By - 11/5/15 - 10:25 pm

Joan Ruggiero, 78, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and ordered to repay $4.1 million in fees she earned in fraudulent condo deals, the US Attorney's office in Boston announced today. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 12:25 pm
Murphy and Yancey

City councilors Steve Murphy (at large) and Charles Yancey (Dorchester, Mattapan), both of whom lost in yesterday's election, share a moment before this afternoon's city-council meeting.

By - 11/4/15 - 9:49 am

Boston Police report the victim of multiple gunshot wounds in the chest on Shepton Street early Tuesday was Dominic Owens, 21. The Globe reports he leaves a young son.

By - 11/4/15 - 7:47 am

Yancey vows to keep working for a high school in Mattapan, WGBH reports. WGBH reports on Campbell's path to victory. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 8:43 pm
Essaibi-George and Campbell

Winners: Essaibi-George and Campbell.


The Dorchester Reporter calls District 4 for Andrea Campbell in a decisive win over three-decade Councilor Charles Yancey, in her first run for elective office.

Annissa Essaibi-George finished ahead of incumbent Steve Murphy for the fourth at-large seat, behind Wu, Flaherty and Pressley. Murphy, on the council since 1997, called Essaibi-George to congratulate her. Essaibi-George came in fifth for an at-large seat two years ago.

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By - 11/3/15 - 11:19 am

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old with a loaded gun before he could use it during an argument at Dorchester Avenue and Faulkner Street Monday afternoon. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 9:18 am

Boston firefighters responded around 9:10 a.m. to 310 Quincy St., at Bowdoin, for a fire that they knocked down in about 10 minutes.

By - 11/3/15 - 5:44 am

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot to death outside 15 Shepton St. shortly after midnight. He was declared dead at the scene.

Stanley Staco reports he was shot repeatedly.

By - 11/1/15 - 6:08 pm

Around 5:40 p.m. on Elder Street, Crime Hub reports. Shell casings found outside 14 Elder.

By - 11/1/15 - 5:05 pm

Crime Hub reports the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m.; police are still looking for the exact location. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/31/15 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports on District 4 city-council candidate Andrea Campbell's residency status over the past few years.

By - 10/30/15 - 4:49 pm

In a couple weeks, the Zoning Board of Appeals considers a request for a brewery on Massachusetts Avenue that would feature a 24-foot-high grain silo.

The Dorchester Brewing Co., rebuffed in an effort to move into a building on Bowdoin Avenue in Dorchester, will seek ZBA approval to convert an old sheet-metal warehouse at 1271 Mass. Ave. into a brewery where craft brewers can make their own batches of beer. Read more.

By - 10/30/15 - 11:20 am

Tuesday's election, which could have record low turnout, features a small field of five candidates for the four at-large council seats and contested elections in just four of the nine district races (Baker vs. Palmer in District 3, Yancey vs. Campbell in District 4, McCarthy vs. Sanon in District 5, Jackson vs. Clemons in District 7). Here are some articles about the races: Read more.

By - 10/30/15 - 9:10 am

The FBI reports it is looking for a guy in a camo hoodie who stuck up the Santander Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. on Oct. 21 - a few days after he apparently also robbed a bank in East Boston. Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 1:25 pm
Frankentide sign on Morrissey Boulevard

Earlier this week, whichever imp runs the signboards on Morrissey Boulevard programmed the one heading away from UMass to warn of ghoulish tides over the next few days.

Walking along Boston Harbor near the Aquarium at lunchtime today, Jason Richardson discovered they weren't kidding:

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By - 10/28/15 - 6:09 pm

A state children's advocate said today that DCF knew Bella Bond's mother had had two older siblings taken away and had a long history of drug use and incarceration, yet simply closed her case when she moved out of a shelter 11 months after having her. Read more.

By - 10/26/15 - 10:29 pm

Suspect under arrest on Pleasant Street. Photo by Carter Hasegawa.

A man on his way to work was robbed around 10 p.m. by two men in white plastic masks, one about 5'9" and the other about 6'1". Police stopped and arrested two suspects, one with what turned out to be a non-functional starter's pistol, around 10:25 p.m. at Savin Hill Avenue and Pleasant Street. Read more.

By - 10/24/15 - 9:54 am
Seized dirt bikes in Dorchester

Ready to roll - to the BPD evidence warehouse. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report officers sniffed out a cache of street-unready dirt bikes - and an ATV - in Dorchester yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 10/22/15 - 9:41 pm

Police responding to a report of a stabbing at 95 Bloomfield St. around 9:15 p.m. found three people stabbed, one in the stomach. None of the injuries appeared life threatening, however.