Dorchester

By - 4/15/17 - 10:35 am
Turkey in Brighton

Maybe it's because they know they're safe on this Easter weekend, but whatever the reason, reports are piling up here at Turkey Central of the birds strutting across the city, such as this fine specimen Colleen Glenney spotted in Brighton this morning. Read more.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:32 pm

WBZ talks to the family of Joey DeBarros, who was shot to death in front of the McDonald's on Gallivan Boulevard yesterday, the apparent victim of a road rager with a gun.

By - 4/14/17 - 4:40 pm
Clover Street fire in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that ripped through a six-unit duplex at 9 Clover St. near Neponset Circle displaced 16 and sent two firefighters to the hospital with heat exhaustion.

Firefighters responded at 3:50 p.m. for what turned into a five-alarm fire.

By - 4/14/17 - 2:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale teen near Burke High School, 60 Washington St. in Dorchester, on gun charges after school yesterday. Read more.

By - 4/14/17 - 10:28 am

A copy of the memo to Globe staffers about the move to 53 State Street floats over Dan Kennedy's transom; staffers will start moving out of Dorchester in June. Shocker: They'll no longer be allowed to have their own min-fridges. Bonus: They will have access to a 12th-floor roof deck.

By - 4/13/17 - 11:11 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say used a knife to get a Dorchester resident and her four-year-old daughter out of their car on Jan. 13 outside 14 Clarkson St. Read more.

By - 4/13/17 - 5:17 pm

And said deceased train is causing "moderate" delays northbound, the T reports.

By - 4/13/17 - 4:40 pm

UPDATE: WBZ reports it might have been road rage.

Around 4:15 p.m. outside the McDonald's at Gallivan Boulevard and Granite Avenue, possibly in a drive-by. Boston Police report the man was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

He is Boston's seventh murder victim this year, and Dorchester's fifth.

By - 4/13/17 - 2:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man who was helping somebody who'd just been shot run away from the area of Columbia Road and Glendale Street. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 9:26 am
Creepy clown mask in a storm drain

A skeeved out citizen files a complaint (makes up a complaint?) about the situation at Elder Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester:

Someone seemed to have left there mask in the sewer. It seems straight out of a horror movie.

H/t Ndorb.

By - 4/12/17 - 9:09 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Timi Wallace, 44, of second-degree murder for the drug-related shooting death of his brother, Tasfa Wallace, on Levant Street on March 26, 2000, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:11 pm

The Globe reports the move affects some summer and fall classes that some students need to graduate.

By - 4/8/17 - 12:09 pm

A federal judge this week ruled prosecutors can use a gun allegedly found on Wesner Theodore as evidence against him when he goes on trial on a charge of being a convicted criminal in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read more.

By - 4/7/17 - 10:20 pm

UPDATE: The Herald reports one under arrest.

Around 9:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Wolcott Street. Multiple shots fired.

Photo of the scene.

By - 4/7/17 - 11:18 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for a West Roxbury housebreak based in part on data from the GPS device he was ordered to wear at his arraignment on charges he beat a woman in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 4/5/17 - 10:23 pm

UPDATE, Thursday, 10 a.m.

Greenbush train 091 (which left South Station around 8:25 p.m.), hit somebody on the tracks just south of Savin Hill.

Transit Police report that the "trespasser," a 24-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

At 10:17 p.m., M.McG reported she and other passengers were still on the train, still not moving.

By - 4/5/17 - 8:10 pm

Those pesky deficit issues, the Globe reports.

By - 4/5/17 - 3:04 pm

Columbia Billiard Co., 558 Columbia Rd., has trouble with a capital T and is currently shut as its new owner awaits word from the Boston Licensing Board both on a series of violations found in a February inspection and its requests for the licenses it should have had before that inspection. Read more.

By - 4/3/17 - 2:33 pm

Person of Interest

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report they're looking for this guy in connection with a shooting at 225 Quincy St. shortly before 4 p.m. on March 8.

By - 4/1/17 - 10:26 am

Current reports WGBH will open an office in the Fields Corner headquarters of the Association of Independents in Radio. Initially, the station will rotate one reporter there every three weeks, but plans to hire a fulltime Dorchester correspondent. It will also be working with the Dorchester Reporter.