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By adamg - 12/14/19 - 2:42 pm
Morrissey Boulevard early this afternoon at high tide

For some reason, Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester remained open in the middle of a rain storm at high tide early this afternoon, giving drivers the chance to experience the thrill of going out to sea - unless they were too timid and instead took the easy way out by driving on the sidewalk near Malibu Beach, as Timmy shows us. He also had a question for DCR: Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 8:42 pm

NBC Boston reports a man was apparently shot around 4 p.m. on Morton Street, roughly in the area of Evans Street, but that police found him on Norfolk Street near Milton Avenue.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 1:33 pm

Correction: Denial without prejudice means the landlord doesn't have to wait a year to re-apply.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday rejected a Dollar Tree store proposed for 493 Washington St. in Codman Square after aides to Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Andrea Campbell said that it could cause traffic problems and, besides, there's already a Dollar Tree a mile away on Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 10:12 pm

Report for America, which "places talented, emerging journalists into local news organizations to report for one to two years on under-covered issues and communities," announced today that the Bay State Banner will get one of them - to cover "how state legislative and city hall actions affect Boston’s African-American communities."

Via Sarah Betancourt.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 2:54 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 143 Boston St. around 2:40 p.m. for a fire - which they knocked down about ten minutes later.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 7:32 pm

WCVB reports on multiple crashes along Columbia Road this morning, allegedly caused by a guy who told one bystander he couldn't stick around because he didn't have a license.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 9:59 am

Boston Police report arresting Raekwon Harris, 22, of Dorchester, for a stabbing on Dudley Street that sent a man to the hospital in serious condition with multiple stab wounds. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 9:17 am

A New Jersey developer says it will soon file detailed plans to replace the old Phillips Old Colony House and Freeport Tavern at 780 Morrissey Blvd in Dorchester with a six-story, 207-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 8:35 pm

In the arm, shortly before 8:30 p.m. outside 1117 Blue Hill Ave., between Wilcock and Havelock streets.

By adamg - 11/24/19 - 2:35 pm

A man authorities say had been hiding out in the Dominican Republic faces arraignment tomorrow in Suffolk Superior Court on charges he gunned down a man who had kicked him out of a Norwell Street house party in 1995, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 11:42 am
SUV newly enmeshed in front of real-estate office at Washington St. and Blue Hill Ave.

Fresh drive-thru. Photos by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 11 a.m. the driver of a Toyota SUV took down a traffic-light pole on the way to a collision with the front of the small business plaza with the red awnings at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Geneva Avenue in Grove Hall around 11 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:47 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. at 735 Dudley St. between Monadnock and Virginia streets.

Dudley Street between Humphreys and Belden streets was shut as part of the investigation.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 8:00 am

Ryan wonders:

Any idea what this blue light over Neponset is. Shows up a few times a week

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 11:41 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered David Turner, 52, released from his sentence for conspiring to rob anEaston armored-car depot, a plot spoiled because one of the plotters turned out to be working with the FBI - which moved in before the group could give Ben Affleck any ideas for a movie, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 4:05 pm

The owner of Home Run Cafe, 1269 Massachusetts Ave., is looking to increase the restaurant's capacity from 88 to 136 people. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 12:26 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's proposal to replace a derelict single-family home with five condos on a nearly 19,000-square foot lot on Plain Street in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 11:47 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Lisa Fonseca-Depina to convert the current Eglise Baptiste les Sentinelles, 417 Adams St., into a six-seat nail salon called Glam Gawds. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 9:13 am

The Bay State Banner surveys the shifting of the line between Dorchester and Roxbury over the centuries.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 2:07 pm

Boston Police today identified the man shot to death on Paine Street in Roslindale in Friday as Aderito Barbosa, 35, of Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 12:56 pm

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reports McCormack School parents and others remain upset how the city decided to simply hand over a school field for the proposed new center without even talking to them first = and as the school morphs into a larger 7-12 school, and that they'll be bringing their concerns to school officials at a meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Dever School. A civil-rights lawyers group and a group representing Harbor Point residents are also objecting to the land transfer.

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