On Monday, James Dickey of Sudbury got some bad news from the US Supreme Court: It would not hear his allegations that city efforts to board up or even raze his derelict shell of a fire-ravaged three decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. in Dorchester violated his civil rights.
A housing-court judge had been scheduled today to decide whether to appoint a receiver with the power to raze a Mt. Ida Road three decker ravaged in a 2011 fire, but owner James Dickey may have once again managed to stave off any action for a few months by trying to transfer the case to federal court. Read more.
Linda Dorcena Forry announced today she formally resigns tomorrow to become a vice president at Fish's Suffolk Construction. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that UMass Boston is looking to sell the 20-acre site where the Bayside Expo Center used to be. UMass bought the land for expanding its campus but now hopes to use the money it'll earn from its sale just to shore up its existing buildings.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to one of the PCC trolleys deciding to give it all up.
On Adams Street near the bridge to Milton, around 8:55 p.m. The suspect, a black man dressed all in black, took her purse.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to a train that at least had the decency to die at Ashmont, where it could be quickly pushed out of the way.
At Balsam and Ashton streets, around 5:40 p.m.
The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from a Red Line train that couldn't make it up Savin Hill.
The Dorchester Reporter digs into the news that DJ’s European Market & Deli - one of three Polish delis in the Polish Triangle - is looking to expand.
A pair of men from Dallas are charged with using a sledgehammer and wrecking bars to smash their way into six convenience stores and gas stations in Mattapan, Dorchester, Brockton, Cambridge, Everett, Stoughton and Woburn during a two-day spree last May, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports - adding additional people are still being sought. Read more.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Charles Washington, 44, to 10 1/2 years in federal prison, and ordered him to pay $1.84 million in restitution for his role in a ring that managed to impersonate wealthy customers of local banks and transfer money to dummy accounts. Read more.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Chad O'Connor, 17.
Around 5:30 p.m. on Kenwood Street just off Washington. Boston Police report he was declared dead at the scene.
The T is running buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of some sort of power problem. Like maybe a bit of fire at Ashmont station.
Boston Police report two markets about a mile apart on Ashmont Street were held up by two masked men with a gun this week.
Between roughly 7:30 and 8 p.m. a gas station at 1707 Dorchester Ave., near Centre, and a laundromat at 1828 Dorchester Ave., near Edwin, were held up by three guys with the same description: Black male teens in hoodies, armed with guns.
The three returned to the laundromat around 8:45 p.m., after police had left, and held it up again.