By - 10/19/07 - 6:03 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today declared itself deadlocked after a week deliberating the case of John Tibbs, charged with a murder for which another man had been wrongly convicted, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

A judge will decide Monday on a new trial date.

Tibbs had been charged with the Aug. 11, 1995 gang murder of Tennyson Drakes, 17, on Nelson Street. Another man, Marlon Passley of Cambridge was not only initially charged with the murder, he was convicted in 1996 and sent away for life. Four years later, however, new evidence exonerated him and he was released.

By - 10/18/07 - 7:10 pm

Chris Lovett ponders some recent prices for three-decker condos that would have been outrageous two years ago, never mind in today's less heated market - and why it may not be a good thing for the neighborhood.

By - 10/17/07 - 7:01 pm

Boston Police report finding a man shot repeatedly at Blue Hill Avenue and Esmond Street around 4:20 p.m.

By - 10/11/07 - 10:25 pm

What's not to like? Shmooze with neighbors, then settle down to hear what District 3 and at-large city council candidates have to say, at the Fall Civic Social sponsored by a variety of Dorchester neighborhood groups on Oct. 15, starting at 7 p.m. at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St.

Via Phil Carver of the Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association.

By - 9/26/07 - 12:20 am

Samuel Taylor, 20, of Roxbury, arrested.

624 Warren St.

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By - 9/25/07 - 12:40 pm

Victim expected to be OK; suspects arrested when their car almost crashes as driver looks at officer on a traffic detail.

Shawn Scott, 26, of Dorchester and James Campbell, 24, of Roxbury, were charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers. Jason Campbell, 24, of Roxbury, was charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, and Operating after Revocation of Suspension of License.

By - 9/24/07 - 8:19 pm

Found lying on steps with multiple gunshot wounds; taken to hospital in stable condition.

104 Millet St.

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By - 9/23/07 - 9:09 pm

By a man dressed in black. Expected to survive.

Blue Hill Avenue and Brunswick Street

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By - 9/21/07 - 12:26 am

Three gang up on man, who got cut in hand.

45 Glenarm St.

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By - 9/18/07 - 4:12 pm

Boston Police report a 48-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds shortly after 8 last night at 23 Shandon Rd. He was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

The shooting took place down the street from where two men were cut down in a hail of bullets in July.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports a Boston police officer was in the right place at the right time to foil the alleged kidnapping of a woman in Allston early this morning.

Saidi at his bookingBruce Saidi, 25, of Chelsea, was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail today for allegedly grabbing the woman while she walked her bike down Franklin Street around 3 a.m.. He is charged with holding a knife to her throat and forcing her to come with him across the turnpike on Cambridge Street - while an accomplice took charge of the bike. Near Highgate Road, prosecutors say, a police officer saw the trio:

... "Help me," the victim cried. "He's got a knife." ...

The second man eluded police.

By - 9/17/07 - 9:25 pm

In the Wallgreens parking lot; expected to survive.

Bowdoin Street and Geneva Avenue

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By - 9/17/07 - 8:09 pm

Kelvin Alexander, 48, of Providence, found with multiple gunshot wounds.

Also see: A man is shot to death in Dorchester.

23 Shandon Rd.

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By - 9/14/07 - 7:13 pm

Found in back seat of car with gunshot wound to the chest. In serious but stable condition at BMC.

41 Rosedale St.

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By - 9/13/07 - 5:06 pm

Most of the police-blotter columns in Boston's weeklies are pretty boring (dear GateHouse papers: Any chance you could add stuff like time and specific addresses to your items? Saying somebody got arrested for A&B on Washington Street in Roslindale is kinda useless, given that the street runs the entire length of the neighborhood, kthxbye). But the Dorchester Reporter's weekly column, written by Officer Mike Keaney of Area C-11, is anything but dry:

By - 9/10/07 - 6:57 pm

Keith A. Jordan, 22, of Dorchester, faces multiple charges.

Wheatland Avenue and Spencer Street

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By - 9/10/07 - 10:44 am

How else to explain the street sweepers that whined down Sydney Street at 3 a.m. today?

By - 9/8/07 - 11:00 pm

One stabbed in stomach and side; other stabbed in hand.

Gino Curry, 19, of Roxbury, charged.

125 Evans St.

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By - 9/6/07 - 3:28 pm

In stomach; to be charged with marijuana possession.

Wales and Nightingale streets

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By - 9/5/07 - 11:22 am

Herald: Man shot in Dot is Hub's 48th '07 slay.

Details from BPD.

TS, our blogging paramedic, reports (in rather graphic detail) on an overnight stabbing downtown - the third stabbing in the area in less than a week: