Police are looking for a tan or gold Scion in connection with a stabbing around 9:30 a.m. on Stratton Street near Blue Hill Avenue. Police found one victim on the street. The second victim disappeared, but may have jumped into the Scion with the stabber.
Not long after, shots were fired at a bus stop a couple blocks away at Blue Hill Avenue and Callendar... Read more
Brian D'Amico reports mechanical problems meant the HOV zipper lane on the Expressway was still set for northbound traffic this afternoon when it should have been set for the southbound rush out of the city.
I knew him as Johnny, he lived four triple deckers down and attended the Murphy School with me. Johnny Willis was a barrel chested kid and very big for his age. He was a gifted... Read more
Boston Police report they and State Police are investigating how a man came to be lying on the ground with a major injury to the back of his head early Sunday.
Police say the man was unconscious when found around 4:15 a.m. outside the China Sky/Windy City building at 516 Gallivan Blvd.
Although he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, he... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Kenneth Nelson, 28, of Dorchester on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on a T bus Saturday afternoon.
Police say Nelson attacked a woman on the bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street around 2:50 p.m. An arriving T cop noticed a man matching his description not long after about a block away by... Read more
A man about to be questioned by police about an alleged drug transaction early this morning instead ran and when cornered, fired a round at two pursuing officers, who then returned fire, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Neither the officers nor the suspect, Anthony Toombs, 21, were injured in the gunfire exchange around 1 a.m. in Puddingstone Park on Seaver Street, the DA's... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter posts an update from the family.
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to the live jazz at a VFW post on Woodrow Avenue.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on Linda Dorcena Forry's apparent heir apparent in the House of Representatives (since he won the Democratic primary in this Democratic city).
UPDATED, 3:45 p.m.
Boston Police report an officer shot at a suspect who refused to drop his gun when police arrived at a gun battle early this morning.
Police say officers arrived at Kingsdale and Wales streets around 12:45 a.m. to find "suspect/s actively shooting." Specifically, they found a guy shooting at a car on Kingsdale:
Officers chased the suspect who was... Read more
Around 8:40 p.m. at 66 Westville St.
The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.
For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed... Read more
Around 10:25 p.m., Boston Police got a call that a man was standing at the intersection of Wales and Nightingale streets in Dorchester, pointing a rifle at passing cars - while wearing a SpongeBob mask.
Absorbent and porous and yellow and gone was he by the time an officer arrived on scene.
Boston Police report two officers were shot at Dorchester Avenue and Shepton Street in a gun battle in which one of two suspects is now dead.
Both officers are expected to survive, the department says.
Police say they are looking for a second suspect, described as black, thin, with braided hair... Read more