By - 12/26/14 - 11:31 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Robert Scott, a.k.a. Sultan Omar Chezulu, got a fair trial in 2010 for a murder 26 years earlier, despite errors during closing by the prosecutor.

The ruling by the state's highest court means that Scott, now 66, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

After Elsie "Yolanda" Hernandez, was found dead under garbage in a... Read more

By - 12/21/14 - 11:53 am

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was stabbed repeatedly around 4:30 a.m. at 568 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Two other men were also stabbed, but are expected to survive.

By - 12/19/14 - 4:15 am

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh held a community forum at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury Thursday Night starting at 7:00 P.M., and running for almost five hours.

They made presentations and answered questions about how Boston Police Department officer involved shootings are investigated and related issues.

Rev Laura Everett live-tweeted the event.... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 11:35 am

WBUR reports on the BPS decision to cede much control of the Roxbury STEM school to the operators of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School in an attempt to stave off a state takeover over its standardized-test scores.

One key difference: Unlike other charter schools in the city, admission to the Dearborn will remain based on BPS elementary schools that already feed into the... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 6:35 am

The Globe reports state officials are working on a plan to empty the Transportation Building in Park Square and build a new transportation complex as part of the Tremont Crossing mixed-use development across the street from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street. The move would jump start that project and free up the Park Square building for redevelopment.

The BRA has a vaguely... Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 2:48 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Cristian Rodriguez, 38, of first-degree murder for the death of Roosevelt Harris in the Tremont Street home they shared, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury rejected Rodriguez's argument that he was too mentally ill to know what he was doing when he used a metal baseball bat to smash Harris in the head until... Read more

By - 12/14/14 - 10:01 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody opened fire on a car parked on Albion Street in Roxbury around 5:15 a.m., damaging the car but missing the two men sitting in it.... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 6:44 pm
Haymarket station on the Green Line in the rain

Just add some chlorine and welcome to Haymarket wading pool. Photo by Dave Fox.

Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 2:58 pm
Flooding in the Fenway

Fenway flooding causes gridlock around 5 p.m. Photo by Brendan.

Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 4:36 pm

UPDATE: Roxbury Here has a much more detailed report on the Roxbury meeting.

WGBH reports on unease about the city's plans to relocate some of the transitional substance-abuse programs that were on Long Island to an existing public-health complex in Mattapan and the newly closed Radius Hospital in Roxbury.

City officials say they need to find space for the residential treatment... Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 6:36 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was found shot outside 18 Hartwell St. around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

An empty, but running, car was found closer to Cheney Street all shot up.... Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 1:27 pm

City officials will meet with residents tomorrow evening to discuss their plans for the Radius Specialty Hospital on Townsend Street.

The Bay State Banner reported last week the Boston Public Health Commission is thinking of using the facility for 265 beds in "closed campus" programs - participants would be bused in and out and would not be allowed to leave the Radius campus during... Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 10:29 am

Parent Imperfect reports on yesterday's meeting over the supposedly temporary educational managers BPS feels compelled to hand the Dearborn off to so it can stave off a state takeover due to poor test scores.

One, he reports, was one of the charter groups that sparked an uproar earlier this year when it seemed like BPS was about to spend $72 million to build a... Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 7:31 am

New England Dispatcher reports the victim was shot around 12:30 a.m. at 73 Moreland St.

By - 11/25/14 - 2:53 pm

Around 2:10 p.m. as students were being dismissed. Not considered life threatening.

Suspect: Black male, 5'8" or 5'9" wearing all black, including a fitted black cap. May have run towards the Dudley T stop.

BPS provided a transcript of the robocall that went out to parents:

Hello, this is a call from Nicole Gittens, Headmaster of the O’Bryant. Unfortunately today there was an incident outside

... Read more
By - 11/24/14 - 10:07 pm

The Dig provides comments from students.

A couple weeks ago, the Bay State Banner painted a rosier picture of where the school is today, although it didn't provide any comments from students.

By - 11/24/14 - 5:33 pm

Shortly before 1 p.m. at 625 Shawmut Ave., David Finnerty reports.