Dorchester

By - 2/24/15 - 9:03 pm
Old Man of the Snow

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko had to pause to take in the snowy peak outside the South Bay Home Depot tonight.

By - 2/22/15 - 10:18 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. on Franklin Hill Avenue. The suspects used knives to force the victim inside an apartment there, then stole a car.

The two suspects are described as 17 to 19. One is white or Hispanic, wearing a gray and red sweater, the other black and wearing a dark sweatshirt. They escaped in the victim's low-ride Honda SUV, Mass. registration 319 XA2.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:03 pm

Eversource (you know, the new NStar) is currently reporting 5,682 customers without power in Boston. Based on Twitter traffic, most of those customers are in Dorchester, from Lower Mills to Ashmont to Dorchester Center and up through Uphams Corner.... Read more

By - 2/20/15 - 3:01 pm
Fast response snow removal in Dorchester

Kevin spotted this mostly buried snow-removal ad in the Baker Square condo complex in Dorchester Lower Mills today.

By - 2/20/15 - 12:55 pm
Randle Roache and the hydrant he shoveled out

Randle Roache and the hydrant. Photo by BPD.

Boston firefighters were able to quickly battle a fire on Abbot Street yesterday thanks to a local resident who had shoveled out the hydrant across the street after the latest snow.

Boston Police, who arrived at 23 Abbot St. along with firefighters, praised Randle Roache

The building was quickly evacuated; the fire put out, and - most importantly - there were no reports of any

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By - 2/18/15 - 5:21 pm
Hidalgo

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports the leaders of the Hendry Street and Woodward Avenue gangs pleaded guilty Friday to a variety of drug and gun charges that will see them hustled off to a federal penitentiary for at least ten years.

Jonathan DaSilva and Alexis Hidalgo (pictured, right) were among 29 people arrested in 2013 in a crackdown by federal officials... Read more

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.

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