Police and EMTs rushed to 746 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park around 9:20 p.m. after two men, one armed with an ice pick, the other with a shovel, began jousting. The man with the ice pick punctured the shovel man's face several times; Shovel man in turn managed to slice open ice-pick man's face with his ad-hoc weapon.
BPS added extra security to the Hyde Park Education Complex today after a staff member found a gun outside the building. In a statement, BPS says:
The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.
Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.
Mike Moura reports Boston firefighters are in the woods where Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park come together, fighting an extensive brush fire reported shortly before 6 p.m.
The mayor's office today announced an expansion at the city-owned Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park: 1,600 new grave spaces and a new columbarium with 800 "niches" for people who prefer cremation.
The cemetery, opened in 1893, sits next to the Mother Brook and features a park-like landscape.
A man sprung from prison thanks to disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan was charged with heroin possession after he tried to evade a routine traffic stop in Hyde Park, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Pedro Hernandez, 46, of Lawrence, had a five-year heroin sentence stayed last year because Dookhan processed some of the drug evidence against him. According to the DA's office, police found him with "four tightly bundled sticks of heroin weighing approximately 41 grams" following an attempted traffic stop on West Street near Summer Street:
The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are trying to determine why a big rig and a motor home parked off Hyde Park Avenue near the train tracks burst into flames tonight.
Firefighters arrived at 1661 Hyde Park Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. to find both vehicles fully engulfed in flames, the department says.
Commuter rail was briefly stopped due to all the smoke, the department says, adding one firefighter suffered minor injuries.
Monday morning, police raced to 2 Frazer St. in Hyde Park after a 911 caller reported two men - one packing a gun in his waistband - were banging on the windows, demanding somebody come out and settle up a debt.
Updated with police statement.
Somebody playing with some chemicals in a Readville apartment this morning caused an explosion that blew his hands off, gave him extensive second and third-degree burns and injured at least four other people.
Better hurry, although Paul MacMaster says he'll wait until they're 125% off.
Seven of the eight candidates running to replace Rob Consalvo as city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) made their pitches last night to a packed house at a forum sponsored by the Fairmount Hill Neighborhood Assocation (Ava Callendar had a previous engagement). Some excerpts:
UPDATE: Herald says it's changed the time of its forum to "accommodate a scheduling conflict by some candidates," which is certainly an artful way to put it.
Marty Walsh, John Barros and Bill Walczak say that on the evening of Sept. 9, they'll be honoring their commitments and appearing at a mayoral forum sponsored by MassCreative, which was announced weeks ago, rather than the forum announced just yesterday by the Herald, Suffolk University and NECN.
Walsh, who has a top advisor who's pretty well known in local arts and entertainment circles, tweeted:
Gerald Desouza, 42, was charged with aggravated rape of a child after investigators found video files on his home computer and cameras showing him raping a 15-year-old girl, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
UPDATE, Sunday: He was found safe.
Boston Police have mounted an extensive search for Derrick Livingston, who has Alzheimer's and who was last seen around 9:30 a.m. at 151 Glenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.
Livingston, 74, wears a white tracking bracelet. Earlier today, police - and a State Police helicopter - swarmed the area of the Fenway and the Longwood Medical Area when an officer picked up a signal from the device.
He is wearing green pants and a burgundy plaid shirt. He may be carrying a black Coach bag or Macy's shopping bag with men's clothes in it. Police say he used to work in the area of Huntington and Mass. avenues and used to live in the area of St. Botolph St.
If you see him, contact E-18 detectives at 617-343-5607.
The year's second pool of infested mosquitoes was found earlier this week in Hyde Park, joining an equally WNV-laden pool in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Public Health Commission says.
West Nile Virus is generally considered a mild problem, causing flu-like symptoms, at least among people with healthy immune systems, but the commission says now would be a good time to slather up with DEET for those walks in the woods, and to make sure all those tires in your backyard aren't full of the stagnant water mosquitoes just love to breed in, after sucking out some of your blood with their sharp-tipped proboscises.
Bill Walczak traveled to Malibu Beach today to push an agenda for dealing with climate change by both preparing the city for a rising sea - increased protection of buffering marshes and other steps to protect local buildings and infrastructure - and decreasing the city's production of greenhouse gases.
Among his proposals: 24-hour T service and converting bus and commuter-rail lines to electric service to reduce diesel emissions.