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By adamg - 11/28/23 - 9:33 am

The children of Margaret Flanagan of Saugus, who died of cancer in 2018, yesterday sued Harvard Medical School and former mortuary director Cedric Lodge for what may have happened to her body parts after she willed her body to the school and then died. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/23 - 10:48 pm

Police responding to a report of shots fired at Blue Hill Avenue and Edgewood Street around 9:20 p.m. found spent shells, a home and car hit by gunfire and an abandoned car that ended up at the front door of a townhouse on Edgewood Street.

Not long after, a man showed up at a local emergency room with gunshot injuries to his arm and leg.

By adamg - 11/17/23 - 10:08 pm

A man was shot in the leg on Zeigler Street near Dearborn Street shortly before 7:30 p.m.

Three cars were also hit by gunfire. Shell casings were found at Zeigler and Dearborn.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 5:08 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a man of first-degree murder for fatally stabbing Ricardo Garcia after Garcia tried to protect his girlfriend from the man and a couple of his pals in the Mass and Cass area on Aug. 8, 2021, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/23 - 1:26 pm

A man arrested last year as an armed Mass and Cass drug dealer was arrested yesterday on Homestead Street in Roxbury on new drug trafficking and gun charges as part of an investigation by the BPD human-trafficking unit and drug units from the South End and West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 9:23 pm

Police who initially responded to a report of what appeared to be a pedestrian hit by a car instead found two teens stabbed at Tremont and Camden streets in Roxbury around 5:45 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/23 - 9:44 am
Gun and bullets

Seized gun with laser sight and bullets. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a man from the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby on various gun charges after performing two illegal driving maneuvers where Tremont Street turns into Columbus Avenue around 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 11:24 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that starting Wednesday, the city will offer free Covid19 vaccinations noon to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St. in Nubian Square and in the 2nd-floor Haymarket room at City Hall, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Although free, the city requests people register for the shots.

By adamg - 10/29/23 - 4:12 pm

Boston Police report officers who responded to a motor-vehicle crash at Blue Hill Avenue and Woodbine Street in Roxbury early Friday wound up arresting the driver for the loaded gun they saw him try to toss away as they approached. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 1:13 pm

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center wasted no time with their new partnership, yesterday telling the BPDA they will soon file detailed plans for razing the current Joslin Diabetes Center off Brookline Avenue to make way for a new, 14-story cancer hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 11:58 am

ISD inspectors will fan out across Mass and Cass today posting notices that the city will start removing all "tents, tarps and other temporary structures" in the area on Nov. 1, Mayor Wu announced today - adding the state has approved Boston's plans to rebuild the Long Island bridge and that the city is now looking for a project-management company to oversee the work, for which the city has already set aside $81 million. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 9:28 am

The Bay State Banner reports, says some people are getting tired of stuff getting dumped in Franklin Park; city says the new animal shelter would be in an area already used for park maintenance vehicles.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 9:48 pm
Suspects in two sexual assaults

Northeastern (l) and Simmons suspects.

Boston and Simmons University Police report two sexual assaults on women near the Simmons and Northeastern campuses in recent days, while Boston University Police report making an arrest for two sexual assaults along their campus yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 12:18 pm

In 1992, Althea Garrison was elected a state rep in Roxbury, the first time a trans person had ever won election to a state legislature. She didn't tell anybody about that though and never discussed it, not even after the Herald outed her - at a time when coming out as trans could mean being murdered. In September, she discussed the issue publicly for the first time in an interview with Kate Sosin of the 19th. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 11:45 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation at Bartlett Street and Lambert Avenue in Roxbury now that the coyotes that used to live there have moved on: Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/23 - 12:58 pm
Rendering of proposed Drexel Village

Rendering by the Architectural Team.

The Archdiocese of Boston has filed detailed plans for a three-building, 217-unit residential complex at Tremont Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury on the grounds of St. Katherine Drexel Church. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/23 - 11:25 am
Rendering of possible bus and bike lanes on Blue Hill Avenue

Rendering of possible bus and bike lanes on Blue Hill Avenue.

The city is out with a comparison of two basic approaches for improving Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan Square and Grove Hall - a massive re-build with construction of dedicated bus lanes and a more modest plan with a massive increase in traffic enforcement by police - and says it expects Mayor Wu to announce a final plan for the road by the end of the year. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 8:11 am
Photos of dog and suspect

Dog and suspect on scooter carrying the dog. Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for Princess and the guy they say stole her from the Washington Park Mall, MLK Boulevard and Warren Street in Roxbury, on Friday.

If the dog or dognapper look familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 9:12 am

Catherine Leavy of Westfield yesterday pleaded guilty to two federal counts for calling in a bomb threat to Children's Hospital on Aug. 30, 2022 as part of a wave of threatened violence against the hospital and its doctors spurred by online transphobes making fake claims that the hospital was mutilating children. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 12:18 pm

WCVB reports on the 20th anniversary of the day Little Joe the gorilla escaped confinement at the Franklin Park Zoo, and updates us on his current status.

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