Mibsam Wiggins, 23, of Roxbury was one of the two men shot to death while sitting in a car in the parking lot of the Warren Street Walgreens last week.
Wiggins's mother, Melinda Stewart, writes:
The family of Mibsam Wiggins is reaching out to the community in hopes of raising donations to assist with the cost of his burial. Despite the tremendous loss to our family and community we know that he is at peace in his new home with the Lord. We know that he is in a place where there is no more struggling, no pain, and he is not suffering any longer. Please consider helping our family lay Mibsam to rest. The Mibasm Wiggins Fund was established at TD Bank: Any TD Bank branch location will accept donations to this fund. Mibsam is the son of Melinda Stewart.
In an interview with the Herald today, Tina Chery, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, discusses her so far fruitless efforts to set up a fund to help Bostonians with children murdered in street violence pay to bury those children.
By a 9-4 vote, the City Council today approved an ordinance that requires owners of commercial buildings larger than 35,000 square feet and residential buildings with more than 35 units to file annual reports with the city on their resource consumption - along with their annual emissions of greenhouse gases.
The goal of the new law is to help curb greenhouse emissions and just make Boston a more resource-efficient kind of place.
Court: Cops should always cross their Ts in search-warrant requests, but failing to do so doesn't necessarily rule out drugs they findBy adamg - 5/8/13 - 11:15 am
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors could use heroin seized from a Forest Hills home as evidence against three men charged with selling it, even though a BPD detective's request for a search warrant for the home wasn't really as detailed as it should have been.
Updated Wednesday morning.
A man was shot in the chest and stomach around 10:15 p.m. at 85 Monument St.
Friends are mourning the loss of Steven Jones, Boston's fifth murder victim since the Marathon.
Boston Police report Jones, found outside, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were looking for a Hispanic man, 5'9", skinny, 20-23, in beige shorts and with tattoos across his stomach. He was accompanied by two women.
Amy Wong was strolling through the Back Bay today when she spotted a lady walking her tortoise. Slowly. Very slowly.
The tortoise in the South End.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on an alarming spate of Brookline turkeys crashing their ways into people's homes:
The turkey crashed through the aluminum screen, the storm window, and an 1890s plate glass window, covering the floor with broken glass, and just a few drops of blood.
A hearing is scheduled for the "Anti-Shadow Bill," Bill H.826, as submitted by Marty Walz and Byron Rushing. Set for Thursday, May 9, the public hearing for comments and input will be at 10:00am in State House Room A-1.
The bill has been criticized for its potential harm to development in the city through the addition of restrictions on new developments. Bill H.286 proposes that new buildings which are seeking a variance from local zoning codes will not be allowed to be constructed in a manner which casts a shadow on several public spaces. These spaces include Copley Square, Commonwealth Ave Mall, and Magazine Beach, among others.
A video showing a Grand Canal bouncer stomping a patron's head grabbed public attention, but police say a second bouncer inflicted the injuries that sent three other bar customers to the hospital early on March 24.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, BPD Officer Daniel Nash said that while Grand Canal bouncer Sidney Phillips, 31, of Avon, has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - his shod foot - the other bouncer has yet to be identified, other than being short, black, bald and goateed. Bar manager David Murray, however, told the board today he knows who the bouncer was and that he promptly fired both him and Phillips.
Boston Police report delivery men for two separate Chinese restaurants were held up on the same Dorchester street last week.
Around 1:40 p.m. last Wednesday, a delivery worker for Hong Kong Chef at 47 Topliff St. was held up at knifepoint there by three men who'd been sitting on the front porch of 43 Topliff when he pulled up. The suspects were described as three black men, one armed with a knife.
As I was riding by Oak Grove (on the commuter rail) on my way home earlier, I noted a change. One side of the platform is now closed off, complete with fake walls to block whatever's going on from view of the passengers.
Anybody have an idea as to what they are doing, and why they need to reduce the station capacity by fifty percent (both passengers and trains)to do it?
UPDATE: Late this afternoon, Best Bees worked with city animal control to relocate the bees someplace better for them - and people.
You can't see the license plate of this car at Stoughton and Sumner streets because IT'S COVERED IN BEES. Live bees. Bees that are probably looking for a more permanent place to live. Like your attic. Photo by OffTheDot, who says:
Definitely live and buzzing! Seemed more into swarming than attacking. Stood on edge of swarm without incident (and no sudden movements).
Seems a group of Leafs fans got jumped after Saturday's game at the Garden - and one of them was punched into unconsciousness.
"I had a cat scan done, I got three staples in the back of my head, swollen cheek, cut the inside my mouth, and concussed. I don't remember the end of the game because of it."