By - 11/28/15 - 11:41 am

Firefighters made the discovery when they responded to a report of a car on fire in a rear parking lot at 229 River St. around 11:30 a.m. Boston Police homicide detectives and Boston Fire arson investigators were summoned to the scene.

By - 11/21/15 - 10:55 am

Boston Police report arresting Rakeem Austin, 30, on charges he pretended to be an attractive woman on social media, then robbed the men who showed up for an assignation. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 9:33 am

Boston Police report officers drew their guns yesterday before arresting Matthew Davis, 25, of Roxbury, on charges he repeatedly stabbed his mother in a Mattapan apartment building on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 4:53 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Around 3 p.m. at 435 River St., the Globe reports.

By - 11/13/15 - 7:51 am

Boston Police report arresting Tyrone Wilson, 29, on charges of being a crack and fentanyl dealer.

Police say drug detectives raided Wilson's 20 Regis Rd. home yesterday and seized fentanyl, crack, a scale, other implements that could be used in drug dealing, and ammunition.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/11/15 - 3:21 pm

Boston Police report several recent incidents of people getting robbed at gunpoint when they arrived at what they thought was an assignation with a cutie they met online. Read more.

By - 11/8/15 - 11:11 pm

A Dorchester man faces arraignment today on numerous charges after he allegedly gunned his car while two police officers were asking him to step out last night - dragging them 100 yards until he crashed into a parked car, Boston Police say. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 5:04 pm

Kyle Pam, 28, was arraigned today on charges of larceny over $250 from an elderly person, perjury, embezzlement by a fiduciary and money laundering. Boston Municipal Court Judge Peter Coyne set bail at $10,000 and ordered him to stay away from the woman and her accounts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 7:47 am

Yancey vows to keep working for a high school in Mattapan, WGBH reports. WGBH reports on Campbell's path to victory. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 8:43 pm
Essaibi-George and Campbell

Winners: Essaibi-George and Campbell.


The Dorchester Reporter calls District 4 for Andrea Campbell in a decisive win over three-decade Councilor Charles Yancey, in her first run for elective office.

Annissa Essaibi-George finished ahead of incumbent Steve Murphy for the fourth at-large seat, behind Wu, Flaherty and Pressley. Murphy, on the council since 1997, called Essaibi-George to congratulate her. Essaibi-George came in fifth for an at-large seat two years ago.

Read more.

By - 10/31/15 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports on District 4 city-council candidate Andrea Campbell's residency status over the past few years.

By - 10/26/15 - 6:56 pm

Boston Police report arresting five Cape men Sunday on a variety of charges, including operating motor vehicles without a license, after they allegedly ripped up the streets of Mattapan on dirt bikes - and as they were loading the bikes into a rental truck. Read more.

By - 10/17/15 - 11:03 pm

A delivery driver for a Hyde Park Chinese restaurant was held up around 10:50 p.m. in the area of Orchard and Vanderbilt streets in Mattapan by three teens in hoodies, one of whom showed a silver handgun.

By - 10/15/15 - 9:20 am

Ari Ofsevit makes the case that adding electric wires and buying electric-powered cars would make a lot more sense on the only in-city commuter-rail line than the individual diesel cars the T proposed buying until the governor put the kibosh on them: Electrification would be cheaper in the long run and the trains would get to and from downtown faster.

By - 10/9/15 - 10:08 pm

Around 9:50 p.m. at 98 Standard St. Firefighters were able to shut off the gas before anything exploded - and before National Grid arrived.

By - 9/29/15 - 3:53 pm
Woolson Street memorial

Jed Hresko was among a small group of people who gathered on Woolson Street in Mattapan last night to remember the four people - one just a toddler. He reports: Read more.

By - 9/23/15 - 1:25 pm

City councilors are working with residents along American Legion Highway to preserve "urban wilds" along the road and ultimately create a more bucolic stretch out of what at-large Councilor Steve Murphy says is now a "blighted" area. Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 7:36 am

The Dorchester Reporter details plans to turn the old Fowler-Clark farm on Norfolk Street back into a working farm.

By - 9/12/15 - 1:32 pm

Photos via BPD.

Boston and Brookline Police report arresting a couple of guys they say robbed at least 11 stores in August and September, most recently a market across from the Brookline Village T stop Thursday evening - one night after they knocked over the Rosedale Market at 547 Washington St. in Codman Square. Read more.

By - 9/8/15 - 9:26 pm
Campbell and Yancey

City returns shows first-time challenger Andrea Campbell besting long-serving City Councilor Charles Yancey 58-34 in District 4, which includes Dorchester, Mattapan and small sections of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. Read more.