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By adamg - 7/21/22 - 2:58 pm

Christian Nunes says his son, Christian Nunes Perkins, might still be alive if the owners and other firms responsible for 169 Columbia Rd. had done more to keep the apartment building in a high-crime area safe. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 4:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting a woman who turned into a fighty, spitting whirling dervish of chaos Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 5:26 pm

Boston Police report officers who pulled over a car on Columbia Road near Geneva Avenue in Dorchester late last night pulled out a 13-year-old from behind the wheel - and that they then had to pick up the loaded gun that fell from "his leg area" as he was being pat frisked. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 4:03 pm

Update: Victim identified: Frederick Hines, 39, of South Boston.

State Police report a man on a 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide "went off the roadway, struck the raised curb, entered the grass median and struck a tree" on a curve at Columbia Road and Babe Ruth Park Drive around 2:40 a.m.

He was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

By adamg - 4/4/22 - 12:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old from Somerville and men from Roxbury and Charlestown after stopping their car in South Boston, initially because officers throught its window tinting was too dark. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 3:21 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Ralph Brown of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street on Jan. 11, 2018, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/22 - 2:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people in cars whose drivers they say sped through two red lights on Columbia Road early this morning - one for the loaded gun he was packing, the other for outstanding arrest warrants for him. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 10:55 am
Coyote along Day Boulevard

BostonTimelapse was out for a run in Moakley Park this morning when he - and others - spotted a coyote obviously already sick of all the attention.

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 - 9/14/21 - 11:33 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that BPD gang-unit members didn't have enough reason to order a teen sitting in a Columbia Road barbershop to stand up for a pat frisk, which revealed he had a gun in his pants. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/21 - 3:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man a few minutes after and not far from where a man had been fatally stabbed at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/21 - 1:34 pm

Victim identified as Javare Sommerville, 17, of Providence.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road around 9:20 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2021.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 6:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting Michael Leoney, 58, of Dorchester, on charges he used a hammer to smash the shin of a senior citizen on Columbia Road at Washington Street last Sunday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 9:58 am
Rejected: Rendering of proposed new house on Columbia Road

A developer says the Zoning Board of Appeals illegally rejected a proposed three-family house at 1778 Columbia Rd. that would have looked completely different from its neighbors but which met all of the area's zoning requirements. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:14 am
Rendering of 1778 Columbia Rd.

Shot down: Rendeirng of proposed 1778 Columbia Rd. three-family.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal by the owner of 25 Dorchester St. to add a roof deck after nearby residents and elected officials said the last thing they'd want to see at a building with frequent 911 calls about loud parties is a place for outdoor partying. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/21 - 10:44 am

Live Boston reports a man was found with several gunshot wounds outside the Dublin House, Stoughton Street at Columbia Road in Uphams Corner, around 1:20 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/21 - 9:11 pm
Fresh holes in car in Dorchester

Bullet holes and markers. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man shot at least twice was found in a car with multiple fresh bullet holes at Bowdoin and Hamilton streets in Dorchester around 5:40 p.m., about a half mile and ten minutes away from where the BPD ShotSpotter reported gunfire on Columbia Road, in front of the Lilla Frederick School.

By adamg - 3/19/21 - 9:31 am
Proposed new MAMLEO building

Rendering by Vanko Studio Architects.

The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers wants to replace the old Columbia Road house it has long used as its headquarters with a new $15-million building that would include 45 "compact" studio apartments aimed at people 55 and older. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 8:54 pm

Jesse Haley reports he was waiting for the light at Edward Everett Square in Dorchester this afternoon when he noticed a nearby flagpole, on Columbia Road, was swaying in the wind like nobody's business. And then: Read more.

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