State Police are now looking for a dark-colored sedan, possibly an older Accord, that now has serious front-end damage - including missing a headlight - to find the driver they say hit Pierre Desir on Morton Street early Saturday and then just kept driving, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Pierre Desir.
State Police report a pedestrian was struck and killed on Morton Street near Fuller Street around midnight by a driver who just kept on going west on Morton.
State Police say they victim, a man, 40, was declared dead at the scene.
The Dorchester Reporter surveys the scene at the Pit Stop, the barbecue place on Morton Street in Mattapan.
UPDATE: The board took no action Thursday as it continues to investigate the case.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to take any action against Prestige Cuisine, 924 Morton St., after a BPD detective said an investigation - started after patrons were shot at as they left around 4:30 one March morning - showed an owner was opening up the basement for a nightclub at 2 a.m. Read more.
Shortly after 11:50 a.m., Boston Police found a car with fresh bullet holes at 765 Morton St.
At 12:10 p.m., Jim Corbo reported:
Saw man ordered out of car w hands up at gunpoint by Boston & State Police Rt3 Braintree/Wey line b/t exits 17 & 16
Tom captured the incident on Morton Street just past Blue Hill Avenue on his car dashcam late Thursday afternoon.
WBZ reports police are aware of the incident but that nobody came into B-3, which is right across the street, to report anything. If you go to the video and set it to the slowest possible speed, it sure looks like running guy was running because he'd just taken something that didn't belong to him.
Via Boston Reddit.
Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he took several shots at a group of men on Morton Street last Wednesday evening from the window of his red Bentley. Read more.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Couple shots fired out of a car at W. Selden and Morton streets around 6 p.m. Nobody hit.
State officials say next week is when workers take the first real bite out of the Casey Overpass - they're scheduled to remove a piece of the abutment on the rotary side of the hulking, crumbling bridge.
Along with that comes the first overpass-removal detours: Traffic heading from the rotary into Jamaica Plan will be diverted onto the temporary road that's been built alongside the Arborway bus depot - which means the gazillion traffic lights the state has installed will blink into use.
State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a man on Morton Street Saturday night and injured him so badly he was given Last Rites at the hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, State Police say.
Several of them, around 8:15 p.m. at Morton and Wilcock, with some ending up in people's apartments. No reported injuries, though.
State Police report the man who died when his 2013 Dodge Ram truck swerved off Morton Street near the rotary and overturned last night was Lawrence Mulhern, 53.
Mulhern was pronounced dead at the scene.
Last night, Boston Police identified the pickup as the one that hit a van shortly before the fatal crash at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue.
UPDATE, 11:02 p.m. State Police report the injured person died.
Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and state and Boston police are on Morton Street between Shattuck Hospital and the rotary, where at least one person was seriously injured in a rollover around 10 p.m., not long after the same pickup hit a van at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue and sped off.
The antiquated Morton Street bridge over the Fairmount Line shuts at 9 a.m. on Friday so the state can replace it with a more modern span.
Officials say the new bridge - pre-built off site - will be moved into place this weekend and that it should be open to traffic by 5 a.m. on Aug. 18.
Due to the work, the 21 and 26 bus routes will be detoured.
And why would a billboard owner let them?
This billboard sits at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street in Mattapan. There's another one in Jamaica Plain.
State historic-preservation officials on Friday acknowledged there's no feasible alternative to replacing the apparently historic Shea Circle when the Casey Overpass comes tumbling down, Clayton Harper reports.
Harper attended a Friday meeting between the Mass. Historical Commission and the state highway officials anxious to replace the crumbling overpass with a series of surface roads before the thing tumbles to the ground of its own accord.
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