By - 9/7/14 - 8:07 pm

A Roxbury man who didn't signal before turning right onto Hancock Street from Bird Street in Dorchester last night sparked a chase in car and on foot that ended with him crashing his car and under arrest for possession of both heroin and a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets, police report.

Police say Youth Violence Strike Force officers on patrol on Uphams Corner spotted... Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 6:25 am

Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit

By - 9/6/14 - 10:29 pm

Officers investigating the death of Patrick Marcelin's six-year-old son at 61 Devon St. in Dorchester on Thursday were unable to keep Marcelin from stabbing himself to death when they arrived at the apartment where he'd been staying, Boston Police report.

According to police, the boy was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived at his home around 9:30 a.m., but that the exact cause... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 10:48 pm

A brawl at Brookford and Dacia streets around 10:30 p.m. ended with three people struck with baseball bats - one in the head. Not long after, police found four suspects and two bats a couple blocks away.... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 12:46 pm

Around 12:30 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street, although that might not be where he was stabbed.

By - 9/5/14 - 9:54 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews Meetinghouse Bank President Tony Paciulli on running after the guy who'd just robbed the bank's Lower Mills branch last week.

By - 9/1/14 - 7:20 pm
Shongi Fernandes

Friends online have identified the man shot to death on Claybourne Street Sunday night as Shongi Fernandes, 24.

Last summer, Fernandes graduated an ABCD program aimed at training Bostonians to become construction workers. Fernandes had a license as an apprentice sheet-metal worker.

In May, Fernandes and a friend released a Kindle... Read more

By - 8/31/14 - 9:57 pm

Boston Police report a man was found shot outside 52 Claybourne St in Dorchester around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

2014 murders in Boston.

By - 8/31/14 - 6:54 pm

Transit Police report that around 5 p.m., somebody walked into the Savin Hill Red Line station, saw two people he wanted to shoot, took out a gun and began firing.

He missed, whereupon both his intended targets and he fled, police say. Police say they are continuing to look for him. About 40 minutes later, however, Cynthia Pesantez watched Boston Police take somebody... Read more

By - 8/31/14 - 8:39 am

Ed Baur and Kevin Wiles report two women and a man were shot outside 24 Westville St. around 5:30 a.m. by a guy who fired on them out of the sunroof of a black Nissan.

By - 8/30/14 - 8:26 pm

A report that somebody jumped off the Neponset River Bridge around 8:15 p.m. brought Boston firefighters by land and sea until they got an update that the jumper was at the Granite Avenue drawbridge upstream a bit, where they met state troopers, who told them that it was a couple of kids jumping off the bridge - who came out soaking wet on the Dorchester... Read more

By - 8/29/14 - 11:09 pm

Around 11 p.m. on Woodledge Street. Two black men - one skinny with braids, the other heavyset - ran away.

By - 8/29/14 - 10:47 am

WBZ reports on a memorial vigil last night in honor of Dawnn Jaffier, shot to death while waiting for a parade on Blue Hill Avenue.

By - 8/28/14 - 9:15 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that when some guy robbed the Lower Mills branch of Meetinghouse Bank this afternoon, the bank president sprung into action and ran after the guy, managing to get a punch in before police arrived.

By - 8/26/14 - 11:45 pm

Stanley Stacos reports a man was shot several times in the chest and shoulder around 8 p.m. at 241 Woodrow Ave. in Dorchester.... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 5:52 pm

Around 5:40 p.m. One car was hit, no people. Police are looking for a silver Taurus with Connecticut plates.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 12:17 pm
Seized guns in Dorchester

The guns in question. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report recovering five guns, magazines and ammunition that were just sitting there in a plastic bag in an alley off Lucerne and Harwood streets in Dorchester early this morning.

Police say an anonymous source reported overhearing some guys talking "about the pickup of a package containing firearms" in that area.

Officers are first set up surveillance of the alley, but decided... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 4:49 pm

Peter Gelzinis reports how the Olde Town Team is threatening legal action against some Dorchester guy who runs an adult hockey league in the Boston area called StinkySocks Hockey.