The Boston Preservation Alliance posts an interview with city archaeologist Joe Bagley. He brings us up to date on the archaeological digs in the front yard of Old City Hall (site of an even older home for Boston Latin School) - they've found the remains of a building, but which one? - and alerts us that his next major project will be at at the Epiphany School in Dorchester, looking for an outhouse that would have been in use when the site was home of the Industrial School for Girls in the mid-19th century.
A Dorchester Municipal Court judge today rejected arguments from lawyers for a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old that they posed no flight risk after being charged with gunning down another teen and ordered them held without bail.
In a tense courtroom, Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Jennifer Hickman said Raeshawn Moody, 14, and Dushawn Taylor-Gennis, 16, patiently waited at the intersection of Washington and Fuller streets Wednesday evening for Jonathan Dos Santos, 16. Read more.
The Globe reports on the Dorchester teen's final hours.
Jason Grover reports the driver of this car thought he'd come under fire this evening and was so shook up, he crashed his car at Columbia Road and Hamlet Street. In fact, it was fireworks, not gunfire, Grover - who said he got a whiff of that distinctive fireworks smell - says:
There were a series of sharp cracks that could have been mistaken for gunshots then our building shook.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Boston 2024 wants to shift tennis from its original location at Harvard to Harambee Park, conveniently located near a Fairmount Line stop.
While riding a bicycle shortly after 8 p.m. in the area of 128 Fuller, near Washington Street, Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report the 16-year-old died and that they are looking for two suspects: "both black males in their late teens or early twenties, wearing green hoodies who fled the area on foot on Washington Street towards Mora Street."
Around 5:20 p.m. at Milton Avenue and Armandine Street.
Even the Boston Yeti made an appearance - after first shaving some fur for the summertime.
Marchers in the annual parade had bright skies, but not absurdly warm or humid conditions this year. Still, imagine marching 4+ miles dressed like this: Read more.
Architects for developer Demetrios Dasco have released renderings of his proposed DotBlock, which would replace a series of low-slung storefronts and industrial buildings at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street with 384 apartments, 60,000 square feet of retail space, a 450-car garage and a large pedestrian walkway parallel to Dot. Ave.
Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed outside 150 Hancock St. around 5:30 p.m. - not long after somebody was robbed of an iPhone on the street by crooks smart enough to insist he turn off the phone's tracking software first. The stabbing victim is 17 and lives in Hyde Park.
The Dorchester Reporter covered last night's meeting between city and police officials and Bowdoin Street residents.