Dorchester

By - 2/5/18 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report officers responding to a reporter of a breaking and entering at 97 Devon St. around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday spotted two guys - one who ran away from them and another standing next to the porch of the house next door: Read more.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By - 2/3/18 - 3:33 pm

Boston Police identify the victim as John Colon, 20, of Dorchester.

Two men were shot on Trull Street off Hancock around 1:50 p.m., Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report one of the men, believed to be in his 20s, was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital.

This is the sixth Boston murder in 2018.

By - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:18 pm

The 7-Eleven at 1886 Dorchester Ave., near Ashmont station, was held up at gunpoint shortly after 9 p.m. by a slim black man wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket over blue jeans.

By - 2/1/18 - 11:39 am
185 Geneva architectural rendering

Architect's rendering.

Developer Hiep Chu of Dorchester has filed plans with the BPDA for a five-story, $8.9-million apartment building at 185-191 Geneva, within eyesight of the Four Corners/Geneva stop on the Fairmount Line. Read more.

By - 1/31/18 - 10:23 am
The Beat

Nordblom Development this week submitted detailed plans for turning the old Globe plant at 135 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester into what it's calling the Beat - a facility for "creative office, technology, light manufacturing, warehouse, and life science tenants." Read more.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA announced tonight:

Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:

By - 1/30/18 - 9:13 am
Flooded Morrisse Boulevard

Ndorb managed to avoid being washed out to sea on Dorchester's Morrissey Boulevard, reports it's now closed, at least heading south, due to the usual flooding. It'll probably be closed for awhile, what with the storm and the impending high tides from the superdupermoon.

By - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

By - 1/28/18 - 12:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Algonquin Street resident on fentanyl-trafficking charges after an investigation into drug trafficking at an Algonquin Street address. Read more.

By - 1/27/18 - 4:50 pm
Mt. Ida wreck

On Monday, James Dickey of Sudbury got some bad news from the US Supreme Court: It would not hear his allegations that city efforts to board up or even raze his derelict shell of a fire-ravaged three decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. in Dorchester violated his civil rights.

Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 2:47 pm
Remains of Mt. Ida house

Moldering eyesore on a Friday afternoon.

A housing-court judge had been scheduled today to decide whether to appoint a receiver with the power to raze a Mt. Ida Road three decker ravaged in a 2011 fire, but owner James Dickey may have once again managed to stave off any action for a few months by trying to transfer the case to federal court. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 3:57 pm

Linda Dorcena Forry announced today she formally resigns tomorrow to become a vice president at Fish's Suffolk Construction. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 2:19 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that UMass Boston is looking to sell the 20-acre site where the Bayside Expo Center used to be. UMass bought the land for expanding its campus but now hopes to use the money it'll earn from its sale just to shore up its existing buildings.

By - 1/24/18 - 7:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to one of the PCC trolleys deciding to give it all up.

By - 1/24/18 - 7:06 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Donna Cabral recently sold Jimmies Ice Cream on Corinth Street to Stephanie Ortiz, who plans to re-open the ice-cream and sandwich emporium in March, with a new menu - including breakfast - and a renovated interior. Read more.

By - 1/22/18 - 9:09 pm

On Adams Street near the bridge to Milton, around 8:55 p.m. The suspect, a black man dressed all in black, took her purse.

By - 1/22/18 - 8:54 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to a train that at least had the decency to die at Ashmont, where it could be quickly pushed out of the way.