Dorchester

By - 3/5/14 - 8:07 am

A Dorchester woman has gotten so sick of what she says are incessant calls from a debt-collection company over some other woman's debts that she's sued to make the calls stop.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the woman says that even if she were the person who owes money, the repeated calls from Federal Bond and Collection Service, Inc.... Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 8:25 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Dan Hunt won the Democratic primary, which means he'll be the next state rep, since there weren't any Republicans signed up to run.

By - 3/4/14 - 7:31 pm

A man was arrested yesterday after, police say, an officer found a gun in his waistband.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, this was Wesner Theodore's fifth gun-related arrest in his 26 years:

Two of the prior four led to convictions in 2009 and 2012 after Suffolk prosecutors indicted and prosecuted him in Suffolk Superior Court. One, involving Wesner’s arrest in a

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By - 3/4/14 - 3:49 pm

Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.

And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 4:39 pm

The Animal Rescue League reports it was called to a Dorchester playground today to try to round up a pair of Guinea fowl. They report they caught one, but the other one flew away.

Not the kind of birds usually seen in a Dorchester playground.

By - 3/3/14 - 2:23 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday at 744 Washington St. He managed to make it to Carney Hospital, where he died, police say.... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 12:30 pm

Boston Police report arresting Andrew Robertson, 37, of Hyde Park, on charges he participated in ambushing and murdering Romeo McCubbin early on Dec. 14.

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

Two men were charged with McCubbin's murder after leading police on a high-speed chase to Hyde Park and... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 10:44 am

Boston Police report a large party in a room at the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street early Saturday spilled into the street outside and ended with two men stabbed, one fatally.

Police have yet to make any arrests for the stabbings, which happened around 2:35 a.m., but Capt. John Greland at C-6 says there is "a very active investigation."... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 8:18 pm

One reason I was glad the Olympics were finally over was that it meant I'd never again have to see that insufferable smug bastard boasting about how he never takes a vacation so he can afford some expensive Cadillac crapmobile.

And so, of course, we have the Oscars pre-game show on, and there he is again. Arrgh! Only thing worse is learning he's a... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 6:54 pm

Boston Police report officers monitoring a late-night party at 211 Geneva Ave. early this morning moved to break up a fight outside when they noticed one man "brandish a firearm, then conceal the weapon in the waistband of his pants."

After a struggle, the officers took possession of a loaded Walther .380 firearm from Dwayne Smith, 37, of Dorchester, police say, adding he... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 8:40 pm

A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of a Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to trying to burn down the businesses and residences of people who annoyed him, from Roslindale to Cambridge, over a two-year period.

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston agreed with Jose Baez that evidence from a GPS device that monitored one of his... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 5:26 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Antwan Wathey, 26, of second-degree murder for using his car to kill a man with whom he'd been physically fighting minutes earlier in 2012.

Wathey faces formal sentencing on Monday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The DA's office provided this account of the death of James A. Taylor at Talbot Avenue and Westcott Street on April 13,... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 2:52 pm

Boston Police report arresting one of the four teens they say proved unable to rob somebody's phone despite getting him down on the ground and punching and kicking him repeatedly last night at Talbot Avenue and Kerwin Street.

Police say the victim was waiting for a bus when a teen grabbed his phone out of his hand:

The victim reported he grabbed onto

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By - 2/27/14 - 12:00 pm

SHOCKING UPDATE: The Secretary of State's office rules Garrison will not be on the Democratic ballot, because she changed parties too late..

The Dorchester Reporter runs down the list of candidates for Carlos Henriquez's now vacant Fifth Suffolk seat. Good news for fans of perpetual candidates: Both Althea Garrison and Roy Owens are among the six to file papers to run.... Read more

By - 2/27/14 - 10:48 am
Fields Corner fire

The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" made 12 people homeless and injured a firefighter this morning at 24 Freeman St., right behind the inbound platform at the Red Line Fields Corner station.

The department says the fire started under the 2 1/2-story home's rear porch and went to two alarms after firefighters arrived around 10:15 a.m.

The injured firefighter suffered... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 4:36 pm
Anti-gay car in Dorchester

It wasn't the pro-Catholic stickers that startled Matty V. as he walked down Adams Street in Adams Corner today, but the anti-gay T-shirt in the rear window.

By - 2/25/14 - 10:56 am

Photo of found gun and ammo from BPD.

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Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.

With a growing number of officers chasing him, Shavea Ferguson, 19, was eventually arrested without further incident on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and multiple counts... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 10:34 am
Vandalized car on Savin Hill

Natural reports a friend's wife went out this morning to find her SUV with slashed tires and some fresh obscenity on the side.

By - 2/23/14 - 9:48 am
Daniel Taylor

Updated, 5:25 p.m.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 12:40 a.m. at 126 Boston St. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Friends identified him as Daniel "Yayo" Taylor.

2014 Boston murders.

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