Dorchester

By - 4/23/14 - 11:08 pm

Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.

By - 4/23/14 - 1:26 pm

Dean Beckford, 29, of Somerville, was arraigned today on two counts of making a bomb threat for calls that emptied Wheatley Hall at UMass Boston last Thursday and again yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Beckford's bail was set at $20,000.

According to the DA's office, Beckford's downfall was in using pay phones at the Davis Square Red Line stop... Read more

By - 4/18/14 - 7:17 pm

Touch FM got all the publicity, but federal agents yesterday also shut two other stations - one at 100.1 MHz that broadcast in Haitian creole from studios in Dorchester and another in Brockton.

In a statement, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said:

It is a public safety hazard for illegal radio stations to broadcast, potentially interfering with critical radio communications.

Like any member of the

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By - 4/17/14 - 12:55 pm

UPDATE: All clear announced shortly before 3 p.m.; no bomb found.

Paul Weiskel reports he got an alert at 12:47 p.m. to evacuate the Wheately Building and to stay clear of the area until further notice.

By - 4/17/14 - 11:36 am
Touch FM

Video of Touch FM owner Charles Clemons by Doug Bennett.

Judy Wilburn reports she was listening to the unlicensed Dorchester radio station shortly after 11 a.m. when:

Touch 106.1 just went off the air. Announcer said authorities shutting down, equipment taken.

The FCC and owner Charles Clemons have feuded for years over the station. In 2008, the commission ordered Clemons to pay $17,000... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 9:45 pm
Hansborough Street explosion

The house at 27 Hansborough St. exploded around 9:20 p.m., sending twelve people to the hospital - two with serious injuries - the Boston Fire Department reports.

The apparent natural-gas explosion pushed the house off its foundation and led to its partial collapse. The resulting fire went to three alarms.

Residents of surrounding homes were evacuated. National Grid gave the OK to let them... Read more

By - 4/16/14 - 2:39 pm

WHDH reports an MBTA inspector is charged with having sex at Ashmont station while on duty yesterday.

The woman whom he was allegedly inspecting in his T vehicle denied she was a prostitute but allowed as how "she needed money for her hair," WHDH reports.

By - 4/15/14 - 6:03 pm
Turkey on Morrissey Boulevard

Good gravy, as if traffic on Morrissey Boulevard weren't already bad enough, Lorenzo Charlie marveled this afternoon.

By - 4/14/14 - 8:22 am
Trying out for Deep Mass.

Eileen Murphy marveled at this dapper would-be don at the auditions for the movie version of Black Mass at the old Bayside Expo Center yesterday.

She adds: "You know it's a Southie movie when a Hollywood hopeful brings a space saver to the casting call for Black Mass!"

By - 4/13/14 - 6:45 pm

Police found a man slashed in the chest around 6:35 p.m. outside 1445 Dorchester Ave. Not long after, a second man was found with a cut hand and a puncture wound to his ear behind the building. Both are expected to survive.

By - 4/13/14 - 5:37 pm
Line at Bayside Expo Center

Paul Nutting Jr. spied the line of people at the old Bayside Expo Center hoping for an extra's role in the Johnny Depp biopic about everybody's favorite murdering psychopathic mobster.

By - 4/13/14 - 9:28 am

The Globe's David Abel interviews the Richard family on their day before 2:50 p.m. last April 15 - and their lives since:

Abel says:

The hardest story I've ever written, especially as a new dad and someone on the finish line that day.

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By - 4/12/14 - 1:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting three New Yorkers on charges they passed counterfeit bills on a little shopping spree at the South Bay TJ Maxx on Thursday.

The stun gun, Oxycodone and "two large plastic bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana" allegedly found in their car also did little to endear them to the local constabulary.

Police report a clerk at... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 8:45 am

Around 1:30 a.m. at 38 Julian St., per Stanley Staco, who reports one of two men involved in the fight had his forehead cut.

By - 4/11/14 - 8:24 am

Dorchester residents will gather on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to remember those lost in the Marathon violence.

By - 4/10/14 - 11:46 am

Rev. Bruce Wall was on BNN's "Codman Square Update" yesterday and discussed the whole Keolis invoice thing, says a) his name was only on the invoice because he was head of a community group aimed at promoting diversity in commuter-rail hiring but that he had nothing to do with its creation or delivery - that's Eugene Rivers's doing - but that b)

Technically, what the

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By - 4/10/14 - 8:19 am

Charles Sammon, 37, of West Pittston, PA., was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison yesterday for a scheme in which he collected fees at closings for triple-decker units in Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain involving buyers who then promptly defaulted, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

According to the feds, in 2006, Sammon recruited unqualified buyers for condo units - and in... Read more

By - 4/9/14 - 4:29 pm

The Dorchester Reporter informs us that the detail cop outside the mayor's house on Tuttle Street in Dorchester noticed a suspicious guy skulking around down the street the other morning - turned out he had what police say were stolen goods.

And, yes, not long after the detail was lifted from Chesterfield Road in Readville, Angela Menino's rental vehicle was stolen from outside her... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 6:11 am

The homicide unit and the arson squad are investigating what exactly killed a person whose body was found inside a burning car shortly before 4 a.m. at Davitt Street and Savin Hill Avenue, according to Stanley Staco and Boston EMS Incidents.

Ed. note: I've closed the comments on this post. A lot of things were said about the dead man that may... Read more

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