Dorchester

By - 5/31/17 - 9:05 am

Gintautas Dumcius is livetweeting the trial of Michael McCarthy, the man charged with murdering Bella Bond, 2 1/2, in 2015. Her mother pleaded guilty in February to her role in hiding her daughter's death and is expected to testify against McCarthy.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/30/17 - 10:44 pm

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Boston EMS Incidents reported:

A21 en route to Dewey St for a minor injury. Reported as a male bit by an iguana.

By - 5/27/17 - 10:56 am
Flooded playground at Tenean Beach in Dorchester

At least when we get a king tide, like we did overnight. Maria Lyons visited Tenean Beach this morning.

Boston Harbor Now visited at the peak of the tide, around 1:50 this morning.

By - 5/26/17 - 11:29 pm

City Point Capital today formally proposed replacing the current MarineMax Russo complex in Port Nortfolk with 150 residential units, a 25-room hotel and a boathouse. Read more.

By - 5/26/17 - 10:52 am

CommonWealth reports the Massachusetts Teachers Association rejected a motion to congratulate Sydney Chaffee on being named National Teacher of the Year. She's a teacher at the Codman Academy in Dorchester, which is, gasp, a charter school.

By - 5/25/17 - 5:28 pm

Hubway will add more than 70 bike-rental stations over the next two years to the 127 it already operates in Boston, under a new contract with the city of Boston, Mayor Walsh's office said today. Read more.

By - 5/24/17 - 7:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Omar Bonner, Omar Denton, Andrew Robertson and Javaine Watson of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Romeo McCubbin, 25, on Havelock Street on Dec. 13, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports: Read more.

By - 5/22/17 - 11:37 am

Gerald Chan, who bought up large chunks of Harvard Square, has plunked down $17 million to buy the 4.7-acre Spire Printing Co. property on Bay Street, next to the Savin Hill T stop, BLDUP.com reports. In 2015, he bought a two-acre parcel nearby on Dewar Street.

Both are within a short walk of the impending DotBlock development on Dorchester Avenue - which he also now owns a piece of.

By - 5/21/17 - 8:54 pm

Around 8:45 p.m. on the Jones Avenue bridge between Norfolk Street and Ballou Avenue.

By - 5/21/17 - 5:26 pm
Curl Up and Dye

You know, these ads. Curl Up n' Dye is conveniently located in Dorchester Lower Mills.

By - 5/21/17 - 9:32 am

Officer Mike Keaney at District C-11 recounts what happened when he was standing in line at the supermarket after the Pulse nightclub mass murder and the guy in front of him said it didn't matter because the victims were "just" gay.

"Just gay!" I yelled, surprising everyone in the store, including myself. "Just gay! Those poor souls are just someone’s sons, daughters, or loved ones."

Being the parent of a gay son, I couldn’t fathom the dismissive tone of that knuckle-dragging caveman’s comment or the fact that he felt so comfortable saying it in a crowd. Publicly shamed as he was, he didn’t utter another word while I was in the store.

By - 5/20/17 - 8:28 pm

Around 8:15 p.m. on Fuller Street near Morton.

By - 5/18/17 - 5:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he shot at two people sitting in a car on Downer Avenue on Sunday, hitting one of them. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 11:18 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that for the second time, a buyer has walked away from the Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard that will soon be empty of people as the outlet moves its publishing operations to Taunton and its editorial and sales departments to State Street.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:26 am

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst has compiled some oral histories of vertical shtetls, Blue Hill Avenue and, of course, Leonard Nimoy's West End.

By - 5/14/17 - 1:27 pm

UPDATE: One person in the car, a pregnant woman, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

On Downer Avenue, near the park, around 1:20 p.m. The victims sped off, were found several blocks away on Columbia Road with fresh bullet holes in their car.

By - 5/14/17 - 9:46 am
Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Tim Smith joined the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace from Fields Corner to City Hall this morning.

By - 5/13/17 - 11:02 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Mark Edwards, 22, of Dorchester.

Around 10:55 p.m. outside 15 Nottingham St. Boston Police report he was declared dead at the scene.

A car was also hit by gunfire.

By - 5/13/17 - 10:34 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., possibly by a guy in one car shooting at another car, between Maxwell and Selden streets.

By - 5/11/17 - 9:07 am
Crash on I-93 in Dorchester

Adam Salsman had a long time to observe the aftermath of the crash on I-93 south just past the Neponset Circle exit, which cut traffic down to one lane around 8:30 a.m. At one point, the state was predicting 43 minutes to go three miles.