Dorchester

By - 7/1/15 - 9:04 pm

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Seaver near Normandy Street. Police are looking for three suspects, all black males between 25 and 30.

By - 7/1/15 - 11:38 am

The Boston Fire Department reports lightning sparked a two-alarm fire at 488 Adams St. around 9:40 a.m.

The fire did an estimated $200,000 in damage. There were no injuries.

Scott Eisen posted photos from the scene.

By - 6/30/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston 2024's "2.0" plan for Widett Circle calls for tearing down all the existing industrial and mass-transit facilities in the 83-acre area and turning it into 8 million square feet of office and residential use with the hope Boston gets the Olympics, but under a plan that would continue even if we don't get the games. Read more.

By - 6/29/15 - 10:16 pm

Around 10:05 p.m. between Kerwin Street and Browning Avenue, just off Talbot.

By - 6/29/15 - 10:15 am
Proposed venue map of Boston 2024 Olympics

Proposed new venue map. From Boston 2024 Bid 2.0.

Boston 2024 officials are outlining their "Bid 2.0" version of the proposed 2024 Olympics in Massachusetts. Current Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca says the plan still calls for buying out the existing businesses in Widett Circle and building a temporary stadium there - and then turning the land after the games over to a private developer, who would build a whole new transit-oriented development with 4,000 apartments. Read more.

By - 6/28/15 - 10:15 pm

Mansfield Police report arresting a Dorchester man on shoplifting charges Friday afternoon after a foot chase that started at the LL Bean store in the Mansfield Crossing Mall, went down the Northeast Corridor and then back into town before ending in the back room of a sub shop. Read more.

By - 6/28/15 - 1:30 pm

Sometimes, when somebody says "One and one is ..." you need to let them finish to make sure they mean to say "one and one is two" rather than "one and one is three." The other day, I wrote about Councilor Ayanna Pressley's opposition to a request for a liquor license for a restaurant in Adams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 10:09 am
Jimmy Cawley

Jimmy Cawley, who spent the past eight years with WORK, Inc. of Dorchester, helping people with disabilities train for and get jobs, died overnight from the lung cancer doctors only discovered when he had a stroke a couple of months ago.

Cawley, a Grateful Dead fan who spent 20 years as a newsroom researcher at the Globe, leaves his wife Elisa and his children Christina and Kevin.

By - 6/24/15 - 4:29 pm

Boston Police report its officers and officers from the state Environmental Police raided a garage on Hancock Street in Dorchester yesterday afternoon and seized all the vehicles whose owners did not arrive in time to haul them away - just for safekeeping, police say. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 11:27 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license for a proposed restaurant at the site of a long abandoned video store in Adams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 6:03 pm

Steve Lynch (D-South Boston) went on NECN's Broadside tonight and told host Sue O'Connell that condemning the existing businesses at Widett Circle for a temporary 60,.000-seat stadium is stupid and something he'll fight. Suffolk Downs might work, he says.

"I don't think you'll build a stadium for three weeks and then take it down," he said. "I really think it's a bad idea."

By - 6/22/15 - 1:47 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the owner of a South End pizzeria permission to open a new place on Columbia Road, next to the Strand Theatre. Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 11:31 pm

At least four shots around 11:25 p.m. on Maxwell Street near Milton Avenue.

By - 6/21/15 - 12:15 am

Around midnight on Westville Street at Boyd Street, midway between Bowdoin and Geneva. One car was hit.

By - 6/20/15 - 7:00 pm

Around 4:20 p.m. at Dudley and Nonquit streets, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/20/15 - 10:07 am

The Herald reports the Baker administration has stopped plans to buy "diesel multiple unit" trains that would have allowed the Fairmount Line to run at subway-like frequencies, saying now's not the time to load up on new technologies on the T. Read more.

DMUs are passenger coaches with their own diesel engines, which can be more easily assembled into smaller trains at non-peak hours; the Patrick administration had touted them as a way to improve service on the line - and also to serve the proposed West Station stop in Allston on the Worcester Line and connect Back Bay with the South Boston convention center.

By - 6/19/15 - 10:31 am
Columbia Point Dawgs in a threatening YouTube video

Gang members used YouTube to send warnings to rival gangs - such as holding up court records with names of alleged snitches.

Around New Year's, FBI agents made some unusual phone calls: Warnings to members of a Dorchester gang to lay low because a leader of the rival Columbia Point Dawgs had been shot and was convinced they were behind it - and was vowing revenge.

Demetrius Williams had reason to suspect somebody in the Greenwood Street Posse had shot him as he sat in his Mercedes outside a 6 Metcalf Ct. drug "stash" house. His Columbia Point Dawgs and Greenwood Street had been engaged in an increasingly violent feud for several months - which included turning Edinboro Street in Chinatown into a free-fire zone early one August morning that left six people with gunshot wounds. Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 6:15 pm

Cops must love stuff like this: Boston Police report that as officers were using a search warrant to seize a gun, marijuana and cocaine at 29 Cunningham St., Tuesday afternoon: Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 12:17 pm

The US Attorney's office reports the arrest of 41 people overnight in a crackdown on the Columbia Point Dawgs, a gang named for the housing project that was torn down in the 1980s to make way for Harbor Point. Seven more people are being sought. Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 8:57 pm

John Duffill reports two people were shot around 8:45 p.m. at 64 Lawrence Ave. As those victims were being transported to a local hospital, police found a third victim, grazed by a bullet. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.

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