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By adamg - 7/31/21 - 11:53 am

A student at UMass Boston and one at UMass Lowell yesterday sued over their schools' requirements they get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be barred from campus this fall, saying the requirement violates their constitutional rights and that it's just not fair that they have to get what they consider risky shots when professors don't, especially since, they claim, masks and social distancing are just as good as shots. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 9:28 pm

Boston Police report arresting Khary Jones, 37, of Braintree, on charges he opened fire on a group of people on Cameron Street in Dorchester on July 10, hitting four of them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 12:18 pm

State Rep. Liz Miranda reports that over the next two to three weeks, city crews will be converting several two-way streets into one-way streets in the Grove Hall area as part of an overall plan to reduce crashes, especially involving pedestrians, by doing what speed-limit signs don't: Force drivers to slow down. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 10:07 pm
Man on motorcycle

Boston Police have released photos of a man on a motorcycle they say shot four men on Cameron Street on July 10. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 2:44 pm

WBZ reports a Boston police officer and three other people were injured when the officer, racing to a gun call,slammed into an SUV and then under a tractor-trailer at Massachusetts Avenue and Clapp Street

Photos of the crash scene.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 10:26 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved construction of a modern three decker at 34 Dorset St., but with the condition BPDA designers work with the developer to add a pitched roof and maybe some dormers to make it look more like most of the other houses on the street - and even the housing development across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/21 - 9:39 pm

A federal judge in Boston ruled today that Pepo Herd El, arrested last November after he got off a bus at Ruggles while allegedly wearing body armor and packing a loaded gun, three full magazines and a knife, is unlikely to stick around for a trial and has proven enough of a potential risk to society that she had no choice but to order him locked up at least until a verdict is read. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 11:50 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 7 Delano St., off Levant Street, around 11:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 10:44 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Cameron Street at Tovar Street, Ed Baur reports.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 9:44 am
Floode Ronan Park playground

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the lake that emerged in the playground at Ronan Park in Dorchester after yesterday's downpours.

Note: The playground is at the opposite end of the park from the hole that opened up last December, so no, unplugging the hole wouldn't make a difference.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 11:23 am
Bowdoin Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a former pizza place at 205 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester caught fire early this morning. Firefighters responded around 3:45 a.m. The department reports injuries but did not provide details.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 9:14 am
Suspect under arrest

Suspect being arrested. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a woman was stabbed outside 1261 Dorchester Ave. around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The child was uninjured.

Princewill Daniels, 39, of Framingham, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 9:13 am

WBZ reports on the release of an annual water-quality report for local beaches. King's Beach in Lynn was a particular issue, what with "filthy, bacteria laden discharges from both Lynn and Swampscott" winding up there.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 12:06 pm
Firefighters at Adams Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 115 Adams St. around 11 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 11:32 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a man convicted of fatally shooting Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, on Bowdoin Street - as his friend held the teen - got a fair trial and that police did nothing wrong in the way they questioned him, but that his sentence should be amended to allow for the possibility of parole because he was only 16 at the time. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 3:19 pm

Live Boston reports the teen, not wearing a helmet, crashed into a parked car on Norfolk Street in Dorchester around 7:30 p.m., which sent him into the back of an SUV, seriously mangling his leg and suffering other injuries.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 6:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting Michael Leoney, 58, of Dorchester, on charges he used a hammer to smash the shin of a senior citizen on Columbia Road at Washington Street last Sunday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 10:39 pm

Ira Grayson, a former Dorchester resident out on probation following a federal gun conviction was ordered held without bail on charges he fatally shot Stacy Coleman, 33, at a Danube Street get together Sunday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 2:03 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury last week acquitted a Dorchester man of shooting a Boston police officer in the leg, but convicted him on gun charges related to the same incident, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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