By - 4/30/15 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request by one Blue Hill Avenue liquor store to sell nips and approved the sale of another store near that one on the condition its new owners not sell the tiny bottles, either.

The board sided with residents and elected officials who urged rejection of a request by Blue Hill Liquors, 108 Blue Hill Ave. to sell the...Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 7:34 am

The Herald reports on last night's protest march of about 1,000 people.Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 11:50 am

Residents and the owners of a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store duked it out this morning over the store's request to start selling nips, at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board.

The board decides tomorrow whether to let Blue Hill Liquors, 108 Blue Hill Ave., sell the tiny bottles.

The store's attorney, Ethan Schaff, said the store needs the nips to stay in...Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 7:55 am

Starts at 6 p.m. in front of BPD headquarters on Tremont Street, near Ruggles.Read more

By - 4/27/15 - 4:50 pm
Man with a cross on Longwood Avenue

Why, yes, that was a guy carrying a cross down Longwood Avenue today, as Brian shows us. And yes, he had a pad and the wheel at one end to help him:

I should have called him out "REAL JESUS DIDN'T HAVE PADS OR TRAINING WHEELS!"

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By - 4/27/15 - 2:07 pm

Steven Rolley, 32, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty today to manslaughter for the death of Justin Albert on Tremont Street in Roxbury early on Sept. 14, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A Suffolk Superior Court judge sentenced Rolley to 14 to 16 years in state prison, the DA's office says:

Had the case proceeded to trial, prosecutors would have introduced eyewitness testimony

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By - 4/27/15 - 11:49 am

UPDATE: The Herald reports the woman was not the intended target.

Shortly before 10:20 a.m. on Warren Street near Copeland Street, according to National Emergency Alerts.Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 10:04 pm

Mass. Ave. is shut due to a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle at Mass. Ave. and Shirley Street.Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:43 am

Blue Hill Liquors, 108 Blue Hill Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking permission to sell nips.

The store currently has a license provision prohibiting it from selling the single-serving mini bottles of alcohol.

The board generally imposes nip bans on liquor stores at the request of local residents and police.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its...Read more

By - 4/21/15 - 4:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Jamel Bannister, 24, of Dorchester, on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley bus station on Feb. 28, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A second man, Brian Cooper, 27, of Mattapan, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder earlier this month for the death.

According to...Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of three 19-year-olds on Columbus Avenue early this morning after finding them driving around with loaded guns - one with laser sights.

According to police, officers pulled a car over around 1 a.m. outside 2044 Columbus Ave. Looking inside, they saw neither of the men in the front seat were wearing seat belts:

The officer requested identification from both

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By - 4/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Goose in a pot in the Longwood Medical Area

Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.Read more

By - 4/16/15 - 1:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man armed with a loaded gun after "a violent struggle" yesterday afternoon.

Police say gang-unit officers patrolling the H-Block area of Roxbury due to recent gun violence spotted a guy "acting suspiciously" outside 30 Harold St. around 3:10 p.m. and went over to talk to him:

When the suspect refused to take his right hand out of his

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By - 4/14/15 - 8:05 am

A Dorchester man accused of shooting up a schoolyard as kids played in a playground next door on Sunday was ordered held in jail at his arraignment yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for $100,000 bail for Semaj Leary. Judge Debra DelVecchio set bail at $10,000, but agreed with prosecutors to revoke his bail for an open assault-and-battery charge...Read more

By - 4/11/15 - 1:46 pm

The Boston Police Department reports Officer John Moynihan has been released from the hospital and is home in "serious but improving" condition.Read more

By - 4/10/15 - 2:38 pm

Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today released this video showing Boston Officer John Moynihan being shot in the face point blank during a traffic stop in Roxbury on March 27. His shooter, Angelo West, was fatally shot.

Police Commissioner William Evans said today that Moynihan continues to recover.Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 5:48 pm
Pink taser

An 11-year-old student at the Higginson/Lewis K-8 School on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury is facing suspension, but no criminal charges, for bringing the stun gun and a folding pocket knife to school on Wednesday, Boston Police report.

Police say the girl brought the weapons to school to impress her friends - which is what gave her away: A teacher heard the zapping sound of...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 4:09 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on Wabon Street. Police are looking for an older, blue Dodge Caravan with tinted windows and Mass. registration 363-YK1.Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 2:48 pm
Christopher the Lion at Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England announced today that Christopher the Lion has died. He was 21.

Christopher, born in Florida, had lived at Franklin Park since 2001 - and exceeded the average lifespan of a lion in captivity by more than four years.

In a statement, Zoo New England President John Linehan said:

He was an incredible ambassador for his species and people were drawn to

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By - 4/8/15 - 9:50 pm

State Police report what started out as a traffic stop at Prentiss and Parker streets in Roxbury this afternoon ended with the driver and his passenger under arrest.

State Police say a trooper initially pulled Humberto David, 25, of Cambridge over at Parker and Prentiss streets because his car's windows seemed to be excessively tinted and because David did not signal when making a...Read more