The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that if a Boston Police officer wants to pursue a potential assault-and-battery charge against her district commander, she needs to first file an appeal in the court where a clerk-magistrate found no probable cause for the charge. Read more.
Jeffrey Juris photographed the marchers outside the Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church and the Elks Club on Spring Street this afternoon.
A federal grand jury has indicted Adarbaad Karani, 37, of West Roxbury, on two counts of making false statement during the purchase of firearms and two counts of making a false statement in a record, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
J.L. Bell recounts the tale of the Wrentham Minutemen. Oh, they saw plenty of action - at local taverns - before finally marching up to West Roxbury, where they found a tory and took him to a patriot tavern at Centre and Allandale to figure out what to do with him (and then Bell leaves us hanging for tomorrow's account).
UPDATE: Found safe and sound.
Boston Police report they are looking for Anthony Solimine, 55, who did not show up at work in Wilmington this morning.
Solimine, last seen at home around 1 p.m. yesterday, is described as 5'10" and stocky. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, black pants and black shoes. Read more.
No injuries, but several businesses along Centre Street near the Bank of America parking lot lost power when the manhole lost its top, Ted Cooper reports.
Boston Daily asks:
Best pizza place in West Roxbury?
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for a West Roxbury housebreak based in part on data from the GPS device he was ordered to wear at his arraignment on charges he beat a woman in Dorchester. Read more.
Jake ran across this bucolic scene inside Stony Brook Reservation this afternoon. No, this probably won't cause any brush fires today, given how wet the ground is from yesterday's snow/sleet/rain, but it might show one of the reasons why, pretty much every spring, Boston firefighters have to haul hoses deep into the woods because they erupt in flames. Read more.
Stony Brook Reservation is still painted largely in palettes of gray and brown. But the vernal pools there - some still with a coating of ice - have some brilliant emerald-green swatches.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a proposal to replace a single-family home on Baker Street just north of VFW Parkway with a set of five townhouses. Read more.
The Spring Street Cafe on, well, Spring Street, is no more, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. The cafe sold its Boston beer-and-wine license last month.
DCR Commissioner Leo Roy tonight unveiled a proposal to set aside all of Stony Brook Reservation west of Enneking Parkway - 140 acres of the 475-acre forest - for a dog park that would feature about a three-acre area of fenced-in play space and several miles of trails through the woods where owners could let their dogs roam free. Read more.
Brad Nailer was doing some work on a house in West Roxbury and came across some copies of the Globe and Herald from 1963.
Back then, help-wanted ads were segregated into two main categories: Male and Female: Read more.
A developer has filed plans for a 17-unit apartment building on Washington Street near Grove Street in West Roxbury.
Antonio Ferrara, who lives a half mile from the site, says the four-story building, which would replace the current Lee Myles Transmission shop at 5205 Washington St., would add "energy and vitality" to the intersection, now dominated by small restaurants and stores, hugging one side of the extinct volcano formed 400 million years or so ago, as well as several auto-related businesses. Read more.
Wicked Local West Roxbury reports on plans for a bagel place in the same Centre Street block as Porter Cafe for a bagelry that would truck bagels "90%" prepared in New York, then cooked locally.
The as yet unnamed bagel place would join Bruegger's Bagels and Bagelville on VFW Parkway. Exodus Bagels is now churning out bagels just off Belgrade Avenue on the Roslindale line, where it plans a full-scale deli, and, of course, the Dunkin' Donuts on Spring Street and VFW Parkway sell bagel-like round breadstuffs.