Dorchester

By - 11/16/18 - 3:58 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office has filed paperwork to end the prosecution of Kevin Williams for the murder of Jose Williams at a Washington Street gas station last month. Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 7:08 pm

Patrick Lee, 45, admitted today in federal court that he and relatives defrauded lenders of $1.5 million in a condo-flipping scheme in 2005 and 2006, involving properties in Dorchester, South Boston and Randolph. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Alex's Market, 322 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester, deserves any punishment for the way a customer walked out of the store and immediately popped open one of the 25-oz. Natural Ice cans he'd just purchased and guzzled some down - and then handed another one to an acquaintance. Read more.

By - 11/11/18 - 4:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say backed into a cruiser, injuring the officer inside, and then drove right into an officer trying to get him to stop on Boston Street in Dorchester this morning. Read more.

By - 11/10/18 - 12:04 am
Victoria Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 18 Victoria St. at 3:42 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a two-alarm fire that did an estimated $500,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire, which displaced three people, is under investigation.

By - 11/9/18 - 8:30 pm

UPDATE: Charge formally withdrawn.

Kevin Williams, held for more than a month for the murder of a Codman Square gas-station attendant, was released on personal recognizance today at the request of Suffolk County prosecutors, who say they have uncovered new evidence in the case, now before a grand jury. Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 6:37 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Tyshawn Cummings, Tyshawn Sanders and Jamari Manning of the murder of Shawn Border as he vacuumed his minivan on Oct. 18, 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 11:16 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say pointed a gun at his opponent in an argument Wednesday morning. Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 10:25 am
Boston Globe logo being removed from former plant in Dorchester

Uncle Joey spotted workers removing the Globe logo from its former plant on Morrissey Boulevard, off I-93. The current owner is turning it into a high-tech incubator.

By - 11/8/18 - 9:07 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on a proposal to designate a formal Little Saigon district in Fields Corner to celebrate the area's large Vietnamese population. Not everybody is thrilled:

"How does the Blarney Stone fit into Little Saigon, or Antonio’s Pizza?" he asked. "It's an exclusive name, and you can be certain there’s gonna be signs going up that are going to drop the Fields Corner identity."

By - 11/7/18 - 11:36 am

An Everett man was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail after he was charged with raping a rider in his ride-share car early Tuesday, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 11/5/18 - 11:31 am

Boston Police report arresting a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at an East Cottage Street market early Saturday. Read more.

By - 10/26/18 - 2:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to deny requests from Wingz and Tingz to serve up chicken wings and things until 3 a.m. on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall.

The decision means the Hyde Park branch has to stick with its current midnight closing time and Grove Hall with its current 11 p.m. closing time.

By - 10/26/18 - 1:40 pm

State Police report they are looking for whoever cut up an American flag, threw a brick at the monument and caused extensive damage to the landscaping at the memorial, on Morrissey Boulevard by Dorchester Bay.

Photo of some of the damage.

By - 10/26/18 - 12:17 pm
Aggravating turkey on Ashmont Street in Dorchester

A fed-up citizen managed to get to a safe space to file a 311 complaint about a turkey that has mistaken Ashmont Street in Dorchester for Brookline: Read more.

By - 10/25/18 - 10:06 am
Gentrification Game in Uphams Corner

Greg Cook reports on educator and video star Tory Bullock and the Gentrification Game installation he set up for today and tomorrow between 4 and 7 p.m. at Dudley Neighbors, 572 Columbia Road:

One neighborhood is home to a liquor store while the other has a wine emporium. One side has a check cashing business and a torn-down theater, while the other has “an actual bank” and a pristine theater. Bullock asks, “Can you survive in my fictional transitional neighborhood?”

By - 10/25/18 - 9:00 am
Uphams Corner crash scene

The scene this morning. Photo by Chris Dunn.

NBC Boston reports a driver seems to have plowed through a red light and right into an MBTA bus shortly after 6 a.m. at Columbia Road and Dudley Street. The Globe reports seven injured.

By - 10/23/18 - 4:51 pm
Rainbows over Dorchester

Hannah spotted an omen in Dorchester after the storm line that came through, giving us some thunder and sparking a tornado warning from the Providence suburbs into southern Norfolk County.

Rainbow meets Rainbow Swash for day 1 of the Series.

Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 12:53 pm

Yet another federal judge has told the owner of the remains of a three decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. to leave the federal courts out of his dispute over the state sanitary code, under which the city has been trying to have the building fixed or razed since it was heavily damaged in a 2011 fire. Read more.