Newmarket Square

By - 5/26/18 - 11:12 am
Old Roxbury gasholder

Abandoned gasholder in 1968.

At the intersection of Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue are two unusual round buildings. The smaller is the New Market Pizza and Grill, which is perhaps the most ornate pizza place in the city. And the other is a solid six-story brick hotel, formerly the Roundhouse Suites, now the Best Western Plus Boston Hotel. Read more.

By - 5/8/18 - 3:55 pm

Victim identified as Edward Sanchez of Worcester.

Boston Police report a man in his 50s was found stabbed at 112 Southampton St. shortly after noon. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Read more.

By - 3/30/18 - 9:24 am
Two of the dirt bikes

Seized inside a U-Haul storage facility.

Boston Police report arresting three Roxbury men after the trio had spent the evening allegedly stunting their way through traffic in the Newmarket Square area. Read more.

By - 2/27/18 - 12:20 pm

The Board of Appeals today approved Boston's fourth medical-marijuana dispensary at 50 Clapp St., off Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester. Because of its location near the Methadone Mile, the proposed operator agreed to set a minimum purchase price of $40 to discourage any nearby addicts thinking of putting together enough money to buy a joint. Read more.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:02 am
Proctor Street shooting scene

Shooting scene. Photo by KMV.

A man sitting in a car on Proctor Street, around the corner from the Hen House, was shot shortly after midnight. KMV reports the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 12/5/17 - 7:39 pm

NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.

By - 9/24/17 - 2:06 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Carlos Montalvo, 33.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 6:40 a.m. at Southampton and Topeka streets.

The victim, in his 30s, was taken to nearby Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:37 pm

Around 11:20 p.m. outside 850 Mass. Ave. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By - 8/12/17 - 4:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say stole a car at knifepoint early this morning only to crash it into another car a mile down Mass. Ave. Read more.

By - 6/23/17 - 10:57 am
Abandoned needles in Newmarket Square

Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.

By - 4/6/17 - 11:35 am

WHDH and Beth Germano at WBZ report the roof at a one-story American Red Cross building on Proctor Street, off Mass. Ave., gave way this morning.

By - 2/19/17 - 11:49 am

WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.

By - 12/9/16 - 11:53 am

NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.

By - 10/25/16 - 8:15 am

Around 1:40 p.m. at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the Globe reports, adding he is expected to survive.

By - 10/24/16 - 11:47 pm

Peter McGowan, 53, was ordered held without bail on a murder charge for the death of Stephen Cherup, 50, in a fight in Newmarket Square late Saturday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 10/23/16 - 10:32 pm

Victim identified as Stephen Cherup, 50, of Pittsburgh, PA.

Boston Police report finding a man in his 40s with fatal injuries outside 1071 Massachusetts Ave. around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday following a fight with another man. Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 1:57 pm
Proposed Newmarket Square luxury car dealership

Waldo Bros., which has sold building supplies since 1914 on Southampton Street, will be replaced by a car dealership specializing in used luxury cars according to plans filed with the BRA. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 11:19 pm

Boston Police report taking a different tack to busting up weekend drag racing in Newmarket Square: Undercover officers who take down license-plate information with which to write out tickets, summonses and RMV requests to immediately revoke driver's licenses. Read more.

By - 8/12/16 - 5:51 pm

Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.