Snow rage on a bus: Teen arrested on charges he spit at driver who wouldn't open rear door due to a snowbankBy adamg - 3/20/13 - 5:31 pm
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester teen on charges of assault and battery on a public employee and interfering with public transportation because of an incident this afternoon on a 19 bus on Geneva Avenue.
According to police, the driver pulled into a stop outside 51 Geneva Ave. around 1 p.m.
KiDante Roberts, 18, grew agitated when the rear door wouldn't open, police say:
Man who slept with shotgun under his mattress has it confiscated when police investigate his stolen rifleBy adamg - 1/18/13 - 1:50 pm
Police say the resident returned home to find his front door unlocked and his TV, Xbox, Playstation, video games, camera and, oh, yeah, his rifle missing. Not taken was his Mossberg 500 shotgun, hidden under his mattress and his Beretta FS92 handgun, hidden in a drawer:
He stated that his shotgun was hidden between the mattress of his bed and his Beretta (handgun) was in his bedroom drawer. Officers seized a Beretta FS92, Mossberg 500 and assorted ammunition from the victim. The victim did have a valid FID card but was not in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws with regards to Firearm Storage.
Boston Police are looking for a late-model, shiny black Chevy with four occupants, at least one of whom apparently fired into another car on Wayland Street shortly after 11 a.m. The car was last spotted heading up Hartford; the gunman apparently failed to actually hit anybody, but did leave at least one bullet behind in the street.
Man charged with 2010 murder in Grove Hall; already awaiting trial for allegedly shooting three men in BrocktonBy adamg - 11/19/12 - 11:00 am
Darius Gibson, 22, was indicted last week on murder charges for allegedly gunning down Terrence Kelley, 18, on Creston Street in May, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Officials didn't have to search hard for Gibson - he's already behind bars awaiting trial on charges he shot three men in Brockton in September, 2010. He's also awaiting sentencing on federal gun charges to which he pleaded guilty.
According to the DA's office:
Kelley had just left a friend's house on the sunny Friday afternoon of May 28, 2010, when a gunman chased him down Creston Street and shot him multiple times. Kelley was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. Witnesses, corroborated by area surveillance video, eventually implicated Gibson as the killer. He is also accused of threatening a potential witness.
In October, a grand jury indicted James Austin, 24, on charges he lied to investigators in the case: He is an alleged pal of Gibson's and watched him murder Kelley, then denied that when detectives talked to him, the DA's office says.
The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.
The crash is still under investigation; no citations have been issued.
The Boston Licensing Board today took the unusual step of rejecting a proposed takeout place after city officials said its owner has failed to do enough to curb violence in and near the Warren Street block of stores he owns.
John Shear, who owns a commercial building on Warren Street at the intersection with Blue Hill Avenue, went before the board yesterday for permission to open La Rotisserie at 651 Warren St., just a couple doors down from his 24Seven Convenience Store, where a man was gunned down on March 31.
A former aide at the Harbor Pilot Middle School who was already facing charges of improper sexual activity with a student there now faces charges of indecent assault and battery against a 7-year-old boy at the Martin Luther King School in Grove Hall.
A Suffolk County grand jury indicted LaShawn Hill, 34, for his alleged assault on the young child in March of last year, in addition to allegedly being caught with his pants down with an autistic and non-verbal 14-year-old at the Harbor Pilot school on Dec. 12, 2011.
Hill is also facing larceny charges for a series of computer thefts at the Harbor Pilot school.
Boston Police are investigating a shooting around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Howard Avenue and Wayland Street. At first, police had only the word of witnesses - and some ballistic evidence - that somebody was shot. However, not long after, a possible victim showed up at Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the arm.
Boston Police report arresting Melvin Wright, 28, on charges he sent another man to Boston Medical Center with multiple life-threatening stab wounds shortly before midnight last night.
Wright, police say, stabbed another man repeatedly during a "verbal altercation" at 107 Devon St.
He was charged with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
The US Postal Service has released its list of Massachusetts post offices it's thinking of shutting down to save money.
In addition to those locations, the postal service is thinking of ditching post offices in Inman Square, East Arlington, East Dedham and a whole bunch in Newton, as part of an effort to close 3,700 post offices across the country.
A Dorchester man started screaming at two gay women coming out of a market and was attempting to beat them with his cane when police arrived on the scene Wednesday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Shoshanna Kahne reviews Matt Hosey's works, on the walls of the BPL branch in Grove Hall - built entirely out of material he finds in hardware stores:
Hosey doesn't take pictures of his inspiration anymore. He just sees something — electrical wiring, roof lines, filled?in holes in the sidewalk and street — and he carries that feeling back to the studio with him. It's not about recreating the shape that so fascinates him; it's about recreating the feeling
Yesterday, Grove Hall to Mattapan, by BNN's Christ Lovett.
The Red Cross was called in to help find new housing for seven adults and five children in the three-unit building, the department reports.
The Globe reports riders of the 28 in Mattapan love the new, larger buses the T has put on the route but that people in Grove Hall are, um, disquieted by the buses. The Globe doesn't cite any specific complaints about the specific new vehicles in Grove Hall, but seems to indicate that City Councilor Chuck Turner wanted the buses pulled off the roads after one month because of the legacy of 30 years of the T treating the neighborhood like dirt.
The preliminary investigation indicates that this is not a random incident. Both victims are known to police.
Galaxy Internet Services, which runs Brookline's townwide WiFi network, charges the wireless system Google used as it took Street View photos collected data on at least one occasion from Brookline wireless users.
The Dorchester Youth Council asked neighborhood youth groups to make video Public Service Announcements to help their peers become more aware of the littering problem in the community. Here are some of the entries.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I mentored the BCYF Grove Hall Community Center team)
Culinary diversity continues to spread across Dorchester: A Blue Hill Avenue motorist passes along the news that Grove Hall is getting a Gyro King, which will offer, yes, gyros and felafel.
Boston Police tweet on a bus/pedestrian collision at 470 Blue Hill Ave. this afternoon. Expect traffic delays as police attempt to figure out what happened.
This Sunday, there's going to be a "Man Up for Liquarry Jefferson Accountability March" from Grove Hall to City Hall, to try to get black men to take more responsibility for stopping violence in inner-city Boston (starts at 11 a.m.; it's named for the little boy shot by a cousin with an illegal gun a family member left lying around).
I didn't read about it in the Globe or the Herald, of course. Instead, I heard about it this morning on Touch FM, the pirate radio station a toothless FCC can't seem to shut down.
But maybe it's not such a bad thing the FCC can't figure out how to dismantle an antenna. For the 20 minutes or so I listened to the station in the car (came in very well in Roslindale, slowly faded out as I got toward Rte. 9 in Newton), I listened to callers discussing what "brothas can do" to change the 'hood - and which song they'd pick as a theme for the march or which best reminds them of somebody they'd lost to violence. The DJ recited names of young victims of violence and reminded listeners that the mainstream media only seem to care about the inner city when somebody gets gunned down - where are the stories about good things in the non-white areas of Boston?
The answer to that one is easy, of course: If you look at today's Globe, you'll notice the paper assigned two metro reporters to the Patriots/Herald story (and another to cover a mock hurricane evacuation on the Cape).