State Rep. Liz Miranda reports that over the next two to three weeks, city crews will be converting several two-way streets into one-way streets in the Grove Hall area as part of an overall plan to reduce crashes, especially involving pedestrians, by doing what speed-limit signs don't: Force drivers to slow down. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved construction of a modern three decker at 34 Dorset St., but with the condition BPDA designers work with the developer to add a pitched roof and maybe some dormers to make it look more like most of the other houses on the street - and even the housing development across the street. Read more.
A federal judge in Boston ruled today that Pepo Herd El, arrested last November after he got off a bus at Ruggles while allegedly wearing body armor and packing a loaded gun, three full magazines and a knife, is unlikely to stick around for a trial and has proven enough of a potential risk to society that she had no choice but to order him locked up at least until a verdict is read. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports a former pizza place at 205 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester caught fire early this morning. Firefighters responded around 3:45 a.m. The department reports injuries but did not provide details.
WBZ reports on the release of an annual water-quality report for local beaches. King's Beach in Lynn was a particular issue, what with "filthy, bacteria laden discharges from both Lynn and Swampscott" winding up there.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that a man convicted of fatally shooting Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, on Bowdoin Street - as his friend held the teen - got a fair trial and that police did nothing wrong in the way they questioned him, but that his sentence should be amended to allow for the possibility of parole because he was only 16 at the time. Read more.
Live Boston reports the teen, not wearing a helmet, crashed into a parked car on Norfolk Street in Dorchester around 7:30 p.m., which sent him into the back of an SUV, seriously mangling his leg and suffering other injuries.
Ira Grayson, a former Dorchester resident out on probation following a federal gun conviction was ordered held without bail on charges he fatally shot Stacy Coleman, 33, at a Danube Street get together Sunday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury last week acquitted a Dorchester man of shooting a Boston police officer in the leg, but convicted him on gun charges related to the same incident, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.