By - 2/15/19 - 4:59 pm

For the fourth year in a row today, Ralph Gants, chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, joined member of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury for their mid-day prayers. In remarks after the prayers, Gants said: Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 3:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports what could be the end of Sami's, which has been feeding hospital staffers and medical, college and high-school students in the Longwood area since 1979.

By - 2/12/19 - 12:33 pm

Boston Police report the man shot last week at 186 Northampton St. died.

They identified him as Juan Morales, 32, of Fitchburg. He is Boston's seventh murder victim in 2019.

By - 2/12/19 - 9:40 am
Fire at 27 Perrin St. in Roxbury

Boston firefighters responded at 9 a.m. to 27 Perrin St. for what became a 5-alarm fire.

By - 2/7/19 - 12:27 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire on Elm Hill Avenue near Cheney Street around 1:20 p.m. yesterday arrested a 17-year-old they spotted running away from the scene. Read more.

By - 2/3/19 - 1:24 pm

Boston Police report officers who pulled four teens out of a car on Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square early this morning because a license check showed it to be stolen added gun and drug charges after finding a loaded gun and "a large plastic bag" filled with smaller bags of crack. Read more.

By - 2/2/19 - 10:06 am
Firefighters at Holy Mt Zion Church fire

A fire that erupted around 4 a.m. tore through Holy Mt. Zion Church on Harold Street in Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 9:30 pm

One car was hit during an incident shortly after 9 p.m. outside 71 Westminster Ave., in which as many as nine shots may have been fired. No people were hit.

By - 2/1/19 - 9:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting Abdirahman Abdi, 25, of Brockton, on charges he shot another man during a robbery at Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 2/1/19 - 10:26 am
Rendering of Tremont Crossing mall

Architect's rendering of the mall part of the development.

The developers who own the rights to several acres of what have become urban wilds on Tremont Street across from the Boston Police headquarters say they're so close to closing the financing they need for a $473-million multi-use complex that they've scheduled groundbreaking for April. Read more.

By - 1/30/19 - 11:40 am

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals ruled today a Boston Police detective had no real good reason to deny the co-owner of a Dudley Square store a gun license for personal protection and ordered the department to issue him one. Read more.

By - 1/30/19 - 9:02 am
Firefighter at Dewey Street fire in Roxbury

Firefighter at Dewey Street blaze. Photo by Rick Macomber.

The Boston Fire Department reports one resident was injured - and 15 more displaced - by a three-alarm fire at 6 Dewey St. reported around 12:45 a.m.

By - 1/29/19 - 10:02 pm
Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street crime scene

Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street tonight. Photo by Shamus Moynihan.

Around 8:45 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street, Alert Page Boston reports.

By - 1/29/19 - 9:43 pm
Memorial for Andrea Foye and Christine Ricketts in Roxbury

See it larger. Photographs by Sean Connor.

The Estuary Projects today began a three-month project to remember the 12 young black women murdered in Roxbury in 1979, with an installation at East Lenox and Reed streets. The site is where the first two victims, Andrea Foye, 17, and Christine Ricketts, 15, were found murdered, their bodies wrapped in a trash bag and a blanket, 40 years ago today. Read more.

By - 1/29/19 - 3:14 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today unanimously approved a potrepreneur's proposal for a three-story building in Newmarket Square in which to grow what he says will be craft marijuana for both recreational and medicinal uses. Read more.

By - 1/26/19 - 7:32 pm

Rashad Mezil, 27, of Mattapan, was arrested this morning on a first-degree murder charge for the shooting death of Christian Rivera at 76 Homestead St. in Roxbury on July 7, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 1/22/19 - 11:41 am
Orchard Gardens School parking lot

ND reports on the state of the staff parking lot at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury this morning:

I hope other schools fared better than we did - this is our staff parking lot at arrival this morning.

By - 1/18/19 - 8:54 pm

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered China Bo, 49 Warren St., shut for violations that included 10 pounds of raw chicken being stored too warm, dead roaches at the bottom of a pizza oven and rodent droppings by the front counter where customers pick up orders. Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 10:34 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld David Copeland's first-degree murder conviction for killing John Marshall in a parking lot on Dale Street in Roxbury on July 29, 2008.

The ruling means Copeland will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. Read more.

By - 1/17/19 - 10:44 am

Boston Police report arresting Terrell Williams, 22, of Roxbury on charges he shot another man at 4 Brinton St., off Marcella and Washington streets, around 2:50 p.m. on Jan. 9. Read more.