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By adamg - 6/15/22 - 9:31 pm

A man who had been released on probation just two weeks ago rather than going to jail for a series of crimes in Fields Corner was back in court today for arraignment on a variety of charges stemming from a car crash at Morrissey Boulevard and Freeport Street yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 11:32 am
Carjacking crash in Dorchester

Photo by State Police.

State Police report: on an incident in Dorchester this morning:

Trooper in Dorchester just spotted vehicle involved in carjacking several days ago. Suspect driving it today was wearing ski mask and sunglasses. Suspect refused to stop, crashed into 3 other cars & tried to run, but was caught & in custody, Morrissey at Freeport.

By adamg - 2/8/22 - 10:59 am
Gabe Vieira

Vieira testifies via Zoom.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to turn the former Sozio store in Dorchester's Neponset Circle into what could become the state's first marijuana delivery service. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 11:55 pm
Flooded Morrissey

Photo by Paul Nutting Jr.

Paul Nutting Jr. videoed Morrissey Boulevard flooding today near Malibu Beach: Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 11:37 am
Firefighters in Ramada Inn

Firefighters responded to the Ramada Inn, 800 Morrissey Boulevard, for a fire on the second floor around 11:30 a.m., the day after a fire broke out on the second floor there. The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, contained to one room, caused no injuries.

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By adamg - 1/23/22 - 8:45 pm
Firefighter on second floor of Ramada Inn

Hosing down a hot spot. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Ramada Inn, 800 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, around 2:50 p.m. for a fire on the second floor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 12:43 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they searched a man walking through Dorchester's Clam Point early one morning right after a nearby gas station had been robbed at gunpoint, so prosecutors can use the gun the officers found in his backpack as evidence against him. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/21 - 12:47 pm
Marijuana, edibles, fentanyl and cash

Boston Police report an investigation into drug dealing at the Ramada Inn on Morrissey Boulevard ended with the arrest of a Randolph man Friday afternoon and the seizure the next day of "1,124 fentanyl pills, 40 large bags of marijuana, 3 bags of packaged marijuana edibles as well as $10,643 in U.S. Currency." Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 3:42 pm
Propososed view of new building

View from across Morrissey Boulevard by Cube3.

Correction: The original story said this would replace the Phillips Candy House. It's replacing the Freeport Tavern.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to replace the Freeport Tavern on Morrissey Boulevard with 219 apartments - some 110 of them the studios the developer says all the kids these days are clamoring for. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/21 - 12:49 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a car on Morrissey Boulevard as part of a drug investigation Friday afternoon found the packaged marijuana they were looking for - and a loaded gun in the passenger's pocket. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 11:26 am

A developer that had previously said it would put two apartment high-rises on the site of the old Channel 56 studios on Morrissey Boulevard told the BPDA today it now wants to put up one residential building and one building for "life science/office" use. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tide.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 3:18 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Floor&Decor of Atlanta to renovate the now shuttered National Wholesale Liquidators building at 729 Morrissey Blvd. into a flooring superstore. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 11:14 am

DCR is advising that high tides between Thursday and next Wednesday could force shutdowns of Morrissey Boulevard as Mother Nature reminds us what happens when you literally build roads at sea level.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports DCR has Jersey-barriered a pebbly stretch of the shoreline along Dorchester Bay off Morrissey Boulevard because too many of the people using it to launch small boats and Jet Skis were failing to observe basic Covid-19 social-distancing requirements and because too many people were using it as a place to drink and weren't cleaning up after themselves.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 1:50 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that Boston Bowl on Morrissey Boulevard is once again open for kegling, now that Boston is in Phase 3 of Covid-19 re-opening, but says it's now only open until midnight and weeknights and 1 a.m. on weekend nights. Also, every other lane is shut and the billiards and arcade rooms remain closed.

By adamg - 7/8/20 - 4:59 pm

There's probably a good reason a driver heading south on Morrissey Boulevard this afternoon missed the warning siren, the flashing lights and the gate and plowed right off the road and into the bridge. Or as MassDOT put it so delicately: Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/20 - 9:58 pm

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about dead eels among the rocks by the Morrissey Boulevard drawbridge: Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 12:58 pm

WLVI TV 56 Jingle

A developer says it will soon file plans for two residential towers with 608 units at 75 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, currently home to the long vacant Channel 56 studios. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 9:34 am
Chicken in Dorchester

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about an alleged illegal rooster in a yard on Morrissey Boulevard, near Tolman Street, in Dorchester: Read more.

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