By - 6/20/18 - 11:02 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the financial crisis at St. Ann and St. Brendan.

By - 6/19/18 - 12:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Rochester, NH man on charges he shot somebody in Codman Square on the afternoon of June 8. Read more.

By - 6/19/18 - 9:18 am

Boston Police report they are looking for somebody they say has broken into four houses in the area of St. Mark's Parish and the Shawmut T station while residents were asleep inside. Read more.

By - 6/18/18 - 2:41 pm

A court-appointed receiver gave a housing-court judge photos of hundreds of open cat-food cans piled up inside and outside of 97 Mt. Ida Rd. - which he said today explains why rats keep flocking to the derelict property, because they love the stuff as much as cats. Read more.

By - 6/17/18 - 12:59 pm

Boston Police recovered several shell casings on Warner Street and one around the corner on Kingsdale Street, after responding to reports of gunfire around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday.

A girl under 10 was taken to Carney Hospital from Kingsdale Street after she was found with cuts about the same time as calls started coming in about the gunfire.

By - 6/17/18 - 12:44 pm
Fire on the Expressway

Josh Jarmanning shows us the fire that resulted from three cars crashing on the northbound side of I-93, just past the gas tank around 12:15 p.m.

The smoke was visible for miles around, as Rob Littlefield shows us: Read more.

By - 6/16/18 - 3:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting Taurean Pearson, 36, on armed-home invasion charges for an incident early this morning at 42 Lyon St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 10:47 pm

On Bailey Street, near Washington Street, shortly after 10:30 p.m.

By - 6/9/18 - 4:19 pm

James Dickey, owner of the fire-ravaged remnant of a house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. in Dorchester, this week filed yet another federal lawsuit against the city of Boston and state Housing Court judges and receivers, alleging they're engaged in a nefarious deal to steal homes in "the African-American section of the City of Boston."

How is the suit different from the other ones he's filed, which have earned him a rare rebuke from a federal judge to knock it off? Read more.

By - 6/8/18 - 5:53 pm

PCFN reports a man was shot in the chest at Southern Avenue in Codman Square around 3:20 p.m. Read more.

By - 6/7/18 - 9:29 am

Usually we just have one mayor, but this week, we have hundreds, here for the US Conference of Mayors, and they'll be celebrating with a fireworks display from the water off the Kennedy Library, starting around 9:30 p.m. So get yourself to a Dorchester or South Boston beach or high point, or just get your dog's thunder blanket ready.

By - 6/6/18 - 6:01 pm

Desmond Tahatdil, wanted for the stabbing murder of his son, Brendan in the apartment they shared on Hartford Street in Dorchester in March, 2017, was arrested today in Brooklyn, NY, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 6/6/18 - 12:05 am

UPDATE: Victim identified as Abran Castillo, 25, of Everett.

At 34 Claybourne St., shortly before 11 p.m., Gavin Schoch reports. Boston Police report he was in his 20s.

This is Boston's 24th murder this year.

By - 6/5/18 - 4:51 pm

A state Housing Court judge last week appointed a receiver with the power to clean up a house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. that has only fallen further into disrepair after it was heavily damaged in a 2011 fire as its Sudbury owner keeps fighting in court to try to get Boston's ISD to leave him alone.

Separately, the National Football League Players Association is using owner James Dickey's long-standing battles with the city over the house ... Read more.

By - 6/3/18 - 5:37 pm
Girl holding Cape Verdean flag in Dorchester Day Parade

Girl flying a Cape Verdean flag.

As it is every year, the Dorchester Day parade was a microcosm of the cultures and backgrounds that make up the city's largest neighborhood. Read more.

By - 5/31/18 - 10:37 am

Schoolyard News brings us up to date on the tussling between City Hall - which wants to take a school yard now shared by kids at the Dever and McCormack schools and turn it over to some private group that could build its own recreational facility and improve public space there. Read more.

By - 5/31/18 - 9:30 am
19th century Baker's Chocolate ad card

Baker's Chocolate ad card from the late 19th century.

The Dorchester Reporter recounts when the world of chocolate centered on Dorchester Lower Mills - and Walter Baker's chocolate works on the Neponset River.

Image from the BPL collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 5/30/18 - 5:06 pm
New home of Royalty Iron Grill on Blue Hill Avenue

Building is getting spiffed up inside and out.

UPDATE: They got both a food and liquor license.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a proposed 240-seat restaurant that would serve barbecue, steaks and even some vegetarian dishes on Blue Hill Avenue where it meets Harvard Street and Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By - 5/29/18 - 4:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting Scott Strong, 45, of Quincy, for the early-Saturday burglary of Sandy's Variety Store, 378 Washington St. in Dorchester.

He was charged with breaking and entering, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/28/18 - 5:20 pm
Cargo-shorts guy

Boston Police report they are looking for the guy they say broke into Sandy’s Variety Store, 378 Washington St., at Dakota Street, in Dorchester early Saturday and made off with an unknown amount of cash. Read more.