Dorchester

By - 10/29/14 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old and her 15-year-old BFF on charges that responded to a request to leave the Codman Square McDonald's Monday night by beating the manager - and a woman who tried to protect her.

According to police, the two were among a group of girls just hanging out in the McDonald's, 605 Washington St., for an hour without buying anything.... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

Over... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 6:57 pm

It was just another one of those evenings where trains became too weary to go any further, leading to the usual extended-version commutes on both the Red and Orange lines.

Then, around 6:30 p.m., an alleged mini punk of 14 or so kicked out a window on a Red Line train approaching Savin Hill station. The driver stopped the train, junior and several friends decided... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 5:43 pm
Abercrombie

A former Dorchester resident was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison today after he admitted he raped a woman walking home from the Savin Hill T stop on Oct. 30, 1992.

Terry Abercrombie, now 52, had avoided detection until 2012, when a DNA database run by the FBI found a match with DNA evidence the Suffolk County District Attorney's office had submitted to the database... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 3:37 pm

A Quincy man was ordered held without bail today on charges he fatally stabbed another man in the neck outside the Chung Wah take-out place at 199 Bowdoin St. Thursday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to prosecutors, Edgardo Clark, 29, got into a confrontation with Gerald Williamson, 31, around 7:30 p.m.

Clark allegedly followed the victim out of the restaurant and

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By - 10/21/14 - 12:58 pm

Boston Police report a tip from "a concerned community member" yesterday evening led them to an abandoned lot at Dewey and Danube streets in Dorchester.

Once there, they eventually found a blue duffel bag under a rock:

The bag contained three firearms: a Lorcin model L25 .25 caliber auto loaded with six live rounds of ammunition, an Intratec 9MM Luger model Tec-9, and

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By - 10/21/14 - 12:00 pm

Dan McCarthy at the Dig reports on an expedition to the top of the Tank along with a couple of the union guys repainting the iconic structure:

On our climb from the base to the 140-foot summit we pass several gruff painters. Some are rappelling from safety harnesses, dangling on ropes at precarious angles over the edge while stroking Kent’s masterwork down to the

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By - 10/20/14 - 10:35 pm

WHDH reports federal and local law-enforcement officers were busy today hauling out evidence from the barn on Robinson Street, behind Ronan Park.

In other news, Dorchester has barns.

By - 10/20/14 - 10:26 pm
Ceclia Marie Johnson

Family members and friends have identified the woman stabbed to death in a fight early Saturday as Maria Cecilia Sanchez, who went by Cecilia Marie Johnson online. A member of her family was also stabbed in the melee at 188 Washington St.

Sanchez, 26, leaves a young daughter, her parents and siblings.

A relative has set up a GoFundMe page to help the... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 5:51 pm

Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 4:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man for a fatal stabbing on Bowdoin Street last Thursday.

Police say officers found Gerald Williamson, 31, suffering from a stab wound around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday at 205 Bowdoin St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

Earlier today, police arrested Edgardo Clark, 29, of Quincy, and charged him with Williamson's murder.

Innocent,... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 7:53 am
Evil grinning skull at JFK/UMass Red Line stop in Dorchester

Marta C. captured the visage that woke her up at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop this morning.

By - 10/17/14 - 4:26 pm
Car on stairs in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department (which provided this photo), reports firefighters responded around 4 p.m. for an SUV up the front stairs of 44 Hill Top St.

The driver is being evaluated for injuries. A woman and two children in the car checked out OK, the department says.... Read more

By - 10/16/14 - 3:29 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Michael Ahern of Dorchester guilty of felony motor vehicle homicide for running down a bicyclist on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors convinced the jury that Doan Bui, 63, bicycling home after a fishing trip, died because Ahern rammed him with enough force to throw him 150 feet from the point... Read more

By - 10/16/14 - 12:55 pm

State officials announced today the start of hourly service on Saturday and Sunday on the Fairmount Line will start Nov. 29 - and that they've made the current fares - the same as a subway line from Fairmount station north - permanent.

MassDOT also said it will solicit bids in December for 30 Diesel Multiple Units - single-car diesel trains that will let the T... Read more

By - 10/15/14 - 12:56 pm
Mel King supports Dot 2 Dot cafe at Boston Licensing Board

Mel King explains to board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer why he supports Dot 2 Dot.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant a full liquor license to Dot 2 Dot Cafe, a Dorchester Avenue restaurant that doubles as a meeting space for local residents and organizations, and which is the place City Councilor Ayanna Pressley says she had in mind when she led a successful effort to gain more liquor licenses for the city's outer neighborhoods.... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 2:17 pm

Destin Marcelin, 6, died in a Dorchester apartment last month when his father, Patrick Marcelin smothered or strangled him - or maybe both - Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Marcelin then slashed his wrists, then plunged a knife into his chest after opening the door of a Mattapan apartment to police after they had tracked him down two days... Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report that late Thursday night, their Shotspotter system, which consists of a series of sensitive microphones in high-crime areas that can often detect the sound of gunfire, activated and led officers to Bradlee Street in Dorchester - where they then used their own ears to detect the sound of several men "seemingly having a heated discussion about a fight that had just... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:47 pm

Zoo New England announced today somebody who wants to stay anonymous has given $1 million towards the cost of building a new "Nature's Neighborhoods" children's zoo in Franklin Park.

Zoo New England had already raised $5.65 million in pledges towards the cost of the new children's zoo, announced earlier this year as a more interactive series of exhibits to introduce kids to animals and... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 6:44 pm

Ashmont scene: Dunkin' Donuts to the right. Photo by David Finnerty.

A man was shot around 6:30 p.m. outside the station and in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across the street. A suspect was arrested not long after on Wrentham Street.

Police report the victim, 19, was shot in the stomach. Police say he is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

Tyrell Griffiths, 21, faces arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District Court on... Read more

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