Nov. 7, 2011
A woman told police she was robbed in an Auckland St. parking lot on Friday evening (Nov. 4) by a man who accosted her at gun point and demanded "give me everything you got." Read more
Area C-11 community service officers Mike Keaney and Dennis Rorie are best known to the Dorchester public for their presentations at regular crime watch and association meetings. But the two officers also ride the beat on Dot’s streets when they're not on the civic circuit — and last night their combined actions led to the arrest of two young men, one of whom was allegedly packing a loaded handgun. Read more
Oct. 29, 2011
Anderson Cooper was at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester this past week to film a segment for his new show. Check out this clip above — and see more at anderson cooper.com Other clips show interviews with Dot native Mark Wahlberg, who is teaming up with Taco Bell Foundation to bring a new "Graduate To Go" film and video studio at the Club. Read more
Oct. 26, 2011
CNN’s Anderson Cooper was at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester headquarters in Savin Hill on Monday to speak with club members as part of a special show that is expected to air on the news channel on Friday. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester are teaming with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Taco Bell Foundation on the creation of a "Graduate To Go Studio" which will house a new film and video studio at the Club. Above, club members David Barry, Aisling Kerr and Marissa Sneed are pictured with Cooper, alongside club director Mike Joyce and president Bob Scannell. Wahlberg, who was a member at the club during his youth and is now a board member, visited the Club on Tuesday as well. Mike Joyce and a group of club members will be traveling to New York this week to take part in the Anderson Cooper show.
A Dorchester woman and a Quincy man were arrested on prostitution charges early Monday morning after police spotted them engaged in risque behavior in a car parked outside 200 Savin Hill Ave.
The Boston Police Department says it has started patrolling the area around Dorchester Avenue and Freeport Street for prostitution and that the couple got snared by that. Read more
Oct. 19, 2011
Boston Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery on Tuesday evening in which a male victim was held up at gunpoint near the corner of Mayfield Street and Dorchester Ave. The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. The victim told police that two young men accosted him as he was walking on Mayfield Street in the direction of Pleasant Street. The victim lost his wallet, including $130 in cash. The suspects, described as black males in their 20's approximately 5'6"-5'8, fled towards Dorchester Avenue, according to the police report.
Fire tore through the second floor of a home 8 Romsey Street around noontime today. No one was injured in the blaze, which triggered a two-alarm response from the city's fire department. The blaze was largely confined to the attic and second-story of the single-family house, which is home to 10 people. Fire officials estimate that the fire caused $150,000 in damage.
Boston Police arrested a 31-year-old Sydney Street man on Monday morning in connection with a series of violent attacks early on Sunday morning in Savin Hill, including the rape of one woman who was assaulted at gunpoint near the corner of Savin Hill Avenue and Saxton Street just after 2 a.m. Read more
Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.
While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury. Read more