Dorchester

By - 5/26/18 - 11:12 am
Old Roxbury gasholder

Abandoned gasholder in 1968.

At the intersection of Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue are two unusual round buildings. The smaller is the New Market Pizza and Grill, which is perhaps the most ornate pizza place in the city. And the other is a solid six-story brick hotel, formerly the Roundhouse Suites, now the Best Western Plus Boston Hotel. Read more.

By - 5/25/18 - 9:52 am
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who robbed another passenger on a Route 16 bus at Old Road and Ellington Street in Dorchester, around 1:50 a.m. on May 11. Read more.

By - 5/23/18 - 12:47 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request for a food and liquor license for a 5,000-square-foot barbecue joint at 881 Blue Hill Ave. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 4:44 pm

Kevin Woods, 19, of Dorchester, had his bail on gun-related charges for a South Boston incident in which he allegedly fired shots while riding a scooter revoked yesterday at his arraignment on charges he shot somebody in the head while a passenger on a scooter on Centre Street in Dorchester yesterday. Read more.

By - 5/21/18 - 7:44 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports UMass President Marty Meehan is pissed at people on campus going public with criticism of the process to find a new chancellor, which may have made the three decide UMass wasn't worth the trouble, and now he's telling UMass Boston: No permanent chancellor for you.

By - 5/21/18 - 5:14 pm

UPDATED with info from BPD.

Boston Police report a man was shot in the head at 397 Centre St. shortly before 4:25 p.m. but is expected to survive. Read more.

By - 5/19/18 - 9:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting Dawon Wright, 22, of Dorchester, and Dario Baxter, 21, of Lynn, on charges they fatally shot Michael Ross on Quincy Street, near Dacia, in Dorchester on March 30. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:39 pm

James Lau watched the fireworks being shot off near the JFK Library from his home in Quincy. Seems somebody rented out the library for an event tonight and figured, hey, why not shoot off fireworks for 20 minutes? Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 1:50 pm

A gang-unit cop who'd just gotten off his shift slammed into a car on Columbia Road at 65 m.p.h. - in a 25-m.p.h. zone - with a blood-alcohol level well above the legal limit early on New Year's Day, prosecutors charged at his arraignment today. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:27 am

WBUR reports on a debate at UMass Boston between Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie.

By - 5/18/18 - 8:42 am

The Globe reports foul play not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found on the grounds of the station around 5:30 a.m. The station has since re-opened.

By - 5/17/18 - 9:56 pm

Two men were shot shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Winter and Church streets; they made it to Dudley and Monadnock streets in a car. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By - 5/15/18 - 9:48 pm

Rosa's Family Market, 696 Blue Hill Ave., was robbed around 9:40 p.m. The suspect is a black man, 20 to 25, 6' and wearing a black do-rag, black hoodie and black shorts.

By - 5/15/18 - 1:20 pm

A man went up to a table where two women and a man were sitting at Storyville, 90 Exeter St., on the night Feb. 8 and asked one of the women to dance. She refused and the guy responded by punching her in the mouth three times and then ran out, police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 5/15/18 - 9:55 am
Robbery suspect

Boston Police report they are hunting a man who grabbed the entire cash register at Maria's Market, 1760 Dorchester Ave. around 4:35 p.m. on May 2.

If the guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 5/14/18 - 10:33 pm

UPDATE: WBZ reports the victim was grazed in the head.

Near Fernboro Street shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Two cars were also hit by gunfire.

By - 5/13/18 - 12:30 pm
Marchers at the annual Mother's Day March for Peace

"Where does it end?" Remembering those lost to violence.

Greg Cook photographed the 22nd annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace, organized by the Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace, from Fields Corner in Dorchester through Roxbury and up Tremont Street to City Hall. Read more.

By - 5/12/18 - 9:24 am

Boston Police report two men robbed a convenience store at 44 Norfolk St. shortly after midnight on Friday. Read more.

By - 5/11/18 - 10:58 pm

A federal judge this week sentenced Quang Le, 27, to seven years in federal prison after he admitted to attacking and threatening to kill a man who owed him and his associates $40,000 in unpaid gambling debts. Read more.

By - 5/10/18 - 10:33 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports demolition has started for the 384-unit Dot Block project at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street.