Roxbury

By - 8/29/15 - 4:18 pm
Carnival parade participant on Blue Hill Avenue

Deputy BPD Superintendent John Daley photographed this participant in the Caribbean parade on Blue Hill Avenue today.

Jed Hresko gives us a taste of the parade: Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 9:36 am

Consigli, which is building the 10-story Mosaic on the Riverway, has had a camera pointed at the site since work began, and put together a time-lapse vidoe of the building going up (you can also get a near-live view). Read more.

By - 8/27/15 - 2:55 pm
Proposed Children's Hospital bridge

Children's Hospital says a pedestrian bridge over Longwood Avenue would not only help "physically challenged patients and families with young children" avoid the cold, rain and Boston drivers, it would improve traffic on the narrow, crowded street. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 11:25 am
Punching MBTA driver

Transit Police are investigating an incident earlier this month (captured on video and posted to WorldStar, of course) in which a Route 28 bus driver shut down her bus and ran out to whale on a woman who dumped an ice-laden drink on her after the driver insisted she pay her fare. Read more.

By - 8/22/15 - 10:55 pm

Two guys with a gun robbed Mr. Convenience, 646 Blue Hill Ave., around 11:20 p.m. on Friday.

Around 10 tonight, one guy with a gun robbed 786 Market, 249 Blue Hill Avenue, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:48 am

The Bay State Banner reports Kensington Investment Co. plans to use the 5-acre Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street for affordable and workfoce housing.

By - 8/19/15 - 7:04 pm

Mary Celeste Holmes of Roxbury charges Transit Police officers violated her civil rights when she complained about the way they were allegedly manhandling an elderly woman at the Dudley T station and they responded by using pepper spray on her, beating her with a baton and smacking her phone out of her hands as she was on the line with 911. Read more.

By - 8/19/15 - 3:31 pm

A Dorchester woman is behind bars this week after she allegedly knocked over three cops with her car after selling a guy some drugs in Roxbury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 11:22 pm

Around 11:10 p.m. on St. Richard Street - where shots were also fired on July 6.

By - 8/18/15 - 1:04 am

The Globe reports the gunfire that forced the evacuation of the DCR pool at MLK Boulevard and Washington Street Monday afternoon was from two guys calmly shooting at people arriving at the Melnea Cass center for a remembrance for Angel Oller, one of two men shot to death in Egleston Square last week.

By - 8/17/15 - 1:45 pm

WBUR reports on the struggle to keep the hospital from putting up a new building on what is now Prouty Garden. The attorney general's office is involved because she oversees charities and garden supporters argue the garden is a charitable gift that can't simply be removed.

By - 8/14/15 - 9:33 pm

Boston Police are investigating gunfire in front of their Tremont Street headquarters around 9:15 p.m.

The apparent targets were two men on bicycles across Tremont from the headquarters; the shots came from Tremont and Whittier, between BPD HQ and Northeastern's International Village building. Police have two suspects in custody after foot chases just across Melnea Cass Boulevard, on the other side of Tremont.

By - 8/14/15 - 11:57 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors cannot use a gun that fell down a man's pant leg after he was stopped by police as evidence against him because officers didn't have enough evidence to warrant "seizing" him in the first place.

By - 8/14/15 - 11:16 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can use a gun found in a car occupied by suspected gang members as evidence in a trial against two of them on gun charges. Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:46 am

Chris Faraone reports on the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism's table at a recent movie night in Dudley Square - a table complete with portable typewriters (kids, ask your mom) and reporters letting residents tell their stories.

By - 8/14/15 - 9:08 am

The Globe introduces us to Darwin Wilson Adilas and Angel Oller, shot to death in Boston, Rasaun Nichols, shot to death in Cambridge and Ashlee Berryman, shot to death in Everett. The Herald tells us a bit about Andrew Reed, shot with Oller in Egleston Square.

The Herald talks to neighbors in Mattapan, where Adilas and two other men were shot.

By - 8/13/15 - 10:58 pm

Boston Police report the two men shot to death last night on Ernst Street are Andrew Reed, 28, and Angel Oller, 20. A third man was shot, is expected to survive, police say.

By - 8/13/15 - 11:17 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a 2012 state law that tries to crack down on sex trafficking is constitutional and so two Roxbury pimps got almost everything they deserved as the first two people convicted under it.

The state's highest court ruled that the law had sufficient details of the crimes with which it was concerned and did not violate any federal or state protections against arbitrary prosecution.

By - 8/12/15 - 10:21 pm

Bragdon shooting scene. Photo by Logan Keck.

Updated Thursday morning.

Three people were shot around 10:15 p.m. in the courtyard of a large apartment complex at Bragdon and Ernst streets. Boston Police report: Read more.

By - 8/9/15 - 2:24 pm
Candidates in District 4 Boston City Council race

District 4 candidates: Campbell, Lacet, Williams, Yancey

Most Boston voters will get to ignore the Sept. 8 preliminary elections for city council: Only District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan) and District 7 (Roxbury) have enough candidates to warrant an election - and neither has any candidate debates or forums scheduled between now and the election. Read more.

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