It wasn't the pro-Catholic stickers that startled Matty V. as he walked down Adams Street in Adams Corner today, but the anti-gay T-shirt in the rear window.
Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.
With a growing number of officers chasing him, Shavea Ferguson, 19, was eventually arrested without further incident on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and multiple counts... Read more
Natural reports a friend's wife went out this morning to find her SUV with slashed tires and some fresh obscenity on the side.
Friends are identifying the man shot to death on Itasca Street on Thursday as Kenneth "Lil Kenny" Rowell, 25, of Dorchester.
Rowell started rapping when he was barely old enough for first grade. In 1999, New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe founder Michael Bivins picked Rowell as a member of a group of pre-14 rappers originally called Magnificent 7, then the Biv 10... Read more
The Bay State Banner waxes outraged about the recent House vote to eject state Rep. Carlos Henriquez following his conviction on a couple of domestic-violence charges stemming from what the Banner calls "an unseemly but private matter:"
Clearly, America has two serious social problems: the physical abuse of women and the unjust imprisonment of black men. Apparently, [Judge Michele] Hogan believes that intensifying injustice... Read more
Boston Police charge the owner of the Dolly Market, 16 Dacia St., was selling heroin and cocaine, in addition to milk and soda.
Ramon Fermin, 60, of Mattapan was arrested on charges of trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Police say detectives... Read more
A man was stabbed in the leg at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street shortly after 11 p.m. by one of two men, who grabbed his phone, then ran down Adams Street towards Park.
The suspects were black and in their early 20s. One is about 6'1" and the other about 5'7".
This is Boston's first murder in nearly three weeks, following a double murder less than a mile away on Rosewood Street.
Tyrone Battle, 33, of Roxbury, was arraigned today on charges of aggravated rape and trafficking a person for sexual servitude in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge Thomas Kaplanes set bail at $75,000 - prosecutors had sought $500,000 - but Battle will be held behind bars no matter what because federal prosecutors obtained "a detainer" for allegedly violating his probation... Read more
Because this truck, which roving UHub Photographer Joe W. ran across (well, not literally) at Pleasant and Hancock streets in Dorchester this morning, could sure use one.
Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city."
Also noteworthy: More details on Henry's specific plans for the Globe and boston.com,... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Joel Casanova, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he attacked the driver of his 22 bus after a woman whose attentions he sought told him to leave her alone.
Police described the incident as the bus traveled north on Blue Hill Avenue near Columbia Road around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday:
The female passenger requested she be left alone and Casanova... Read more
Police say that, armed with a search warrant, officers seized a Lorcin .22 caliber firearm with magazine and ammunition, several plastic bags' worth of heroin, several plastic bags worth of cocaine, several plastic bags' worth of Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia and several hundred dollars... Read more
Mass. Live records the scene at the Banshee this morning.
Upon executing the search warrant at 11 Treadway Road, detectives encountered two more suspects and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, 5 pounds of marijuana, 627 Grams of MDMA (Molly) 2 bottles of Testosterone (steroid) 3 machetes, 2 bullet proof vests, white zip ties,... Read more
A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.
Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza.
After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the men drove off in his silver Isuzu Rodeo. The other two then stood there, opened up the pizza box and... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say they found under the basement stairs of the home at 5 Leroy St. early this morning.
Police say they were called around 2:15 a.m. after the resident's girlfriend heard "a loud bang" from the basement:
Officers observed that the door leading from the basement to the first floor was closed, and the safety latch was... Read more
A man clutching his waist in a Dorchester liquor store last night was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail today after prosecutors said he was packing a loaded .357 gun.
It's the fourth arrest on illegal-weapons charges for Brandon Jesarum since 2001, when he was just a teenager, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
He was one of four men charged with... Read more