By - 8/4/16 - 6:35 pm
Baby giraffe at Franklin Park Zoo

Photo by Zoo New England.

Zoo New England reports the Franklin Park Zoo giraffe baby rushed to the Tufts animal hospital when it wasn't doing too well after its July 24 birth got well enough to be returned to the zoo. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.

BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 1:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Elizabeth Seton Academy is closed, effective immediately.

By - 8/3/16 - 8:30 pm

Charles Washington, 43, of Dorchester, was arrested in June, and indicted today, on charges he and associates set up a sophisticated system to steal money from the bank and home-equity accounts of 16 high-income residents at several Boston area banks. Read more.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:02 pm

In the thigh, shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Park Street at Geneva Avenue. A car was found with a bullet hole at Bourneside Street and Paisley Park.

By - 7/30/16 - 8:24 am

Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 10 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:59 pm
Ray Bolger mural in Dorchester

The Mayor's Mural Crew this week finished an homage to Dorchester's own Ray Bolger, best know for his role as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." It's on the side of Romel Dry Cleaners, at Dorchester Avenue and St. Mark's Road.

By - 7/29/16 - 10:17 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot overnight at Trull and Ware streets. He is expected to survive.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:25 am reports that developers Yijie Dai and Jin Yue Zhang this week purchased 493 Washington St. in Codman Square for $1.6 million. The seller, the Full Life Gospel Center, paid $55,000 for the building in 1999. The single-story building sits on a 9,000-square-foot lot.

By - 7/26/16 - 11:04 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. at 274 Adams St.

By - 7/26/16 - 1:33 pm
87 Sawyer St fire in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department says "careless disposal of smoking material" started a fire this afternoon that did $500,000 in damage to the house at 87 Sawyer Ave. and melted the siding on the house next door. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 11:30 pm

Around 11:20 p.m., at Topliff and Stonehurst streets One victim was found on Stonehurst between Topliff and Norton. The second was found on Norton Street, near Speedwell.

A car was also hit.

By - 7/23/16 - 1:17 am

Around 1:10 a.m. on Payson Avenue, near Glendale Street. Two shell casings recovered.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:09 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. at 156 Fuller St., Mass Incident Paging reports. A car was also hit.

By - 7/22/16 - 2:29 pm

Boston Police report a man was attacked, shot in the neck with a taser and robbed around 9 p.m. on Thursday outside 42 Robinson St. Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Thetford Avenue at Evans Street. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned, just in case.

By - 7/21/16 - 1:04 pm
Fire on Sudan Street in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 11 a.m. did $75,000 damage to 45-47 Sudan St. and another $25,000 in damage to a neighboring three decker.

The department reports no injuries. The cause and origin remain under investigation.

By - 7/19/16 - 9:16 pm

The Dorchester Reporter has the scoop on car dealer Herb Chambers's new plans for the old Channel 56 lot on Morrissey Boulevard next to where we will eventually say the Globe used to be.

By - 7/19/16 - 9:37 am

Boston Police report the man shot to death in broad daylight on Hancock Street on July 7 was Brandon Smith, 28, of Dorchester.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the shooting, in which a woman was shot in the leg.