Dorchester

By - 2/17/15 - 5:03 pm
Woman with knife threatens anybody who parks in her space

A roving UHub photographer spotted this box atop a snow mound next to a parking space in Grove Hall this morning.

By - 2/17/15 - 3:27 pm

The T just announced it's restored service between JFK/UMass and Ashmont. Braintree? That's another story.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:36 am
Massive line for shuttle buses at Malden Center

See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.

On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta ... Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 11:09 am

Quincy Quarry shows us how slowly plows have to go down his narrowed Dorchester street just to avoid taking out a car or two.

By - 2/13/15 - 11:37 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed a charge of marijuana possession with intent to distribute against a Dorchester teenager found with 13 small bags of pot in his pants in 2012.

The state's highest court ruled that none of the factors cited by police and prosecutors - which included the teen's nervousness when he realized police were watching him and the fact he had no... Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 2:43 pm

In the area of Humphreys Street in Uphams Corner, Mayor Walsh said.

By - 2/7/15 - 11:33 am

The T posted this video of a mighty jet-powered Snowzilla ruthlessly blowing snow on the Red Line near JFK/UMass this morning.

By - 2/6/15 - 8:54 am
Pony space saver in Dorchester

Dev spotted this stern space saver on Cushing Avenue in Dorchester last night.

By - 2/5/15 - 6:43 pm

With particularly frigid temps expected, the MBTA says riders should brace for subway delays tomorrow.

For tomorrow, sub-zero conditions and wind chills as low as minus 20 will likely affect aging trains’ propulsion systems. While the MBTA will work hard to provide regular weekday service, customers are strongly encouraged to stay updated on delays and service interruptions via mbta.com or on twitter @mbta.

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By - 2/5/15 - 1:36 pm
Wanted in connection with gunfire at Shawmut Red Line station

Transit Police have released photos of two men they want to talk to about yesterday's gunfire at Shawmut station on the Red Line.

"This appears to be a targeted shooting," and these two guys are "persons of interest," Transit Police say. Nobody was actually hit, however.

Police say both appear to be 18. One is 5'10" and thin. He wore a two-tone light-gray... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 4:08 pm

Around noon, according to Transit Police, who add that nobody was hit. The gunfire remains under investigation, police say.

By - 2/1/15 - 12:36 pm

The Jaded Gardener reports:

Overheard at Dorchester Stop & Shop, "Not the fat free cheese, this is the Super Bowl dammit!"

By - 1/31/15 - 10:47 am
Dorchester space savers

The Scott space with bonus space savers.

A question from a Dorchester resident who came home to find her space-saving beach chair trapped under somebody else's car got fellow Dorchester resident Tracy Scott to thinking - and expounding. Over the course of a couple of hours on Twitter yesterday, she set down the basic principles of Boston space saving - and answered questions from skeptics. What follows is an edited... Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 8:30 pm

Caroline Cruise of Dorchester asks:

What's the parking etiquette here: someone parked right on top of my space saver. Beach chair is trapped under their car.

By - 1/30/15 - 8:21 am

Oh, ouch: A peeved Dorchester citizen complains about conditions on Woodcliff Street:

Please plow my street when Thomas Menino was alive we would have never experienced nothing like this I am so disappointed and I voted for you!! There are seniors in all the houses and nobody cares.

Meanwhile, a Bay Village citizen turns to the classics to express concern about a crossing... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 3:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say broke into a home on Greenwich Street in Dorchester early this morning only to fall asleep on a comfy couch after the homeowner locked him into her son's room.

According to police, after using a chain and padlock around 4 a.m. to ensure the burglar didn't go anywhere, the elderly homeowner went down to District C-11... Read more

By - 1/29/15 - 7:01 am
31 Greenwich St in Dorchester

UPDATE: The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the woman died.

The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly woman suffered serious injuries before firefighters rescued her this morning from a fire in her home at 31 Greenwich St.

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. and went to two alarms before being brought under control. The cause is under investigation.... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 10:01 pm

Boston Police report four food-delivery guys have been robbed - with one stabbed and two punched in the head - while making deliveries to 56 and 57 Stanley St. since October.

In all four cases, the driver was approached by three men:

  • Jan. 20., 3:08 a.m. Driver robbed of food. Suspects: Heavy-set Hispanic with a mustache in a inter hat, gray hoodie
  • ... Read more
By - 1/23/15 - 4:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on gun charges after a wild chase down Gallivan Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

Police say officers were out looking for a particular guy with outstanding gun warrants shortly before 4 p.m. when they spotted him leave 28 Woodruff Way and get into a Ford Explorer. They followed the SUV as it went down Gallivan towards Neponset.

The vehicle initially

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By - 1/23/15 - 7:41 am
Wanted for failed bank robbery in Dorchester

Boston Police report they are looking for a 50-something man who tried holding up the Eastern Bank branch at 1906 Dorchester Ave. on Jan. 9.

Police say the man gave a teller a note demanding money, but then took it back and left without any money.

He's about 5'6" and wore a trench coat, scarf and dark hat.

If he looks familiar, contact... Read more

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