By - 6/4/15 - 9:00 am
Proposed DotBlock

Architect's rendering: Glover's Corner view.

Architects for developer Demetrios Dasco have released renderings of his proposed DotBlock, which would replace a series of low-slung storefronts and industrial buildings at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street with 384 apartments, 60,000 square feet of retail space, a 450-car garage and a large pedestrian walkway parallel to Dot. Ave.

The renderings are in a filing with the BRA (42M PDF file) for what is so far the largest of a growing number of projects proposed for Dorchester. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 6:19 pm

The scene on Hancock Street. Photo by Necee.

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed outside 150 Hancock St. around 5:30 p.m. - not long after somebody was robbed of an iPhone on the street by crooks smart enough to insist he turn off the phone's tracking software first. The stabbing victim is 17 and lives in Hyde Park.

By - 6/2/15 - 10:32 am

Transit Police report arresting a Wrentham man on charges he responded to requests from other Red Line riders to stop being obnoxious by doubling down and dropping trou. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 10:29 pm

A rollover shortly before 10 p.m. near the Neponset exit southbound brought ambulances racing to the scene and quickly backed traffic up to Chinatown.

State Police reported at 10:11 p.m. that only one lane southbound was open - and that the left lane northbound was shut.

By - 5/29/15 - 9:55 pm
Dirt bikes being hauled away

Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report seizing several scooters and dirt bikes at 52 Stonehurst St. in Dorchester this morning. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 11:35 am

The Dorchester Reporter covered last night's meeting between city and police officials and Bowdoin Street residents.

By - 5/28/15 - 9:26 pm
White Ford Fusion sought for shooting incident

Boston Police have released two surveillance photos of a car they say may be connected to a Bowdoin Street shooting that sent a boy and a man to the hospital Sunday afternoon. Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 1:27 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for "a black male, approximately 14 - 18 years of age, about 5'8" tall, heavy set, wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, white shorts, and white sneakers" for Sunday's gunfire that struck a little kid riding a bicycle on Bowdoin Street and grazed an adult..

The Globe, meanwhile, posts a copy of surveillance video showing Divan Silva being shot.

By - 5/27/15 - 6:12 am

A brush fire reported in Dorchester Park behind Carney Hospital around 3:45 a.m. went to one alarm before it was contained because of the difficulty firefighters had getting to the blaze, the Boston Fire Department says.

By - 5/26/15 - 1:57 pm

Around 1:30 p.m. on Lyndhurst Street between Washington and Allston.

By - 5/24/15 - 10:31 pm

Staffers at TechBoston Academy in Boston say Fritz Philogene, who died when two cars crashed at Talbot and New England avenues and at least one hit him as he rode his bicycle, deserves to be buried in his native Haiti. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 6:32 pm

WBZ reports the 7-year-old was riding his bike on Bowdoin Street near Quincy Street and was up from Brockton to spend the weekend with his grandmother. An adult was grazed in the head by a bullet in the same incident.

By - 5/22/15 - 1:55 pm

A Dorchester man was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison this week for transporting three Maine women across state lines to work as prostitutes in Boston.

Unlike in Maine, where he earned money from the work of two of the women, however, Fritz Blanchard, 28, and his fellow pimp never got a chance to see any revenue from the women they tried to have pick up men in downtown Boston, the FBI reports. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:14 am

State Police report a Dorchester man suffered serious injuries yesterday when a woman from Quincy drove over him as they were both traveling around Neponset Circle around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:44 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the developers behind the proposed Dot Block at Dot. Ave. and Hancock Street are now asking for BRA approval to build 420 apartments, thanks to their acquisition of some more land.

By - 5/21/15 - 6:39 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 5/20/15 - 1:59 pm

Gregory McCoy, 27, of Dorchester, had bail set at $250,000 for his alleged role in the crash at Talbot and New England avenues last night that killed a teenage bicyclist, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 10:27 pm

UPDATE: Driver arrested.

Around 10:10 p.m. at Talbot and New England avenues between two cars and a teen on a bicycle.

WCVB reports the cars, one a white Cadillac, crashed and one or both of the vehicles then hit the teen, killing him. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 6:13 am

Shortly before 2 a.m., Stanley Staco reports.