Dorchester

By - 10/23/17 - 8:49 am
Fire on Welles Avenue in Dorchester

Welles Avenue scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a basement short circuit started a fire on Welles Avenue overnight that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a block of stores.

Firefighters responded at 1:25 a.m. to 84-88 Welles Avenue, home to a beauty salon and a barbershop and an empty storefront.

There were no injuries.

By - 10/22/17 - 4:21 pm

Around 4:10 p.m. on West Park Street near Westcott Street. The driver fled on foot. Police found him - and the baby in the car with him, not long after, both appeared physically OK. At least five shots fired, possibly from another car.

By - 10/21/17 - 9:16 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. at 140 Callender St. Not considered life threatening.

By - 10/20/17 - 9:57 am

Boston Police report a man in his 30s was shot at 417 Geneva Ave., near Westville Street, shortly after midnight. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Stanley Staco reports up to four shots may have been fired.

By - 10/19/17 - 5:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Bedford man on charges he broke into a Dorchester home Wednesday afternoon - three days after he was arrested on charge of breaking into a car in the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 12:45 pm
Savin Hill Avenue proposal

Architect's rendering of stars over Savin Hill.

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace a commercial building and two houses with a nine-unit condo building with retail and office space on Savin Hill Avenue at Sydney Street. Read more.

By - 10/17/17 - 7:24 am
Holiday Inn Express

Outside the hotel. Photo by Rick Macomber.

Rick Macomber reports a man was shot overnight at the Holiday Inn Express, 69 Boston St. at South Bay, and that he was declared dead in his fifth-floor room.

The Globe reports police say he was targeted.

By - 10/14/17 - 9:45 pm

Ednilson Dacosta, 28, of Dorchester, was shot around 3:30 a.m. as he sat in a car on Windsor Street at Evereteze Way, Cambridge Police and Middlesex District Attorney's office report. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 10/14/17 - 9:08 am

Boston Police report finding "dozens of spent shells" in the area Upham Avenue near Hancock Street in Uphams Corner late Thursday.

Police say four cars and two houses were hit, but that no people were in the hail of bullets around 11:45 p.m. Police report finding two 9-mm handguns in a dumpster on Upham Avenue.

By - 10/10/17 - 7:57 pm

UPDATE: They did do some filming in Southie last month.

Ally Jarmanning posts a notice she found on her door in Dorchester's Polish Triangle today for a meeting about a film crew that plans to do some filming for an upcoming Showtime series. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 8:42 pm

Around 8:25 p.m. at Wainwright and Brent streets.

By - 10/3/17 - 12:41 pm

The Dorchester Reporter has the scoop on Nordblom Co.'s plans for the old Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

By - 10/3/17 - 12:36 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Dorchester woman's conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - the belt with which she struck her five-year-old son in the face after he acted out in kindergarten. Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 5:15 pm

A Roxbury woman has pleaded guilty to 33 credit-card fraud and larcency charges related to the money and credit cards she stole from employees at three schools in Dorchester, Roxbury and Somerville and Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 3:38 pm

Around 3:15 p.m. on Harlow Street, off Howard.

By - 10/1/17 - 10:40 pm

NBC Boston reports on a two-car crash at Columbia Road and Washington Street shortly before 7 p.m. Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one of the injured was a pedestrian.

By - 10/1/17 - 4:57 pm
Codman Square crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Jeff Durham.

Around 4:45 p.m. The victim was shot on Talbot near Colonial Avenue, but managed to make his way to Alex Market at Southern Avenue. Read more.

By - 9/30/17 - 5:37 pm

Boston Police report a man shot at Washington and Park streets around 7:50 p.m. on Friday was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was in his 40s, police say.

By - 9/29/17 - 5:28 pm

Amari Pope, himself not even 16, pleaded guilty to manslaughter today for the death of Deon Hopkins at Columbia Road and Devon Street on Feb. 21 of last year, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.