Five-alarm fire in Mattapan three-decker displaces 19, sends five firefighters to the hospital

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 41 Evelyn St. around 7:45 p.m. for what turned into a five-alarm fire.

The department reports three firefighters suffered heat exhaustion, one a shoulder injury and one a finger injury. No residents were injured, 19 were displaced.

The cause remains under investigation. Damage was estimated at $500,000.

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Pickup driver gets three months in jail for hitting bicyclist in Cambridge road rager

Cambridge Day reports the guy will also have to take an anger-management class for his role in the 2015 incident. A jury convicted him of guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident.

Man charged with shooting pregnant woman sitting in car in Dorchester

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he shot at two people sitting in a car on Downer Avenue on Sunday, hitting one of them.

The victim, eight months pregnant, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

Police report they found suspect Rumel Santana, 20, in Framingham yesterday and with the help of Framingham and State Police arrested him on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Innocent, etc.

JP cold-brew tea place to open second location in Charlestown

Evy Chen will open a branch of her Tea Bar by Evy on Charlestown's Monument Avenue, according to the Boston Local Development Corp., which is providing a loan for the expansion, and which says the new location could be open next month.

Chen began serving up cold-brew tea on Amory Street in JP since 2014. Her tea is also sold at Whole Foods and other locations.

Herald pricks anti-vaxxers, eliciting a response

Titanium Cranium shows us the small group of pro-measles anti-vaxxers who showed up in front of the Herald offices today to express their outrage at a Herald editorial accusing their Minnesota kin of putting Somali immigrants at risk by making them forego measles shots on the discredited theory they could cause autism.

No word if the Herald is planning an editorial in favor of fluoridation.

Woman hit by car while crossing Memorial Drive has died

State Police report Molly Doub, 31, of Cambridge, died of injuries from a crash on Sunday near the Micro Center.

Doub, a math teacher at the International School of Boston in Cambridge, was crossing the highway when hit around 5:15 p.m. by a car heading west, driven by a Boston man. State Police say investigators are still looking at whether any charges are warranted.

In a Facebook post, Doub's brother, Mike, writes:

molly lived in pursuit of knowledge. she was in school for most of her life and was excited to start taking classes again this summer at harvard (her first was going to be on james joyce, which was classic, over-ambitious molly). molly took on her other passions with the same verve. she was a fitness enthusiast (yoga of all varieties, half- and full- marathons), an avid reader and a great cook. she traveled all over the country and all over the world. in every way, molly was always pushing to learn more and be better.

Restoring old Hyde Park theater could cost $10.2 million

What's left of the theater. Photo by Mike Ball.

The Bulletin reports a team of Boston College students studying the long shuttered Everett Square Theatre on Fairmount Avenue estimate restoring its faded glory would cost $10.2 million - but that the place could be eligible for $4 million in tax credits if its owner can obtain historic designation.

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