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By adamg - 10/22/21 - 4:57 pm
Fire at 1875 Dorchester Ave.

Boston firefighters responded around 4:40 p.m. to the BHA's six-story Peabody/Englewood building, 1875 Dorchester Ave., for a two-alarm fire that started when a car in the residential building's garage burst into flames. One resident was injured. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 11:14 am
Arrest in Fields Corner

Suspect arrested. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man at his Geneva Avenue store on charges related to the $500,000 in stolen merchandise they say he was selling out of the shop. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:13 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to residents of Virginia Street about the murder of Peter Contois of Webster, who died in one of the group homes on the Uphams Corner street.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 9:49 am
Rendering of proposed Magnolia Street building

Rendering by Vanko Studio Architects.

A developer has proposed replacing a small parking structure at 226 Magnolia St. in Dorchester with a $4-million, four-story building with 28 small studio apartments and a roof topped with solar panels. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 9:59 am
Seized gun, knives and bullets

Seized items. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday afternoon who was already wanted on seven warrants from different courts. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:01 pm
UHub Copter Recon Unit

From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 10:11 pm

Victim identified as Peter Contois of Webster.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed on Virginia Road near Dudley Street around 6:40 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Boston murders in 2021

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 4:12 pm
Crashed piece of metal at Savin Hill

Photo by Tim Shannon.

Tim Shannon says he'd just gotten off the Red Line at Savin Hill last night when he heard a cracking sound. And then, a 2 to 2 1/2-foot long metal slab, the bottom of one of the staircases leading up to the exit crashed at his feet. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 6:21 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot at 622 Dudley St. around 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 1:19 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Manuel Andrade, now 47, deserves the sentence of life without possibility of parole he got for starting the shootout outside a Geneva Avenue house party that left a 22-year-old woman visiting from Kentucky dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/21 - 11:42 am

Boston Police report officers responding to a call about a man with a gun on Bailey Street in Dorchester's Ashmont section arrested two men early Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 5:07 pm
Smokey McDonald's in Codman Square

The Boston Fire Department reports that firefighters responded to the McDonald's on Washington Street at Talbot Avenue in Dorchester's Codman Square for a fire around 3:15 a.m. The cause is under investigation.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 10:02 pm
Flag thief

Surveillance photo via BPD

Boston Police have released photos of the man they say vandalized the flagpole at the Polish American Club, 82 Boston St. in Dorchester and fled with the American flag that had been flying on it, around 4:10 p.m. on Saturday.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 9:47 pm
SUV in question

SUV, with fresh damage from hitting a kid

Update: Police say they've found the SUV and that the investigation is continuing. WBZ reports the boy suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Boston Police have released photos of a white SUV with fresh damage to its right front fender, whose driver hit a kid at Columbia Road and Intervale Street in Dorchester around 7:20 a.m. and then kept driving. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 11:58 am
New rendering of Wales Street proposal

Rendering by Studio G Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a non-profit group's plan to replace a crumbling 10-unit apartment building at 37 Wales St. with a new four-story building with 20 apartments for families coming out of homelessness. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:40 am

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed at Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:49 am
Rendering of Hamilton Street proposal

Rendering by Davis Square Architects.

VietAID has filed plans with the BPDA for a four-story, 36-unit apartment building at 25-33 Hamilton St. that would be aimed at people over 62 making no more than 60% of the Boston-area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 9:48 pm
Westview crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Tanaya Perkins, 30.

Boston Police report a man and a woman were shot at 240 Westview St. in the Franklin Field development around 9 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:00 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reviews what's going on with the move of the Boston Community Leadership Academy from the old Hyde Park High School to the McCormack Middle School: Even as BPS promotes its $1-billion "BuildBPS" vision of 21st-century almost suburban like high schools, the BCLA students say they are getting a building without enough classrooms, no auditorium, a smaller gym with no bleachers and maybe even not enough lockers.

By adamg - 9/22/21 - 12:35 pm
Proposed condos on High Street in Dorchester

Rendering by Zephyr Architects.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a single-family home at 22 High St. in Dorchester with a $4.2-million, 15-unit condo building, across the street from where another developer wants to replace a different single-family home with a 23-unit building. Read more.

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