Roxbury

By - 4/20/16 - 7:47 am
Firefighter at fire on Brookledge Street in Roxbury

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 4:35 a.m. at 21 Brookledge St. caused an estimated $350,000 in damage, but no injuries.

The cause and exact origin of the two-alarm fire remain under investigation, the department says.

By - 4/19/16 - 10:20 pm

Around 10:15 p.m. on Bethune Way. Police found a fresh bullet hole in a door and shell casings in the middle of the street.

By - 4/18/16 - 9:19 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. at 330 Martin Luther King Blvd.

By - 4/12/16 - 11:34 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that Boston police officers and a state trooper did nothing wrong when they shot Angelo West to death in an incident at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in Roxbury in March, 2015.

In a report released today, Conley added that Officer John Moynihan has yet to fully recover from his injuries from getting shot in the face and is still not back on duty. Read more.

By - 4/12/16 - 5:37 pm
Crowded Back Bay station on the Orange Line

Back Bay smushing. Photo by Neal Gaffey.

It's "severe" delays on the Florida Sunshine line thanks to a dead train at Jackson Square.

By - 4/10/16 - 8:34 pm

Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco report a crash shortly before 8 p.m. at Seaver and Elm Hill in Roxbury critically injured at least one person.

WFXT reports three people were injured in the crash between a Porsche and an Altima; posts photos from the scene.

By - 4/10/16 - 11:31 am

A sage citizen complains about the dolt who spread out a message across much of the length of a long wall on Winthrop Street in Roxbury, that message being "I'M NOT AN IDIOT," to which the citizen replies:

The rest of us don't share that sentiment.

By - 4/8/16 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say was the leader of a group of teens preying on taxi and Uber drivers in recent weeks. Read more.

By - 4/7/16 - 11:18 am

Boston Police report at least ten cars had their windows smashed and their contents rummaged through on Magnolia, Greenheys, East Cottage, Clifton, and Holden streets overnight.

By - 4/2/16 - 9:24 am

Man shot repeatedly at Terrace and New Cedar streets in a drive-by around 2:42 p.m. Gang related, per a federal affidavit in the Columbia Point Dawgs case.

By - 3/31/16 - 6:41 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. at Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue, into a car whose driver sped away.

By - 3/31/16 - 10:41 am
Chynah Tyler

Chynah Tyler, a former aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and a Roxbury native, is running for the 7th Suffolk state representative's seat from which Gloria Fox is retiring this year.

Tyler unveiled her Web site today, although Politico reports she actually filed papers to run on March 16.

Also running: Monica Monique Cannon, also of Roxbury.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:03 am

Via I-93, WBZ reports.

The kid was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment in Boston Juvenile Court today on charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, trespass, unlicensed operation, negligent operation and failure to stop for police, as well as three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The assault-and-battery counts are because he alleged drove the SUV right at three Boston police officers before he crashed, the DA's office says, adding:

Those officers were able to jump out of the vehicle’s path and were not struck.

By - 3/30/16 - 9:15 pm
Gloria Fox

The State House News Service reports that state Rep. Gloria Fox is retiring at the end of the year from the 7th Suffolk (Roxbury, Mission Hill, the Fenway) district she's represented since 1985.

Fox on Facebook.

By - 3/30/16 - 12:17 pm

On Clarence Street, near Dudley Street.

By - 3/29/16 - 1:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting Maria Buie, 26, of Roxbury on a charge of Assault and battery on a child for an incident at 23 Alpine St. in Roxbury on Jan. 31.

A 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where he died three days later. The boy's exact cause of death remains under investigation, police say.

Accompanied by her attorney, Buie turned herself in at the B-3 station around 10 a.m. today, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/28/16 - 11:26 pm

Community groups and ISD will hold a public meeting about the mouse-inspired shutdown of the Grove Hall Stop & Shop on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Muhammad’s Mosque #11, 10 Washington St.

Via Jed Hresko.

By - 3/27/16 - 9:41 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. at Shawmut Avenue and Kendall Street. Shooter aimed at some people; nobody hit.

On Thursday, federal and local officials announced charges against 27 people for their alleged roles in violence and drug dealing in and around the Lenox developments.

By - 3/25/16 - 12:08 pm
Map of gunfire in lower Roxbury, South End in 2014 and 2015

Map showing density of gunfire incidents in lower Roxbury, South End, 2014-2015. Blue marks Lenox Street boundaries. From an affidavit in the case.

Federal and local authorities hailed yesterday's arrests of alleged gang members at the Lenox Street development as a major blow against the crime and violence that has made residents virtual prisoners in their own homes, in a complex where gang members boldly took over entire hallways for joint-smoking parties and didn't think twice about getting into gun and knife fights.

But an affidavit by the lead ATF agent in the case paints a different picture: Read more.