Dorchester

By - 6/2/14 - 9:48 am

The RTN Federal Credit Union branch at 1205 Adams St. was held up shortly after 9:30 a.m.

By - 6/2/14 - 8:40 am

Firefighters are at 43 Winston Rd., battling a fire that broke out on the third floor shortly before 8:30 a.m.

By - 6/1/14 - 6:35 pm
At the Dorchester Day parade

On the Dot Out float

Dorchester came out to celebrate itself today, with the annual parade from Lower Mills all the way up Dot. Ave. to Savin Hill.

Unlike last year's parade, at which both marchers and viewers wilted on a hot, humid day, today was perfect weather for a parade.

Dorchester Day horns
By - 5/31/14 - 12:16 am

A train bound for Ashmont is instead bound for Valhalla after gasping its last at Savin Hill shortly after midnight. On the plus side, smoke didn't fill the first car

By - 5/31/14 - 12:04 am

Boston Police report arresting two men for a robbery at gunpoint right outside the apartment from which they'd called for a pizza early Thursday.

Police report officers on patrol around 2:20 a.m. had their attention drawn to a car sitting in the middle of the road outside 77 Thetford St. A man standing outside the car said he'd just delivered a pizza to... Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 7:12 am

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday on Bernard Street, near Talbot.

By - 5/28/14 - 10:53 am

UPDATE: WHDH reports the boy, 2, has died.

Police are at 131 Columbia Rd. Dan Hausle at WHDH reports the child's condition is "not good." Ken MacLeod at WBZ reports investigators are looking at whether the boy fell from the roof or a fourth-floor window.... Read more

By - 5/26/14 - 10:58 pm

The Globe reports residents around the intersection of Wendover and Quincefield streets were awoken around 5:30 a.m. by some 20 shots.

The intersection is near where Shannon Richardson was shot to death last Wednesday.

By - 5/24/14 - 8:39 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman stabbed her boyfriend in the chest around around 11:30 p.m. on Friday at 10 Esmond St.... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 7:06 pm

The Herald reports on a campaign to get a statue in the city for Dorchester's disco diva, who, unlike the newest person to get a statue, never derided her hometown.

By - 5/22/14 - 5:10 pm
Richardson

A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail today on charges he shot Shannon Richardson to death on Dudley Street yesterday afternoon.

Richardson, known to his friends as Cannon, had just turned onto Dudley from Humphreys Street around 1:25 p.m. when Peter Carvalho, 25, went up to him and fired several rounds into him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says, adding the two... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 4:38 pm

A homeless man was arraigned on a variety of charges this week after he allegedly went nuts on a Route 22 driver who let him ride for free after the fare machine wouldn't accept his dollar bills, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Donnell Flattes, 23, was charged with interfering with a bus driver, indecent assault and battery, possession of a Class D substance... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 3:47 pm

A gas-main break at Dorchester Avenue and E. Cottage Street this afternoon filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas and created gridlock as the intersection got shot to let National Grid repair the pipe.

By - 5/22/14 - 11:34 am

Michael Gemma, 30, faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison following his conviction this week on charges of using force, fraud and coercion to cause a minor to engage in prostitution and transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of prostitution, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Gemma's arrest stemmed from a routine traffic stop in 2001 - he... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 10:06 am

Peter Carvalho, 25, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he gunned down a man outside 742 Dudley St. yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Carvalho will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/22/14 - 8:39 am
Bellflower Street fire

May 22, 1964 was a nice day. A little windy, perhaps, but with temperatures in the 70s, it was a good day to open the windows or go outside and chat with a neighbor, which is what one resident was doing early that afternoon:

A Mrs. Salvatore Sabella residing at No. 24 Bellflower Street, first floor, was on Bellflower Street apparently chatting with a neighbor

... Read more
By - 5/21/14 - 11:26 pm

Around 11 p.m., southbound near Columbia Road, according to Boston EMS Incidents reports.

I-93 south quickly became a parking lot as first responders raced to the scene.

By - 5/21/14 - 1:48 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dudley Street near Humphreys Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

An officer driving to the hospital in relation to the shooting was in a crash on Melnea Cass Boulevard and required an ambulance to take her to the hospital.... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:36 am

Travis Lee announces the neighborhood's first space aimed at entrepreneurs in the Lenane Building at 1452 Dorchester Ave.

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