A Mattapan 14-year-old was arraigned yesterday on an arson charge in Dorchester District Court for allegedly setting the front door of the Chez Vouz roller rink on Rhodes Street on fire Saturday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, not named because of her age, allegedly shoved burning papers into the front door, after she was turned away around 10 p.m. the DA's office says, adding she had been earlier barred by the rink for 30 days for "fighting and making threats to other patrons."
A fire reported around 3:40 a.m. at 15 Evelyn St. sent three firefighters to the hospital and did an estimated $500,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, another back injuries and a third burns to his knee.
The Red Cross reports it is providing aid to four adults and one child displaced, but not injured, by the fire.
The fire got bad enough that firefighters were ordered out of the building.
Fire officials say the cause and point of origin of the fire remains under investigation.
A man was shot in the chest, leg and arm around 9:55 p.m. inside the Mama Supermarket at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street diagonally across from the B-3 police station.
Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.
Police are looking for two black men, dressed all in black except for white sneakers, who ran out of the store and then down Blue Hill Avenue toward Woolson.
Around 9:45 on Nelson Street near Selden Street. For some reason, the car's two occupants didn't want to wait around for EMTs or police; they ran away - and one jumped over a fence in a nearby yard. The fence jumper was wearing a blue knit cap.
A Plymouth man was ordered held without bail yesterday on charges he murdered Rayshawn Few on Woodruff Way on Feb. 17, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Kewon "Killer" Kelley, 26, was arrested in Brockton the night before.
According to prosecutors, Few arrived at a 24 Woodruff Way party with uninvited guests, an argument broke out around 2:30 a.m., and Kelley pulled out a gun and killed Few by shooting him several times.
Police arrived in time to see a brown car racing from the scene. They chased, the car suddenly stopped and three men ran out. Police nabbed Osmell Odena, 22, and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. A third man in the car, Jamal Gittens of Mattapan, was charged with failure to stop for police and resisting arrest. Neither Odena nor Gittens face charges related to the murder, the DA's office says.
In Mattapan, Lorna Road intersects with Doone Avenue.
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The department says nearby residents told firefighters who arrived around 4:20 p.m. that the man had been sitting in the running car since 11 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene; police are now investigating. The victim was in his 20s.
Earlier in the day, a boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning after taking refuge from the cold in an SUV with an exhaust pipe blocked by snow.
City Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester, Mattapan) today seeks approval from his fellow councilors for a hearing to look at borrowing $115 million to build a new high school on the grounds of the old Mattapan State Hospital.
Yancey has pushed the idea, with no success, for more than a decade, arguing the city is failing its students without a brand-new high school and that the city is wasting its money renovating existing high schools in old buildings, such as the Quincy School.
Kimani Washington was sentenced today for his part in the armed robbery that took place before four adults and a toddler were taken outside and shot to death, four of them fatally, on Sept. 28, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Washington's sentencing came after he pleaded guilty to charges of home invasion, armed robbery, armed carjacking, unlawful possession of a firearm, trafficking in a Class B substance, and possession of a Class D substance. The DA's office says Washington, who was facing two assault-and-battery charges at the time, left Woolson Street before the massacre.
Washington was a key prosecution witness in the case against Dwayne Moore, who convicted of first-degree murder last month. He also testified against his cousin, Edward Washington, who was acquitted on murder charges last March.
Now police are investigating who took the plow/sander from its Park and Recreation yard at Franklin Park and drove it to Hummingbird Lane and Lark Drive in Mattapan. It was recovered in good condition and is being dusted for prints.
Boston Police charge that when Juan Garcia's ex showed up at his apartment last night to pick up their six-month old son, Garcia refused to hand the infant over and instead punched and kicked her, threatened to kill her, then grabbed the baby and sped away.
Police say the woman wound up in Carney Hospital with facial injuries, the baby was eventually turned over to them but that Garcia remains on the lam - and facing charges of aggravated assault and battery, threats to kill, custodial kidnapping and child endangerment.
Garcia is 28, 5'4" and about 150 lbs. If you see him, contact B-3 detectives at 617-343-4712 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
"At long last, I hope the victims and their families can take some small comfort in knowing that justice was done on their behalf, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. "This is how justice is done – not in the street, with retaliation, but in court, with the careful presentation of all the facts and all the evidence. "
Mayor Menino used the verdict to push for tighter gun control:
Around 9:30 p.m., police responded to Alpine Street in Mattapan, after a resident called 911 to report his roommate had just hit him with a pole.
Boston Police are investigating gunfire around 11 a.m. on Gladeside Avenue that sent a bullet into a resident's apartment.
Boston Emergency Medical Services reports taking seven people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after an apparent problem with a heating repair job sent high levels of carbon monoxide into the air.
Ambulances responded to 14 Woolson St., around 4:30 p.m., Boston EMS says.
The Boston Fire Department reports the seven people included one man working on the three decker's oil-fed heating system and said the gas may have gotten inside due to "possible separation of the duct work that carried the furnace gases outside.:
The Boston Fire Department reports crews shut the heating systems all all three floors of the three decker. After tests showed no further signs of carbon monoxide, the department says it's likely residents will be allowed back in.
Boston EMS adds:
CO illness symptoms include dizziness, nausea, headache and can come on quickly."Carbon Monoxide incidents can be serious. We strongly recommend having a licensed professional check your furnace, especially older homes.
Just as the Cambridge blackout was lifting, three cars failed to occupy the same space on Memorial Drive by the Mass. Ave. Bridge. Brian D'Amico, who took this and several other photos, reports two people were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
An officer at the scene stated that even after the Accord struck the second car, it kept accelerating forward for awhile.
Earlier, around 10:25 a.m., a roving UHub photographer snapped a car taking things one step at a time on Morton Street, near Blue Hill Avenue, in Mattapan:
Top photo copyright Brian D'Amico.