By - 4/15/15 - 8:20 pm
Martin Richard 5K race in Dorchester

MadTy watched a 5k in honor of Martin Richard along Gallivan Boulevard today.

By - 4/14/15 - 11:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on the possible sale of the bar, which went on the block after a skein of legal trouble.

By - 4/14/15 - 11:45 pm

Dominique Dawnielle reports:

By - 4/14/15 - 11:58 am
Spitty lady

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say spit on a 41 bus driver and hit him with something around 5:30 p.m. on April 1 near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street in Dorchester.

She's described as black, with red highlights in her hair, wearing a pink North Face jacket, black leggings and white sneakers. A Transit Police spokesman said the woman was not disputing a fare or anything like that, she was just being "aggressive."

By - 4/13/15 - 6:21 am

Around 9:50 p.m. on Sunday on Norton Street near Bowdoin, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 4/10/15 - 10:11 am

Wakefield Police report arresting three Dorchester men they say were spotted removing the tires from a Kia in an apartment-complex parking lot early Thursday.

Terrance Jason Ramos-Farnum, 25, Joel Winslow, 26, and Anthony Sanchez, 25, were charged with larcenty over $250.

Police say a resident of the Audubon Road complex called to report "men in dark clothes" removing the tires and wheels from a Kia Optima shortly after midnight.

The suspects were seen getting into a Honda Odyssey minivan.

By - 4/6/15 - 9:29 pm

Around 9:20 p.m., possibly in a drive-by. Police are looking for a green, late-model, low-rider Civic.

By - 4/6/15 - 5:20 pm
Richard Long

Boston Police today identified the man found shot to death at 332 Harvard St. as Richard Long, 37.

According to his obituary, Long, an ironworker, leaves seven children, along with his parents, three sisters and a brother.

By - 4/4/15 - 9:26 pm

I have jury duty in Dorchester this week. Not familiar with the area and looking for some general info. What is the best way to get there? Any tips? Thanks!

By - 4/3/15 - 9:20 am

The Globe reports on two elderly residents of Trull Street in Dorchester, whose bodies were found only when their mailman realized nobody was grabbing the mail out of his hand as he put it through their mail slot like they used to do.

By - 4/2/15 - 6:49 pm

Stanley Staco reports a couple of cars were shot around 6:10 p.m. outside 15 Cunningham St.

The gunman is described as black, 18 to 20, about 5'4" and wearing black pants and a belt with studs all the way around. He had a large black gun as he jumped into a 2004 or 2005 gray Accord.

By - 4/2/15 - 8:09 am
Proposed Harmon Apartments on Dorchester Avenue

Architect's rendering.

The Boston Home, which provides treatment for people with advanced neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, wants to build a 39-unit apartment building on its property at 2049 Dorchester Ave.

By - 4/1/15 - 8:09 am

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he used a BB gun to hold up Mr. Convenience Plus, 646 Blue Hill Ave., twice in March.

Police say officers were out looking for the kid, whom they did not name, when:

By - 3/31/15 - 1:28 pm

Police had the King K-8 School on Lawrence Avenue and the Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road lock their doors around 1:10 p.m. as they searched for a man wanted for a gunpoint robbery a few days area who was spotted on Normandy Street near the two schools.

The schools went back to normal operation around 1:30.

By - 3/31/15 - 12:02 pm

Updated with information from Boston Police.

Police officers responding to a report of shots fired at 332 Harvard St. in Dorchester around 11:25 a.m. found the building on fire, Boston Police report.

After firefighters doused the first-floor flames, officers found the body of a man, 37, shot dead. A woman, 34, was also found with gunshot injuries; she was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

By - 3/28/15 - 10:29 pm

Stanley Staco reports that around 8:40 p.m., a woman sitting in her apartment on Senator Bolling Circle was hit by shots fired from outside the building. Her baby was not hit.

By - 3/28/15 - 12:09 pm

UMass Boston has alerted its students and staff they can just stay home on Monday due to the official opening of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate. A roving UHub recipient of the alert forwarded us a copy:

The University of Massachusetts Boston campus will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 through Monday, March 30.

Campus will reopen for business on Tuesday, March 31.

By - 3/27/15 - 2:01 pm
Big helicopter

The copter in question. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Specifically Roxbury and Dorchester with a jaunt up to Kendall Square. It's prep work for Monday's visit by the Obamas and Uncle Joe to Columbia Point for the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate - next to the Kennedy Library.