Dorchester

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

By - 1/22/15 - 12:52 pm
Olympics calls for tearing down Bayside hotel in Dorchester.

In jeopardy? Proposed expanded Bayside hotel would have to go.

Ed. note: The first look at proposed Olympics venues.

The Boston Teachers Union last week filed detailed plans to tear down its current headquarters on Mt. Vernon Street and replace it with a new building and parking garage.

Yesterday, Boston 2024 detailed plans for Columbia Point and neighboring parts of Dorchester and South Boston that would call for demolishing that building as part... Read more

By - 1/21/15 - 5:32 pm

A 16-year-old already facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges for two incidents on Jan. 13 was arraigned yesterday on new charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and indecent assault and battery for incidents on Jan. 11 and 13, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The teen, not named because of his age, had his bail increased from $1 million to $2 million due to the... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 9:34 pm
Seized chickens in Worcester

Seized chickens, live and dead. Photo by MSP.

State Police report arresting six men in Worcester Sunday on animal-cruelty charges after finding live and skinned, dead chickens in their minivan.

State Police say the six were in a minivan on a journey from Queens, NY to Lawrence with the chickens and cockfighting-related equipment when a trooper pulled them over for "motor vehicle violations" around 5 a.m. on I-290 eastbound.

Troopers located a

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By - 1/20/15 - 10:53 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says officers acted properly when they fatally shot Darryl Dookhran on Dec. 7, 2013.

In a letter to BPD Commissioner William Evans, Conley says Dookhran had opened fire on the officers - hitting one of them in the arm:

The investigation revealed that Boston Police Officer Ryan Lenane and Sergeant Thomas Teahan fired their service weapons in the

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By - 1/16/15 - 1:19 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on a sometimes contentious meeting recently between BPD officials and residents.

By - 1/15/15 - 11:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ameen Lacy, 37, of Dorchester, on charges he held up the Tedschi store at 187 E. Cottage St. at gunpoint early on Dec. 23.

Based in part on tips related to surveillance photo from the robbery, police say they IDed Lacy as one of the two men who held up the Edward Everett Square store around 5:30 a.m. that... Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 7:00 pm

A 16-year-old, apparently from Lancaster, was arraigned in Suffolk County Juvenile Court today on charges of armed and masked robbery, assault and battery, and attempted kidnapping for a Tuesday incident on the Red Line between JFK/UMass and Andrew stations and kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for a Monday incident in the area of Fields Corner, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 6:52 pm

This time, it was a guy allegedly marching down Talbot Avenue with a large knife early Monday who tried committing suicide by cop, the Dorchester Reporter reports. He was taken to Carney Hospital.

Sunday:
Police use beanbag gun to subdue man holding knife to throat after turning gas on in Dorchester home.... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 6:12 pm

Once police established who their suspect was for a stabbing at Burke High School on Friday, they didn't have much trouble finding him: They just looked for a signal from the GPS braclet he already had on his ankle, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The 16-year-old, not named because of his age, was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court yesterday on charges of... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 2:22 pm

Lawyers for the owners of the Lower Mills Pub on Dorchester Avenue are hoping the Boston Licensing Board gives them a couple months to unravel a tangled skein of legal issues left when longtime co-owner Nicholas Byrne died after a long illness five years ago, so that they can sell the bar to a prominent Boston restaurant operator.

At a hearing before the board today,... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 7:44 am

WBUR reports on city efforts to turn an old sign shop in Newmarket Square into a replacement for all the shelter space lost when Long Island was shut in October.

By - 1/11/15 - 4:56 pm

Transit Police report finding a white man, age still unknown, dead on the Fairmount Line platform around 4:10 p.m.

Although detectives and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, police do not suspect foul play:

Items located near the decedent suggest an apparent overdose.

By - 1/11/15 - 4:03 pm

Boston Police report officers resorted to a "less lethal" shotun last night after they responded to an apartment at 383 Geneva Ave. and the large man inside refused to drop the knife:

Officers observed that the suspect had turned on the gas burners on the stove and was threatening to blow up the house. Officers also learned that prior to their arrival, the male

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By - 1/10/15 - 2:57 pm

Boston Police report a man hanging out with what he thought were his friends at 1 Aspinwall St. in Codman Square late Thursday suddenly found himself beaten and robbed by them.

The victim reported to officers, he was hanging out at the male suspect’s home with 4 additional male suspects, when he was asked to run to the store. The victim stated as

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By - 1/9/15 - 7:28 pm

When police arrived at a residence on Bradlee Street in Dorchester on the evening of Oct. 9 to investigate gunfire, they found a basement full of guys who all basically denied knowing anything about gunfire or even a gun - at least until the keen-eyed officers noticed one sitting in a pocket of the pool table they were all standing around.

Even still, the Suffolk... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 6:08 pm

Police are searching for a group of young men they think may have shot out the rear window of an occupied car on Stonehurst Street near Hamilton around 6 p.m.

The driver, not injured, told police he saw the group of four or five approaching his car and, not liking the looks of things, began to drive away - only to have his window... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 4:46 pm

A stabbing victim who walked into the Boston Medical Center ER around 4:25 p.m. said it had happened about 25 minutes earlier at Jeremiah Burke High School, 60 Washington St.

The suspect is described as a Cape Verdean teen dressed in a gray hoodie and blue pajama pants.

By - 1/8/15 - 6:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Maria Market, 779 Dorchester Ave. in the Polish Triangle, a license to begin selling beer and wine as owner John Nguyen tries to transform it into more of an "urban market" servicing a neighborhood going upscale.

But the board rejected a similar request from Kun Jin Kim, who wants to move his Kim's Pantry to larger digs across... Read more

By - 1/7/15 - 10:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old after a cop on a walking beat in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Johnston Road heard gunfire, then saw two guys running from the scene, around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The officer pursued the suspects on foot, but to no avail. Responding officers canvassed the area and recovered two firearms, a black Berretta .40 caliber handgun and

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