MassDOT is replacing a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester this weekend. Workers began moving the bridge into place last evening, under a new program in which spans are built offsite and then hauled in, which cuts the time a bridge is shut from months or years to a weekend.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Fields Corner man this morning on charges he got fed up enough with mice in his apartment to threaten another guy with a gun.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, near the busway, Transit Police report.
Attacker described as: Muscular black male, approximately 5'7" and 185lbs, in his late 30s or 40s with curly short black hair. He mainly spoke Spanish and was wearing a red soccer-style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.
Thousands of local peace activists marched in support of peace and anti-violence this morning at the 17th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace. The event took place in Dorchester on 5/12/13. This raw video footage is near the end of the march on Geneva Avenue as peace activists marched towards the conclusion of the march at... Read more
Around 4:40 p.m. at Geneva Avenue and Park Street.
The man was rushed to the hospital for surgery in critical condition. The homicide unit was summoned.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 50s, wearing a black and blue sweater, khaki pants and black sneakers with blue and pink stripes. He was last seen fleeing down Bourneside.
In 2005, a worker... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports the state Department of Revenue has turned the volume down on Hi-Fi Pizza.
Ernest Watkins IV was arraigned today on charges he stabbed a man to death outside the Fields Corner T stop last week. Watkins is 14.
Watkins was among a group of four people spotted attacking Cherby LaJoie around 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 6, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. MBTA surveillance footage shows the four entered the T stop - one jumping a... Read more
Boston Police report arresting the Dorchester male - too young to have his name released - for the stabbing death of Cherby LaJoie, 39, on Oct. 6 on Charles Street. Police say the teen stabbed LaJoie multiple times early that morning.
LaJoie was himself once charged with shooting a teen to death in 1996, but his 1999 trial ended with a hung jury.... Read more
Brian D'Amico reports two people were shot around 7:15 p.m. inside the Universal Barbershop and Salon at 436 Geneva Ave.. The dead victim was shot in the head; the woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
Around 9:40 p.m. Suspects are two Hispanic males, one 18 or 19, 5'8" and wearing a black and gray North Face jacket, the other about 5'6" and dressed in a black top and pants.
The MBTA forwarded this photo of a tree down on the Red Line just south of Fields Corner and this photo of a tree down just north of JFK/UMass:
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Boston Police report officers stuck in traffic on Dot. Ave. near Adams Street yesterday afternoon watched a suspicious looking guy run out of a doorway, knock a woman down, grab her purse, then run away.
Officers immediately exited their unmarked cruiser and chased the suspect on foot through several streets and alleys and eventually caught the suspect on Lincoln Street. Once caught with a... Read more
Candelaria Silva reports she and her granddaughter were waiting at Fields Corner for an Ashmont train last Saturday when a woman on the inbound side began yelling:
"Oh, my God, did you see that? Is that a deer? A deer just ran up the bus ramp!"
We looked behind us through the glass that separates the bus ramp from the train tracks and there... Read more
Police say Magdy Wasif, 41, didn't get far:
Through the officers training and experience, they were aware that perpetrators of crime often utilize public transportation to flee the area of the crime. This also enables them to blend into... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant licenses to three new eateries:
Serykah Aggerwhil is seeking city permission to sell Indian food at 185 Devonshire St. She currently operates a catering service in Somerville, and the food would be prepared there and then trucked into Boston for sale.
Pasta Beach, a Newport, RI restaurant that serves pasta and pizza, wants to open an... Read more