By - 1/13/16 - 10:29 am

Domino's, which has long dominated overnight pizza delivery in Boston could soon face new competition from Papa John's. The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to let the Papa John's, 971 Tremont St. in Roxbury, stay open until 3 a.m.

A Papa John's manager explained the public need: Workers at nearby hotels need a place to get food when they get off work and Northeastern students need pizza late at night, especially during exams.

Nobody spoke against the proposal.

By - 1/7/16 - 6:13 pm

Jennifer Garvey, already facing a lawsuit for the way she handled a woman complaining about her treatment of an elderly person at Dudley station, now faces criminal charges of causing injury while violating a person’s civil rights, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, and two counts of filing a false report on the incident, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 6:31 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 3:11 a.m. to 60 Gaston St.

Investigators are now looking for a possible cause of the fire, which did an estimated $400,000 in damage.

By - 1/5/16 - 6:26 pm
Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

Firefighters have evacuated the 41-unit 585 Columbus Ave. due to a gas leak that forced the shutoff of the building's heating system on one of the coldest nights of the season.

City officials are now on scene trying to coordinate getting residents into someplace warm for tonight.

By - 1/1/16 - 5:36 pm

Updated with BPD info.

Boston Police report arresting three teens they say used a replica gun to rob two acquaintances and beat one around 4:15 p.m. at Walnut Park and Walnut Avenue. Read more.

By - 12/25/15 - 6:54 pm

Around 5:30 p.m., at 14 Circuit St. She was dropped off at a local emergency room by somebody who didn't stick around to talk to police.

By - 12/25/15 - 2:43 pm

Around 2:35 p.m., an upset Roxbury resident called to report there was a guinea pig on his Blue Hill Avenue lawn and it was refusing to leave. An officer was dispatched to handle to slavering beast.

By - 12/21/15 - 9:54 pm

Around 9:45 p.m. in the area of Dale and Sherman streets, possibly by a man in an SUV who pulled up, then opened fire. The victim was found on Charlame Street, shot in the right side of his chest.

By - 12/21/15 - 9:46 pm

Around 9 p.m. Was found in the area of Highland and Dorr streets, although he may have run there from somewhere closer to Columbus Avenue.

By - 12/19/15 - 10:55 pm
Damage from a two-alarm fire in Roxbury

No more porches. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters responded at 10 p.m. to a triple decker on fire at 32 Edgewood St. in Roxbury, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 12/16/15 - 11:21 pm
Imperial stomtroopers at Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted these horn-playing stormtroopers on Mass. Ave. at Tremont around 9:20 p.m.

By - 12/16/15 - 10:01 pm

A man was found shot twice at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street around 10:10 p.m. - about 20 minutes after gunfire rang out in the area of Northampton and Read; there might be a second shooting site at Northampton and Parmalee.

One resident reports she heard several rounds, possibly four.

By - 12/16/15 - 5:41 pm

Boston Police report officers who heard gunfire in front of Roxbury Municipal Court shortly before noon yesterday, spotted the alleged shooter running away and were able to catch up with him and place him under arrest. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 3:55 pm

Dangerous fork.

Boston Police report officers declined an agitated man's request that they shoot him yesterday, instead dousing him with pepper spray in a successful attempt to get the impromptu weapon away. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 2:35 pm

Bridge Boston Charter School has filed plans with the BRA to renovate an old health center at Warren and Townsend streets into a 400-student school across Townsend from Boston Latin Academy. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 11:37 am
Thornton Street fire scene

Thorton Street scene. Photo by Krisjinisreal.

Around 11:30 a.m. on the second floor and in the attic at 5 Thornton Pl. A second alarm was struck not long after firefighters arrived, a third alarm around 11:50.

Firefighters had some difficulties fighting the fire due to serious clutter on the second floor.

By - 12/12/15 - 2:21 pm
Space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury

A concerned citizen has no words for this photo of two space savers on Howland Street in Roxbury yesterday.

By - 12/9/15 - 3:58 pm

BPS officials reported today that state education officials have dropped Madison Park High School to the second-worst "accountability" results for 2015, which means the state considers it "underperforming."

But BPS officials says there's a glimmer of hope in the new Level 4 designation for the city's only vocational school: Read more.

By - 12/5/15 - 11:20 pm

Around 11:10 p.m. on Kerr Way, Stanley Staco reports. A vehicle was also hit; not long after, a car crashed on Ruggles Street near Shawmut.

By - 12/4/15 - 7:36 pm

A Fitchburg native and former Army ranger was sentenced to six months' home confinement and 3 1/2 years of probation for posting threatening messages on the Facebook page of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.