By - 5/7/14 - 10:09 pm

Stanley Staco reports that shortly after 9:15 p.m., the occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire outside 36 Monadnock St. Fortunately for all concerned, they had terrible aim and no people were hit.

By - 5/7/14 - 10:03 pm

Firefighters are investigating a manhole at Dorchester Avenue and Fuller Street as the possible source of a blackout around Ashmont station and down Gallivan Boulevard. The favor of NStar's presence has been requested.

By - 5/7/14 - 4:27 pm

The Dorchester Reporter posts excerpts of a police report on yesterday's shooting at Arcadia and Montello streets - which says the victim started screaming at a crowd he was no snitch and took off his bloody shirt and threw it at a cop.

However, a woman who says she saw the whole thing paints a different picture.... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 4:00 pm

Windshield of the BTD vehicle today at BTD tow lot. Photo by Jiaan Hyland.

WHDH reports two parking-enforcement officers writing street-cleaning tickets found themselves under attack when somebody shot at their van - leaving one with an eye injury from broken glass.

City records show the incident happened around 12:45 a.m. on Washington Street between Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue.... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 5:15 pm

A West Roxbury man pleaded guilty to a variety of gun charges yesterday for an incident that started while police were investigating reckless ATV and dirt-bike riders on Ridgewood Street in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, police officers, already alerted to resident complaints about reckless dirt bikers on May 28, 2013, spotted an ATV take a right... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 7:47 am

WFXT reports the shootings are linked to the same guns, which are still on the street, along with their shooters.

By - 5/4/14 - 7:33 pm
MBTA maintenance vehicle falls off tracks

Firefighters are on Elm Street in Dorchester, trying to contain any fluids that might be leaking from a T maintenance vehicle that fell off the Red Line around 7 p.m.

A T spokesman reports:

A piece of equipment crews have been using all weekend for track work on the Dorchester branch of the Red Line slid down a hill today. Operator of the equipment had

... Read more
By - 5/3/14 - 10:39 pm
Ambulance on Bellflower Street

After the fall on Bellflower Street

A roving UHub photographer happened upon a chaotic scene outside what had been a rockin' party on Bellflower Street in Dorchester tonight:

There were partygoers jumping from the roof onto a neighboring roof. One missed, took out the other house's porch railing, and landed three stories down into an alley. Taken away in bad shape.

... Read more
By - 5/2/14 - 11:25 pm

Police recovered at least six shell casings on Whitfield Street near West Tremlett shortly after 11 p.m.

By - 5/2/14 - 8:02 am

Around 11:10 p.m. in the area of Tuttle and Sydney streets. By 12:50 a.m., police had Sydney Street taped off, looking for evidence. Possible suspect: A white man in a black hoodie seen running from the area.

J.M. Blythe reports:

Three shots, so loud I thought it was in my drive way! 45 sec later a car flew down the st. at a high

... Read more
By - 5/1/14 - 12:41 pm

A man apparently attempted to end an argument that turned physical by stabbing the other participant, around 12:15 p.m. on Wentworth Street near Norfolk Street. The victim was not hurt badly enough to keep him from chasing after his attacker. Police arrived in time to find both of them.

By - 5/1/14 - 12:33 pm

Boston Police report that officers on bicycle patrol in Dorchester Monday evening were alerted to a fight on Columbia Road, just off Blue Hill Avenue.

As officers proceeded to the scene, they received a description of an individual involved in the altercation. Officers located this individual and observed him with what appeared to be a large firearm concealed under his overcoat. After speaking with

... Read more
By - 4/30/14 - 2:22 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Reginald Holley and Oasis Pritchett of first-degree murder for the Oct. 17, 2012 death of Alfonso Rivas in a Lyndhurst Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The verdict means a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors convinced the jury that Holley, 24, and Pritchett, 23, both of Roxbury, planned to rob... Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 10:48 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Kam Man has closed.

By - 4/28/14 - 5:12 pm

Around 5 p.m. at 500 Geneva Ave.

By - 4/28/14 - 2:27 pm

Although the former state rep still has a couple of steps before he's actually free, including getting fitted for a GPS bracelet, the Herald reports.

Ed. question: The Herald refers to the "co-ed" he attacked. Does anybody besides Herald writers actually say "co-ed" anymore?... Read more

By - 4/28/14 - 7:38 am

Stanley Stacos reports two men wound up stabbed around 2:20 a.m. at 1269 Massachusetts Ave. Both got themselves to the Boston Medical Center emergency room.... Read more

By - 4/25/14 - 9:35 am

Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.

Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more

By - 4/24/14 - 5:08 pm
Beverly Scott and the Little Engine that Could

Photo by MBTA.

MBTA GM Beverly Scott read to kids at the Crispus Attucks Children's Center in Dorchester today. She chose two books: The Little Engine that Could and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!... Read more