Boston firefighters called to douse a blaze at 1129 Dorchester Ave. this afternoon made an unusual rescue: Two iguanas. Read more.
Boston Police report a man officers tried to stop for a broken brake light on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. instead sped away - and then crashed into several cars at Columbia and Glendale Street, where he got out of his still moving car and ran away, only to be pursued and captured. Read more.
KMV reports police found two people shot early this morning on Washington Street, one at Kenwood Street, the other in front of the courthouse.
Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed his plans to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Read more.
A Boston cop who allegedly plowed his pickup into a car on Columbia Road while drunk and off duty on New Year's Day was arraigned today on a charge of OUI causing serious bodily injury - a felony - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.
Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:
The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.