Dorchester

By - 7/6/17 - 3:38 pm

A deceased train at Ashmont means "moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.

By - 7/6/17 - 11:14 am

Around 11 a.m. at Columbia Road and Bird Street.

Photo of the scene.

By - 7/6/17 - 11:11 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Nathaniel Dix.

Stephen White, 61, is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court today on charges he fatally stabbed an acquaintance in the area of Columbia Road and Intervale Street, the Suffolk County Districct Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/6/17 - 10:57 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that officers pursuing a man they found in a car full of apparent marijuana smoke were wrong to follow him into his own house, where they frisked him and found a gun in his pocket, because he displayed no signs before he fled that would lead them to think he had a gun or of being an immediate threat to anybody inside his home. Read more.

By - 7/6/17 - 9:45 am

Boston Police report the arrests of suspects in the murders of Ailton Goncalves in Dorchester on Aug. 20, 2016 and Kevin Reyes in Chinatown on May 27 of this year. Read more.

By - 7/6/17 - 12:37 am

Around 12:25 a.m. on Cushing Avenue, near Salcombe Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 7/3/17 - 12:13 pm
Pumpkin-spice ale now on sale

Nam Le spotted this pumpkin-spice ale for sale at the Ashmont Market in Dorchester yesterday.

By - 7/3/17 - 10:00 am

No injuries reported in the fire at 114 Hamilton St. WBZ reports the fire erupted around 4:30 a.m.

By - 6/30/17 - 9:42 am

Authorities today announced the indictment of Julian Troche, 24, for the murder of Dantley Leonard in Franklin Field on Nov. 12, 2016 - five days before he was arrested for the murder of Andrew Flonory earlier that year. Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 11:40 pm

Codman Square Neighborhood Council's Social Saturdays and Codman Square Health Center's Substance User Health team are holding what their first community barbecue on Saturday, July 1st between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Codman Square Park. Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 6:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting Devin Boone, 32, of Dorchester, on charges he shot a man who refused to hand over his money during a robbery on Evans Street in May. Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 10:57 am
Foam on Dorchester Avenue from Treadmark fire

Foam coated Dot. Ave - and helped dampen stubborn fire. Photo by BFD.

BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn said this morning that a key part of the investigation into the multi-alarm fire that heavily damaged a residential building nearing completion is whether the sprinkler system failed or wasn't turned on. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 6:57 pm
Fire on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont

UPDATE: The fire continued to burn overnight and into Thursday.

John Costello forwards this photo by Della C. of the Treadmark fire at 6:40 p.m. Firefighters responded to the nearly complete residential building at 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 3:40 pm
Treadmark building on fire

Fire from the roof. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. Heavy fire still burning on top floor and roof in the mainly wooden building.

A fire reported around 2:30 p.m. in the Treadmark condo and apartment building that had been nearing completion at 1971-1977 Dorchester Ave., went to six alarms, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 10:08 am

UPDATE: The victim, Christopher Austin, 20, died.

Around 10 a.m. on Ashmont Street between Waldorf and Ocean streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 6/28/17 - 9:05 am

Boston Police report arresting two teenagers they say helped hold up somebody at gunpoint shortly before 1:45 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 1:27 pm
Flipped truck in Uphams Corner, Dorchester

21 Sandwich reports he came on this scene in front of the Payless shortly after 1 p.m. The driver appeared to have escaped with just minor injuries, he says.

By - 6/26/17 - 3:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting one of the three men they say used a sledgehammer and crow bar to smash their way into Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills early Sunday.

Police say that after breaking in around 5:30 a.m., the three, all clad in hoodies, dragged "a large safe" out. The burglary was captured on video and police dispatchers sent out a BOLO. Read more.

By - 6/26/17 - 8:44 am

Home-security system worked, NBC Boston reports. A Fall River man was also charged.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:20 pm
Scene outside Home Depot in South Bay Mall

Home Depot crime scene. Photo by Jamaica Plain News.

Police are at the Home Depot in the South Bay Mall, investigating a sexual assault on a worker around 8:10 p.m., allegedly by a young teenager, who was himself taken to the hospital for cuts suffered when bystanders tackled him.