Dorchester

By - 8/19/14 - 7:41 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today gave Suffolk County prosecutors a choice: They can retry Mario Gonzalez of Dorchester for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2009 or they can accept reducing his current conviction from first to second-degree murder.

A first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. A second-degree conviction also carries a life sentence but with the possibility of parole,... Read more

By - 8/16/14 - 3:10 pm

Around 3 p.m. on Cawfield Street, near Elder.

Police are looking for a dark-skinned man, possibly Cape Verdean,, 6'1", some facial hair, in a gray scally cap, black shirt and 3/4-length gray shorts.

By - 8/15/14 - 11:55 pm

Around 11:45 p.m. on Rosedale Street near Whitfield. Arriving officers did not find a victim; he was dropped off at Carney Hospital about ten minutes later.

Police are looking for a younger man in a white hoodie who fired seven shots towards Washington Street.

By - 8/15/14 - 8:09 pm
Maserati painted like a police cruiser

The Braintree guy who painted a Maserati to look like a police cruiser spent some time tooling around Dorchester today. Jay Kelly spotted him at Adams and Park streets in Fields Corner.

Of course, the effect that got him in a spot of trouble on the South Shore is lessened quite a bit in Boston, where our police cruisers don't use the black-and-white... Read more

By - 8/15/14 - 11:17 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today set out new rules by which criminal defendants whose cases are dismissed or terminated can have their records sealed - with the goal of making it easier to do so if they can prove they're unable to get a job or housing because of those records.

The state's highest court issued the new guidelines in reaction to a Dorchester man's... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 4:51 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave South End Pizza and Grill on Tremont Street permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week and Levi's Restaurant and Lounge the OK to stay open that late on Fridays and Saturdays.

At a hearing on Wednesday, city officials had backed South End Pizza's request, but opposed Levi's application, because of unspecified police concerns and... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 4:41 pm

In an unusual move, the Boston Licensing Board today rejected a couple's request to let them turn an old Chinese restaurant into a new Vietnamese place, because of the husband's criminal past and his failure to fully own up to it at a board hearing this week.

The board rarely turns down applications for simple food-serving licenses, such as the one sought for the proposed... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 12:11 pm

A Roslindale man whose victim turned him in after hearing about Jerry Sandusky and a pastor at a Dorchester ministry were sentenced to several years in prison this week following their convictions in separate trials, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Terrence Anderson, 53, of Roslindale, was sentenced to 3-5 years yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a... Read more

By - 8/13/14 - 11:37 am

A Ditson Street resident forwarded this image from her home's surveillance camera of two men right after they'd held up an elderly man at knifepoint around 5 p.m. yesterday at Ditson Street and Arcadia Park in Fields Corner.

She reports:

Victim was unharmed but lost his phone, wallet, and other valuables. The suspects fled on foot up Ditson St, and then ran through the

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By - 8/13/14 - 11:06 am

South End Pizza and Grill, 768 Tremont St. in the South End, received warm support from city officials for its proposal to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m., seven days a week, at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

The pizzeria says it wants to extend its hours to serve the growing number of students in the area. The Chester Square Neighborhood... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 2:58 pm

Boston Police report that a shooting on Devon Street last night is now a homicide.

Police did not release any information about the identity of the victim.

By - 8/11/14 - 9:44 pm

UPDATE: The victim died. The Globe identifies him as Antoine Marquis Dingle-Knight.

Around 9:30 p.m. at 93 Devon St. The homicide unit was summoned due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

Police are looking for two black men in hoodies who walked out of an alley across the street and opened fire.... Read more

By - 8/11/14 - 5:46 pm
Wanted bank robbery suspect arrested

A suspect in the robbery of a Bedford bank at lunch time was arrested about three hours later after people recognized him from surveillance photos posted online and called police, Bedford Police report.

Police say Joseph Barrett, 45, of Dorchester, walked into the Bank of America branch on the Great Road around 12:15 p.m., told a teller he had a gun and demanded cash. He... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 12:55 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of William Wood for a robbery in which he and a pal fatally slit a woman's throat and shot her boyfriend in the eye.

Barring a federal appeal, the ruling means Wood will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The state's highest court said Wood got a... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 8:17 am

Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Park Street and Geneva Avenue, according to Boston EMS incidents.

By - 8/2/14 - 11:33 am

Around 11:25 a.m., possibly from a moving car. Shell casings found on Ashmont Street.

By - 8/2/14 - 10:52 am

The Globe interviews the woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend in her Dorchester apartment on Thursday in what police say was self defense. Let's just say he was not a nice person. But read the last two paragraphs.

By - 8/1/14 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police report the man found stabbed yesterday evening at 157 Washington St. was pronounced dead at the scene, from a single stab wound.

The woman who stabbed him was the person who called 911:

The adult resident of the apartment was at the scene and has been interviewed by responding officers and homicide detectives. Based on the facts and circumstances as they

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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

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