By - 1/11/18 - 4:08 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Alexander Mervin, 22, of Revere.

Boston Police report a man in his early 20s was fatally shot at 31 Whittier St. around 1:45 p.m.

He is Boston's first murder victim this year.

By - 1/11/18 - 11:45 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered new hearings to determine whether a man convicted of killing 10-year-old Trina Persad in a Roxbury park in 2002 deserves a new trial in part because his lawyer represented a BPD homicide detective and lieutenant in a suit over another child-murder case. Read more.

By - 1/9/18 - 6:28 pm

A four-alarm fire heavily damaged a clothing store in Dudley Square and forced the evacuation of a neighboring apartment building. Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 12:44 pm

The Crimson reports the medical school hopes to sell 8 of the 11 floors in a building it owns at 4 Blackfan Circle in the Longwood Medical Area. The money will help reduce the school's debt and, if enough comes in, let it stop drawing down its endowment to pay for operations.

By - 1/2/18 - 10:00 pm
Hawk with squashed, frozen squirrel in Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer (and NECN host) Sue O'Connell spotted this hawk checking out a squashed, frozen squirrel carcass on Marcella Street in Roxbury today.

By - 1/2/18 - 9:18 pm
Warm inside the Shelburne Center in Roxbury

Before he was overcome with torpor, roving UHub photographer Kevin McCrea managed to get a shot tonight of a thermometer inside Roxbury's Shelburne Community Center, which has a boiler that doesn't know the meaning of the word quit.

By - 1/1/18 - 3:10 pm

A man walked into the McDonald's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale around 2:45 p.m., ordered some chicken, then grabbed money out of the register and fled. About ten minutes later, a man walked into the McDonald's on Washington Street in Egleston Square and pulled the same stunt. Read more.

By - 12/31/17 - 5:07 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue and Sunderland Street.

By - 12/28/17 - 4:05 pm

Wesson Colas and Keith Williams will both be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the death of Dawnn Jaffier as she stood a block away from them, waiting for the start of the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/27/17 - 4:51 pm

Out of a car around 4:40 p.m. Gunman hit a car, but no people, fled down Lenox towards Tremont. Car found abandoned a few blocks away, on Columbus.

By - 12/20/17 - 7:30 pm

The Bay State Banner reports the Dudley Square Tasty Burger looks to be shutting down, in addition to Dudley Dough, but adds plans are in the works for four new restaurants for the square.

By - 12/16/17 - 8:37 pm

At 214 Dudley St., between Greenville Street and Harrison Avenue, shortly before 8:30 p.m.

By - 12/16/17 - 9:50 am
Car fire at Warren and Cliffod streets in Roxbury

Chris Dunn watched firefighters deal with a burning car at Warren and Clifford streets shortly before 5 a.m.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:41 pm

Around 11:45 a.m. at 36 Regent St., according to RIBNS and Doogs.

By - 12/12/17 - 2:13 pm
Egleston Square proposal

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved the Elizabeth Stone House's proposal for a 32-unit apartment building at 3012 Washington St., on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square, in which all the units would be rented as affordable. Read more.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:02 am
Proctor Street shooting scene

Shooting scene. Photo by KMV.

A man sitting in a car on Proctor Street, around the corner from the Hen House, was shot shortly after midnight. KMV reports the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 12/6/17 - 9:57 am
Tom Brady pedestrian-crossing sign

Somebody keeps running over the school-crossing sign near the Ellis School on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury. WalkBoston reports some enterprising soul - teacher Sam Balto - has put TB12's visage atop the sign to see if that can keep it safe.

By - 12/4/17 - 10:14 pm

The Globe reports Kevin McCaskill is out as head of the city's only vocational high school, at least temporarily, pending an investigation into what, exactly, BPS won't say.

McCaskill was appointed in 2015, after the school's previous headmaster resigned because she never got state certification.

By - 12/1/17 - 2:56 pm
Man shot in Roxbury

A person was shot around 2:15 p.m. at Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the person's injuries.

Jeff Durham, who photographed the scene, reports at least five shots were fired.

By - 12/1/17 - 8:46 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:45 a.m. to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 13 Gaston St. Read more.