Old Colony

By - 2/22/18 - 12:03 pm
Patterson way shooting scene

Crime scene. Photo by KMV.

Boston Police report a man was shot shortly after midnight at Patterson Way and Rev. Burke Street in the Old Colony development. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He is Boston's ninth murder victim in 2018.

By - 12/5/17 - 10:57 pm

Shortly after 10:45 p.m. in the area of E. 9 and Mercer streets in the Old Colony project.

By - 4/11/17 - 8:09 pm
Dorchester Street at East 8 Street blocked

Dorchester Street blocked at East 8. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Around 7:50 p.m. at Rev. Burke and Dorchester streets in the Old Colony project. The victim then ran away, towards Telegraph Street; police found him near Dorchester Street.

By - 4/15/10 - 9:56 am

The BRA yesterday approved a $56.8-million redo of the the Old Colony housing project that will replace the current post-war project with a new six-story building and a series of townhouses.

By - 7/8/09 - 10:44 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals today threw out the criminal-trespassing conviction of a man who'd invited into a Boston Housing Authority building by a tenant.

Gregory Nelson, who'd been barred from the Old Colony project in South Boston following an arrest for possession of a dangerous weapon, was arrested again on April 25, 2007, when two housing cops spotted him in a hallway - right next to a large "No Trespassing" sign.

Testimony showed he was there at the invitation of a friend who lived in the building after a night out. And the court noted that the BHA's own leases and police rules state that while a barred person cannot just enter a BHA building and wander around, "a resident does have the right to invite any individual not barred by a restraining order as a guest."

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