Roxbury

By - 10/20/17 - 12:05 pm
Charles Dixon

Boston Police report the arrest last night of Charles Dixon, 32, of Reading, on charges of domestic assault, witness intimidation and violation of a domestic-violence restraining order.

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By - 10/13/17 - 1:18 pm

Transit Police report officers investigating gunfire near Dudley station around 3 p.m. on Wednesday arrested a man on a gun charge. Read more.

By - 10/11/17 - 10:13 pm

In a city that thinks of itself sometimes as the Athens of America, surely we can have a real debate, where two candidates for a particular office can actually talk out issues.

That wasn't what we got tonight. The format of the "debate" between Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury left no room for the candidates to really get into things. Only for one brief moment did they break out of the confines of the forum-style session, when they exchanged a couple of angry barbs over last year's Black Lives Matter at Boston Latin imbroglio. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 10:46 am

Judah's Market, 249 Blue Hill Ave. at Maywood, around 10:20 a.m.

By - 10/7/17 - 6:27 pm
Sunset over Roxbury

Celtkicks got to watch the sun go down over Roxbury.

Stephen Yale watched the progression of colors over downtown from East Boston: Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 11:03 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $10,000 for Martinez and $8,000 for Perkins; curfew set as well, DA's office reports.

Boston Police report arresting a local man and a Quincy man on charges they shot two other people at 25 Whittier St. around 12:50 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 5:15 pm

A Roxbury woman has pleaded guilty to 33 credit-card fraud and larcency charges related to the money and credit cards she stole from employees at three schools in Dorchester, Roxbury and Somerville and Massachusetts General Hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 12:38 pm

Verizon announced today it will soon make its FiOS Internet/cable/phone service available in all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, and in parts of South Boston, including the waterfront. Read more.

By - 9/28/17 - 11:02 am

The Dig reports on the fight between the owner of a large old historic house on Lambert Street who reclaimed it from pimps and drug dealers and who now wants to sell it to a developer and the neighbors who are opposed.

By - 9/27/17 - 10:55 am

Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they arrested a teenager on gun charges near Ruggles station in 2015 because they had ample reason to suspect he'd been involved in a criminal act, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 12:48 pm

Fester the Corpse Flower is getting ready to bloom in the Franklin Park Zoo's tropical-forest exhibit.

Fester is one of seven corpse flowers at Franklin Park Zoo. The other plants are currently off exhibit in the Zoo’s greenhouse. This will be Fester’s third bloom; he previously bloomed in 2012 and 2014.

By - 9/21/17 - 10:08 pm
Narrow flight path from Logan to Forest Hills

Wright points to the narrow flight path from Logan to Forest Hills; the blue shows the paths planes used to take.

Modern technology and a 1990s court decision have created a narrow flight corridor off a Logan runway that can mean hour after hour of planes roaring over Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury, from late at night to early in the morning, driving residents nuts. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 4:32 pm
Big peace sign at the Trotter School

Photo by Children's Services of Roxbury.

Students at the Trotter School on Humboldt Avenue assembled into a big peace sign today for Peace Day. They're working with Children's Services of Roxbury, which is getting ready for an attempt to break the Guinnes world record for the largest peace sign made entirely of people on Boston Common at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

By - 9/21/17 - 9:37 am

The Bay State Banner introduces us to the candidates, two of whom will survive Tuesday's preliminary to compete in November for the seat being given up by Tito Jackson.

By - 9/21/17 - 8:54 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on a formal complaint about "unbearable" jet noise of late, notes a new citizen group, Boston South Fair Skies, holds an organizing meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway.

By - 9/20/17 - 9:58 pm

Last month, workers quickly took down Samsung ads at South Station that basically called people in Mattapan phone thieves. Earlier today, Malia Lazu found a couple new Samsung ads also at South Station, that basically do the same thing, only this time swapping in Worcester and Ruggles. Read more.