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By adamg - 3/22/23 - 3:44 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/23 - 2:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men on gun charges after a foot chase that began near Columbus Avenue following a scooter chase that ended when they crashed their scooter. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/23 - 11:05 am

Boston Police report arresting a suspect for the shooting murder of Terrell Banks, 37, outside Slade's Bar and Grill at Tremont and Hammond streets Feb. 18. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 3:21 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers making a traffic stop on Shawmut Avenue inbound near Ramsay Park arrested the driver on gun charges after finding a "loaded 9mm Ruger LC9S handgun" in his car, around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 1:42 pm
Rendering of Cheney Street proposal

Rendering of smaller Cheney Street apartment building by Icon Architecture.

A non-profit group that originally proposed building 59 affordable and assisted-living apartments for senior citizens and 15 affordable condos on and near Cheney Street in Roxbury has filed revised plans with the BPDA that decrease the number of apartments to 48 and the number of condos to 12. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/23 - 9:23 am

Boston Police report two men were sliced in the neck at 189 Blue Hill Ave. around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 4:04 pm

A Dorchester man with a record of gun arrests was charged yesterday on charges he shot Jose Despeignes, 56, to death in an apartment on Weaver Way in Roxbury's Academy Homes development Saturday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 1:22 pm

GBH takes a look at ridership figures from the 23, 28 and 29 lines, which are now free under a two-year Boston pilot that started in March - several months after the city first started paying the T for fares on the 28.

By adamg - 3/5/23 - 5:11 pm
Wanted for hamburger robbery

Wanted for hamburglary; wearing different outfit than one might expect.

Boston Police report they're looking for a guy they say broke into the McDonald's at 301 Warren St. after it had closed for sit-down dining around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday - possibly by climbing in the drive-thru window. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/23 - 9:10 pm

Victim identified as Jose Despeignes, 56, of Hyde Park.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 109 Weaver Way in Roxbury around 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 8:50 pm
Fire on Quincy Street

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started at 41 Quincy St. in Roxbury spread to the adjacent 43 and 45 Quincy St. shortly before 8:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/23 - 6:16 pm
Graffiti at Ruggles that asks - When will this end

Ginnette noticed today that somebody used a marker in the Ruggles busway to ask: "When will this end?"

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 9:42 am

MIT News recounts the story of the Roxbury Photographers Training Program, the subject of an exhibit at the MIT Museum.

The studio in the heart of Roxbury included a darkroom and a gallery. Students were well supplied with film and photographic equipment, with support from Polaroid Corporation.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 3:56 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of a Dorchester man on drug and gun charges in Nubian Square as part of a crackdown spurred by the rise of opioid overdoses in the square. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 10:38 am

The Boston Public Health Commission yesterday alerted healthcare providers and community organizations about what it says is"concerning levels of presumed opioid-related overdoses in Nubian Square among individuals who believed they were using cocaine." Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 1:36 pm

Two Roxbury men face federal gun charges for allegedly storing and selling devices for turning regular guns into rapid-fire weapons, which one of them sold to an informant working with ATF, and which the other stored in his bedroom, according to court documents released in recent days. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 2:46 pm
Proposed Fort Point Channel barrier and pedestrian bridge

Possibility for a Fort Point Channel barrier. See it larger.

A consultant hired by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission is recommending a new barrier system where Boston Harbor meets Fort Point Channel, to keep rising sea levels and more intense storms from letting the ocean reclaim what was once South Bay - a large swath of Dorchester, South Boston and Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 11:05 am

After Judy Martin lost her job as an EEG technician at Children's Hospital for refusing Covid-19 shots, she sued. Attorneys for Martin and the hospital today filed an agreement to dismiss the suit with prejudice, meaning she can't bring it again. The short agreement does not specify why she dropped the case.

By adamg - 2/19/23 - 9:07 am
Outside Slade's after the shooting

Outside Slade's after the shooting. Photo by Live Boston.

Victim identified as Terrell Banks, 37.

Boston Police report two men were shot at Tremont Street at Hammond Street around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 2:48 pm
Wanted man

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have released photos a guy they say went up to another man and, for no reason they can figure out, punched him in the face, around 3 p.m. on Jan. 31.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

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