Federal and Boston investigators are continuing to carve up a string of Boston fried-chicken places owned by Pakistani nationals and Americans of Pakistani origin in an investigation that has already led to guilty pleas by two men and the shutdown of a Hyde Park fried-chicken joint. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board holds hearings on five fried-chicken take-out places in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan on Tuesday to decide whether to pull their food-serving licenses after their main owner pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to their operation. Read more.
A woman was shot in the side and stomach shortly before midnight at Blue Hill Avenue and Almont Street. The same two suspects may have also robbed somebody at gunpoint on Woolson Street near Norfolk Street. Read more.
UPDATE: The board took no action Thursday as it continues to investigate the case.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to take any action against Prestige Cuisine, 924 Morton St., after a BPD detective said an investigation - started after patrons were shot at as they left around 4:30 one March morning - showed an owner was opening up the basement for a nightclub at 2 a.m. Read more.
In the leg on Dania Terrace, Boston EMS Incidents reports.
Developers this week signaled their formal intent to replace a parking lot next to the Mattapan Square trolley station with a two-building, 144-unit mixed-income development. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on warnings being sent to operators of unlicensed stations in Dorchester and Mattapan.
Around 11:15 p.m. at West Selden Street and Woodale Avenue. At least one house hit.
Not long after, a person showed up at a local emergency room with what appeared to be cuts from glass shattered by the gunfire.
Around 4:25 p.m. on Woolson Street near Blue Hill Avenue. A car was hit.
A disgusted citizen files a complaint about the post-Fourth condition of Walker Playground off Norfolk Street in Mattapan:
Fireworks reminants all over basketball and park. Courts damaged. Litter everywhere.
Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around 6:30 p.m. at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
MassDOT reports that ridership on the only only-in-Boston commuter rail line increased 25% during the first of two fare-free weeks in May - and 44% the second week - but then dropped back down to normal light levels when the fares came back.
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