Roxbury

By - 6/29/14 - 6:57 pm

Around 6:40 p.m. between Washington and Shamut.

Police are looking for two suspects, both black, both in their early 20s, who fled on mountain bikes: The shooter is about 5'8" and has a goatee. He wore a black shirt with writing on it and black pants.

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/28/14 - 1:49 pm

Andea Hill notes that A Nubian Notion inside the Orange Line station has a sign posted that it's closing on Wednesday due to a rent dispute with the MBTA - after 20 years in the space.

By - 6/27/14 - 2:46 pm
Proposed Mission Hill project

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services says an unused former MBTA parcel across Tremont Street from the Roxbury Crossing T stop would make a great place for 88 apartments, a 160-foot-high office building and retail space.

In a filing with the BRA this week, the group formally proposed a 306,000-square foot development for the land, known as Parcel 25, bounded by Tremont, Gurney and Station streets... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 4:32 pm

The mother of a young boy whom a teacher's aide molested at the Martin Luther King School charges the school's principal knew about the allegations but refused to do anything about them - and even kept the aide in the same classroom with her son - until police began investigating the aide over similar allegations at another school.

The aide, LaShawn Hill, pleaded guilty... Read more

By - 6/25/14 - 7:49 am
Firefighters at Beth Israel

Firefighters at the hospital. Photo by C.D. See it larger.

Around 7:30 a.m., an electrical panel in the basement of Beth Israel's Feldberg building, 330 Brookline Ave., began to emit smoke. That's rarely a good thing; BFD dispatched firefighters to deal with the resulting small fire, which they did in short order - after shutting off the power.

By - 6/24/14 - 6:51 pm

According to T alerts, Needham, Providence and Franklin Line riders who just want to go home are currently delayed due to "congestion."

MBCR explains that, in this case, "congestion" means an outbound Amtrak train was mistakenly switched onto the Needham tracks, which is sort of like the train equivalent of a truck trying to get on Storrow Drive, given that Amtrak trains use... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/22/14 - 9:44 am

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. at 16 Westminster Ave. The smoke was visible from West Roxbury Parkway in Roslindale.

By - 6/19/14 - 10:34 pm

Police are investigating the connection of a man who showed up at Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound around 10:15 p.m., around the same time they were finding blood and shell casings on Annunciation Road, across the Northeast Corridor train tracks from BPD headquarters.

Police are looking for a dark minivan, possibly a Caravan, one of whose occupants shot at the victim without getting... Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 2:49 pm

Now that the convention is over, take a fresh look at the field!

Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, and Steve Grossman will meet for a forum in Jamaica Plain Monday evening.

The forum will be preceded by a chance to meet the candidates.

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road JP
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 7:16 am

The Globe identifies the 48-year-old man shot to death on Harold Street Sunday night as Craig Marriro, whose brother died the same way at the same place 21 years ago.

By - 6/10/14 - 6:22 am
Wyoming Street fire

Looking over the damage on the second floor. Photo by BFD.

What turned into a five-alarm fire after it was reported around 1:45 a.m. at 33 Wyoming St. displaced 20 residents and sent a firefighter to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $800,000 in damage, is under investigation.... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 2:48 pm

A gun-toting Dorchester man with a lengthy record was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail today on his arraignment in Dorchester District Court today, following his arrest at the scene of a car crash on Devon Street in Dorchester last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Derrick Wood, 32, has yet to be charged with a fatal shooting around 11:30 p.m.... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 11:51 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the victim died.

A man was shot around 11:30 p.m. outside 131 Harold St. by one of two people in a small red car that then sped away. Police found the crashed car about a mile away on Devon Street.

The passenger of the car was arrested on Devon Street, near Columbia Road. The driver, described as a black man,... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 1:29 pm

June 16 at the Curley School
40 Pershing Road in Jamaica Plain
Meet the Candidates at 5:45
Forum begins at 6:30
Moderated by David Bernstein
Questions Welcome!

Parking is available on street and at the municipal lot across Centre Street from the Curley School. The school is also accessible via buses 39 and 41, and is a 15 minute walk... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 1:04 pm

Around 12:40 p.m. at Regent Street, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/3/14 - 8:25 am

The City Council could vote tomorrow to authorize borrowing money to tear down the old Dearborn Middle School building on Greenville Street and transform it into a modern Dearborn 6-12 STEM/Early College Academy.

City officials hope to win a state grant to fund at least part of the project for the academy, which has used the old building for several years.

The council's regular... Read more

By - 6/2/14 - 11:06 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a Boston police officer did nothing wrong in chasing after and arresting a man he suspected was packing a gun late one night on Norfolk Street in Roxbury.

In its ruling, the court overturned an order by Boston Municipal Court Judge Raymond Dougan that prosecutors could not use the gun allegedly found on Olajuwan Jones-Pannell on Aug. 6, 2011.... Read more

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