A man apparently attempted to end an argument that turned physical by stabbing the other participant, around 12:15 p.m. on Wentworth Street near Norfolk Street. The victim was not hurt badly enough to keep him from chasing after his attacker. Police arrived in time to find both of them.
Boston Police report that officers on bicycle patrol in Dorchester Monday evening were alerted to a fight on Columbia Road, just off Blue Hill Avenue.
As officers proceeded to the scene, they received a description of an individual involved in the altercation. Officers located this individual and observed him with what appeared to be a large firearm concealed under his overcoat. After speaking with... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Reginald Holley and Oasis Pritchett of first-degree murder for the Oct. 17, 2012 death of Alfonso Rivas in a Lyndhurst Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The verdict means a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors convinced the jury that Holley, 24, and Pritchett, 23, both of Roxbury, planned to rob... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Kam Man has closed.
Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.
Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more
Around 12:30 p.m. into a second-floor room in a house on Lawrence Avenue at Normandy. A resident was home at the time, but in another room.
Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.
Dean Beckford, 29, of Somerville, was arraigned today on two counts of making a bomb threat for calls that emptied Wheatley Hall at UMass Boston last Thursday and again yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Beckford's bail was set at $20,000.
According to the DA's office, Beckford's downfall was in using pay phones at the Davis Square Red Line stop... Read more
Touch FM got all the publicity, but federal agents yesterday also shut two other stations - one at 100.1 MHz that broadcast in Haitian creole from studios in Dorchester and another in Brockton.
In a statement, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said:
It is a public safety hazard for illegal radio stations to broadcast, potentially interfering with critical radio communications.
Like any member of the... Read more
Video of Touch FM owner Charles Clemons by Doug Bennett.
Judy Wilburn reports she was listening to the unlicensed Dorchester radio station shortly after 11 a.m. when:
Touch 106.1 just went off the air. Announcer said authorities shutting down, equipment taken.
The house at 27 Hansborough St. exploded around 9:20 p.m., sending twelve people to the hospital - two with serious injuries - the Boston Fire Department reports.
The apparent natural-gas explosion pushed the house off its foundation and led to its partial collapse. The resulting fire went to three alarms.
Residents of surrounding homes were evacuated. National Grid gave the OK to let them... Read more
WHDH reports an MBTA inspector is charged with having sex at Ashmont station while on duty yesterday.
The woman whom he was allegedly inspecting in his T vehicle denied she was a prostitute but allowed as how "she needed money for her hair," WHDH reports.
Good gravy, as if traffic on Morrissey Boulevard weren't already bad enough, Lorenzo Charlie marveled this afternoon.