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
Mounting concerns about pedestrian safety on Morrissey Boulevard prompted a roadside huddle this afternoon featuring elected officials, State Police and state transportation officials, who promised to "immediately make improvements" at the intersection of Morrissey and Bianculli Boulevard.
Senator Jack Hart, Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor Frank Baker met on site today with senior officials from the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, UMass Boston officials and State Police.
State Rep. Martin Walsh says he’ll convene a meeting of Columbia Point and Savin Hill stakeholders and transportation officials soon to “begin the process” of redesigning a troubled intersection that also serves as the entrance to UMass Boston’s campus and the Columbia Point peninsula.
That’s welcome news for both pedestrians and motorists, for whom this intersection has become more than an aggravation. It’s a public hazard. Read more
Sep. 13, 2012
The mother of a 19-year-old Savin Hill man who was shot and killed at the MBTA station in 2011 is seeking to block the parole of her son’s murderer.
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday night unanimously voted to support Deirdre Murphy’s request for a letter asking the state Parole Board to deny parole for Nhu Nguyen. Local elected officials have also agreed to send letters, Murphy said.
Earlier this year, Nguyen pleaded guilty to manslaughter and firearms charges. In May, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in a house of correction, with two years of probation to follow. Read more
Sep. 11, 2012
Boston Police are probing a pair of shootings last night on the Area B-3 police district that left two men dead. The first victim— a 19 year-old man— was found suffering from a gunshot wound outside 57 Wheatland Ave. around 6:40 p.m. last evening. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
Less than two hours later, a second man— also 19 years-old— was fatally wounded in a shooting outside 57 Sanford St. The victim, also unidentified at this point, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Read more
Sep. 10, 2012
Crews installed a Hubway bike-sharing kiosk across from the Campus Center on the UMass Boston campus on Friday, Sept. 7. The 19-dock solar-powered station is part of an expansion of the popular Hubway system: Another kiosk was also installed last week at JFK-UMass station.
“We are very excited to bring the Hubway program to campus,” said Diane D’Arrigo, assistant vice chancellor for campus services at UMass Boston. “As part of our transportation demand management efforts on campus, we are always looking at new ways to offer more convenient, alternative commuting options to the UMass Boston community and our neighbors.”
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A Savin Hill woman — fed up with the lack of a fix to a dangerous pedestrian crossing on Morrissey Boulevard— has produced a short video that illustrates the hazards at the intersection. The video, made by Heidi Moesinger, was circulated to State Police and elected officials last Friday and shows motorists blowing through a red light as a pedestrian attempts to cross the boulevard on a walk signal. Residents say that the failure to better police the intersection or find an engineering fix — as highlighted by the Reporter in recent articles— is a tragedy in the making. Read more
The aftermath of the August 12 slayings of three young women on Harlem Street has sparked a renewed outpouring of grief, anguish and soul-searching in Dorchester and surrounding communities impacted by violent crime. After a relatively quiet summer, the ides of August brought a disappointing and dramatic violent turn, with the Harlem Street killings and the broad daylight stabbing death of a young man in Dudley Square. Read more
(4:15 p.m.) — A water main break is causing a major traffic disruption this afternoon at the busy intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street. Workers are on the scene now making repairs to an water main line that was ruptured earlier in the afternoon— causing a flood and a huge hole in the southbound side of Blue Hill Ave.
The Boston Transportation Department has issued an advisory warning drivers that "Morton Street outbound toward Lower Mills in Dorchester is closed at this time from Harvard Street to Blue Hill Avenue due to a water main break." BTD said it expects one lane to re-open before 5 p.m. Inbound traffic on both Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue remains open. Read more