Police Commissioner William Gross said tonight that one of two men running away from a possible shooting at Town Field in Dorchester around 5:15 p.m. turned on bicycle cops who had pursued him a couple blocks and began firing at them. Read more.
The owners of a Fields Corner cafe have filed plans with the BPDA for a building with 14 studio apartments they say would rent for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water included. Read more.
Around 9 p.m. on Thursday, a roving UHub photographer snapped the long abandoned building at 499 Geneva Ave., at Vinson Street, in Fields Corner after parts of it collapsed to the sidewalk. Fortunately, she reports, nobody was hurt (unlike what happened last fall in Allston).
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a proposal to designate a formal Little Saigon district in Fields Corner to celebrate the area's large Vietnamese population. Not everybody is thrilled:
"How does the Blarney Stone fit into Little Saigon, or Antonio’s Pizza?" he asked. "It's an exclusive name, and you can be certain there’s gonna be signs going up that are going to drop the Fields Corner identity."
After finding a bit of cable on the sidewalk on the way home last night, a Fields Corner resident took a look at the day's video from her surveillance system - and watched this slob getting the bike ready for the taking, only he couldn't cut through the second chain securing it and gave up.
She adds she knows the bike's owner, who told her he had not asked for help from this Lance Armstrong doppleganger to free it.
Cambridge Police report arresting Jean Griffin, 41, of Fields Corner, on a variety of charges - including armed assault to murder - for an incident Saturday in which several rounds were fired into a second-story residence at Elm and Cambridge streets. Read more.