Newly elected state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry says she'll continue predecessor Jack Hart's effort to give Boston Police the right to patrol land along the South Boston waterfront owned by Massport.
The Herald reports on the Aug. 6 attack in which a woman got into a cab on Northern Avenue, then got driven to Newton and raped.
The Herald quotes a State Police spokesman as saying, oops, yeah, they sat on the news because of an ongoing jurisdictional dispute with Boston Police over who gets to patrol the waterfront, at a time when women in... Read more
UPDATE: Caught in Southie reports BPD has ruled out the man in the photo as a suspect, so I've taken down the copy that was here.
A woman attacked in the elevator of an apartment building last week was outside the Broadway T stop today when she spotted a familiar face - that of the man who attacked her, according to residents of... Read more
Edwin Alemany was arraigned in South Boston District Court today on charges he attacked two women besides Amy Lord, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in West Roxbury District Court on the murder charge, because he allegedly killed Lord in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park. Murder suspects are typically ordered held without bail.... Read more
A Boston Police detective said today he was doing a license check on a "safe" house in South Boston on June 25, even as Melissa Hardy's badly beaten body was behind a padlocked door just above him.
The Boston Licensing Board this week approved a request from a new Subway at 11 W. Broadway to open at 7 a.m., rejecting complaints from the neighborhood about the potential liabilities of methadone patrons loitering there, as opposed to in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across the street, which already opens at 5 a.m.
This is the second time in a little more than... Read more
The Globe reports.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley's remarks at a press conference this morning:
Earlier this morning, I authorized a warrant charging Edwin Alemany with murder for the July 23rd homicide of Amy E. Lord at the Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park.
Prior to making this decision public, I spoke by telephone with Ms. Lord's family to notify them personally about... Read more
EMTs responded shortly before midnight to Orton Marotta Way, where a 21-year-old man had been bitten in the right hand by a snake. EMTs, unfamiliar with snakes, were unable to identify the breed. The man complained of tingling in his hand but did not have any breathing problems, a spokesman for Boston EMS reports, adding he did not have any details on what the man... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board will decide whether to allow a Subway franchise to open on Broadway as early as 7 a.m. City officials said they could only support a 10 a.m. opening time.
Franchisee Navin Patel's had originally asked for a 6 a.m. opening. His lawyer noted that the Starbucks next door and the Dunkin' Donuts across the street open at 5 a.m. He acknowledged... Read more
Boston and Quincy police today found a body between Spectacle Island and Castle Island and identified it as that of a 41-year-old Wilmington man who plunged off the third story of the Provincetown II during a country-music harbor cruise late Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Harbor patrols found his body using sonar around 1:15 p.m., the DA's office says, adding his... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Kyle Stappen, 25, of South Boston, last night on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, suboxone (used to treat heroin addiction).
Detectives nabbed him around 7:30 p.m. as part of a Transit Police attempt to crack down on drug sales at the Red Line stop.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in South Boston District... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports its hazmat team launched into action around 3:20 p.m. when somebody at the Moakley Courthouse reported a suspicious package. At 4:37, the department reported:
2 Haz Mat Techs are examining and have zero readings for hazards. Again, all precautionary right now.
Mission Hill victim even grabbed his wallet, the Globe reports.
Set for Monday at 7 p.m. at the Tynan School cafeteria, 650 E 4 St.
The recent violence and tragic murder of Amy Lord have had a profound impact on South Boston. Our hearts are with Amy's family and friends in Wilbraham and we share in their grief. Monday's meeting will allow us to listen to our community's concerns, share information and hopefully ease some... Read more
A South Boston District Court judge today ordered a 20-day stay at Bridgewater State Hospital for Edwin Alemany, who is charged with punching one woman Tuesday and stabbing another Wednesday. He will be evaluated to determine whether he is competent to assist in his defense, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office:
In the July 23 incident, prosecutors say,... Read more