Somebody who thought he was going to be selling a game console instead got pepper sprayed in the face, then robbed of the console, around 6:15 p.m. on Academy Road near Weaver Way in Roxbury.
Claudia's Market, 160 Humboldt Ave. in Roxbury, was held up shortly after midnight by two men, both black, both in their mid-40s or early 50s. One wore a black jacket with a polo symbol on the left.
As incumbent District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson was announcing his mayoral bid yesterday, two new candidates emerged for his council seat.
Both Hassan Williams and Joao DePina filed papers with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to mark the creation of campaign committees. The registration does not necessarily mean they will run in the September preliminary; the city elections department does not release nominating petitions unitl May 2. Read more.
Charles Clemons Muhammad recently announced he is running for the District 7 City Council seat now held by Tito Jackson, who is set to announce a run for mayor later today.
Kim Janey, a community organizer and project manager at Massachusetts Advocates for Children, announced tonight she's running for the District 7 City Council seat currently held by Tito Jackson.
Janey joins Rufus Faulk in announcing a bid for the two-year seat in this fall's elections.
Jackson has yet to say if he will run for re-election, run for mayor or both.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Brookline Avenue near the Riverway. The officer got out OK.
Meanwhile, at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Hampden Street, a broken-down 18-wheeler has created girdlock.
UPDATE: Power didn't come back until 6:30 a.m. or so.
On a cold January night, several blocks in the area of Warren Gardens and along Warren Street lost power after 7 p.m. Eversource is estimating a restoration time of 12:30 a.m. The T eventually brought buses in for residents to stay warm in.
A Fort Hill resident reports being driven daffy on Highland Avenue:
Duck in a cage in the yard, quacking loudly all night, waking people up.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
Around 11:10 a.m. at 43 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Not considered life threatening.
EvolvingCritic captured (on an SD card, anyway) a pair of turkeys in Dudley Square today.
MassLive.com reports on comments by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk) after "watching a criminal justice working group ignore pleas by black and Latino activists to expand the scope of their work."
El Regreso, 322 Blue Hill Ave., held up around 7:25 p.m. - by a guy who has robbed the place before.