The ACLU of Massachusetts this week asked a federal judge to order federal prosecutors and judges to stop sealing information about requests to unlock phone data - if they are, in fact, doing that. Read more.
Boston firefighters are at 6 Monadnock St., for a third-floor fire reported around 3 p.m.
A man robbed the OneUnited Bank branch at 648 Warren St. in Grove Hall shortly before 11:30 a.m. Arriving officers spotted him not long after on Geneva Avenue near Columbia Road and, after a brief foot chase, placed him under arrest.
Stanley Staco reports an alert Red Line worker found a partially undressed boy, about 6, near the JFK/UMass station in Dorchester around 3:30 a.m.
A car came off I-93, pulled over on Columbia Rd, child exited then car hopped back onda the highway & left.
Boston Police report a woman walking on Ashmont Street near Florida Street around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday was approached by a guy who chatted her up, then indecently attacked her.
The man, described as Middle Eastern or Indian, 5'6" to 5'8" and about 160 lbs., was dressed all in black, and ran down Ashmont towards Dorchester Avenue.
People who cross the Neponset River between Dorchester and Milton on Granite Avenue traverse a bridge that looks like, and is, a relic of the days when the Neponset River was a working river.
The nation's first railroad, built in 1826, ferried granite blocks from a Quincy quarry to a wharf on the banks on Gulliver's Brook, which is just upstream of the bridge, and from which the builders of the Bunker Hill Monument got their granite blocks.
Schooner being loaded with blocks from the Quincy railway (the three-wheeled thing is one of the "cars"- from the BPL's photo collection):
Around 1 p.m. on Devon Street just before Columbia Road.
A developer and a neighborhood business group have filed plans with the BRA for a 64-unit apartment building across from the Ashmont T stop in Dorchester. Read more.
A man was shot in the foot and a car damaged by a bullet when somebody opened fire on a group of men standing on Blue Hill Avenue around 5:25 p.m.
Blue Hill Avenue was shut on either side of Floyd so officers could collect shell casings.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a trial for a man who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in 2007 after his attorney incorrectly told him it would not subject him to deportation.
The state's highest court agreed with Kempess Sylvain, now being held in an ICE facility in Plymouth, that this "ineffective counsel" was an egregious enough mistake to overturn his plea and let him take his chances before a jury. Read more.
Buried in a Globe story about how the Allied War Veteran's Council is looking to sue the city over the route of the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston (something they know quite a bit about) is this statement from the mayor's office:
Boston police are considering changes to the routes for the Dorchester Day Parade and the Bunker Hill Day Parade for public safety reasons as well, the statement said.
WBZ reports Frank Castro and 23 other people were arrested at a Tewksbury home:
The roosters had spurs attached to them, which police say was designed so more damage would be inflected during the fights.
WCVB reports Fernando Owens is back on US soil after being discovered in Santo Domingo, where he was hiding out after allegedly killing and immolating Ashley Bortner near train tracks in Bridgewater in November because he thought she had something to do with the murder of his son Dominic on Shepton Street in Dorchester.
Around 4:45 p.m. on Trull Street near Glen Street. Two parked vehicles were hit.
The Dorchester Reporter reports T officials realize they need to spend the money even if they decide to just ditch the old PCC cars because replacing them will take time.
Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay
Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.
Well, or did until word got out. WBUR takes us inside UP Academy Holland in Dorchester - a tough-love school still owned by the city but no longer controlled by BPS, where wiggling in your seat brings discipline and they even have a room for kiddie solitary confinement for the really tough eggs.