Several thousand people came to Franklin Park this evening to remember George Floyd and other black victims of police violence, in a vigil sponsored by Black Lives Matter Boston and Violence in Boston. Read more.
Boston clergy stood or kneeled in silence today outside Boston Police headquarters for nine minutes - the same amount of time a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on George Floyd's neck, killing him. Photo by MiMu.
Several hundred, mostly masked, protesters gathered in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon to protest George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, then marched to Nubian Square to continue the protest. Read more.
Zoo New England is announcing that both its zoos will re-open their outdoor exhibits to the general public on June 4 - but that you'll have to first go online to buy timed tickets in advance - no more just showing up. Also, you'll have to wear a facial covering, follow a one-way path through the exhibits and stay six feet away from other groups. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Cristian Rodriguez for using a baseball bat to kill his roommate in their room on Tremont Street in Roxbury in 2012. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter interviews state Rep. Liz Miranda (D-5th Suffolk) on her recovery, along with her father, who is now out of the hospital. Of 20 family members, 15 tested positive for the virus.
Deans at Harvard's medical and dental schools told students today that due to Covid-19, the fall semester for incoming students will start with only online classes - a couple weeks after a Harvard University official said that the main Harvard campus would be open to students in September. Read more.
An unflappable Boston cop managed to wing it and outwit a large but bird-brained runaway from the Franklin Park Zoo today, luring a truant peacock back into captivity with the help of his department-issued smartphone. Read more.
The Massachusetts Air National Guard will fly several F-15s over Boston-area hospitals roughly around 12:15 p.m. The Guard reminds people to maintain social distancing if you go outside to look for them.
Boston Police report three men were shot at 52 Kensington Park, off Warren Street, around 10:35 p.m. on Sunday. One was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the other two remain hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries, police say. Read more.
Organizers have called the entire season off because its space just isn't large enough to allow for social distancing. But they report some of their vendors will be offering their products at other spots in the area this summer.
Shortly before 9:20 p.m., police found a man on Howland Street, just past Humboldt Avenue, although he may been shot elsewhere, possibly on Crawford Street near Elm Hill Avenue, and driven his car up Howland, with windows blown out and fresh body damage.
Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital said today they've begun recruiting 1,000 people in East Boston, Roslindale and in 02121 and 02125 for antibody testing that might help show just how widespread the virus is in those communities. Read more.