Dorchester

By - 6/22/16 - 11:25 pm

Around 10:45 p.m., BPD officers responded to Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue on a report that some guys on dirt bikes had just smashed a window of a sergeant's personal car.

As officers roamed the area looking for five guys on dirt bikes - several were spotted but not pursued for safety reasons - officers found somebody who'd just been robbed at gunpoint at Dudley and Cottage streets, shortly after 11 p.m. The suspect made off with, among other things, the victim's sneakers.

By - 6/22/16 - 4:38 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Brian McElhinney, 23, on a charge of manslaughter for the April 17 death of Brian Hingston of Quincy behind the Greenhill Bakery on Adams Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 12:19 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of two men on charges they gunned down Raekwon Brown outside Burke High School on June 8 - one of them who was already considered an "armed career criminal" at age 18 five years ago.

Jonathan Aguasvivas, 23, of Roxbury and Benzy Bain, 24, of Mattapan, were arraigned on murder charges in Dorchester Municipal Court. They were ordered held without bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Police said more people could be charged.

By - 6/22/16 - 12:15 pm

Boston Police report that drug-unit officers conducting a search at 31 Baird St. found two guns, one loaded, and several rounds of ammunition.

Kyjarri Dookie, 21, of Randolph, was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/21/16 - 10:36 pm

Around 9:30 on Park Street near Spencer Street, per Crime Hub and Jay.

By - 6/21/16 - 6:10 pm

The Dorchester Reporter scores on talks between UMass Boston, which now owns what's left of the expo center, and the Kraft family, which owns the soccer team.

By - 6/20/16 - 11:10 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a gun as evidence against a man charged with illegal gun possession because the Boston police officers who found the weapon after stopping the car he was in for speeding failed to provide enough evidence the car was going too fast. Read more.

By - 6/19/16 - 11:22 am

Around 12:30 a.m. on Ellington Street at Greenwood, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:42 am

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers a proposal for a package store that would specialize in beer and wine from the Caribbean, Cape Verde and other "exotic" locales. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 8:01 am

Not long after news broke of his rape indictment, Dorchester Municipal Court probation officer William Averill died when his SUV plowed into a bridge abutment in Randolph, WCVB reports.

State Police report: Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 11:24 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to a roughly 230-year-old, 13-star American flag now on display at the Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point.

By - 6/14/16 - 4:13 pm

UPDATE: Averill died in a car crash yesterday afternoon.

William Averill, 50, of West Roxbury, faces arraignment tomorrow on charges he raped a woman who'd reported to him as part of her probation for larceny, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:06 pm

Licensing Board votes "no violation" by auditorium.

Boston Police and a manager at the Russell Auditorium say a man stabbed repeatedly outside the Talbot Avenue facility on May 7 was apparently attacked in revenge for a rape for which he was convicted about five years ago. Read more.

By - 6/11/16 - 10:32 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Shayne Parker to five years in prison for interstate transportation of firearms and being a felon in possession of ammunition, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 9:32 am

The Herald reports that when the gunfire started Wednesday, Raekwon Brown rushed out of a pizza place and pushed a woman down - saving her life but ending his.

The Globe talks to his relatives and teachers, who described a happy kid who "didn't know anything about the streets," and who never missed a day of school and worked hard to get As.

By - 6/9/16 - 11:00 am
Raekwon Brown

The Globe reports on the teen shot to death outside Burke High School in Dorchester yesterday afternoon.

Two other students and a woman were also shot, but survived.

WBUR reports the school brought in grief counselors today.

He is Boston's 13th murder victim this year.

By - 6/8/16 - 1:46 pm
93 Park St. fire in Dorchester

Fire scene. Photo by Jay Kenney.

Boston firefighters responded around 1:20 p.m. to a fire at 93 Park St. in Dorchester that went to four alarms before it was knocked down. The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries.