Roxbury

By - 2/23/17 - 9:27 am

WBZ reports police tracked Wes Doughty from Middleton, where he allegedly carjacked somebody and tied him up with a seatbelt, to Tremont Street in Roxbury, where he stopped to pick up something to drink at Hollywood Liquors - which let his victim untie himself and escape.

State Police report Doughty then drove away in the man's gray, 2006 Accord, Mass. plates 7KLY80.

By - 2/22/17 - 11:16 pm

NBC Boston reports one of the victims of the shooting at Shawmut Avenue and Marvin Street shortly before 9 p.m. was taken away with life-threatening injuries.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:35 pm

Multiple shots were fired around 10:25 p.m. at Dudley and Albion streets, where Justin Depina was murdered yesterday.

By - 2/21/17 - 5:38 pm
Justin Depina

UPDATE: Friends identify the victim as Justin Depina.

Around 5:10 p.m. on Dudley Street at Albion. The victim, 19, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Boston Police report.

Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 2/20/17 - 10:02 am

Brianne Fitzgerald, an RN with a master's in public health explains why "harm reduction" efforts, such as an Albany Street facility where addicts can come down from a high under medical supervision, shouldn't be expanded to include "safe injection" sites:

It's essentially giving up hope on people who use IV drugs. One might even call this end-of-life or hospice care. The idea of such a facility takes away a person’s autonomy and essentially forces a social agenda that supports the normalization of IV drug use over active care and treatment.

By - 2/14/17 - 8:40 pm

Patrick Keogan, 44, of Wilmington, today pleaded guilty to charges of threatening the Islamic Center of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury over Facebook, being a felon in possession of dozens of guns and ammunition and possession of child pornography. Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 4:25 pm
Standstill on Washington Street in Roslindale

Washington Street in Roslindale at a standstill around 3:30. Photo by Forcv.

3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.

Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 am
Not much traffic on Tremont Streetin the South End this morning

Tremont Street was wide open at 8 a.m. as people heeded warnings and stayed home. Photo by Pilotblock.

MiMu captured a similar scene on the platform at Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line shortly after 9 a.m.: Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 12:08 am

Boston Police report arresting Dominique Jerard Finch, 27, of Dorchester, on charges he shot a 9-year-old girl in the back as she was playing outside during a party on Annunciation Road in October. Read more.

By - 2/7/17 - 10:17 pm
63 Perrin St. proposal

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) tonight joined residents to condemn a developer's plans to replace the Perrin Street house where S.S. Pierce himself once lived with a four-story apartment building with a steeple and an underground garage. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 10:12 pm
Fire at 1 Howard Place in Roxbury

A plumber working on pipes in a house under renovation at 1-3 Howard Pl. heated them up so much they sparked a two-alarm fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage this morning, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 2/1/17 - 8:59 pm
Proposed building extension at Tremont and St. Cyrprian in Roxbury

New addition would be on the left in this architect's rendering.

The developers who replaced a ramshackle old building on Tremont Street at St. Cyprians Place with a six-story, 16-unit building are now proposing to replace a neighboring ramshackle building with a 24-unit addition. Read more.

By - 2/1/17 - 8:25 pm

A 15-year-old was arraigned this afternoon on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, possessing ammunition without an FID card, possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number, assault with a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, following this morning's fight in the lobby of the Bolling Building, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The teen, not named because of his age, is due back in court on Feb. 14, the DA's office reports.

By - 2/1/17 - 10:09 am

The Globe reports two teens got into a fight in the Bolling Building lobby, one had a gun and shot it, but it jammed after the first round. He's under arrest.

By - 1/30/17 - 6:54 pm

Around 6:40 p.m. on Dennis Street at Woodvill Park.

By - 1/30/17 - 12:34 pm

A few days after Partners HealthCare announced plans to subsume Mass. Eye and Ear, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Lahey Clinic are announcing plans to merge, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 1/24/17 - 5:13 pm
Camacho and Jibril

Two more people have indicated they're thinking seriously enough about running for Tito Jackson's city-council seat in District 7 that they've registered campaign organizations with the state.

Angelina Camacho (left in the photo), a program manager at ABCD, yesterday filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Deeqo Jibril, who fled civil war in Somialia when she was 12 and who is the founder and executive director of the Somali Community and Cultural Association in Boston, filed on Friday. Read more.

By - 1/23/17 - 9:40 pm

WCVB reports a building being renovated at 104 Winthrop St. collapsed tonight.

In 2014, a man died in a five-alarm fire at the building.

By - 1/15/17 - 6:45 pm

Somebody who thought he was going to be selling a game console instead got pepper sprayed in the face, then robbed of the console, around 6:15 p.m. on Academy Road near Weaver Way in Roxbury.

By - 1/15/17 - 4:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say was busy kicking another man in the head and chest in a Warren Street parking lot when an officer happened on the scene yesterday morning. Read more.