Dorchester

By - 5/6/18 - 12:33 pm
Rendering of proposed Port Norfolk development

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

The developer of a proposed condo project at the tip of Port Norfolk, filed plans with the state on Friday that show a much smaller development in response to vociferous neighbor complaints about a large project in an area largely cut off from the rest of the city by I-93 and Neponset Circle. Read more.

By - 5/6/18 - 12:02 pm

State Police report a Brockton man heading north on I-93 shortly before 2 a.m. lost control of his 2017 Suzuki GSXR between the Neponset Circle on-ramp and the Freeport Street off-ramp and crashed. Read more.

By - 5/5/18 - 12:03 am

Boston Police report arresting Derrell Russell, 29, of Plymouth, on charges he shot Dwayne Thomas to death on Hartford Street on April 28. Read more.

By - 5/4/18 - 1:37 pm

Boston Police report a Maine man driving on the wrong side of Columbia Road in Uphams Corner early this morning tried to escape police by getting back onto the right side and speed away, only to get stuck on a median, where his rear wheels spun uselessly as the officers approached. Read more.

By - 5/3/18 - 9:04 am

NBC Boston reports a woman was stabbed at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue around 1 a.m.

By - 5/2/18 - 9:18 am
Boston firefighters lift woman out of water at Columbia Point

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rescued a woman who had somehow wound up in the water off the JFK Library around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. She was semi-conscious when brought up to shore and handed over to EMS for transportation to a local hospital.

By - 4/30/18 - 1:23 pm
Jones

Transit Police report arresting David Jones, 56, on charges he exposed himself to a woman pushing her infant in a stroller and made an "inappropriate" comment to her at the JFK/UMass T stop around 6:40 p.m. on Friday.

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By - 4/28/18 - 10:37 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Dwayne Thomas, 34, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man was found shot at 39 Hartford St., near Chamblet Street, around 2:45 a.m. The man, in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene, police say.

This is Boston's 16th murder in 2018; the eighth in Dorchester.

By - 4/27/18 - 9:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New York City man on gun and pot charges Thursday afternoon after he allegedly ran a stop sign on a shortcut from Blue Hill Avenue to Columbia Road. Read more.

By - 4/26/18 - 11:14 am

At 20 Stratton St. around 11:10 a.m. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit has been called in.

A suspect is in custody.

By - 4/24/18 - 11:55 am
Dorchester Avenue and East Cottage Street building

The Board of Appeals today approved a developer's proposal to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.

By - 4/23/18 - 11:18 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today it was not going to hear Raymond White's appeal of his conviction on two first-degree murder convictions for the 1971 deaths of two security guards at a Columbia Road supermarket - at least not yet. Read more.

By - 4/22/18 - 6:20 pm
At the Harvard Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire this morning caused an estimated $200,000 to a three decker at 207 Harvard St. in Dorchester.

The department reports no injuries, says the cause is under investigation.

By - 4/13/18 - 2:39 pm
Wanted for being a jerk

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, on charges he kicked out a window on a Red Line train at JFK/UMass "for his own amusement" around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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By - 4/12/18 - 2:44 pm

On Oct. 6, 2016, Samuel Dixon filed an appeal of his 18-year federal sentence for gun possession. Unfortunately for Dixon, that was exactly one day after the deadline he had for filing his appeal. And that, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston ruled today, is reason enough to decline his request to have his sentence shortened. Read more.

By - 4/10/18 - 4:18 pm

The last of five men wanted for the robbery and murder of Joshua Briggs in the Holiday Inn Express on Boston Street last October turned himself in this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/8/18 - 11:45 pm

A St. Mark's Area resident reports his car and a neighbor's car were broken into last night. He admits he didn't lock his car; the thief got away with a GPS - but left about $10 in change.

By - 4/7/18 - 11:15 am

Aaron Lecklider, chairman of the American Studies department at UMass Boston is not real happy with the news that the UMass system has found upwards of $50 million to buy the Amherst campus a Newton outpost even as the Boston campus is cutting departments and laying off staff:

The Mt. Ida campus will be used not by (minority-majority, working-class) UMass Boston, but rather by (predominantly white, middle-class) UMass Amherst in order to give their student body access to Boston internships. In other words, the UMass system wants to facilitate internships in Boston for students in Amherst while depriving resources to the 18,000 students on the existing campus in Boston. The Amherst campus will now have a campus in Boston that is literally segregated from the existing Boston campus. ...

By - 4/6/18 - 9:56 pm

James Dickey, the owner of a fire-ruined shell of a former house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. in Dorchester, today filed an appeal of a federal judge's decision that he stop bothering federal judges with his attempts to keep the city from tearing down what's left of the structure, which the city says now exists solely as a haven for rats. Read more.

By - 4/6/18 - 6:55 pm
Quick hug before he's released

A farewell before Larry is released. See it larger.

Ever since Roche Bros. in West Roxbury re-opened its seafood department before Valentine's Day, one lobster went unsold: The biggest of them all, a lobster so large the other lobsters crowded around the edges of the tank just to stay away from him, so large that shoppers would bring their kids over to see him.

The poor plight of the lobster began to bother some people over in Roslindale, who used a neighborhood Facebook group to begin to ponder doing something about Larry's fate - yes, of course they named him Larry. Read more.