NECN reports a Boston DPW worker was shot on Maryknoll Street, near Morton, around 5:15 a.m. His injuries are not considered life threatening.
Around 9:30 p.m., halfway between Woodgate and River streets.
Substance abusers arrested in areas served by Dorchester Municipal Court will get a chance to enter a treatment program that, if they get through, would mean their charges would be struck without being put on their records. Read more.
In the back and arm around 1:20 p.m. at 594 Walk Hill St., across from Almont Street, Scannerbuffme reports. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Three masked men with a gun who have robbed five stores in Hyde Park, Roslindale and Roxbury robbed two more stores on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan, Boston Police report. Read more.
The city is holding a "pumpkin smash" on Saturday for residents to get rid of their Halloween pumpkins and maybe take out some aggression. Free cider donuts will be on hand for replenishing your energy.
It's 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mattapan Ecovation Center, 456 American Legion Highway in Mattapan. People who have no reason to smash a pumpkin can instead put their pumpkins in with their yard waste, where it will be composted for use in city parks.
Around 10 p.m. on Hiawatha Road, off Blue Hill Avenue, possibly in a drive-by. Nobody hit.
WBZ reports her body was found around 6:30 a.m. and that she may be from Mattapan. An initial investigation did not reveal any signs of foul play, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Preservation of Affordable Housing and Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. recently filed detailed plans for their 135-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station. Read more.
Verizon announced today it will soon make its FiOS Internet/cable/phone service available in all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, and in parts of South Boston, including the waterfront. Read more.
Federal and Boston investigators are continuing to carve up a string of Boston fried-chicken places owned by Pakistani nationals and Americans of Pakistani origin in an investigation that has already led to guilty pleas by two men and the shutdown of a Hyde Park fried-chicken joint. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board holds hearings on five fried-chicken take-out places in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan on Tuesday to decide whether to pull their food-serving licenses after their main owner pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to their operation. Read more.
A woman was shot in the side and stomach shortly before midnight at Blue Hill Avenue and Almont Street. The same two suspects may have also robbed somebody at gunpoint on Woolson Street near Norfolk Street. Read more.
UPDATE: The board took no action Thursday as it continues to investigate the case.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to take any action against Prestige Cuisine, 924 Morton St., after a BPD detective said an investigation - started after patrons were shot at as they left around 4:30 one March morning - showed an owner was opening up the basement for a nightclub at 2 a.m. Read more.
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