Dorchester

By - 1/22/18 - 9:09 pm

On Adams Street near the bridge to Milton, around 8:55 p.m. The suspect, a black man dressed all in black, took her purse.

By - 1/22/18 - 8:54 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to a train that at least had the decency to die at Ashmont, where it could be quickly pushed out of the way.

By - 1/21/18 - 5:47 pm

At Balsam and Ashton streets, around 5:40 p.m.

By - 1/19/18 - 9:38 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from a Red Line train that couldn't make it up Savin Hill.

By - 1/19/18 - 6:09 pm

American Dry Cleaners, 1724 Dorchester Ave., at St. Marks Road, was held up at gunpoint around 2:30 p.m. today - the latest in a series of armed robberies at stores along Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street over the past couple of weeks.

By - 1/18/18 - 10:57 am

The Dorchester Reporter digs into the news that DJ’s European Market & Deli - one of three Polish delis in the Polish Triangle - is looking to expand.

By - 1/18/18 - 9:01 am

A pair of men from Dallas are charged with using a sledgehammer and wrecking bars to smash their way into six convenience stores and gas stations in Mattapan, Dorchester, Brockton, Cambridge, Everett, Stoughton and Woburn during a two-day spree last May, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports - adding additional people are still being sought. Read more.

By - 1/17/18 - 10:02 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Charles Washington, 44, to 10 1/2 years in federal prison, and ordered him to pay $1.84 million in restitution for his role in a ring that managed to impersonate wealthy customers of local banks and transfer money to dummy accounts. Read more.

By - 1/16/18 - 11:08 am
Codman Square fire

Codman Square fire. Photo by Dan Hogan.

Boston firefighters responded at 9:18 a.m. to 573 Washington St. in Dorchester's Codman Square for what turned into a four-alarm fire, the Boston Fire Department reports.

No injuries at this point. Read more.

By - 1/14/18 - 5:35 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Chad O'Connor, 17.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Kenwood Street just off Washington. Boston Police report he was declared dead at the scene.

By - 1/12/18 - 7:46 pm

The T is running buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of some sort of power problem. Like maybe a bit of fire at Ashmont station.

By - 1/12/18 - 10:12 am
Dorchester store held up
Robber

Boston Police report two markets about a mile apart on Ashmont Street were held up by two masked men with a gun this week.

Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 8:54 pm

Between roughly 7:30 and 8 p.m. a gas station at 1707 Dorchester Ave., near Centre, and a laundromat at 1828 Dorchester Ave., near Edwin, were held up by three guys with the same description: Black male teens in hoodies, armed with guns.

The three returned to the laundromat around 8:45 p.m., after police had left, and held it up again.

H/t Kim and Alert Page Boston for the gas-station info.

By - 1/11/18 - 5:13 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Shaquille Browder, 21.

Two people were shot in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street around 2 p.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents. One later died, Boston Police report.

Both that man and a second, found with non-fatal injuries, were in their early 20s, police say.

The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of at least one victim's injuries. Read more.

By - 1/10/18 - 10:44 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Crisostomo Lopes's sentence of life without parole for his role in the murder of 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis on Bowdoin Street in 2010 - as a Boston gang officer watched helplessly from down the street. Read more.

By - 1/9/18 - 3:36 pm
Wet Fields Corner Red Line station

Bobert Fallon reports the station lobby is filled with water, but that you can still catch the train there, as long as you don't mind wading through a few inches of water to get to the track level.

By - 1/8/18 - 10:50 pm

Boston Police report an off-duty officer crashed into another car at Columbia Road and Ceylon Street in Dorchester on New Year's Day, sending the two occupants of the other vehicle to the hospital - one with serious injuries. Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 5:42 pm

Jawone Shepard, 18, was arraigned today on murder charges for the fatal shooting of Phillip Demings on Bowdoin Street on Dec. 19, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 10:14 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on efforts to help the 14 members - and two dogs - of the extended Buchan family after their Allston Street three decker was destroyed in a fire Saturday night. This includes a GoFundMe page for the family, which lost everything.