The City Council agreed today to bring in city and state public-health experts to figure out what to do about increasing amounts of problems they say are happening from Dudley to Andrew because of the continued shutdown of the Long Island shelter and treatment programs. Read more.
The City Council today approved holding a hearing to figure out ways to keep longtime Roxbury residents from being forced out of their homes as developers increasingly snap up local parcels. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for District 7 Tavern, which Royal C. Smith wants to open at 380 Warren St., the former home of Sonny Walker's, which closed in April.
The board granted him a "neighborhood" license for the 824-square-foot space, which means he would have to give the license back to the city rather than re-sell it should he go out of business.
Perennial candidate Althea Garrison, who has run pretty much every year since the 1960s for city council, state representative or state senator - all but once without success - will finally get back into office after Ayanna Pressley goes to Washington on Jan. 1.
But first, she's still running for state representative in the 5th Suffolk (Roxbury, Dorchester) state representative's race, as an independent against Liz Miranda, who won yesterday's Democratic primary. Read more.
Liz Miranda won the Democratic primary yesterday in the 5th Suffolk state representative race (Dorchester and Roxbury), with 59% of the vote in a four-person field. She'll replace Evandro Carvalho, who ran unsuccessfully for Suffolk County District Attorney.
Boston Police report they are looking for Edward Moore, a Roxbury man who has been missing since Aug. 22.
Moore is 32 and 5'9" with a heavy build. He has been known to frequent downtown and the South End.
If you spot him, contact detectives at 617-343-4275.
The Boston Sun catches up with incumbent state Rep. Byron Rushing and challenger Jon Santiago on the eve of tomorrow's Democratic primary for the 9th Suffolk district, which covers the South End, the Fenway and part of Roxbury.
A teen was stabbed in the head, upper abdomen and thigh around 6:25 p.m. on Bower Street. As police were investigating that case, they found a man who had been stabbed in the abdomen on Harold Park, on the other side of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Both are expected to survive.
WBUR reports on the new $73-million Dearborn STEM Academy - BPS's first all new school in years - which opens for grades 6-12 next month.
UPDATE: Police identify the victim as Fausto Sosa, 18, of Roslindale. He was a student at the Boston Community Leadership Academy in Roslindale.
Boston Police report an 18-year-old was shot at 39 Hollander St., near Harold Street, around 7:10 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
This is Boston's 36th murder in 2018.
Boston was in the middle of one of those winter thaws we always seem to get: From a low of -7 on Feb. 5, the temperature shot up to 55 on Feb. 9, National Weather Service records show. On Feb. 10, with the temperature still a relatively balmy 40, rain started around 7:45 a.m. And then it kept coming. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 5:20 a.m. to 6 Linwood Sq. for what turned into a three-alarm fire.
All residents were evacuated safely, the department says.
The Herald reports ISD yesterday shut CubeSmart Self Storage at 968 Mass. Ave. after learning people were paying a couple hundred dollars a month to live in its storage cubes.
Inspectors did not have far to travel: ISD's offices are three or four doors down at 1010 Mass. Ave.
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