Dorchester

By - 2/23/08 - 9:14 pm

G posts a pair of photos of some exemplary Dot space saving, including one of a space heater used either to melt snow or save a space or both.

By - 2/15/08 - 9:42 pm

No, not a triple decker on that Meeting House Hill street the Herald, the Globe and Tom Menino are suddenly wicked interested in.

By - 2/12/08 - 10:18 am

UPDATE: Monroe pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Rashard Monroe, 17, will be arraigned today in Dorchester District Court on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Kendell Floyd, also 17, yesterday.

Floyd was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

This is Boston's 11th killing of the year, the ninth in Dorchester.

By - 2/10/08 - 1:34 pm

The Herald shows how the subprime crisis has hit home in Dorchester, focused on Hendry Street on Meeting House Hill.

Also see the Dorchester Reporter's Hendry Street report from this past September and its follow-up (from October) on foreclosures and triple deckers.

By - 2/4/08 - 12:26 pm

Donald George Smith, Jr., 35, around 10:40 p.m. yesterday at 377 Park St. Taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Globe reports he was a father of four and that he was not the intended target; he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time - walking to the Red Line after watching the Super Bowl at his girlfriend's apartment.

By - 1/31/08 - 1:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man at 349 Adams St. on a variety of drug- and gun-related charges yesterday. Police say they seized, among other things, 58 grams of crack, numerous bags of pot, three semi-automatic firearms (one with an obliterated serial number), 161 rounds of ammunition, a large-capacity magazine loaded with 30 9-mm rounds and two bullet-proof vests. Many of the items were inside a Brinks safe, police say.

Also, police report yet another arrest resulting from a traffic violation; this time, two guys from Newton, arrested at Forest Hills and Washington streets in JP on a variety of pot and gun-related charges around 9 p.m. yesterday after officers pulled them over because their license plate was "barely visible and dirty."

By - 1/26/08 - 5:04 pm

Fatal stabbing shakes city's gays.

The article comes nine days after Daniel Yakovleff was found dead in a Savin Hill apartment and five days after the Globe got scooped on this Boston story by the Hartford Courant.

By - 1/22/08 - 9:53 am

Buried in an otherwise routine Globe article about Roslindale seeking answers to gun violence (note to any out-of-state family members reading this: No, we are not cowering in our basement just yet), was this fun little nugget:

Several law enforcement officials said police fear the new violence could be the result of gang members recently moving from Dorchester to Roslindale.

By - 1/21/08 - 2:57 pm

YakovleffThe Hartford Courant interviews the family of Daniel Yakovleff, 20, found murdered in a Savin Hill triple decker last week. Among their questions: Was he murdered because he was gay and will Boston Police not take his death seriously because of that?

Yakovleff moved to Boston not long after graduating high school in Ashford, Conn., two years ago. He was a cosmetologist at Liquid Hair Studios on Tremont Street in the South End.

His death notice.

Photo from Yakovleff's Facebook page.

By - 1/18/08 - 11:32 pm

Tyrone Credle, 23, died in a hail of gunfire around 7:35 p.m. on Harvard Street. The Herald reports he was eating curry shrimp and rice in a Jamaican restaurant at the time and was "a major player in Boston street violence."

He's the seventh murder victim in Dorchester this month.

By - 1/17/08 - 5:40 pm

Roderick Carter, 24, of Dorchester, found dead at 20 Stratton St. around 3:05 this morning.

Carter is the fourth Boston murder victim in less than two days, and the seventh this month. Six of the seven murders have been in Dorchester; the seventh, in Roslindale, involved a man leaving a funeral for the victim of one of the Dorchester murders.

By - 1/17/08 - 12:27 pm

Man in his 30s, single stab wound, on the top floor of a Tuttle Street triple decker around 6 a.m. Daniel Yakovleff.

Up there:

Family of Dorchester stabbing victim seeks answers.

By - 1/16/08 - 8:03 pm

Boston Police report a man in his late 20s was shot around 1:15 this afternoon outside 82 Topliff St., Dorchester. He was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition.

By - 1/16/08 - 9:44 am

Carlos Sierra, 16, found with multiple gunshot wounds at 16 Strathcona Rd., Dorchester, at 10:41 p.m. yesterday:

Homicide investigators are interested in speaking to the occupants of a gray or dark green Honda with tinted windows that is believed to have been in the area at the time of the shooting.

By - 1/12/08 - 9:40 pm

1443 Dorchester Ave., around 4:10 p.m.; man, 20, rushed to Boston Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.

By - 1/11/08 - 1:06 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Nile J. Reavis, 42, of first-degree murder in the Nov. 2, 2006 death of his wife Sandra.

Suffolk County prosecutors charged Reavis used "the biggest kitchen knife he could find" to stab his wife, Sandra, six times while she slept early on Nov. 2 of that year. When she woke up and tried to fight back, Reavis started beating her. As she lay dying, he told her: "You're not going to cheat on me anymore."

Reavis will be sentenced on Monday; he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

By - 1/8/08 - 9:58 am

Boston Police report an 18-year-old was gunned down late last night at Canton House, 1728 Dorchester Ave.

Darrion "Pritz" Carrington was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 11:40 p.m.; rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He is the city's second homicide victim this year; the first was gunned down about a mile and a half away.

On June 30, 2006, Carrington and four other teens were arrested on Norfolk Street on drug and illegal-weapons charges; Carrington was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and marijuana. The Herald reports that Carrington pleaded guilty to the firearms charge in November of that year and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.

By - 1/6/08 - 11:05 pm

Joseph N. Clarke, 23, of Dorchester, found shot in the head at the intersection of Norton and Bowdoin streets shortly before 2 this morning.

By - 1/1/08 - 5:39 pm

And Jpic1 is there this morning to take photos.

By - 12/30/07 - 5:43 pm

Larry Davidson of Dorchester reads about the use of the city's ShotSpotter system to direct police to a shooting and explains the application of the quadratic equation, which I bet you never thought you'd have to hear of again after that algebra class in high school.