By - 10/17/15 - 10:38 pm

The Red Cross reports ten people were made homeless by a fire around 3 p.m. at 35 Harbor View St.

The Red Cross provided all with emergency funds for food and shelter where needed, since their dwellings sustained major damage and the power was turned off. All were also provided with blankets and comfort kits which include toiletries.

By - 10/15/15 - 10:13 pm

Around 10:10 p.m. on Havelock Street, near Blue Hill Avenue.

By - 10/15/15 - 9:20 am

Ari Ofsevit makes the case that adding electric wires and buying electric-powered cars would make a lot more sense on the only in-city commuter-rail line than the individual diesel cars the T proposed buying until the governor put the kibosh on them: Electrification would be cheaper in the long run and the trains would get to and from downtown faster.

By - 10/14/15 - 4:12 pm

Robert Richardson, 61, of Dorchester, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow on charges he raped a young teen whom he had taken under his wing in 1993, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 11:23 am

Proposed purchasers of Sonny's, 750 Adams St. in Dorchester, who include a manager at the recently shuttered Littlest Bar, say they are planning extensive renovations that will result in a similar neighborhood bar. Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 7:58 am

Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 10/13/15 - 8:04 pm
Proposed expansion of Holiday Inn in Dorchester

Architect's vision.

The Holiday Inn Express off the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester is seeking BRA permission to add 60 rooms for budget-conscious visitors to Boston. Read more.

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.