Dorchester

By - 10/14/14 - 2:17 pm

Destin Marcelin, 6, died in a Dorchester apartment last month when his father, Patrick Marcelin smothered or strangled him - or maybe both - Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Marcelin then slashed his wrists, then plunged a knife into his chest after opening the door of a Mattapan apartment to police after they had tracked him down two days...Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report that late Thursday night, their Shotspotter system, which consists of a series of sensitive microphones in high-crime areas that can often detect the sound of gunfire, activated and led officers to Bradlee Street in Dorchester - where they then used their own ears to detect the sound of several men "seemingly having a heated discussion about a fight that had just...Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:47 pm

Zoo New England announced today somebody who wants to stay anonymous has given $1 million towards the cost of building a new "Nature's Neighborhoods" children's zoo in Franklin Park.

Zoo New England had already raised $5.65 million in pledges towards the cost of the new children's zoo, announced earlier this year as a more interactive series of exhibits to introduce kids to animals and...Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 6:44 pm

Ashmont scene: Dunkin' Donuts to the right. Photo by David Finnerty.

A man was shot around 6:30 p.m. outside the station and in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across the street. A suspect was arrested not long after on Wrentham Street.

Police report the victim, 19, was shot in the stomach. Police say he is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

Tyrell Griffiths, 21, faces arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District Court on...Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 6:02 pm
Large televisions in Dorchester

An annoyed citizen files a complaint about all these giant tube sets that suddenly showed up on Hallam Street in Dorchester today.Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 1:44 pm

That sucking sound Dorchester residents in the area of Dorchester and Crescent avenues heard last night was a hazardous-waste company vacuuming up the oil that spilled out of two failed NStar transformers down a manhole - so that NStar workers could then repair the transformers.

We learn this from the city's answer to a citizen complaint about the loud noise of the device...Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 8:05 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a teenager it says held up the Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills around 3:15 p.m. last Monday.

This is the same branch where the bank president chased after another robber the month before.

Last week's robber is described as 18-20, about 5'2" with strawberry blond hair and blue...Read more

By - 10/4/14 - 11:56 am
Chicken in Dorchester

Chicken, wondering whether it should cross the road.

Craebeck wonders who lost this chicken, spotted this morning on Lydon Way near Adams.

The sighting marks a departure from past Boston chicken sightings, which have involved chickens no longer able to lay eggs.Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 6:08 pm

A concerned citizen reported the presence of two dead chickens on Cawfield Street this afternoon, one in the road, one on the sidewalk.

The city responded by sending out a crew to pluck the dead birds off the street and sidewalk....Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 8:02 am

A stabbing at a benefit for an injured motorcyclist at the Boston Teachers Union Hall in August remains unsolved because every person inside the hall interviewed by police either said they saw nothing or refused to talk, a BPD detective says.

Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday that even the victim told police he saw nothing early on Aug. 3, only...Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 7:20 pm

Updated 10 a.m., Tuesday.

Boston Police report a person identified only as "male" was shot around 7:15 p.m. outside 564 Dudley St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

2014 murders in Boston.Read more

By - 9/28/14 - 3:06 pm
Brush fire along the Neponset River in Dorchester

Belden photgraphed the beginnings of a brush fire along the Neponset River in Dorchester, around 2:20 p.m. At 3, she reported exits 11B and 11A on the Expressway were closed, since the fire's now right under the bridge.Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 9:07 am

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Columbia Road and Holden Street around 7:50 a.m. yesterday "when she was approached by a male who forced her into the rear of an adjacent property and sexually assaulted her."

The suspect is described as black, with a light complexion, in his mid to late 20s, about 6' and thin, with a slight...Read more

By - 9/23/14 - 9:17 am
Wanted for bank robbery

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it is looking for a man who held up the Santander Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. around 3:50 p.m. on Sept. 5.

He gave a teller a note and left with various denominations of currency.

He's described as white, in his mid-20s, with a slim build, about 5' and 150 lbs. He wore a white Sox...Read more

By - 9/21/14 - 9:28 pm

Updated.

Boston Police report a man stabbed around midnight at 5 Ames St. was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Read more

By - 9/21/14 - 1:09 pm

Boston Police report that officers on patrol near the area of the Ashmont T stop around 12:40 a.m. on Saturday heard gunfire from the area of Fuller and Washington streets:

Once there, officers observed two individuals walking away from the scene. While monitoring and watching these individuals, officers observed one of the individuals, later identified as Johnnie Bonnie, clutch at his waist area

...Read more
By - 9/21/14 - 12:48 pm

The Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center is suing its insurance company for refusing to reimburse it for the $763,000 a one-time accountant for the center embezzled between 2003 and 2008.

The Hartford Insurance Co. told the center it won't pay the claim because the center's policies excluded theft of money by employees.

In a suit originally filed last month in Suffolk Superior Court, the...Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 6:29 pm

Take a gander at this view from I-93 in Dorchester.

H/t Jed Hresko.Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 3:53 pm

A Dorchester woman pleaded guilty yesterday to injecting beauty seekers buttocks and lips with a silicone polymer, even though she's not a medical professional and the stuff is not approved in the US - at least not for injections.

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports Valentina Perez Tavarez, also known as Rossi Tavarez, 37, injected at least ten people with a solution...Read more

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