A Boston cop who allegedly plowed his pickup into a car on Columbia Road while drunk and off duty on New Year's Day was arraigned today on a charge of OUI causing serious bodily injury - a felony - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.
Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:
The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.
The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.
Boston Police identify the victim as John Colon, 20, of Dorchester.
Two men were shot on Trull Street off Hancock around 1:50 p.m., Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report one of the men, believed to be in his 20s, was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital.
This is the sixth Boston murder in 2018.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.
The 7-Eleven at 1886 Dorchester Ave., near Ashmont station, was held up at gunpoint shortly after 9 p.m. by a slim black man wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket over blue jeans.
Developer Hiep Chu of Dorchester has filed plans with the BPDA for a five-story, $8.9-million apartment building at 185-191 Geneva, within eyesight of the Four Corners/Geneva stop on the Fairmount Line. Read more.
Nordblom Development this week submitted detailed plans for turning the old Globe plant at 135 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester into what it's calling the Beat - a facility for "creative office, technology, light manufacturing, warehouse, and life science tenants." Read more.
The MBTA announced tonight:
Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:
Ndorb managed to avoid being washed out to sea on Dorchester's Morrissey Boulevard, reports it's now closed, at least heading south, due to the usual flooding. It'll probably be closed for awhile, what with the storm and the impending high tides from the superdupermoon.
The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.