Roxbury

By - 10/24/14 - 4:46 pm

A man earned a five-year prison term today for an incident last year in which he tried to end an argument by smacking his opponent with a gun and then trying to shoot him only to have his victim whack him in the head with a cane.

William Rivera, 44, of Mattapan, was convicted today of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 8:40 am

Boston Police report they are looking for a man in connection with an incident Wednesday afternoon at a bus stop at Warren and Moreland streets in Roxbury.

Around 2:50 p.m., policey say, a 14-year-old girl standing at the bus stop was approached by a guy who'd gotten out of a blue Infiniti:

The male suspect asked the victim to get into his car

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By - 10/17/14 - 7:52 am

WBZ reports on the shooting early this morning at 1033 Mass. Ave.

By - 10/16/14 - 11:42 am

Around 11:20 a.m., police shut the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop, stopped train service and blocked traffic on Mass. Ave. after somebody started vomiting on the platform.

The station and street were re-opened about 15 minutes later - and the person transported to a local hospital - after first responders determined she did not have Ebola.

Boston EMS Incidents reports EMTs rushed to... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 6:42 pm
Fallen tree on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End

Just call it treelock: Boston shows us the tree that discovered gravity early this evening on Mass. Ave. northbound near Tremont Street.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 11:29 pm

Boston Police report Santo Alcadio Bernabel, 69, of Hazelton, PA, suffered multiple stab wounds at 104 Winthrop St. Friday night and that they and Boston Fire investigators are now looking at whether the five-alarm fire was set.

As of tonight, Boston Police Homicide Detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office have retained jurisdiction in this case. Boston Police and Boston Fire

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By - 10/12/14 - 1:07 pm
No exit at Fort Hill intersection in Roxbury

Gareth show us the intersection of Juniper, Thornton and Rockledge on Fort Hill.

By - 10/10/14 - 9:55 pm
Fire on Winthrop Street in Roxbury

Winthrop Street. See it larger. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a man died in a fire at 104 Winthrop St. in Roxbury.

As is standard procedure, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office will join the BFD investigation.

The fire, reported around 9 p.m., went to five alarms.

Fire erupted through the roof. Firefighters were ordered out of the building.

About 30 residents were displaced.... Read more

By - 10/10/14 - 4:47 pm

Zoo New England announced today somebody who wants to stay anonymous has given $1 million towards the cost of building a new "Nature's Neighborhoods" children's zoo in Franklin Park.

Zoo New England had already raised $5.65 million in pledges towards the cost of the new children's zoo, announced earlier this year as a more interactive series of exhibits to introduce kids to animals and... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 4:00 pm

Ramon Genao does not dispute that two guys walked out of his Hollywood Liquors II at 489 Blue Hill Ave. with alcoholic beverages - one a Bud Lime-a-rita - during the Caribbean parade on Aug. 23, or that they popped the tops and began drinking right outside his store.

But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Genao protested what he called a no-win situation:... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 3:07 pm

Around 2:20 p.m., Stanley Staco reports. He adds the car - with the wounded driver inside - was found on Normandy Street near Washington.... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 1:22 pm

Derrick Wood, arrested after a car crash near a Harrishof Street murder on June 9 faces arraignment next week for that murder.

A second suspect remains at large.

Either Wood or that second man allegedly shot Craig Marriro to death as he stood on Harrishof Street around 11:30 p.m. on June 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police charge. Following... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 12:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting two of three males they say tied up a man walking his dog through Franklin Park near the golf course Saturday afternoon. One of the suspects is 13.

Jamaica Plain News reports police are looking at connections between the alleged muggers and people sought for similar robberies on the path around Jamaica Pond the week before.

Police say the... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 6:17 pm

Around 6:05 p.m. on Dale Street between Rockland and Regent. No victims so far.

By - 10/2/14 - 2:00 pm

Around 1:30 p.m. on Stafford Street, off Blue Hill Avenue. Three suspects, all in masks, one with a gun, one about 6' tall, the other about 5'5".

By - 9/29/14 - 9:52 pm

Around 7:50 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Centre Street, according to Stanley Staco.

By - 9/29/14 - 3:38 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for indecent assault and battery for an incident shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday.

If you recognize him, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 9/29/14 - 10:04 am
Peter Bent Brigham building in Longwood Medical Area

Phil shows us how all that renovation work in front of the old Peter Bent Brigham building at Brigham Circle has opened up the space to highlight the classic building.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/26/14 - 7:25 am

The Massachusetts Nurses Association yesterday sued Radius Specialty Hospitals over the short notice given workers that its long-term care hospitals in Roxbury and Quincy are closing.

In its lawsuit, filed in US District Court, the union says Radius did not give workers 60 days notice of the shutdown, as required by federal law.

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