Live Boston reports a woman with three previous OUI convictions was arrested yesterday after she allegedly hit a pedestrian and then dragged him at the top of the Expressway exit to Southampton Street, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.
Boston Police report an investigation into drug sales on Mission Hill led to raids on Thatcher Street in Hyde Park, Southampton Street in Newmarket Square and Brockton yesterday that netted 5,700 grams of fentanyl, a portable fentanyl processing lab, four guns and $27,000 in cash, as well as the arrest of two alleged traffickers. Read more.
The Boston City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on the recent decision of the Boston Public Health Commission to shutter two programs, with a total of 40 beds at the Southampton Street shelter, aimed at helping homeless people - in particular those who are HIV positive - gradually reenter society. Read more.
Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.
And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none of whom showed up.