Remembrances at the shooting site. Photo by Pete Stidman
Neighbors say it is a "neutral street," a place where others from all parts of the surrounding neighborhood congregate to hang and drink or smoke. But that crossing of paths on Elder Street near Uphams Corner ended in tragedy during the wee hours of Sunday morning, in a shooting spree that took the life of a 19-year-old mother. Four others survived gunshot wounds in the melee. Read more
Three of five adults involved in a brutal youth gang beating that took place in Fields Corner in August, 2007 have been sentenced. Two others have court dates in early December. Read more
A Dorchester crossing guard who was run down on a Meetinghouse Hill street died last week. Marie Conley, 58, was hit by a car on the morning of Oct. 21 at the intersection of Parish and Winter streets, just steps from the Mather School. Mrs. Conley, a mother of four, was buried from St. Ann Church in Neponset on Monday. She was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery. Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley's office charged seven emissions inspection stations with conducting illegal clean scans of cars that should not have passed the test last week, including one from Dorchester. Read more
The following article about former Boston Police officer Walter Fahey was published in the Reporter in 1997. Walter passed away last week at age 76.
In 1957, the year Walter Fahey became a cop, the Soviets launched Sputnik, Ted Williams hit a robust .388 and the tallest building in Boston, the John Hancock tower, was a mere 26 stories high. Read more
A new report looking at health trends in Massachusetts is warning that girls and young children are increasingly involved in violent behavior, and deaths from domestic violence have tripled since 2005.
The Massachusetts Health Council report also finds that asthma rates, lack of access to dental care and obesity also are on the rise. And hepatitis C rates among younger people has increased. Read more
Oct. 1, 2008
The separate murders of two men on King Street in the last month-and-a-half weighed heavily on the minds of those gathered for Tuesday night's meeting of the Saint Mark's Area Civic Association.
Nicklan Rosa, 25, was shot to death in the driveway of a home he lived in at 26 King Street on the afternoon of Sept. 18. Police say that an unidentified, lone gunman targeted Rosa in what they say was likely a gang-related dispute. Read more
Two of Boston's elected officials this week praised police response to a Mattapan shooting that injured a baby, but pressed for more direct communication between officers and emergency response workers.
In a Tuesday hearing, Councillors Charles Yancey and Stephen Murphy questioned officials from the city's Emergency Response Services and other agencies on a June shooting on Fairlawn Avenue.
"We might have gotten trained medical personnel looking at the baby two three four minutes before they ultimately did," Murphy said. Read more
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis this week told a gathering of civic leaders that he would order more police patrols to begin Tuesday in Greater Neponset, part of a beefed-up policing presence aimed at curbing what many residents say has been an uptick in violence and delinquency in that part of Dorchester. Read more
A Dorchester man has been convicted of manslaughter for fatally stabbing a co-worker who ridiculed him about his failed attempts to date a waitress at the hotel restaurant where they both worked.
Ivan Lorenzo Sosa was found guilty Tuesday in the Sept. 16, 2006, death of 30-year-old Carlos Borrero Jr. of Chelsea. Sosa was charged with second-degree murder, but a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to serve 8 to 12 years in prison. Read more