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By adamg - 3/22/24 - 10:35 am

Boston Police report arresting a worker at the Burger King at Washington Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester for the way he allegedly used a knife to try to have it his way in a dispute with a patron Thursday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/24 - 10:23 am

Boston Police report arresting a Somerville man they say proved unable to avoid capture even after speeding away from a traffic stop, abandoning his car and then running away - leaving behind the loaded gun, fentanyl, crack and regular old cocaine he tried to ditch Thursday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/24 - 12:09 pm

A Mattapan man faces a variety of gun charges for the gun loaded with eight bullets that Boston Police report he had with him when officers pulled over the driver of the car he was in for speeding in Dorchester Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/23 - 1:44 pm
Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road in 1949

On April 24, 1949, an employee of the Boston Transportation Department took this shot of Blue Hill Avenue outbound at Columbia Road.

Note the trolleys on both roads (the reason both have paved medians -that's where the trolleys used to go) and compare to today's view: Read more.

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 - 10/16/23 - 3:37 pm

Zackery Grandy, 25, today pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the strangulation death of his mother, Gisel Thomas, in their apartment on Columbia Road in Dorchester on Feb. 26, 2020, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 9:58 am

Boston Police report arresting a 13-year-old they say had "a Hi-Point C9 Luger with seven rounds in the magazine" in his jacket pocket around 6 p.m. yesterday at Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/23 - 3:48 pm

State Police report that a pedestrian on Columbia Road near the exit from the Expressway northbound was thrown into the air when a driver slammed into him around 2:20 a.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/23 - 3:48 pm

As the torrential rains pour down, Columbia Road has flooded at Hamilton (where the train tracks cross) and in the area of Devon Street.

The flooding there sent motorists down Quincy Street, where they promptly had to stop near Ceylon Street, because of flooding under the train tracks there. One motorist climbed out of his car and was standing on the roof of his car due to floodwaters that came about halfway up his car.

By adamg - 6/26/23 - 5:10 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Roberto Martinez-Baez of first-degree murder for killing Andrew Farley, 62, at the Uphams Corner House of Pizza, where he had gone to pick up a sub on Feb. 7, 2020, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 11:01 am

Live Boston reports an SUV flipped over on its side at Columbia Road and Seaver Street about 12:30 a.m.

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 10:28 pm

Victim identified as Daniel T. Mayers, 33, of Haverhill.

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire near the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School, 264 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester, found a man with gunshot wounds shortly before 5 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 3:10 pm
New apartment building and Glow Box

New apartment building fronted by "Glow Box," in rendering by Stull & Lee.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two projects for two parcels on Columbia Road that will mean 113 new affordable apartments, artist space and the preservation of two historic buildings across from the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/23 - 12:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Watertown man they say robbed the Santander Bank branch at 535 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester around 1:15 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 10:55 am

Transit Police report two "juvenile females" punched and spit at a 50-year-old woman and pulled her hair around 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 on a T bus in the area of Washington Street and Columbia Road. The teens then fled.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 1:26 pm
Alleged bus attacker and alleged Red Line masturbator

Alleged bus attacker (l) and alleged Red Line masturbator.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man for indecent assault and battery on a child for an incident on a Route 17 bus in the area of Columbia Road and Edward Everett Square around 7 a.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 12:45 pm
Smashed bus window

Smashed bus window. Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report that one group of teens attacked another group unprovoked on a bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 12:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Comfort Kitchen has opened in a long abandoned comfort station on Columbia Road in Uphams Corner - as a cafe during the day and a sit-down restaurant with a bar at night, featuring "the flavors and ingredients of the African diaspora - global comfort food - connected from Asia to the Americas."

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 11:22 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the entrance, closed since November as a menace, could re-open after workers finish getting it back into safe shape.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 9:33 pm

As he sat on the woman's couch, taking a breather from being chased by cops, the kid sighed he just couldn't go back to jail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office recounts. But the woman convinced him to get out of her apartment, which he had broken into, and police officers, already looking for him, soon caught up with him. Read more.

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