MassDOT is replacing a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester this weekend. Workers began moving the bridge into place last evening, under a new program in which spans are built offsite and then hauled in, which cuts the time a bridge is shut from months or years to a weekend.... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter sees a Dorchester triumphant with Walsh's win - the entire neighborhood united behind the son of Savin Hill:
But make no mistake: This is a victory for this neighborhood, too. Much maligned, often dismissed, we did it largely to ourselves through the years. But Dorchester finally figured it out: We’re a force to be reckoned with and it’s now beyond dispute.... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in a single weekend, rather than the traditional weeks or months.
Boston Police report arresting a Fields Corner man this morning on charges he got fed up enough with mice in his apartment to threaten another guy with a gun.
UPDATE: Fire officials blame "careless disposal of a cigarette" on a first-floor porch.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rushed to 46 Colonial Ave. around 1:40 a.m. for a fire that eventually went to four alarms and consumed parts of each of the building's three floors - and part of the exterior of the neighboring 42 Colonial Ave.
No residents were injured, but... Read more
The Globe reports police found six men stabbed at 6 Leroy St. around 4:45 a.m.
The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).
All proceeds from the sales of the music go to the Richard family. The Dorchester Reporter has the background on the video.
A.P. Blake alerts us that drivers on the Mattapan Line are being told to watch out for a deer reported on the trolley right of way, outbound, in Milton.
No doubt the cervid is hoofing it on the tracks because the ride now costs more than a buck.
Boston Police report a Dorchester woman ended an argument with her boyfriend that turned physical by plunging a knife into his stomach.
Tina Thompson, 46, was arrested on a charge of assault with intent to murder after the stabbing, about 12:40 p.m. in the kitchen of an apartment at 400 Savin Hill Ave. The boyfriend was transported to Boston Medical Center with... Read more
Boston - Seyfarth Shaw and Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) today announced their partnership in hosting a free legal services fair for the Dorchester/Roxbury community. The fair will be held at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps and Community Center on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Featuring representatives from many of Boston’s top legal aid agencies, including Greater... Read more
Boston Police report arresting three Dorchester 15-year-olds on attempted armed robbery charges after they allegedly tried to lure the delivery guy for a local pizza place into a holdup.
Police say the three placed an order with a Hi-Fi Pizza around 10:45 p.m. yesterday for delivery near Erie Street and Michigan Avenue:
The victim stated he received a request for delivery and was... Read more
Boston Police report the Harbor Point Convenience Store, 17 Harbor Point Blvd., was held up around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday:
The suspect walked in to the store and brandished a firearm at the cashier. The witness stated the suspect demanded money be placed in a bag, the cashier complied. The suspect fled the store in a maroon motor vehicle.
The suspect is described as... Read more
Shortly before midnight at Norfolk and Chipman streets.
The suspect was described as black, in his early 20s, and wearing a blue hoodie. Last seen running towards Codman Square. Before the stabbing, he got out of a green vehicle, possibly a Jeep Liberty, also last seen headed towards Codman.... Read more
This little kid was just having the grandest time dancing to one of the bands at the Irish Heritage Festival at Florian Hall today.
Officers spoke with the owner who stated that a car backed into his restaurant. Officers located a male still on scene, who stated through an interpreter, he was the operator of the motor... Read more
Niambe McIntosh, daughter of the late reggae singer Peter Tosh and a BPS special-education teacher, appears in a YouTube video seeking a bail reduction for her brother Jawara McIntosh, a Dorchester resident arrested in Mahwah, NJ in June after police say they stopped him for driving drunk and then found more than 65 pounds of pot in his car's trunk.