Dorchester

By - 2/22/18 - 1:42 pm

At least it wasn't David S. Pumpkins: A Mattapan Line driver was indicted on insurance and worker's-comp fraud charges for a Halloween, 2016 incident in which a pal in a Michael Myers mask - and carrying a plastic pumpkin - dragged him off his trolley and beat him badly enough that he could begin to collect worker's comp, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Transit Police say. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 10:29 am

Boston Police report arresting a participant in some fisticuffs on Columbia Road early Wednesday who, they say, duked it out while packing two loaded handguns.

Police say officers on patrol spotted a bunch of guys fighting on Columbia Road near Devon Street shortly after midnight. Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By - 2/21/18 - 11:59 pm

MassDOT reports the person was on I-93 northbound near Savin Hill tonight. The road northbound was shut and traffic diverted onto Morrissey Boulevard. One lane on I-93 south was also shut.

By - 2/21/18 - 12:36 pm

A second man is scheduled for arraignment today for the murder of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 7:43 pm

Paul Nutting videoed the riders who normally cause problems on Boston's narrower streets and avenues going out for a spin on Morrissey before getting on I-93 in Dorchester. Jesskowski reports about ten riders stunting as they got on the highway around 6:30 p.m.

By - 2/19/18 - 7:59 pm
Dorchester iguanas

Rescued iguanas in a bucket. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters called to douse a blaze at 1129 Dorchester Ave. this afternoon made an unusual rescue: Two iguanas. Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 5:42 pm

Boston Police report a man officers tried to stop for a broken brake light on Columbia Road at Geneva Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. instead sped away - and then crashed into several cars at Columbia and Glendale Street, where he got out of his still moving car and ran away, only to be pursued and captured. Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:32 pm

KMV reports police found two people shot early this morning on Washington Street, one at Kenwood Street, the other in front of the courthouse.

By - 2/15/18 - 11:39 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Julio Baez, 26, of Charlestown, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey outside a Main Street convenience store on Nov. 5, 2014, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:52 am
Architect's rendering of 951 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering, with obligatory birds.

Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed his plans to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 5:23 pm

Kyle Williams, 31, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on a murder charge for the death of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 8:35 am

Kyle Williams is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he shot two men in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street on Jan. 11, killing one of them, Shaquille Browder, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Conservatory Lab Charter School rendering

Architect's rendering. With birds.

The Board of Appeals today approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:54 pm
Bowdoin Street proposed building

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. Read more.

By - 2/10/18 - 2:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale 16-year-old on gun charges after officers found him with a gun loaded with five rounds around 11:40 p.m. on Friday on Bowdoin Street near Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 11:12 pm

Two Dorchester men were arrested today on charges they murdered Chad O'Connor, 17, on Kenwood Street last month, as part of an attack in which O'Connor was both shot and beaten, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more

By - 2/9/18 - 6:00 pm

A Boston cop who allegedly plowed his pickup into a car on Columbia Road while drunk and off duty on New Year's Day was arraigned today on a charge of OUI causing serious bodily injury - a felony - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 3:28 pm

A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.