Boston Police report arresting a 29-year-old Winthrop woman after they say officers watched her buy some heroin at a Dorchester Kentucky Fried Chicken - and her 70-year-old companion, whom they say was packing a loaded gun and driving an SUV equipped with an "AR-15 style" rifle, ten clips for it and body armor. Read more.
The outrage of Codman Square residents who recently learned Popeyes was building an outlet where it had been denied permission two years ago could lead to new regulations that require companies to notify neighbors of even proposed projects that meet all zoning requirements. Read more.
Emmanuel Callwood, 34, was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in state prison today following his conviction on charges he stabbed a man in the lobby of the victim's apartment building,, then took his keys and dragged him up and down a hallway trying the keys to find his apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded to 23 Barry St., off Quincy Street, around 5:45 a.m. for a fire that started in the basement, the Boston Fire Department reports.
The fire, which caused no injuries, caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, the department reports, adding the cause is under investigation.
Three shots fired on Barry Street, near Barry Park, around 9:55 p.m. No victims.
Kelly Lewis reports at least one swan found a flooded Morrissey Boulevard to its liking today.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that prosecutors can use a pellet gun found in a man's Jeep as evidence against him when he goes on trial for an alleged case of road rage on I-93. Read more.
The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.
There were "moderate" delays on the Ashmont branch this morning when a train refused to leave Ashmont station.
Boston firefighters responded around 9:40 p.m. for a fire at 11 Navillus Terrace, off Bowdoin and Winter, in Dorchester. The fire was reported knocked down at 10:10 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reports 15 residents were displaced and estimated damage at $150,000. The cause is under investigation.
On Stanwood Street between Laredo and Normandy streets. No apparent victims.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Elegance African Fashions has seen a burst of business selling traditional African clothing - so much so the owner is "super exhausted" keeping up with the demand.
At least it wasn't David S. Pumpkins: A Mattapan Line driver was indicted on insurance and worker's-comp fraud charges for a Halloween, 2016 incident in which a pal in a Michael Myers mask - and carrying a plastic pumpkin - dragged him off his trolley and beat him badly enough that he could begin to collect worker's comp, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Transit Police say. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.
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