Roxbury

By - 5/14/16 - 11:39 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m., Scan Boston reports.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:42 am

A WBUR reporter takes us on a tour of Mass. Ave. in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard.

As Pardini walks down the street, he explains the debris along the pavement.

"There's a cap from a needle. That's an empty heroin bag right there," Pardini says, while warning me to avoid the discarded needles at our feet.

Vice, meanwhile, takes us inside the Spot, a new location where Methadone Mile addicts can go and be monitored while they're under the influence.

By - 5/12/16 - 2:30 pm

The Globe reports she was bashed in the back of the head outside the Trotter School.

By - 5/11/16 - 4:48 pm

Mayor Walsh's office today announced it will invest $100,000 in a program to hire and train up to 25 returning inmates as farmers on a city-owned parcel in Roxbury or Dorchester. Read more.

By - 5/11/16 - 11:34 am

An assistant property manager and a custodian at the Roxse Homes subsidized-housing complex on the Roxbury/South End line pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy and seven counts each of corrupt receipt of payments by a federally funded organization, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 5/9/16 - 4:01 pm

Around 3:50 p.m. at Georgia and Hartwell streets.

H/t David Finnerty.

By - 5/7/16 - 10:36 pm

At least three rounds around 10:30 p.m. outside 48 Hutchings St.

By - 5/3/16 - 6:47 am

WBUR introduces us to the Brookview House Girls Who Code Club:

Half the girls she works with live in poverty, she said, and "don’t have computers at home, barely have working Wi-Fi in their schools. And they come to Girls Who Code, and within seven weeks they’ve learned a skill set that is going to help them and their families move up to the middle class."

By - 4/30/16 - 10:45 pm
Stork on old Boston Lying-In Hospital

What? It's just a myth? Explain the storks that still adorn the exterior of the old Boston Lying-In Hospital on Longwood Avenue (part of Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1980).

The storks were there in 1927, when Thomas Marr photographed the hospital.

By - 4/29/16 - 5:17 pm

A woman already charged with beating a 3-year-old who later died is now accused of second-degree murder for his death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/28/16 - 11:00 pm
Wanted for Roxbury stabbing

Boston Police report they are now looking for a second person for a mugging-related stabbing Wednesday that sent a man in his 70s to the hospital.

Anybody who sees or knows this woman, or the man identifed yesterday should contact B-2 detectives at B-2 detectives at 617-343-4275, or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 4/28/16 - 3:20 pm

Now entering its fifth year, the Hubway bike-sharing program reports it will add ten new bike-rental stations in Roxbury and North Dorchester, thanks in large part due to a $525,000 grant from the Barr Foundation.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:35 pm

Boston Police have released a surveillance photo of a guy who stabbed a man in his 70s on Burrell Street during a robbery last night.

Police say the guy, who wore red sneakers, approached the man outside 19 Burrell St. around 8 p.m. and demanded money: Read more.

By - 4/27/16 - 11:15 pm

Around 11 p.m. Victim was apparently in a car and shot at from another car.

A week ago, a man was shot near the same location.

By - 4/27/16 - 10:56 pm

The Bay State Banner reports on the possible development plans of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge on Washington Street.

By - 4/27/16 - 12:06 am

Photo of suspect.

At 19 Burrell St., during a robbery Tuesday night, per Crime Hub. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

Two years ago, a man was shot in the head at that address.

By - 4/26/16 - 12:33 pm

UPDATE: Amazon reverses stance, will start serving Roxbury.

Statement today from Mayor Walsh on Amazon's same-day delivery service:

We have been working with Amazon to show them that their current map of Boston leaves a hole right in the heart of our city, but it is clear they are not willing to change their policy. We understand that the people who run Amazon don't live here and might not understand our great neighborhoods, but this is an egregious mistake that must be changed. We will continue to push for inclusivity for the residents of Boston and we hope that Amazon realizes that this form of business is not good business.

By - 4/25/16 - 5:10 pm
Jorge Diaz-Vasquez

Transit Police charge that Jorge Diaz-Vazquez reacted to being asked to pay his fare on a bus at Warren and Moreland in Roxbury around 6:45 last night by stepping off the bus and then spitting on the driver. Read more.

By - 4/24/16 - 5:11 pm

The Payless Shoe Source, 2189 Washington Street, around 4:50 p.m. by two guys with a gun.

Both suspects were described as black, over 40 and wearing hoodies, one with a jacket over his.

By - 4/24/16 - 12:16 pm

Around noon, around the corner from the scene of a gun battle Wednesday afternoon. Nobody hit; two shell casings recovered at Ruggles Street and Kerr Way.