A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Jael Romero, 23, on second-degree murder charges for a triple murder at a house party on June 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
Romero, who lists addresses in Chelsea and Roxbury, allegedly interceded in a fight between a friend and two other men at an after-hours party by pulling out a gun... Read more
Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.
Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.
UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by... Read more
Police swarmed the area around Norfolk and Withington streets, where two men were found shot, one in the back and one in the hand, around 10:30 p.m. A car with bullet holes was found crashed into a building. Norfolk was shut between Talbot and Woodrow for the investigation.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Sheldon Mattis and Nyasani Watt guilty of gunning down 16-year-old Jaivon Blake outside a Geneva Avenue convenience store in September, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Mattis, 18 at the time of the murder, will be automatically sentenced to life without parole. Watt was 17 at the time of the murder, which means prosecutors have... Read more
JFK/UMass. The alert went out around 5:50 a.m.
Boston Police report they are investigating a spate of robberies in which people are being robbed of phones and cash at knife- or scissorpoint.
Police report four such robberies this month:
A tut-tutting citizen reports from Crescent Avenue in Dorchester:
Trashcan had a rough evening and is hung over. Will be into work late.
A driven-mad Dorchester citizen blares from Sumner Street:
School bus driver honks excessively early in the morning and early evening Monday thru Friday. Sometimes for 10 minutes non stop. We have asked her not to honk so long, even call the parent instead of honking. She just ignores everyone and keeps honking. She also drives very fast down Sumner street while other children are... Read more
Updated after arraignment.
Elias Sanchez, 43, and Angel Sanchez, 16, both of South Boston, face murder charges for the fatal stabbing of Edwin Santos, 29, at the entrance to Bell's market on Dorchester Street yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The younger Sanchez was arraigned today in South Boston District Court and ordered held without bail, the DA's office says.
His... Read more
Blame signal problems at Ashmont for the slow pace of trains, which led to the sort of platform crowding Erica Mattison walked into at Ashmont around 8:20 a.m.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the murder victim as Andrew McGee, 21.
Both were taken to Boston Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead.... Read more
Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today announced charges against 21 people for their alleged participation in a drug ring that imported heroin, cocaine, and marijuana into the Boston area.
Rafael "Chi Chi" Peguero, 43, of Dorchester, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million dollars at his arraignment today, the DA's office says. Peguero was allegedly at the top of... Read more
Boston : la circulation à pied et de nuit est à éviter dans les quartiers de Dorchester, Mattapan et Roxbury. L’attention des Français doit également être appelée sur une recrudescence de la petite délinquance, observée notamment lors des grandes manifestations culturelles ou sportives et... Read more
Service on the Ashmont line is halted this afternoon as Transit Police investigate how a woman in her 20s wound up under a train at Shawmut station around 1:25 p.m.
An MBTA spokesperson says the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by an inbound train. The T is busing passengers between Ashmont and JFK/UMass while the investigation continues.... Read more
MassDOT is replacing a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester this weekend. Workers began moving the bridge into place last evening, under a new program in which spans are built offsite and then hauled in, which cuts the time a bridge is shut from months or years to a weekend.... Read more