The development team that has long had the rights to an empty parcel across from Boston police headquarters on Tremont Street have filed new plans that include 700 residential units, a 200-room hotel, a big-box store, smaller shops and a museum and performing-arts space. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial for Joseph Cousin, convicted of second-degree murder for the the 2002 death of Trina Persad, 10, because of a possible conflict of interest on his lawyer's part.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office is appealing the ruling. Read more.
The Crimson and the Bangkok Post report the issue is a Thai dentist who got a government loan for postgraduate work at Harvard Dental School on condition she return to Thailand to teach afterwards and then just stayed in the Boston area.
[T]housands of Facebook users in Thailand have repeatedly given Harvard one-star ratings and authored scathing criticisms of the Universityâ€™s administration for allowing Jumlongras to remain at Harvard. Since Poonwithayakijâ€™s Facebook post, Harvardâ€™s Facebook rating has dropped to 2.3 stars. Several months ago, it was more than 4 stars, according to retrieved screenshots of the page.
UPDATE: Henriquez tells WGBH he's still wrestling with the questino of whether to run.
Former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who has maintained his innocence on the assault charge that got him sent to jail for six months and expelled from the House of Representatives, yesterday switched the header of his Facebook page to this image (although he's since switched that to another photo). Read more.
Victor Montes-Severino, 21, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on a charge of murder for the death of a Pennsylvania man whose body was found - with multiple stab wounds - by firefighters battling a five-alarm fire at 104 Winthrop St.
Data from the GPS device he was wearing at the time placed him at the scene, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.
Around 10:45 a.m. at Annunciation Road and Albert Street; close enough to BPD headquarters that the single shot was heard inside the building.
Around 9:05 p.m. at Washington Street and Walnut Park. Officers have recovered several shell casings. One resident reported hearing five shots.
Decorated BPD detective Brian Smigielski, 43, was sentenced to a year of probation and a $5,000 fine yesterday for alerting members of the violent Academy Homes gang that the FBI was after them and warning them when they were about to be arrested, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
UPDATE, 1:10 p.m. Suspicious bag turned out to be full of harmless wires. Streets re-opened.
Francis Street is shut between Brookline Avenue and Binney Street to await the arrival of the bomb squad. Ambulances are being diverted to other hospitals.
UPDATE: License request rejected.
Grove Hall residents and religious leaders packed the Boston Licensing Board hearing room today to urge the board to reject a license request for a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store.
The proposed Blue Hill Liquors, 438 Blue Hill Ave., is "absolutely tone deaf to the people of Grove Hall," City Councilor Tito Jackson said. Read more.
The Warren Food Mart, 394 Warren St., was held up around 10:10 p.m. by a gun-wielding white man in his 20s, about 5'8" and wearing a black hoodie and a black jackets.
Northeastern University wants to replace a parking lot on Columbus Avenue with a 20-story building that would house 800 students in roughly 207 apartment-style dormitory rooms. Read more.
Black students at Boston Latin School have started a campaign against the racism they say persists at the nation's oldest public schools.
In a YouTube video, organizers Kylie Webster Cazeau and Meggie Noel pointed to examples that range from the annoying to the infuriating - and urge other students to post examples under the hashtag #blackatbls:
The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.