Dorchester

By - 11/27/14 - 12:26 pm

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 50s, was hit at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue by a car whose driver just kept right on going, around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are looking for a black Lincoln Town Car, last seen heading outbound... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 9:27 am
Christmas tree in Neponset Circle, Dorchester

A concerned citizen wonders how somebody in a wheelchair is supposed to cross Neponset Circle until the new year:

Neponset Circle is hostile enough to pedestrians without putting trees in the middle of crosswalks. How is this ADA compliant? Can't the tree go on the other side of the clock where it won't block the handicap ramps?

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By - 11/26/14 - 7:29 am

Around 7 a.m. at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bill Forry at the Dorchester Reporter reports seven people - including both drivers - were taken to the hospital for observation for minor injuries, which include back pain and split lips.

Jim Lokay at WCVB has a photo of the scene and another of an injured passenger being removed through the cemetery.... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.

By - 11/20/14 - 5:52 pm

From the files of the C-6 police district:

11/18 10:50am 239 Boston Street, next door neighbor caught pushing trash and leaves through victim's front door mail slot.

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By - 11/20/14 - 5:03 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a holdup around 11:30 a.m.

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board had earlier deferred action on the license request because... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 3:28 pm
Fire at 22 Lyndhurst St in Dorchester

Fire out the roof. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out shortly before 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday went to two alarms and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

No residents of the single-family home at 22 Lyndhurst St. were injured. One firefighter went to the hospital with a cut to the face, the department reports.

By - 11/20/14 - 7:39 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman in a car on Julian Street near Rand was shot at around 3 a.m. Although she did not appear to be hit, she was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:44 pm

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

This time, however, she appeared without her husband, Khanh, who was the reason the board rejected her application to serve food in August, citing both illegal gambling at the Chinese restaurant that used to be there -... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 11:40 am

The Dorchester Reporter has details on what turned into a bloody melee Monday evening.

By - 11/15/14 - 7:30 am

State Police report a water-main break has flooded I-93 south and that traffic is being diverted at Mass. Ave. The problem is three feet of water near South Bay.

This is what the Expressway looks like when everybody has to get off at Mass. Ave.... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 10:10 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it's looking for next of kin of three people whose bodies were stuffed into a Weymouth self-storage unit, along with nine other bodies, allegedly by an unlicensed Dorchester funeral director who now faces trial on 278 charges related to improper disposal of bodies and the theft of pre-funeral funds.

According to the DA's office, the three people... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:57 pm

A Dorchester man on bail while awaiting trial for illegal gun possession was arrested at his Claybourne Street residence Saturday for illegal gun possession after a family member turned him in, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Dexter Spinola, 45, had bail set at $9,000 at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court today. Judge Debra DelVecchio declined a request from prosecutors to revoke his... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 3:40 pm

Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.

Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.

Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more

By - 11/11/14 - 8:53 am

Around 8:45 a.m. at 55 Milton Ave.

The suspect is described as black, 5'6" or 5'7", between 40 and 50, with a beard with some gray in it. He was wearing a dark hoodie and a scally cap.

By - 11/10/14 - 9:36 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says police are seeking the public's help in their investigations of a double shooting in Charlestown that left one teen dead and a shooting in Dorchester Lower Mills that sent a man to the hospital with head injuries.

At a public meeting in Lower Mills to discuss that neighborhood's shooting, Evans said police still do not know... Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 9:52 am

Boston and State Police report Paulo Rosa's body was found early this morning off I-195 in Rehoboth by a trooper in a helicopter. He was wanted for killing his girlfriend, Audilia DaVeiga, 33. They leave two children under 5.

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