By - 3/31/16 - 10:41 am
Chynah Tyler

Chynah Tyler, a former aide to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and a Roxbury native, is running for the 7th Suffolk state representative's seat from which Gloria Fox is retiring this year.

Tyler unveiled her Web site today, although Politico reports she actually filed papers to run on March 16.

Also running: Monica Monique Cannon, also of Roxbury.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:03 am

Via I-93, WBZ reports.

The kid was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment in Boston Juvenile Court today on charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, trespass, unlicensed operation, negligent operation and failure to stop for police, as well as three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The assault-and-battery counts are because he alleged drove the SUV right at three Boston police officers before he crashed, the DA's office says, adding:

Those officers were able to jump out of the vehicle’s path and were not struck.

By - 3/30/16 - 9:15 pm
Gloria Fox

The State House News Service reports that state Rep. Gloria Fox is retiring at the end of the year from the 7th Suffolk (Roxbury, Mission Hill, the Fenway) district she's represented since 1985.

Fox on Facebook.

By - 3/30/16 - 12:17 pm

On Clarence Street, near Dudley Street.

By - 3/29/16 - 1:33 pm
Kenai Whyte

Boston Police report arresting Maria Buie, 26, of Roxbury on a charge of Assault and battery on a child for an incident at 23 Alpine St. in Roxbury on Jan. 31.

A 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where he died three days later. The boy's exact cause of death remains under investigation, police say.

Accompanied by her attorney, Buie turned herself in at the B-3 station around 10 a.m. today, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/28/16 - 11:26 pm

Community groups and ISD will hold a public meeting about the mouse-inspired shutdown of the Grove Hall Stop & Shop on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Muhammad’s Mosque #11, 10 Washington St.

Via Jed Hresko.

By - 3/27/16 - 9:41 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. at Shawmut Avenue and Kendall Street. Shooter aimed at some people; nobody hit.

On Thursday, federal and local officials announced charges against 27 people for their alleged roles in violence and drug dealing in and around the Lenox developments.

By - 3/25/16 - 12:08 pm
Map of gunfire in lower Roxbury, South End in 2014 and 2015

Map showing density of gunfire incidents in lower Roxbury, South End, 2014-2015. Blue marks Lenox Street boundaries. From an affidavit in the case.

Federal and local authorities hailed yesterday's arrests of alleged gang members at the Lenox Street development as a major blow against the crime and violence that has made residents virtual prisoners in their own homes, in a complex where gang members boldly took over entire hallways for joint-smoking parties and didn't think twice about getting into gun and knife fights.

But an affidavit by the lead ATF agent in the case paints a different picture: Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 1:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man who happened to be packing a loaded gun not long after people started calling 911 about gunfire on Nazing Street yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 11:53 am
Fire on WInthrop Street in Roxbury as seen from the Back Bay

Smoke from the fire could be seen from the Back Bay. Photo by Matthew George.

Firefighters are at 41 Winthrop St. for a fire that started in a boat parked between two houses around 11:40 a.m., but which spread to all three floors of one of the houses. The fire quickly went to two alarms; at 11:55 a.m., a third alarm was struck. Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 11:30 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports 27 people face federal and state drug and gun charges for allegedly turning the Lenox Street housing project on the South End/Roxbury line into a criminal hellhole that saw 30 shootings and more than 75 incidents of gunfire over a three-year period.

Many of the people are members of the Lenox Street Cardinals, officials say; others were members of other gangs operating out of the Lenox Street housing project: Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 6:53 am
Allex Bryant

Boston Police identify the man shot to death at 66 Humboldt Ave. on Monday as Allex Bryant, 28.

A second man was shot, but is expected to survive.

The Herald reports the two were at a house party.

By - 3/23/16 - 11:49 am
Longwood Avenue shut down

A normally bustling Longwood Avenue shut down, people ordered to other side. Photo by Matt Colvin.

UPDATE: Suspicious package found at Harvard Medical School building; partial evacuation called around 12:45 p.m.

Police emptied MCPHS University and MassArt buildings at Longwood Avenue near Huntington and put the nearby Boston Latin School in "safe mode" around 11:30 a.m. as the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package inside.

Shortly after 11:50 a.m., bomb technicians determined the package was not harmful. The university began letting students back in and Boston Latin came out of safe mode.

The scene on Palace Road (photo by Kyle): Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 10:14 pm

Around 9:50 p.m. on Lambert Avenue near Rockledge Street. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned, just in case.

By - 3/21/16 - 7:59 am

Around 3 a.m., two men were shot, one fatally, on Humboldt Avenue near Munroe Street, Stanley Staco and Kevin Wiles, Jr. report. One victim was found in a car, another in a nearby apartment.

Boston Police report recovering several guns from the scene.

Photos from the scene.

By - 3/18/16 - 7:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men after officers watched them "riding two dirt bikes at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting several pedestrians and other vehicles while weaving through lanes of traffic in the area of Seaver Street and Blue Hill Avenue" around 3:40 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 3/18/16 - 12:32 pm

The BRA board yesterday gave tentative approval to Windale Developers to build 18 condo units on four city-owned vacant lots on Holworthy, Hollander and Waumbeck streets.

The $6-million Garrison Trotter phase II project was first proposed in 2013.

Upon completion, the new homes will be priced to attract a mix of moderate, middle and market rate buyers. Prices for the new affordable homes will range from $250,000 - $400,000 and will be affordable to households with a combined income of $60,000 - $100,000. The affordable moderate and middle-income homes will have a 50-year resale restriction to provide affordability for future generations of homebuyers.

By - 3/17/16 - 10:43 am

Transit Police report arresting a Revere man they say was using one hand to watch a video on his phone and the other hand to do some self-lovin' " in close proximity" to a woman on a 65 bus rumbling down Brookline Avenue through the medical area. Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 1:23 pm
Dump truck on fire in Jackson Square

C. Carew shows us firefighters arriving to deal with a smoking load in a dump truck in a parking lot on Ritchie Street off Columbus Avenue shortly before 1 p.m.