Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.
But that could end starting tonight. District C-6 Capt. Joseph Boyle promised Newmarket Square merchants today he'll have officers assigned to the square tonight to break up the Friday-night races before they begin. Read more.
Headley Barnes, 33, was arraigned today on a variety of charges for an incident overnight that sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital near death with multiple stab wounds and left another woman with injuries from a beating. Read more.
Around 11:30 p.m. outside SKB, 151 Washington St.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on the inbound platform at Shawmut.
22 Southern Ave., around 11:20 p.m., at least three shots, Jeff Durham reports.
Brett reports this sign, posted on Dot. Ave. by the Peabody Square fire house, is "one of the most Dorchester things I've ever seen."
The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.
BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that Elizabeth Seton Academy is closed, effective immediately.
Charles Washington, 43, of Dorchester, was arrested in June, and indicted today, on charges he and associates set up a sophisticated system to steal money from the bank and home-equity accounts of 16 high-income residents at several Boston area banks. Read more.
In the thigh, shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Park Street at Geneva Avenue. A car was found with a bullet hole at Bourneside Street and Paisley Park.
Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 10 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.
Stanley Staco reports a man was shot overnight at Trull and Ware streets. He is expected to survive.