One of the 17 people charged in connection with a crackdown on two Dorchester gangs was actually arrested last November, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in February and was sentenced in May to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, during which he agreed to stay out of Grove Hall and Uphams Corner. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old after a school-police officer found "a 7.65 caliber Deutsche Werke handgun loaded with a single round of ammunition" around 8:30 this morning.
The student was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.
Update: Victim identified as Javon Fields, 29.
Boston Police report a man in his late 20s was shot at 195 Normandy St. around 2:55 a.m. He was declared dead at the scene.
Around 11 p.m. at Warren and Intervale streets. The victim's injuries were bad enough to have the homicide unit brought in, just in case.
Boston Police report a 17-year-old is dead from a barrage around 1:15 p.m. outside Burke High School this afternoon that also injured two other teens and a woman in her 60s.
City Council President Michelle Wu ended today's council meeting by announcing the shootings.
Around 5:10 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue between Georgia and Cheney streets. One shot in the back, taken away in critical condition; the other shot in the leg. A car was also shot up. A gun was recovered several blocks away on Normandy Street.
Blue Hill Avenue was shut for the investigation.
Around 3:50 p.m. at Georgia and Hartwell streets.
H/t David Finnerty.
The Bay State Banner reports on the possible development plans of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge on Washington Street.
A man robbed the OneUnited Bank branch at 648 Warren St. in Grove Hall shortly before 11:30 a.m. Arriving officers spotted him not long after on Geneva Avenue near Columbia Road and, after a brief foot chase, placed him under arrest.
The Boston Licensing Board today sided with residents and elected officials and denied a license for a liquor store proposed for 438 Blue Hill Ave.
At a hearing yesterday, residents and representatives from the mayor, six city councilors and two state representatives said there was no public need for yet another liquor store in an area that already has eight of them within a half mile.
UPDATE: License request rejected.
Grove Hall residents and religious leaders packed the Boston Licensing Board hearing room today to urge the board to reject a license request for a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store.
The proposed Blue Hill Liquors, 438 Blue Hill Ave., is "absolutely tone deaf to the people of Grove Hall," City Councilor Tito Jackson said. Read more.
Updated Thursday morning.
Boston Police report a man was shot around 8:40 p.m. at 96 Intervale St. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he died.
UPDATE: Mayor Walsh also got involved. His Roxbury liaison, Kaira Fox e-mailed neighborhood groups and other elected officials on Friday: "I wanted to let you know, the Mayor has heard the complaints and reached out to Clear Channel personnally to ask that they change the billboard. The City does not have control over the content of Billboards, but agrees this is in very poor taste to have in our neighborhood."
— Ryan miller (@Millllertime) March 25, 2015
A roving UHub photographer spotted this box atop a snow mound next to a parking space in Grove Hall this morning.
Around 3:35 p.m. on Brunswick Street off Blue Hill Avenue. Suspects: Two black men in a newer-model, beige Camry.
Around 12:30 p.m. into a second-floor room in a house on Lawrence Avenue at Normandy. A resident was home at the time, but in another room.
The mayor's office today announced a renamed and expanded wireless network which is aimed at providing free Internet access to residents and which could eventually wirelessly cover the city's 20 "Main Street" neighborhood commercial areas.
Already, an average of 9,800 people a day are using Wicked Free WiFi in Grove Hall, Mayor Walsh says.
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