By - 1/9/15 - 6:08 pm

Police are searching for a group of young men they think may have shot out the rear window of an occupied car on Stonehurst Street near Hamilton around 6 p.m.

The driver, not injured, told police he saw the group of four or five approaching his car and, not liking the looks of things, began to drive away - only to have his window... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 4:46 pm

A stabbing victim who walked into the Boston Medical Center ER around 4:25 p.m. said it had happened about 25 minutes earlier at Jeremiah Burke High School, 60 Washington St.

The suspect is described as a Cape Verdean teen dressed in a gray hoodie and blue pajama pants.

By - 1/8/15 - 6:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Maria Market, 779 Dorchester Ave. in the Polish Triangle, a license to begin selling beer and wine as owner John Nguyen tries to transform it into more of an "urban market" servicing a neighborhood going upscale.

But the board rejected a similar request from Kun Jin Kim, who wants to move his Kim's Pantry to larger digs across... Read more

By - 1/7/15 - 10:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old after a cop on a walking beat in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Johnston Road heard gunfire, then saw two guys running from the scene, around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The officer pursued the suspects on foot, but to no avail. Responding officers canvassed the area and recovered two firearms, a black Berretta .40 caliber handgun and

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By - 1/5/15 - 7:31 am

Around 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, firefighters rushed to the Talbot Collision Center, 215 Talbot Ave., where they found at least two cars on fire.

Ron Chamberlin reports the shop had a fire last month, as well. Scott Eisen photographed the scene.... Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 4:06 pm

Police are investigating gunfire around 3:45 p.m. on Devon Street near Normandy. At least one of the rounds pierced the wall of an building on Stanwood Street and wound up in apartment there. There were no injuries.

By - 1/4/15 - 11:07 am

Two teens who robbed two women - and pistol whipped one of them - near Ashmont station early this morning were arrested not long after when police activated the tracking app on one of the phones.

Boston Police report the teens, one male, one female, both 17, attacked two women around 1:10 a.m. on Alban Street. They beat one in the head with... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 8:23 pm

Boston Police report an attempt to arrest a gang member on crack charges ended in a melee in which the guy escaped - but after which they were able to arrest a kid with a loaded 9-mm gun in his waistband.

Police say members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were patrolling Normandy Street due to a recent spike in gun incidents around midnight... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 6:39 pm
Jimmy Velasquez

Ed. note: Posting about this September murder now because BPD never reported on it when it happened - I discovered this case on a BPD list of unsolved murders.

Boston Police report that Jimmy Velasquez, 49, was shot to death around 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 14 Glenarm St.

Velasquez, originally from Honduras, left his wife Catalina and seven children.... Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 9:45 pm
Three decker on Bellevue Street in Dorchester

Firetrucks at the ready at 34 Bellevue. Photo by BFD.

Updated with cause of the fire.

A two-alarm fire at 34 Bellevue St. also caused extensive exterior damage to the neighboring three decker, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The department says the fire, reported shortly before 8 p.m., was caused by "a spark from frayed wiring on a 2nd floor Christmas tree."

The fire engulfted the tree, burst out a window and climbed... Read more

By - 1/1/15 - 11:54 pm

WBZ reports somebody sitting in a car on Olney Street was shot around 1:30 p.m. Because of the severity of the person's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. The Herald reports the shooting was likely "gang related" and that the victim should survive.

Scott Eisen photographed the scene.... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 11:50 am

Around 11:40 a.m. on Monday on Ainsley Street. She was taken away in stable condition. A suspect was arrested not long after several blocks up Adams Street.... Read more

By - 12/29/14 - 9:43 pm

Police are looking for the two teens witnesses said fired guns as they ran down Harrow Street in Uphams Corner shortly after 9 p.m., and the white car they shot at as it turned onto Humphreys Street

By - 12/28/14 - 11:38 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Milton Avenue and Fairmount Street.

By - 12/28/14 - 9:09 pm

Paul Levy relays some stories from Charlie Sandler, born in Four Corners in 1932:

At age 11, he obtained a job selling refreshments during the dance nights at the Greenwood Youth Center. During a break in the active dancing, the girls would come over to the refreshment stand and order Cokes. Before they had finished them, the music would start up again and they

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By - 12/28/14 - 5:33 pm

Shortly after 5 p.m., Brian D'Amico reported:

Boston Fire just put out a fire in a rolling machine in the press room at the Boston Globe, under control.

H/t Ian Lamont for the headline.

By - 12/27/14 - 7:40 am

WBZ reports on John MacPherson's possibly stolen Shetland Sheepdog, Daisy.

By - 12/26/14 - 8:34 pm

Boston Police report a man told to leave the Codman Square McDonald's Christmas morning because he was rolling a blunt on a table came back awhile later and began loudly cursing out customers and employees.

In addition to the stream of profanities, the suspect dropped his pants in the middle of the store and began exposing himself to all inside.

Peter Fanfan, 28,... Read more