By - 7/30/16 - 6:31 pm

Around 6:20 p.m., near Mills Street. One car was hit.

By - 7/30/16 - 5:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park 14-year-old on gun charges around 12:35 this morning behind 144 Ruthven St.

Police say officers patrolling the area due to recent gun violence thought it more than a bit odd when they saw two guys walking down the street wearing hoodies with the hoods drawn around their faces, given that the temperature was still around 80 and that it was very humid out. Read more.

By - 7/29/16 - 9:07 am

Zoo New England reports a giraffe calf born late Sunday was transported to Tuft's Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in Grafton. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 9:30 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. Sam Schweizer, passing by in a car at the time, heard three shots.

By - 7/27/16 - 2:31 pm
Exploding car in Longwood Medical Area

Bikeyface was among the people watching a car go up in flames on Brookline Avenue at Longwood around 2:15 p.m. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 11:36 am
Patrick Keogan

FBI agents investigating a Wilmington man for threats he allegedly made against a Roxbury mosque and an Islamic student group at Northeastern soon discovered he was also having lots of fun with guns - which he wasn't supposed to, given that he's a convicted felon.

Patrick Keogan, 44, an electrician who works on high-voltage wires, was charged this week in US District Court in Boston with making threats against the Islamic Society of Boston and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 3:54 pm

Patrick Keogan, 44, is scheduled for arraignment in federal court today on charges he left a threat on the Islamic Society of Boston's Facebook page to burn the Roxbury mosque to the ground, the US Attorney's office reports.

It's the second time in a little over a year that somebody has been charged with threatening violence against the mosque. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 11:42 am

Norvia Pena says her long closed Norvia's Place, 2807 Washington St., should re-open this fall - with more of an emphasis on food than drinks. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:14 am
Fire at 69 Walnut Park in Roxbury. <a href="">Photo by BFD</a>.

The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire early this morning did an estimated $300,000 in damage to 69 Walnut Park.

The cause and origin of the fire, reported around 1:30 a.m., are under investigation. There were no injuries.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:41 pm

UPDATE: WCVB reports the train driver was taken out of service for "a long talk" about not panicking riders.

There was a chaotic scene at Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m. caused by balky brakes on an Orange Line train. Read more.

By - 7/24/16 - 10:37 pm

Boston Police report a man on a scooter officers started following early this morning because he was riding around Roxbury without a helmet turned out to be a carjacking victim looking for the guys who stole his SUV. Read more.

By - 7/19/16 - 10:05 am

Developer John Cruz will file plans with the BRA for a $47-million, 95-unit apartment complex with retail and office space on Warren Street between Clifford and Waverly streets. Read more.

By - 7/17/16 - 10:54 pm

Around 10:45 p.m. at Nazing and Maple streets. Police looking for two men who also made off with the victim's backpack.

By - 7/17/16 - 11:17 am

Two Globe reporters spend time with the addicts on the stretch of Mass. Ave. now known as Methadone Mile.

It's an interesting, sad read, worth the time - and maybe an e-mail to the mayor's office asking whatever happened to Long Island.

Perhaps there'll be a part 2 in which they talk to the people who live in that area (yes, there are apartments there) on how their lives have been changed by the influx.

By - 7/11/16 - 12:21 pm

Boston Police report officers were in the process of arresting the passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic violation Saturday evening when they noticed the driver was acting all fidgety. Read more.

By - 7/10/16 - 9:21 am

The Bay State Banner reports on the proposal, by the BHA, Preservation of Affordable Housing and Madison Park Development Corp. to raze the current 200-unit project off Tremont Street in Roxbury and replace it with 210 low-income apartments, 136 affordable units and 81 to be rented at market rates.

By - 7/9/16 - 11:56 pm

The Globe reports on a vigil this morning in Dudley Square for recent victims of police shootings - and for the five police officers killed in Dallas.

NECN reports on the annual police/community basketball tournament at Jeep Jones Park today.

By - 7/9/16 - 10:11 am

Mayor Walsh talked at a prayer service at the Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ in Roxbury:

Tonight, we pray for victims and their families in Louisiana, in Minnesota, and in Dallas, Texas.

And I join with you in praying that the appropriate authorities will bring true justice in all of these situations.

But I want to start by acknowledging the hurt and the fear people are feeling in Boston.

I want to recognize the trauma in this city and this church. ...

By - 7/8/16 - 3:12 pm
Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston.

Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston in pink.

Verizon has filed updated plans with the city for its roll out of FiOS Internet, phone and cable service that show that West Roxbury and parts of neighboring Roslindale, most of Dorchester, the area around Dudley Square, would be the first areas in the city to get the Comcast competitor. Read more.