Seven months after his release from a 15-year federal sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Imauri Ivery began repeatedly robbing several stores along Blue Hill Avenue within a short run of his Elm Hill Park home, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. Read more.
David France, who runs the Roxbury Youth Orchestra, recounts what happened when a woman saw his group play in South Station and was so moved she invited them all to her wedding at a fancy downtown venue.
Guests of the wedding routinely came over and thanked the young people for playing. They felt important and fancy. It was heart-warming to watch them serve each other as each course of the meal arrived. The Bride came over to the orchestra and told them that their performance was the most special part of the ceremony.
Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.
Jonathan Berk posts a list of businesses in the Washington Gateway Main Street district that will be giving free stuff to people who display an "I voted" sticker tomorrow.
Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.
Shortly before 6:40 p.m., Stanley Staco reports.
Between Parker Street and the Southwest Corridor Park, shortly before midnight, possibly as part of a road-rage incident.
Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.
Haley House has announced that Dudley Dough, the "Pizza With A Purpose" cafe housed in the Bollimg Municipal Building, will close by the end of this year.
Via an email to supporters, Haley House Executive Director Bruce Broderick states:
In a city that thinks of itself sometimes as the Athens of America, surely we can have a real debate, where two candidates for a particular office can actually talk out issues.
That wasn't what we got tonight. The format of the "debate" between Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury left no room for the candidates to really get into things. Only for one brief moment did they break out of the confines of the forum-style session, when they exchanged a couple of angry barbs over last year's Black Lives Matter at Boston Latin imbroglio. Read more.
Judah's Market, 249 Blue Hill Ave. at Maywood, around 10:20 a.m.
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