By - 3/14/15 - 12:24 pm
Proposed Clarion building on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury

A developer has proposed a 40-unit apartment development on Blue Hill Avenue between Quincy and Holborn streets that would include 27 affordable units and 5 apartments for people who make just a bit too much too qualify for those.

In addition to a four-story apartment building, the Community Builders, Inc. is proposing a two-family house as part of the construction, which would replace a series of city-owned lots that have been vacant for decades.

In a filing with the BRA, the developer is proposing 32 parking spaces and bicycle storage, as well as first-floor retail space.

By - 3/13/15 - 9:28 pm

Police are investigating windows that were hit by gunfire around 9:20 p.m. at 1586 Columbus Ave.

By - 3/12/15 - 8:00 pm

Like, say, your penis. Dr. Robert J. Hartman, Jr., of Brigham and Women's, discusses the case of a man who presented in the hospital ER with a broken penis.

On the basis of the clinical presentation, the patient was taken to the operating room for emergency repair.

His article is, of course, accompanied by a photo of the damaged appendage, so don't click unless you want that right in your face.

By - 3/9/15 - 10:46 am

Mayor Walsh this morning announced "a comprehensive internal inquiry of the employment history of Shaun Harrison" by the BPS department of labor relations.

By - 3/7/15 - 10:19 am

Shaun Harrison, already in trouble for allegedly shooting a high-school student he felt done him wrong could face new gun and drug charges based on what detectives found inside his apartment.

By - 3/5/15 - 11:27 pm
Richard Davey talks up the Olympics

Richard Davey talks as Rev. Jeffrey Brown (l) and architect David Manfredi listen.

If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.

The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose athletes compete in five separate sports - and for equestrian events.

By - 3/5/15 - 5:11 pm

A Roxbury minister paid by Boston Public Schools to offer anger-management classes to students was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail today on charges he shot a kid in the head over an alleged disagreement involving the minister's pot-dealing business, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Three men spotted coming out of Shaun Harrison's home after the shooting were also arraigned today, two on pot charges, one on a gun charge, the DA's office reports. All were ordered held after their bail on earlier open cases was revoked.

By - 3/5/15 - 12:57 pm

The Franklin Park Coalition meets wth Boston 2024 organizers at 6:30 p.m. to consider the possible impact of the Olympics programs proposed for the park.

The session is at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Dr.

In its filing with the US Olympics Committee, Boston 2024 proposed fencing off much of the park for equestrian events and the pentathlon - along with a major renovation of White Stadium.

By - 3/5/15 - 8:33 am

Shaun Harrison, 55, is scheduled for arraignment this morning on charges he shot a 17-year-old at 100 Magazine St. around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Harrison was charged with assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery and unlawful possession of a firearm, police say.

By - 3/3/15 - 3:06 pm

A police detective said today an investigation into a stabbing outside the Hen House on Mass. Ave. in January has "stalled" because neither the victim nor his friends waiting for him to bring out some food want to tell police what they know.

Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board today the man was stabbed around 4:05 a.m. on Jan. 10, when he and several friends drove over to the Hen House from a "tattoo party" in Roxbury. The man was stabbed in the stomach, badly enough to have the BPD homicide unit called in, just in case.

By - 2/24/15 - 8:41 am

WBUR reports on a Boston 2024 community meeting in Roxbury:

"Let me talk about jobs specifically," Fish said. "When you talk about hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games, there will be over 100,000 to 125,000 jobs, between volunteers and newly created jobs. This can be, we feel confident, benefit the entire community."

But asked how many will be paid and how many will be volunteer, Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey didn’t have an answer.

By - 2/21/15 - 1:57 pm
Three-story icicles in Roxbury

Ryan captured the ice formations on the back of his apartment building in Roxbury today.

By - 2/18/15 - 5:21 pm

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports the leaders of the Hendry Street and Woodward Avenue gangs pleaded guilty Friday to a variety of drug and gun charges that will see them hustled off to a federal penitentiary for at least ten years.

By - 2/17/15 - 10:56 am

Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.

A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has so far failed to result in any new liquor licenses in Roxbury.

Suya Joint had an older license, which could be re-sold - with the Boston Licensing Board's approval - anywhere in the city.

By - 2/15/15 - 1:10 pm
Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

Columbus Avenue and Mass. Ave. today. Photo by Andrew Bauer.

By - 2/12/15 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a call about a person shot around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday found a man had, in fact, been shot, at Normandy and Intervale streets.

By - 2/12/15 - 8:31 am
Tandem parking in Roxbury

As roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed on Townsend Street in Roxbury, the key is digging out the sidewalk next to the space you dug out and voila: Two parking spaces. Because, really, who needs a sidewalk in the snow?

By - 2/4/15 - 9:36 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 7:40 p.m. outside 368 Warren St.

By - 1/31/15 - 12:34 am

Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.

By - 1/30/15 - 6:46 pm

Firefighters responded around 6:30 p.m. to 32 Deckard St. for a fire.

Photo of the scene.