James Dickey, who has been feuding with the city of Boston for more than 10 years over his three-decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd., is now fighting a city attempt to do something about all the rats that nearby residents say have taken up occupancy there. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on some modest decreases in rents in older units as people leave them for fancier apartments.
A Roxbury Municipal Court judge yesterday set bail at $50,000 for Willie Wilkerson at his arraignment for drug-trafficking charges.
But even if he could make that amount, he will remain locked up because Judge Debra Delvecchio revoked his bail on an earlier case charging him with larceny over $250.
WCVB reports the crash happened on I-93 northbound near Mass. Ave. around 5:10 a.m. State Police reported the two lanes that were shut after the crash re-opened around 5:45 a.m.
Willie Wilkerson, 58, a minister at the Quincy Street Missional Church founded by his mother, Idene "Ma Siss" Wilkerson, is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury Municipal Court today on drug-trafficking charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that US Rep. Michael Capuano will spend roughly $50,000 in campaign funds to promote the Fairmount Line by letting everybody ride for free between May 8 and May 21.
In the area of Trull Street at Hancock Street around 10:30 p.m. Two victims managed to get to a local emergency room on their own.
The Dorchester Reporter reports talks between UMass Boston and the Kraft family to build a Revs stadium on the water have ended 0-0 and now UMass is going to look at what else they can build where the Bayside Expo Center used to be.
The good news in a Boston Foundation report on the Fairmount Line is that a $200-million state investment in adding and improving stations and service meant a three-fold increase in ridership since 2012.
The bad news is that only means 2,257 riders on a typical weekday, because ridership in 2012 was so low - just 789. Read more.
NBC Boston reports the arrests of two men from Hyde Park and one from Dorchester. All are alleged H-Block gang members.
Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Around 8 p.m. at Columbia Road and Devon Street, Scott Eisen reports.
Police found a man with a gunshot wound on Creston Street around 11 p.m. on Sunday, although they found at least one shell casing around the corner at Normandy Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Boston firefighters responded at 4 a.m. to a vacant three decker at 8 Marie St., near Ronan Park, for what turned into a six-alarm fire that damaged four three-deckers on Marie and Fox streets and caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today reinstated the food-serving license for Pho So 1, 223 Adams St. - and even let it stay open longer than before it was shut for letting patrons drink after its official closing time. Read more.