By - 1/7/18 - 10:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting Marquis Martin today for the October 29 murder of David Cole in the Columbia Point complex. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:35 pm
Allston Street fire

Fire goes through the roof on Allston Street. Photo by KMV.

Boston firefighters responded to 7 Allston St. in Dorchester at 10:05 p.m. for what turned into a five-alarm fire in a three-family building - in 3-degree temperatures - that also damaged a neighboring building. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:26 am
12 Drayton St. fire

A fire at 12 Drayton Ave. that was called in around 3:50 a.m. displaced four residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 9:37 am
Neponset Circle rescue

The Boston Fire Department posted this photo of firefighters rescuing a man from his car, trapped by floodwaters in Neponset Circle in Dorchester as the tide came in early yesterday afternoon (another photo).

By - 1/3/18 - 9:46 am

The MBTA reports it's removed the carcass of the train that died at JFK/UMass and caused the dreaded "severe" delays earlier this morning.

By - 1/2/18 - 6:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jaquan X. Shepard, 20, of Lynn, on charges he repeatedly shot Phillip Demings, 17, at Bowdoin and Adams streets on Dec. 19.

Shepard was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/30/17 - 7:09 pm
Duke the K-9

Duke rests after the ruff assignment.

Boston Police report a burglar in search of ciggies and scratchies might have evaded them this morning if not for the keen snout of Duke the K-9 hound. Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:15 pm
Wood and ice in the Neponset River

The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.

By - 12/29/17 - 6:30 pm
Auld Lang Tide

Whoever's in charge of the electronic signboards on Morrissey Boulevard threw in an extra message in the alerts about possible tidal flooding on the road near UMass over the next few days: "Auld Lang Tide."

Ed. note: Yes, a bad photo, but it's amazing how hard it is to take a good photo when you've had to sort of trot down from the Malibu Beach parking lot and you clearly were not prepared for sub-zero windchills.

By - 12/29/17 - 4:06 pm

At Cedar Grove, around 3 p.m., when one trolley rear ended another. Boston EMS reports 17 people injured, 16 of them taken to the hospital. Read more.

By - 12/28/17 - 2:40 pm

Boston Police report the man who was shot to death at Lenoxdale Avenue and Hill Top Street around 3:15 a.m. on Dec. 23 was David Charlebois, 48, of Dorchester.

By - 12/26/17 - 1:04 pm
Wanted by police

Wanted for questioning.


Boston Police have released a photo of a man they want to talk to about the shooting death of Phillip Demings (at right) at Bowdoin and Adams streets last Tuesday night.

Read more.

By - 12/25/17 - 9:20 am

Composed by Tim Murphy, a Mattapan Line trolley driver and organizer of Friends of the Mattapan Line:

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the Pan,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even Big Stan.

Read more.

By - 12/24/17 - 9:35 pm
Stanton Street fire scene

Stanton Street scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a candle not being watched in the basement of 63 Stanton St. in Dorchester started a two-alarm fire around 11 a.m. that caused no injuries but displaced two people.

Damage was estimated at $150,000.

By - 12/23/17 - 12:02 pm

Death Investigation 69 Boston Street-Suspect 5

Boston Police report they are looking for a fifth man for the Oct. 17 murder of Joshua Briggs in a room at the Holiday Inn Express on Boston Street. Read more.

By - 12/23/17 - 11:07 am
Murder scene

Evidence markers at murder scene. Photo by KMV.

Boston Police report the victim was David Charlebois, 48.

Boston Police report a man who appeared to be in his 20s was shot at Lenoxdale Avenue and Hill Top Street around 3:15 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 12/21/17 - 10:38 am

A Dorchester man's life ended at a gathering in a Boston Street hotel room in October when four men burst in and began robbing the people there of jewelry, cash and guns, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.

By - 12/19/17 - 8:07 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Phillip Demings, 17.

At Bowdoin and Adams Street around 7:15 p.m., Will and Coli and Boston EMS Incidents report.

By - 12/19/17 - 2:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester teenager they say was part of a pair that held up another teen at gunpoint Sunday afternoon - after first firing a shot in his direction and then smacking him in the head with the butt of the gun. Read more.