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By adamg - 5/28/20 - 9:28 am

Shortly after midnight, two people got themselves into the Boston Medical Center emergency room, one shot, one stabbed - just as victims were arriving by ambulance from the quintuple shooting at the Franklin Field development. They told police it happened somewhere on Massachusetts Avenue in Newmarket Square.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 12:08 am

Shortly before midnight at at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 10:58 am

A federal judge yesterday gave Joquentz Constant, 24, of Dorchester, one last chance to turn his life around: He freed Constant from federal custody after he'd spent nearly 19 months behind bars awaiting trial and then sentencing on a gun charge, on condition Constant live with his former Marine brother in Brighton, who said he will support and guide Constant as he earns his GED and works toward a permanent full-time job - with help from Constant's other brother, an Army lieutenant. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/20 - 9:11 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the death this week of Keith Love, co-headmaster of the Dorchester high school, of prostate cancer.

By adamg - 5/24/20 - 9:54 pm

Around 9:45 p.m. a man was shot in the arm on Vesta Road near Harvard Street. A few minutes later, another person was shot in the upper chest and the upper arm on Harvard Avenue, about three-quarters of a mile down Harvard Street.

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By adamg - 5/23/20 - 11:20 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jose Carrucini, 20, of Dorchester today for the murder of Admilson Ribeiro, 21, of Dorchester, on Feb. 5 on Magnolia Street.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 10:09 pm

Shortly after 10 p.m. A car was found crashed into a pole and abandoned just down Mather Street not long after.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 5:11 pm

Boston Police report that officers on patrol around 12:15 this morning heard gunfire coming from Livingstone Street off Blue Hill Avenue - and spotted a car pulling away with its lights turned off. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 9:18 am

Boston Police report arresting Yaliek Allah-Barnes, 37, of Mattapan, for the May 18 murder of Derek Fitzpatrick on Bernard Street in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 9:26 pm
Seized gun and ammunition

The gun and bullets in question. Source.

A federal judge today sentenced Jovani Miranda, 28, to less time than prosecutors had asked to send him a message after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition but more time than his lawyer said was warranted for somebody who grew up on the mean streets of Dorchester and felt he needed a gun for self protection. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 6:45 pm
Seized ATV

A seized ATV.

Boston Police report a weeklong crackdown on weaving, stunting dirt bikes and ATVs and their drivers.

Between May 8 and May 15, police say, they arrested 18 people and seized 30 dirt bikes, mopeds and ATVs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 10:24 pm

At least six shots were fired into the Stop 'N' Gas, 970 Washington St., around 10:15 p.m., by a passenger in a car last seen heading down Gallivan towards Dorchester Avenue. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 9:35 pm
Guns and ammunition

Seized guns and ammunition.

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun charges for the three illegal weapons and ammunition they say officers found in his apartment - where they initially went while following a blood trail after a knife fight in the parking lot of a nearby liquor store Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 1:28 pm
Bernard Street shooting scene

Porch shooting scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Derek Fitzpatrick, 49, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man was shot to death around noon at 45 Bernard St, near Browning Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 2:24 pm

The Dorchester Reporter interviews state Rep. Liz Miranda (D-5th Suffolk) on her recovery, along with her father, who is now out of the hospital. Of 20 family members, 15 tested positive for the virus.

By adamg - 5/17/20 - 2:10 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers arrested a Mattapan man on gun and drug charges after hearing gunfire in the area of Sumner Street near Annapolis Street, in Dorchester around 8:35 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 9:29 pm

Update: Victim identified as Paul Richards, 56.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 45 Bellevue St. around 7 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is less than a half mile from where a knife fight ended with four stabbed.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 8:56 pm

At Hancock and Trull streets, around 8:45 p.m, in a knife fight. Police found one victim on the third floor of a nearby house, and a second outside - and then a car drove up to a local emergency room with two more stabbing victims.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 10:56 am

The city and Massachusetts General Hospital today released results from the recent random Covid-19 testing in East Boston, Roslindale and part of Dorchester: 9.9% of the people tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies - and that roughly 1 in 40 people with no symptoms were currently infected with the virus and so potentially infectious themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:41 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Ames Street and Westview Way. Nobody hit.

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