By - 7/31/14 - 10:17 pm

Police are at Harvard and Lorne streets in Mattapan, where residents reported gunfire around 10:05 p.m. Arriving officers found shell casings, fresh blood and a cell phone and an empty parking space, but no victim - although the person may have hopped into a green car seen leaving the area. About 15 minutes after the gunfire, a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 7:34 pm

A resident captured the scene at 6 Gleason after the shooting.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in a drive-by outside 6 Gleason St. in Dorchester.

Police are looking for a silver 2014 Malibu seen speeding from the scene.

Not long after, another man with a gunshot wound to the chest was dropped off at the Boston Medical Center emergency room by somebody who sped off. The victim apparently developed amnesia and was... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 7:09 pm

Around 7 p.m. at 157 Washington St.

The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

A separate ambulance was called to take two young children, who were in the apartment at the time, to the hospital for observation.... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 2:25 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the gun went off while an officer was trying to subdue a guy who had pushed an officer.

Happened sometime after 1 a.m. on Sedalia Road in Dorchester. Nobody was hit, but one person was arrested. No further details available yet.... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 8:50 am

An argument after a work party turned into a fight that left Daniel Taylor shot dead early on Feb. 22, prosecutors said today in charging Marquis Smith with murder.

Smith, 23, of Hyde Park, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in South Boston District Court.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, the two men attended a work-related party downtown that... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 10:59 am

Around 1:40 a.m. at Pleasant and Stoughton streets, according to Boston EMS Incidents, which reports the man was standing and conscious when paramedics and EMTs arrived.... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 10:33 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. a number of shots were fired on Topliff Street near Speedwell. Police recovered several spent shells.

By - 7/27/14 - 9:48 pm

Ed Forry, co-founder and longtime publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked around 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester Park, his son, current publisher and editor Bill Forry, reports:

My father was assaulted in Dorchester Park this afternoon; he's OK, but was mugged and choked unconscious @ 5:30 near Carney entrance.

We should all be vigilant in/around the park; that said, the best way to

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By - 7/27/14 - 7:01 pm

Edrie reports that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., her green, 1963 Vespa got lifted from where it was locked outside her house near the Ashmont T stop. Not only was it chained to a post, it had had its spark plugs taken out, so whoever took it couldn't just drive it away.

I made the police report right after I found it

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By - 7/23/14 - 11:00 am

The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and attorney Carolyn Conway said the new restaurant, to be called the Dorchester, will serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner at 367... Read more

By - 7/21/14 - 1:03 pm

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. at 57 Armandine St., although he may have been stabbed, in the chest and stomach, outside a convenience store across from Dorchester District Court on Washington Street.... Read more

By - 7/20/14 - 7:51 am

Around 12:40 a.m., a man walked into the Boston Medical Center stabbed to the face and arm. Stanley Staco reports police eventually established he was stabbed at 19 Cunningham St. in Dorchester.

By - 7/20/14 - 7:46 am

Around 3:45 a.m. on Bloomfield Street, according to Boston EMS Incidents.

By - 7/19/14 - 10:38 am

Police are looking for a man who apparently decided 10:20 on a Saturday morning was a good time to fire several rounds from his handgun up Stanton Street from Norfolk Street. He then ran down Stanton.

He's described as black, about 6' and heavyset, with facial hair, wearing a blue and red jacket and a baseball cap and carrying a black backpack.... Read more

By - 7/17/14 - 11:14 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Ernest Watkins IV, charged with first-degree murder for a fatal Fields Corner stabbing in 2012, can be tried as an adult.

Watkins had sought to be tried in juvenile court, which cannot impose a life sentence. A Superior Court judge denied his motion. The Supreme Judicial Court said the case raised no double-jeopardy questions and that Watkins... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 10:04 am

A doesn't-want-to-inhale resident complains about the smell of Downer Avenue:

Neighborhood reeks of marijuana. All the time. ALL. THE. TIME. It's gross.

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By - 7/13/14 - 7:46 pm

Around 7:40 p.m. outside 80 Greenwood St.

Suspect: Black, 28, no shirt, white shorts, red do-rag, may have fled in white Sonata.

By - 7/13/14 - 8:31 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot several times outside 76 Lawrence Ave. around 5:25 a.m.

By - 7/12/14 - 10:11 am

Kevin Wiles and Boston EMS Incidents report a woman was hit by a white pickup around 5 a.m. at River and Washington streets.

Wiles reports she was pronounced dead at Carney Hospital. Boston Police report she was 32.... Read more