Last night there were loud noises and flashing lights in Roxbury but I wasn't BPD. Instead an unknown person or persons decided to use one of BPS's oldest elementary schools playground as a launch site for a hazardous four hour long illegal fireworks display. And these weren't your run of the mill fireworks. The culprit or culprits had powerful deafening explosives that rattled the windows of nearby homes as sparks shot onto roofs, cars and greenery. I hope someone has the common sense to check the school cameras.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today convicted Jennifer Garvey, 34, of using her baton to beat a woman who complained about the way she and another officer were dealing with a woman at the Dudley Square T stop and of then lying about it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Ziegler Street at Warren Street, Doogs reports. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of at least one victim's injuries.
On Crawford Street at Waumbeck, around 6:40 p.m. Nobody hit.
Around 12:45 a.m. at 280 Martin Luther King Blvd.
BPD brass today announced Joseph DeAngelo, 28, who serves in the B-2 police district in Roxbury, will be suspended for six months for making and distributing a "spoof" video that made another officer seem like a racist.
In a statement, BPD says: Read more.
The Herald reports on how people coming home from work at a money-transfer place with the cash in a suitcase Tuesday afternoon were targeted by three guys who stopped their car and took the suitcase - only to be stopped themselves several hours later, by police.
Sunday is no fun day when an outbound train dies at Ruggles, causing what the MBTA calls "minor" delays.
Around 12:25 a.m. at 72 Bragdon St., off Ernst Street.
Around 6:50 p.m. at Ruggles Street and Washington Street.
Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.
Transit Police report a woman was hit by an outbound Orange Line train at Ruggles around 12:30 p.m. Her death remains under investigation, but police say they do not suspect foul play.
Buses were called in to shuttle riders between Jackson Square and Back Bay as the investigation continued.
A man was stabbed around 2:05 p.m. on Warren and Dudley streets in front of the MBTA station.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Maurice Jones, who was convicted of repeatedly and fatally shooting Dinorris Alston as he sat in with his girlfriend in her car on Dunreath Street on April 17, 2012. Read more.
Jason Turgeon spotted this FedEx truck in a close encounter with a Northeastern building on Tremont Street near where it turns into Columbus Avenue late this morning.
A dozen men and one teen who police say had turned Orchard Park development near Dudley Square into a violent open-air drug bazaar were charged with federal drug offenses yesterday following a two-year investigation, Boston Police and the US Attorney's office report. Read more.