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By adamg - 1/23/21 - 2:04 pm
Firefighter battles fire on York Street

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 24 York St. in Dorchester around 7:15 p.m. on Friday for a fire that started on the second floor, then spread to the third. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 3:11 pm

Boston Police report a woman was shot at Bowdoin Street and Washington Street around 12:40 p.m. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

She is Boston's fourth murder victim this year.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 11:28 am
Ever burning fire pit on Savin Hill Avenue in Dorchester

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a fire pit at a construction site at Savin Hill Avenue between Dorchester Avenue and Auckland Street:

This open fire pit has been burning for the last three days.

By adamg - 1/20/21 - 9:24 am
Guns, magazines and bullets

Seized Dorchester guns, bullets and magazines. Photo by BPD.

WBZ reports a Hudson man already facing assault-and-battery charges for an apparent road-rage incident in Belmont that sent his opponent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon could face more charges now that his victim has died. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/21 - 10:19 am

When Covid-19 cost him his job, longtime and well known Boston bartender Chad Fox moved to Key West to find work, but kept his apartment in a Sudan Street three decker for his eventual return. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/16/21 - 8:11 pm
Akeem Polimis

GoFundMe page.

Boston Police report Akeem Polimis, 17, was fatally shot at 29 Ferndale St., near Codman Square in Dorchester around 6:45 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 11:42 am

Live Boston reports on the conflagration at 53 Sudan St. around 3 a.m. on Thursday.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 9:58 am

WFXT reports on an incident Christmas Eve in the South Bay Mall parking lot involving Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and another motorist. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:50 am

State Police report the crash, around 10 a.m., was on I-93 in Savin Hill that resulted in injuries - and an estimated 103-minute ride from the Braintree split to downtown.

News helicopters are now hovering near the scene.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Fields Corner apartment building

Rendering by Placetailor.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved developer Travis Lee's plans for a 29-unit apartment building at 1463-1469 Dorchester Avenue, next to the Fields Corner T stop, in which all the units will be rented as affordable and ownership of which local residents will be able to buy into. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 1:54 pm

Zoning Board of Appeal members said today that they had nothing against the technical aspects of a landlord's plans to convert his two-family house with eight bedrooms into a three-family house with nine bedrooms, but rejected the proposal after neighbors objected to the sort of tenants now living there: Pot-smoking, beer-swilling, rowdy partiers they say spent much of the summer carousing late into the night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 11:34 am
Gun, magazine, bullets and knife

Seized stuff.

Boston Police report arresting a man they say came to a fight on Fuller Street in Dorchester with multiple ways to dispatch his opponents, only they fled before he could use any and then the cops arrived. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 2:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on gun and drug charges after a detective heard what sounded like gunfire at Bowdoin and Draper streets shortly after 4 p.m. yestertday, then saw a guy run to a car and drive away. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 11:53 am

Transit Police report pinching a shellfish Dorchester guy they say tried to steal bags of frozen shrimp from a man who was going down a Red Line car offering to sell them. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:04 am

The Dorchester Reporter fills our cup with an update on the South Boston bucket-coffee place's return to Adams Village - in renovated space in the building where Windy City used to be until a fire in 2019. The Windy City space itself will be taken by a cookie place.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 3:08 pm
Fire at 44 Maxwell St. in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 44 Maxwell St. for a fire around 12:15 p.m.

The department reports all residents managed to escape safely.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 9:31 am

A federal judge yesterday ordered John Lynch, who admitted taking bribes to help a developer get a zoning approval he needed, freed from the federal prison in Devens so that he can spend the rest of his sentence under home confinement in Dorchester, rather than risk contracting Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 1:13 am

Shots fired halfway between Whitfield and Washington streets, around 1:05 a.m.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 10:03 am
Crescent Avenue fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 26 Crescent Ave. at 9:15 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire on the second floor of a three-story building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/21 - 9:30 am

Despite complaints last month, the tire-eating pothole between Franklin Hill Avenue and Canterbury Street on the way towards Roslindale remains unfilled. Yesterday, Boston Police reported at least six cars with freshly flattened tires caused by this gaping maw.

"It is very dangerous," a motorist with a no longer round tire confirms.

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