Police say an officer from the Youth Violence Strike Force witnessed the whole thing - starting with the two running out of 29 Ridgewood toward the car and ending with them running away as he gave chase.
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Boston Police report the suspect exchanged shots with a member of the department's Youth Violence Strike Force. He died; the officer was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm and is expected to survive.... Read more
A brawl that started on a 23 bus, then spilled onto Washington Street, brought both Boston and Transit police racing to the scene around 4:10 p.m. One person received a minor stab wound to the back of the neck near Dorchester District Court, Transit Police report, adding another person had bleach poured on him.
The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital; the... Read more
Tower Ladder 10 came to the aid of an injured man on the roof of 28 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way around 11:30 this morning. The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters strapped him to a "Stokes basket," then lowered him to the ground, where EMTs were waiting to rush him to the hospital.
CommonWealth reports Herald owner Pat Purcell paid a visit to John Henry's Brookline manse to
offer his condolences give his regards, to see if there are any further ways the two media outlets could work together (the Globe already prints the Herald) and, maybe, to caution about possibly moving the Globe's printing operations from Morrissey Boulevard to the Telegram and Gazette printing plant in... Read more
Eighty years ago today, the failed experiment of Prohibition ended, ending scenes like this one - a Boston police officer with a raided still in South Boston.
Throughout Prohibition, news photographer Leslie Jones chronicled the ultimately futile efforts of lawmen to stem the tide of illegal booze. The BPL has a collection of his photos, including this one of federal agents dismantling... Read more
If you know someone who's come into possession of a large number of iPads, contact B-3 detectives at 617-343-4712 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).... Read more
So kids, stay straight and don't skip school.
Nysani Watt got life today for murdering a 16-year-old who had nothing to do with his gang beef in 2011.
But because he was still a juvenile on the day of the murder - aged 17 years, 355 days - he could be eligible for parole in 15 years, Judge Christine Roach ruled, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
However, Roach imposed... Read more
Boston Police report the three ran from a party at 36 Spencer St. and got into a car when officers arrived to investigate noise complaints around 10:40 p.m. yesterday:
Officers approached the grey Honda [on Thane Street] and observed three occupants; the rear passenger was wearing a red shirt. A red 'Chicago Bulls' baseball hat was observed on the floor.
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Mike Shaw, now living in Beijing, posts a copy of the letter he delivered to the French embassy there over the official government warning to French citizens to stay out of Dorchester:
Did you know that the largest party ever thrown in my city’s history did not come when one of our sports teams won a championship, which your Ministry said might be... Read more
WBUR reports on a letter by students at Codman Academy asking la Republique to take Dorchester off its list of places best avoided by French visitors to America.
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