Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series,... Read more
Mike Ball reports on the different animals he saw on a walk around Forest Hills Cemetery the other day, including this snapping turtle in Lake Hibiscus:
It was pretty creepy. It came from maybe 30 feet off-shore and surfaced just below me by the tiny rocky beach. As I moved about 100 feet along the shore, it tracked me. I began to feel like... Read more
State Police report the man who died when his 2013 Dodge Ram truck swerved off Morton Street near the rotary and overturned last night was Lawrence Mulhern, 53.
Mulhern was pronounced dead at the scene.
UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.
Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.... Read more
Neal Simpson captured a band playing in Hyde Square this afternoon:
This is so wonderfully JP.
Around 2:45 p.m. on Centre Street, across from the liquor store.
Police are looking for four suspects, one a woman in a long dress with orange stripes who did the stabbing and three men, one wearing a GPS ankle bracelet and a blue-and-white striped shirt.
Because of the proximity to the Orange Line station - initial reports suggested the stabbing happened near the fare gates... Read more
UPDATE, Saturday, 3:45 p.m. Lydia returned home by herself.
Police are looking for a 140-lb. Great Dane, black with white markings on her chest, who goes by the name Lydia. She's a service dog and was last seen on Centre Street, at the Jamaica Pond end, this evening.
You can find her sometimes in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line station. Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, she just stands there, but instead of having a copy of the Watchtower in an outreached hand, she just holds... Read more
Residents in areas such as Jamaica Plain and Brighton may have been pondering the new fliers showing up on utility poles advocating things such as free transit and a ban on yuppies.
Firefighters rushed to 17 Burr St. around 2:45 p.m. for an attic fire, which they were able to quickly knock down.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports a developer now has to decide whether to seek city approval of a plan to tear down a two-family house used as an office on South Street and replace it with four units after the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's zoning committee narrowly voted to oppose the plan. Under zoning, he could put up a three-unit building; he had spent... Read more
Sebastian Zapata shows us the long lines at Forest Hills this morning as Orange Line riders try to add a month of value to their CharlieCards. It's not just that so many people do that as the fact that, as Kyle Geiste explains:
Weirdness on the MBTA machines at Forest Hills. Can't process credit cards. Long lines, employees tapping people through.
Naturally, this... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Robert Christopher Baker, 28, of Livermore, CA, for last night's attack on the Southwest Corridor near English High School, in which he allegedly knocked an elderly woman off her bike and stole hner iPhone.
On arrival officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect running behind English High School. Following a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was... Read more
UPDATE: California man charged.
A woman riding her bicycle in the Southwest Corridor near English High School was knocked off by a guy who managed to make off with her iPhone 3G after failing to get her bike. She suffered a busted lip and a black eye in the attack.
Police started looking for a white man with tattoos and quickly found a possible... Read more
State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are now working on a quarantine zone that would be similar to, if somewhat less strict, than the one recently lifted for Asian Longhorned Beetles.
The insect, named because of its bright green color and the way it bores into ash... Read more
Oliver Young reports he called 911 when he spotted a "package blinking and making noise in the bushes" around 7:50 p.m. on Sigourney Street near Robeson.
Police shut the street, the bomb squad arrived, looked around and determined it was "just a bag of alarms," he says. "Shoplifting. A bunch of them. Five or six in there."... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission reports some mosquitoes found in Jamaica Plain tested positive for the virus earlier this week.
No human cases this summer have yet been reported of the virus, which, in otherwise healthy people, normally only causes a mild flu-like infection. Still, the commission says now's the time for residents to do their part to reduce mosquito bites and breeding:
These steps... Read more
Boston Police report officers on the way to Bromley Heath around 1:15 a.m. to investigate reports of four shots happened upon three teens ambling about on the Mission Hill side of Heath Street. One of the three promptly turned and began walking away from them, police say:
As officers attempted to speak with the individual, who was sweating profusely and appeared to be nervous,... Read more