Roxbury

By - 4/22/19 - 12:53 pm

A worried resident files a 311 complaint about all the snakes on Lambert Street, near Highland Street: Read more.

By - 4/18/19 - 11:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting two local men and one from Brockton on charges they began firing away in the area of St. James Street Saturday evening - near where a cluster of BPD officers were interviewing somebody in connection with another incident. Read more.

By - 4/16/19 - 11:17 pm
Flaming car on Columbus Avenue

Ryan Hatcher was across the intersection from New York Pizza tonight when a car parked on Columbus Avenue burst into flames. He reports: Read more.

By - 4/13/19 - 11:35 am
Stokes

Randolph Police report arresting Mark Stokes, 51, of Roxbury, on charges he held up the same convenience store at gunpoint on April 1 and April 12.

Read more.

By - 4/12/19 - 1:02 pm

UPDATE: The man he may have been shooting at was arrested for a holdup in Randolph.

Boston Police report its SWAT team arrested a man they say tried to shoot somebody else on Charlame Street shortly before 4 a.m. today. Read more.

By - 4/12/19 - 9:17 am
Decontamination tent at Brigham and Women's Hospital

A roving UHub photographer spotted staffers at Brigham and Women's Hospital this morning testing a chemical decontamination tent in preparation for Monday's race.

By - 4/5/19 - 10:44 am

State Rep. Liz Miranda (D-5th Suffolk) writes:

I'm an elected official and I cant afford to buy a home of my dreams in Roxbury. Everyday my family gets calls and letters to buy our homes, cash. Its harassment. Its greed. Its absurd.
Roxbury is tired. We are tired.
Go develop your suburban towns.
Go speculate your land.

By - 4/3/19 - 1:23 pm

Khyeme Johnson, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read more.

By - 3/31/19 - 12:19 pm
Officer looking for evidence at shooting scene on Crawford Street in Roxbury

Officer looking for evidence. Photo by KMV.

Somebody was shot twice outside 134 Crawford St. around 1 a.m., according to KMV and Boston EMS Incidents.

In July, 2018, Luis Martin Pinales-Perez was shot to death there.

By - 3/26/19 - 10:42 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall and 591 Albany St. in the South End.

In both cases, the approval does not mean the shops can actually open, only that they can now apply to the state Cannabis Control Commission, which would have to decide whether to grant licenses. Read more.

By - 3/20/19 - 9:31 am

WFXT reports on a meeting last night between parents whose kids go to schools in the area of Clifford Park and Melnea Cass Boulevard and city officials over what have become needle parks - three months after parents blocked traffic on Melnea Cass Boulevard to protest all the needles in the Orchard Gardens School playground.

Video from the meeting.

By - 3/19/19 - 5:44 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Jonathan Aguasvivas, 26, and Calvin Boykins, 27, of first-degree murder for the Feb. 4, 2016 shooting death of Marquis Waithe on Brookledge Road, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 5:24 pm

David Delacruz, 31, pleaded guilty last week to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a disabled person, assault and battery for the purposes of intimidation, and violation of a victim’s civil rights for an incident in 2017 in which he knocked a woman out of her wheelchair, then stabbed her repeatedly, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/14/19 - 3:39 pm

On Walnut Avenue near Fenno Street around 1:20 p.m., per Boston EMS Incidents and Monica Cannon-Grant.

By - 3/14/19 - 8:49 am

Not one to feed students, but one in which culinary-arts students will feed hungry Bostonians this summer, the Dorchester Reporter reports. "There’s no curriculum for food trucks anywhere in the state, so I was like, all right, we’re gonna create our own," the teacher running the program says.

By - 3/13/19 - 5:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved pot shops proposed for Brookline Avenue in the Fenway and Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

The rulings mean the applicants can now go to the state Cannabis Control Commission to seek a license to open. Read more.

By - 3/13/19 - 1:53 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Hotel building, with outline of former companion building, torn down before it fell down. Photo by Rosabri Mejia.

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to urge the BPDA to quash developers' plans to renovate the crumbling eyesore of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue by building a 13-story boutique hotel inside a renovated facade.

Unusual for a hearing request, however, no other councilors had their names added as co-sponsors. Read more.

By - 3/11/19 - 8:22 pm

Boston Magazine has the details of the new fares to go into effect on July 1. Senior and student passes are also not going up.

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large), who fought the increases, said she's glad to see at least some of the fares not go up. She said she and Councilor Kim Janey (Roxbury) will now fight to eliminate fares on the 28 bus route along Blue Hill Avenue between Mattapan and Dudley squares. Read more.

By - 3/9/19 - 10:18 pm

WBZ reports a resident of Fort Hill in Roxbury became angry that his neighbor parked in "his" spot Friday - several days after the snowstorm - and so slapped a Denver boot on her car. He removed it only after she called 911 and police showed up. No word on where he got the device, which was red and yellow, unlike the yellow ones the city uses for unpaid parking tickets.

By - 3/8/19 - 9:50 am

WGBH profiles Troop 906, formed last fall as the only active minority-majority Boy Scout troop in eastern Massachusetts.