By - 4/9/15 - 4:09 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on Wabon Street. Police are looking for an older, blue Dodge Caravan with tinted windows and Mass. registration 363-YK1.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:48 pm
Christopher the Lion at Franklin Park Zoo

Zoo New England announced today that Christopher the Lion has died. He was 21.

Christopher, born in Florida, had lived at Franklin Park since 2001 - and exceeded the average lifespan of a lion in captivity by more than four years.

In a statement, Zoo New England President John Linehan said:

By - 4/8/15 - 9:50 pm

State Police report what started out as a traffic stop at Prentiss and Parker streets in Roxbury this afternoon ended with the driver and his passenger under arrest.

State Police say a trooper initially pulled Humberto David, 25, of Cambridge over at Parker and Prentiss streets because his car's windows seemed to be excessively tinted and because David did not signal when making a turn around 1:45 p.m.

After they were stopped, a search of the car showed a gun - which turned out to be stolen - and "a quantity of marijuana."

By - 4/8/15 - 7:54 am

The Dig reports on a meeting on Monday of a group tasked with overseeing development that did not end well.

By - 4/6/15 - 2:38 pm
Eight hours of shoveling marked on a cone on Ruthven Street in Roxbury

An annoyed citizen complains about the space savers still in place on Ruthven Street, including this one, marked by somebody who apparently thinks eight hours of shoveling is worth a couple months' free parking.

By - 4/3/15 - 11:47 pm

A gun battle between occupants of two cars ended with one person from each vehicle going to Boston Medical Center - one in bad enough shape to have the homicide unit called in just in case.

Police rushed to the area of Woodward Avenue and George Street on reports of gunfire shortly before 11:30 p.m. Officers found shell casings on Woodward Avenue.

By - 3/29/15 - 4:29 pm

Boston Police report that John Moynihan - shot point blank in the face Friday night underwent several hours of surgery today to remove the bullet from his neck.

Officer Moynihan is currently listed in stable and improving condition and is expected to be moved out of the Intensive Care Unit in the coming days.

By - 3/28/15 - 10:38 am
Angelo West

Police Commissioner William Evans today identified the man fatally shot in a confrontation with officers at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street last night as Angelo West, 41, of Hyde Park.

Police say West had a long and violent record. He was convicted of shooting at a Boston officer and a state trooper in the Theater District in 2001: His first shot missed and then his gun jammed.

By - 3/27/15 - 6:45 pm

Crime scene. Photo by Jed Hresko.

John Moynihan

A Boston Police officer was shot around 6:40 p.m. at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street. A second ambulance was summoned for a suspect, also shot, but he was declared dead at the scene.

Police Commissioner William Evans said the officer, John T. Moynihan, 34, was shot under the right eye, is in a medically induced coma at Boston Medical Center and is "fighting for his life right now." He asked people to pray for him.

By - 3/25/15 - 9:39 pm

Boston Police have released this surveillance video of an SUV they say may have had something to do with the shooting murder of Luis Ramos outside 571 Dudley St. on March 14:

By - 3/25/15 - 8:27 pm
Trash fire at Norfolk Avenue transfer station

Brian D'Amico followed firefighters to a blaze in a giant trash heap at a trash transfer station on Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury this afternoon.

Copyright Brian'Damico.

By - 3/21/15 - 4:08 pm

Shortly before 4 p.m., somebody on Ruggles Street started firing a gun into the Annunciation project. Nobody was hit.

Police are looking for a black man, 25 to 30, clad all in black and carrying a black gun.

By - 3/19/15 - 9:45 am
Orange Line window smasher at Ruggles

Transit Police report arresting Abdulkadir Abbas, 33, for allegedly punching out a window on an Orange Line train at Ruggles last night.

Police say Abbas punched the window around 10:15 p.m., then got on the train - where passengers promptly pointed him out to arriving officers.

Abbas is scheduled for arraignment today in Roxbury District Court on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250 - police say it will cost $430 to replace the window.

By - 3/19/15 - 9:11 am

The Bay State Banner reports the owner of the buildings that now house the One United and Citizen’s Bank branches is working with a team of developers to transform the site into a new complex featuring residential units, office space and stores.

By - 3/18/15 - 1:30 pm

Around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Humboldt Avenue and Hutchings Street. Police learned of the shooting when the victim showed up at a local emergency room.

By - 3/18/15 - 1:24 pm

Angeliea Brown, 34, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter today for the August, 2013, stabbing death of Winston Fields, 73, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had originally charged Brown with first-degree murder, for which a conviction would have meant life without parole. Instead, she's looking at 15 to 18 years in state prison.

By - 3/17/15 - 2:41 pm

A Roxbury Municipal Court judge set additional bail of $150,000 for Shaun Harrison at his arraignment today on two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and single counts of trafficking in cocaine, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 3/17/15 - 2:35 pm

Police are looking for three people for a knifepoint robbery around 2:20 p.m. in back of the O'Bryant School on Malcolm X Boulevard.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic male, 5'6" in a gray hoodie and sweatpants, a Hispanic male, 5'8" in jeans and a blue NorthFace jacket with a white hoodie underneath and a black male, 6'2" in a black hoodie and white sneakers.

They stole their victim's iPhone, then ran off.

By - 3/16/15 - 2:03 pm
Willie Williams

Boston Police reports the man shot to death outside a Hyde Park house party early Sunday was Willie Williams, 21, of Roxbury.

Police add the second shooting victim remains in critical condition.

By - 3/16/15 - 10:49 am

Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man on a charge of armed robbery for an incident around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday at the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line station.

According to police, Edgardo Rodriguez, 32, went up to two people buying CharlieTickets at a fare machine and asked them for some money.

The victims declined Rodruguez' request and he responded by lifting up his shirt to display the handle of a firearm protruding from his waistband.