Stanley Staco reports not long after gunfire rang out at 150 Freeport St., in Dorchester around 1:25 a.m., a man showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room with a fresh gunshot wound. And not long after that, some of his friends arrived as well - as did some of his enemies - followed in quick succession by a large number of police... Read more
Police say the dark vehicle has a sun roof and might be a rental. People inside the vehicle fired at least 16 shots.
Anyone with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by... Read more
A concerned citizen reports on an incident Friday evening on Washington Street in the South End:
Unprofessional conduct by BTD employee: at 7:45pm, female BTD exited BTD van ticketed car on Washington St whose meter just expired (15 min prior to end of enforcement) then did a ridiculous happy dance before getting back into van. As van drove by crowed outdoor restaurant (Toro) she... Read more
Stanley Staco reports that around 2:45 a.m., people inside an SUV fired at least 16 shots at a man standing at Tremont and Aguadilla streets.
Boston Police report the man, in his early 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Shortly before 5 p.m. on Concord Square between Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street.
The robber, who took her purse and phone, was described as black, 6', slim, bearded, wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans and holding a silver handgun. He ran towards Tremont.
The Boston Business Journal has a couple of reports on impending condomania, well, condominimania, at least. Ground gets broken today on a new phase of the Ink Block project in the South End, a building in which postage-stamp-sized studios will go for $500,000. And a Brookline developer has purchased a Suffolk University building at Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill with plans... Read more
Around 11 p.m. outside 700 Tremont St. Police are looking for a black or Hispanic man, 5'6" or 5'7", who opened fire but didn't hit anybody.
Because of the seriousness of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. Stanley Staco reports that officers from other parts of the city were also called in, in part to help get a large number of witnesses to interviews with detectives.... Read more
Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!
Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.
Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more
After a man was shot on Morton Street Thursday afternoon, his boys went up to Boston Medical Center. And then another crew, considerably less friendly with the victim, showed up as well, around 6 p.m. Police, who typically accompany shooting victims to the hospital for just this sort of reason, interceded and discovered one of the non-friends had a gun. The gunman was arrested... Read more
A South End resident complains about trash pickers constantly ripping up his or her trash bags:
We have had it with the city taking no action against trash pickers. 3 times today I had to go out, pick up, and rebag my trash due to pickers. Does the city want citizens to start taking the matter into our own hands? I'm not above starting... Read more
Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.
One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.
Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.
We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.
One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:
Boston Police report arresting Adonis Alvarez, 18, of Roxbury on gun charges outside graduation for the McKinley School on Warren Avenue yesterday evening.
Police say BPD and School Police officers noticed Alvarez "acting suspiciously" around 7:20 p.m.:
As a result of training received enabling officers to identify characteristics consistent with that of an armed gunman, officers noted that the individual was walking in such... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use the results of breath tests that showed an Arlington man was at least 1.5 times over the legal alcohol limit when he allegedly drove his pickup into a Boston Police prisoner wagon in the South End early on April 20, 2012.
Pauric Houragan blew .121 and .143 on two breath tests after the crash... Read more
Boston Police report officers investigating a housebreak at 33 Rutland Sq. in the South End yesterday morning ran into some good luck: One of the stolen items was an iPhone - and the owner had already used its tracking ability to pinpoint his phone's new location at the Mass. Ave. T stop.
Officers responded to that location and had the victim initiate the â€œFind... Read more
A fed-up citizen complains about contractors who block off larger swaths of valuable curb than they need for dumpsters:
We have a serious problem in this neighborhood where contractors are abusing occupancy permits and taking all available street parking. I get it when a dumpster is there for a week if demo work, but they are extending restricted space way beyond necessary and keeping... Read more
Pilotblock captured the scene outside a South End Starbucks this afternoon.