Dorchester

By - 1/16/17 - 11:31 pm
Protesters on steps of Dorchester courthouse

Greg Cook chronicled the Mass Action Against Police Brutality’s MLK Day March for Justice, which had a stop on the steps of the Dorchester courthouse this afternoon.

By - 1/16/17 - 10:38 pm

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ruled last month that the Boston Licensing Board erred in requiring the new owners of a Washington Street liquor store to stop selling nips. Read more.

By - 1/14/17 - 6:40 pm

Around 6:30 p.m. on Dakota Street between Boyd and Greenbrier. Nobody hit.

By - 1/13/17 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports MassDOT workers spent the night checking out light poles along I-93 in Dorchester to try to avoid a repeat of a Thursday morning incident in which a pole crumpled to the ground - where a bus then hit part of it, sending it flying into the front of a car. The driver was not hurt.

By - 1/12/17 - 6:19 pm

Boston Police report a patrol in the area of gunfire in Dorchester last night ended with the arrest of a man who kept pointing a loaded gun at officers. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 6:25 pm

Boston Police report drug detectives and a SWAT Team raided 19 Browning Ave. early this morning after a spate of "several incidents of gun violence and 911 calls for shots fired." Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 11:17 pm

Sandy's Variety Store, 378 Washington St., held up around 11:10 p.m. by a black man in his mid-30s, in a black hoodie and shoes and khaki cargo pants. Got cash and a carton of cigarettes.

By - 1/6/17 - 9:28 pm

Boston firefighters are at 391 Adams St. for a fire that broke out shortly before 9 p.m.

Video by CGJ.

By - 1/6/17 - 10:23 am

The Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. was held up around 10:10 a.m. by a white man, about 5'5" and wearing a black baseball hat. He may have fled by jumping in a cab and may be the same guy who held up the East Boston Savings bank branch in Andrew Square on Wednesday.

By - 1/6/17 - 9:12 am

The T had to hold a train from Braintree at JFK/UMass so Transit Police could remove a woman who refused to put out her cigarette, filling her car with the smell of smoke.

By - 1/4/17 - 8:33 am

Phillips Old Colony House and the Freeport Tavern, 780 Morrissey Blvd., announced yesterday it's closing forever on Jan. 15.

The Dorchester Reporter reports neighboring ventures owned by the same family - the Phillips Candy House and Boston Bowl - will stay open.

H/t Eileen Murphy.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:00 am

Boston Police report arresting James Stewart, 32, on a 2012 arson charge and a 2014 charge of shooting a man repeatedly. Read more.

By - 1/2/17 - 9:42 pm
Dorchester porch thief

Boston Police have released a surveillance photo of a guy stealing a package off a porch on Harborview Street on Dec. 7.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800)-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 1/2/17 - 5:31 pm

Around 5:20 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue at Seaver Street.

By - 12/30/16 - 1:12 pm

Behind St. Matthew Church, 33 Stanton St., around 12:30 p.m. No people hit.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 11:24 pm

A fed-up citizen files a complaint who drives to Groom Street in her SUV every morning between 6 and 6:30 a.m. to feed the area's feral cats:

It's been going on for years and still she has not been discovered. The mess these cats do all over residential homes yet she does not clean it up.

By - 12/28/16 - 10:36 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports he was shot around 10 p.m. on Draper Street.

By - 12/27/16 - 12:22 pm

Kiona Thomas, 25, of Roslindale, was arraigned today on a charge of assault with intent to murder, after allegedly stabbing a Dorchester woman in the throat during a Christmas altercation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/26/16 - 5:18 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays due to a train that's refusing to move at Ashmont.