The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.
Around 6:15 p.m. outside 124 Eustis St. Car was hit twice; no people hit.
In 2011, when he was just18, Rahim Ramirez was caught with a gun in Dorchester. Earlier this year, after his release from prison, and on learning his friend, Alex DoSouto, had been shot to death, he signed up for a city program called Operation Exit, aimed at getting criminal "impact players" into jobs and off the streets through a construction apprentice program. Read more.
Reports coming in of power outages from Egleston Square to the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave.; started around 12:20 a.m.
At 12:54, Eversource showed 2,165 Boston customers without power on its outage map.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a beer-and-wine license to Haley House for its proposed Dudley Dough pizza place in the new Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Read more.
Around 10:50 p.m. at Westminster Avenue and Waldren Road.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ordered a new trial for a man convicted of packing an illegal gun in Malcolm X Park in Roxbury because the officers who arrested him in 2010 looked at his cell phone's call history without a warrant, and Suffolk County prosecutors used the evidence they found against him. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers whether to approve a proposed Nigerian restaurant in Dudley Square. And a second Nigerian restaurant, in Mattapan, could come before the board within a month for permission to open.
A correspondent forwarded a photo of a flier he spotted in Mr. G's Plaza in Dudley Square today.
Says they're on quite a few building in the Dudley area, adds, "So upset to know people that think this way live so close," really would love to know who's responsible: See the flier.
Stanley Staco reports after being shot shortly after 9 p.m., the victim made it across Ruggles Street to Kerr Way.
Around New Year's, FBI agents made some unusual phone calls: Warnings to members of a Dorchester gang to lay low because a leader of the rival Columbia Point Dawgs had been shot and was convinced they were behind it - and was vowing revenge.
Demetrius Williams had reason to suspect somebody in the Greenwood Street Posse had shot him as he sat in his Mercedes outside a 6 Metcalf Ct. drug "stash" house. His Columbia Point Dawgs and Greenwood Street had been engaged in an increasingly violent feud for several months - which included turning Edinboro Street in Chinatown into a free-fire zone early one August morning that left six people with gunshot wounds. Read more.
Developers have filed plans with the BRA to completely tear down the 62-year-old Whittier Street project and replace it over five years with new buildings with more apartments.
Separately, the Boston Housing Authority this week formally asked developers for plans to turn the Bunker Hill project into a mixed-income development. Read more.
Robert Orthman watched a Dunkin' Donuts truck storrowed at the Ruggles busway this morning.
The Herald reports on sentencing for Jahvon Goodwin, convicted of second-degree murder for repeatedly stabbing Rashad Lesley-Barnes after they both got off a 23 bus in Dudley Square in 2012.
Because he was convicted of second-degree murder, Goodwin will be eligible for parole in 20 years.
The Madison Park Development Corp. has filed plans to build 76 affordable apartments - 14 of them townhouse duplexes - in two buildings on Melnea Cass Boulevard near where it meets Tremont Street.
The proposal, which would include tearing down an existing one-story community center on Raynor Circle, would add 37 parking spaces, in part by moving part of Brooke Marshall Road, where the larger of the two buildings - 60 apartments across five floors - would be built. Read more.