The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace an old house at 2 Neponset Ave., at Parkman Street, with a nine-unit, four-story building with ground-floor commercial space and 18 parking spaces. Read more.
A manager at Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave. in Dorchester, says the restaurant has taken several steps to keep sometimes boisterous patrons from disturbing residents of nearby homes at closing time. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Thiago Oliveira, 28, for an incident around 3:20 p.m. yesterday in which he allegedly burst into a relative's home and tried several times to shoot him, only his gun wouldn't work. Read more.
A Dorchester Municipal Court judge released State Trooper Matthew Hickey with no bail at his arraignment today on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon stemming from a fight outside Dorset Hall on Neponset Avenue on Dec. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
WCVB reports Matthew Hickey has been suspended - with pay - as State Police investigate whether he attacked a woman so violently he shattered her tibia in a dispute that began inside Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave., then spilled outside earlier this month. Read more.
Our neighborhood is being woken up from crashing sounds. Huge booms. We thought it was construction materials bring dropped off. One neighbor thinks it is the sound of dumpsters being emptied. It's messing with our sleep on a regular basis. Today was 5:40 am some days are as early as 4:15. Minot Street residents must be dealing with this, too. Please, this can't continue.
This just in from one of our Dorchester correspondents: If you live along Neponset Avenue near St. Ann's and own a young, slender black cat, but it seems to be missing, you might want to check with the Emmerson Animal Hospital - our correspondent reports the cat, which had a collar but no tag, was hit by a car and that her boyfriend, who spotted the injured kitty, picked it up and brought it to the vet.