Mayor Walsh's office today announced it will invest $100,000 in a program to hire and train up to 25 returning inmates as farmers on a city-owned parcel in Roxbury or Dorchester. Read more.
Around 10 p.m. at East Cottage and Robey, about three blocks from gunfire early Saturday.
Around 12:25 a.m. at E. Cottage and Leyland streets.
Around 11:55 p.m. at Wildwood and Middleton streets.
Bill Forry knew Mike Baker from their days as teens at the Boys and Girls Club. Today, Forry writes about coming to grips with Baker's self-inflicted death last Thursday in his Adams Village home, about the anger, the grief and the sadness and what Baker meant to him, his neighbors and the city. He concludes:
We'll choose to remember him as he was in his prime: A husband, father, son, brother, coach, comedian, and devoted public servant. And, always - quite proudly - a Dorchester kid who always found a way to make us smile.
WBZ reports workers turned on fountains at the Lee and Mather schools in Dorchester, the Curley school in Jamaica Plain and Another Course to College in Brighton by mistake and that students may have drunk from them before they were shut off again because of elevated lead levels.
Parents are not amused:
[A BPS administrator] met with staff on January 29th to discuss the water situation. But didnâ€™t notify school families until February 12th. In addition, the families were told not to worry, there were no health risks associated with the elevated levels. BPS was just being proactive by turning off those fountains. If she knew about the issues at the Mather, why did she not include it in last weekâ€™s count of schools impacted by elevated levels of lead.
Shortly after 7:15 a.m. at 484 Blue Hill Ave.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that started in a first-floor bedroom at at 11 Capen Pl., off Capen Street, did an estimated $250,000 in damage.
The fire, reported at 11:30 a.m., displaced six people. There were no injuries, the department reports.
A sleepless citizen complains:
Our neighborhood is being woken up from crashing sounds. Huge booms. We thought it was construction materials bring dropped off. One neighbor thinks it is the sound of dumpsters being emptied. It's messing with our sleep on a regular basis. Today was 5:40 am some days are as early as 4:15. Minot Street residents must be dealing with this, too. Please, this can't continue.
Shortly before 11 p.m. at 10 Gibson St.
A shed already marked as dangerous by firefighters caught on fire around 7 p.m. behind 50 Dacia St. in Dorchester and spread to two three deckers at 12 and 16 Woodcliff, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire displaced 22 people on Woodcliff Street, the department says, adding the cause is under investigation.
Somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree, a Red Line train saw eternity and now there are "moderate" delays on the line.
Now entering its fifth year, the Hubway bike-sharing program reports it will add ten new bike-rental stations in Roxbury and North Dorchester, thanks in large part due to a $525,000 grant from the Barr Foundation.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a landlord who never gave a tenant a receipt for her $1,300 security deposit, let alone pay her interest on it, will have to try again if he wants to evict her from her Dorchester apartment. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Erroll Foreman, 51, to life in prison following his conviction on three counts of aggravated rape of a child and single counts of assault and battery and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.