John Connolly is proposing a Roxbury Entrepreneurship Center to help budding small businesses in the area get off the ground - through space for them to start up their businesses, a "Made in Boston" startup capital fund and counseling and meetings with existing entrepreneurs. He says he'd immediately start looking for transit-accessible space in the neighborhood for the center.
Bill Clinton's getting an award at the Harvard School of Public Health next Thursday and the kids at Boston Latin School couldn't be more thrilled. Not because they get to mingle with Bubba, because they don't, but because the fact the award is being given across Avenue Louis Pasteur from the school means they all get out of school 2 1/2 hours early so the... Read more
The Huntington News reports (scroll about halfway down) on an incident Saturday night in which a student walking near the school library was accosted by two guys, one of whom said he had a gun. Campus police stopped one of the junior ruffians on his not-fast-enough way to Ruggles Street - and found the student's laptop, phone and credit card on the ground nearby.... Read more
Boston Police report they are looking for Maria Altagracia Reina-Delacruz (aka Maria Serret-Tejeda) and her son, Royce Noe Reina-Serret, who have not been seen since Aug. 17, when they left their Roxbury home for a trip to New York.
Also sought: Her husband, who is wanted for questioning in connection with the disappearance.
Altagracia Reina-Delacruz and her son failed to return to Roxbury. All... Read more
Jef Taylor introduces us to nut weevils, like the one he found inside the Franklin Park Zoo's library the other day.
Adults seek out acorns still on the tree, use their preposterous proboscis to drill through the nut shell, and feed on the meat inside. Females lay their eggs into these holes, and the legless larvae hatch and live within. The larva is somewhat... Read more
"I left this place and moved back to Cape Verde when my first son, Luis, was killed years ago. I took Christopher and Leroy with me."
For a while the distance offered some peace, Dominga Carvalho said.... Read more
According to police, two black teens asked the students for the time; when both students took out their phones to answer the question, one of the teens pulled a knife and demanded the phones. The pair then fled toward the Ruggles T stop.... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Mohammad Noor, 27, on charges he beat up a worker at the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop on Sept. 20 when told he had to take an argument with another man outside the station.
According to police, Noor reacted to the request by punching the 69-year-old worker in the face until he dropped to the ground - and then kicked... Read more
Marchers will walk from the B2 police station to Boston Police headquarters to honor Carvalho, 31, father of a young son and uncle to several nephews, who was shot to death last night on Albion Street.
UPDATE: Boston Police confirm the man died.
Around 10:15 p.m. at Clifton and Albion. The homicide unit was called in.
Police are looking for a black Chrysler Sebring with two occupants and a white Ford SUV with tinted windows and two occupants, both seen leaving the scene. Also a person of interest: A black man, about 20, in a dark hoodie and gray pants,... Read more
Jed Hresko photographed the rollover at Harold and Townsend streets shortly before 11 p.m. He reports one person was on a stretcher getting ready for transport, another was walking around.
Thousands flocked to Blue Hill Avenue yesterday afternoon for Circle the City, in which the street was shut for four hours to celebrate a walking, playing city.
Among them was Jed Hresko, who reports that Roy Owens, perpetual political candidate and elder of the Walthall Chapel Church of God in Christ, who was very put out that the event meant no parking for... Read more
As LifeLesson617 noticed in Grove Hall, the T did a better job of relocating bus stops along "key" bus routes than it did putting up signs alerting riders and drivers to just where those new stops are.
This is what happens when the MBTA changes bus stops that been parking for 100+ years.... Read more
Around 12:50 a.m. in the buttocks in the area of Normandy and Seaver streets.
Around 12:20 a.m., residents in the area of Harold and Harrishof streets reported up to 12 gunshots. Arriving officers quickly found two cars with "ballistic damage" (a third was found later). Not long after that, they found a woman on Harold with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.
If he looks familar, contact BPD detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).... Read more