Dudley Square

By - 7/30/14 - 9:49 pm

The City Council voted today to form a commission to figure out how to honor former Mayor Ray Flynn and agreed to back efforts to rename the Ferdinand complex in Dudley Square the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building.

By - 6/30/14 - 7:28 pm

The BRA posts some photos from the interior of the Dudley Square Municipal Center being built around the shell of the old Ferdinand building.

By - 3/31/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports on business interest in Dudley Square as the new Ferdinand municipal building gets closer to opening.

By - 3/4/14 - 9:53 am

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says a liquor-license vacuum caused by national chains sucking up liquor licenses for downtown and waterfront restaurants will hinder redevelopment of Dudley Square.

Tomorrow, Jackson asks the city council to start work on a proposed petition to the state legislature to give Boston 12 new liquor licenses for the area bounded by Tremont Street, Melnea Cass Boulevard, Harrison Avenue, and... Read more

By - 10/29/13 - 1:31 pm

A man suspected of beating and robbing a woman outside the Walgreens on Washington Street in Roxbury on Oct. 13 was arrested Friday by officers who recognized him from a wanted poster, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

James Keane, 47, had bail set at $5,000 at his arraignment yesterday on charges of armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and larceny... Read more

By - 8/27/13 - 4:54 pm

Boston Police tweet they are looking for somebody who held up the Citizens Bank branch at 2343 Washington St.

He's described as black, wearing all black clothes with a stocking cap over his face. He fled on foot.... Read more

By - 8/14/13 - 10:36 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating how an elderly man died at 2311 Washington St. in Dudley Square. His body was discovered around 2:40 p.m.... Read more

By - 7/14/13 - 8:47 pm

Video by Rene Filler.

Several hundred people marched from Dudley Square to Ruggles this evening to express their feelings on yesterday's verdict in the Zimmerman case.

Steve Annear has more notes, photos and video. Phillip W.D. Martin was also there.... Read more

By - 6/21/13 - 1:33 pm

The mayor's office says it will solicit artists to create artwork for the municipal building going into the old Ferdinand site in Dudley Square.

The city has a $500,000 budget - $300,000 from city coffers, the rest to be raised from private donors - for the work, which will include "an outdoor sculptural piece at the project's southeast corner, adjacent to the MBTA bus stop"... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 8:30 am

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley (at large) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) say the city needs to figure out how to get liquor licenses to restaurants in Dudley Square, in a city where licenses increasingly go to pricey chains in areas such as the waterfront and downtown.

Pressley, who has been pressing for more liquor licenses for the city in general, and Jackson say the sort... Read more

By - 4/17/13 - 8:54 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Clifton E. Townsend, 22, of Mattapan. His friends knew him as Cliffy. He leaves behind a young daughter.

AlertNewEngland and Stanley Staco report somebody was shot shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Dudley Street near Harrison. The victim died later. Two suspect fled up Mt. Pleasant Avenue.... Read more

By - 3/31/13 - 11:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he fired a gun around 2:15 p.m. at Zeigler and Dearborn streets. Officers attempted to stop a man on a bicycle:

The male exclaimed, "my friend just been shot, he's over there, he needs help". Officers asked the male to remain where he was in order to answer a few questions. The male dropped his

... Read more
By - 3/29/13 - 12:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teenagers for an incident yesterday in which somebody starting shooting a gun on Washington Street.

The alleged shooter, police say, is 14. He didn't hit anybody.

An MBTA cop saw the shooting and started chasing the pair:

During the foot chase, police observed the male juvenile toss a firearm. The firearm, a 9mm semi automatic was fully loaded

... Read more
By - 3/28/13 - 3:31 pm

UPDATE: Alleged shooter is 14.

Boston Police are investigating a burst of gunfire outside the Citizens Bank, 2343 Washington St., around 3:15 p.m. Nobody was hit; three men were quickly arrested after an officer on patrol saw them firing a gun - which was recovered in the parking lot of the old B-2 station house.

Last month:
Man shot to death at... Read more

By - 2/28/13 - 10:01 pm

Victim Will JackCourtney Jackson.Updated Friday morning.

A man shot in the stomach around 9:50 p.m. at the Dudley MBTA station was pronounced dead not long after at Boston Medical Center. WBZ reports the man was shot in the station, then stumbled onto a crowded 28... Read more

By - 2/23/13 - 8:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man on charges he tried to rob a Citizens Bank branch in Dudley Square today - six years after he was arrested for robbing a Citizens Bank branch downtown.

Police say Marco Willis, 40, walked into the branch at 2343 Washington St. around 11:40 a.m. Police say he approached a teller with a deposit slip with "NO... Read more

By - 12/18/12 - 7:45 am

Jonathan Napoli told a City Council committee yesterday he wants to add a medical-marijuana dispensary to the hydroponics store he runs in Dudley Square.

That's good news for Councilor Bill Linehan, who says he's worried the city would try to pack all five Suffolk County dispensaries into his South Boston/South End district. But not everybody in Dudley Square is thrilled by the idea.... Read more

By - 12/17/12 - 10:31 am

City councilors this morning began a formal discussion on how to allow the medical-marijuana dispensaries approved by voters last month while letting neighborhoods have a say on specific locations.

The law approved by voters would allow up to five dispensaries in a county.

City Councilor Bill Linehan, who represents South Boston and the South End, said he understands the need for medical marijuana and... Read more

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