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.
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.
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 Ollerâ€™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 donâ€™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.
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."
Jenniferkly spotted this bird today in a tree at Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue at Camden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Around 11:10 p.m. on St. Richard Street - where shots were also fired on July 6.
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.
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.