Dorchester

By - 2/21/18 - 12:36 pm

A second man is scheduled for arraignment today for the murder of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 7:43 pm

Paul Nutting videoed the riders who normally cause problems on Boston's narrower streets and avenues going out for a spin on Morrissey before getting on I-93 in Dorchester. Jesskowski reports about ten riders stunting as they got on the highway around 6:30 p.m.

By - 2/19/18 - 7:59 pm
Dorchester iguanas

Rescued iguanas in a bucket. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters called to douse a blaze at 1129 Dorchester Ave. this afternoon made an unusual rescue: Two iguanas. Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 5:42 pm

Boston Police report a man officers tried to stop for a broken brake light on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. instead sped away - and then crashed into several cars at Columbia and Glendale Street, where he got out of his still moving car and ran away, only to be pursued and captured. Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:32 pm

KMV reports police found two people shot early this morning on Washington Street, one at Kenwood Street, the other in front of the courthouse.

By - 2/15/18 - 11:39 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Julio Baez, 26, of Charlestown, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey outside a Main Street convenience store on Nov. 5, 2014, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:52 am
Architect's rendering of 951 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering, with obligatory birds.

Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed his plans to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 5:23 pm

Kyle Williams, 31, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on a murder charge for the death of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 8:35 am

Kyle Williams is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he shot two men in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street on Jan. 11, killing one of them, Shaquille Browder, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Conservatory Lab Charter School rendering

Architect's rendering. With birds.

The Board of Appeals today approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:54 pm
Bowdoin Street proposed building

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. Read more.

By - 2/10/18 - 2:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale 16-year-old on gun charges after officers found him with a gun loaded with five rounds around 11:40 p.m. on Friday on Bowdoin Street near Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 11:12 pm

Two Dorchester men were arrested today on charges they murdered Chad O'Connor, 17, on Kenwood Street last month, as part of an attack in which O'Connor was both shot and beaten, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more

By - 2/9/18 - 6:00 pm

A Boston cop who allegedly plowed his pickup into a car on Columbia Road while drunk and off duty on New Year's Day was arraigned today on a charge of OUI causing serious bodily injury - a felony - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 3:28 pm

A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/6/18 - 10:36 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Dwayne Nelson, 27, of Haverhill.

Boston EMS Incidents reports the man was shot at Norton and Bowdoin streets shortly before 8 p.m. and declared dead at the scene.

He is Boston's seventh murder victim this year.

By - 2/6/18 - 3:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.

By - 2/6/18 - 8:47 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.