UPDATE: The Herald reports the suspect pointed a gun at the officer, but did not fire.
Police are looking for a man they say pointed a gun at an officer around 11 p.m. outside the Lee K-8 School on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester. The officer fired at the man, then chased him to a fence at the cemetery behind the school, which the man... Read more
Morrissey sign programmers should find something good in their stockings.
A Fields Corner resident forwards this video from her surveillance camera this morning: It shows a guy peering inside cars on Ditson Street (0:15), trying the door of a car that has something that piqued his interest, all casual like (0:30) and then, when it turns out the car is locked, he goes and finds a rock (1:10), which he uses to smash in the... Read more
Around 10:40 p.m. on Nelson Street, off Norfolk. Possibly as many as eight shots fired.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today conviced Keron Pierre on three counts of first-degree murder for gunning down three people outside a Mt. Ida Road house party in 2009, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A Belfort Street citizen complains:
Caller states this is the 3rd occasion where he has been issued a parking ticket but never got the physical ticket placed on his car. He only knows about the ticket when he receives the late notices in the mail with the additional fees. This ticket was issued on November 5, and he is just receiving the letter in... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter interviews Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's new poet laureate.
Bill Ilott reports looking out his window around 8 a.m. to see a National Guard troop marching down the street:
They marched down Adams and took a left on Bowdoin. A kind of unusual sight for any time of the day...
UPDATE: They were marching from the Dorchester armory to Children's Hospital with toys.
Frankie P. says "good morning" from the Savin Hill T stop.
Students in the upper grades at the Joseph Lee K-8 School in Dorchester held a two-hour Black Lives Matter protest this morning.
Kids who'd brought in permission slips walked from the school to the intersection of Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, where they chanted slogans such as "Hands up! Don't Shoot!" and "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"
Several... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.
Police did not identify the services involved in the incidents, which occurred between roughly 1 and 3 a.m. in Dorchester, Allston... Read more
Eight people in the Boston area are charged with an identity-theft scheme that prosecutors say let them steal $700,000 from five victim's home-equity lines.
Members of the fraud ring managed to get the victims' phone lines redirected to their own, which they then used to obtain advances on the victims' home-equity lines and have them transferred to their own bank accounts between November 2012 and... Read more
Kelcey Morange shows us a somewhat brightly lit house on Adams Street, near Victory, in Dorchester.
Eileen Murphy watched a seagull watching the traffic from a perch in Pleasure Bay.
WCVB reports a man was found stabbed to death around 6:30 p.m. on Friday on Adams Street, near Pierce Street.
The Dorchester Reporter identifies him as Sean Dwyer, owner of the Clover City Unisex Barber Shop.
His body, in the middle of the road, was first spotted by passengers on an MBTA bus and police at first thought he had been hit by... Read more
Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.
Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that... Read more