Roxbury

By - 8/8/15 - 12:47 am

Somebody was grazed by a bullet around 12:40 a.m. at Ziegler Street and Bethune Way. Three cars and one building on Shabazz Way were also hit.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:27 pm
Fire on Waverly Street in Roxbury

Waverly Street fire. Photo by MRSF.

BFD reports the cause of the fire was "a child with a lighter on the top floor."

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 6 Waverly St. shortly before 12:30 p.m. for a fire that quickly went to three alarms. Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 11:40 am

An Iowa man pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge of threatening the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center over Facebook, the US Attorney's office reports.

Gerald Wayne Ledford was arrested in June in Iowa after FBI agents traced a threatening photo on the mosque's Facebook page to him.

He is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 15.

By - 8/4/15 - 11:45 am

The latest stats from Boston Police are out: Through Aug. 2, 130 people have been shot in Boston, compared to 89 in the same period last year.

Gun-related murders, however, are down, from 26 to 15, which might reflect better medical care or worse shots or both. Read more.

By - 8/3/15 - 12:51 pm

Around 12:45 p.m. at 92 Academy Terrace in the Academy Homes project near Jackson Square. The homicide unit is on the way, due to the severity of at least one victim's injuries. At least five shots fired, by somebody who got out of a pickup, fired, then got back in the pickup, which sped away.

WBUR reports the victims were sitting in a car; a brother and a sister were the most critically injured.

By - 8/3/15 - 12:30 am

Chris Lovett posted photos from Berklee College's annual Jazz at the Fort concert.

By - 8/2/15 - 10:40 pm

The Globe reports the Massachusetts Historical Commission has given BPS permission to tear down the Dearborn School, which it plans to do this fall as it builds a new school on the site.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:36 pm

Christine McCarthy shows the scene on Hazelwood Street, where a 5-year-old was hit.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:10 pm

Around 6 p.m. at Waumbeck and Harold streets. The passenger in a car fired on two guys on scooters; hit one. The victim managed to run two blocks down Harold, but his injuries are bad enough to have the homicide unit called in, just in case. Police found the second scooter driver about 20 minutes later, with only minor scratches.

By - 7/30/15 - 5:12 pm

Boston Police report drug officers conducting an investigation heard a report of shots fired near Cabot Street around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 7/29/15 - 9:39 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. at Townsend Street and Humboldt Avenue. Police found one victim there; the second victim showed up about 1 1/2 miles away in Dorchester.

By - 7/28/15 - 10:37 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report Grisel Sanchez, 31, was declared dead at the scene.

Shortly before 10:35 p.m. in Puddingstone Park. Because of the severity of her injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

A house across the street was hit with a bullet.

By - 7/28/15 - 1:24 pm

Two men stopped on a scooter with a gun after Rahem Ramirez was shot to death on Greenville Street in Roxbury on July 2 are now charged with his murder, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report today. Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 11:57 pm

A man and woman were charged with carjacking for an incident around 7 a.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and W. Cottage Street, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 7/25/15 - 11:52 pm

Stanley Staco reports two men were shot in the back around 3:30 p.m. on Homestead Street at Pleasanton.

By - 7/25/15 - 10:03 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Ziegler Street, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 7/21/15 - 3:30 pm

At least four rounds, around 3:20 p.m. on Fenno Street off Walnut Avenue. Somebody got out of the passenger side of a car, fired the shots, then got back in the car, which sped away.

By - 7/19/15 - 1:16 pm

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Juniper Street at Cedar, by two men with a gun. Police are looking for a white, 2006 Audi A4, Mass. plates 2XM-623.

By - 7/19/15 - 12:49 pm

Around 12:35 a.m. behind the Ellis School at Walnut and Westminster avenues. Described as Hispanic, thin, wearing a black top.

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