Firefighters are at Quincy and Mascoma, hoping gas-company workers show up soon to help fix the hole in a six-inch gas main there.
UPDATE: Firefighters began clearing the scene around noon, but Quincy will remain shut for a few more hours so that National Grid workers can fix the main.
Transit Police report arresting men from Boston and Providence early this morning on charges they sprayed graffiti at six locations along the Red Line in Dorchester.
Police say officers nabbed Joseph Domoracki, 23, of Boston and Max McGuigan, 23, of Providence around 2:40 a.m. on the tracks, near where they cross under Dorchester Avenue a couple blocks south of Andrew Square. Both, police say,... Read more
Around 9:40 p.m. Boston Police report the victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police are looking for two black men, both in hoodies, one in light jeans, one in dark jeans, who shot the victim, then ran across Blue Hill Avenue and towards H Block.
Boston Police report arresting a man they say set his ex-girlfriend's house on fire early this morning - and then stuck around to watch the flames.
Troy Poindexter, 35, of Mattapan, faces arraignment in Dorchester District Court on Monday on charges of arson and breaking and entering.
According to police, the woman, who has a daughter by Poindexter, came home around 1:40 a.m. to... Read more
Around 11:15 p.m. at 2260 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills. The woman made it down to the lobby from the seventh floor, where police found the man, with a possible stab wound to the chest.
When a man walked into Yum Yum Restaurant, 1493 Dorchester Ave., and demanded money at gunpoint, employees ran into the back. Rather than follow, he walked out of the restaurant, and now police are looking for him: A black male in a black hoodie, about 5'7" and last spotted heading towards the Red Line station.
Police say Rasyelis Reyes, 19, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon after sending the other woman to the hospital in serious condition.
The victim had been stabbed by her boyfriend's new girlfriend.
Dorchester District Court Judge Catherine Byrne... Read more
Bobby Constantino says goodbye to Idene Wilkerson, better known as Ma Siss, the de facto matriarch of Quincy Street in Dorchester, who took him in when he arrived in town in 2006 as a newly minted lawyer - with no money and no place to stay:
There were cold, dark winter nights when I would come home from a day of running around, exhausted,... Read more
Police are looking for a tan or gold Scion in connection with a stabbing around 9:30 a.m. on Stratton Street near Blue Hill Avenue. Police found one victim on the street. The second victim disappeared, but may have jumped into the Scion with the stabber.
Not long after, shots were fired at a bus stop a couple blocks away at Blue Hill Avenue and Callendar... Read more
Brian D'Amico reports mechanical problems meant the HOV zipper lane on the Expressway was still set for northbound traffic this afternoon when it should have been set for the southbound rush out of the city.
I knew him as Johnny, he lived four triple deckers down and attended the Murphy School with me. Johnny Willis was a barrel chested kid and very big for his age. He was a gifted... Read more
Boston Police report they and State Police are investigating how a man came to be lying on the ground with a major injury to the back of his head early Sunday.
Police say the man was unconscious when found around 4:15 a.m. outside the China Sky/Windy City building at 516 Gallivan Blvd.
Although he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, he... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Kenneth Nelson, 28, of Dorchester on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on a T bus Saturday afternoon.
Police say Nelson attacked a woman on the bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street around 2:50 p.m. An arriving T cop noticed a man matching his description not long after about a block away by... Read more