An Avon man who showed a gun to another motorist as they hurtled down the outbound Expressway this morning now faces a variety of charges, State Police say - adding they are still considering whether to charge the other driver, a Boston man, because they say he flashed a knife during the rolling incident. Read more.
There's an effort to try to convince the Postal Service to issue a stamp in honor of Martin Richard's iconic poster:
World leaders can’t seem to get us to a world free of war and hateful people can’t seem to find resolution or peace without deadly violence against innocent others, but maybe Martin’s simple message will help get us one step closer.
KMV reports gunfire on Westville Street near Geneva Avenue - possibly as many as 25 shots - overnight. Nobody hit, but officers and search dogs searched one particular house, although they did not find any suspects.
On Thursday, several shots were fired on Westville Street, closer to Bowdoin Street.
Three or four shots fired around 9:40 p.m. on Westville treet near Bowdoin Street. Shell casings recovered.
The Dorchester Reporter reports police are trying to find who keeps pouring a red substance on statues outside Saint Gregory’s Church in Lower Mills and Most Precious Blood Church and Saint Anne’s Church in Hyde Park.
A witness told police they had observed an unknown black female enter Most Precious Blood Church on a separate occasion and attempt to deface statues inside the church before fleeing the scene in a white sedan.
The BPDA board today approved changes to the four-acre Dot Block project to add more apartments - with less parking - at a meeting at which BPDA officials acknowledged that protesting Dorchester residents have a point about displacement in the surrounding area, even if they disagreed that Dot Block has anything to do with that. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a judge's appointment of a receiver to do something about the fire-ravaged, rat-infested three decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. that its owner, James Dickey of Sudbury, has refused to clean up since it burned in a fire in 2011. Read more.
The owners of a Fields Corner cafe have filed plans with the BPDA for a building with 14 studio apartments they say would rent for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water included. Read more.
The T canceled service on the Fairmount Line this morning after last night's train bumping near South Station. Instead, Fairmount riders were supposed to board substitute buses, only it seems there weren't enough buses to carry all those people. Just ask BostonGal:
Try to board HP train only to get turned away because you imbeciles didn’t add equipment.
A federal grand jury this week indicted two Dorchester residents and a Dedham man for their alleged roles in a tax-fraud scheme involving their now closed Columbia Road fried-chicken take-out place. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's latest thinking on what to do about the Mattapan Line - which will start with renovating stations, bridges and tracks over the next five to ten years, at a cost of up to $115 million, followed by replacement by the current 1940s-era PCC trolleys with some of the bigger trolleys now in use on the Green Line.
Erin Osmon writes some, uh, interesting things about how women were portrayed in New Kids on The Block Lyrics, for The Muse (Jezebel):
The Dorchester Reporter reports on the planned sober home for 15 women on Percival Street, after a meeting at which ISD Commissioner William Christopher accused the operators of betraying him and the residents. "I am pretty upset at the dealings that you’re going to have with the city, because your word no longer means anything to me," he told them.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall and 591 Albany St. in the South End.
In both cases, the approval does not mean the shops can actually open, only that they can now apply to the state Cannabis Control Commission, which would have to decide whether to grant licenses. Read more.
Rocco Giustino spotted this turkey asserting its dominance over an electric car in Dorchester's Polish Triangle today.
DCR reports Morrissey Boulevard is shut southbound at UMass due to, of course, flooding, from the nor'easter-whipped high tide.
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