Because this truck, which roving UHub Photographer Joe W. ran across (well, not literally) at Pleasant and Hancock streets in Dorchester this morning, could sure use one.
Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city."
Also noteworthy: More details on Henry's specific plans for the Globe and boston.com,... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Joel Casanova, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he attacked the driver of his 22 bus after a woman whose attentions he sought told him to leave her alone.
Police described the incident as the bus traveled north on Blue Hill Avenue near Columbia Road around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday:
The female passenger requested she be left alone and Casanova... Read more
Police say that, armed with a search warrant, officers seized a Lorcin .22 caliber firearm with magazine and ammunition, several plastic bags' worth of heroin, several plastic bags worth of cocaine, several plastic bags' worth of Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia and several hundred dollars... Read more
Mass. Live records the scene at the Banshee this morning.
Upon executing the search warrant at 11 Treadway Road, detectives encountered two more suspects and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, 5 pounds of marijuana, 627 Grams of MDMA (Molly) 2 bottles of Testosterone (steroid) 3 machetes, 2 bullet proof vests, white zip ties,... Read more
A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.
Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza.
After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the men drove off in his silver Isuzu Rodeo. The other two then stood there, opened up the pizza box and... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say they found under the basement stairs of the home at 5 Leroy St. early this morning.
Police say they were called around 2:15 a.m. after the resident's girlfriend heard "a loud bang" from the basement:
Officers observed that the door leading from the basement to the first floor was closed, and the safety latch was... Read more
A man clutching his waist in a Dorchester liquor store last night was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail today after prosecutors said he was packing a loaded .357 gun.
It's the fourth arrest on illegal-weapons charges for Brandon Jesarum since 2001, when he was just a teenager, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
He was one of four men charged with... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a man was pumping gas at the Citgo station at 741 Morrissey Blvd. around 8:15 this morning when the driver of a car behind him failed to stop:
It moved his car out of the station and pinned him between the car that hit him and one of those posts protecting the pumps. Firefighters had to use extrication tools... Read more
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to expel convicted state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester.
In a speech to his now former colleagues, Henriquez insisted he was innocent and never attacked the woman who claimed he did in a Zipcar.
In speeches before the vote, members of the House Ethics Committee alternated between saying a jury begged to differ but that even if... Read more
Witnesses told police the car was possibly a newer Camry or Maxima and that its driver fled on Adams Street towards Park Street.
Anyone with info can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the... Read more
UPDATE: The Globe reports he died.
Around 8:15 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near the T stop. Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.
Boston Police report the arrest of Javaine Watson, 23, for the murder of early on Dec. 14 of Romeo McCubbin.
Watson was arrested this morning and ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, Watson, Omar Denton, 29, of Milton, and Omar Bonner, 26, waited for McCubbin to... Read more
Pointing to the recent spate of murders, the Japanese consulate in Boston yesterday joined France in urging its citizens to avoid the three neighborhoods:
The number of gang-related murders so far this year in Boston is significantly higher than in past years, according to a Boston Globe report on Jan. 28, 2014. Consequently, we advise Japanese nationals to avoid areas such as... Read more
Acting School Superintendent John McDonough announced today that the state has chosen two private education groups to take over control of the Holland and Dever schools in Dorchester, which the state says BPS has been unable to get into shape and which are rated as low as you can get under the scoring system used by the state to judge schools.