Police are at Harvard and Lorne streets in Mattapan, where residents reported gunfire around 10:05 p.m. Arriving officers found shell casings, fresh blood and a cell phone and an empty parking space, but no victim - although the person may have hopped into a green car seen leaving the area. About 15 minutes after the gunfire, a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off... Read more
Police are looking for a silver 2014 Malibu seen speeding from the scene.
Not long after, another man with a gunshot wound to the chest was dropped off at the Boston Medical Center emergency room by somebody who sped off. The victim apparently developed amnesia and was... Read more
An argument after a work party turned into a fight that left Daniel Taylor shot dead early on Feb. 22, prosecutors said today in charging Marquis Smith with murder.
Smith, 23, of Hyde Park, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in South Boston District Court.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, the two men attended a work-related party downtown that... Read more
Around 9:40 p.m. a number of shots were fired on Topliff Street near Speedwell. Police recovered several spent shells.
Ed Forry, co-founder and longtime publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked around 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester Park, his son, current publisher and editor Bill Forry, reports:
My father was assaulted in Dorchester Park this afternoon; he's OK, but was mugged and choked unconscious @ 5:30 near Carney entrance.
We should all be vigilant in/around the park; that said, the best way to... Read more
Edrie reports that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., her green, 1963 Vespa got lifted from where it was locked outside her house near the Ashmont T stop. Not only was it chained to a post, it had had its spark plugs taken out, so whoever took it couldn't just drive it away.
I made the police report right after I found it... Read more
The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and attorney Carolyn Conway said the new restaurant, to be called the Dorchester, will serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner at 367... Read more
Around 3:45 a.m. on Bloomfield Street, according to Boston EMS Incidents.
Police are looking for a man who apparently decided 10:20 on a Saturday morning was a good time to fire several rounds from his handgun up Stanton Street from Norfolk Street. He then ran down Stanton.
He's described as black, about 6' and heavyset, with facial hair, wearing a blue and red jacket and a baseball cap and carrying a black backpack.... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Ernest Watkins IV, charged with first-degree murder for a fatal Fields Corner stabbing in 2012, can be tried as an adult.
Watkins had sought to be tried in juvenile court, which cannot impose a life sentence. A Superior Court judge denied his motion. The Supreme Judicial Court said the case raised no double-jeopardy questions and that Watkins... Read more
Around 7:40 p.m. outside 80 Greenwood St.
Suspect: Black, 28, no shirt, white shorts, red do-rag, may have fled in white Sonata.
The kids at the Mather School in Dorchester have issued an invitation.