Fields Corner

By - 11/10/13 - 9:26 am
Bridge being replaced in Dorchester

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

By - 11/4/13 - 11:22 pm

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.

According to police, around 11:20 a.m. Anthony Boston, 57, went up to a man "known to him" working in the backyard of 93 Waldeck St. and began "yelling and complaining about mice in his... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 4:12 pm

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.

Police say they don't think this attack was related to recent attacks on women... Read more

By - 5/12/13 - 12:22 pm

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

By - 3/29/13 - 4:48 pm

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

By - 1/8/13 - 3:18 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the state Department of Revenue has turned the volume down on Hi-Fi Pizza.

By - 10/15/12 - 4:15 pm

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

By - 10/14/12 - 12:01 am

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

By - 10/6/12 - 4:40 pm

Boston Police report a man was found fatally and repeatedly stabbed around 1:10 a.m. at 11 Charles St.

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Cherby LaJoie, 39.

By - 9/27/12 - 7:29 pm

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.

UPDATE: Boston Police report the man was in his early 20s; the woman in her late 50s.... Read more

By - 3/23/12 - 12:05 pm
Ashmont tattoo

Some people just knee the Red Line.

Dot rat Adam Myerson likes the Red Line so much, he had it permanently affixed to his leg. He reports it took four sessions at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo in JP to get the whole thing - both train and the Fields Corner stop - on track.

More photos.... Read more

By - 2/16/12 - 8:46 am

Mike posts a report and photos of the aftermath of a rollover at 1504 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner that required the use of the Jaws of Life to get the driver out and which left a parked car and several light poles heavily damaged.... Read more

By - 12/23/11 - 10:50 pm

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.

By - 8/28/11 - 12:44 pm

Fallen tree on Red Line

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:

Tree on Red Line... Read more

By - 8/19/11 - 9:50 am

Bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a guy they say robbed at least two Sovereign Bank branches this week. Mr. Goatee first hit the Sovereign branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner on Tuesday.

He took a break on Wednesday... Read more

By - 8/8/11 - 12:04 pm

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
By - 6/11/11 - 1:14 am

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
By - 3/24/10 - 2:07 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man on charges he held up the Citizens Bank branch at 217 Adams St. in Fields Corner yesterday afternoon.

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
By - 2/3/10 - 11:50 am

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

By - 1/25/10 - 7:15 pm

Whalehead King posts what he says is an exclusive photo for a dramatic new design for where the Red Line crosses Dot. Ave.