A man about to be questioned by police about an alleged drug transaction early this morning instead ran and when cornered, fired a round at two pursuing officers, who then returned fire, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
Neither the officers nor the suspect, Anthony Toombs, 21, were injured in the gunfire exchange around 1 a.m. in Puddingstone Park on Seaver Street, the DA's... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter posts an update from the family.
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to the live jazz at a VFW post on Woodrow Avenue.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on Linda Dorcena Forry's apparent heir apparent in the House of Representatives (since he won the Democratic primary in this Democratic city).
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Boston Police report an officer shot at a suspect who refused to drop his gun when police arrived at a gun battle early this morning.
Police say officers arrived at Kingsdale and Wales streets around 12:45 a.m. to find "suspect/s actively shooting." Specifically, they found a guy shooting at a car on Kingsdale:
Officers chased the suspect who was... Read more
Around 8:40 p.m. at 66 Westville St.
The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.
For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed... Read more
Around 10:25 p.m., Boston Police got a call that a man was standing at the intersection of Wales and Nightingale streets in Dorchester, pointing a rifle at passing cars - while wearing a SpongeBob mask.
Absorbent and porous and yellow and gone was he by the time an officer arrived on scene.
Boston Police report two officers were shot at Dorchester Avenue and Shepton Street in a gun battle in which one of two suspects is now dead.
Both officers are expected to survive, the department says.
Police say they are looking for a second suspect, described as black, thin, with braided hair... Read more
Yesterday at around 3PM while driving down Columbia Road, a street fight broke out between two cars. One car had a license plate from New Hampshire while the other car has Massachusetts plates. If you watch closely, one man is holding a baseball bat.... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating a crash around 6:10 p.m. at Harvard and Warner streets in Dorchester that sent two officers and a third person to the hospital and a crash around 7:20 p.m. at Langdon Street and Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury that sent an officer and a motorcyclist to the hospital.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, near the busway, Transit Police report.
Attacker described as: Muscular black male, approximately 5'7" and 185lbs, in his late 30s or 40s with curly short black hair. He mainly spoke Spanish and was wearing a red soccer-style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.
The Boston Licensing Board this week gave KO Catering and Pies, 256 Marginal St. in East Boston, two more hours in which to serve up its flaky down-under comestibles.
The Australian meat-pie place convinced the board - along with neighbors and city officials - to extend... Read more
City officials are opposing a request by a Blue Hill Avenue Chinese take-out place to extend its closing time from 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. weeknights and 2:30 a.m. on weekends.
If anything, Yong Hon, 772 Blue Hill Ave., should be scaling back its hours, representatives of the mayor's office and city councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy told the Boston Licensing Board.
They said... Read more
The chase started around 10:25 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue near Brookview Street and ended in a rear yard on Brookview with the suspect in custody.