WCVB reports on the fatal crash this afternoon on Waldemar Avenue. The driver stopped and waited for police.
City health officials and police are trying to figure out what's causing a sharp increase in drug overdoses in Boston this year.
The Boston Public Health Commission said today the city had 32 suspected overdoses this past weekend - concentrated downtown and in East Boston and Dorchester. The same period last year saw just 8 overdoses.
In a statement, the commission said samples from street... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday prosecutors can use a gun found in a car occupied by two East Boston men as evidence against them on charges of illegal gun and ammunition possession.
A lower-court judge had earlier tossed the gun as evidence, saying police didn't have enough evidence to warrant a search of the car in which Andres Buenrostro, 26, and Jose Ordaz, 25,... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on a variety of gun charges yesterday evening.
After officers moved in on Robert Horsley, 35, on Brooks Street near Prescott around 6 p.m., they also had to call EMS for an ambulance - for the little kid they found in a car seat in the back of Horsley's car, police say. EMTs brought the child to... Read more
ChrisInEastie thought the post about the letter addressed to England that wound up in Boston was pretty funny. Then he got home and found his very own example. He reports he lives on White Street in East Boston, not White Cross in Wootton, Abingdon, which is roughly 3,000 miles to our right.... Read more
It's shuttle buses all the way down to Wonderland this morning as the Blue Line's unique wire issues short out Blue Line service between there and Orient Heights. Michael Kass adds:
Wonderland garage is a complete disaster, cars trying to get in and out.
Still, the Boston Fire Department has ordered part of Border Street, across from the Shaw's, shut as a precaution after large pieces of a building being demolished at 250 Meridian St. came down all over the place around 8:50 a.m.
There was no collapse. For the past 5 weeks the building has had contractors on scene dismantling the building. No injuries.
As a... Read more
A Carlisle man who arrived at Logan Airport for a flight to Denver departed in the back of a State Police cruiser after police say he smashed a 74-year-old security worker in the face when told he'd have to check his back.
Alex Howell reports a red-tailed hawk has taken up residence on a Lexington Street roof.
Around 1 p.m. inside 420 Border St. Two ambulances summoned, one for the victim, shot twice, one for the possible suspect, apparently thrown off a balcony after the shooting.
Hernandez-Ortiz is also charged with armed robbery in both cases at his arraignment in East Boston Municipal Court.
According to the DA's office, Hernandez-Ortiz was arrested early Saturday:
At approximately 1:30 Saturday morning, Boston Police responded... Read more
With all the cuts and bruises he allegedly suffered after the women's room dropped ceiling he'd just climbed into collapsed. So Cameron Shenk is not expected to be arraigned on a variety of charges, including attempted murder, this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He could be arraigned later either in East Boston Municipal Court or his hospital room at Mass. General.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Eduardo Selvan Hernandez-Ortiz, 20, of East Boston, after a woman was attacked early Saturday just as she was about to enter her Eagle Hill home.
According to police, the attack occurred shortly before 1:40 a.m.:
She was walking home from work and had just arrived at her home when a male suspect approached her from behind, pushed her into her... Read more
State Police report arresting a man who allegedly went berserk at Logan Airport today, as part of a series of incidents that also included the bomb squad being called to a security line due to the fake grenade Curt Schilling's son apparently had in his bag.
According to State Police, Cameron Shenk, 26, entered a ladies' restroom on the upper level of Terminal C... Read more
H/t Steve H.
Chelsea and State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash around 1 a.m. on Cherry Street that sent both occupants to Mass. General - where one survived and the other didn't.
Police say the driver of the 2001 GMC SUV, 35, died. His passenger, 47 and also from East Boston, remains hospitalized.
Police say the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed when it... Read more