A state trooper acquitted last year on assault-and-battery charges for a 2018 fight outside Dorchester's Dorset Hall that left a woman with a broken leg is suing State Police for back pay and lost benefits for the 26 months he was on unpaid suspension after the fight. Read more.
State trooper who was acquitted for role in Dorchester fight sues State Police for back pay, benefits
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From hurty tooth to sweet tooth: Former dentist's office in Neponset Circle to become ice-cream place
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to turn half of the old dentist's office at 389 Neponset Ave., near Minot Street, into an ice-cream shop called Lazy Bear. Read more.
That's the way the cookie crumbles: Fired worker's rage spreads from Comm Ave. cookie place to Dorchester house; shots fired, tires flattened, arrest made
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace an old house at 2 Neponset Ave., at Parkman Street, with a nine-unit, four-story building with ground-floor commercial space and 18 parking spaces. Read more.
A manager at Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave. in Dorchester, says the restaurant has taken several steps to keep sometimes boisterous patrons from disturbing residents of nearby homes at closing time. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 327 Neponset Ave., called in around 10:35 p.m. on Monday, sent two residents to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.
UPDATE: BFD says cause was short circuit; fire not related to other recent fires in the neighborhood.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 12:14 p.m. on Wednesday to 66 Neponset Ave. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.
Police: Driver speeds away from traffic stop in Dorchester during storm, crashes; passenger had a gun
A sleepless citizen complains:
Our neighborhood is being woken up from crashing sounds. Huge booms. We thought it was construction materials bring dropped off. One neighbor thinks it is the sound of dumpsters being emptied. It's messing with our sleep on a regular basis. Today was 5:40 am some days are as early as 4:15. Minot Street residents must be dealing with this, too. Please, this can't continue.
This just in from one of our Dorchester correspondents: If you live along Neponset Avenue near St. Ann's and own a young, slender black cat, but it seems to be missing, you might want to check with the Emmerson Animal Hospital - our correspondent reports the cat, which had a collar but no tag, was hit by a car and that her boyfriend, who spotted the injured kitty, picked it up and brought it to the vet.