Dorchester

By - 3/10/15 - 3:14 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a woman rescued from a fire at 83 Tonawanda St. this afternoon died at Mass. General Hospital.

By - 3/10/15 - 8:09 am
Amir Richardson

Boston Police report arresting Amir Richardson, 23, on charges he shot William Davis to death around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at West Cottage and Dudley streets in Dorchester - two months after another man was shot to death at the same intersection.

By - 3/7/15 - 11:55 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports investigators have determined the cause of a four-alarm fire at 247-249 Washington St. Friday night as "careless disposal of smoking material rear porch of 247."

The fire caused no injuries, but displaced 30 people.

By - 3/6/15 - 9:41 pm
247 Washington St. in Dorchester

A fire that raced through a Washington Street apartment building displaced 30 residents but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire at 247-249 Washington St. was reported around 7:05 a.m. and did an estimated $750,000 in damage, the department says.

Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from rear porches, the depatment says, adding the cause remains under investigation.

By - 3/5/15 - 11:27 pm
Richard Davey talks up the Olympics

Richard Davey talks as Rev. Jeffrey Brown (l) and architect David Manfredi listen.

If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.

The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose athletes compete in five separate sports - and for equestrian events.

By - 3/4/15 - 10:39 pm
Countdown sign in Dorchester in the snow

Neil the roving UHub photographer ran across this countdown sign on Franconia Street in Dorchester today.

By - 3/4/15 - 10:30 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a 100x100-foot section of the roof at the old Bayside Expo Center collapsed around 7:35 a.m.

The collapse forced the evacuation of a neighboring office building.

The building, now owned by UMass Boston, had been slated for demolition this summer.

By - 3/3/15 - 5:54 pm
Giant space saver in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer captured this girthy space saver on Jones Hill today.

By - 3/3/15 - 1:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting Takisa Williams, 30, of Dorchester, today for the Oct. 18 stabbing death of Maria Sanchez.

Williams was ordered held without bail at her arraignment today on a charge of murder in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 3/2/15 - 8:58 pm
Chinese romance performance

The Confucius Institute of UMass Boston rang in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat this afternoon with a series of musical, dancing and opera performances in the campus center ballroom.

Some opera, sung to the accompaniment of an erhu player:

By - 3/1/15 - 10:38 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. on Wales Street near Harvard Street.

By - 2/28/15 - 6:45 pm
Buried vehicle in Dorchester
The sign

Snow mound or car? On Westmoreland Street, the answer would seem clear - if not for the sign sticking out of the snow, as roving UHub photographer Neil found out last night.

Earlier:
There's always that one guy who tries to take the fun out of everything.

By - 2/28/15 - 5:27 pm

Seized items.

Boston Police report raids Friday morning at 91 Esmond St. in Dorchester and

By - 2/28/15 - 4:19 pm
Ice fishing on the Neponset River in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer who happened to be at the 88 Wharf building in Milton this afternoon watched a couple of guys settle in on the Dorchester side of the Neponset River for some ice fishing.

By - 2/27/15 - 11:08 am

Boston Police report the Members Plus Credit Union at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was robbed around 12:50 p.m.

By - 2/27/15 - 9:00 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 12:30 a.m. on Howe Terrace in Dorchester.

By - 2/26/15 - 6:14 pm
Ashmont project approved

The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story esidential building with 81 units on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Carruth and the Ashmont T station.

The building, which will also have ground-level retail space, will have 53 units marketed as affordable on what is now the home of Ashmont Tire, under plans by developer Trinity Financial. The project will have 44 parking spaces and storage space for 81 bicycles.

By - 2/26/15 - 9:02 am

Jackie Murphy reports on her commute:

Tons of snow hauled away on Gallivan and Morton last night. Huge improvement on roads! Commute yesterday Dot to JP 1.75 hrs, today 28 min.

ColdSummer checks in from Forest Hills:

Hyde Park Ave is Back to NORMAL. Hallelujah . No More Gridlocks

By - 2/24/15 - 9:03 pm
Old Man of the Snow

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko had to pause to take in the snowy peak outside the South Bay Home Depot tonight.

By - 2/22/15 - 10:18 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. on Franklin Hill Avenue. The suspects used knives to force the victim inside an apartment there, then stole a car.

The two suspects are described as 17 to 19. One is white or Hispanic, wearing a gray and red sweater, the other black and wearing a dark sweatshirt. They escaped in the victim's low-ride Honda SUV, Mass. registration 319 XA2.

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