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.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Shaquille Browder, 21.
Both that man and a second, found with non-fatal injuries, were in their early 20s, police say.
The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of at least one victim's injuries. Read more.
Bobert Fallon reports the station lobby is filled with water, but that you can still catch the train there, as long as you don't mind wading through a few inches of water to get to the track level.