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By adamg - 1/16/21 - 12:42 pm
Boston Police cruiser on fire on Tremont Street.

Photo via BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a teenager they charge set a cruiser on fire on Tremont Street downtown after rioting and looting broke out following a peaceful George Floyd protest at the State House. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/20 - 8:36 pm

Attacks on demonstrators from Boston Police 5/31

The Appeal gets copies of some of the video from the night of May 31, after a George Floyd protest ended and as looting began. The videos: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 11:30 am

A federal judge today ordered John Boampang held without bail at least until the end of his trial on charges he opened fire on police as rioting was winding down following a May 31 protest march and vigil on the Common. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/20 - 11:05 pm

Shamus Moynihan spotted this new mural by Alex Golob today on Centre Street in Hyde Square, where Bella Luna used to be. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/11/20 - 9:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old from Framingham on charges he set an unoccupied BPD cruiser on fire as the downtown rioting was well underway on May 31. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 5:47 pm

Headless statue in windless park. Photo by Rob C.

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz says people need to look beyond Christopher Columbus's reputation as a cruel murderer of both natives and the Spaniards he led and consider the history of the North End and how the statue represents both some of the neighborhood's original Italian immigrants and the fight to keep the North End from becoming an overbuilt district of expensive condos. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 1:22 pm

Shutting T stations after protests only creates dangerous situations for people who just want to get home, several Boston city councilors said today.

But the council did not formally go on record with a resolution calling on the T to stop shutting stations near vigil and protest sites at their regular Wednesday meeting because two councilors objected, which means it will instead go to a council committee for a hearing before the council votes. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 8:59 pm

Seeking Identities of Two Related to Vandalism of Boston Police Vehicle

The FBI has released video and a wanted poster for two guys they and BPD want to talk to about their possible role in torching a BPD cruiser outside the Beantown Pub on Tremont Street Sunday night. Neither is described as black.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 4:26 pm

Sidewalks in Watertown Square were filled with Black Lives Matter writing in chalk until this afternoon when, as Mary Burns reports a guy with a bucket and mop walked around whitewashing out every single "Black" mention. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 3:25 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission is urging civil rights/Black Lives Matter protesters to get tested for Covid-19: Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 9:20 pm

People came to Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury for the second straight Monday to standi in vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other blacks killed by police. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 3:26 pm

Police Commissioner Branville Bard today issued an order, effective immediately, that requires “all sworn members of the Cambridge Police Department present at any scene where physical force is being applied, to either stop, or attempt to stop, another member of the Department when force is being unreasonably applied or is no longer required.” Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 1:12 pm

The Boston City Council voted 12-0 last week to support a resolution condemning police brutality against minorities and racial profiling. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 9:45 pm

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale is planning its second Monday vigil in support of Black Lives Matter starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Holy Name Rotary in West Roxbury (photos from last week's vigil). Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 9:23 pm

Across greater Boston, thousands of people participated in Black Lives Matter events today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 12:28 pm

WBUR reports on a vigil across from the B-2 police station.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 1:05 pm
National Guardsmen march past Boston Marathon bombing memorial

In response to a tweet about how people should walk down Newbury Street to see how it was "decimated" by looters, Sonia Alves was not having it and replied with her husband's photo of ready-for-anything National Guardsmen marching past one of the Marathon-bombing memorials on Boylston Street on Tuesday: Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/20 - 2:54 pm
Kneeling in Hyde Park

Among those kneeling: Metco CEO Milly Arbaje-Thomas and Bedford School Superintendent John Sills.

Suburban school superintendents and Metco officials gathered in McGann Playground on West Street in Hyde Park this afternoon to decry the continued extrajudicial killings of black men and women and to call on educators to work even harder to ensure that black students can grow up to their full potential and that white students learn to not be racists. Read more.

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