Dorchester

By - 12/7/16 - 11:55 am
1258 Massachusetts Avenue

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved a six-story, 40-unit condo building at 1258-1272 Massachusetts Ave., next to the new Dorchester Brewing Co. Read more.

By - 12/7/16 - 12:00 am
Ellington Street fire in Dorchester

Boston firefighters responded around 11:20 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a three decker at 107 Ellington St. that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire, which started on a rear porch, displaced ten residents, the department says, adding fire investigators are looking for the cause.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:39 pm

Hizzona signed an agreement letting Verizon offer TV channels and the company says it begins cabling up homes in parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Dorchester tomorrow - with Dudley Square by the end of the year. The move means parts of Boston now have three main broadband/TV/phone providers: Verizon, Comcast and RCN; Verizon says it will roll out FiOS to the entire city within six years.

By - 12/2/16 - 10:12 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Verizon's FiOS rollout is making life hell for people living near the Enterprise Street garage where all the FiOS trucks are based.

Abutting full-time residents say the clamor at the facility is disturbing them through the evening into the early morning hours before picking up again a few hours later, often before 6 a.m.

By - 12/2/16 - 8:44 am

The T reported only "minor" delays when an outbound Ashmont train kicked the bucket around 6:45 a.m.

By - 12/2/16 - 12:00 am

In his car, around 11:50 p.m. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By - 12/1/16 - 10:07 am

The Bay State Banner reports on Next Step Soul Food Cafe, which will be a rare sit-down restaurant in an area dominated by take-out places.

By - 11/30/16 - 2:53 pm

Scott Eisen reports a man was shot around 2:15 p.m. outside 94 Ocean St., although police found him several blocks away on Ashmont Street, near Washington. Stanley Stacos reports the victim was robbed of his phone, then shot.

By - 11/30/16 - 9:24 am
Crash on I-93 north in Dorchester

Paul Nutting photographed an early morning crash on I-93 in Savin Hill.

By - 11/29/16 - 6:15 pm

Around 6 p.m. at Washington and St. Gregory streets. Nobody hit.

By - 11/29/16 - 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned the conviction of a Dorchester man whom a jury found guilty of possession of a loaded firearm without a license after acquitting him of illegal possession of a gun and ammunition for the same 2012 incident in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 11/28/16 - 9:10 pm
Christmas lilghts on Adams Street in Dorchester

Lauren Maloney slowed on Adams Street, near Victory Road, in Dorchester tonight to take in Hoa Nguyen's annual Christmas-lightaganza.

By - 11/27/16 - 11:30 pm
Car in flames on I-93 south in Dorchester

Aaron Honsaker had a good view of a car in flames on I-93 southbound near the Savin Hill T stop around 11:15 p.m. He says it looked like the car hit the barrier first.

Earlier:
Volvo flies off 93, lands on car on Morrissey; one dead, one injured.

By - 11/27/16 - 2:04 pm
Fire at 31 Harlem St in Dorchester

Read of 31 Harlem St. Photo by BFD.

A short circuit in a power strip sparked a four-alarm fire at 31 Harlem St. that sent one firefighter to the hospital, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 11/27/16 - 1:16 pm

Boston FD striking the 4th alarm for 27 Harlem Street, 3 story wood frame dwelling.

By - 11/27/16 - 11:19 am

State Police report that around 12:40 a.m., a Volvo S60 sailed off I-93 near the Morrissey Boulevard exit, landing on a Honda HR-V on Morrissey Boulevard.

The driver of the Volvo, a Chatham man, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda, a 21-year-old woman from Dorchester, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive, State Police say.

State Police say investigators are trying to determine how and why the Volvo went airborne.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:11 am

Boston Police report an officer investigating a domestic disturbance on Julian Street in Dorchester yesterday wound up rolling off the hood of a man's car when the guy accelerated and sped away. Read more.

By - 11/26/16 - 9:45 am

Wanted for assault and battery with hot tea.

Transit Police are investigating two separate attacks with liquids this month - one at the Dudley Square T stop, the other aboard a T bus in Codman Square

Around 3 p.m. on Nov. 14, police report, a woman attacked a worker at the Dudley Dunkin' Donuts with a cup of hot liquid, causing "substantial" burns. Read more.

By - 11/25/16 - 11:45 pm

Vincent Weeks, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury for an incident Wednesday night on Stoughton Street that sent four Boston police officers to the hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/25/16 - 8:48 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday on I-93 south near the Dorchester/Milton line, WBZ reports, adding the trooper's injuries are not life threatening.

Reginald Pyram will be arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.