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By adamg - 1/22/20 - 12:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury has had a "soft opening," with a more formal grand opening set for Feb. 1. It had closed a year ago.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 10:31 am

The Highland Park Neighborhood Council voted this week to ask the city to rename a portion of Dudley Street to Chuck Turner Way in honor of the former city councilor, who died last month.

The proposed renamed street would run from Malcolm X Boulevard and Shawmut Avenue to Washington Street - past the building where Turner had his neighborhood office - in Nubian Square.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:33 pm
Nubian Square on a Google Map

Google has switched its neighborhood designation for a particular part of Roxbury from Dudley Square to Nubian Square, following the city's decision to rename the area. But note that if you search Google Maps for Dudley Square, you still get a pointer - for the MBTA bus station, which has yet to be renamed.

H/t eeka.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 12:12 am

Live Boston gets photos of the aftermath of a crash involving a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler and two SUVs late Sunday, which he says was apparently caused when the driver of one of the SUVs ran a red light. Several injured.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 10:45 am

Damien Bynoe, 44, yesterday pleaded guilty to federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, which means he will serve at least 15 years in federal prison but could get up to life because of a record that includes past drug and gun convictions - as well as a juvenile sentence for shooting and killing another teen and an 11-year old, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 12:38 pm

WBZ Newsradio reports, adds the school itself is out of session until Monday.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 10:46 am
Trolley on Blue Hill Avenue in 1933

The Boston City Archives has a photo of a trolley running down Blue Hill Avenue on Jan. 3, 1933. Like Columbia Road and Washington Street south of West Roxbury Parkway, Blue Hill Avenue today has a median strip where the trolleys used to run.

By adamg - 12/30/19 - 9:43 am

Boston Police report a traffic stop at Harold and Hollander streets early Sunday ended with a man under arrest and the seizure of a gun with one bullet in it and a magazine with 14 more rounds. Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 2:32 pm
Pascal

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins confirmed today that a West Roxbury woman killed her young children and then herself at the Renaissance parking garage near Ruggles station yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 9:59 pm
Turner

City Councilor Kim Janey reports that Chuck Turner, who once held the District 7 seat she now does, died today:

Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 2:13 pm

Scott Eisen reports the children, found at the bottom of the Renaissance garage off Columbus Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, were taken to local hospitals, where they were declared dead. The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she was declared dead as well. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 3:48 pm

In the area of Peirson Street around 3:25 p.m. Homicide unit called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:17 pm

The case against Onaxis Barreto might seem like a good one: Police, acting on a tip a guy was driving around Roxbury with a large stash of cocaine in his green Volvo spotted Barreto driving a green Volvo stop and engage in what seemed like a drug transaction, so after watching him turn left without signaling, they stopped him and ordered him out of the car - in which a drug-sniffing dog found a box stuff with cocaine and cash.

But the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today prosecutors can't use the cocaine as evidence against him. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 1:12 am

UPDATE: At least 18 other similar seizures made at Logan this year.

A Chinese graduate student who had been doing research at Beth Israel Hospital was arrested at Logan Airport on Dec. 9 after customs agents found 21 vials of an unknown brown liquid wrapped in plastic bag in a sock in one of his checked bags as he prepared to board a flight back to China, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 11:00 am

The Herald reports the Public Improvement Commission voted this morning to rename Dudley Square in Roxbury as Nubian Square. Although city voters as a whole rejected the idea in a non-binding referendum last month, people in the precincts in and near the square supported the idea - and, at today's meeting, so did the mayor's office.

By adamg - 12/15/19 - 12:13 pm

A peeved citizen files a complaint about overflowing trash cans in Chester Park on Mass. Ave., with an addendum about one particular can:

An entire roasted turkey (!!) has been places next to it, along with a million plastic forks. Help?

By uhrinews - 12/14/19 - 7:37 pm

Patron Yemere came to Roxbury to learn how Family Independence Initiative (www.fii.org) works. A few months later he was on a flight to Tanzania to sow the seeds of the new initiative in his homeland. The rest is history. This weekend, at a workshop in Boston, two African brothers joined the new initive that share dreams and resources in helping families achieve economic mobility.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 7:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting James Nelson, 26, of Boston, for a triple shooting on Westminster Avenue in Roxbury on Oct. 26 that killed Hamza Warsame of Medford. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 11:45 pm

State Police report that a car chase involving a suspected fentanyl dealer started on Rte. 9 in Brookline and ended in a garage at 375 Longwood Ave. near the Riverway around 7:30 p.m. after the suspect drove in, then tried to run away from both state troopers and BPD officers. Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 6:56 pm
Shaun Harrison's Latin Kings tattoos

Harrison's tattoos - 100 is a gang symbol, feds say.

Shaun Harrison

The US Attorney's office in Boston today announced the indictments of 62 alleged members of Massachusetts chapters of the national Latin Kings gang on racketeering charges. Among them: Shaun "Rev" Harrison, sentenced to 23 to 26 years in prison last year for shooting an English High School student in the head because the kid owed him money for the marijuana Harrison was having him sell. Read more.

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