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By adamg - 11/1/22 - 1:19 pm
The new Roxbury Prep

Rendering by SMMA.

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.

By adamg - 10/20/22 - 12:32 pm
Wu with some anti-vaxxers behind her

Wu tries to talk as former anti-vax protesters bellow behind her.

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.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 11:28 pm
Parker

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.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 9:49 am

Boston Police report officers who heard a single gunshot across from the Southampton Street shelter early Wednesday arrested two of three men they found brawling there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 2:20 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 3:05 pm

Live Boston went for a drive down Mass. Ave. last night. WBUR goes for a walk through Mass and Cass. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/22 - 11:28 am

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.

By adamg - 8/4/22 - 2:11 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 10:30 am

GBH reports on a forum last night for candidates for DA, sheriff and state senator that was focused specifically on Mass and Cass.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 9:42 am

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.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 10:25 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested a man outside the city shelter at 112 Southampton St. after "they observed him engage in a hand-to-hand drug transaction" Tuesday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/22 - 3:12 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 4:10 pm

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.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 1:09 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 11:12 pm

Live Boston reports that Boston Police human-trafficking officers say they caught a prominent local attorney with his pants down - on account of the woman orally servicing him in his car - in a garage at the South Bay mall around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 12:01 pm

A Mattapan man charged with selling crack and fentanyl he was storing in plastic bags clenched in his buttocks at Mass and Cass could lose the $1,401 police say they found in his jacket pockets at booking. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 12:18 pm
Lots of cruisers in Newmarket Square

BPD responded in force to the train station. Photo by Night Ridah.

Gavin Schoch reports one man was found stabbed on Topeka Street while another was found stabbed by police following a blood trail to the Newmarket commuter-rail station, around 9:30 a.m.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 6:27 pm

A Boston man arrested last fall on state human-trafficking and drug charges at Mass and Cass now faces federal charges that he trafficked women and drugs both there on the Cape and in New York - and that he would beat and rape women to keep them in line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 9:13 am

State Police report arresting a man who gave the Southampton Street shelter as his home address on charges of human trafficking and trafficking a person for sexual servitude on Wednesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 3:40 pm
Elawad

State Police report arresting two men for paying for sex with women at Mass and Cass yesterday, although one was unsuccessful because he claimed to be a state trooper and threatened to arrest the woman who had gotten into his pickup if she didn't do exactly what he wanted. Read more.

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