Roxbury

By - 4/2/17 - 9:44 pm

A boy, 5 or 6, was shot shortly around 9:30 p.m. on Copeland Street near Warren Street, by gunmen aiming at his father.

Police Commissioner William Evans said two men, both possibly 18 to 20, started firing at the boy's father from Warren Street. They got off as many as seven rounds. They missed him, but hit the child, Evans said. "Thank God, it looks to be non fatal and he's in stable condition," he said. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:03 am

Jose Junior Lopez last week filed papers with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to run for the District 7 city-council seat being vacated by Tito Jackson, who is running for mayor.

Candidates do not get on the September preliminary ballot unless they return enough signatures on city nominating petitions, which become available in May.

By - 3/23/17 - 7:45 pm

Boston Police report it took four officers to subdue a man they were questioning about a purse snatch yesterday morning on Juniper Street in Roxbury. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 11:48 am
Architect's rendering: One Newcomb Place in Roxbury

Architect's rendering.

Developers are proposing a six-story, 23-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot on Newcomb St., off Washington Street, in lower Roxbury.

The building, to be called One Newcomb Place, would sit between two older buildings that developers Joseph DiGangi and V. William Avanessian converted into apartments, one a 1904 building at 11 Newcomb, the other a formerly fire-ravaged hulk at 1902 Washington St.

By - 3/23/17 - 11:09 am
Architect's rendering: 2451 Washington St. in Roxbury

Architect's rendering.

The Madison Park Development Corp. this week filed plans with the BPDA to build a 16-unit condo building on a vacant lot it owns at 2451 Washington St., across from the B-2 police station and next to a four-story apartment building Madison Park owns. Read more.

By - 3/23/17 - 10:56 am

Several shots fired around 10:40 a.m. at Moreland and Fairland streets. No victims have shown up.

By - 3/23/17 - 9:42 am

Reed Street between East Lenox and Northampton streets could be shut for the rest of the day due to a water main that decided it just couldn't take the pressure anymore.

By - 3/22/17 - 8:23 pm

NBC Boston reports Boston firefighters who responded to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 35 West Walnut Park around 8 a.m. had problems due to the amount of material piled up in the house.

By - 3/22/17 - 10:51 am

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center plans to open a cafe in its mosque at 100 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury Crossing. Read more.

By - 3/20/17 - 10:41 pm

Possibly as many as four shots, around 10:15 p.m. on Cheney Street at Hartwell.

By - 3/20/17 - 6:02 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted Tykorie Evelyn, 17, on charges he gunned down Khisean Desvarieux in front of the Orchard Gardens Community Center Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury on Jan. 9, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police announced today. Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 3:31 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped charges against Dominique Finch for an Annunciation Road shooting last fall that left a 9-year-old girl paralyzed.

The DA's office said its nolle prosequi filing was intended to be just a temporary reprieve for Finch, an alleged Heath Street gang associate. Read more.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:21 pm

Add Brian Keith, president of the the Mount Pleasant Avenue, Vine and Forest Street neighborhood association, to the list of potential candidates for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor this fall. Read more.

By - 3/16/17 - 6:46 pm

A group of Allandale Street residents filed suit today to try to overturn Zoning Board of Appeals approval of an 18-unit subdivision off their street. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 8:41 am

Politico reports that Carlos Henriquez, expelled from the House in 2014 is looking at joining the crowded race for the District 7 City Council seat that Tito Jackson is leaving to run for mayor.

By - 3/6/17 - 3:46 pm

The Bay State Banner reports that one of two men who died overnight in a house fire in Milton was Kenneth Guscott, 91, one of the founders of Long Bay Management.

Guscott’s most recent project, a planned 25-story residential and office tower on property he owned in Dudley square, is still in the works.

The descendant of Jamaican immigrants, Guscott was raised on Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II before attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he earned a degree in marine engineering.

By - 3/3/17 - 9:42 am

Spare Change News reports the BPDA yesterday approved new development guidelines for the Washington Street corridor that call for 40% of new residential units to be affordable. Activists, who had staged a two-day sit-in in Mayor Walsh's office to press demands the number be at least 55%, were ejected by police.

By - 3/2/17 - 9:54 pm
Woodbine Street fire in Roxbury

One resident was taken to the hospital for observation after fire broke out at 23 Woodbine St. in Roxbury tonight.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, at which firefighters arrived at 6:54 p.m. and which went to two alarms, did an estimated $200,000 in damage. The cause is under investigation.

Five residents were displaced, the department says.

By - 3/1/17 - 3:41 pm

Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today called on the council to try to prevent Boston University from beginning work on particularly nasty microorganisms at its Albany Street biolab, by amending city ordinances to prohibit such research. Read more.

By - 2/27/17 - 11:55 pm
Donna Harris-Lewis speaks on future of Reggie Lewis Center

Reggie Lewis's widow, Donna Harris-Lewis, urges center remain part of RCC.

For two hours, people with connections to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center debated how to get it out of the mire it finds itself in, its longtime director out of a job and millions of dollars in promised renovations undone. Read more.