Roxbury

By - 3/18/19 - 5:24 pm

David Delacruz, 31, pleaded guilty last week to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a disabled person, assault and battery for the purposes of intimidation, and violation of a victim’s civil rights for an incident in 2017 in which he knocked a woman out of her wheelchair, then stabbed her repeatedly, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/14/19 - 3:39 pm

On Walnut Avenue near Fenno Street around 1:20 p.m., per Boston EMS Incidents and Monica Cannon-Grant.

By - 3/14/19 - 8:49 am

Not one to feed students, but one in which culinary-arts students will feed hungry Bostonians this summer, the Dorchester Reporter reports. "There’s no curriculum for food trucks anywhere in the state, so I was like, all right, we’re gonna create our own," the teacher running the program says.

By - 3/13/19 - 5:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved pot shops proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Fenway and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

The rulings mean the applicants can now go to the state Cannabis Control Commission to seek a license to open. Read more.

By - 3/13/19 - 1:53 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Hotel building, with outline of former companion building, torn down before it fell down. Photo by Rosabri Mejia.

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to urge the BPDA to quash developers' plans to renovate the crumbling eyesore of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue by building a 13-story boutique hotel inside a renovated facade.

Unusual for a hearing request, however, no other councilors had their names added as co-sponsors. Read more.

By - 3/11/19 - 8:22 pm

Boston Magazine has the details of the new fares to go into effect on July 1. Senior and student passes are also not going up.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), who fought the increases, said she's glad to see at least some of the fares not go up. She said she and Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) will now fight to eliminate fares on the 28 bus route along Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan and Dudley squares. Read more.

By - 3/9/19 - 10:18 pm

WBZ reports a resident of Fort Hill in Roxbury became angry that his neighbor parked in "his" spot Friday - several days after the snowstorm - and so slapped a Denver boot on her car. He removed it only after she called 911 and police showed up. No word on where he got the device, which was red and yellow, unlike the yellow ones the city uses for unpaid parking tickets.

By - 3/8/19 - 9:50 am

WGBH profiles Troop 906, formed last fall as the only active minority-majority Boy Scout troop in eastern Massachusetts.

By - 3/6/19 - 7:10 pm

BPD Seeks ID

Suspect

Boston Police have released video and photos of a man wanted in connection with the stabbing murder of Edward Mowring, 70, at Blue Hill Avenue and Winthrop Street in Roxbury on Jan. 12.

Read more.

By - 3/4/19 - 9:19 pm

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue between Woodbine and Clifford streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 3/4/19 - 6:02 pm
Firetrucks at Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 30 Shattuck St. - the Thorn Research Building at Brigham and Women's Hospital - this afternoon for "a small chemical solvent spill" on the 10th floor.

As a precaution, the 9th, 10th and 11th floors were evacuated. There were no injuries, the department reports.

By - 3/4/19 - 4:20 pm
Mardi Gras snow bar in Roslindale

And when life gives you snow during Mardi Gras, make a Mardi Gras snow bar, as Kim Foley MacKinnon of Roslindale shows us.

By - 2/22/19 - 8:06 am
Suspect's car, with bullet holes

Suspect's car, with bullet holes in windshield. Photo by Rick Macomber.

WCVB reports Boston Police say a traffic stop around 2:20 a.m. on Gerard Street, between Kemble and Allerton on the Roxbury side of Newmarket Square, ended with a man in the car opening fire on two officers, who returned fire. One of the officers was hit several times, but is expected to survive. The car sped off; but police found it a few blocks away, on George Street at Magazine, with the shooter, a man in his 30s, dead inside.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office will review the incident.

By - 2/21/19 - 10:52 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Jamel Bannister's second-degree murder conviction for the 2013 murder of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley Square bus station, saying it found no mistakes in the way Bannister was tried and convicted. Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 9:11 pm
Cross-country skier at Franklin Park golf course

Jim the roving UHub photographer spotted a cross-country skier "playing through" the 4th hole at the William Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park around 2:30 p.m. today.

But after the sun went down, Laura Castañón reports, the coyotes came out: Read more.

By - 2/15/19 - 4:59 pm

For the fourth year in a row today, Ralph Gants, chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, joined member of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury for their mid-day prayers. In remarks after the prayers, Gants said: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 3:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports what could be the end of Sami's, which has been feeding hospital staffers and medical, college and high-school students in the Longwood area since 1979.

By - 2/12/19 - 12:33 pm

Boston Police report the man shot last week at 186 Northampton St. died.

They identified him as Juan Morales, 32, of Fitchburg. He is Boston's seventh murder victim in 2019.

By - 2/12/19 - 9:40 am
Fire at 27 Perrin St. in Roxbury

Boston firefighters responded at 9 a.m. to 27 Perrin St. for what became a 5-alarm fire.

By - 2/7/19 - 12:27 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire on Elm Hill Avenue near Cheney Street around 1:20 p.m. yesterday arrested a 17-year-old they spotted running away from the scene. Read more.