The Dorchester Reporter has details on what turned into a bloody melee Monday evening.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it's looking for next of kin of three people whose bodies were stuffed into a Weymouth self-storage unit, along with nine other bodies, allegedly by an unlicensed Dorchester funeral director who now faces trial on 278 charges related to improper disposal of bodies and the theft of pre-funeral funds.
According to the DA's office, the three people... Read more
A Dorchester man on bail while awaiting trial for illegal gun possession was arrested at his Claybourne Street residence Saturday for illegal gun possession after a family member turned him in, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Dexter Spinola, 45, had bail set at $9,000 at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court today. Judge Debra DelVecchio declined a request from prosecutors to revoke his... Read more
Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.
Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.
Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more
No actual bombs found, WFXT reports.
Around 8:45 a.m. at 55 Milton Ave.
The suspect is described as black, 5'6" or 5'7", between 40 and 50, with a beard with some gray in it. He was wearing a dark hoodie and a scally cap.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says police are seeking the public's help in their investigations of a double shooting in Charlestown that left one teen dead and a shooting in Dorchester Lower Mills that sent a man to the hospital with head injuries.
At a public meeting in Lower Mills to discuss that neighborhood's shooting, Evans said police still do not know... Read more
UPDATE: Rosa found dead in Rehoboth.
Boston Police have issued a statewide BOLO for Paulo Rosa, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend at their apartment at 45 Bowdoin St.
Her body was discovered around 4 p.m.
The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Pending the results of an autopsy, the cause and manner of death will remain under investigation.
Rosa, 30, may have... Read more
Yes examines the growth of urban farms - and the co-ops and companies being built around them in Roxbury and Dorchester:
From a community land trust that preserves land for growing, to kitchens and retailers who buy and sell locally grown food, to a new waste management co-op that will return compost to the land, a crop of new businesses and nonprofits are building... Read more
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... Read more
The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.
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
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
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