• dorchester October 3, 2023 11:22 am

    Boston police make arrest in Dorchester shooting that wounded 5

    Fifteen-year-old Juliana Howard and her 11-year-old brother, Johan, were among those hurt.

  • dorchester October 3, 2023 12:04 pm

    Man arrested in Dorchester shooting that left 5 wounded, including 2 children

    Boston police have made an arrest in a Dorchester shooting last month that left five people wounded, including two children, authorities announced on Tuesday. Gianni Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested on Monday night for his alleged role in the shooting on Ames Street on Sept. 17. He is being charged with five counts of assault to murder, and several…

  • gun violence October 3, 2023 12:26 pm

    Dorchester dad of 2 kids shot while playing outside calls for end to violence

    A Boston man is calling for an end to gun violence after a shooting injured two of his children while they were playing outside last month. The shooting happened on the night of Sept. 17 on Ames Street. Five people were injured, including 15-year-old Juliana Howard and her 11-year-old brother, Johan. The teen girl remains in critical condition at Boston…

  • dorchester September 28, 2023 9:38 am

    Dorchester man accused of having half-dressed, drunk teenager in his bed

    A Dorchester man is facing a federal charge of attempted sex trafficking of a minor, after police said they found a 14-year-old girl with no pants on in his bed back in June, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Carlos Lopez, who is 27, is being held pending a detention hearing that is scheduled for Oct. 5 in federal court in Boston….

  • dorchester September 26, 2023 11:43 am

    Standoff with police in Dorchester ends peacefully

    Negotiators and a SWAT team were called to the scene, and the SWAT team forced their way inside after negotiations. Andrew Singleton was arrested on a charge of armed robbery, police said.

  • solar power September 25, 2023 6:21 pm

    Panel problem leaves family with no solar power — until they asked us for help

    If you’re planning on getting solar panels installed in your home, ask the seller/installer what your maintenance options are in case their business closes. This simple question can keep you from getting stranded with no solar power and no answers. In Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the Allen family took a step toward sustainable living for both the environment and their...

  • dorchester September 22, 2023 1:18 pm

    Bicyclist critically injured after crashing into school bus on Dorchester Avenue

    A bicyclist crashed on Friday morning in the Dorchester section of Boston, and police said the injured person had to be taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m. on Dorchester Avenue, and it involved an unoccupied Boston Public Schools bus. The bicyclist was apparently in the bike lane, when a parked car door…

  • pets September 20, 2023 12:03 am

    Police search for person responsible for emaciated dog found near Dorchester park

    A severely emaciated dog was found near a park in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood back in August and now investigators are asking the public for any information that will lead them to the person responsible, rescuers said Tuesday. The 1-year-old dog, now named Dobby, was found as a stray near Franklin Park in mid-August, the Animal Rescue League of Boston...

  • dorchester September 19, 2023 1:00 pm

    $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Dorchester liquor store

    Someone who bought a lottery ticket in Dorchester is now a million dollars richer. A Powerball ticket sold at Supreme Liquors on Geneva Avenue won $1 million during Monday night’s drawing, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Meanwhile, the pot continues to grow for the Powerball jackpot prize — the grand prize for Wednesday’s drawing is estimated to be…

  • gun violence September 19, 2023 9:27 am

    Neighbor describes ‘havoc' after 5 people were shot in Dorchester

    The search for the person who opened fire in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, shooting five people including two children, continues Monday as one of the victims remains in critical condition. Police believe the shots rang out after a gathering in the courtyard behind 50 Ames St., inside the Franklin Field Housing Complex. “Somebody just came in and shot and took off….

  • dorchester September 18, 2023 5:13 pm

    Teen remains in critical condition after shooting in Dorchester

    Five people were shot in Dorchester Sunday night, with an 11-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl among the injured.

  • dorchester September 10, 2023 12:07 am

    Woman dead after shooting in Dorchester

    Boston Police were called to the scene of a woman who was shot in Dorcester Saturday afternoon. She was rushed to the hospital where she died of her injuries. A second person had been shot in the same location. Police are looking for the person responsible.

  • dorchester September 9, 2023 5:29 pm

    Arrest made in connection to deadly shooting in Dorchester

    An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal shooting in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood earlier this year that left one man dead and two others injured. Police arrested Trevon Wideman, 19, for the homicide of Dorchester resident Mario Santos, 22, on Saturday at 6 a.m. At the time of his arrest, Wideman was wanted on charges of murder, armed…

  • dorchester September 11, 2023 8:49 pm

    Woman killed in Dorchester shooting

    A woman is dead and another person was injured in a shooting in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston on Saturday morning. Boston police say they responded to a report of shots fired on 12 Greenock St. at around 5:26 a.m. Authorities said they located a woman, identified Monday as 29-year-old Princess Charles of Quincy, suffering from life-threatening injuries. Charles was…

  • dorchester September 6, 2023 8:00 pm

    Black tennis stars make history at U.S. Open, inspire young players in Dorchester

    Four African American tennis players who competed in the quarterfinals of a major for the very first time not only made history, but also provided representation and inspiration for young members of the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. “What they’re seeing now in these players, in particular, is that no matter where you’ve come from,...

  • Boston September 4, 2023 11:07 pm

    Dozens displaced after fire destroys Dorchester home

    More than 35 people will need a new place to live for the time being after a large fire broke out Monday at 37 Holiday Street.

  • dorchester September 3, 2023 8:46 pm

    21-year-old man arrested in fatal shooting near zoo in Dorchester

    Boston police arrested a man Sunday in connection to a fatal shooting in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. 21-year-old Mikai Thomson, of Dorchester, is accused of fatally shooting a 22-year-old man late Saturday night on Old Road and Michigan Avenue. Police responded to the reported gunfire near the Franklin Park Zoo around 11:41 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the...

  • MBTA Transit Police August 31, 2023 1:32 pm

    Ex-T police sergeant charged with lying about officer assaulting man

    A former MBTA Transit Police sergeant was arrested by FBI agents Thursday for allegedly filing false reports over an officer’s assault of a man at a Red Line station in Boston in 2018, federal prosecutors said. The arrest renews the prosecution of David Finnerty, 47, who was previously charged in state court for allegedly making a false report as a…

  • dorchester August 30, 2023 12:12 pm

    Boston police looking for man in shooting near Caribbean festival parade route

    Boston police are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that injured eight people Saturday morning in Dorchester. The shooting took place at around 7:43 a.m. on Talbot Avenue near Harvard Street, Boston police said Tuesday. They shared an image of a man in a hooded sweatshirt, black pants with white stripes and white sneakers. The shooting left…

  • Boston August 28, 2023 11:43 pm

    13 arrested in 2 large-scale fights on violent weekend in Boston

    Thirteen youths, ranging in age from 12 to 17, were arrested following two major fights in Boston on Sunday — one at the South Bay shopping center in Dorchester and another downtown, the city’s police department announced Monday. The two incidents, both near movie theaters, were part of a wider theme of “public disorder” among young people at large events…

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