By - 10/9/15 - 10:10 pm

Around 10 p.m. on West Tremlett Street near Herbert Street.

By - 10/8/15 - 3:21 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Gregory McCoy, 26, on charges he killed Fritz Philogene in a crash at Norwell Street and Talbot Avenue in May, then ran away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/8/15 - 12:40 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on early planning for a possible luxury complex at what is now a marina at Port Norfolk, next to the Venezia.

By - 10/8/15 - 11:52 am

The Southampton/Crosstown Safety Task Force met this morning to survey the mounting problem of drug addicts discarding ever growing numbers of needles in the streets and on the sidewalks of the Newmarket Square area - home to a number of programs for drug addicts and the homeless.

A landscaper working the grounds of a hotel in the area recently got pricked by a needle. Read more.

By - 10/7/15 - 11:06 am

State Police report a woman with a suspended license drove into a cruiser in Kosciuszko Circle around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 10/6/15 - 6:38 am

Michael Anderson, 46, of Framingham, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his participation in a scheme to flip condos in Dorchester and Roxbury during the recession, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/5/15 - 6:31 am

Around 2:40 a.m. at Harvard and Paxton streets, per Stanley Staco.

By - 10/3/15 - 3:45 pm

A Boston hazardous-waste collection effort at UMass Boston was interrupted around 1 p.m. when somebody brought in "some chemicals that required immediate attention," the Boston Fire Department reports.

We found nitrocellulose, ether and picric acid were dropped off by a family of a retired doctor.

By - 10/2/15 - 6:18 pm

Around 6:10 p.m. behind 5 Ames Way. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 10/2/15 - 5:05 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Joao F. Vicente, 26, on charges he shot Terrance Johnson to death on May 31, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 10/2/15 - 10:08 am

CommonWealth Magazine did a precinct-by-precinct analysis of the results from last month's preliminaries, in which Andrea Campbell not only won a slot in the November finals, she came in first.

By - 10/1/15 - 1:05 pm

A man convicted of a 2001 murder in a Dorchester crack house will get to make the case why a woman's statement that casts doubt on the testimony of the only witness against him should be enough for a new trial, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 2:50 pm

A Dorchester teen who walked out of court Monday morning after a judge reduced his bail on gun charges for a January incident was back in custody Monday afternoon after police found him with a loaded gun, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/29/15 - 11:55 am

Members of rival gangs from Dorchester and Mattapan briefly turned Boston Bowl on Morrissey Boulevard into a battleground early on Aug. 15, with a member of one gang shot at in the parking lot and a member of the other having to evade bowling balls hurled at him - before somebody caught up with him and punched him in the face hard enough to break his nose. Read more.

By - 9/28/15 - 7:07 pm

A city task force is urging Boston officials to create a Dudley Square/Uphams Corner "neighborhood innovation district" to bring entrepreneurs, jobs and new housing into the area as start-ups create the next generation of businesses in whatever field the district becomes known for - maybe education, given the new location of BPS headquarters. Read more.

By - 9/28/15 - 3:41 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say threatened to stab a Route 45 bus driver with a screwdriver around 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The incident happened at Blue Hill Avenue and Pasadena Rd., police say.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 9/28/15 - 1:44 pm

Boston Police report that around 11 p.m. on Sunday, a woman was robbed and then sexually attacked at knifepoint at Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street in Dorchester.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20s with a medium build, short black curly hair, and a small amount of facial hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have fled on foot in the direction of Sydney Street.

By - 9/28/15 - 6:30 am

Around 4:55 a.m. on the 400 block of Columbia Road, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 9/27/15 - 5:00 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of James Ferguson, 39, wanted for the "horrific" murder of a Marshfield man two weeks ago. Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 7:43 am
Big fake gun seized in Dorchester

Big fake gun. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report officers responding to about a man aiming an assault rifle out his window at 20 South Point Dr. Wednesday evening found a guy with a Sage International BB Rifle:

The suspect told the officers he had been firing the gun out of his window for fun. There were no reports of injuries or damage to property. The suspect has not been charged with an offense at this time.