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.
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.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this car on Washington Street in Roxbury today.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph Losano, 51, is scheduled for arraignment on two counts of rape in Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow, Boston Police report. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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