Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.
Federal officials report arresting a Dorchester man for a December attack on a postal worker on Bailey Street - and say a second suspect - whom they say actually beat and shot the worker - remains at large.
Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, was arrested this morning on federal charges of conspiracy to rob, attempted robbery and kidnapping of a federal employee.
Keyon Taylor,... Read more
Modee spotted this space saver on Mill Street in Dorchester.
A man taking a smoking break from bowling at Boston Bowl in Dorchester thought the odds at the shell game outside were pretty good: Put down $40 and if he guessed right, he'd win $100.
But, the man told the Boston Licensing Board this morning, after he handed the money to the guy running the shell game on the evening of Sept. 24 - which... Read more
Boston Police report a delivery man from the Fields Corner Domino's was stuck up around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on East Cottage Street:
He was approached by a suspect described as a black male, 6â€™, 190-200lbs, wearing a black hoody pulled over his head, partially covering his eyes. The victim reported the suspect held a knife to his chest area and robbed him of... Read more
Police say Chinapoo and Cedric Slayden, 18, tried busting into an apartment at 85 Esmond St., last Wednesday, only to be discover the resident had his own gun - which he used to shoot Chinapoo and force Slayden... Read more
State Police and BFD raced up and down 93 to the Dorchester Yacht Club around 10:10 a.m. when a dump truck swerved off I-93 northbound, careened down an embankment and wound up in the water by the yacht club.
They got the driver out; are now figuring out how to get the truck out. Booms were brought in to contain fuel leaking from the... Read more
Scott Van Voorhis says all signs point to the imminent yuppification of Dorchester, even though, as he notes a couple of times, it's really a series of "mini neighborhoods," including, at least according to him, Andrew Square. Whatever, young professionals are now getting priced out of Southie, and, God, don't even think about Jamaica Plain, so watch out, Dorchester (next thing you know, somebody's... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a man who tried to rob a bank well after it was closed.
Police say Henry Soto, 33, of Dorchester, used a brick to smash open a door at the Citizen Bank branch at 572 Columbia Rd. around 12:10 a.m. today. That set off an alarm, which brought officers racing to the scene:
On arrival, officers observed an inner... Read more
A Dorchester District Court judge set bail of $50,000 today for Cedrick Slayden, 18, arrested yesterday after an alleged failed home invasion that left another man dead.
But Judge James Coffey revoked Slayden's bail on an outstanding charge of larcenty for allegedly stealing a man's iPhone in the North End last May, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The ruling means that even if... Read more
This morning at 1096 Blue Hill Ave.
Suspects are described as four very thin Hispanic males, two of whom ran down Blue Hill Avenue toward Morton Street. The other two were in a red vehicle that police stopped on Blue Hill Avenue and who are now being questioned.
The Globe reports the French consul in Boston visited the Codman Academy Charter Public School to tell students his gouvernment will only stop warning its citoyens to avoid Dorchester when it becomes safe.
But le dude said it could be done: He noted France no longer warns people to avoid the Combat Zone.
He may have been fired at eight times.
Police are looking for a man in a gray hoodie and sweatpants, who ran to Donald Road and got into a silver Impala - which then sped away.
Blue Hill Avenue was shut in the area of Harvard for the... Read more
THURSDAY UPDATE: The Licensing Board granted the request for a beer and wine license.
The Boston Licensing Board could vote Thursday whether to let a shuttered Vietnamese market on Dorchester Avenue be turned into an upscale shop selling everything a young professional could need for a dinner party - from wine and gourmet cheeses to self-service olive oil and home-made peanut butter.
At a hearing... Read more
When Det. William Gallagher of the BPD's licensed premises unit finds very young looking people drinking in a bar and they hand over licenses that seem to show they're over 21, he likes to ask them questions on the information on the cards. Such as what their Zip code is.
The trick came in handy on Nov. 8 at the Banshee on Dorchester Avenue in... Read more
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative has picked five finalists for its proposed Uphams Corner ArtPlace - which will tie into the expanded and renovated Fairmount Line. See the proposals and the artists.
Ed. note: I helped build the Web pages that introduce the finalists - which is how I learned about the project.... Read more
Around 8:30 p.m. at the rear entrance to the station. The two suspects are described as black, about 18, one wearing an Army jacket and sweatpants, the other wearing a red and black hoodie.
A manhole on Dorchester Avenue near Bay Street went FOOM into the night. Residents for blocks around had their lights flicker and their electronic devices show their resentment. One resident a couple blocks away reported hearing a loud thud; she thought at first her downstairs neighbor had slammed the door.
Meanwhile, lights went out from Uphams Corner down to the area of Blue Hill Avenue... Read more