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
Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.
UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of... Read more
The Daily Beast recounts Mark Wahlberg's childhood and early thuggery, starting with:
Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a broken home in the rough Dorchester section of Massachusetts, otherwise known as "Southie."
We should probably forgive them, though, since they're based in the rough Manhattan section of New York State, otherwise known as "Philadelphia."... Read more
The former punk who made good continues to generate controversy with his pardon plea. Sarah Francis, who lives in Dorchester, has started an online petition urging the parole board to reject the former Marky Mark's petition:
Under the present racial climate in this country this petition for pardon is both out of touch with the fair and procedural workings of our political justice system... Read more
When trolleys ran down Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street - with maps and photos.
NECN reports the OFD actor thinks his lifetime of good works, church going and acknowledging the savage, racist beatings that left one of his victims blind in one eye are reason enough for a pardon. Also, wiping the criminal conviction off his record would help him get the "concessionaire's license" that would help him with his hamburger business.... Read more