Mass and Cass
A Roxbury man was arraigned last week on charges he hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard on Jan. 20, stopped, then drove away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Update: The man was pushing a wheelchair, not in one, when he hit and killed, the Suffolk County DA's office reports, adding police have identified a "vehicle of interest."
Live Boston reports a driver hit a man in a wheelchair on Melnea Cass Boulevard near Massachusetts Avenue, dragged him down the road, then drove off, leaving the man to die, sometime before 11 p.m. Read more.
A man with a criminal record that dates to the 1980s sold crack to at least two individuals at Atkinson and Southampton streets, then was arrested by police officers who tracked him on a bicycle to Nubian Square and a bus to Roxbury Crossing, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Ranlee Flores, 34, of Roxbury on charges he stabbed a 68-year-old woman after she resisted her efforts to rob him as she was unloading her SUV on Deckard Street last Thursday. Read more.
A man was stabbed in the elbow at the Alltown Mobil station, 85 Southampton St., around 1:30 p.m. The bleeding was bad enough that arriving officers applied a tourniquet before he was transported to the hospital.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Roxbury Prep's plans for a four-story, 800-student high school at 71 Proctor St., across from the troubled Clifford Park - which the school pledged to help clean up. Read more.
Wu says state needs to build 1,000 beds for addicts outside Boston to relieve pressure on Mass and Cass and Clifford Park
Standing in needle-strewn Clifford Park this morning, Mayor Wu called on the state to do more to relieve pressure on Mass and Cass, in a press conference cut short by screaming protesters who used to follow her around banging buckets over her Covid-19 policies but who had to find something else with which to fill their days now that nobody cares about them anymore. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting Felix Antonio Palmer, 36, on charges he raped a woman at D and West 5th streets around 5:40 a.m. on Sept. 23.
In addition to rape, he is also charged with indecent assault and battery and assault and battery, police say.
Two councilors say part of the answer to Mass and Cass might be locking people up for treatment whether they want it or not
City Councilors Erin Murphy and Frank Baker, both of whom have had close relatives deal with drug problems, say one solution to the resurgence of drug problems at Mass and Cass could be to force people into locked treatment facilities. Read more.
Live Boston went for a drive down Mass. Ave. last night. WBUR goes for a walk through Mass and Cass. Read more.
A Dorchester man with a record going back to 1988 was ordered held without bail after his arrest last week on drug and gun charges at Mass and Cass, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Men from as far away as Orlando, FL charged with soliciting Mass and Cass prostitutes who turned out to be undercover cops
A Boston Police officer and a state trooper posing as prostitutes Tuesday night into Wednesday snared 13 men who tried to pick them up for sex at Mass and Cass - offering to pay in either cash or drugs - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
GBH reports on a forum last night for candidates for DA, sheriff and state senator that was focused specifically on Mass and Cass.
WFXT reports the owner of New Market Pizza - in the unusual domed building at Mass and Cass - went outside yesterday afternoon to stop some guy who was throwing things at the windows after being ejected and wound up getting hit in the head with a metal object, which opened up a gash that required stitches to close.
Mass and Cass pimp tried to run over woman he was trafficking and when that didn't work, got out and punched her repeatedly in the face, DA charges
An alleged Mass and Cass pimp was arraigned yesterday on human-trafficking charges and for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident in March in which he allegedly beat the woman he had been forcing to work for him for three years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Driver mugged behind the wheel after two guys jump into his car outside Boston Medical Center, DA says
A man in his car on Northampton Street outside Boston Medical Center was robbed Tuesday afternoon by two men who jumped into his car - with one of them removing his key while the other put him in a chokehold, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
More housing, services as Boston tries to shrink Mass and Cass; plan will include new 'day centers' in other neighborhoods
Mayor Wu today announced the city's "warm weather" plan to deal with Mass and Cass: Basically, more services decentralized across the city, with transportation to get people from the troubled intersection to new "day centers" in other neighborhoods. Read more.
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