By - 4/3/14 - 4:57 pm

Somebody in one car opened fire on somebody in another car around 4:45 p.m. at Walnut Avenue and Circuit Street in Roxbury.

The shooter, who stood up through the sunroof of his car, succeeded in blowing out the windshield and passenger-side window of the victim's car. Both victim and shooter sped away.

The car that was shot at is a silver Volvo S40 sedan, possibly... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm

The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.

By - 3/31/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports on business interest in Dudley Square as the new Ferdinand municipal building gets closer to opening.

By - 3/29/14 - 5:34 pm

Police have shut Regent Street off Dale as negotiators try to get a man locked in an apartment with a knife to surrender peacefully.

UPDATE, 6:05 p.m. Man taken into custody peacefully, taken to a local hospital for observation.... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 6:37 am

Shortly before 1 a.m. at 16 Akron St., per BEMS Incidents and Stanley Staco.

By - 3/20/14 - 3:06 pm

A retired Cambridge cop can continue to drive while awaiting trial on charges he sent a man into the hospital in critical condition yesterday by plowing into him with his car in front of the Massachusetts Avenue T stop.

At Lawrence Stead's arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today, Judge Sally Kelly declined a request from Suffolk County prosecutors to bar the Quincy resident from... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 7:47 am


A Quincy motorist plowed into a pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Orange Line station around 6 a.m., then just drove away, police say.

The victims remains in critical condition at a local hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lawrence Stead, 69, of Quincy, was arrested later in the morning in Quincy, after police traced the license-plate number of the... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 4:08 pm

Happened around 3:45 p.m. at Tremont and Prentiss streets, near Boston Police headquarters in Roxbury. The mother and child were taken away in critical condition.

By - 3/17/14 - 3:14 pm
Part of the new children's zoo at Franklin Park

Rendering by Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc./Main Street Design /Coyle & Caron, LLC.

Zoo New England and city officials today announced plans for a new $6.6-million children's zoo that will feature a number of outdoor animal exhibits and both indoor and outdoor classroom spaces to introduce kids to animals and the environments they live in.

Mayor Walsh was on hand for the announcement, which included news that the city's George Robert White Fund is kicking in $3 million... Read more

By - 3/12/14 - 8:07 am

Since December, four emergency-room doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have been experimenting with Google Glass - colored bright orange so patients would immediately know the glass would see them now.

Dr. John Halamka, hospital CIO, describes the pilot project and lessons learned - and recounts Dr. Steven Horng on one particular incident:

I was paged emergently to one of our resuscitation bays

... Read more
By - 3/10/14 - 8:26 pm

Mark Dozier, 58, of Roxbury, admitted stealing 12 iPhones in 2012 and reselling them at a local barbershop, the US Attorney's office reports.

Dozier, who also pleaded guilty to using his brother's information to get a job with the postal service, faces up to five years in prison.

By - 3/4/14 - 3:49 pm

Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.

And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none... Read more

By - 3/4/14 - 9:53 am

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says a liquor-license vacuum caused by national chains sucking up liquor licenses for downtown and waterfront restaurants will hinder redevelopment of Dudley Square.

Tomorrow, Jackson asks the city council to start work on a proposed petition to the state legislature to give Boston 12 new liquor licenses for the area bounded by Tremont Street, Melnea Cass Boulevard, Harrison Avenue, and... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 5:41 am
Fire in Roxbury

Photo by BFD.

Warren Street house before the fire

An early morning fire in a vacant two-family home at 132 Warren St. in Roxbury sent two firefighters to the hospital and forced the evacuation of residents of a neighboring home, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Arson investigators are on the scene of the fire, reported at 4:15 a.m. in the two and a half story building, which was undergoing renovation. The department estimates... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 12:39 pm

The City Council today unanimously endorsed a proposal by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) to create a commission on the status of black men and boys.

Jackson said that two years after Trayvon Martin's death, Boston faces a crisis: Black boys are twice as likely as Asians and whites to drop out of school, they're more likely to get involved in the criminal justice system and... Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 4:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Randolph man on various charges after a chase that started with officers noticing him parking at a bus stop and ended after, police say, he threw 1.5 kilograms of cocaine out the window.

Police say officers on routine patrol around 8 p.m. yesterday decided to check out a car parked at a bus stop on Columbia Road just past... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 9:23 am

The Boston Cyclists Union reports DCR hopes to hold a forum on a review of the department's ice-removal policies for bicycle paths, last updated in 2006.

A DCR spokesman noted the number of bicyclists on state-owned paths, such as along the Southwest Corridor, has increased since then and that the state recognizes "the commitment" of year-round bicyclists.

Area bicycling groups protested this week after... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 5:41 pm

Tyrone Battle, 33, of Roxbury, was arraigned today on charges of aggravated rape and trafficking a person for sexual servitude in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge Thomas Kaplanes set bail at $75,000 - prosecutors had sought $500,000 - but Battle will be held behind bars no matter what because federal prosecutors obtained "a detainer" for allegedly violating his probation... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 3:51 pm

The bomb squad is at 12 Batchelder St., off E. Cottage Street, where a suspicious device was found this afternoon. Residents of neighborhing houses have been evacuated.

UPDATE: The Globe reports the item may have been flares taped together.... Read more