Boston Police report arresting a man they say robbed a Burger King on Cummins Highway in Mattapan Square at gunpoint yesterday afternoon and then, a couple hours later, robbed the D&K market a block away on Blue Hill Avenue. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Charlie Brea's first-degree murder conviction for shooting a man to death during a fight he wasn't initially a part of outside the Breezeway on Blue Hill Avenue in 2010, ruling that even discounting mistakes by the judge and the prosecutor at trial, the evidence was just too overwhelming and the jury would have convicted him anyway. Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.
Boston Police report a man with "apparent head trauma" was found lying on the sidewalk at 1200 Blue Hill Ave. - about a block down and across the street from the B-3 police station - around 2 a.m. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens on charges they tried to hold up Ortiz Convenience, 1300 Blue Hill Ave., but ran away after the clerk refused to give them any money, shortly before 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.