Columbia Point

By - 7/10/14 - 1:51 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted two brothers on charges they used a detachable steering wheel and a knife in a brawl outside a party at the DoubleTree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street that ended with one of their opponents dead of stab wounds - from his own knife.

Shawn Coleman, 22, of the South End, was charged with second-degree murder and was... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 8:01 pm

Boston Police report the man stabbed to death in a fight that spilled out of the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street on March 1 was Christopher Borgella, 23, of Dorchester.

Borgella was fatally stabbed around 2:35 a.m. in a fight that sent another man to the hospital.... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 10:44 am

Boston Police report a large party in a room at the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street early Saturday spilled into the street outside and ended with two men stabbed, one fatally.

Police have yet to make any arrests for the stabbings, which happened around 2:35 a.m., but Capt. John Greland at C-6 says there is "a very active investigation."... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:03 pm

Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:

On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ... Read more

By - 10/14/13 - 12:11 pm

Boston Police report the Harbor Point Convenience Store, 17 Harbor Point Blvd., was held up around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday:

The suspect walked in to the store and brandished a firearm at the cashier. The witness stated the suspect demanded money be placed in a bag, the cashier complied. The suspect fled the store in a maroon motor vehicle.

The suspect is described as

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By - 6/19/13 - 2:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports a local company is looking at the possibility of setting up a mass-transit system on Columbia Point that would use tiny pods on a monorail-like structure to whisk people along Mt. Vernon Street.

By - 6/3/13 - 8:43 pm

Updated Tuesday morning.

A man awoken from a slumber in a car on Oyster Bay Road by security guards around 8 p.m. sped off, plowing into several cars before aiming his vehicle at a guard, who shot him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The driver, Leroy Wiggins, a.k.a., Chris Summers, 40, of Dorchester, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is expected to be arraigned... Read more

By - 5/17/13 - 7:48 am

Tree on hill at UMass Boston

Brad Kelly captured a tree on a hill at UMass Boston.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/23/13 - 8:09 pm

Video by teachers and students at the Dever-McCormack School on Columbia Point.

By - 10/29/12 - 2:55 pm

Flooding along JFK library

Dev traveled along the water in Dorchester this afternoon, making stops at the Harborwalk by the JFK library (above), Malibu Beach and Morrissey Boulevard (below), which seemed unusually flooded even for its normally flood-prone self:

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By - 4/29/11 - 1:37 pm

District C-6 reports:

On 4/26/11 5:07PM at 57 Ocean View Dr., witness observed 3 BMs 20-25 years throw something into the bushes. Officer discovered a Colt .25 caliber loaded with 1 round in the chamber and 5 in the magazine, H&R Model 622 revolver loaded with 6 rounds, and a Kel-Tec .380 loaded with 1 round in the chamber and 7 rounds in

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By - 12/17/10 - 4:30 pm

A 385-pound chunk of concrete plummeted from a ceiling, but school officials said no problems, it happened in an area where nobody is supposed to go, the Dorchester Reporter informs us.

By - 1/7/10 - 3:34 pm

Boston Police tweet they're looking for three black males, about 18, who busted into an apartment on Westwind Road this afternoon. They claimed to have guns; one pulled out a knife. Police say one was wearing a white jacket, the other two black jackets.... Read more

By - 11/21/08 - 8:16 am

The Dorchester Reporter breaks the news that Corcoran Jennison Companies is considering canceling its giant "Bayside on the Point" project because the MWRA is refusing to budge on its plans to build an odor-control plant nearby.

The housing project would replace the current Bayside Expo Center; the odor-control plant would use carbon filters and a smokestack to get rid of odors from up to... Read more