By - 8/21/14 - 12:42 pm
Tremont Crossing design

Tremont Crossing: This time for real?

P-3 Partners, which has the city nod to build a large mixed-use development on what has become an urban wild across from Boston Police headquarters on Tremont Street, has until Sept. 18 to "articulate a clear funding plan and demonstrate concrete interest on the part of prospective retail, office, and commercial tenants," the BRA says.

After years of ground going unbroken, the BRA in June... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 10:22 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., police arrived on Copeland Street in Roxbury to investigate 10 or so gunshots. They found two cars with bullet holes in the area of 43 Copeland St.

About 40 minutes later, a man showed up at Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the thigh.... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 2:15 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) says he will fight efforts by BPS to turn the impending brand-new Dearborn STEM School into a charter school when that would open it up to students across the city, rather than giving Roxbury students preference.

Jackson rejected a request from school officials to lobby state officials to change state charter laws to allow for charters that are not open... Read more

By - 8/20/14 - 1:58 pm

An angry Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today demanded an in-depth audit of finances at the city's only vocational high school.

BPS "should be absolutely ashamed" that the school has 62 staff vacancies just two weeks before school opens, Jackson said today, calling for a hearing to consider the issue.

Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester) agreed. "The situation at Madison is really at a crisis level,"... Read more

By - 8/15/14 - 7:45 pm

In the shoulder, around 7:35 p.m. outside the Marshalls at 280 Martin Luther King Blvd.

By - 8/14/14 - 10:13 am

The Bay State Banner reports on a staffing issue at Madison Park High School.

By - 8/13/14 - 12:43 pm

The hospital went dark shortly after noon. Generators kicked in, non-emergency procedures have been postponed.

By - 8/12/14 - 12:21 pm

Transit Police are investigating a crash shortly after 10:30 a.m. that sent a man to the hospital.

A T spokesman says:

A man crossed in front of a Route 15 bus near Dudley and Albion Streets. He was transported to Boston Medical center with injuries described as non-life threatening. An investigation is underway.

Jordan Martins, who was on the bus, photographed the point... Read more

By - 8/11/14 - 7:04 pm
Mayor Walsh at revitalized Alvah Kittredge mansion

Mayor Walsh at Alvah Kittredge dedication. Photo by Bartlett Events.

City officials this evening formally dedicated the rebuilt Alvah Kittredge House, saved through the work of Historic Boston, which took ownership of the long-vacant early 19th-century structure on Linwood Street in 2011 and rebuilt it as five two-bedroom apartments.

By - 8/9/14 - 6:59 pm

Police are looking for two teens for an armed robbery around 6:45 p.m. on Schuyler Street near Elm Hill Avenue.

They took a Galaxy phone, a pair of sneakers in a red-and-white Nike box and cash from their victim. One was described as a black male, about 5'6" in a black hoodie. The other was a black female, about 5'3" with short hair and a... Read more

By - 8/9/14 - 9:20 am

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to Seaver Street and Elm Hill Avenue around 1:20 a.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents and Stanley Staco.... Read more

By - 8/8/14 - 9:47 pm

Around 9:30 p.m., on Brunswick Street, off Warren. No victim so far.

By - 8/8/14 - 6:03 pm
Three sought in Jackson Square body case

UPDATE, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Police report they've found the three people.

Boston Police report they are looking for three people in connection with the body of a woman, apparently in her 40s, found off Columbus Avenue on July 13.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident in efforts to establish cause and manner of

... Read more
By - 8/8/14 - 12:23 pm

Parent Imperfect considers the fate of the Dearborn STEM school, which the BPS is preparing to hand over as an "in district" charter school to a group that has built lots of housing but which has never overseen a $70-million school project.

By - 8/7/14 - 9:01 am

UPDATE: Ferguson Farrell, 28, is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court today on a charge of armed assault with intent to murder for allegedly stabbing a 47-year-old woman in the back, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Shortly before 8 a.m., according to Boston EMS Incidents. Robert Orthman reports:

Police, fire and EMTs in front of Court House. Street closed, police

... Read more
By - 8/6/14 - 11:28 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Daniel Yarde, 23, of shooting DeAndre Russ to death outside a Tremont Street party in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

His conviction for second-degree murder means a mandatory life sentence - but with the possibility of parole.

According to the DA's office:

Yarde arrived at an after-hours party at 1050 Tremont St. where Russ was

... Read more
By - 8/5/14 - 10:31 pm
Boston firefighter gives oxygen to a cat

Firefighter Frank Rogier administers oxygen to one of the cats. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters rushed to 23 Greenville St. around 10:40 p.m. to battle what turned into a two-alarm fire in a three-story apartment building.

One resident was taken to the hospital with burns; one firefighter suffered a knee injury. Two cats were brought out suffering smoke inhalation. Both revived when firefighters gave them oxygen.

The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $100,000 in damage, is... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 9:22 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports no injuries.

Police are looking for two Hispanic males, one 5'8, 18-22, with a black T-shirt with some sort of design on it and carrying a backpack, the other about 5'10" in a black leather baseball cap and a black T-shirt, with a black and white sweatshirt slung over one shoulder.... Read more

By - 8/1/14 - 3:11 pm

Police are investigating how a man got shot in the foot on Burton Avenue at Copeland Street around 3 p.m. He might have gotten caught up in a firefight between two other men. Police recovered several shell casings, are looking for a black or gray Mercedes with tinted windows seen fleeing the scene.

By - 7/31/14 - 1:50 pm

Police are looking for a guy in a silver and black Smart Car who was angrily yelling at kids in the area of White Stadium in Franklin Park early this afternoon.