For the second day in a row, somebody was murdered in broad daylight on a Dorchester street. Read more
Aug. 18, 2010
Two people were shot, one fatally, last Thursday (Aug. 12) in front of an Adams Street home across the street from Hemenway Park. Police responded to the scene at 531 Adams Street — at the corner of Lonsdale Street— just before 9:30 p.m. Two male victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the men, 30 year-old David Martins, later died from his injuries at Boston Medical Center. The other victim, a teenager, was also shot multiple times but is expected to survive. Police have not discussed a possible motive for the crime, but urge the public to come forward with any information. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports Terrance Small, 39, was murdered outside 2 Shafter St. this afternoon. Read more
A water line break outside the Lower Mills Apartments left residents in the building without fresh water, toilets or showers for several hours on Tuesday afternoon. Residents say that the rupture happened as work crews dug outside the building at 2262 Dorchester Ave. at approximately 2 p.m. on Aug. 17. Residents had been told that they should expect to be without water for roughly 8 hours, but service was restored around 6 p.m. Read more
A Dorchester man already being tracked as a suspected arsonist was arrested Monday on charges he set a Roslindale house on fire early Monday morning, federal and city officials say. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Dorchester man on charges he ran a bogus charity drive in which kids stood by an intersection asking for donations - which they had no intention of actually giving to a charity. Read more
Aug. 4, 2010
A group of Savin Hill residents fed up with the prostitution and drug dealing in the area took to the streets Tuesday night in an effort to show that crime will not be tolerated in the beachside neighborhood. The effort apparently dissuaded at least one alleged drug user from hanging around. Read more
Starting next month, local environmental activists will be joining up with Tufts University researchers for a study on the effect of air pollution floating into communities situated next to and near the I-93 expressway.
The year-long study, called the Community Assessment of Freeway and Health Study, will include the Columbia/Savin Hill area, including those living on Columbia Rd. and Savin Hill Ave., and east of Dorchester Ave., and the St. Mark’s area, which includes between Dorchester Ave. and Adams St., and Dix St. to Wrentham St. Read more
Boston and state police report they are looking for this woman in connection with robberies of the City of Boston Credit Union, 1010 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester on July 28 and the First Trade Credit Union, 753 E. Broadway in South Boston on July 31. Read more
Jul. 30, 2010
House and Senate negotiators reached a deal late Thursday on legislation restricting the public life of criminal offense records and striking most of the Senate’s efforts to provide reduced sentences for non-violent offenders, according to sources familiar with the compromise.
The Senate backed off its push to make non-violent state prison convicts eligible for parole after serving two-thirds of their sentences, while the House relented in allowing non-violent house of correction inmates parole after two-thirds of their sentences, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Read more