Possible good news for fans of old trolleys: The Dorchester Reporter reports MassDOT has included $9 million in a five-year capital plan for rehabbing the Mattapan High-Speed Line's PCC trolleys, rather than replacing them with buses or something.
Firefighters responded around 3:55 p.m. to 21 Stockton St. for what turned out to be a two-alarm fire - which broke out around the same time as another two-alarm fire in South Boston.
The Red Cross was brought in to help the 6 to 10 people the Boston Fire Department reports were displaced. There were no injuries.
Jeffrey Cincotta says he's planning an osteria for 789 Adams St. in Dorchester that will feature "Italian comfort food," including pizza from a wood-fired oven and fresh pasta and sauces. Read more.
A member of the first generation of graffiti artists in Rio do Janeiro, Marcelo Ment's work has been widely published in books and catalogs. Ment's murals can be seen on the streets of many cities around the world, including those of Rio do Janeiro, Los Angeles, Miami and now Boston.
Ian Jaffier is running to raise money for the West End House in Allston, where he and his sister Dawnn basically grew up. Dawnn Jaffier was shot to death in 2014 in a gun battle she had nothing to do with. Her brother, who still works part-time at the West End House, writes:
Each mile of the marathon represent a year in her life: 26 miles for 26 years. I am excited and know that with all your help, I will be able to achieve anything.
A man so familiar with the local cops he called out to one by name this morning was arrested after he refused to get out of the car he was in, possibly because he had a loaded gun in his jacket, Boston Police report.
Police say gang-unit detectives were on patrol on Castlegate Road around 11:30 a.m. when they noticed a car owned by a guy they were after parked in front of 6 Castlegate: Read more.
A Dorchester man already charged with robbing several men who thought he was a woman seeking an assignation is now charged with robbing even more men like that, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
One of the rear porches at 54 Sudan St. partially collapsed around 12:45 p.m. Nobody was seriously injured; ISD was summoned to take a look.
Rosa's Family Market, 696 Blue Hill Ave., around 10:45 a.m.
Boston Police report at least ten cars had their windows smashed and their contents rummaged through on Magnolia, Greenheys, East Cottage, Clifton, and Holden streets overnight.
When Joseph Morrison drove into the back of an SUV stopped on Ellington Street at Blue Hill Avenue around 8:30 this morning, he tried to flee by backing up - only to plow into a minivan. Then, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges, he put his Altima back in drive and hit the SUV driver, who'd gotten out to try to stop him, knocking her to the ground and driving over her foot. Read more.
Januario Oliveira, 31, of Dorchester, was arraigned on a variety of gun charges Friday thanks to an alert resident who called 911 Thursday afternoon.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office: Read more.
At least some people are taking to contacting 311 when they spot a turkey these days. A couple days ago, the city responded to a 311 report about a turkey just walking around Glide Street in Dorchester:
Turkeys are natural to the City of Boston. If there are no injuries to the turkey, just ensure to stay out of its way.
At press time, the city had yet to respond to a complaint about a wild turkey running down Appleton St in the South End.