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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Obituary: Patricia Ann Foley

FOLEY, Patricia Ann (Murphy) Of Oak Point, Middleboro, formerly of Dorchester. Devoted wife of Martin P. Foley. Beloved mother of Timothy Foley of Dorchester, Regina Foley-Egan of East Bridgewater, and Victoria Foley of Dorchester. Loving sister of Richard Murphy of Walpole, Jean Hynds of Sandown, NH, Sheila Connors of Marshfield, and the late Brian Murphy. Cherished grandmother of Jhonna, Martin, and Max Egan, and Eammon, Roisin, and Niamh Foley. Pat also leaves a host of friends whom she treasured. Visiting hours will be held from the MacKinnon Funeral Home 760 Washington St. (Off Rte. 18) WHITMAN, Sunday, August 10, 2pm to 6pm. Services will be held at 5:45 PM. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Former owner Foley's Flower ...
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Obituary: Christine M. Ryan

RYAN, Christine M. (Murphy) In Dorchester, August 7th. Beloved wife of the late Walter M. Ryan Sr. Loving mother of Linda R. and her husband Joseph A. Webber of North Andover, Walter M. Ryan of Braintree, William M. Ryan and Paul M. Ryan, both of Dorchester, and the late Richard M. Ryan. Devoted grandmother of Joseph, Brian, and Christopher Webber, and Michael Tuffo. Sister of Marion Dempsey of Norwell, and the late Marguerite Kenney, William Murphy, and Dolores Quill. Sister-in-law of Arlene Murphy of Maine, Edward Quill of Pembroke, and Lorraine Maitlan of CA. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, Monday 4-8 P.M. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan Church, ...
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Obituary: Ethel T. Zeletsky

ZELETSKY, Ethel T. (Nelson) In Dorchester, August 6th. Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Sr. Loving mother of Joseph J. Zeletsky Jr. and his wife Carol of Weymouth, Richard E. Zeletsky, John A. Zeletsky, and Raymond M. and his wife Maxine Zeletsky, all of Dorchester. Survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Special thank you to grandson Dennis and his wife Christina Zeletsky of Malden for their inspired caregiving. Visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, Sunday 2-6 P.M. Funeral Mass in Blessed Mother Teresa Church, 800 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, Monday morning, August 11, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Late retired employee of the Comm. of MA for many years. Longtime member ...
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Obituary: Francis G. Mccarthy

MCCARTHY, Francis G. Of Neponset, August 4, 2014. Beloved husband of Helen (O'Keefe). Loving father of James and his wife Dorothy of Rockland, Valerie McCarthy of Quincy, William of Dorchester, Robert and his wife Claudia of Braintree, Mary and her husband Dr. Patrick Madden of Milton, Helen and her husband James Atkinson of Dorchester, Stephen and his wife Janice of South Boston and Cynthia McCarthy of Dorchester. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Devoted brother of Eileen Batakis of Worcester and the late Arthur McCarthy, Thomas McCarthy, Mary Harris and Evelyn Burke-Lidkea. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Thursday 4 to 8pm. Funeral Mass in ...
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Obituary: Elaine C. Higgins

HIGGINS, Elaine C. Of Dorchester, South Boston, and Pembroke, August 1, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Henry L. Higgins and Helen C. (McCarthy) Higgins. Devoted sister of Henry L. Higgins Jr. As per Elaine's request, all services were private. Dolan Funeral Home of Dorchester and Milton assisted the Higgins family with arrangements.
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