Dorchester

By - 1/17/19 - 10:23 am
Wanted for assault and battery at Ashmont on the Red Line

Transit Police have released a photo of a man they say will be charged with assault and battery on a 71-year-old man for an incident at the Ashmont Red Line station on Jan. 11.

WBZ interviewed the victim, who said he was about to tap his CharlieCard when he spotted the guy come up behind him and force his way through with the man, who tried to keep him from piggybacking.

By - 1/15/19 - 8:39 am

A Boston housing-court judge last week gave a receiver permission to try to sell a burned-out rattrap at 97 Mt. Ida Rd., after years of effort by the city to get current litigious owner James Dickey to clean up the property.

The boarded up property went on sale yesterday for $500,000, as is: Read more.

By - 1/12/19 - 1:15 pm
Sun pillar

David Parsons caught a sun pillar over the Neponset and Dorchester Bay while out for a walk at sunrise at Victory Park in Dorchester this morning.

By - 1/12/19 - 1:01 pm

VietAid announced it's shutting its after-school program because of financial issues, but says it hopes to re-open them at some point. Read more.

By - 1/11/19 - 9:04 am
Firefighters at Fields Corner Red Line stop look to extricate person under train

Firefighters look to extricate person under train. Photo by BFD.

Red Line service came to a halt on the Ashmont branch around 8 a.m. after a person wound up under a train at the Fields Corner station. The T is using buses instead between Ashmont and JFK/UMass.

NBC Boston reports the person was extricated shortly before 9 a.m., conscious, with possible broken bones.

By - 1/10/19 - 12:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man yesterday on charges he shot another man on Dorchester Avenue at Adams Street around 2:15 p.m. on Dec. 31. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 11:35 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 1970 Dorchester Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

A developer has proposed turning a vacant Dorchester Avenue lot now used to store construction material for an Ashmont-area development into a 56-unit residential building with space for two first-floor businesses. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 9:31 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports a state study of the city's cutest public-transit line shows that tracks and bridges along the line are in dire need of repair.

By - 1/1/19 - 4:13 pm
Ridgewood Street fire aftermath

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 36 Ridgewood St. around 1:15 a.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire. Read more.

By - 1/1/19 - 11:39 am

Victim identified as Emmanuel Molin, 32, of Taunton.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 3 a.m. outside 19 Johnston Rd., off Blue Hill Avenue, in Dorchester. The man, in his early 30s, was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

He is Boston's first murder victim of 2019.

By - 12/31/18 - 10:43 am

Boston Police report arresting four men they say stole a man's tablet computer and phone at knifepoint on Trull Street in Dorchester, hopped into a car and raced away - only to be nabbed by officers about a half mile away. Read more.

By - 12/28/18 - 9:08 pm

Around 8:55 p.m. Casings recovered, no victims, though.

By - 12/28/18 - 10:16 am

Boston Police report a man was attacked and held up at gunpoint "by a group of males and a female," at Boston and Howell streets around 9:20 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By - 12/26/18 - 4:18 pm
Bicyclist on the Southeast Expressway

Roving UHub photographer Tim Murphy reports that as he was getting on the Expressway northbound at Neponset Circle, so was this woman on a bike. She then managed to "claim" the right lane at 10 to 15 m.p.h.

By - 12/26/18 - 10:41 am

A man was stabbed in the leg during a robbery on Bowdoin Street near Adams Street around 10 a.m. and made his way to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover.

By - 12/23/18 - 3:52 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating gunfire in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Winthrop Street around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday spotted a guy "walking quickly while looking back over his shoulder towards Dudley Street and clutching the front waistband area of his pants." Read more.

By - 12/22/18 - 12:20 pm

Quincy J. Walters reports.

By - 12/20/18 - 1:22 pm

Boston Police report finding "a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, 2 shotgun shells and 8 rounds of.380 caliber ammunition," at 28 Supple Rd. Read more.