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By adamg - 7/24/22 - 3:38 pm
Outages all over Dorchester

Eversource outage map at 3:27. Compare to map at 2:56.

A couple of manholes blew up in Savin Hill around 2:30 p.m. and the lights - and air conditioning - went out across Dorchester, from Lower Mills up to Port Norfolk. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/22 - 10:40 am
Wanted man

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say punched, kicked and head-butted a man into unconsciousness on a platform at the Savin Hill Red Line stop around 7:30 p.m. on July 8. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:56 pm

A man tried to hold up Savin Hill Wine and Spirits, 1051 Dorchester Ave. around 9:30 p.m., with a sawed-off shotgun, but instead got into a fight with store workers, who got the weapon away from him and beat him with it. Suspect is described as white, in a bright red hoodie under a black jacket, with black jeans and sneakers, and 5'4".

Live Boston got a copy of the surveillance video: Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/22 - 8:47 am
Snow at Malibu Beach in Dorchester

Napoleon Blownaparte went for a walk along Malibu Beach in Dorchester last night.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 4:12 pm
Crashed piece of metal at Savin Hill

Photo by Tim Shannon.

Tim Shannon says he'd just gotten off the Red Line at Savin Hill last night when he heard a cracking sound. And then, a 2 to 2 1/2-foot long metal slab, the bottom of one of the staircases leading up to the exit crashed at his feet. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/18/21 - 9:05 am
Fire damage on Castlerock Street

The Boston Fire Department reports responded at 2:50 a.m. to 15 Castlerock St. in Dorchester for what turned into a three-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 9:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jarrid Campbell, 18, and Christ Daphnis, 19, both of Randolph, on murder charges for the Sept. 27 murder of Keenan Ritter on Hubbardston Road.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 1:54 pm

Zoning Board of Appeal members said today that they had nothing against the technical aspects of a landlord's plans to convert his two-family house with eight bedrooms into a three-family house with nine bedrooms, but rejected the proposal after neighbors objected to the sort of tenants now living there: Pot-smoking, beer-swilling, rowdy partiers they say spent much of the summer carousing late into the night. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/20 - 9:05 am

Update: Victim identified as Keenan Ritter, 28, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man was shot to death at 16 Hubbardston Rd., off Savin Hill Avenue, in Dorchester around 1:15 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:42 pm
Swans off Dorchester

Kelly Lewis spotted a pair of swans doing some social distancing off the Expressway in Dorchester today.

Meanwhile, over in Cambridge yesterday, Barb spotted a pair of turkeys who know that they now rule the roost outdoors, at least on Bellevue Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 5:04 pm

The MBTA has gotten the person on the tracks near Savin Hill off the tracks and now Red Line trains can rattle along again.

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 9:28 pm
Skater at sunset on Savin Hill

Kelly Lewis reports on the Savin Hill scene this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 9:49 am
Coyote at Savin Hill Yacht Club

Savin Hill Sailor reports the Savin Hill coyote was looking pretty bold and sassy this morning down at the yacht club.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 5:07 pm
By adamg - 7/16/18 - 9:58 pm

Meagan Durigan reports Eversource is estimating restoration by 11 p.m.

By adamg - 1/19/18 - 9:38 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from a Red Line train that couldn't make it up Savin Hill.

By adamg - 12/30/17 - 7:09 pm
Duke the K-9

Duke rests after the ruff assignment.

Boston Police report a burglar in search of ciggies and scratchies might have evaded them this morning if not for the keen snout of Duke the K-9 hound. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/17 - 5:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Bedford man on charges he broke into a Dorchester home Wednesday afternoon - three days after he was arrested on charge of breaking into a car in the Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/17 - 12:45 pm
Savin Hill Avenue proposal

Architect's rendering of stars over Savin Hill.

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace a commercial building and two houses with a nine-unit condo building with retail and office space on Savin Hill Avenue at Sydney Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/17 - 11:37 am

Gerald Chan, who bought up large chunks of Harvard Square, has plunked down $17 million to buy the 4.7-acre Spire Printing Co. property on Bay Street, next to the Savin Hill T stop, BLDUP.com reports. In 2015, he bought a two-acre parcel nearby on Dewar Street.

Both are within a short walk of the impending DotBlock development on Dorchester Avenue - which he also now owns a piece of.

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