Dorchester

By - 12/12/16 - 3:08 pm

Update: Victim identified as Robert Brewington.

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot around 2:55 p.m. outside 49 Bullard St. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 12/10/16 - 10:15 pm
Bauer

A Dorchester man was arrested for two armed robbery attempts in Woburn - one successful - and is a suspect in several more in Somerville, Lynnfield and Stoneham, Woburn Police say.

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By - 12/10/16 - 1:25 pm
Dorchester coyote

Welcome to Dot looked out his kitchen window this morning to see an Acme customer padding along his backyard.

By - 12/9/16 - 11:53 am

NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.

By - 12/9/16 - 8:55 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:55 a.m. to 7 Rowell St., where a fire started in the basement and spread to the first floor. One firefighter suffered a minor injury, the department says, adding the fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.

The fire came less than a day after another Dorchester fire displaced 15.

By - 12/8/16 - 3:07 pm
Fire at 109 Fuller St.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire around 3 p.m. at 109 Fuller St., off Washington St., went to two alarms and did an estimated $500,000 in damage.

Five adults and ten children are now homeless, the department says, adding the cause is under investigation.

By - 12/7/16 - 11:55 am
1258 Massachusetts Avenue

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a six-story, 40-unit condo building at 1258-1272 Massachusetts Ave., next to the new Dorchester Brewing Co. Read more.

By - 12/7/16 - 12:00 am
Ellington Street fire in Dorchester

Boston firefighters responded around 11:20 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a three decker at 107 Ellington St. that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire, which started on a rear porch, displaced ten residents, the department says, adding fire investigators are looking for the cause.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:39 pm

Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.

By - 12/2/16 - 10:12 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Verizon's FiOS rollout is making life hell for people living near the Enterprise Street garage where all the FiOS trucks are based.

Abutting full-time residents say the clamor at the facility is disturbing them through the evening into the early morning hours before picking up again a few hours later, often before 6 a.m.

By - 12/2/16 - 8:44 am

The T reported only "minor" delays when an outbound Ashmont train kicked the bucket around 6:45 a.m.

By - 12/2/16 - 12:00 am

In his car, around 11:50 p.m. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 12/1/16 - 10:07 am

The Bay State Banner reports on Next Step Soul Food Cafe, which will be a rare sit-down restaurant in an area dominated by take-out places.

By - 11/30/16 - 2:53 pm

Scott Eisen reports a man was shot around 2:15 p.m. outside 94 Ocean St., although police found him several blocks away on Ashmont Street, near Washington. Stanley Stacos reports the victim was robbed of his phone, then shot.

By - 11/30/16 - 9:24 am
Crash on I-93 north in Dorchester

Paul Nutting photographed an early morning crash on I-93 in Savin Hill.

By - 11/29/16 - 6:15 pm

Around 6 p.m. at Washington and St. Gregory streets. Nobody hit.

By - 11/29/16 - 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned the conviction of a Dorchester man whom a jury found guilty of possession of a loaded firearm without a license after acquitting him of illegal possession of a gun and ammunition for the same 2012 incident in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 9:10 pm
Christmas lilghts on Adams Street in Dorchester

Lauren Maloney slowed on Adams Street, near Victory Road, in Dorchester tonight to take in Hoa Nguyen's annual Christmas-lightaganza.

By - 11/27/16 - 11:30 pm
Car in flames on I-93 south in Dorchester

Aaron Honsaker had a good view of a car in flames on I-93 southbound near the Savin Hill T stop around 11:15 p.m. He says it looked like the car hit the barrier first.

Earlier:
Volvo flies off 93, lands on car on Morrissey; one dead, one injured.

By - 11/27/16 - 2:04 pm
Fire at 31 Harlem St in Dorchester

Read of 31 Harlem St. Photo by BFD.

A short circuit in a power strip sparked a four-alarm fire at 31 Harlem St. that sent one firefighter to the hospital, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.