By - 1/31/15 - 12:34 am

Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.

“This is the first time I’ve publicly used the words eminent domain, and I am not going to be using powers to remove businesses because of an Olympic bid,” Walsh told hosts

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By - 1/30/15 - 6:46 pm

Firefighters responded around 6:30 p.m. to 32 Deckard St. for a fire.

Photo of the scene.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:55 pm

Police are asking for help from the public to find the people who fatally stabbed Charles Floyd, then dumped his body out of a car on Shetland Street Monday night.

Floyd, 28, was known to his friends as Ceaz and HD Eazy.

Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 9:31 pm


Boston Police say a man whose body was found around 9 p.m. at 8 Shetland St. died of stab wounds.

The stabbing happened across the street from the headquarters of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.

Ed. note: I've closed the comments on this post because a post about a murder is not the place for racist spewing.... Read more

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/23/15 - 5:27 am

In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:

"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?”

Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think a world-class city emerges from the benefits incurred by Olympic host cities. However, in a public meeting last... Read more

By - 1/22/15 - 8:36 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man and a woman were shot around 7:30 p.m. at Ziegler and Bethune streets.

Officers arriving at the scene after an alert from the BPD ShotSpotter system did not find them there, however - they walked into a local hospital's emergency room, after being dropped off by somebody in a rental Hyundai riddled with apparently fresh bullet holes.... Read more

By - 1/22/15 - 7:29 pm
Entrance to White Stadium in Franklin Park

White Stadium entrance might need a bit of paint.

The Boston 2024 organizers have proposed using Franklin Park for equestrian events and for the pentathlon, a sport whose athletes run, ride horses, swim, shoot a gun and fence each other, in emulation of the skills that might be needed by a 19th-century European soldier behind enemy lines.

White Stadium would host some equestrian events - dressage and jumping - and part of the pentathlon.... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 10:54 pm

Boston Police report that Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital from Wellesley, died tonight from being shot this morning.

Police say Stephen Pasceri, whose mother Davidson had operated on, shot Davidson twice at close range in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center shortly after 11 a.m., then killed himself.

Davidson was rushed into surgery; doctors operated on him for... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 11:13 am

Update, 10:55 p.m. Davidson has died

Update, 8:30 p.m. WBZ identifies the doctor as Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon from Wellesley.

Update, 5:30 p.m: WCVB identifies the shooter as Stephen Pasceri of Millbury, whose mother had been a patient of the doctor before her death in November. Pasceri leaves his wife and four children.

Updated, 1:25 p.m.

A man walked into... Read more

By - 1/19/15 - 8:07 pm
Pippin Roe

Boston Police report Boston and New York detectives teamed up today to arrest a man wanted for killing Pippin Roe, 40, whose body was found in a wooded area near 1542 Columbus Ave. on July 13, 2014.

Ritcher Baez, 24, of New York, was charged with murder.

According to her obituary, Roe had studied at the MFA School and the San Francisco Art... Read more

By - 1/19/15 - 10:10 am
Ekua Holmes' Martin Luther King drawing for Google

Today's Google doodle in honor of Martin Luther King Day is by Ekua Holmes of Roxbury, who is on the board of the Boston Arts Commission.

She writes of her overall work:

During my childhood, I was nurtured by a loving and supportive community of men and women who played important roles in my life. In everything I create, I hear them

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By - 1/13/15 - 7:44 am

WBUR reports on city efforts to turn an old sign shop in Newmarket Square into a replacement for all the shelter space lost when Long Island was shut in October.

By - 1/9/15 - 8:23 pm

Friends are identifying the man shot to death as he sat in a car on Harrishof Street Thursday night as Alex DoSouto, 24.

DoSouto was a student at Roxbury Community College, where he played guard on the basketball team. In his last game, on Dec. 13 against the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, he scored 11 points.

Reaction online was swift... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 12:21 am

The scene on Harrishof. Photo by Ryan.

UPDATE: Victim identified as Alex DoSouto.

Stanley Staco and Boston EMS Incidents report four people in a car were shot around 10:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Harrishof Street.

Boston Police report a man, 24, was pronounced dead and a woman was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Two men were taken to local hospitals with less... Read more

By - 1/5/15 - 1:25 pm

A guy who was already sitting in jail without bail on charges he opened fire on Blue Hill Avenue last summer, killing Dawnn Jaffier and injuring another woman a few blocks away, will continue to sit in jail awaiting trial following his arraignment on a murder indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury.

Keith Williams, 19, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court... Read more

By - 1/2/15 - 9:15 am

The Globe interviews the Dutch architect who designed the new Bolling muncipal building nearing completion in Dudley Square.

Municipal buildings are notoriously unpleasant and user-unfriendly - mazes of confusing corridors, lookalike cubicles, dim light, and salvaged furniture. But this one is different.

By - 12/31/14 - 11:17 am

The Herald reports on yesterday's arraignment of Woobenson and Lorcen Morisset for an alleged seven-on-two attack on police trying to arrest Woobenson; his lawyer says he's 5'3" and has no bruises on his hands; his brother says he was trying to video the arrest and police took it and he never attacked them.... Read more