Sep. 27, 2012
More than 100 residents, elected officials and members of the Boston Police Department turned out for a Monday evening meeting at St. Mark’s Church to dicuss mounting concerns about prostitution along Dorchester Avenue. The meeting was moderated by District 3 City Councillor Frank Baker, whose office organized the “super civic” meeting— drawing from organizations up and down the neighborhood’s main throroughfare. Read more
Sep. 26, 2012
Parents, take your pick. Boston School Department officials this week outlined five proposals that would move the city away from a three-zone set-up for assigning students to schools beginning with the 2014-2015 school year at the earliest.
The proposals, which were introduced Monday night at the Frederick Pilot Middle School and will be aired at a series of public meetings beginning with one Thursday at 7 o’clock at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School on Washington Street near Grove Hall, aim to send elementary and middle school students to classrooms closer to home instead of scattering children living on the same street across the city to various schools.
Sep. 25, 2012
The chemist at the center of a massive evidence tainting scandal at a state lab handled drug samples for 1,141 felons currently serving time in a state prison, jail or county house of correction, according the attorney leading the probe. Read more
A Dorchester man with a long record for breaking and entering was arraigned yesterday on charges related to the dozens of purloined items from suburban homes police say they found in his apartment during a search earlier this summer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more
One of our readers from Savin Hill— Erin McNamara— wants the public to know what happened to her and her nine-year-old border collie, Delilah, last Wednesday afternoon in Victory Road Park, an old landfill near the landmark gas tank that has been converted into a lovely, passive waterfront setting that is maintained by the state’s Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.
The park is a popular place for dog-walkers, although Ms. McNamara had never ventured there until last week. As she and Delilah entered the large open field in the park, she observed a group of 20 or so dogs— all off their leashes— running and playing as two women stood nearby. One of the dogs, a “pit-bull mix” that McNamara said was named “Bailey,” quickly accosted McNamara’s dog and — as other dogs joined in— began biting at Delilah’s fur. Read more
A Blue Hill Ave. restaurant was abruptly closed today after a city task force discovered filthy conditions and a dangerously clogged air vent above the stove. City officials — who descended on the 300 block of Blue Hill Ave. this week to focus on a burgeoning rat problem — were alarmed by what they found inside the Star Island Restaurant at 375 Blue Hill Ave. Read more
Sep. 18, 2012
The Boston Public Health Commission said today that a Dorchester man had contracted West Nile Virus— the second confirmed human case in a Boston resident this year. The man in his 40s was hospitalized, but has been released. It is unclear at this time where he contracted the infection, which is carried by mosquitoes, according to city officials. Read more
Michael Ahern, 46, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges he ran over and killed a man riding his bicycle down Morrissey Boulevard early last Friday morning.
Doan Bui, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene following the 12:30 a.m. crash near Malibu Beach. Bui was riding home from a fishing trip when he was struck from behind near the Beades drawbridge that spans Dorchester Bay. Read more
Family and friends of 16 year-old Jaivon Blake, who was shot to death on Geneva Ave. last September, will hold a candlelight vigil in his memory on the anniversary of his death— Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7-10 p.m. Shameka Blake, Javon’s cousin, said that the family hopes the event will be a reminder of the good things about Javon, a teen who loved basketball and the rapper Meek Mill. Read more
A Dorchester man convicted of a firing a gun at a Boston cop in 2006 faces arraignment Friday on new charges that he fought and injured a Boston Police sergeant during an arrest off Talbot Avenue this week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more