Dorchester

By - 12/9/14 - 6:44 pm
Haymarket station on the Green Line in the rain

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 2:58 pm
Flooding in the Fenway

Fenway flooding causes gridlock around 5 p.m. Photo by Brendan.

Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of... Read more

By - 12/7/14 - 2:00 pm

The Daily Beast recounts Mark Wahlberg's childhood and early thuggery, starting with:

Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Massachusetts, otherwise known as "Southie."

We should probably forgive them, though, since they're based in the rough Manhattan section of New York State, otherwise known as "Philadelphia."... Read more

By - 12/7/14 - 12:57 pm

The former punk who made good continues to generate controversy with his pardon plea. Sarah Francis, who lives in Dorchester, has started an online petition urging the parole board to reject the former Marky Mark's petition:

Under the present racial climate in this country this petition for pardon is both out of touch with the fair and procedural workings of our political justice system

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By - 12/5/14 - 12:30 am

NECN reports the OFD actor thinks his lifetime of good works, church going and acknowledging the savage, racist beatings that left one of his victims blind in one eye are reason enough for a pardon. Also, wiping the criminal conviction off his record would help him get the "concessionaire's license" that would help him with his hamburger business.... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 8:25 pm
Dog in tutu on the Red Line

Crystal Valencia spotted this Chihuahua/Jack Terrier mix on the Red Line's Ashmont branch tonight.

By - 12/3/14 - 6:47 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was taken away in critical condition after being shot at least four times outside 77 Bowdoin Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday.... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 1:59 pm
Wanted Lincoln Town Car on Blue Hill Avenue

Photo via BPD.

Boston Police report the family of Paul Fonseca are offering $500 in exchange for information about the driver who ran hm down at Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway, then fled as he died last Wednesday.

The vehicle, an older, black Lincoln Town car, was last seen fleeing outbound on Blue Hill Avenue.

Anybody with information can contact detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 10:23 am

WBZ reports the all-male school is dealing with issues of students taking "inappropriate" photos of female teachers and other workers, including some upskirting.

By - 12/1/14 - 8:34 am

Jury selection gets underway today for the trial of Keron Pierre, accused of murdering three people, and trying to kill a fourth, outside a Mt. Ida Road party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Police settled on Pierre as their main suspect not long after the murders of Shakora Gaines, Chantal Palmer, and Anthony Peoples, but he fled to Trinidad -... Read more

By - 11/30/14 - 11:23 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Brunswick Street.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:26 pm

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 50s, was hit at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue by a car whose driver just kept right on going, around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are looking for a black Lincoln Town Car, last seen heading outbound... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:27 am
Christmas tree in Neponset Circle, Dorchester

A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:

Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?

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By - 11/26/14 - 7:29 am

Around 7 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bill Forry at the Dorchester Reporter reports seven people - including both drivers - were taken to the hospital for observation for minor injuries, which include back pain and split lips.

Jim Lokay at WCVB has a photo of the scene and another of an injured passenger being removed through the cemetery.... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.

By - 11/20/14 - 5:52 pm

From the files of the C-6 police district:

11/18 10:50am 239 Boston Street, next door neighbor caught pushing trash and leaves through victim's front door mail slot.

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By - 11/20/14 - 5:03 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a holdup around 11:30 a.m.

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board had earlier deferred action on the license request because... Read more

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