The snails were out in force on the sidewalks of Roxbury this morning, 99PercentBoston reports.
The Gazette adds Turner is now also blogging, at Chuck Turner Analysis, where he focuses on national economics through a Boston lens:
Given the Pac Man like quality of gentrification, if Boston is to be a city affordable not only for all races but also all incomes, we have to have a strategy to mitigate the gentrifying effect of development. To provide an historical context for considering this question, this reflection will focus on the 1%'s manipulation of Boston’s political process after WW II and the creation of its development tool, Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Around 9:20 p.m. by a guy who showed a gun, jumped over the counter, grabbed some cash, then ran out the back and towards Walnut Park.
He's described as black and Hispanic, in his 40s and wearing a blue Adidas zip-up hoodie.
Boston Police issued an Amber Alert after the 13-year-old, Jonathan Moore, Jr., was taken.
They continue to search for his father, Jonathan Moore.
Police are looking for a red 1997 Camry. Mass plates 634RH4.
He might be making a run for Georgia.
Men get to spend rest of life in prison for murdering boy delivered by emergency C-section after one of them shot his motherBy adamg - 5/21/13 - 3:39 pm
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld first-degree murder convictions for two men who decided to escalate an Orange Line staredown with a rival in 2003 by shooting him, only the guy with the gun missed and instead put a bullet into a woman whose baby was only two weeks from term.
The baby was delivered alive in an emergency Caesarian section, but died shortly after.
The state's highest court ruled Chimezie Akara and Andre Green got a fair trial and they can now spend the rest of their lives thinking about the evening of February 5, 2003, when they turned car 1205 on an inbound Orange Line train into a shooting gallery as it pulled into Mass. Ave.:
Stanley Staco reports the victim was taken away in bad shape following the 8:25 p.m. incident at Blue Hill Avenue and Woodcliff Street.
Stanley Staco and WBZ report that around 1:30 a.m., four masked gunmen burst into an apartment on New Whitney Street in the Mission Park development and kidnapped a 16-year-old girl - after first using zipties to restrain her mother
About 50 minutes later, the teen was found outside a Dunkin' Donuts on Adams Street in Dorchester Lower Mills, her wrists still bound.
Police: Dad left baby alone in car on Mother's Day while he went into a building known for drug salesBy adamg - 5/13/13 - 4:39 pm
Boston Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man outside a Roxbury building known for drug sales - after he came out of it while they were about to break into a car to resuce the infant a witness had spotted alone in a car seat.
Carlos Maldonado, 41, was charged with child endangerment, possession of crack and possession of an illegal knife outside 21 Greenville St., police say.
According to police, a 911 caller reported a baby in a car shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday. An officer arrived on scene and:
The residents were tied up. Police are looking for a black Chrysler sedan seen fleeing the scene with three occupants, all black and all described as large. The car, which may have a gun in it, has a partial Mass. registration of 4120.
One floor of the city office building at 1010 Massachusetts Ave. was evacuated this afternoon after a worker in the Fire Prevention office opened an envelope "containing a powder substance," the Boston Fire Department reports.
Workers on other floors of the six-story building were told to stay in their offices after the 1 p.m. incident. Mass. Ave. in front of the building was shut down.
The building houses a number of city departments, including Inspectional Services, the Boston Public Health Commission and the Parks and Recreation Department.
Boston Police are being brought into the investigation.
Mibsam Wiggins, 23, of Roxbury was one of the two men shot to death while sitting in a car in the parking lot of the Warren Street Walgreens last week.
Wiggins's mother, Melinda Stewart, writes:
The family of Mibsam Wiggins is reaching out to the community in hopes of raising donations to assist with the cost of his burial. Despite the tremendous loss to our family and community we know that he is at peace in his new home with the Lord. We know that he is in a place where there is no more struggling, no pain, and he is not suffering any longer. Please consider helping our family lay Mibsam to rest. The Mibasm Wiggins Fund was established at TD Bank: Any TD Bank branch location will accept donations to this fund. Mibsam is the son of Melinda Stewart.
In an interview with the Herald today, Tina Chery, founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, discusses her so far fruitless efforts to set up a fund to help Bostonians with children murdered in street violence pay to bury those children.
DA: Holdup, beating at Mission Hill ATM ends when victim pulls out box cutter and carves up attackerBy adamg - 5/2/13 - 2:07 pm
A Roxbury man faces a variety of charges for an alleged attempt at robbing somebody in an ATM - who happened to have a box cutter with which to defend himself.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, when police found Torin Traynor, 27, of Roxbury, on Calumet Street around 11 p.m. on March 21, he was bleeding from multiple cuts - and told them he'd just been robbed at a Citizens Bank ATM a couple blocks away on Tremont Street. EMTs were summoned to transport him to nearby Brigham and Women's Hospital.
But then, the DA's office says, police found another man, also in bad shape, at the nearby TGI Friday's, where he'd gone to seek help.
Police are investigating reports of repeated shots around 10:30 p.m. on Regent Street in Roxbury. About 25 minutes later, a man showed up at Boston Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the leg.
Boston Magazine reports on the bureaucratic no-go for a memorial mural at the old Bartlett bus yard, which is supposed to be turned into a temporary art and community center this summer before it's torn down completely for new construction.
The article doesn't explicitly say which city officials are blocking the mural plans, but it involves permits, which might make one wonder if it's the same TLA that once threatened to shut down a Boloco for serving burritos without a permit - at a city-sponsored event for which the city had asked it to donate food.
In response to a citizen complaint about a McLaughlin Playground baseball field on Mission Hill being locked up all the time except for when the local Little League is using it, the city says:
The little league field and the batting cage is locked because ... of some dog owners who allow their dogs to run wild and not picking up after their dogs.