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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 - 9/9/23 - 4:30 pm
Bruce the dog

Bruce the dog got scared and ran off. Photo via State Police.

Update: Bruce found, reunited with family.

Boston and state first responders responded to the end of Southview Street in Dorchester, where a woman walking her dog suffered critical injuries when she was hit by lightning around 3:20 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 11:09 am

MassDOT reports there were "major delays" on the Expressway southbound this morning due to separate big-rig rollovers. One truck ended on its side, spilling fuel and forcing the shutdown of three lanes near Southampton Street, then another truck jackknifed near Savin Hill, forcing two lanes shut. The trucks and messes were cleared arond 10:30 a.m., MassDOT says.

By adamg - 6/23/23 - 9:16 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports inspections of two staircases Friday led to the T suddenly shutting the Red Line station - but that the T expects repairs to be finished in time to re-open the station on Saturday.

The shutdown comes 20 months after part of a Savin Hill staircase crashed to the ground, narrowly missing a rider.

By adamg - 4/21/23 - 4:27 pm
Brush fire as seen from Savin Hill station

View from Savin Hill T stop, Red Line on the right. Photo by HeatherSidre3.

Update, 5:10 p.m.: T says fire extinguished, service to resume.

The MBTA reports even longer than usual delays on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line due to a brush fire near Savin Hill.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 3:19 pm
Rolled over truck

BlueEyesRedHair got a look at the 18-wheeler flipped on its side on the Expressway southbound at Savin Hill early this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 10:40 pm

Eversource reports the lights went out for 855 homes and businesses along Morrissey Boulevard in the Savin Hill/UMass entrance area shortly before 9 p.m. The company says it hopes to have the power flowing again by midnight.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 3:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop: Inspectors found a critical structural problem along Columbia Road that required the entrance to be shut over the weekend - along with "additional structural issues" that led to the concourse over the Braintree tracks to be shut - for possibly the next four to five weeks.

The Savin Hill T stop also has some issues, the Reporter adds.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 3:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting the man they say tried to rob Savin Hill Wine and Spirits on Dorchester Avenue back on May 8, but who only managed to get away with fresh bruises from where store employees beat him with his own sawed-off shotgun. Read more.

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.

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.

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