The Dorchester Reporter reports a local company is looking at the possibility of setting up a mass-transit system on Columbia Point that would use tiny pods on a monorail-like structure to whisk people along Mt. Vernon Street.
Police are investigating a shooting around 2 p.m. that left a man and a woman with gunshot wounds to the leg in a car at Devon Street and Vaughan Avenue. An infant in the car with them did not appear to have been hit.
UPDATE: Boston Police report both adults, in their early 20s, are expected to survive and that the baby was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
Transit Police report they are investigating three attacks by "rowdy and unruly youths" on Red Line riders between Ashmont and JFK over the past week. Patrols on the line have been increased.
Police are looking for a gray, 2004 Buick LeSabre, Mass. plates 399 ME1, taken by force from its owner around 10:10 p.m. outside 155 Boston St. One suspect is black and 6', the other is Hispanic and 5'6".
Richard Calderon-Colon was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail on charges he robbed a McDonald's and two Dunkin' Donuts in Dorchester and Mattapan at gunpoint, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he faces similar charges in other courts for two additional holdups.
Even if he makes the bail - prosecutors had asked for $500,000 - he won't be going anywhere, because Judge James Coffey rescinded his bail on an unrelated heroin-possession charge.
Calderon-Colon already had a record, so officials had little trouble linking him to the robberies once they were able to lift and match fingerprints from items he touched during the robberies, the DA's office says.
Police report they found witnesses who reported a large group of men at the Dot. Ave. Tedeschi, but no victim. Not long after, however, they found the victim a few blocks away at Washington and Ashmont streets.
He "had no immediate information on the suspect/s" and was taken to Brigham and Women's, where he is expected to survive, police say.
One victim found on Dewey Street, one a block away on Woodcliff Street, around 10:10 p.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a mass celebrating the youngest Marathon bombing victim today.
Boston Police report arresting the man they say had gone on a robbery spree at Boston McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts.
Richard Calderon-Colon, 40, was sleeping in a car parked outside 27 Ames St. when officers woke him up at 7:54 a.m. today and arrested him on charges related to five fast-food armed robberies over the past couple of weeks, police say.
In one of the cases, at a Dunkin' Donuts on Morton Street in Mattapan, police say, Calderon-Colon ordered a coffee and a donut, ate the donut and then asked for another, after which he pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Police say he also first ordered coffee in three of the other four robberies.
Calderon-Colon is scheduled for arraignment Monday in Dorchester District Court, police say.
People inside TJ's at 80 Welles Ave. were ordered to the ground by a gun-wielding masked man around 10:50 p.m.
The suspect was about 35, 6'2" or 6'3" and wore a gray hoodie with a large Adidas logo, black pants and black and white sneakers.
Transit and Boston Police are looking for three suspects for a shooting at the busway at Ashmont station around 10:20 p.m. The victim was taken to Carney Hospital with a grazed leg.
Two of the suspects are black, in black hoodies, both about 5'8" with slim builds. The third is white, in a gray hoodie, also about 5'8" and slim. They may have run onto either Carruth Street or the Mattapan trolley line.
Boston Police report somebody stole an air-conditioning compressor from a storefront church in Codman Square at 12:48 a.m. on Tuesday - and tried to make off with a second compressor as well.
Police say they know the exact time of the theft because Freedom in Christ Ministry, 653 Washington St., had a surveillance camera running at the time.
Updated Tuesday morning.
A man awoken from a slumber in a car on Oyster Bay Road by security guards around 8 p.m. sped off, plowing into several cars before aiming his vehicle at a guard, who shot him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The driver, Leroy Wiggins, a.k.a., Chris Summers, 40, of Dorchester, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is expected to be arraigned today on charges related to the incident, the DA's office says.
Police are looking for two men who fired a gun at a car as it was passing 439 River St. around 8:25 p.m. The driver was not injured.
Police are on Ogden Street off Washington, where residents reported gunfire around 12:40 p.m. Police have recovered shell casings.
Dorchester didn't let a little heat and humidity stop its parade. And it was Dorchester's usual grand mixture of cultures and themes - ARVN veterans preceded Revolutionary Minutemen, a Pilgrim marched alongside a space capsule:
Witnesses still on scene at a party told officers a male had a firearm and was shooting. Officers approached the suspect who was in his motor vehicle. During the confrontation, the suspect fired at officers, who returned fire. The suspect was shot and was pronounced deceased at Boston Medical Center.
A source identifies the man as Ross Baptista, 38, of Dorchester, released earlier this year after having served 20 months of a federal sentence for two counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
The Boston Police Internal Affairs Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating the shooting.
Boston Police report a woman who tied her pet Sparky to a railing while she went inside the Morrissey Boulevard CVS around 4 p.m. yesterday came out to find the small white dog missing.
Video surveillance revealed that two Asian males untied the dog and walked away with the dog towards Victory Road. The victim stated people in the park on Victory Road, stated two people were at the park trying to sell the dog.
Police say Sparky is a mixed-breed dog with a white collar.
Sanders is 79 and 5'10" with a slim build.
He suffers from dementia and diabetes, has a colostomy bag and may be walking with a slight limp.
He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants - and he may have a white tablecloth draped around him.
If you spot him, contact C-11 detectives at 617-343-4335.