Dorchester

By - 9/24/16 - 2:43 pm
Jonathan Cardoso

Family and friends have identified the man shot to death on Downer Avenue on Tuesday as Jonathan Cardoso, 21.

Cardoso leaves his mother, an older sister, and a younger sister who is a student at the Mather School in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 11:19 pm

Boston Police report taking a different tack to busting up weekend drag racing in Newmarket Square: Undercover officers who take down license-plate information with which to write out tickets, summonses and RMV requests to immediately revoke driver's licenses. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 9:55 pm

Around 9:50 p.m. at Dudley and Monadnock streets.

By - 9/20/16 - 9:39 pm

Detectives on Downer Avenue. Photo by Necee.

Shot around 8:10 p.m. at 55 Downer Ave., Mass Incident Paging reports. Boston Police report the victim was in his early 20s.

By - 9/17/16 - 8:41 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Phillip Woods, 23.

617 Images reports the three were shot at Nightingale and Wales streets around 2:20 a.m. The dead victim was pronounced at the scene. Boston Police report all three were men in their early 20s.

A bullet went through a wall and into a nearby resident's apartment.

By - 9/16/16 - 5:37 pm
Bicyclist on I-93

And we suspect what was going through the mind of that truck driver on the Expressway southbound by South Bay this afternoon could be abbreviated "WTF?!?"

Jeremy Yan, who photographed the furiously pedaling Hubway rider, couldn't believe it, either (note to curmudgeons: As you'll see in the next photo, Yan was not driving): Read more.

By - 9/16/16 - 1:15 pm

The Santander Bank branch at 585 Columbia Rd., around 1 p.m. by a black man, about 35, wearing black clothes and sunglasses and with facial hair. He fled on foot.

The branch was held up in June.

By - 9/14/16 - 10:08 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. in the entrance to the playground off Bourneside Street. Nobody hit.

By - 9/14/16 - 6:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kassan Germain, 25, of Dorchester, on a variety of gun, assault, drug and and motor-vehicle charges after he allegedly rammed an unmarked police vehicle in his way. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 5:42 pm

Oh, don't worry, it's not that Councilor Frank Baker doesn't love Wahlburgers as much as everybody else - how could he not? - it's just that given how scarce liquor licenses are in this town, he doesn't think it's fair that the Boston Licensing Board give them a license for a South Bay Mall add-on where construction has barely started. Read more.

By - 9/13/16 - 5:04 pm

Won't it be grand when the T finally gets those new Red Line trains that shouldn't break as much? Maybe in our lifetimes?

By - 9/13/16 - 9:41 am
1960s Michigan State Police car in Dorchester

It'd be pretty funny if you got pulled over on Gallivan Boulevard by the guy in this 1967 Michigan State Police cruiser, wouldn't it? Dorchester this morning is still standing in for riot-torn Detroit for some movie.

By - 9/12/16 - 4:11 pm

Blake Stacey wonders what this "persistent water splashy thing" off the UMass Harbor Walk is.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:02 pm

Facing life without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of Maria Sanchez in 2014, a Dorchester woman today pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 to 13 years in state prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 11:16 pm

Around 11:10 p.m. at Bowdoin and Tebroc streets.

By - 9/9/16 - 1:03 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed an order for a new trial for Sean Ellis, one of two men convicted of fatally shooting BPD Det. John Mulligan in 1993. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it will once again try Ellis for first-degree murder - in what will be his fourth trial on the charge.

The court had rejected Ellis's first appeal for a new trial in 2000, but agreed with a Superior Court judge that he should get a new trial because of the discovery of "evidence regarding the victim's participation in crimes of police corruption with several Boston police detectives who investigated his murder, and information provided to the police regarding possible third-party culprits." Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 9:43 pm

The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.

By - 9/7/16 - 8:28 pm

New England Incident reports one person was fatally shot on Ripley Road, off Harvard Street, in Dorchester. Boston EMS Incidents reports he may have been shot in the head, around 7:45 p.m. Boston Police report he was in his 20s.

By - 9/6/16 - 2:42 pm

A Quincy woman faces OUI charges for a crash that sent a state trooper to the hospital early this morning, State Police report. Read more.