Officials today released some details of what they said was one of Amy Lord's final hours before her murder yesterday in Hyde Park.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Edwin Alemany, 28, for a stabbing attack early this morning on Gates Street in South Boston.
Police say the victim told officers he had been following her before she was attacked. "The victim was able to break free and escape from the suspect. The suspect fled toward Dorchester Street."
Officials say that Alemany has yet to be charged with Amy... Read more
UPDATE: Arrest made.
The Dorchester Reporter reports a woman was found stabbed on Gates Street in South Boston early this morning:
Suspect in custody; police probing connection to kidnap/murder. BPD sources say unnamed suspect was injured in Tuesday attack, in which he allegedly stabbed female victim in neck, chest.
Nearby residents reported numerous BPD vehicles on the street around 4 a.m.... Read more
The Globe reports the woman whose body was found in Stony Brook Reservation yesterday was kidnapped and forced to withdraw money from ATMs before she was stabbed to death.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office updates us on the man whose body was found by the Neponset River in Hyde Park and the woman whose body was found on Carson Beach last week:
Autopsies showed no signs of violence to either body. Tox screens pending for both but foul play not suspected in either case.... Read more
Apparently, the Discovery Channel thinks America hasn't gotten enough of South Boston and is readying a series based on a book written by a former IRA gun runner and associate of murdering thug Whitey Bulger, only this time, a Southie crew will battle rivals from Roslindale and Dorchester for, oh, who the hell cares, it's going to suck.... Read more
No possibility of parole, ever, for Adam Cassino, whom a Suffolk Superior Court jury has just convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Barbara Tagen, 65, in August, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Cassino came under suspicion when workers at the Bridgewater State Hospital program where he'd just been brought for treatment noticed blood on his shoes.
Prosecutors say... Read more
Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, 21, of Braintree, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail at his arraignment today at Boston Medical Center, where he is recuperating from being shot in the chest by police officers in South Boston on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say police investigating drug sales at the Mary Ellen McCormack came across Louis-Jeune - who was already facing drug and gun charges... Read more
Boston Police report a woman's body was found in the water off the L Street Bathhouse around 9:30 a.m.
The Herald reports, adds to our understanding of the issue by noting in its headline that the body was "topless."
This is at least the third body discovered in the Boston area in a day.... Read more
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Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, who claimed he was allegedly extorted for his Morrissey Boulevard Liquor Store by Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemming, and Kevin Weeks, was found dead on Mill Street in Lincoln, MA.
Rakes who had been slated to appear as a witness for Carmen Ortiz found out on Tuesday that he would... Read more
Every single reporter covering the Bulger trial is, of course, livetweeting the testimony. For the most part, the tweets, by their very nature, are just brief little nuggets of testimony (last week, during testimony on some of the murders, it was like a horror remake of "Groundhog Day" as each reporter followed the other with basically the same exact description of a bullet in the... Read more
As of 10 p.m., parts of Roslindale, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were without power.
Parts of the western side of South Boston went dark when a manhole on West 1 St. between B and C went kablooie. NStar was unable to provide an estimate for when workers could get down there for a look.
Firefighters responded to 320 W. 2 St., where... Read more
The Herald reports on the authority's change of heart on 399 Congress St., in part because 60 of the apartments will be the micro-units the city fancies for the Innovation District.
Police say officers were investigating possible drug sales and that the man opened fire first:
Upon arrival officers observed a male suspect matching the description given. As officers approached, and announced their presence, the suspect... Read more
The City Hall to Go Truck will be at 460 West Broadway in South Boston between 4 and 7 p.m., with workers handing out free bottles of cold water - and listening to you dispute your parking tickets and pay your excise and property taxes.
At 5, there's a free ice-cream party at the Mildred Avenue Community Center, 1 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan, featuring the... Read more
An outraged citizen complains about TV news trucks parking on the sidewalks and median outside the Moakley Courthouse:
They should use meters and lots like citizens do!
The city has marked the case closed, says three vehicles got tickets.
A jury was seated today for the murder trial of Adam Cassino, charged with murdering a neighbor in August, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Cassino was arrested on unrelated charges the day after Barbara Tagen, 65, was murdered in her Dorchester Street apartment and sent to a Bridgewater State Hospital drug clinic - where staffers began asking questions after allegedly finding... Read more
WGBH provides this animated re-enactment of the cursive exchange at the Bulger trial the other day. Will they be animating the descriptions of the rope that was too thick to strangle somebody?