Tory Bullock ponders what's happening to Dudley Square.
The Bay State Banner reports the impending demise of A Nubian Notion, not because of gentrification or anything like that, but because the generation of the family running the place is all at retirement age and all their kids decided to go into different careers.
Jennifer Garvey, already facing a lawsuit for the way she handled a woman complaining about her treatment of an elderly person at Dudley station, now faces criminal charges of causing injury while violating a personâ€™s civil rights, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, and two counts of filing a false report on the incident, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Volunteers at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square are busy today packaging 8,200 new winter coats for distribution next week to BPS students who need them.
Operation Warm bought the coats with donations from BNY Mellon, Genzyme Corporation, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Peopleâ€™s United Community Foundation, the TD Charitable Foundation and a Boston-area philanthropist who wants to remain anonymous, according to BPS. Read more.
The Huntington News reports on the opening of the Haley House's Dudley Dough in the Bolling Building - which offers profit sharing to employees.
A city task force is urging Boston officials to create a Dudley Square/Uphams Corner "neighborhood innovation district" to bring entrepreneurs, jobs and new housing into the area as start-ups create the next generation of businesses in whatever field the district becomes known for - maybe education, given the new location of BPS headquarters. Read more.
Shelisa Bittle, 26, of Somerville, whose arrest at the back of a T bus Friday was captured on video was released on personal recognizance today on at her arraignment in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of larceny, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Transit Police are investigating the way a woman was arrested on a bus at Dudley station yesterday morning after she allegedly stole from another woman running a small pushcart at the station - but say an initial review shows the alleged thief is to blame for a commotion captured on video. Read more.
Mary Celeste Holmes of Roxbury charges Transit Police officers violated her civil rights when she complained about the way they were allegedly manhandling an elderly woman at the Dudley T station and they responded by using pepper spray on her, beating her with a baton and smacking her phone out of her hands as she was on the line with 911. Read more.
Chris Faraone reports on the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism's table at a recent movie night in Dudley Square - a table complete with portable typewriters (kids, ask your mom) and reporters letting residents tell their stories.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Ziegler Street, Stanley Staco reports.
Leave Blue Hill Avenue alone, Rodney Singleton writes:
As if a poor mix of for sale housing affordability, failed retail anchor in Wal-Mart, leasing land it cannot develop, giving artist all the credit over an entire community, or selling once public lands it owns to a charter school most kids in Roxbury cannot attend were not enough. Nuestra CDC the developer now sees fit to reamed parts of Roxbury for its own gain? Mr. Price, head of Nuestra, would never try this in his home town of Milton!
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a beer-and-wine license to Haley House for its proposed Dudley Dough pizza place in the new Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Read more.
A correspondent forwarded a photo of a flier he spotted in Mr. G's Plaza in Dudley Square today.
Says they're on quite a few building in the Dudley area, adds, "So upset to know people that think this way live so close," really would love to know who's responsible: See the flier.
Around 2:35 p.m. at Warren and Dudley streets.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Jamel Bannister, 24, of Dorchester, on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley bus station on Feb. 28, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A second man, Brian Cooper, 27, of Mattapan, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder earlier this month for the death.
According to the DA's office, Bannister and Cooper got into an argument with Jackson around 9:30 p.m.:
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