Updated with additional information from police.
Five people were held up at gunpoint on Parker Hill Avenue early this morning, one night after two people were held up at ATMs on Tremont Street.
Boston Police report five people were robbed in two separate incidents in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue around 2:30 a.m. - two other people managed to flee the muggers:
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Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from... Read more
Matt Hrono reports T workers were handing out these "tickets" at red lights along Huntington Avenue this morning.
UPDATE: Two face charges, to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
Around 3:10 p.m. between Horadan Way and McGreevey Way - about a block from where shots were fired Saturday night.
Police stopped a car with three suspects not long after at Gainsborough and St. Botolph streets, by Northeastern's Matthews Arena. A gun was recovered.... Read more
Around 10:15 p.m. outside Fuentes Market, 680 Parker St. Police are looking for two black teens in blue hoodies on bicycles, who pedaled away towards Heath Street.
Gordon Hallett came upon the aftermath of a rental truck rear-ending a car on South Huntington around 6:20 p.m. today.
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series,... Read more
At 9:18 p.m. Mr. Eggcorn posted this photo of the latest wet-weather crash on South Huntington Avenue. Maybe it's time the city posted "Slippery When Wet" signs at either end of the stretch between Heath Street and Huntington Avenue.
Boston Police report officers on the way to Bromley Heath around 1:15 a.m. to investigate reports of four shots happened upon three teens ambling about on the Mission Hill side of Heath Street. One of the three promptly turned and began walking away from them, police say:
As officers attempted to speak with the individual, who was sweating profusely and appeared to be nervous,... Read more
Two men arrested over the weekend for attacking their girlfriends were released on personal recognizance at their arraignments in West Roxbury District Court today after neither woman expressed interest in having them locked up. One man was, however, released on condition he stay away and wear a GPS device pending the outcome of his case; both were told to stay alcohol free.
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UPDATE: Arraignment postponed to Aug. 1 to allow for a competency evaluation at Shattuck Hospital.
Alzy Bello is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he assaulted a woman on an inbound Orange Line train between Jackson Square and Roxbury crossing Saturday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Firefighters rushed to 27 Wigglesworth Street, near Huntington, around 10:05 p.m. for a roof fire that went to two alarms at 10:20 p.m., but which was largely knocked down about 10 minutes after that.
Elizabeth Rioux, who took the photo out her window, reports:
THE ROOF OF A BUILDING ACROSS FROM MY APARTMENT LITERALLY JUST EXPLODED AS I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW.
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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
Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services says an unused former MBTA parcel across Tremont Street from the Roxbury Crossing T stop would make a great place for 88 apartments, a 160-foot-high office building and retail space.
In a filing with the BRA this week, the group formally proposed a 306,000-square foot development for the land, known as Parcel 25, bounded by Tremont, Gurney and Station streets... Read more