Resident's surveillance camera captures images of knife-wielding Fields Corner muggers

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:56A Ditson Street resident forwarded this image from her home's surveillance camera of two men right after they'd held up an elderly man at knifepoint around 5 p.m. yesterday at Ditson Street and Arcadia Park in Fields Corner. She reports: Victim was unharmed but lost his phone, wallet, and other valuables. The suspects fled on foot up Ditson St, and then ran through the vacant lot at the end of Ditson St. toward Ridgewood St. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime

City supports 2 a.m. closing for South End pizza place, opposes it for Dorchester restaurant

South End Pizza and Grill, 768 Tremont St. in the South End, received warm support from city officials for its proposal to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m., seven days a week, at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today. The pizzeria says it wants to extend its hours to serve the growing number of students in the area. The Chester Square Neighborhood Association, the mayor's office and city councilors Tito Jackson,, Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley all supported the proposal.
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Report: Boston Police Cruiser Struck by School Bus

The crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Harvard and Wales just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Man shot in Dorchester last night has died

Boston Police report that a shooting on Devon Street last night is now a homicide. Police did not release any information about the identity of the victim.
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Obituary: Frances E. Mcgillicuddy

McGILLICUDDY, Frances E. "Fran" (Espinola) Of Randolph, originally from Dorchester, passed away after a period of failing health, August 10, 2014, at the age of 84. Beloved wife of 61 years to Robert J. "Bob" McGillicuddy. Loving mother of James P. of Quincy, John P. and his wife Kate of Reno, NV, Jeanne T. of Randolph, Joseph P. and his wife Lynne of Mashpee, Joanne B. Fitzsimmons and her husband Robert J. of Stratham, NH and Jeffrey P. and his wife Jennifer of Quincy. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Frances was born in Boston, grew up in Dorchester and has lived in Randolph since 1959. She was a long time summer resident on East Ave. in ...
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Judge Considers Suppressing Some Evidence in Aaron Hernandez North Attleboro Murder Case

Aaron Hernandez joined his defense team in court Monday morning in hopes of convincing a judge to keep the certain pieces of evidence from being admitted at his trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd.
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