 Washington St., for an hour without buying anything.... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

Over... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 6:57 pm

It was just another one of those evenings where trains became too weary to go any further, leading to the usual extended-version commutes on both the Red and Orange lines.

Then, around 6:30 p.m., an alleged mini punk of 14 or so kicked out a window on a Red Line train approaching Savin Hill station. The driver stopped the train, junior and several friends decided... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 5:43 pm

A former Dorchester resident was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison today after he admitted he raped a woman walking home from the Savin Hill T stop on Oct. 30, 1992.

Terry Abercrombie, now 52, had avoided detection until 2012, when a DNA database run by the FBI found a match with DNA evidence the Suffolk County District Attorney's office had submitted to the database... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 3:37 pm

A Quincy man was ordered held without bail today on charges he fatally stabbed another man in the neck outside the Chung Wah take-out place at 199 Bowdoin St. Thursday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to prosecutors, Edgardo Clark, 29, got into a confrontation with Gerald Williamson, 31, around 7:30 p.m.

Clark allegedly followed the victim out of the restaurant and

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By - 10/21/14 - 12:58 pm

Boston Police report a tip from "a concerned community member" yesterday evening led them to an abandoned lot at Dewey and Danube streets in Dorchester.

Once there, they eventually found a blue duffel bag under a rock:

The bag contained three firearms: a Lorcin model L25 .25 caliber auto loaded with six live rounds of ammunition, an Intratec 9MM Luger model Tec-9, and

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By - 10/21/14 - 12:00 pm

Dan McCarthy at the Dig reports on an expedition to the top of the Tank along with a couple of the union guys repainting the iconic structure:

On our climb from the base to the 140-foot summit we pass several gruff painters. Some are rappelling from safety harnesses, dangling on ropes at precarious angles over the edge while stroking Kent’s masterwork down to the

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By - 10/20/14 - 10:35 pm

WHDH reports federal and local law-enforcement officers were busy today hauling out evidence from the barn on Robinson Street, behind Ronan Park.

In other news, Dorchester has barns.

By - 10/20/14 - 10:26 pm
Ceclia Marie Johnson

Family members and friends have identified the woman stabbed to death in a fight early Saturday as Maria Cecilia Sanchez, who went by Cecilia Marie Johnson online. A member of her family was also stabbed in the melee at 188 Washington St.

Sanchez, 26, leaves a young daughter, her parents and siblings.

A relative has set up a GoFundMe page to help the... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 5:51 pm

Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 4:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man for a fatal stabbing on Bowdoin Street last Thursday.

Police say officers found Gerald Williamson, 31, suffering from a stab wound around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday at 205 Bowdoin St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

Earlier today, police arrested Edgardo Clark, 29, of Quincy, and charged him with Williamson's murder.

Innocent,... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 7:53 am
Evil grinning skull at JFK/UMass Red Line stop in Dorchester

Marta C. captured the visage that woke her up at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop this morning.

By - 10/17/14 - 4:26 pm
Car on stairs in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department (which provided this photo), reports firefighters responded around 4 p.m. for an SUV up the front stairs of 44 Hill Top St.

The driver is being evaluated for injuries. A woman and two children in the car checked out OK, the department says.... Read more