Public Safety

Woman's night at the movies ends with her head grazed by a bullet

The Boston Police Department reports a woman coming home from a movie with her son and nephew had just gotten off the bus at Bowdoin and Norton streets around 8:30p.m., Saturday, when the area erupted in gunfire and one of the bullets grazed her head.

Police say the woman was taken to Boston Medical Center in good condition.

Police say officers on routine patrol in the Bowdoin/Geneva heard several shots.

Bloody night: Four stabbed in three incidents

In roughly 90 minutes Saturday night, four men were stabbed in incidents in Ashmont and on Columbia Road.

The homicide unit was summoned to Columbia Road shortly before 11 p.m., after two men were stabbed in a fight in the middle of the street outside 180 Columbia Rd., near Geneva Avenue. One of the victims had potentially life threatening injuries.

Around 9:30 p.m. a man was stabbed several times in the stomach on Dorchester Avenue at Dracut Street near the Ashmont MBTA station. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center. The suspects were described as two or three Asian males.  Read more

Woman sought for allegedly spitting on bus driver

By 
Reporter Staff
Mar. 14, 2013

Suspect allegedly spit in the face of bus driver— an assault.

MBTA Police say the woman pictured above is wanted after she spat on a bus driver who asked her to pay her fare on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at Ashmont Station where the driver "ejected" the passenger for not paying.

The suspect is described as a black female in her 20’s approximately 5’04"-5’06" in height and wearing a double-breasted, brown jacket with large black buttons on the front.

If you can identify the suspect, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050 or text to 873873.

Morrissey: More closures ahead without fix-it plan

In the mid-1990s, a group of community activists began a three-year effort— in conjunction with the state’s Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) — to re-imagine Morrissey Boulevard. The result of their work was a 1998 report that proposed an ambitious, $35 million rehabilitation project that would have transformed the 2.75 mile-long boulevard into its original “parkway character.”  Read more

Morrissey flooding fix awaits state’s solution: Cost of upgrade put at $25m; Patrick tax plan could be key

Swamped on the regular: Morrissey Boulevard, frequently closed, like last Friday, to traffic during high tides and storms could be modernized with new revenues from a proposed tax hike now being pushed by Governor Patrick. Above, the roadway during last fall’s hurricane. 	Photo by Devin M.Swamped on the regular: Morrissey Boulevard, frequently closed, like last Friday, to traffic during high tides and storms could be modernized with new revenues from a proposed tax hike now being pushed by Governor Patrick. Above, the roadway during last fall’s hurricane. Photo by Devin M.

Morrissey Boulevard, a major south-north artery running along Dorchester’s coast that is frequently forced to close due to storm surges accompanying high tides could be in line for a $25 million overhaul under Gov. Deval Patrick’s tax hike proposal, a top official with the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation said on Wednesday.  Read more

Plymouth man charged with Mattapan murder

A Plymouth man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges he murdered Rayshawn Few on Woodruff Way on Feb. 17, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Two shot, one dead in Uphams Corner

The Boston Police Department reports officers found two men shot in a gray Toyota Corolla at Columbia Road and Hancock Street around 6:30 p.m., Saturday.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was rushed to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police say.

Prosecutors: Man who hit two kids in crosswalk was high

By 
Reporter Staff
Mar. 4, 2013

An Abington man was under the influence of drugs when he ran into two kids who were crossing through a crosswalk in Peabody Square last week, prosecutors say. Michael Duca, 29, was also charged with driving without a license in the incident, which happened last Thursday evening. Both children were treated by EMTs at the scene and sent to the hospital, but will survive. Duca allegedly was speeding into the intersection of Talbot and Dot Ave. around 6 p.m. last Thursday when he hit the kids, including a toddler who was in a stroller.  Read more

President nominates Dot native as environmental protection chief

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Mar. 4, 2013

President Obama on Monday nominated Gina McCarthy, a Dorchester native, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

McCarthy went to UMass Boston for a social anthropology degree, graduating in 1976. She later grabbed a master of science in environmental health engineering and policy and planning at Tufts University.  Read more

School assignment panel OKs ‘home-based’ plan

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Feb. 26, 2013

An advisory panel on the city’s school assignment system on Monday night signed off on a plan providing students with a minimum of six choices. The plan uses an algorithm and students’ home address to determine the set of choices, which will also include schools within a mile radius of the address, on top of new citywide schools.  Read more