Boston Police report finding a man dead of gunshot wounds outside 88 Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan around 12:50 p.m.
Police say witnesses saw the occupants of two vehicles exchanging gunfire before the loser of the battle crashed into a parked car and died.
Police are looking for a small, light green SUV with a partial Massachusetts plate of 875.
Update: Photos of possible suspect released.
Boston Police report two women were grabbed and stabbed early this morning, possibly by the same man.
In both cases, the women were grabbed from behind, police say.
In the first case, a woman walking in the area of Vancouver Street and Huntington Avenue told police:
This van, which Mike the Mad Biologist spotted on Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay.
Kenneth Connolly, 53, had bail set at $750 at his arraignment in a hospital room at Boston Medical Center for an incident in South Boston that ended with him getting shot by a state trooper, a Boston police officer or possibly both, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Updated, 6:35 p.m.
Transit Police report they have arrested Lai Lawnnie Douglas, 22, on charges she took part in a robbery/bleach attack on a 28 bus on Sunday. Her arrest warrant charges her with unarmed robbery, mayhem and indecent assault and battery.
A juvenile, not identified because of her age, is also charged and has been picked up, police say. Police say they know who the third suspect is and are looking for her.
Alexandra Sear photographed a stuck truck at McGrath Highway and Washington Street in Somerville this morning.
Bravo, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, for defying national "standards" on what makes a good highway exit sign.
Just because the entire rest of the country indicates exits with white lettering on green signs doesn't mean motorists on Hammond Pond Parkway and Rte. 9 in Newton need suffer such boring uniformity. Take that, people who think brown signs are just for noting the location of historic or scenic sites! Well, unless DCR is telling us that the new and rebuilt malls on Rte. 9 are historic, or that the faux stones painted on the Chestnut Hill Mall retaining walls are scenic.
Bonus points go to DCR for finally re-using the bold layout of the old MDC Metro Parkways signs, some of which can still be found on our local parkways. Can we expect DCR to re-paint those signs in brown, though?
The Ahab of the Bulger saga, the state-police colonel blocked by the FBI for 15 years in his attempt to get Bulger, testified yesterday. The defense got him to admit some of his cooperating witnesses were themselves bad people. The prosecution showed enough weapons to arm a small country.
Today's bookie day at the Moakley Courthouse.
David Bernstein tweets David Portnoy didn't get enough valid signatures to get on the ballot for mayor this year. Sounds like Portnoy could have a complaint against the company he hired to collect signatures for him.
Seems some bicyclists are e-mailing the city Parks and Recreation Department all huffy about the new no-bicycling stencils applied to walkways on the Common last week.
But the ban is actually nothing new - it's just that, unlike in the Public Garden, where bicyclists are also warned to stay out, the previous stencils had faded away, Parks spokeswoman Jacquelyn Goddard says. "This is not a new policy prohibiting cycling on Boston Common. New paint was applied on top of faded paint stencils."
Goddard says her department is referring verklempt bicyclists upset at being told they can't use paths meant for pedestrians to city Bike Program Director Nicole Freedman, who "plans to work with the riders to help them find optional routes for the Beacon/Boylston/Tremont street area."
Joel Van Iderstine, 37, of Sheffield Road, was arrested last night on a charge of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Van Iderstine had his bail set at $5,000 at arraignment in West Roxbury District Court today, the DA's office says.
The DA's office says police began investigating Van Iderstine after the online service he was using to host images "notified the New England Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a client had uploaded several files depicting child pornography." The Herald identified the service as Photobucket. According to the DA's office:
Curbed reports the IRS sold two foreclosed parking spaces in back of 298 Comm. Ave. for $560,000.
Yes, $560,000 for two parking spaces. Two uncovered parking spaces. Two uncovered parking spaces that are actually just one parking space long enough to fit two cars. Two uncovered parking spaces that cost more than the 2013 assessed value of one of the units in the building itself (although less than this one). Two uncovered parking spaces that do not come with valet service or weekly wine-and-cheese parties at which to meet the neighbors. Two uncovered parking spaces that cost more than an entire house with a garage in Roslindale.