By - 8/29/15 - 8:56 am

Around 1:45 a.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Woodhaven Street, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 8/27/15 - 2:38 pm
Campbell and Williams

Two challengers look to unseat the longest sitting city councilor in September's preliminary election for District 4, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan and Jamaica Plain. We talked to both Andrea Campbell and Terrance Williams. Councilor Charles Yancey did not respond to several interview requests. A fourth candidate, Jovan Lacet, will be listed on the Sept. 8 preliminary ballot, but Lacet says he has dropped out of the race.

Andrea Campbell of Mattapan is a newcomer to the race for public office after serving as deputy legal counsel for Gov. Deval Patrick. Terrance Williams of Dorchester is back after an unsuccessful 2013 run against Yancey. Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 6:08 pm

Two houses, one on Evelyn Street, one around the corner on Norfolk Street, were hit by gunfire around 5:55 p.m. No human victims. After getting off several rounds, the shooter jumped into the back of a car that then sped away.

By - 8/14/15 - 9:08 am

The Globe introduces us to Darwin Wilson Adilas and Angel Oller, shot to death in Boston, Rasaun Nichols, shot to death in Cambridge and Ashlee Berryman, shot to death in Everett. The Herald tells us a bit about Andrew Reed, shot with Oller in Egleston Square.

The Herald talks to neighbors in Mattapan, where Adilas and two other men were shot.

By - 8/13/15 - 9:42 pm

Boston Police report the man shot to death at 41 Hosmer St. in Mattapan Wednesday night was Darwin Adilas, 21, of Randolph.

Two other men were also shot but are expected to recover from their injuries, police say.

By - 8/12/15 - 10:30 pm

Around 10:15 p.m. at 41 Hosmer St., between Blue Hill Avenue and Norfolk Street. Two victims found outside, one dead - a man in his 20s. One victim was found inside.

By - 8/12/15 - 6:27 pm

A convicted drug dealer was indicted yesterday on charges he got New Hampshire drug addicts to buy guns for him, which he and an associate would then drive down to Boston to sell for drugs. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 11:10 am

On Mission Hill, Station Street divides Gurney and Halleck streets.

Or maybe we had a Nabsico cookie fan naming streets, at least based on one intersection in Mattapan, where Lorna and Doone intersect.

By - 8/9/15 - 2:24 pm
Candidates in District 4 Boston City Council race

District 4 candidates: Campbell, Lacet, Williams, Yancey

Most Boston voters will get to ignore the Sept. 8 preliminary elections for city council: Only District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan) and District 7 (Roxbury) have enough candidates to warrant an election - and neither has any candidate debates or forums scheduled between now and the election. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 1:42 pm

Around 1:30 p.m. at 3 Mulvey St., off Walk Hill.

By - 8/4/15 - 11:45 am

The latest stats from Boston Police are out: Through Aug. 2, 130 people have been shot in Boston, compared to 89 in the same period last year.

Gun-related murders, however, are down, from 26 to 15, which might reflect better medical care or worse shots or both. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police are investigating two similar robberies tonight on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester and Mariposa Road in Mattapan.

Around 9 p.m., a man walking in front of 911 Blue Hill Ave. was robbed by two black teens, one of whom pulled out a shotgun or long rifle from his hoodie. That guy was described as 18, 5'9" and 220 lbs. and wearing dark shorts. His accomplice was 5'8" and 180 to 190 lbs. and wearing a dark top and dark shorts.

About 20 minutes later, two men were held up by two men, one armed with a shotgun or long rifle, at Mariposa and Sefton streets in Mattapan.

By - 7/27/15 - 12:16 am

Around 12:10 a.m. at Elizabeth and Astoria streets. A woman was found in front of 17 Elizabeth with a gunshot wound; moments later, police found a man shot in the stomach and shoulder behind the house. About 15 minutes later, another person was found with a gunshot wound to the leg. At least six shots fired.

By - 7/21/15 - 3:37 pm

Shortly after 1 p.m., Stanley Stacos report. Nobody hit, John Duffill reports.

By - 7/14/15 - 8:35 pm

Around 7:40 p.m. on Hiawatha Road, per Stanley Staco and Ryan Meador.

WBZ reports the officer suffered a cut forehead while trying to detain a man wanted for open and gross lewdness, but is expected to survive. The suspect was arrested.

By - 7/14/15 - 7:18 pm

Stanley Stacos reports somebody was shot in the parking lot of Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Ave., shortly before 7 p.m.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Walk Hill. Victim was conscious and alert.

By - 7/1/15 - 2:55 pm

Updated with arrest information.

Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot shortly after 2 p.m. on Fessenden Street. Not long after, a suspect was arrested three blocks away on Hosmer Street. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 11:48 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers whether to approve a proposed Nigerian restaurant in Dudley Square. And a second Nigerian restaurant, in Mattapan, could come before the board within a month for permission to open.

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.