At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.
City Councilor Tito Jackson had some bad news today for Roxbury residents who want to preserve the historic Dearborn school building and move its science-based classes to another location in the neighborhood: State officials told him they would rescind the $36 million grant it awarded Boston for a new school because it's based on a plan calling for tearing down the old building.
Neighbors of... Read more
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
The Globe reports on what might not be the culmination of a BPS investigation into possibly unfair treatment of teachers at the exam school on Townsend Street.
P-3 Partners, which has the city nod to build a large mixed-use development on what has become an urban wild across from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street, has until Sept. 18 to "articulate a clear funding plan and demonstrate concrete interest on the part of prospective retail, office, and commercial tenants," the BRA says.
After years of ground going unbroken, the BRA in June... Read more
An angry Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today demanded an in-depth audit of finances at the city's only vocational high school.
BPS "should be absolutely ashamed" that the school has 62 staff vacancies just two weeks before school opens, Jackson said today, calling for a hearing to consider the issue.
Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) agreed. "The situation at Madison is really at a crisis level,"... Read more
In the shoulder, around 7:35 p.m. outside the Marshalls at 280 Martin Luther King Blvd.
The Bay State Banner reports on a staffing issue at Madison Park High School.
The hospital went dark shortly after noon. Generators kicked in, non-emergency procedures have been postponed.
Transit Police are investigating a crash shortly after 10:30 a.m. that sent a man to the hospital.
A T spokesman says:
A man crossed in front of a Route 15 bus near Dudley and Albion Streets. He was transported to Boston Medical center with injuries described as non-life threatening. An investigation is underway.
City officials this evening formally dedicated the rebuilt Alvah Kittredge House, saved through the work of Historic Boston, which took ownership of the long-vacant early 19th-century structure on Linwood Street in 2011 and rebuilt it as five two-bedroom apartments.
Police are looking for two teens for an armed robbery around 6:45 p.m. on Schuyler Street near Elm Hill Avenue.
They took a Galaxy phone, a pair of sneakers in a red-and-white Nike box and cash from their victim. One was described as a black male, about 5'6" in a black hoodie. The other was a black female, about 5'3" with short hair and a... Read more
Around 9:30 p.m., on Brunswick Street, off Warren. No victim so far.
UPDATE, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Police report they've found the three people.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident in efforts to establish cause and manner of... Read more
Parent Imperfect considers the fate of the Dearborn STEM school, which the BPS is preparing to hand over as an "in district" charter school to a group that has built lots of housing but which has never overseen a $70-million school project.
UPDATE: Ferguson Farrell, 28, is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court today on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder for allegedly stabbing a 47-year-old woman in the back, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Police, fire and EMTs in front of Court House. Street closed, police... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Daniel Yarde, 23, of shooting DeAndre Russ to death outside a Tremont Street party in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
His conviction for second-degree murder means a mandatory life sentence - but with the possibility of parole.
According to the DA's office:
Yarde arrived at an after-hours party at 1050 Tremont St. where Russ was... Read more