So kids, stay straight and don't skip school.
Nysani Watt got life today for murdering a 16-year-old who had nothing to do with his gang beef in 2011.
But because he was still a juvenile on the day of the murder - aged 17 years, 355 days - he could be eligible for parole in 15 years, Judge Christine Roach ruled, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
However, Roach imposed... Read more
Boston Police report the three ran from a party at 36 Spencer St. and got into a car when officers arrived to investigate noise complaints around 10:40 p.m. yesterday:
Officers approached the grey Honda [on Thane Street] and observed three occupants; the rear passenger was wearing a red shirt. A red 'Chicago Bulls' baseball hat was observed on the floor.
Upon further investigation... Read more
Mike Shaw, now living in Beijing, posts a copy of the letter he delivered to the French embassy there over the official government warning to French citizens to stay out of Dorchester:
Did you know that the largest party ever thrown in my cityâ€™s history did not come when one of our sports teams won a championship, which your Ministry said might be... Read more
WBUR reports on a letter by students at Codman Academy asking la Republique to take Dorchester off its list of places best avoided by French visitors to America.
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Jael Romero, 23, on second-degree murder charges for a triple murder at a house party on June 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
Romero, who lists addresses in Chelsea and Roxbury, allegedly interceded in a fight between a friend and two other men at an after-hours party by pulling out a gun... Read more
Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.
Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.
UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by... Read more
Police swarmed the area around Norfolk and Withington streets, where two men were found shot, one in the back and one in the hand, around 10:30 p.m. A car with bullet holes was found crashed into a building. Norfolk was shut between Talbot and Woodrow for the investigation.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Sheldon Mattis and Nyasani Watt guilty of gunning down 16-year-old Jaivon Blake outside a Geneva Avenue convenience store in September, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Mattis, 18 at the time of the murder, will be automatically sentenced to life without parole. Watt was 17 at the time of the murder, which means prosecutors have... Read more
JFK/UMass. The alert went out around 5:50 a.m.
Boston Police report they are investigating a spate of robberies in which people are being robbed of phones and cash at knife- or scissorpoint.
Police report four such robberies this month:
A tut-tutting citizen reports from Crescent Avenue in Dorchester:
Trashcan had a rough evening and is hung over. Will be into work late.
A driven-mad Dorchester citizen blares from Sumner Street:
School bus driver honks excessively early in the morning and early evening Monday thru Friday. Sometimes for 10 minutes non stop. We have asked her not to honk so long, even call the parent instead of honking. She just ignores everyone and keeps honking. She also drives very fast down Sumner street while other children are... Read more
Updated after arraignment.
Elias Sanchez, 43, and Angel Sanchez, 16, both of South Boston, face murder charges for the fatal stabbing of Edwin Santos, 29, at the entrance to Bell's market on Dorchester Street yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The younger Sanchez was arraigned today in South Boston District Court and ordered held without bail, the DA's office says.
His... Read more
Blame signal problems at Ashmont for the slow pace of trains, which led to the sort of platform crowding Erica Mattison walked into at Ashmont around 8:20 a.m.