Roxbury

Roxbury

By - 7/3/15 - 12:56 am

Reports coming in of power outages from Egleston Square to the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave.; started around 12:20 a.m.

On Eustis Street in Roxbury and in South Boston near the Heights, the lights flickered but didn't go out.

At 12:54, Eversource showed 2,165 Boston customers without power on its outage map.

By - 7/2/15 - 11:20 pm

Boston Police report the two men were shot shortly after 11 p.m. outside 21 Greenville St. The more seriously wounded man was pronounced dead at a local hospital about an hour later; the other victim will survive. Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 10:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a beer-and-wine license to Haley House for its proposed Dudley Dough pizza place in the new Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 6:59 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on developer Ken Guscott's plans for a building that would have commercial space on the first nine floors, apartments on floors above that and condos higher up, on land he owns across from the Dudley T stop. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 10:56 pm

Around 10:50 p.m. at Westminster Avenue and Waldren Road.

By - 6/24/15 - 6:02 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ordered a new trial for a man convicted of packing an illegal gun in Malcolm X Park in Roxbury because the officers who arrested him in 2010 looked at his cell phone's call history without a warrant, and Suffolk County prosecutors used the evidence they found against him. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 11:48 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers whether to approve a proposed Nigerian restaurant in Dudley Square. And a second Nigerian restaurant, in Mattapan, could come before the board within a month for permission to open.

By - 6/23/15 - 5:07 pm

A correspondent forwarded a photo of a flier he spotted in Mr. G's Plaza in Dudley Square today.

Says they're on quite a few building in the Dudley area, adds, "So upset to know people that think this way live so close," really would love to know who's responsible: See the flier.

By - 6/19/15 - 11:23 pm

Stanley Staco reports after being shot shortly after 9 p.m., the victim made it across Ruggles Street to Kerr Way.

By - 6/19/15 - 10:31 am
Columbia Point Dawgs in a threatening YouTube video

Gang members used YouTube to send warnings to rival gangs - such as holding up court records with names of alleged snitches.

Around New Year's, FBI agents made some unusual phone calls: Warnings to members of a Dorchester gang to lay low because a leader of the rival Columbia Point Dawgs had been shot and was convinced they were behind it - and was vowing revenge.

Demetrius Williams had reason to suspect somebody in the Greenwood Street Posse had shot him as he sat in his Mercedes outside a 6 Metcalf Ct. drug "stash" house. His Columbia Point Dawgs and Greenwood Street had been engaged in an increasingly violent feud for several months - which included turning Edinboro Street in Chinatown into a free-fire zone early one August morning that left six people with gunshot wounds. Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 5:21 pm
Proposed new Whittier building in Roxbury

Architect's rendering of proposed Whittier building.

Developers have filed plans with the BRA to completely tear down the 62-year-old Whittier Street project and replace it over five years with new buildings with more apartments.

Separately, the Boston Housing Authority this week formally asked developers for plans to turn the Bunker Hill project into a mixed-income development. Read more.

By - 6/13/15 - 11:59 am
Dunkin' Donuts truck stuck at Ruggles

Robert Orthman watched a Dunkin' Donuts truck storrowed at the Ruggles busway this morning.

By - 6/12/15 - 8:23 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports somebody was shot shortly after 4 a.m. at 625 Shawmut Ave..

By - 6/10/15 - 6:08 pm

The Herald reports on sentencing for Jahvon Goodwin, convicted of second-degree murder for repeatedly stabbing Rashad Lesley-Barnes after they both got off a 23 bus in Dudley Square in 2012.

Because he was convicted of second-degree murder, Goodwin will be eligible for parole in 20 years.

By - 6/10/15 - 5:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old they say led officers on a foot chase through backyards and over chain-link fences near Dudley Square yesterday evening - with a gun visible in his hand for much of the chase. Read more.

By - 6/8/15 - 7:09 pm
Madison Park Village proposal

Architect's rendering of proposed Madison Park Village building

The Madison Park Development Corp. has filed plans to build 76 affordable apartments - 14 of them townhouse duplexes - in two buildings on Melnea Cass Boulevard near where it meets Tremont Street.

The proposal, which would include tearing down an existing one-story community center on Raynor Circle, would add 37 parking spaces, in part by moving part of Brooke Marshall Road, where the larger of the two buildings - 60 apartments across five floors - would be built. Read more.

By - 6/7/15 - 11:04 pm

Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, shows us the nest a pair of house sparrows built in a weed trimmer stored in a zoo tool cage:

Nest components: grasses, trash, flamingo feathers.

By - 6/7/15 - 9:25 am

Boston Police report arresting two men on a scooter early Saturday after a brief chase that ended when the scooter driver spun out. Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 3:54 pm

A men's room fire sent Boston Latin students and staffers outside just before first-period classes around 7:52 a.m. today.

The Boston Fire Department reports the cause of the fire - extinguished by school workers before firefighters arrived - is under investigation. A BPS spokesperson says the school was evacuated for about 20 minutes.

By - 6/4/15 - 8:04 am

An Iowa man with an allegedly nasty temper was arrested this week on charges he posted two messages on the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center's Facebook page that appeared to pose the threat he would shoot up the mosque.

Gerald Wayne Ledford was arrested in Clinton, Iowa on Tuesday and is scheduled for arraignment in US District Court in Boston later this month on a charge of "transmitting in interstate or foreign commerce a communication containing a threat to injure the person of another." Read more.

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