Liz Carney led a Dot Art Paint for Peace Day at Savin Hill Beach today that ended with the hanging of this banner across I-93. Photo by Peter McNamara.... Read more
Around 7 p.m. on Bird Street, off Magnolia. Police recovered seven shell casings not long after; however, both vehicles were gone by the time officers arrived.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Morse Street in Dorchester.
The Boston Fire Department reports tonight:
On Patriots Day, 6 minutes after the bomb explosion at 2:50pm, we responded for a building fire at the JFK Library in Dorchester. We had a fire at an outside area of the library. Investigators have determined the cause was careless disposal of smoking material.
Around 11:30 a.m., Sean Olson reports. The T reports it's the Ashmont line that's affected.
UPDATE: Firefighters off the tracks around 11:50 a.m.
The Dorchester Reporter introduces us to Jeff Gonyeau, who has the only keys to the fancy clock in Peabody Square in Dorchester, the clock that Martin Richard's parents helped restore, in the square they helped rebuild. When Gonyeau heard the news, he walked to the clock, set it to the time the explosions went off and then stopped the clock.
Our world has stopped.... Read more
Stanley Stacos reports police are investigating an apparent gunfight on Kingsdale Street around 12:25 a.m. - in which at least 12 shots were fired by men hiding behind cars. When police arrived, both sides bailed out, running and bicycling toward Talbot Avenue. No immediate word of injuries.... Read more
5:30 p.m., Marsh Chapel, BU.
7:30 p.m. in Garvey Park, off Neponset Avenue, Dorchester.
The Paulist Center, 5 Park St., is having interfaith candlight services at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m.
The Arlington Street Church, Arlington and Boylston Street, is having a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m.
UPDATE: Meetinghouse Bank has set up an account for the Richard family. EasCare Ambulance, 500 Neponset Ave. (under the Planet Fitness) is also accepting donations, and is open 24 hours.
The Dorchester Reporter tells us about Martin Richard, whose sister and mother were seriously injured in yesterday's bombings on Boylston Street.
A basement trash fire sent flames shooting up an old trash-chute system at 3 Monadnock St., causing fires to break out on the fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building, the Boston Fire Department reports.
An estimated 50 people had to be evacuated from the building after what turned into a three-alarm fire was reported around 10:40 a.m.; nobody was injured.... Read more
Police are investigating how a man at Boston Medical Center wound up with a gunshot wound to his arm, several hours after he was apparently shot on Rockwell Street in Dorchester.
Alfred J. Jordan, 31, faces arson charges in two counties today for allegedly setting fires in Chelsea and Everett last month that completely destroyed one building and spread to several others.
The state fire marshal's office says Jordan had a fight with his girlfriend at 227 Washington St. in Chelsea early on March 28 and set the apartment building on fire, causing $50,000 in damage... Read more
City licensing chief Patricia Malone today warned the Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St., she will suspend its license because of a stabbing last month - unless the bar can show her a substantive plan to stop people with weapons from showing up there.
The bar seems to be "attracting people who carry weapons, and that is a huge concern to me," she told owner Yiser... Read more
The Herald reports on today's arraignment of Daquan Sparks, 19, on a charge of assault with intent to murder for his alleged role in a stabbing attack on the mother of one of his babies by the mother of one of his other babies.
Prosecutors are sticking by what they said was the victim's initial statement to police. Dorchester District Court Judge Rosalind... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a Boston police officer should not have searched the glove compartment of a car he had stopped in Dorchester because he failed to provide evidence he needed to search the car immediately to protect either his own or the public's safety.
The ruling upholds the decision of a Boston Municipal Court judge to disallow the gun and ammunition, which... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Dequan Sparks, 19, on charges he helped his girlfriend repeatedly stab his ex-girlfriend Monday afternoon on Bay Street. Sparks was picked up in Quincy, police say.
Police charge Sparks set up a meeting with his ex-girlfriend on the pretext of wanting to give her some shoes for their eight-month-old baby. Instead, police say, he held her down while... Read more