By - 1/15/17 - 6:45 pm

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.

By - 1/15/17 - 4:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say was busy kicking another man in the head and chest in a Warren Street parking lot when an officer happened on the scene yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 12:24 am

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.

By - 1/13/17 - 1:46 pm

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.

By - 1/12/17 - 12:20 am
Brother Charles

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.

He joins Rufus Faulk and Kim Janey in the race for the two-year seat. Several other people are also considering a run. Read more.

By - 1/10/17 - 10:45 pm

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.

By - 1/9/17 - 9:21 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Khisean Desvarieux.

Boston Police report a man who was shot twice in the stomach shortly at 2 Dearborn St. shortly before 7:30 p.m. died at a local hospital. He was 19.

He is Boston's first homicide victim this year.

By - 1/9/17 - 9:46 am

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.

By - 1/7/17 - 10:14 pm

Hentoff's son, Nick, reports he died today, "surrounded by family, listening to Billie Holiday." Read more.

By - 1/5/17 - 11:24 pm
Darkened intersection in Roxbury

Eversource response to blackout: A truck and a pickup. Photo by Jed Hresko

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.

By - 1/4/17 - 9:40 pm

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.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:00 am

Boston Police report arresting James Stewart, 32, on a 2012 arson charge and a 2014 charge of shooting a man repeatedly. Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:44 pm
Rufus Faulk

Community organizer Rufus Faulk used Facebook to announce his bid for the Roxbury city-council seat now held by Tito Jackson in this fall's election.

Jackson has yet to announce if he's running for reelection, running for mayor or pulling a Yancey and doing both. Read more.

By - 1/2/17 - 7:43 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say stole a car this afternoon by indicating to the driver and a passenger that he had a gun. Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

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.

By - 12/27/16 - 11:15 am

Around 11:10 a.m. at 43 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Not considered life threatening.

By - 12/26/16 - 5:12 pm
Turkeys in Dudley Square in Roxbury

EvolvingCritic captured (on an SD card, anyway) a pair of turkeys in Dudley Square today.

By - 12/23/16 - 4:31 pm 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."

By - 12/22/16 - 7:57 pm

El Regreso, 322 Blue Hill Ave., held up around 7:25 p.m. - by a guy who has robbed the place before.

By - 12/21/16 - 12:26 pm

The cancer center reports it now has less than a day's worth of O-negative blood and is looking for folks with that type who could make a donation.