Public Safety

Teen shot to death in Mattapan

The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old was fatally shot around 8:40 p.m. Monday at Astoria and Elizabeth streets.  Read more

Man charged with strangling wife

Roger Paron strangled his wife Victoria on Saturday, then hung around their Dorchester neighborhood until police found him - and her body - the next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.  Read more

Mattapan teen one of three charged with murder of pizza delivery man

The Boston Police Department today charged Yamiley Mathurin, 17, with the murder of a delivery man found stabbed to death at a Roslindale house she and two accomplices allegedly broke into late Wednesday.  Read more

Tree falls on Train Street, knocks out power to nearby residents, traffic signals

Fallen treePhoto by MightyFineDot.

Even without Earl, a tree fell on Train Street Thursday evening, taking out an electric line that supplied residents and nearby traffic signals.

Two teens shot in Grove Hall; one dies

The Boston Police Department reports that two 18-year-olds were shot shortly after midnight, Thursday, at Blue Hill and Geneva avenues.  Read more

Third man shot to death in bloody weekend

The Boston Police Department reports a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound at 970 Blue Hill Ave. by Franklin Field around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.  Read more

Man dies after being shot repeatedly

The Boston Police Department reports a man, 38, died at 61 Stratton St. after being shot repeatedly shortly before 6 a.m.

He is Dorchester's second murder victim Saturday (other victim was on Seaver Street) and the 22nd this year.

Murders over the past year.

Man murdered early this morning

The Boston Police Department reports a 45-year-old man was shot to death around 4 a.m. at 396 Seaver St. He is Dorchester's 21st murder victim this year.  Read more

Uphams Corner building named in honor of slain store clerk

Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Aug. 25, 2010

Serrano ceremony: Family of Geraldo Serrano gather around a plaque in his honor last Saturday.Serrano ceremony: Family of Geraldo Serrano gather around a plaque in his honor last Saturday.The area outside of an Upham’s Corner bodega became a place of remembrance Saturday as neighbors and friends of the late Geraldo Serrano gathered for the unveiling of a memorial to the store clerk and neighborhood fixture. A bronze plaque now adorns the southern wall of the building at the corner of Dudley Street and Dudley Terrance, the location of Hermanos Unidos, the store the 71-year old Serrano worked in when he was gunned down during a robbery in February. The building is now named in Seranno’s honor as a memorial to his contributions to the community.  Read more

West Nile virus mosquito watch expanded in Dot; caution is urged

Bruce Landers: Sets a trap in Lower MillsBruce Landers: Sets a trap in Lower MillsCity and state officials are stepping up monitoring efforts this week after a sample of mosquitoes captured in Dorchester last week tested positive for West Nile Virus, a bug and bird-borne disease that can be deadly to humans.

The city’s Boston Public Health Commission alerted the public to the discovery last Friday. While officials stress that the risk of individual human cases of West Nile are relatively low, extra mosquito traps have been set throughout the neighborhood this week to further probe the extent of the problem. City officials refused to narrow down the geographic location of the infected bugs beyond the general “north” Dorchester area, but emphasized that the disease is highly mobile and that people throughout the region should take precautions.  Read more