Dorchester

By - 1/2/18 - 6:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jaquan X. Shepard, 20, of Lynn, on charges he repeatedly shot Phillip Demings, 17, at Bowdoin and Adams streets on Dec. 19.

Shepard was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/30/17 - 7:09 pm
Duke the K-9

Duke rests after the ruff assignment.

Boston Police report a burglar in search of ciggies and scratchies might have evaded them this morning if not for the keen snout of Duke the K-9 hound. Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:15 pm
Wood and ice in the Neponset River

The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.

By - 12/29/17 - 6:30 pm
Auld Lang Tide

Whoever's in charge of the electronic signboards on Morrissey Boulevard threw in an extra message in the alerts about possible tidal flooding on the road near UMass over the next few days: "Auld Lang Tide."

Ed. note: Yes, a bad photo, but it's amazing how hard it is to take a good photo when you've had to sort of trot down from the Malibu Beach parking lot and you clearly were not prepared for sub-zero windchills.

By - 12/29/17 - 4:06 pm

At Cedar Grove, around 3 p.m., when one trolley rear ended another. Boston EMS reports 17 people injured, 16 of them taken to the hospital. Read more.

By - 12/28/17 - 2:40 pm

Boston Police report the man who was shot to death at Lenoxdale Avenue and Hill Top Street around 3:15 a.m. on Dec. 23 was David Charlebois, 48, of Dorchester.

By - 12/26/17 - 1:04 pm
Wanted by police

Wanted for questioning.

Demings

Boston Police have released a photo of a man they want to talk to about the shooting death of Phillip Demings (at right) at Bowdoin and Adams streets last Tuesday night.

Read more.

By - 12/25/17 - 9:20 am

Composed by Tim Murphy, a Mattapan Line trolley driver and organizer of Friends of the Mattapan Line:

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the Pan,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even Big Stan.

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By - 12/24/17 - 9:35 pm
Stanton Street fire scene

Stanton Street scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a candle not being watched in the basement of 63 Stanton St. in Dorchester started a two-alarm fire around 11 a.m. that caused no injuries but displaced two people.

Damage was estimated at $150,000.

By - 12/23/17 - 12:02 pm

Death Investigation 69 Boston Street-Suspect 5

Boston Police report they are looking for a fifth man for the Oct. 17 murder of Joshua Briggs in a room at the Holiday Inn Express on Boston Street. Read more.

By - 12/23/17 - 11:07 am
Murder scene

Evidence markers at murder scene. Photo by KMV.

Boston Police report the victim was David Charlebois, 48.

Boston Police report a man who appeared to be in his 20s was shot at Lenoxdale Avenue and Hill Top Street around 3:15 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 12/21/17 - 10:38 am

A Dorchester man's life ended at a gathering in a Boston Street hotel room in October when four men burst in and began robbing the people there of jewelry, cash and guns, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.

By - 12/19/17 - 8:07 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Phillip Demings, 17.

At Bowdoin and Adams Street around 7:15 p.m., Will and Coli and Boston EMS Incidents report.

By - 12/19/17 - 2:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester teenager they say was part of a pair that held up another teen at gunpoint Sunday afternoon - after first firing a shot in his direction and then smacking him in the head with the butt of the gun. Read more.

By - 12/16/17 - 9:02 pm

UPDATE: Man was shot on Nightingale, walked into local hospital.

Around 8:50 p.m. at Intervale Street at Coleus Park and on Nightingale Street between Wales Street and Talbot Avenue.

By - 12/14/17 - 12:15 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ruled today two men get to spend the rest of their lives in prison for murdering Alfonso Rivas in a Codman Square apartment in 2012. Read more.

By - 12/12/17 - 12:10 pm
Man wanted for Dorchester bank robberies

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a man it says held up the Metro Credit Union branch at 1071 Massachusetts Ave. around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 12/12/17 - 11:27 am
Proposal for 233 Hancock St. in Dorchester

Rendering by Rode Architects.

The Board of Appeal today approved developers' plans to replace two auto-body shops at 233 Hancock St., near Pleasant, with a five-story, 36-unit apartment building that would also feature space for an art gallery. Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:57 pm
Stinson

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted four people in connection with a murder on the Southeast Expressway and another in a Dorchester house: The alleged murderer and his mother, sister and a Boston cop, who are accused of trying to help him evade capture. Read more.