The Zoning Board of Appeal today two new complexes between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard and Palmer Street in Nubian Square on land that had mostly been used as parking lots for decades following widespread demolition for urban renewal and a highway that never got built. Read more.
Transit Police report two men who exchanged punches to the head after an argument over the loud music one was playing on an Orange Line car will both be summonsed into court on assault charges. Read more.
Tyreek Hall, 19, arrested by Boston Police on June 9 for the "ghost" gun and ammo they say he had stuffed in his waistband, now also faces a federal charge that could get him up to ten years in an out-of-state prison. Read more.
Surveillance photo of scammers' Frankencar via BPD.
Boston Police report a second grandfather has been scammed by a bogus "public defender" who convinced him to hand over several thousand dollars to allegedly spring his son from jail where he was supposedly stewing after a car crash that purportedly left a woman seriously injured. Read more.
Liz Miranda defeated a field that included fellow state Rep. Nika Elugardo and former 2nd Suffolk Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, in the Democratic primary for the seat Sonia Chang-Diaz gave up to run for governor.
The Dorchester Reporter tweets that Chris Worrell has won the Democratic primary in the 5th Suffolk district (Roxbury), which means he will replace Liz Miranda, who decided to run for the state-senate seat Sonia Chang-Diaz gave up to run for governor.
City Councilors Erin Murphy and Frank Baker, both of whom have had close relatives deal with drug problems, say one solution to the resurgence of drug problems at Mass and Cass could be to force people into locked treatment facilities. Read more.