Boston Police report arresting Todor Bodrug, 20, after they say he tried to break into the Rogers gas station in Wolcott Square in Readville early this morning - possibly for the second time. Read more.
WBUR reports Shaw's and Stop & Shop acknowledges some of its workers have tested positive for Covid-19, including at the Hyde Park Shaw's. Stop & Shop says most of its positive employees are in its New York State stores.
Production line and finished product. Photos by M.S. Walker.
M.S. Walker has converted its liquor production facility in Readville to produce bottles of hand sanitizer, which it's distributing to firefighters, police and healthcare workers across the Northeast at no charge. Read more.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the death of Dr. Steve Schwartz, 78, a biology researcher at the University of Washington, who grew up in Hyde Park and graduated Boston Latin School, Harvard and BU Medical School.
The Santander Bank at 860 River St. was robbed by a black man wearing a blue surgical mask, a green hoodie, dark sweatpants and black and white sneakers around 12:45 p.m. He ran towards Mattapan Square with a white sack full of cash.
A progressive slate of 35 candidates, who include city councilors Michelle Wu and Ricardo Arroyo, today won control over the Ward 18 Democratic Ward Committee in Hyde Park, Mattapan and part of Roslindale over an old-guard slate that included former city councilors Steve Murphy and Rob Consalvo, unofficial city numbers show. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports Boston Fire and Police hazmat and special-operations units responded to 96 Radcliffe Rd. around 1:30 p.m. after the discovery of a mysterious red powder in the basement there. Crews were released after testing showed that whatever the powder was, it was not hazardous.
Paul Whooten, 56, of Hyde Park, who likes to rob people with fake guns, was arraigned in US District Court in Boston yesterday on a count of armed bank robbery in his neighborhood in December, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
Live Boston reports that a man was shot in the head and several times in the back on Frazer Street, near Reddy Avenue in Hyde Park around 2:20 a.m. Between 15 and 20 shots may have been fired. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
The shooting came several hours after a man was shot to death about 1 1/2 miles away on Delhi Street in Mattapan.
Live Boston reports a man was apparently shot at 27 Bow St. in the Fairmount development, then managed to get down to the gas station on Truman Parkway and Dana Avenue, where police found him, around 7:25 p.m.