A Dorchester man was released on personal recognizance - but ordered to attend AA meetings - at his arraignment today on a variety of charges for an incident in South Boston early Saturday in which he allegedly stole a car, fell into a drunken stupor at a traffic light, accelerated when two Boston cops woke him up, then offered them $10,000 to let him go, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Cops tell Dorchester man his money's no good after he tried to bribe them before they booked him for stealing a car while drunk, DA says
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Boston Police report they are investigating two recent incidents of indecent assault and battery in the area of Dorchester Street and East Broadway in South Boston.
Indecent assault and battery can include such things as groping and rubbing rather than rape.
Police did not provide additional details.
Around 3:25 p.m., somebody, possibly on a scooter, fired three shots on Dorchester Street in the area of Rogers Street. He didn't hit anybody, but three vehicles got fresh bullet holes.
Board rejects deck for South Boston house after residents object to frequent parties; also rejects proposed house that would look nothing like neighboring triple deckers
The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by the owner of 25 Dorchester St. to add a roof deck after nearby residents and elected officials said the last thing they'd want to see at a building with frequent 911 calls about loud parties is a place for outdoor partying. Read more.
Thar she blows: Water-main break shuts intersection of Dorchester Street and East 8th in South Boston
On Dorchester Street at Woodward Street, around 9 p.m. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.
Around 11 p.m. at 246 Dorchester St., near East 9th Street, Live Boston reports.
Developers David Winick and David Matteo have filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building with space for a ground-floor restaurant where Dorchester Street, Preble Street and Dorchester Avenue meet. Read more.
Around 10:50 p.m. at Dorchester and East 8 streets, Mass Incident Paging reports.
Homogenization of South Boston continues with plans to replace Dorchester Street market with five-story residential building
The owner of Bell's Market on Dorchester Street has submitted plans to the BPDA for a $13-million, five-story replacement building with 32 apartments and room for his market on the first floor. Read more.
Around 11:50 p.m. on Friday at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue. One car was hit twice, police found three shell casings in the intersection. No people hit.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a full liquor license to the sushi restaurant Michael Shaw wants to open where Salsa's used to be on Dorchester St. Read more.
Ed. note: Headline changed until I get a definite answer on the state of the injured person.
Around 10 p.m. at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue, involving two cars. MB reports one of the cars blew through a red light. The homicide unit was called in - routine for unexpected deaths or cases where somebody is near death - and officers from other districts have been called in to shut down roads in the area.
FTC131 also saw the aftermath of the crash: Read more.
A peeved citizen is unlikely to patronize the Dorchester Street laundry that left a flier on his or her car:
[They] left a flier on my car windshield that now has melted and cannot get off. Who should I report to that they are defacing my private property?
A squicked-out citizen complains about what she saw at Dorchester Street and W. 4th:
There were a few black trash bags filled on the sidewalk this morning and as I walked by approx 10 cat-size rats came running out. No pic available as I was too traumatized and screaming.
Residents opposed to a restaurant planned for Dorchester and Dresser streets meet tomorrow to figure out their next steps now that the Boston Licensing Board has agreed to grant it the license it needs to open. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for the proposed Republic restaurant at Dorchester and Dresser streets after the proposed owners - who are putting up the 30-unit residential building it will go in - agreed to shrink its size from 240 to 130 seats and to eliminate an outdoor patio along the street. Read more.