The Boston Department of Neighborhood Development and the BPDA are readying bid requests for several vacant lots and one parking lot in Dudley Square in the hopes of seeing more housing and commercial space built in the neighborhood. Read more.
At Cedar and Washington streets, around 9:50 p.m. Injuries not considered life threatening.
UPDATE: Suspect arrested.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.
The Board of Appeals yesterday delayed action on a proposed four-unit building on Hawthorne Street in Roxbury and a proposed duplex on Fisher Avenue on Mission Hill to give developers and neighbors more time to try to resolve their differences. Read more.
NBC Boston reports the two were crossing at Tremont Street and Malcolm X Boulevard when hit by a car in a crash that involved a car crashing into a traffic-light pole.
Police have flooded Mission Hill and the neighboring section of Roxbury to look for a guy who's been busy the last week or so setting fires, most recently one tonight next to a house on St. Alphonsus Street on Mission Hill (per Stacos) and one in a dumpster behind the Whittier Street Health Center on Tremont Street. BFD arson investigators would also like a word with the suspect, described as a light-skinned black man in a black coat and khaki pants and possibly wearing a black hat.
Liz Miranda, executive director of the Hawthorne Community Center in Roxbury, is raising funds to try to get up to 1,000 local kids to screenings of Black Panther during the February school vacation week.
Our withdrawal plan is to buy out at least 3 theaters and purchase as many tickets and food vouchers on three different days and work with community agencies, the City of Boston and schools to identify students/ young people to attend the screenings.
A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.
BWSC crews are on site at Brookline Avenue and Francis Street, where a sinkhole has opened up, restricting Francis Street to just one lane between Binney Street and Brookline Avenue.
Brigham and Women's Hospital has sent an alert to staffers: Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.
WGBH reports that Byron Rushing, who has represented the South End and part of Roxbury for roughly forever, could face a challenge in the Democratic primary from Jon Santiago, a Boston Medical Center doctor, who took out papers this week.
Suffolk Construction is seeking city permission to build a helicopter landing pad on what's now a parking lot across from its headquarters on Allerton Street in Roxbury. Read more.
The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.
Police responding to reports of gunfire on Holworthy Street near Harold Street around 11:45 p.m. found a car with fresh bullet holes - and a trail of blood that they followed to an apartment on Columbus Avenue near Egleston Square, where they found a person with a gunshot wound to the hand.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the deceased train at Roxbury Crossing.
UPDATE: Another train died around 10:30 p.m. at Haymarket.
The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.