By - 3/19/14 - 7:47 am


A Quincy motorist plowed into a pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Orange Line station around 6 a.m., then just drove away, police say.

The victims remains in critical condition at a local hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lawrence Stead, 69, of Quincy, was arrested later in the morning in Quincy, after police traced the license-plate number of the... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 4:08 pm

Happened around 3:45 p.m. at Tremont and Prentiss streets, near Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury. The mother and child were taken away in critical condition.

By - 3/17/14 - 3:14 pm
Part of the new children's zoo at Franklin Park

Rendering by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc./Main Street Design /Coyle & Caron, LLC.

Zoo New England and city officials today announced plans for a new $6.6-million children's zoo that will feature a number of outdoor animal exhibits and both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces to introduce kids to animals and the environments they live in.

Mayor Walsh was on hand for the announcement, which included news that the city's George Robert White Fund is kicking in $3 million... Read more

By - 3/12/14 - 8:07 am

Since December, four emergency-room doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have been experimenting with Google Glass - colored bright orange so patients would immediately know the glass would see them now.

Dr. John Halamka, hospital CIO, describes the pilot project and lessons learned - and recounts Dr. Steven Horng on one particular incident:

I was paged emergently to one of our resuscitation bays

... Read more
By - 3/10/14 - 8:26 pm

Mark Dozier, 58, of Roxbury, admitted stealing 12 iPhones in 2012 and reselling them at a local barbershop, the US Attorney's office reports.

Dozier, who also pleaded guilty to using his brother's information to get a job with the postal service, faces up to five years in prison.

By - 3/4/14 - 3:49 pm

Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.

And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none... Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 9:53 am

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says a liquor-license vacuum caused by national chains sucking up liquor licenses for downtown and waterfront restaurants will hinder redevelopment of Dudley Square.

Tomorrow, Jackson asks the city council to start work on a proposed petition to the state legislature to give Boston 12 new liquor licenses for the area bounded by Tremont Street, Melnea Cass Boulevard, Harrison Avenue, and... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 5:41 am
Fire in Roxbury

Photo by BFD.

Warren Street house before the fire

An early morning fire in a vacant two-family home at 132 Warren St. in Roxbury sent two firefighters to the hospital and forced the evacuation of residents of a neighboring home, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Arson investigators are on the scene of the fire, reported at 4:15 a.m. in the two and a half story building, which was undergoing renovation. The department estimates... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 12:39 pm

The City Council today unanimously endorsed a proposal by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) to create a commission on the status of black men and boys.

Jackson said that two years after Trayvon Martin's death, Boston faces a crisis: Black boys are twice as likely as Asians and whites to drop out of school, they're more likely to get involved in the criminal justice system and... Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 4:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man on various charges after a chase that started with officers noticing him parking at a bus stop and ended after, police say, he threw 1.5 kilograms of cocaine out the window.

Police say officers on routine patrol around 8 p.m. yesterday decided to check out a car parked at a bus stop on Columbia Road just past... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 9:23 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.

A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.

Area bicycling groups protested this week after... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 5:41 pm

Tyrone Battle, 33, of Roxbury, was arraigned today on charges of aggravated rape and trafficking a person for sexual servitude in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge Thomas Kaplanes set bail at $75,000 - prosecutors had sought $500,000 - but Battle will be held behind bars no matter what because federal prosecutors obtained "a detainer" for allegedly violating his probation... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 3:51 pm

The bomb squad is at 12 Batchelder St., off E. Cottage Street, where a suspicious device was found this afternoon. Residents of neighborhing houses have been evacuated.

UPDATE: The Globe reports the item may have been flares taped together.... Read more

By - 2/16/14 - 10:14 am

A bicyclist's request that DCR ensure its bike paths are plowed and salted to bare pavement within a couple days after a large snowstorm has DCR officals saying enough's enough: Bicyclists with "poor judgement and unrealistic expectations" who can't find other ways to get around in the days after a snowstorm should consider moving to a warmer city.

UHub was forwarded a series of e-mail... Read more

By - 2/14/14 - 10:54 pm

Updated with information from Transit Police.

A Dorchester teen was charged with shooting two men in the lower busway at Ruggles station - one of them a complete stranger who had nothing to do with whatever beef he allegedly had with the other victim, Transit Police report.

One victim, 34, was shot in the calf in the 8:49 p.m. incident and is expected to... Read more

By - 2/14/14 - 1:19 pm

A Roxbury man is behind bars in lieu of $250,000 bail today, thanks to the tracking abilities of the iPhone he allegedly stole in a home invasion - and the records kept by the monitoring device he was wearing at the time - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Robert Heckstall, 29, is one of four men who allegedly burst into an apartment at... Read more

By - 2/13/14 - 8:58 am

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a ne'er-do-well skulking about Delle Avenue in Roxbury pretty quickly found their man, but then he managed to evade them - until they noticed fresh footprints in the snow on Alleghany Street:

While following the footprints, officers were lead to the suspect who was found lying down in the rear of the location. As officers

... Read more
By - 2/12/14 - 3:34 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Charon Ray's conviction for fatally shooting a teen when he was 16 - his victim was 14 - but said that at some point he could seek parole under federal and state rulings that life without parole is a cruel and unusual punishment for minors.

Ray was convicted for the 2004 death of a Roxbury teen from a rival... Read more

By - 2/11/14 - 11:42 pm

A man clutching his waist in a Dorchester liquor store last night was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail today after prosecutors said he was packing a loaded .357 gun.

It's the fourth arrest on illegal-weapons charges for Brandon Jesarum since 2001, when he was just a teenager, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

He was one of four men charged with... Read more