Roxbury

By - 4/29/16 - 5:17 pm

A woman already charged with beating a 3-year-old who later died is now accused of second-degree murder for his death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/28/16 - 11:00 pm
Wanted for Roxbury stabbing

Boston Police report they are now looking for a second person for a mugging-related stabbing Wednesday that sent a man in his 70s to the hospital.

Anybody who sees or knows this woman, or the man identifed yesterday should contact B-2 detectives at B-2 detectives at 617-343-4275, or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 4/28/16 - 3:20 pm

Now entering its fifth year, the Hubway bike-sharing program reports it will add ten new bike-rental stations in Roxbury and North Dorchester, thanks in large part due to a $525,000 grant from the Barr Foundation.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:35 pm

Boston Police have released a surveillance photo of a guy who stabbed a man in his 70s on Burrell Street during a robbery last night.

Police say the guy, who wore red sneakers, approached the man outside 19 Burrell St. around 8 p.m. and demanded money: Read more.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:15 pm

Around 11 p.m. Victim was apparently in a car and shot at from another car.

A week ago, a man was shot near the same location.

By - 4/27/16 - 10:56 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on the possible development plans of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge on Washington Street.

By - 4/27/16 - 12:06 am

Photo of suspect.

At 19 Burrell St., during a robbery Tuesday night, per Crime Hub. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

Two years ago, a man was shot in the head at that address.

By - 4/26/16 - 12:33 pm

UPDATE: Amazon reverses stance, will start serving Roxbury.

Statement today from Mayor Walsh on Amazon's same-day delivery service:

We have been working with Amazon to show them that their current map of Boston leaves a hole right in the heart of our city, but it is clear they are not willing to change their policy. We understand that the people who run Amazon don't live here and might not understand our great neighborhoods, but this is an egregious mistake that must be changed. We will continue to push for inclusivity for the residents of Boston and we hope that Amazon realizes that this form of business is not good business.

By - 4/25/16 - 5:10 pm
Jorge Diaz-Vasquez

Transit Police charge that Jorge Diaz-Vazquez reacted to being asked to pay his fare on a bus at Warren and Moreland in Roxbury around 6:45 last night by stepping off the bus and then spitting on the driver. Read more.

By - 4/24/16 - 5:11 pm

The Payless Shoe Source, 2189 Washington Street, around 4:50 p.m. by two guys with a gun.

Both suspects were described as black, over 40 and wearing hoodies, one with a jacket over his.

By - 4/24/16 - 12:16 pm

Around noon, around the corner from the scene of a gun battle Wednesday afternoon. Nobody hit; two shell casings recovered at Ruggles Street and Kerr Way.

By - 4/22/16 - 9:14 am
Sign critical of late-night motorcyclists and bikers in Franklin Park

Brendan Halpin reports these signs are all over Franklin Park this morning.

By - 4/21/16 - 2:08 pm
Blue Hill Avenue fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports a man was taken to the hospital with minor burns caused by a fire at 42 Blue Hill Ave.

The fire, reported around 12:55 p.m., caused an estimated $50,000 in damage, the department says.

By - 4/21/16 - 10:47 am

Bloomberg analyzes where Amazon now offers same-day deliver in major cities. Scroll down the story a bit to see the Boston map:

The most striking gap in Amazon’s same-day service is in Boston, where three ZIP codes encompassing the primarily black neighborhood of Roxbury are excluded from same-day service, while the neighborhoods that surround it on all sides are eligible.

By - 4/21/16 - 9:28 am

Updated with arraignment info.

The Herald sometimes seems to overuse the word "brazen" in its crime reporting, but the word fits in Peter Gelzinis's account of the shooting on Walnut Park yesterday.

Dondre Crawford, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail at his arraignment today in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling and resisting arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/20/16 - 6:13 pm

The Bay State Banner reports the impending demise of A Nubian Notion, not because of gentrification or anything like that, but because the generation of the family running the place is all at retirement age and all their kids decided to go into different careers.

By - 4/20/16 - 5:36 pm

Shortly after 5:20 p.m., a passenger in a car fired a gun at a guy on DeWitt Drive, who returned fire. Gun recovered at DeWitt and Estabrook Road.

By - 4/20/16 - 4:33 pm
Suffolk Construction proposed expansion

Architect's rendering.

Suffolk Construction has filed plans with the BRA to build a $22-million, 38,000-square-foot expansion to its 65 Allerton St. headquarters, starting with tearing down four old warehouse buildings. Read more.

By - 4/20/16 - 1:05 pm

Stanley Staco reports one person was shot on Walnut Park around 11:15 a.m. and that a suspect is in custody.

By - 4/20/16 - 12:24 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new murder trial for James Allen, convicted of fatally shooting Senai Jamaal Williams on Homestead Street in Roxbury in 2010, because the jury got muddled instructions from the judge on whether it could choose between finding him guilty of second-degree murder or the lesser charge of manslaughter.