By - 9/24/14 - 2:23 pm
Fire at 7 North Ave. in Roxbury

7 North Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire reports an early morning fire started on the outside of 7 North Ave. and spread to 9 North Ave. before it was put out.

The two-alarm blaze, reported at 4:25 a.m., did an estimated $300,000 damage to 7 and $100,000 damage to 9, the department says. There were no injuries; three residents were displaced.

The cause of the fire is... Read more

By - 9/22/14 - 12:55 pm

Fort Hill History takes note of the Roxbury Russet - a type of apple first grown in Roxbury, back when it had apple orchards. See where you can find them now - and the cider they are good for.

By - 9/22/14 - 9:03 am
Nitrogen leak on Longwood Avenue in Boston

Longwood Avenue this morning. Photo by Kellylate.

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m.: Technicians, who had to be freed from a traffic jam on Melnea Cass Boulevard, stopped the leak.

Fire crews are on Longwood Avenue this morning awaiting the arrival of a crew that can shut off a nitrogen leak. Stanley Staco reports Harvard evacuated three buildings due to the leak.

Parents of students at Boston Latin School got robocalls this morning that... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 6:22 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 2 a.m. on Montana Street near Georgia Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

A car was also hit by the gunfire.... Read more

By - 9/13/14 - 6:06 pm

Diane Ross Gary, Madison Park headmaster, submitted her resignation Friday after a week of turmoil at the school over a major class-schedule mess - and after interim Superintendent John McDonough learned she had never submitted the paperwork to be certified as a headmaster in Massachusetts, to which she had moved from Connecticut to lead Madison Park in 2013.

Boston Public Schools this evening ... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 6:35 pm

Andrew Britt, 20, was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison today after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the death of Shawnray Taylor in a Copeland Street apartment on Dec. 11, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Had the case proceeded to trial on the indicted charge of second-degree murder, prosecutors would have introduced evidence and testimony to prove that Taylor,

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By - 9/12/14 - 6:17 pm

Federal, state and city officials gathered at Ruggles station this afternoon to announce a $20-mllion federal grant to build a second commuter rail platform at Ruggles - and fix the crumbling part of the existing platform.

Officials said the project will increase capacity in Ruggles just as Northeastern and other nearby landowners even further develop the area, bringing new jobs - and increased demand on... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 8:10 am

Homicide Watch Boston reports the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped the charge against Eric Barnes after the May death of a woman in the South Bay House of Corrections who was going to testify against Barnes.

Barnes and two other men were charged with murdering Brousseau Normil, 20, of Cambridge, whose body was found stuffed in the back seat of a rental... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 9:11 pm

Both get to run again for something next year - Owens succeeded in not winning the state Senate seat held by Sonia Chang-Diaz, while Garrison met expectations in not overtaking state Rep. Evandro Carvalho.

By - 9/9/14 - 4:01 pm

If BPS officials are trying to convince the state to take Madison Park High School off their hands, they're doing an excellent job of it: Students walked out of school in a protest today because four days after the start of their school year, the school has yet to assign them to any classes.

The Dorchester Reporter interviewed the student who organized... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 7:40 am

The Daily Free Press interviews Thomas "Kwest" Burns, 41, and Ricardo "Deme5" Gomez, who painted the Nelson Mandela mural at Clifford and Warren streets.

By - 9/8/14 - 2:10 pm

Brendan Halpin knew Adrian Gonzalez, the 17-year-old shot to death early Saturday near Egleston Square. He is outraged that he has to write an elegy for him:

Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.

How do you feel about living in a country where

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By - 9/8/14 - 8:07 am

The Crimson reports on the gift from Hong Kong businessman Gerald Chan - who has a doctorate from the school - in honor of his father, T.H. Chan, who always wanted to start a school.

By - 9/8/14 - 6:18 am

Around midnight, Boston EMS Incidents reports. Matthew Gregoire reports the man, shot twice, did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

By - 9/6/14 - 9:55 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim, Adrian Gonzalez, 17, died.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in the chest around 12:30 a.m. on Wardman Street. Boston EMS Incidents reports he was taken away in bad shape.

It's the latest shooting in recent days in the streets surrounding the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Washington Street:

By - 9/5/14 - 8:29 pm

Around 8:20 p.m. at Perrin and Waverly streets. The homicide unit was summoned just in case because of the severity of the victim's injuries.... Read more

By - 9/4/14 - 6:27 pm

The Globe reports BPS says it won't file to turn the Dearborn STEM school into an "in district" charter school this year, which means the earliest it can try is 2016.

By - 9/4/14 - 5:52 pm

Around 5:20 p.m. at Walnut and Westminster avenues. The truck turned up on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 9/2/14 - 10:36 pm

Around 10 p.m. at Academy Road and Weaver Way, at least twice. None of the shots hit.