UPDATE: Bail set at $15,000, per the Suffolk County DA's office.
Boston Police report arresting Verenisa Valdez, 25, of Jamaica Plain for driving a car with an expired registration and for possession of the loaded .45 caliber Glock 38 handgun they say officers found inside her car when she was stopped on Washington Street near Norwell Street in Dorchester around 9:35 p.m. on Monday. Read more.
Fitchburg's own Michael Brodeur is bringing his music project New Dad to Boston and it's going to be a real hoot!
You know Brodeur from his work at such local publications as DigBoston, Boston Phoenix, and currently, the Boston Globe.
And, duh: Brodeur penned that brilliant satirical taxonomy, "Fake Massachusetts Towns", that ran in McSweeney's. The stuff of Massachusetts Memes legend:
Boston Police report arresting Dequell Golson, 26, of 472 Washington St. in Dorchester after officers with a search warrant found "a Bryco Jennings 9mm Firearm loaded with eleven rounds of live ammunition, a Colt MK IV Series 70 Firearm loaded with four rounds of live ammunition, six small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be heroin, three small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be Fentanyl, and three small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack" in his apartment. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter provides an early look at a proposal for 23- and 26-story towers on the old Channel 56 site, next to the old Globe site, on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.
A clerk in US District Court in Boston yesterday released Eric Tran Thai to "home detention" as he awaits trial on five counts of sexual exploitation of children for the videos he allegedly took in Boston Latin School boys' rooms on at least ten occasions in 2017. Read more.
Two Transit Police sergeants are also charged with helping the cop cover up the beating - something their supervisor determined in part after watching video from the extensive camera network the MBTA has to catch criminals.
A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted a Transit Police officer on assault and battery and civil-rights charges for allegedly using his baton to repeatedly beating a homeless man at the Ashmont T stop - and charged two Transit Police sergeants for conspiring with the cop to try to cover up the attack, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Transit Police announced. Read more.
Steven Ayr could only marvel at what he saw on Victory Road at Houghton this morning:
24hrs after storm, someone shoveled out their car, dumped everything on the sidewalk, then put out a space saver. Either this person is a complete jerk or this is a political art installation commenting on the broken nature of Boston transit priorities.
Kendric Price, 32, shot to death in the garage of a Dorchester home early Saturday, could have left Dorchester after a childhood that included having to mourn his neighbor, Steven Odom, shot to death at 13 by a gang member who mistook him for a rival. Read more.
WBUR reports on calls for ferry service between Downtown and Columbia Point in Dorchester.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started on the second floor of 184 Adams St. spread to the third floor.
Firefighters responded around 1:15 p.m., the department says. Damage was estimated at $100,000 and the cause is under investigation.
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