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By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports DCR has Jersey-barriered a pebbly stretch of the shoreline along Dorchester Bay off Morrissey Boulevard because too many of the people using it to launch small boats and Jet Skis were failing to observe basic Covid-19 social-distancing requirements and because too many people were using it as a place to drink and weren't cleaning up after themselves.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 8:46 am
Fairmount fire

Fairmount Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started at 24 Fairmount St. in Dorchester spread to 20 and 26 Fairmount and the garage at 28 Fairmount early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday approved a proposal by the city's first medicinal-marijuana dispensary, on Milk Street, to add recreational pot to its offerings and approved a number of proposed pot shops from East Boston to Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 12:54 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that in the absence of state-mandated data on the race and ethnicity of drivers pulled over for traffic stops, minority drivers who feel they were targeted for enforcement no longer have to provide detailed statistical analysis of an officer's traffic stops to prove they were pulled over because of their race or ethnicity. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 10:45 pm

A citizen near to losing his mind files a 311 complaint about unceasing karaoke blasting on King Street in Dorchester:

Very loud, today they have been doing it for 6 hours. Have you ever listened to bad karaoke for 6 hours straight? I'm down the street and it sounds like it's in my living room. Please make it stop before I go insane.

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 10:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old they say showed up at Roberts Playground in Dorchester with a loaded gun and threatened to shoot somebody there Saturday night - a week after four men were stabbed at the park. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/20 - 4:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man on a variety of gun, drug and driving charges after a maniacal drive that started on Glenway Street in Dorchester and ended with him under arrest at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue Saturday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 1:57 pm

The BPDA board is urging the Zoning Board of Appeal to reject a proposed Amazon "last mile" distribution center off Dorchester Avenue in South Boston because it doesn't fit with a city vision of a Dorchester Avenue as a walkable district of largely residential buildings to replace the current stretch of low-rise commercial and industrial buildings between Broadway and Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/20 - 10:47 pm

WFXT reports on the double trauma around 3:45 p.m., captured on one resident's door-bell video system.

By adamg - 9/6/20 - 10:49 am
Firefighter on Brookvale Street roof

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 6 Brookvale St., behind Carney Hospital and off Dorchester Avenue, around 9 a.m. for a fire that displaced seven residents and Gordo the cat. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/20 - 8:53 am

Around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, at the field off Wentworth Terrace and Washington Street, Live Boston reports. Shots may have also been fired.

By adamg - 9/5/20 - 10:41 pm

One victim was shot in the hand on Spencer Street, between Wheatland and Talbot Avenues shortly after 10:20 p.m., the second in the hand on Livingstone Street, just off Blue Hill Avenue, about a block north of the B3 police station, shortly before 10:30 p.m.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 3:02 pm
Priscilla Flint-Blanks

Priscilla Flint-Banks breaks down thinking about all the people she's had to watch die.

A group of black and Latino Dorchester and Roxbury resident today blasted city and state officials for doing nothing to stop hundreds of people from across the Northeast congregating for a Carnival party along Talbot Avenue last weekend and said they will do what they have to to stop a similar gathering planned for this weekend. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 8:59 am

Live Boston reports police and EMTs responded to Rockwell Street, off Washington Street, after a man apparently shot himself in his own penis around 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 11:53 am

BCYF will re-open the Curtis Hall Pool in Jamaica Plain, the Draper Pool in West Roxbury, the Flaherty Pool in Roslindale and the Mason Pool in Dorchester on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/20 - 12:24 pm
Shooting scene

Part of the crime scene on Blue Hill Avenue. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was shot on Blue Hill Avenue at Elliington Street around 2:30 a.m., in the middle of what had turned into a large pre-Carnival block party even though Carnival itself had been canceled in May because of Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/20 - 9:29 pm
Kion Thomas

Thomas in cruiser awaiting transport to booking. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man walked up to a Boston EMT responding to a call at Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street, took out a knife and lunged at him around 11:25 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 10:02 pm

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Glenway Street, Stanley Staco reports. Both the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 8:41 am
Man in ambulance in Dorchester

Man about to be transported to the hospital. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as James Martin, 26.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 336 Adams St., at Neponset Avenue, around 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.

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