By - 11/14/14 - 2:22 pm

A mother got out of her car at the Brockton Shaw's today and a woman whom she knew jumped in and drove off - with the woman's baby still strapped in the back seat. The mother's cell phone was also still in the car and police were able to track it to Roxbury, where, around 2:15 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Dudley Street, Boston... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for a man on a moped they say pointed an apparent gun at the driver of a 41 bus at Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue the afternoon of Oct. 30.

By - 11/12/14 - 3:40 pm

Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.

Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.

Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 3:23 pm

Boston Police report that when officers on routine patrol at Walnut Park and Walnut Avenue in Roxbury last night saw a car pass them at a high rate of speed, they fed the car's plate number into a database and found it was stolen - so they turned on their blues and went in pursuit:

However, instead of stopping, the operator of the vehicle

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By - 11/9/14 - 2:42 pm
Dead street tree in Roxbury

Who goes around cutting down street trees? Well, besides the Brighton tree ninja, that is. A concerned citizen reports from Moreland Street in Roxbury today:

Last night someone used a saw to cut down the street tree.

By - 11/8/14 - 11:24 am

Yes examines the growth of urban farms - and the co-ops and companies being built around them in Roxbury and Dorchester:

From a community land trust that preserves land for growing, to kitchens and retailers who buy and sell locally grown food, to a new waste management co-op that will return compost to the land, a crop of new businesses and nonprofits are building

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By - 11/6/14 - 8:01 am

Jeff Rubin, whose family was one of the last Jewish families to leave the area along Blue Hill Avenue in 1970, reports on a diaspora reunited in a Facebook group:

Jews are famous for their exiles and the Dorchester-Mattapan dispersion is just another example. Thanks to the Facebook page we can experience the lost culture of that neighborhood once again, enjoy the friendships, and

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By - 11/4/14 - 3:57 pm

Around 3:50 p.m. at Homestead Street and Humboldt Avenue.

By - 11/1/14 - 9:13 am

Boston Police report a woman found shot at 18 Lattimore Ct. around 5:22 a.m. was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she died.

Police say officers were originally responding to a report of gunfire in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Lenox Street.

Stanley Staco reports four men, one possibly injured himself, were seen fleeing the scene.... Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 8:53 am

Around 3:40 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 10/26/14 - 7:50 am

Around 7:35 a.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Ingleside. Both victims expected to survive.

By - 10/24/14 - 4:46 pm

A man earned a five-year prison term today for an incident last year in which he tried to end an argument by smacking his opponent with a gun and then trying to shoot him only to have his victim whack him in the head with a cane.

William Rivera, 44, of Mattapan, was convicted today of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded... Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 8:40 am

Boston Police report they are looking for a man in connection with an incident Wednesday afternoon at a bus stop at Warren and Moreland streets in Roxbury.

Around 2:50 p.m., policey say, a 14-year-old girl standing at the bus stop was approached by a guy who'd gotten out of a blue Infiniti:

The male suspect asked the victim to get into his car

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By - 10/17/14 - 7:52 am

WBZ reports on the shooting early this morning at 1033 Mass. Ave.

By - 10/16/14 - 11:42 am

Around 11:20 a.m., police shut the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop, stopped train service and blocked traffic on Mass. Ave. after somebody started vomiting on the platform.

The station and street were re-opened about 15 minutes later - and the person transported to a local hospital - after first responders determined she did not have Ebola.

Boston EMS Incidents reports EMTs rushed to... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 6:42 pm
Fallen tree on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End

Just call it treelock: Boston shows us the tree that discovered gravity early this evening on Mass. Ave. northbound near Tremont Street.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 11:29 pm

Boston Police report Santo Alcadio Bernabel, 69, of Hazelton, PA, suffered multiple stab wounds at 104 Winthrop St. Friday night and that they and Boston Fire investigators are now looking at whether the five-alarm fire was set.

As of tonight, Boston Police Homicide Detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office have retained jurisdiction in this case. Boston Police and Boston Fire

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By - 10/12/14 - 1:07 pm
No exit at Fort Hill intersection in Roxbury

Gareth show us the intersection of Juniper, Thornton and Rockledge on Fort Hill.

By - 10/10/14 - 9:55 pm
Fire on Winthrop Street in Roxbury

Winthrop Street. See it larger. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a man died in a fire at 104 Winthrop St. in Roxbury.

As is standard procedure, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office will join the BFD investigation.

The fire, reported around 9 p.m., went to five alarms.

Fire erupted through the roof. Firefighters were ordered out of the building.

About 30 residents were displaced.... Read more