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 - 5/25/18 - 3:52 pm

After eight days of deliberation, a Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Dartanyan and Niccokawan Pledger of second-degree murder for the March 21, 2016 shooting that killed Allex Bryant on Humboldt Avenue, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/25/18 - 10:40 am
Car with I AM A CAR license plates

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this car on Washington Street in Roxbury today.

By - 5/24/18 - 11:21 am

WBUR reports on the aftermath of the arrest of David Perry on charges he gave drugs to residents of the sober house he owned in exchange for sex - even as he was battling his own addiction issues.

By - 5/22/18 - 2:49 pm

The Board of Appeals today rejected plans by a developer to tear down a house at 844 East 3 St. in South Boston's City Point and replace it with a five-unit building with ten parking spaces after residents were joined by elected officials in opposing the proposal. Read more.

By - 5/20/18 - 10:00 am

The New York Times takes note of the Congressional Black Caucus and Deval Patrick endorsing Pressley's opponent, incumbent Mike Capuano - and John Lewis's trip to the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury to speak for Capuano.

By - 5/16/18 - 12:09 pm

A Swampscott man was ordered held in lieu of bail today on charges he picked up two prostitutes in separate incidents along Massachusetts Avenue in the Newmarket Square area and raped them, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/15/18 - 9:33 pm

Joseph Losano, 51, is scheduled for arraignment on two counts of rape in Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 5/13/18 - 12:30 pm
Marchers at the annual Mother's Day March for Peace

"Where does it end?" Remembering those lost to violence.

Greg Cook photographed the 22nd annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace, organized by the Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace, from Fields Corner in Dorchester through Roxbury and up Tremont Street to City Hall. Read more.

By - 5/12/18 - 8:30 am
Groom Street fire

Groom Street fire. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters are at 3 Groom St. in Dorchester for what is now a two-alarm fire that started in the basement and then spread through a rear stairwell, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 5/12/18 - 8:01 am
Firefighters at Dale Street fire in Roxbury

A fire shortly after 3 a.m. at 55 Dale St. went to four alarms and forced 19 people out of their homes, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 5/11/18 - 7:22 am

WBZ reports a bullet shattered the windshield of a 1 bus in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street shortly after midnight. No injuries.

By - 5/10/18 - 1:12 pm

A Reading lawyer who owns three attached townhouses on Washington Street in Roxbury where recovering addicts could allegedly seek some respite on their way to recovery was indicted last week on charges he supplied drugs to both residents and some of his legal clients in exchange for sexual activity in both Roxbury and at his suburban home. Read more.

By - 5/9/18 - 4:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremy Correa on charges he fatally stabbed Edward Sanchez, 50, at the Southampton Street Shelter yesterday. 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 - 5/8/18 - 11:32 am

Boston Police say a man who tried talking to a group of women at Slade's - and who began verbally abusing them when they ignored him - wound up being escorted out of the bar by a bouncer, and chased by the women, who decided to give him a taste of his own medicine. Read more.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.

By - 5/2/18 - 7:00 pm
On the lawn at Harvard Medical School

Roving UHub photographer Matt Colvin noticed people enjoying the warm weather today on the lawn at Harvard Medical School.

Meanwhile, JP Licks in Jamaica Plain got pretty crowded: Read more.

By - 4/30/18 - 5:58 pm

Two men were ordered held without bail today at their arraignment on charges they murdered Alexander Mervin on Whittier Street on Jan. 11. Read more.

By - 4/29/18 - 9:59 am

Boston Police report arresting men from Stoughton and Dorchester for the murder of Alexander Mervin, 22, of Revere, at 31 Whittier St. early on Jan. 11. Read more.