A man with no front teeth tried holding up the Citizens Bank branch at 572 Columbia Rd. in Uphams Corner around 10:30 a.m., but fled without any money He's also described as black, in his 40s, about 5'10" with a slim build and wearing a white polo shirt.
Around 3 p.m. on Cawfield Street, near Elder.
Police are looking for a dark-skinned man, possibly Cape Verdean,, 6'1", some facial hair, in a gray scally cap, black shirt and 3/4-length gray shorts.
Transit Police are investigating a crash shortly after 10:30 a.m. that sent a man to the hospital.
A T spokesman says:
A man crossed in front of a Route 15 bus near Dudley and Albion Streets. He was transported to Boston Medical center with injuries described as non-life threatening. An investigation is underway.
UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dudley Street near Humphreys Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
An officer driving to the hospital in relation to the shooting was in a crash on Melnea Cass Boulevard and required an ambulance to take her to the hospital.... Read more
Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening.
Connair reports about a third of the bike "broke off and scattered all over the street."
The Honda Odyssey that hit his motorcycle was found, unoccupied, on Cushing Avenue.
Police blocked Columbia for their investigation and... Read more
Boston Police report a delivery man from the Fields Corner Domino's was stuck up around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on East Cottage Street:
He was approached by a suspect described as a black male, 6â€™, 190-200lbs, wearing a black hoody pulled over his head, partially covering his eyes. The victim reported the suspect held a knife to his chest area and robbed him of... Read more
The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative has picked five finalists for its proposed Uphams Corner ArtPlace - which will tie into the expanded and renovated Fairmount Line. See the proposals and the artists.
Ed. note: I helped build the Web pages that introduce the finalists - which is how I learned about the project.... Read more
Boston Police report officers responding to an Upham Corner woman's call about her angry and newly ex-boyfriend threatening to show up at her place with a gun yesterday evening found the guy in a car near her apartment.
Fearing the presence of a firearm, officers with their guns drawn approached the suspectâ€™s car and instructed him to vacate the vehicle. However, as officers... Read more
The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.
Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:
In 1939, parents in... Read more
Officers spoke with the owner who stated that a car backed into his restaurant. Officers located a male still on scene, who stated through an interpreter, he was the operator of the motor... Read more
Outrage in Dorchester after activists learn the city DPW wants to turn a 3-acre parcel next to the new Uphams Corner station on the Fairmount Line into a garage for trucks and light poles rather than the housing they want and city officials, including the mayor only recently professed to support.
The DPW says the MBTA, which now lets it use space at the... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports the city-owned theatre, which has seen long stretches of quietude, is getting a resident theatre company promising "a minimum of two, high-caliber musicals will hit the stage for multi-week runs."
A basement trash fire sent flames shooting up an old trash-chute system at 3 Monadnock St., causing fires to break out on the fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building, the Boston Fire Department reports.
An estimated 50 people had to be evacuated from the building after what turned into a three-alarm fire was reported around 10:40 a.m.; nobody was injured.... Read more
City licensing chief Patricia Malone today warned the Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St., she will suspend its license because of a stabbing last month - unless the bar can show her a substantive plan to stop people with weapons from showing up there.
The bar seems to be "attracting people who carry weapons, and that is a huge concern to me," she told owner Yiser... Read more