By - 4/21/14 - 11:22 am

Paul Revere gets all the glory, but William Dawes also rode into the countryside that fateful April night to warn the colonists that the Redcoats were coming.

This morning, the National Lancers re-created Dawes' ride from the First Church in Roxbury in Eliot Square.

Reading a poem about Dawes on the front steps of the church:

By - 4/20/14 - 9:21 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. at Lenox and Washington.

By - 4/20/14 - 7:06 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a woman and a child had to be taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation after what turned into a two-alarm fire broke out on their floor of the apartment building at 55 Brookledge St., shortly before 7 p.m.

The department estimates the fire, which started on the second floor and spread to the third floor of... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 10:50 am

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was stabbed in the back around 6:30 a.m. at 8 Coventry St..

By - 4/17/14 - 8:13 am
James Mason

Boston Police report the man found shot to death at Dabney and Regent streets early Monday was James Mason, 45.

Mason leaves two children, a grandchild and five brothers and sisters, according to his obituary.

A celebration of his life will be on Tuesday, April 22, starting at 11 at the George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins Highway in Mattapan. He will... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 10:04 pm

Collision happened shortly after 9 p.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries.

By - 4/14/14 - 4:07 pm

A Dorchester man arrested over the weekend and three other people now face murder charges for the death of Brousseau Normil, 20, of Cambridge, whose body was found stuffed in the back seat of a rental car on Langdon Street in Roxbury last spring, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Eric Barnes, 28, of Dorchester, Kenneth Sales, 24, of Roxbury and Tyronne Seams, 28,... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 6:31 am

Boston Police report finding a man with several gunshot wounds around 1 a.m. at Regent and Dabney streets. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.... Read more

By - 4/13/14 - 11:18 pm
Marcella Street fire

Marcella Street fire scene. Photo by Corbis.

Firefighters rushed to 124 Marcella St. around 11 p.m. for a one-alarm fire in the basement. Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. A BFD spokesman estimates damage at $15,000.

By - 4/12/14 - 9:07 pm

Police are looking for two men see bicycling and then running towards Ruggles after gunfire around 8:15 p.m. on Albert Street, across the Southwest Corridor Park from the rear of BPD headquarters. Police found shell casings from the three or four shots, but no victims.

By - 4/12/14 - 8:53 am

Stanley Staco reports on three incidents overnight:

8:55 p.m. Two teens robbed somebody of his phone, then fired shots in the area at Ruggles and Annunication streets.

10 p.m. Shots fired outside 109 Homestead St.

1:15 a.m. Multiple shots fired in the rear of 45 Brookledge St..... Read more

By - 4/11/14 - 12:05 am

The Bay State Banner reports the membership discount store has agreed to move into the mixed-use development that looks like it might finally get built on the parcel across from the police headquarters on Tremont Street that has been vacant for so long it has trees growing on it.

By - 4/10/14 - 5:39 pm

The Herald reports on an incident around 10 a.m. yesterday at Beyeza Barbershop, 602 Blue Hill Ave. The owner was stabbed several times, but in return, one of his attackers got smashed in the face with a padlock.

By - 4/10/14 - 8:19 am

Charles Sammon, 37, of West Pittston, PA., was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison yesterday for a scheme in which he collected fees at closings for triple-decker units in Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain involving buyers who then promptly defaulted, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

According to the feds, in 2006, Sammon recruited unqualified buyers for condo units - and in... Read more

By - 4/9/14 - 6:58 pm
Roasted chicken

A concerned citizen complains about the stuff he or she is forever finding on a bench along the 44 bus route on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury:

This time it's a whole roasted chicken. BTW the 44 is so slow I think the chicken was alive when it started waiting.

By - 4/5/14 - 5:52 pm

Around 5:30 p.m. Service was stopped between Back Bay and Jackson Square as firefighters worked to get the person out.

Photos from the scene.

By - 4/5/14 - 4:10 pm

Boston Police report an officer shot the man to death around 3:10 p.m. at 77 Lenox St. in Roxbury as they investigated a domestic-violence complaint:

While en route, officers were informed that the male suspect had assaulted his girlfriend. Upon arrival, officers observed visible facial injuries to the female victim, and she directed officers to the suspect at 77 Lenox Street. Once inside, the

... Read more
By - 4/3/14 - 4:57 pm

Somebody in one car opened fire on somebody in another car around 4:45 p.m. at Walnut Avenue and Circuit Street in Roxbury.

The shooter, who stood up through the sunroof of his car, succeeded in blowing out the windshield and passenger-side window of the victim's car. Both victim and shooter sped away.

The car that was shot at is a silver Volvo S40 sedan, possibly... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm

The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.