With the rising rents in South Boston, I'm thinking about moving to Dorchester. I realize that Dorchester is very big and that some parts are safe while other parts are less safe. What is the crime situation in Fields Corner, particularly around Geneva Street between Park Street and Bowdoin Street? I'm thinking about renting an apartment on Westville Street near Up Academy (John Marshall Elementary... Read more
Around 3:35 p.m. on Brunswick Street off Blue Hill Avenue. Suspects: Two black men in a newer-model, beige Camry.
Boston Police report they are looking for four people in connection with the robbery of $20,000 worth of jewelry at Thai Binh Jewelry, which recently opened at 1283 Dorchester Ave.
According to police, one of the four walked into the shop around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, looked around, declared he didn't want anything they had, then walked out.
As the individual left the store,... Read more
Boston Police report a man was shot around 7:40 p.m. just outside the station.
Officers on patrol saw the shooting and immediately took off after the suspect on foot. Police say they captured Balfour McLean, 22, of Dorchester, on Alban Street and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. They also... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today gave Suffolk County prosecutors a choice: They can retry Mario Gonzalez of Dorchester for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2009 or they can accept reducing his current conviction from first to second-degree murder.
A first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. A second-degree conviction also carries a life sentence but with the possibility of parole,... Read more
Around 3 p.m. on Cawfield Street, near Elder.
Police are looking for a dark-skinned man, possibly Cape Verdean,, 6'1", some facial hair, in a gray scally cap, black shirt and 3/4-length gray shorts.
Around 11:45 p.m. on Rosedale Street near Whitfield. Arriving officers did not find a victim; he was dropped off at Carney Hospital about ten minutes later.
Police are looking for a younger man in a white hoodie who fired seven shots towards Washington Street.
Of course, the effect that got him in a spot of trouble on the South Shore is lessened quite a bit in Boston, where our police cruisers don't use the black-and-white... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today set out new rules by which criminal defendants whose cases are dismissed or terminated can have their records sealed - with the goal of making it easier to do so if they can prove they're unable to get a job or housing because of those records.
The state's highest court issued the new guidelines in reaction to a Dorchester man's... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today gave South End Pizza and Grill on Tremont Street permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week and Levi's Restaurant and Lounge the OK to stay open that late on Fridays and Saturdays.
In an unusual move, the Boston Licensing Board today rejected a couple's request to let them turn an old Chinese restaurant into a new Vietnamese place, because of the husband's criminal past and his failure to fully own up to it at a board hearing this week.
The board rarely turns down applications for simple food-serving licenses, such as the one sought for the proposed... Read more
A Roslindale man whose victim turned him in after hearing about Jerry Sandusky and a pastor at a Dorchester ministry were sentenced to several years in prison this week following their convictions in separate trials, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Terrence Anderson, 53, of Roslindale, was sentenced to 3-5 years yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a... Read more
A Ditson Street resident forwarded this image from her home's surveillance camera of two men right after they'd held up an elderly man at knifepoint around 5 p.m. yesterday at Ditson Street and Arcadia Park in Fields Corner.
Victim was unharmed but lost his phone, wallet, and other valuables. The suspects fled on foot up Ditson St, and then ran through the... Read more
South End Pizza and Grill, 768 Tremont St. in the South End, received warm support from city officials for its proposal to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m., seven days a week, at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
The pizzeria says it wants to extend its hours to serve the growing number of students in the area. The Chester Square Neighborhood... Read more
Around 9:30 p.m. at 93 Devon St. The homicide unit was summoned due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Police are looking for two black men in hoodies who walked out of an alley across the street and opened fire.... Read more
A suspect in the robbery of a Bedford bank at lunch time was arrested about three hours later after people recognized him from surveillance photos posted online and called police, Bedford Police report.
Police say Joseph Barrett, 45, of Dorchester, walked into the Bank of America branch on the Great Road around 12:15 p.m., told a teller he had a gun and demanded cash. He... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of William Wood for a robbery in which he and a pal fatally slit a woman's throat and shot her boyfriend in the eye.
Barring a federal appeal, the ruling means Wood will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The state's highest court said Wood got a... Read more
The Herald reports.