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By adamg - 5/2/24 - 1:48 pm

A man was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail today on charges he joined with another man in a bullet barrage that sent five people, two children, 14 and 11, on Ames Street to the hospital last September, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/24 - 3:36 pm

The Boston Housing Authority and National Grid announced Friday they will replace the current gas-fueled boiler system in seven Franklin Field buildings with a new system that uses heat pumps connected to pipes drilled deep into the ground. Read more .

By adamg - 1/8/24 - 10:34 am

The state Attorney General's office last week sued the BHA over its treatment of a family with two girls with asthma and developmental issues, charging the authority ignored repeated complaints for three years about the unsanitary conditions in their Franklin Field apartment that were so bad the girls had to seek emergency care at a local hospital two to three times a month. 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 - 10/3/23 - 1:10 pm

Boston Police report arresting Gianni Johnson, 24, of Dorchester for his role in shootings on Ames Way in Dorchester that sent five people, including an 11-year-old, to the hospital on Sept. 17. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/23 - 9:31 pm
Police swarming Ames Street

Police swarm Ames Street. Photo by Gavin Schoch.

Update: One man arrested, second sought.

Five people were shot - including a 14-year-old shot in the ankle and an 11-year-old - on Ames Street in the Franklin Field development around 8:40 p.m., Boston Area Public Safety Alerts and Stanley Staco report. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/23 - 5:43 pm

A dispute during a dominoes match over who knows more about the Jamaican capital of Kingston ended with one player going after the other two with a machete in the Franklin Field development in Dorchester on Aug. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 2:37 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested a 12-year-old boy who ran from a stolen car on Stratton Street while clutching a loaded handgun Monday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 2:07 pm
Westview crime scene

Officer looks in Escalade that had just been shot up. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man who pumped several bullets into another driver for rear-ending him last night on Westview Street in Dorchester's Franklin Field development was arrested less than two hours later after he showed back up in his hometown of Brockton, where State Police were looking for him . Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/22 - 9:57 pm

A person was shot at 92 Westview St. in the Franklin Field development shortly around 9:40 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 7/11/22 - 2:09 pm

Unlike in some other states, you still need a license to own a gun in Massachusetts. The state's highest court ruled today that in certain cases, judges can order people arrested for violating the law to be held without bail before trial as a danger to society - such as a man arrested after driving through a police barricade at the Franklin Field housing project early one morning last year, allegedly with a loaded gun in his glove compartment Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 9:21 pm

Shortly before 8:50 p.m. at Westview and Ames streets, Stanley Staco reports. One victim was transported to a trauma center, the second made his own way to a local hospital.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 9:48 pm
Westview crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Tanaya Perkins, 30.

Boston Police report a man and a woman were shot at 240 Westview St. in the Franklin Field development around 9 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 11:39 am

Police can't use stored body-camera video collected inside a home in one case as evidence to arrest somebody in another case without first getting a warrant to search it, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 3:22 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating gunfire in the area of Stratton Street at Lucerne Street early Sunday arrested a Dorchester man on gun charges not long after. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 12:08 am

Update: Victim identified as Rolando Verdejo, 42.

Shortly before midnight at at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:41 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Ames Street and Westview Way. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 9:55 pm

Several shots were reported behind Ames Street in the Franklin Field development around 9:30. Not long after, police found spent shells there and what appeared to be bullet damage to an Ames Street building. And not long after that, somebody showed up at a local emergency room with a gunshot wound not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 8/24/19 - 9:50 am

Murder victim identified as Jared Brown, 24, of Mattapan.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 3:40 a.m. at 91 Westview St. in Franklin Field. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 11:19 pm

In the leg, around 11:10 p.m. between Stratton and Ames streets. Injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.

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