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By adamg - 12/3/23 - 9:02 pm
Morrisey Boulevard Bridge got stuck in the upright position

Looks like upbridge, Will McArthur reported around 5:20 p.m., after the bridge went up for somebody heading to or from the yacht club and then just didn't come down. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/23 - 3:31 pm

The FCC last week warned the owners of eight properties - including a church on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester - that they have two weeks to shut down the unlicensed radio stations emanating from their buildings or face fines of more than $2.3 million per station. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 11:07 am

Boston Police report an officer working a detail who was trying to get two women to stop whaling on other in the middle of the intersection of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue was pepper sprayed by somebody engaged in a second street brawl nearby. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/23 - 2:07 pm

A federal judge this week agreed with prosecutors and sentenced Fermin Castillo, 43, to 25 years in federal prison following his conviction on charges of conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/23 - 9:13 pm

City Councilor Brian Worrell (Dorchester) reports his office and a local real-estate office are now collecting clothing, diapers, strollers, formula, shoes and other essentials for the 29 people who lost their homes in a six-alarm fire on Ellington Street in Dorchester on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/23 - 4:58 pm

WCVB reports one person was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash at Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. A second person was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

By adamg - 11/25/23 - 4:26 pm
Two views of the fire

Two views of the fire. Photos by BFD.

Update: How to donate to help the families.

Boston firefighters responded to Ellington Street in Dorchester for what turned into a six-alarm fire in two three deckers around 3:50 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 3:14 pm
Beau Benson

A Dorchester man who worked at Northeastern advising prospective students at prep schools in the Back Bay and Dedham was arrested today on charges he saved explicit videos of men raping toddlers and other young children from Zoom sessions with other child-porn watchers, according to documents unsealed in federal court in Boston today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/23 - 9:14 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's eliminated nine speed restrictions between JFK/UMass and Downtown Crossing that had limited trains to as slow as 10 m.p.h. at some points, after replacing 2,000 feet of rail and 115 ties in overnight and weekend repair work. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 2:22 pm

City housing officials and the local architects' association are asking builders what it would take for them to put up new housing "inspired by triple deckers" on two city-owned vacant lots on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester and River Street in Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 1:53 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a man's first-degree murder conviction for the shooting death of Dantley Leonard as Leonard was helping a friend move his girlfriend move into an apartment on Ames Street in Dorchester's Franklin Field development on Nov. 12, 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 1:02 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the all-electric space hoarder in the municipal parking lot on Belden Square in Uphams Corner in Dorchester: Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/23 - 2:50 pm
Expanded convent next to old church

Rendering by Context, showing expanded convent building next to old church.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today deferred a vote on a developer's proposal to turn the former St. Matthew convent, 43-45 Stanton St. in Dorchester, into 14 condos - two of them affordable - to give the developer and neighbors a couple more months to try to reach agreement on the size of the project, in particular, its roof. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:47 am
A line of leaves

A distressed citizen files a 311 complaint about pointless leaf blowing at Savin Hill Park in Dorchester: Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 9:29 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that, in an unusual move, the new owner of a parcel on Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester that has long been home to a plumbing-supply business plans to build a new plumbing warehouse there, rather than try to put in apartments or condos.

1334 Dorchester Ave. filings.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 12:25 pm
Fake gun

But was his bowtie really a camera?

Transit and Boston Police report officers responded to a 16 bus Columbia Road near Edward Everett Square for a report of a man who "threatened passengers" with a gun, around 11 a.m. on Monday: Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 2:14 pm

Herbert "HB" Small, 32, a one-time member of the infamous Columbia Point Dawgs - along with his brothers and father - now faces new federal charges after he allegedly sold guns and crack earlier this year to a buyer who turned out to be working undercover for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:08 am

Transit Matters runs the numbers and finds that two-week shutdown of the Red Line's Ashmont branch and the Mattapan Line seems to have worked: The trains are back to their 2018 trip times.

By adamg - 11/2/23 - 11:20 pm

Boston Police arrested two men this week on charges they shot Princess Charles to death on Greenock Street in Dorchester around 5:25 a.m. on Sept. 9. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 2:31 pm
Phil Eng rides a new Red Line car

Happy days are here again, rider tells MBTA's Phil Eng.

The T reports the 16-day shutdown of the two lines worked, at least so far: All 38 slow zones on the Mattapan Line and the Red Line's Ashmont branch have become normal zones again.

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