Dorchester

Gunfire erupts on Dorchester street; nobody hit

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:40Around 9:40 p.m. a number of shots were fired on Topliff Street near Speedwell. Police recovered several spent shells. Free tagging: Topliff StreetGunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Boston Globe

Local Newspaper Founder Attacked in Dorchester

Ed Forry, the 69-year-old founder of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked from behind and robbed on Sunday evening in Dorchester Park, The Boston Globe reported.
Boston Globe

Boston's Unsolved Murders Found to Exceed National Average

More than 300 murders have gone unsolved in Boston over the last decade, making the city trail behind the national average for unsolved cases, a review of police data by the Boston Herald found.
Boston Globe

Boston's Unsolved Murders Found to Exceed National Average

More than 300 murders have gone unsolved in Boston over the last decade, making the city trail behind the national average for unsolved cases, a review of police data by the Boston Herald found.
Boston Globe

Number of Boston's Unsolved Murders Greater Than National Average, Police Data Finds

More than 300 murders have gone unsolved in Boston over the last decade, making the city trail behind the national average for unsolved cases, a review of police data by the Boston Herald found.
Boston Globe

Number of Boston's Unsolved Murders Greater Than National Average, Police Data Finds

More than 300 murders have gone unsolved in Boston over the last decade, making the city trail behind the national average for unsolved cases, a review of police data by the Boston Herald found.
Dorchester

Dorchester Reporter co-founder attacked in local park

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:30Ed Forry, co-founder and longtime publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked around 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester Park, his son, current publisher and editor Bill Forry, reports:Neighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Dorchester

You happen to see anybody lugging a green Vespa around Dorchester today?

Edrie reports that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., her green, 1963 Vespa got lifted from where it was locked outside her house near the Ashmont T stop. Not only was it chained to a post, it had had its spark plugs taken out, so whoever took it couldn't just drive it away. I made the police report right after I found it missing, but they think it quite unlikely to ever be recovered as they are usually broken down and sold for parts/scrap.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Juliette James

JAMES, Julietta, 73 of Dorchester, passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 21, 2014. Beloved mother of Eddie Solomon (Lisa) of Boston. Devoted grandmother of Edward and William J. both of Boston. Dear sister of Kermit James (Ruth) of Grand Cayman Island, Rosa Clarke of Honduras and Delcie Lewis of Randolph, MA. Funeral service Saturday at 11 AM at Hope Baptist Church, 1916 River St., Hyde Park, MA. Visitation with the family at 10 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston, MA. To post a sympathy message visit www.DavisofBoston.com
Boston Globe

Tsarnaev Friend in Gun Charge Had Past Arrest for Dealing Marijuana

Stephen Silva, a close friend of the surviving Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, had been arrested for drugs before his Monday arrest for heroin trafficking and gun charges.
Boston Globe

Obituary: George W. Macmaster

MacMASTER, George W. Of Dorchester passed away suddenly in Nova Scotia July 11. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Moran). Devoted father of George MacMasters & his wife Lucine of Watertown, Thomas & his wife Georgine of Bridgewater, David & his wife Mary of FL, Lt. Kenneth (B.P.D.) & his wife Maureen of Hanover, Timothy of Dorchester & the late Robert MacMaster. Also survived by 11 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. Brother of Evelyn Pirrello & Eleanor McKiernan both of Roslindale, Joan Cady of Middleboro & the late Mildred Feinberg, Thelma Armour, Bernice Duffy. A Marine veteran of the Korean era. Past employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Life-long member of the Canadian American Club. A lover of Celtic music and ...
Upham's Corner

Pilgrim Church Flea Market - an Open Air Market that Works in Uphams Corner

The Pilgrim Flea Market, in operation for decades, is an open air market institution in the Uphams Corner community. Not for everyone, the market sports vendors whose primary language is other than English as is also true for the customers. Vendors with a no-nonsense attitude have put up with customers wanting "something for nothing" for too long but are still willing to haggle and "offer deals." Well worth even the atmosphere, this mini-shopping mall is a great way to spend a Saturday morning - 540 Columbia Rd in Dorchester.
Upham's Corner

Boston Main Streets Gala 2014 Awards at the Strand Theatre 6/26/14

On June 26, 2014, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, together with Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon and emcee Susan Wornick, attended the 18th annual Boston Main Streets Awards. At the event, he presented awards to the Boston Main Streets volunteers and businesses of the year, and highlighted significant new funds from the Boston Main Streets Foundation. The ceremony, which took place at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester, featured entertainment by the Fiddle Head Theatre's cast of Aida.
Upham's Corner

Community-Minded Proposals Sought for Dudley Greenhouse

The Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee is actively seeking proposals for use of the greenhouse that promotes food production and sharing cultures and resources. These can include proposals for workshops, sharing events and fun times as well, especially as it engages everyone in the community. Examples included of projects from prior years.
Upham's Corner

Garrison-Trotter Urban Farm Groundbreaking Friday, July 11, 1pm

The Garrison-Trotter Farm is the first urban farm opening following the passage of Boston's Right to Farm Statute (Article 89). A moment of proud celebration, especially for the UFI - Urban Farming Institute, Mayor Walsh will lead the groundbreaking ceremonies on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1pm. Don't miss this important event.
Upham's Corner

UP Market Challenge - Manage a Business Startup that's Right for Uphams Corner

The UP Market Planning Committee has targeted upscale arts-oriented and handcrafted products in a neighborhood (Uphams Corner) where the "regulars" are used to bargains. Review of the poor UP Market results from 6/21 raises concerns for the market's viability in the current format. With no market research, the Planning Committee seems to be operating this new complex business startup more on "hope" and the good will of the (very few) vendors. Does the current branding make sense for anyone - vendors and customers alike?
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