The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a six-story, 40-unit condo building at 1258-1272 Massachusetts Ave., next to the new Dorchester Brewing Co. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded around 11:20 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a three decker at 107 Ellington St. that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire, which started on a rear porch, displaced ten residents, the department says, adding fire investigators are looking for the cause.
Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that Verizon's FiOS rollout is making life hell for people living near the Enterprise Street garage where all the FiOS trucks are based.
Abutting full-time residents say the clamor at the facility is disturbing them through the evening into the early morning hours before picking up again a few hours later, often before 6 a.m.
The T reported only "minor" delays when an outbound Ashmont train kicked the bucket around 6:45 a.m.
In his car, around 11:50 p.m. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.
The Bay State Banner reports on Next Step Soul Food Cafe, which will be a rare sit-down restaurant in an area dominated by take-out places.
Paul Nutting photographed an early morning crash on I-93 in Savin Hill.
Around 6 p.m. at Washington and St. Gregory streets. Nobody hit.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned the conviction of a Dorchester man whom a jury found guilty of possession of a loaded firearm without a license after acquitting him of illegal possession of a gun and ammunition for the same 2012 incident in Dorchester. Read more.
Aaron Honsaker had a good view of a car in flames on I-93 southbound near the Savin Hill T stop around 11:15 p.m. He says it looked like the car hit the barrier first.
Boston FD striking the 4th alarm for 27 Harlem Street, 3 story wood frame dwelling.
State Police report that around 12:40 a.m., a Volvo S60 sailed off I-93 near the Morrissey Boulevard exit, landing on a Honda HR-V on Morrissey Boulevard.
The driver of the Volvo, a Chatham man, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda, a 21-year-old woman from Dorchester, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, State Police say.
State Police say investigators are trying to determine how and why the Volvo went airborne.
Transit Police are investigating two separate attacks with liquids this month - one at the Dudley Square T stop, the other aboard a T bus in Codman Square
Vincent Weeks, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury for an incident Wednesday night on Stoughton Street that sent four Boston police officers to the hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday on I-93 south near the Dorchester/Milton line, WBZ reports, adding the trooper's injuries are not life threatening.
Reginald Pyram will be arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.