Boston Police report officers found two men shot in a gray Toyota Corolla at Columbia Road and Hancock Street around 6:30 p.m., Saturday.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police say.
Friends identify the dead man as Thaddeus "Mighty" Clark.
UPDATE, 6 p.m. Boston Police tweet the street is open again.
Police have blocked off Washington Street between Talbot Avenue and Aspinwall Road due to a sinkhole that erupted this morning and which now consists of a cavern roughly half the width of the road. The city Department of Public Works took over oversight of the hole and its eventual filling in after the Boston Water and Sewer Commission determined the rapidly spreading void was not due to any of its pipes or manholes. No bedrooms have yet to disappear down the hole.
Boston Police report somebody hot-wired five golf carts at the Franklin Park golf course late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Police recovered four of them near the twelfth hole, but say the fifth remains missing.
The officer observed that the control panel of the carts had been ripped from where they were fastened and that the starters were hot-wired to get the carts moving. A Sawzall may have been used to cut the chain of the gate to the holding area.
If you see a golf cart puttering down the street, contact B-2 detectives at 617-343-4789 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463). Otherwise, the golf course could be in the hole for the $6,000 cost to replace the cart.
State Police, of course, closed Morrissey Boulevard early this morning, which is what you can expect from a road built roughly two inches above sea level next to a bay. And that, naturally, meant shutting the exit to Morrissey off I-93 northbound.
At 7:59 a.m., Steve Bickerton tweeted:
Neponset Circle backed up Gallivan Blvd. to Eire Pub.
Neponset Ave is a parking lot. 15 mins from Coffey Street to Lil Peach.
Meanwhile, upbay at Castle Island, Steve Brady reported:
The ocean is slowly devouring the Sugar Bowl, and the water is up to the sidewalk at parts of the causeway. Couldn't even see a hint of the harbor islands from the Sugar Bowl, either. Just the swollen ocean. Very eerie.
An Abington man was ordered to attend Narcotics Anonymous or AA meetings twice a week after prosecutors said he was drunk when he hit a toddler and a child in a stroller at Talbot and Dorchester avenues around 6 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office - which says the guy switched seats with his passenger before police arrived.
A man convicted of breaking into an ATM at a Meetinghouse Hill Bank branch in Dorchester in 2010 tried to have his sentence overturned because prosecutors failed to prove the ATM was a "depository" for which one could be charged with breaking into.
Nice try, the court told Christopher Doyle - who cited a single, unpublished Michigan ruling that defined "depository" - but if it walks like a duck, etc.:
Boston Police have posted photos of the person they say went up to a parked Mercedes on Stoughton Street on the morning of Feb. 15 and shot the car's occupant four times before pedaling away on his Huffy bike.
If you know him, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
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Police are now investigating what happened on Beauford Lane around 7:45 p.m. The officer, apparently not hurt, fired his gun at the dog, killing it.
A fed-up citizen grouses that three weeks after the blizzard, this space saver on East Cottage Street in Dorchester needs some D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Court: Odd placement of car radio panel, not car's location in dangerous part of Dorchester, made man's arrest validBy adamg - 2/21/13 - 12:02 pm
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overruled a lower-court judge and said prosecutors could use a loaded gun found in a space behind a car dashboard during a Dorchester traffic stop as evidence against the man charged with its illegal possession.
Ishmal Haynes was arrested on Nov. 8, 2009 in "a high crime area of the Dorchester section of Boston" after a state trooper and two Boston police officers spotted him making "several traffic violations" and a search of his car showed he'd stashed a loaded gun in a space behind the dashboard of his rented car.
The judge in his case threw out the gun as evidence, saying that while the officers had reason to order him from his car for the traffic infractions, the fact that he was in a high-crime area was not reason enough to conduct what is known as a Terry search - a search without a warrant when the officers fear a person could have quick access to a weapon.
The appeals court, however, ruled that, in this case, the nature of the neighborhood alone was not what made the search permissible, and that other factors gave the officers the right to conduct a search of the car for a possible weapon.
At least as of 6:30 p.m., no Snow Emergency or Parking Ban has been declared in Boston.
The news is unlikely to please either the East Boston resident who filed a formal complaint asking for action against somebody who "moved our space saver and stole our shoveled spot" or the person in Dorchester who filed a formal complaint asking for action against neighbors "still using space savers leaving residents who stopped using them when we were supposed to with very limited parking."
Two Boston police officers who returned the fire of a man who started shooting at them on a Dorchester street in 2011 did nothing wrong, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley says.
In a letter to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis on the death of Tyrone Cummings following a gun battle on Dunbar Avenue on June 14, 2011, Conley says officers Shawn Marando and Timothy Denio:
[F]ired justifiably in self-defense and in defense of [two women and an 8-year-old child present at the scene]. The officers fired only after Mr. Cummings fired at them. Mr. Cummings continued to fire at the officers even after he had been shot. Under the circumstances, Officers Marando and Denio acted reasonably, lawfully and indeed heroically.
Conley's report comes a month after Niquel Reid, the sister of Cummings's girlfriend, sued the officers and Boston Police, charging they shot her in a reckless overuse of force against a man they'd already shot, and that she continues to suffer physical and mental issues because of her injuries.
In his report, however, Conley said Reid's leg was punctured by a bullet from Cummings's 9mm Ruger:
UPDATE: Photos of possible suspect released.
A man sitting in a white Mercedes outside 57 Stoughton St. was shot around 10:40 a.m.
A possible suspect is a male in a dark gray hoodie on a red Huffy bicycle, seen pedaling away from the scene. Although he fired several shots, the victim, 23, was not wounded seriously enough to require the homicide unit to be summoned, Boston Police report.
Police shut Stoughton Street for their investigation.
The Globe reports state Rep. Marty Walsh is poised to introduce a bill - at the urging of constituent Joyce Linehan - to give the song by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers the same status as the black-capped chickadee, cranberry juice and Roxbury Puddingstone as official symbols of the Commonwealth.
You may recall Linehan has long campaigned for an official Dorchester song.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 49 Mather St. late last night quickly went to three alarms and sent two residents and two firefighters to the hospital. One resident was rescued from a top floor of the multi-family building via a department aerial ladder.
The department says one of the injured residents suffered burns, the other smoke inhalation. Roughly 15-20 residents were displaced. One firefighter suffered facial burns, the other a groin injury.
Damage was estimated at $400,000; the cause remains under investigation.
Joe Cabrera photographed his Dorchester street before and after the blizzard.
Katia forwards these before and after pics.
Tania deLuzuriaga photographed her neighbor's lazy-ass space saving on Savin Hill early in the storm.
The Dorchester Reporter has hired an outside editor to keep tabs of its coverage of the 1st Suffolk Senate race of Linda Dorcena Forry, whose husband, Bill, is publisher of the paper and the Boston Haitian Reporter and Mattapan Reporter.
Michael Jonas, executive editor of CommonWealth magazine, and a long-time Dorchester resident, will review the paper's coverage of her race this spring to replace recently resigned state Sen. Jack Hart.
[Jonas] will be reviewing the Reporter newspapers' coverage of the campaign for the First Suffolk State Senate seat, receiving and exploring reader feedback, and publishing his findings in a regular column and online at DotNews.com.
Police are looking for a black man, about 5'8" in a yellow hoodie and black gloves with white stripes for the armed robbery of a Vietnamese market at Adams and Centre streets. He was last seen running down Adams towards Ashmont Street.
So that leaves state reps. Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry.