Dorchester

By - 1/1/15 - 11:54 pm

WBZ reports somebody sitting in a car on Olney Street was shot around 1:30 p.m. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. The Herald reports the shooting was likely "gang related" and that the victim should survive.

Scott Eisen photographed the scene.... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 11:50 am

Around 11:40 a.m. on Monday on Ainsley Street. She was taken away in stable condition. A suspect was arrested not long after several blocks up Adams Street.... Read more

By - 12/29/14 - 9:43 pm

Police are looking for the two teens witnesses said fired guns as they ran down Harrow Street in Uphams Corner shortly after 9 p.m., and the white car they shot at as it turned onto Humphreys Street

By - 12/28/14 - 11:38 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Milton Avenue and Fairmount Street.

By - 12/28/14 - 9:09 pm

Paul Levy relays some stories from Charlie Sandler, born in Four Corners in 1932:

At age 11, he obtained a job selling refreshments during the dance nights at the Greenwood Youth Center. During a break in the active dancing, the girls would come over to the refreshment stand and order Cokes. Before they had finished them, the music would start up again and they

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By - 12/28/14 - 5:33 pm

Shortly after 5 p.m., Brian D'Amico reported:

Boston Fire just put out a fire in a rolling machine in the press room at the Boston Globe, under control.

H/t Ian Lamont for the headline.

By - 12/27/14 - 7:40 am

WBZ reports on John MacPherson's possibly stolen Shetland Sheepdog, Daisy.

By - 12/26/14 - 8:34 pm

Boston Police report a man told to leave the Codman Square McDonald's Christmas morning because he was rolling a blunt on a table came back awhile later and began loudly cursing out customers and employees.

In addition to the stream of profanities, the suspect dropped his pants in the middle of the store and began exposing himself to all inside.

Peter Fanfan, 28,... Read more

By - 12/25/14 - 8:34 pm

At least three people were shot around 8:25 p.m. in the area of Bowdoin and Norton streets.

Boston EMS Incidents reports one victim was shot several times in the chest, another in the stomach and legs and the third in the arm. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the first victim's injuries.... Read more

By - 12/23/14 - 6:12 pm

City health officials and police are trying to figure out what's causing a sharp increase in drug overdoses in Boston this year.

The Boston Public Health Commission said today the city had 32 suspected overdoses this past weekend - concentrated downtown and in East Boston and Dorchester. The same period last year saw just 8 overdoses.

In a statement, the commission said samples from street... Read more

By - 12/23/14 - 8:17 am

MassLive.com reports on Nicole Bollerman, a teacher at UP Academy.

By - 12/22/14 - 6:05 pm
Yes, Virginia sign on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

Yesterday, Deirdre showed us the electronic signboard on the southbound side of Morrissey Boulevard. As you can see above, the signage on the northbound side of the road is a bit different, even if part of the same general theme.

So beware of Morrissey Boulevard between now and the 26th.

By - 12/22/14 - 3:48 pm
Storm seen from across Dorchester Bay

The view across Dorchester Bay towards Squantum around 2:20 p.m.

By - 12/22/14 - 12:50 pm

Every year, Hoa Nguyen ups the ante a bit on the decorations at his Adams Street home. Nick Cosky sent a drone up to show the full impact of their lights.

The Dorchester Reporter interviewed Nguyen.

Via Boston Reddit.... Read more

By - 12/21/14 - 11:28 pm

UPDATE: The Herald reports the suspect pointed a gun at the officer, but did not fire.

Police are looking for a man they say pointed a gun at an officer around 11 p.m. outside the Lee K-8 School on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester. The officer fired at the man, then chased him to a fence at the cemetery behind the school, which the man... Read more

By - 12/21/14 - 6:43 pm
Morrissey Boulevard flood warning sign

Morrissey sign programmers should find something good in their stockings.

By - 12/21/14 - 4:02 pm

A Fields Corner resident forwards this video from her surveillance camera this morning: It shows a guy peering inside cars on Ditson Street (0:15), trying the door of a car that has something that piqued his interest, all casual like (0:30) and then, when it turns out the car is locked, he goes and finds a rock (1:10), which he uses to smash in the... Read more

By - 12/20/14 - 11:01 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Nelson Street, off Norfolk. Possibly as many as eight shots fired.

By - 12/19/14 - 1:41 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today conviced Keron Pierre on three counts of first-degree murder for gunning down three people outside a Mt. Ida Road house party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdicts mean life without possibility of parole for Pierre, who fled to Trinidad after the murders - and where he fought an unsuccessful battle against extradition to... Read more

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