By - 1/15/16 - 9:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ovidio Pereira, 22, on charges he raped a woman at knifepoint on Annabel Street at Columbia Road. Read more.

By - 1/14/16 - 9:04 pm

Melissa Benedict, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury or death for an incident around 8 a.m. yesterday on Washington Street near Harvard Street that left a man lying in the street, dead, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:53 am

WBZ reports on a crash this morning on Washington Street near Harvard Avenue. The driver was arrested.

By - 1/12/16 - 5:55 pm
Save the Mattapan Trolley

When Stuart Spina read yesterday the T might look at replacing Mattapan trolleys with electric buses, he quickly created a Facebook group to Save the Mattapan Line, where people are discussing how to do that - and posting photos and stories about their favorite trolley line.

By - 1/11/16 - 4:02 pm

Peter Howe at NECN reports the T is getting tired of the expense of maintaining heirloom trolleys from the 1940s when it has billions of dollars worth of unmet needs and so replacing the trolleys with electric buses is "on the table."

By - 1/11/16 - 11:01 am

A Dorchester Municipal Court judge set bail today for career criminal Grant Headley at $1.5 million - $1 million for attempted murder and gun charges for allegedly shooting Officer Kurt Stokinger Friday morning and $500,000 for distribution of cocaine for a Jan. 5 arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office provided this account: Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 10:07 pm

Boston Police report that Kurt Stokinger, a nine-year veteran of the force, remains in stable condition at Boston Medical Center with a leg injury after being shot in Dorchester yesterday morning.

Grant Headley, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges he shot Stokinger after Stokinger and other officers pulled him over on Mt. Bowdoin Terrace.

By - 1/9/16 - 11:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week granted an alcohol license to the upcoming Homestead Bakery and Cafe in the Linane Building at 1448 Dorchester Ave.

Homestead will run as a bakery in the morning and early afternoon, then turn into a restaurant space featuring "pop-up" menus by chefs specializing in different ethnic cuisines and a series of poetry readings, art exhibits and stand-up comedy.

By - 1/8/16 - 9:48 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. inside 12 York St.

By - 1/8/16 - 8:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Fall River woman they say officers found with two guns after they responded to a report of gunfire in Dorchester Wednesday night. Read more.

By - 1/8/16 - 10:48 am

A suspected drug dealer ordered to pull over in his car got out with a gun and began firing around 10:25 a.m., hitting a plainclothes officer in the leg outside 33 Mt. Bowdoin Terrace, Police Commissioner William Evans said. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 5:42 pm
Wanted Dorchester suspect

Look familiar? Let BPD know.

A Savin Hill man reports his dog pinned a housebreak suspect on the hood of a downstairs neighbor's car this morning - although he didn't know the kid had ransacked the neighbor's place until after he managed to run away and the police arrived and searched the place, with guns drawn.

In e-mail, Jason Vitale reports what happend after he and his dog, Roxie - a 35-lb. huskie/German shepherd mix - started out for a walk from their Aukland Street three decker around 7:50 a.m. Almost immediately, he writes, Roxie sensed something wrong: Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 11:28 am

Police are looking for whoever fired shots - at least four - at Washington and Kenwood streets around 11:10 a.m. A motorist driving down Kenwood at the time discovered a fresh bullet hole in the vehicle. The Red Line was briefly shut at Shawmut to let police search for a possible suspect who might have made his way there.

By - 1/7/16 - 8:40 am

And it is, of course, an inbound train.

By - 1/6/16 - 1:48 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a full liquor license to Homestead Bakery and Cafe, 1448 Dorchester Ave.

Proposed manager Shiyu Wu told the board today he and his partners would run the long vacant space as a bakery between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Then, in the evenings, they would offer a series of "pop up" menus by a rotating series of chefs in different cuisines. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 11:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the new owners of a bar in Dorchester Lower Mills transfer their liquor license to the bar they want to open in the South End's new Ink Block complex.

But fans of the former Lower Mills Pub shouldn't fret: Read more.

By - 1/5/16 - 9:47 am

It's buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of track ish at Savin Hill.

By - 1/4/16 - 9:24 am

Update: Smashed glass due to car crashing into the place over the weekend.

A city health inspector ordered the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 465 Washington St. shut on Saturday due to glass, dust and other debris from a Saturday car crash. Read more.

By - 1/3/16 - 8:09 pm

Rosario Grocery, 760 Washington St., was held up around 7:40 p.m. by two people who showed a gun.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic man, about 5'7" and wearing a red hoodie and a black baseball cap and a Hispanic woman, about 5'4", slim, wearing a gray jacket. They fled through Roberts Playground.

By - 1/3/16 - 10:42 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

MadTy watched the sun come up this morning over Marina Bay from Morrissey Boulevard.

He wasn't the only one up early. Sharon McAuliffe watched the sun come up over the Longwood Medical Area and Mission Hill: Read more.