By - 9/25/13 - 1:15 pm

A man standing in back of a house on Corona Street was shot in the buttocks from behind around 11:25 a.m.

By - 9/25/13 - 10:43 am

The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. was held up around 10:25 a.m.

The suspect is a Hispanic man, about 6'1" with short hair and wearing a dark gray hoodie. Oh, and he should be covered in red dye from the dye pack that exploded after he fled.... Read more

By - 9/21/13 - 12:31 pm

Lower Dot counts the ways, even has a little quiz to see if you can tell which photos are from which 'hood.

No mention of Jehovah's Witnesses (headquartered in Brooklyn), though, and still no equivalent of 770 Eastern Parkway. Also, no roller coaster or 24-hour bagel places.... Read more

By - 9/18/13 - 7:13 am

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

By - 9/16/13 - 7:24 pm

Boston Magazine reports on somebody who's turned to one of those online fundraising sites to help out Glen James, who found that backpack at South Bay the other day with $41,000 in cash and travelers' cheques inside.... Read more

By - 9/16/13 - 7:34 am
Recovered cash and traveler's cheques

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.

Police report the man, who listed a homeless shelter as his address, flagged down officers patrolling the mall around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday to hand... Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 1:10 pm

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

By - 9/11/13 - 11:12 am

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.

By - 9/11/13 - 9:34 am

Odd signs in Dorchester

Today's winner of the coveted "Huh?" road-sign award goes to this pair at Dot Ave. and Freeport Street in Dorchester, where roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta had to figure out which sign to obey.

Traffic control, Boston style.... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 11:12 am

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

By - 9/7/13 - 9:52 pm

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.

By - 9/7/13 - 7:40 pm

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

By - 9/7/13 - 8:29 am

Update: Man charged with arson.

Flames were showing on the second floor when firefighters arrived at 8 Stonehurst St. around 1:45 a.m., Boston Fireman reports.

The Red Cross reports it found a hotel room for the three adults and four children living there.... Read more

By - 9/6/13 - 10:27 pm

Stanley Staco reports the men were stabbed shortly after 10 p.m. at 65 Dix St.

By - 9/3/13 - 11:24 pm

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.

By - 9/2/13 - 10:10 pm

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.

By - 8/29/13 - 4:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on charges she stabbed another woman this morning at 27 Corona St..

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

By - 8/27/13 - 8:04 am

Stanley Staco reports two men were shot around 12:25 a.m. at 104 Draper St., and that one was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound.... Read more

By - 8/24/13 - 11:16 pm

Leonardo March took a set.

September 14 took a photo that shows the dedication of BPD officers to get closer to the communities they serve (video from the other side).

By - 8/24/13 - 7:09 pm

Bobby Constantino says goodbye to Idene Wilkerson, better known as Ma Siss, the de facto matriarch of Quincy Street in Dorchester, who took him in when he arrived in town in 2006 as a newly minted lawyer - with no money and no place to stay:

There were cold, dark winter nights when I would come home from a day of running around, exhausted,

... Read more