Roxbury

By - 2/24/15 - 8:41 am

WBUR reports on a Boston 2024 community meeting in Roxbury:

"Let me talk about jobs specifically," Fish said. "When you talk about hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games, there will be over 100,000 to 125,000 jobs, between volunteers and newly created jobs. This can be, we feel confident, benefit the entire community."

But asked how many will be paid and how many will be

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By - 2/21/15 - 1:57 pm
Three-story icicles in Roxbury

Ryan captured the ice formations on the back of his apartment building in Roxbury today.

By - 2/18/15 - 5:21 pm
Hidalgo

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports the leaders of the Hendry Street and Woodward Avenue gangs pleaded guilty Friday to a variety of drug and gun charges that will see them hustled off to a federal penitentiary for at least ten years.

Jonathan DaSilva and Alexis Hidalgo (pictured, right) were among 29 people arrested in 2013 in a crackdown by federal officials... Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 10:56 am

Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.

A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has... Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 1:10 pm
Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

Columbus Avenue and Mass. Ave. today. Photo by Andrew Bauer.

By - 2/12/15 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a call about a person shot around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday found a man had, in fact, been shot, at Normandy and Intervale streets.

As he was being taken to a local hospital with injuries from which he is expected to recover, officers:

Recovered a firearm that was placed in a snow mound next to a nearby

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By - 2/12/15 - 8:31 am
Tandem parking in Roxbury

As roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed on Townsend Street in Roxbury, the key is digging out the sidewalk next to the space you dug out and voila: Two parking spaces. Because, really, who needs a sidewalk in the snow?

By - 2/4/15 - 9:36 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 7:40 p.m. outside 368 Warren St.

By - 1/31/15 - 12:34 am

boston.com:

Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.

“This is the first time I’ve publicly used the words eminent domain, and I am not going to be using powers to remove businesses because of an Olympic bid,” Walsh told hosts

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By - 1/30/15 - 6:46 pm

Firefighters responded around 6:30 p.m. to 32 Deckard St. for a fire.

Photo of the scene.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:55 pm
Floyd

Police are asking for help from the public to find the people who fatally stabbed Charles Floyd, then dumped his body out of a car on Shetland Street Monday night.

Floyd, 28, was known to his friends as Ceaz and HD Eazy.

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... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 9:31 pm

Updated.

Boston Police say a man whose body was found around 9 p.m. at 8 Shetland St. died of stab wounds.

The stabbing happened across the street from the headquarters of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.

Ed. note: I've closed the comments on this post because a post about a murder is not the place for racist spewing.... Read more

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/23/15 - 5:27 am

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In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:

"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?”

Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think a world-class city emerges from the benefits incurred by Olympic host cities. However, in a public meeting last... Read more

By - 1/22/15 - 8:36 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man and a woman were shot around 7:30 p.m. at Ziegler and Bethune streets.

Officers arriving at the scene after an alert from the BPD ShotSpotter system did not find them there, however - they walked into a local hospital's emergency room, after being dropped off by somebody in a rental Hyundai riddled with apparently fresh bullet holes.... Read more

By - 1/22/15 - 7:29 pm
Entrance to White Stadium in Franklin Park

White Stadium entrance might need a bit of paint.

The Boston 2024 organizers have proposed using Franklin Park for equestrian events and for the pentathlon, a sport whose athletes run, ride horses, swim, shoot a gun and fence each other, in emulation of the skills that might be needed by a 19th-century European soldier behind enemy lines.

White Stadium would host some equestrian events - dressage and jumping - and part of the pentathlon.... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 10:54 pm
Davidson

Boston Police report that Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital from Wellesley, died tonight from being shot this morning.

Police say Stephen Pasceri, whose mother Davidson had operated on, shot Davidson twice at close range in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center shortly after 11 a.m., then killed himself.

Davidson was rushed into surgery; doctors operated on him for... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 11:13 am

Update, 10:55 p.m. Davidson has died

Update, 8:30 p.m. WBZ identifies the doctor as Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon from Wellesley.

Update, 5:30 p.m: WCVB identifies the shooter as Stephen Pasceri of Millbury, whose mother had been a patient of the doctor before her death in November. Pasceri leaves his wife and four children.

Updated, 1:25 p.m.

A man walked into... Read more

By - 1/19/15 - 8:07 pm
Pippin Roe

Boston Police report Boston and New York detectives teamed up today to arrest a man wanted for killing Pippin Roe, 40, whose body was found in a wooded area near 1542 Columbus Ave. on July 13, 2014.

Ritcher Baez, 24, of New York, was charged with murder.

According to her obituary, Roe had studied at the MFA School and the San Francisco Art... Read more

By - 1/19/15 - 10:10 am
Ekua Holmes' Martin Luther King drawing for Google

Today's Google doodle in honor of Martin Luther King Day is by Ekua Holmes of Roxbury, who is on the board of the Boston Arts Commission.

She writes of her overall work:

During my childhood, I was nurtured by a loving and supportive community of men and women who played important roles in my life. In everything I create, I hear them

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