Roxbury

By - 12/6/17 - 9:57 am
Tom Brady pedestrian-crossing sign

Somebody keeps running over the school-crossing sign near the Ellis School on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury. WalkBoston reports some enterprising soul - teacher Sam Balto - has put TB12's visage atop the sign to see if that can keep it safe.

By - 12/4/17 - 10:14 pm

The Globe reports Kevin McCaskill is out as head of the city's only vocational high school, at least temporarily, pending an investigation into what, exactly, BPS won't say.

McCaskill was appointed in 2015, after the school's previous headmaster resigned because she never got state certification.

By - 12/1/17 - 2:56 pm
Man shot in Roxbury

A person was shot around 2:15 p.m. at Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the person's injuries.

Jeff Durham, who photographed the scene, reports at least five shots were fired.

By - 12/1/17 - 8:46 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:45 a.m. to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 13 Gaston St. Read more.

By - 11/28/17 - 7:59 pm
Gun

Alleged bra-mounted gun.

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on gun charges after, they say, officers watched her in an apparent drug transaction and then found a loaded gun in her bra Monday afternoon. Read more.

By - 11/15/17 - 3:57 pm

Seven months after his release from a 15-year federal sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, Imauri Ivery began repeatedly robbing several stores along Blue Hill Avenue within a short run of his Elm Hill Park home, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. Read more.

By - 11/13/17 - 9:36 am

David France, who runs the Roxbury Youth Orchestra, recounts what happened when a woman saw his group play in South Station and was so moved she invited them all to her wedding at a fancy downtown venue.

Guests of the wedding routinely came over and thanked the young people for playing. They felt important and fancy. It was heart-warming to watch them serve each other as each course of the meal arrived. The Bride came over to the orchestra and told them that their performance was the most special part of the ceremony.

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.

By - 11/9/17 - 10:07 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for three men they say have held up five markets at gunpoint over the last week. Read more.

By - 11/6/17 - 1:34 pm

Jonathan Berk posts a list of businesses in the Washington Gateway Main Street district that will be giving free stuff to people who display an "I voted" sticker tomorrow.

By - 11/6/17 - 10:03 am

UPDATE: Williams ordered held withut bail, according to the Suffolk County DA's office, which adds a second suspect in the murder remains at large.

For Charles Williams, arrested yesterday for the murder of Dennis Parham in Roxbury, a trial will be old hat, because it will be his third. Read more.

By - 11/5/17 - 7:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting Charles Williams, 38, for the fatal shooting of Dennis Parham at Shawmut Avenue and Kendall Street on July 15.

Parham, 32, left his wife and four children.

By - 11/2/17 - 9:06 am
Blue Hill Avenue crime scene

Detectives at the scene. Photo by KMV.

KMV and Rick Macomber report a man was stabbed in the 200 block of Blue Hill Avenue shortly before 1 a.m.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/29/17 - 9:13 pm

Shortly before 6:40 p.m., Stanley Staco reports.

By - 10/28/17 - 12:11 am

Between Parker Street and the Southwest Corridor Park, shortly before midnight, possibly as part of a road-rage incident.

By - 10/25/17 - 9:18 am
Fake endorsement

Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:17 pm

The non-profit Haley House is announcing the impending shutdown of its Dudley Dough pizzeria in the Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 3:59 pm

Haley House has announced that Dudley Dough, the "Pizza With A Purpose" cafe housed in the Bollimg Municipal Building, will close by the end of this year.

Via an email to supporters, Haley House Executive Director Bruce Broderick states:

By - 10/20/17 - 12:05 pm
Charles Dixon

Boston Police report the arrest last night of Charles Dixon, 32, of Reading, on charges of domestic assault, witness intimidation and violation of a domestic-violence restraining order.

Read more.