By - 9/10/15 - 8:15 am

A federal grand jury has indicted two former workers at Roxse Homes on charges they placed ineligible people in subsidized apartments in exchange for payments of up to $7,000. Read more.

By - 9/10/15 - 6:35 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody was shot around 4:40 a.m. on Holworthy Street. At least ten shots fired. Boston Police report the man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, in front of 56 Holworthy.

By - 9/8/15 - 8:35 am

Across the city this morning, scores of black men lined the entrances to Boston public schools to welcome kids on their first day of school this year, in a program thought up by former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez - after reading about it being done in other cities. Here, kids enter the Dearborn STEM School in Roxbury: Read more.

By - 9/6/15 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot around 1:15 a.m. at Dudley and Clarence streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By - 9/6/15 - 3:47 pm

Dianne Wilkerson, president of The Friends of the Melnea Cass Facility, Inc., lays out what she knows about the gunfire outside the facility during a memorial for Angel Oller on Aug. 17 that amazingly ended with no injuries among the scores of children and mourners present.

Despite the fact that the Cass is a state-owned building where the Mass. State Police have jurisdiction, they were never notified of the plan to hold the memorial service in the Cass. We know that the comments from law enforcement right after the murder of Oller stated it was gang involved. We know that there have been no arrests to date for his murder. We also know that Oller’s aunt, a BPD officer, is on video receiving a gun from a young man in the aftermath of the shooting at the Cass. Really weakens the suggestion that the bad actors all set upon the Cass in a random act.

What we don’t know is how any rational, responsible adult could have concluded that the Cass was an appropriate site to hold a memorial service, in a building with little children, without security, for a victim of a gang involved murder.

By - 9/5/15 - 12:35 pm

The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.

Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."

By - 8/30/15 - 5:48 pm
Missing bird in Carter Playground in Roxbury

Jenniferkly spotted this bird today in a tree at Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue at Camden.

By - 8/30/15 - 1:48 pm

The Herald finds and interviews the woman seen on video dumping a drink on a Route 28 driver, which led to the driver following her out of the bus and pummeling her, and, yes, she gives her side of the incident.

By - 8/29/15 - 4:18 pm
Carnival parade participant on Blue Hill Avenue

Deputy BPD Superintendent John Daley photographed this participant in the Caribbean parade on Blue Hill Avenue today.

Jed Hresko gives us a taste of the parade: Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 9:36 am

Consigli, which is building the 10-story Mosaic on the Riverway, has had a camera pointed at the site since work began, and put together a time-lapse vidoe of the building going up (you can also get a near-live view). Read more.

By - 8/27/15 - 2:55 pm
Proposed Children's Hospital bridge

Children's Hospital says a pedestrian bridge over Longwood Avenue would not only help "physically challenged patients and families with young children" avoid the cold, rain and Boston drivers, it would improve traffic on the narrow, crowded street. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 11:25 am
Punching MBTA driver

Transit Police are investigating an incident earlier this month (captured on video and posted to WorldStar, of course) in which a Route 28 bus driver shut down her bus and ran out to whale on a woman who dumped an ice-laden drink on her after the driver insisted she pay her fare. Read more.

By - 8/22/15 - 10:55 pm

Two guys with a gun robbed Mr. Convenience, 646 Blue Hill Ave., around 11:20 p.m. on Friday.

Around 10 tonight, one guy with a gun robbed 786 Market, 249 Blue Hill Avenue, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:48 am

The Bay State Banner reports Kensington Investment Co. plans to use the 5-acre Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street for affordable and workfoce housing.

By - 8/19/15 - 7:04 pm

Mary Celeste Holmes of Roxbury charges Transit Police officers violated her civil rights when she complained about the way they were allegedly manhandling an elderly woman at the Dudley T station and they responded by using pepper spray on her, beating her with a baton and smacking her phone out of her hands as she was on the line with 911. Read more.

By - 8/19/15 - 3:31 pm

A Dorchester woman is behind bars this week after she allegedly knocked over three cops with her car after selling a guy some drugs in Roxbury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 11:22 pm

Around 11:10 p.m. on St. Richard Street - where shots were also fired on July 6.

By - 8/18/15 - 1:04 am

The Globe reports the gunfire that forced the evacuation of the DCR pool at MLK Boulevard and Washington Street Monday afternoon was from two guys calmly shooting at people arriving at the Melnea Cass center for a remembrance for Angel Oller, one of two men shot to death in Egleston Square last week.

By - 8/17/15 - 1:45 pm

WBUR reports on the struggle to keep the hospital from putting up a new building on what is now Prouty Garden. The attorney general's office is involved because she oversees charities and garden supporters argue the garden is a charitable gift that can't simply be removed.

By - 8/14/15 - 9:33 pm

Boston Police are investigating gunfire in front of their Tremont Street headquarters around 9:15 p.m.

The apparent targets were two men on bicycles across Tremont from the headquarters; the shots came from Tremont and Whittier, between BPD HQ and Northeastern's International Village building. Police have two suspects in custody after foot chases just across Melnea Cass Boulevard, on the other side of Tremont.