By - 5/5/15 - 5:35 pm

A man already in prison for violating conditions of probation on a gun charge is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow on charges he shot Julien Printemps of Mattapan to death on Jan. 26, 2014 outside the Tedeschi shop on Dorchester Avenue, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more....Read more

By - 5/4/15 - 3:09 pm

Welcome to Dot reposts a query from the Lower Mills Nextdoor group:

Anyone know of a local ceramic shop or thrist store where I can find ceramic fairies?

I know it is a weird request, but I really need a few for the neighborhood kids.

The few I had in my front yard broke over the winter, and at least 3 little girls in

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By - 5/4/15 - 2:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting Errin Crawford, 26, not far from the Dacia Street telephone pole they say he crashed his bullet-riddled car into last night.

After the customary brief struggle, police say:

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Officers observed and recovered a loaded Raven .25 caliber silver handgun from the dashboard of Crawford's vehicle and later retrieved

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By - 5/4/15 - 11:53 am

The three museums on Columbia Point are offering a free trolley bus ride from the Back Bay to Columbia Point on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 1.

Copley Square times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Columbia Point times: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m....Read more

By - 5/3/15 - 8:17 pm

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Washington Street near Glenarm Street. Due to the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.Read more

By - 5/3/15 - 1:50 pm

UPDATE: Mayor Walsh also got involved. His Roxbury liaison, Kaira Fox e-mailed neighborhood groups and other elected officials on Friday: "I wanted to let you know, the Mayor has heard the complaints and reached out to Clear Channel personnally to ask that they change the billboard. The City does not have control over the content of Billboards, but agrees this is in very poor taste...Read more

By - 5/2/15 - 10:25 am

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man with a gun after he allegedly stuck up somebody who'd just made a withdrawal at a Citizens Bank ATM at 572 Columbia Rd. around 1:25 a.m. on Friday.

Police say the victim flagged down a passing C-11 cruiser and described the suspect, clad in a hoodie and pajama pants:

A search of the area enabled

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By - 5/1/15 - 5:38 pm

The Globe reports Marilyn Mosby, who brought charges today against six Baltimore police officers, herself comes from a family with a long tradition of serving in the Boston Police Department - and first got interested in the justice system when her 17-year-old cousin was shot to death in Dorchester....Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 9:44 pm

Boston Magazine details an idiot savant's obsession with a woman who broke up with him and how it led to a national wave of death threats and other forms of harassment against women in the gaming industry.Read more

By - 4/26/15 - 4:36 pm
Turkeys on Granite Avenue in Dorchester

Welcome to Dot reports these turkeys crossed Granite Avenue today:

The Brooklinization of Dorchester continues.

In South Boston, Eileen Murphy spotted the first ice-cream truck of the season:

By - 4/24/15 - 10:58 pm

A Springfield man sentenced to ten years in prison in 2005 for dealing cocaine out of his apartment was arrested Thursday on charges of dealing cocaine in Boston, Boston Police report.

Police say they'd had their eye on Craig Bogle, 53, since December, when they heard he was in Boston and dealing drugs.

Boston police officers launched an extensive investigation that, on Thursday, ultimately

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By - 4/23/15 - 2:13 pm


On Thursday, April 23 at 6:30PM, the University of Massachusetts Boston Economics Department will be hosting a public discussion on the economic implications of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston with Andrew Zimbalist, rofessor at Smith College and author of the recent book Circus Maximus, and Arthur MacEwan, professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Andrew Zimbalist will be giving

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By - 4/22/15 - 6:15 pm

Not long after police responded to the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Johnston Road on a report of gunfire out of a black car, other officers spotted the car heading south on Blue Hill Avenue.

The car turned onto Babson, then Crossman, blew a tire, stopped near Merola Park and W. Selden Street, where three men got out and tried to run...Read more

By - 4/21/15 - 7:17 pm

Police found somebody stabbed outside the Tedeschi shop at 187 E. Cottage St. in Edward Everett Square around 7:05 p.m.Read more

By - 4/20/15 - 12:17 pm

Jaquan Casanova, 24, of Dorchester, was indicted on federal charges last week that he pulled the trigger on a leader of a prostitution ring suspected of talking to the feds.

Another alleged ringleader. Raymond Jeffreys, 27, also of Dorchester, was already facing charges, and was also charged last week with the attempted murder of Darian Thomson as Thomson sat in a car at Draper...Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 6:36 pm

Around 6:25 p.m. at Harvard and Gleason streets.Read more

By - 4/16/15 - 7:48 am
Truck hanging off I-93 in Dorchester

The view from Sidney Street. Photo by Meg Reils.

UPDATE: State Police report the truck and a Scion tC collided around 6 a.m., sending the truck partially over the Jersey barriers.

A box truck that wound up hanging off I-93 south in Dorchester this morning created problems on both the highway and the Red Line below - which the MBTA shut until mechanics could move the truck and end the risk it might...Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 8:20 pm
Martin Richard 5K race in Dorchester

MadTy watched a 5k in honor of Martin Richard along Gallivan Boulevard today.Read more