Hundreds of people took part in this past weekend's Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run through Roxbury.
Elizabeth Weinbloom, running for alderman in Somerville's Ward 6, has her own campaign song, a protest against rising rents performed by Amy Kucharik that harkens back to the original Charlie on the MTA - a campaign song for Walter O'Brien, the Progressive Party's candidate for Boston mayor in 1948.
Around 3:10 p.m. at Dudley and Mt. Pleasant streets. Dudley Street is shut and T buses are being rerouted.
Cambridge Police report Tywann Jones, 35, was stabbed around 1:40 a.m. outside the Central Square 7-Elevent at Mass. Ave. and Pleasant Street.
Jones was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead around 4:40 a.m., police say.
Meanwhile, organizers of the effort to greet Boston school students on their first day at school are planning a visit tomorrow to the nearby Trotter School so that students there get to see smiling faces. Read more.
A federal grand jury has indicted two former workers at Roxse Homes on charges they placed ineligible people in subsidized apartments in exchange for payments of up to $7,000. Read more.
Across the city this morning, scores of black men lined the entrances to Boston public schools to welcome kids on their first day of school this year, in a program thought up by former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez - after reading about it being done in other cities. Here, kids enter the Dearborn STEM School in Roxbury: Read more.
Dianne Wilkerson, president of The Friends of the Melnea Cass Facility, Inc., lays out what she knows about the gunfire outside the facility during a memorial for Angel Oller on Aug. 17 that amazingly ended with no injuries among the scores of children and mourners present.
Despite the fact that the Cass is a state-owned building where the Mass. State Police have jurisdiction, they were never notified of the plan to hold the memorial service in the Cass. We know that the comments from law enforcement right after the murder of Oller stated it was gang involved. We know that there have been no arrests to date for his murder. We also know that Ollerâ€™s aunt, a BPD officer, is on video receiving a gun from a young man in the aftermath of the shooting at the Cass. Really weakens the suggestion that the bad actors all set upon the Cass in a random act.
What we donâ€™t know is how any rational, responsible adult could have concluded that the Cass was an appropriate site to hold a memorial service, in a building with little children, without security, for a victim of a gang involved murder.
The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.
Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."
Jenniferkly spotted this bird today in a tree at Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue at Camden.
Children's Hospital says a pedestrian bridge over Longwood Avenue would not only help "physically challenged patients and families with young children" avoid the cold, rain and Boston drivers, it would improve traffic on the narrow, crowded street. Read more.
Two guys with a gun robbed Mr. Convenience, 646 Blue Hill Ave., around 11:20 p.m. on Friday.
Around 10 tonight, one guy with a gun robbed 786 Market, 249 Blue Hill Avenue, Stanley Staco reports.
The Bay State Banner reports Kensington Investment Co. plans to use the 5-acre Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street for affordable and workfoce housing.