The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a bag of crack a man had in his mouth as evidence against him because Boston Police didn't have a good reason to stop him and force him to spit it out in the first place. Read more.
Boston Police are investigating two similar robberies tonight on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester and Mariposa Road in Mattapan.
Around 9 p.m., a man walking in front of 911 Blue Hill Ave. was robbed by two black teens, one of whom pulled out a shotgun or long rifle from his hoodie. That guy was described as 18, 5'9" and 220 lbs. and wearing dark shorts. His accomplice was 5'8" and 180 to 190 lbs. and wearing a dark top and dark shorts.
About 20 minutes later, two men were held up by two men, one armed with a shotgun or long rifle, at Mariposa and Sefton streets in Mattapan.
Around 7:10 p.m. at Harvard Street and Franklin Hill Avenue. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
A suspect is in custody.
MG wasn't quite sure what to do at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue this morning.
Keita Freeman, 44, of Dorchester, received the sentence today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury found him guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
His girlfriend, Pamela Ferrie, 45, got two years probation for her role in trying to keep the victim from testifying, the DA's office says. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.
The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at the race for city council in the Fourth District, where incumbent Charles Yancey - who begins pretty much every public statement by declaring he's the longest serving city councilor - faces three opponents in the September primary.
Boston 2024 today released details of its plans to spend more than $100 million on insurance to cover the risks of a hurricane hitting Boston during the Olympics, terrorists striking the games, sponsors dropping out, ticket sales proving disappointing or entire countries boycotting the games. Read more.
In the shoulder, shortly before 7 p.m. on Wildwood Street, off Morton.
The Dorchester city councilor tweeted today:
Boston 2024!! Huge topic for Boston. However I will post my response on the relaunch of my website #ComingSoon Very Soon #YanceytakesTwitter
Here in the UHub newsroom, of course, we can hardly wait. Maybe he'll also explain why he suddenly dropped his 20-year campaign for a high school in Mattapan when he finally had at least a 9-4 majority on the council last fall.
Around 10:15 p.m. on Intervale at Fernboro. Car was hit, shell casings were found in the park across the street.
Around 11:55 p.m. at Harvard and Gleason streets, possibly in a drive-by. Neither waited around for police or an ambulance; both wound up at a local hospital ER, in separate cars. The homicide unit was summoned just in case, due to the severity of at least one of the victim's injuries.
Transit Police have released photos of a man they say attacked and robbed a woman over 60 around 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
Three men are under arrest after an incident around 10:20 p.m. on Bowdoin Avenue near Nottingham Street in which an officer fired at them after one of them possibly shot at him. Neither suspects nor police officers were hit by the gunfire.
Guns were recovered on Bowdoin Avenue and around the corner on Nottingham Street; shell casings were found at the intersection of the two streets.