A federal jury this week convicted Jaquan Casanova of tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, which could net him up to 30 years in prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Around 10:45 p.m., BPD officers responded to Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue on a report that some guys on dirt bikes had just smashed a window of a sergeant's personal car.
As officers roamed the area looking for five guys on dirt bikes - several were spotted but not pursued for safety reasons - officers found somebody who'd just been robbed at gunpoint at Dudley and Cottage streets, shortly after 11 p.m. The suspect made off with, among other things, the victim's sneakers.
Boston Police report the arrest of two men on charges they gunned down Raekwon Brown outside Burke High School on June 8 - one of them who was already considered an "armed career criminal" at age 18 five years ago.
Jonathan Aguasvivas, 23, of Roxbury and Benzy Bain, 24, of Mattapan, were arraigned on murder charges in Dorchester Municipal Court. They were ordered held without bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Police said more people could be charged.
Boston Police report that drug-unit officers conducting a search at 31 Baird St. found two guns, one loaded, and several rounds of ammunition.
Kyjarri Dookie, 21, of Randolph, was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
The Dorchester Reporter scores on talks between UMass Boston, which now owns what's left of the expo center, and the Kraft family, which owns the soccer team.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a gun as evidence against a man charged with illegal gun possession because the Boston police officers who found the weapon after stopping the car he was in for speeding failed to provide enough evidence the car was going too fast. Read more.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Ellington Street at Greenwood, Boston EMS Incidents reports.
Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.
The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers a proposal for a package store that would specialize in beer and wine from the Caribbean, Cape Verde and other "exotic" locales. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to a roughly 230-year-old, 13-star American flag now on display at the Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point.
Licensing Board votes "no violation" by auditorium.
Boston Police and a manager at the Russell Auditorium say a man stabbed repeatedly outside the Talbot Avenue facility on May 7 was apparently attacked in revenge for a rape for which he was convicted about five years ago. Read more.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Shayne Parker to five years in prison for interstate transportation of firearms and being a felon in possession of ammunition, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Globe talks to his relatives and teachers, who described a happy kid who "didn't know anything about the streets," and who never missed a day of school and worked hard to get As.