The final race of this year's America's Cup is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today, involving futuristic hydrofoils off California. But once, the races took place off England and Rhode Island, and often featured yachts built or upgraded at George Lawley & Son, a boatyard that operated in South Boston until 1909 and then in Dorchester by the Neponset until it shut down in 1946.... Read more
A man standing in back of a house on Corona Street was shot in the buttocks from behind around 11:25 a.m.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to shut Mac's Guest House, 194 Callender St., after hearing a BPD detective recite a litany of complaints dating back years - including two active rape investigations in which police cited Mac's for "permitting immoral conduct" and failing to call police.
At a hearing yesterday, District B-3 Lt. Det. Brian Larkin acknowledged that owner Lorenzo Clark has made... Read more
A Chinese national who managed to forget his backpack with $2,400 in US currency, $39,500 in American Express travelers cheques and his passport while shopping in the South Bay Mall yesterday got everything back thanks to an honest man.
Boston Police report they are investigating how two men came to be lying on Greenwood Street early this morning, one of them dying in the middle of the street from what appeared to be serious head injuries, the other collapsed on a resident's porch with serious stab wounds.
Police say that shortly after 1 a.m., officers responded to a call about a man lying... Read more
Firefighters are at Quincy and Mascoma, hoping gas-company workers show up soon to help fix the hole in a six-inch gas main there.
UPDATE: Firefighters began clearing the scene around noon, but Quincy will remain shut for a few more hours so that National Grid workers can fix the main.
Transit Police report arresting men from Boston and Providence early this morning on charges they sprayed graffiti at six locations along the Red Line in Dorchester.
Police say officers nabbed Joseph Domoracki, 23, of Boston and Max McGuigan, 23, of Providence around 2:40 a.m. on the tracks, near where they cross under Dorchester Avenue a couple blocks south of Andrew Square. Both, police say,... Read more
Around 9:40 p.m. Boston Police report the victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police are looking for two black men, both in hoodies, one in light jeans, one in dark jeans, who shot the victim, then ran across Blue Hill Avenue and towards H Block.
Boston Police report arresting a man they say set his ex-girlfriend's house on fire early this morning - and then stuck around to watch the flames.
Troy Poindexter, 35, of Mattapan, faces arraignment in Dorchester District Court on Monday on charges of arson and breaking and entering.
According to police, the woman, who has a daughter by Poindexter, came home around 1:40 a.m. to... Read more
Around 11:15 p.m. at 2260 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills. The woman made it down to the lobby from the seventh floor, where police found the man, with a possible stab wound to the chest.
When a man walked into Yum Yum Restaurant, 1493 Dorchester Ave., and demanded money at gunpoint, employees ran into the back. Rather than follow, he walked out of the restaurant, and now police are looking for him: A black male in a black hoodie, about 5'7" and last spotted heading towards the Red Line station.
Police say Rasyelis Reyes, 19, was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon after sending the other woman to the hospital in serious condition.
The victim had been stabbed by her boyfriend's new girlfriend.
Dorchester District Court Judge Catherine Byrne... Read more