Dorchester

By - 5/22/17 - 11:37 am

Gerald Chan, who bought up large chunks of Harvard Square, has plunked down $17 million to buy the 4.7-acre Spire Printing Co. property on Bay Street, next to the Savin Hill T stop, BLDUP.com reports. In 2015, he bought a two-acre parcel nearby on Dewar Street.

Both are within a short walk of the impending DotBlock development on Dorchester Avenue - which he also now owns a piece of.

By - 5/21/17 - 8:54 pm

Around 8:45 p.m. on the Jones Avenue bridge between Norfolk Street and Ballou Avenue.

By - 5/21/17 - 5:26 pm
Curl Up and Dye

You know, these ads. Curl Up n' Dye is conveniently located in Dorchester Lower Mills.

By - 5/21/17 - 9:32 am

Officer Mike Keaney at District C-11 recounts what happened when he was standing in line at the supermarket after the Pulse nightclub mass murder and the guy in front of him said it didn't matter because the victims were "just" gay.

"Just gay!" I yelled, surprising everyone in the store, including myself. "Just gay! Those poor souls are just someone’s sons, daughters, or loved ones."

Being the parent of a gay son, I couldn’t fathom the dismissive tone of that knuckle-dragging caveman’s comment or the fact that he felt so comfortable saying it in a crowd. Publicly shamed as he was, he didn’t utter another word while I was in the store.

By - 5/20/17 - 8:28 pm

Around 8:15 p.m. on Fuller Street near Morton.

By - 5/18/17 - 5:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he shot at two people sitting in a car on Downer Avenue on Sunday, hitting one of them. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 11:18 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that for the second time, a buyer has walked away from the Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard that will soon be empty of people as the outlet moves its publishing operations to Taunton and its editorial and sales departments to State Street.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:26 am

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst has compiled some oral histories of vertical shtetls, Blue Hill Avenue and, of course, Leonard Nimoy's West End.

By - 5/14/17 - 1:27 pm

UPDATE: One person in the car, a pregnant woman, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

On Downer Avenue, near the park, around 1:20 p.m. The victims sped off, were found several blocks away on Columbia Road with fresh bullet holes in their car.

By - 5/14/17 - 9:46 am
Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Tim Smith joined the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace from Fields Corner to City Hall this morning.

By - 5/13/17 - 11:02 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Mark Edwards, 22, of Dorchester.

Around 10:55 p.m. outside 15 Nottingham St. Boston Police report he was declared dead at the scene.

A car was also hit by gunfire.

By - 5/13/17 - 10:34 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., possibly by a guy in one car shooting at another car, between Maxwell and Selden streets.

By - 5/11/17 - 9:07 am
Crash on I-93 in Dorchester

Adam Salsman had a long time to observe the aftermath of the crash on I-93 south just past the Neponset Circle exit, which cut traffic down to one lane around 8:30 a.m. At one point, the state was predicting 43 minutes to go three miles.

By - 5/10/17 - 5:40 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today deadlocked on the murder charge against Onyx White, charged with first-degree murder for the death of Geraldo Serrano, 71, during a robbery at the Hermanos Unidos store, 728 Dudley St., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which announced plans to re-try White before a new jury. Read more.

By - 5/10/17 - 9:20 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday deferred action on developer Timothy Johnson's proposal for a four-story, nine-unit residential project on Clapp Street near Boston Street - right behind a similar nine-unit complex he built on Enterprise Street - so that he can talk with the BPDA about how to incorporate affordable housing in the plans. Read more.

By - 5/9/17 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police have identified the two people murdered in two separate incidents in Mattapan and Dorchester Friday night.

Police report the man fatally shot around 9:50 p.m. at 50 Rexford St. in Mattapan was Antwan Stevenson, 25, of South Boston.

By - 5/7/17 - 5:40 pm

Officials have identified the man they found dead in a room at the Braintree Motel 6 as Tizaya Robinson, 25, of Boston.

In 2008, then a 17-year-old from Jamaica Plain, Robinson was stomped into unconsciousness outside a party in Marshfield, in an incident that brought national headlines. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 11:01 pm

Around 10:25 p.m. at 5 Groom St., off Humphreys.

Boston Police report the man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

By - 5/5/17 - 4:08 pm
97 Mt. Ida Rd.

Note the fresh plywood nailed up by a city-hired contractor.

James Dickey, who has been feuding with the city of Boston for more than 10 years over his three-decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd., is now fighting a city attempt to do something about all the rats that nearby residents say have taken up occupancy there. Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 9:56 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on some modest decreases in rents in older units as people leave them for fancier apartments.