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By adamg - 2/16/20 - 5:48 pm
Brewster

Transit Police report arresting Terrell Brewster, 27, on charges he ended an argument with a teen on the 28 bus as it approached Dudley station by taking out a knife and stabbing the teen after they got off the bus, around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 9:44 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the nighttime goings-on along Vale Street in Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 11:10 am
Coyote in Roxbury

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a sighting at Dale and Regent streets in Roxbury:

Coyote in the area. I've been living here for years. This is my first sighting in the area.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 3:02 pm

Boston Police this afternoon released some preliminary information on the morning incident that ended with a Brigham and Women's Hospital valet wounded, the suspect dead, the hospital locked down and several cars damaged in a crash that shut the westbound side of Rte. 9 in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:58 am
Shut road in Longwood Medical Area

Roads into Longwood Medical Area were shut. Photo by Kristin Johnson.

UPDATE: Valet now in critical condition.

A shooting on Fenwood Road outside a Brigham and Women's building shortly after 9 a.m. resulted in a chase that ended with a car crash outside the Star Market on Rte. 9 in Newton and a suspect taken away in critical condition. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:14 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Boston Transportation Department is looking to build dedicated bus lanes - and stops - down the center of Columbus Avenue for the 22, 29 and 44 lines. Passengers will get to the stops via new crosswalks. BTD estimates the plan could shave four to seven minutes off the typical ride.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 3:18 pm
Map of proposed Boston pot shops

Map of proposed pot shops city has OKed and the one (in red) that's gotten required state approval.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission today signed off on a proposal for a company called Pure Oasis to open Boston's first recreational pot shop, at 430 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 8:38 pm

WBZ reports Suffolk County prosecutors today joined Ronnie Qualls's lawyers in arguing he was wrongly convicted for the murders of Roosevelt and Ronald Price in 1992. A judge will now decide whether to release him.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 11:34 am
Proposed condos on Dudley Street

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a non-profit's plans for a four-story, 20-unit condo building at 75-81 Dudley St. at Guild Row in Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 3:22 pm
Jeep Jones

Clarence "Jeep" Jones, who led the Boston Redevelopment Authority board for 24 years, died Saturday.

Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/20 - 9:28 am

Scope Boston interviews Mary Franklin, who is trying to raise $700,000 to open a spa aimed at people whose loved ones - like her husband, Melvin, in 1996 - have been murdered.

After feeling so much better herself after a visit to a spa while on a trip to Florida, she began fundraising for a trauma spa in Roxbury, Dorchester or Mattapan.

By adamg - 2/1/20 - 11:10 pm

On Seaver Street near Humboldt Avenue around 6:40 p.m., one in the leg, Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 11:09 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a man's conviction for sucker-punching another man in the face at a Roxbury community center, ruling he got a fair hearing from all his jurors, including one who was blind. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 9:22 am

On March 3, Democratic voters in Boston will get to vote for both a presidential candidate and members of their ward committee. The Bay State Banner reports on efforts by progressives to win those seats - and focuses on Ward 18, which includes large parts of Roslindale and Mattapan, but which has long been dominated by people from Hyde Park.

Boston ward map (1.5M PDF).

By adamg - 1/25/20 - 7:10 pm
Guerrero

Updated.

Boston Police report that one of three teens stabbed during a fight on Blue Hill Avenue near Seaver Street on Saturday afternoon died. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 12:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury has had a "soft opening," with a more formal grand opening set for Feb. 1. It had closed a year ago.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 10:31 am

The Highland Park Neighborhood Council voted this week to ask the city to rename a portion of Dudley Street to Chuck Turner Way in honor of the former city councilor, who died last month.

The proposed renamed street would run from Malcolm X Boulevard and Shawmut Avenue to Washington Street - past the building where Turner had his neighborhood office - in Nubian Square.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:33 pm
Nubian Square on a Google Map

Google has switched its neighborhood designation for a particular part of Roxbury from Dudley Square to Nubian Square, following the city's decision to rename the area. But note that if you search Google Maps for Dudley Square, you still get a pointer - for the MBTA bus station, which has yet to be renamed.

H/t eeka.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 12:12 am

Live Boston gets photos of the aftermath of a crash involving a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler and two SUVs late Sunday, which he says was apparently caused when the driver of one of the SUVs ran a red light. Several injured.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 10:45 am

Damien Bynoe, 44, yesterday pleaded guilty to federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, which means he will serve at least 15 years in federal prison but could get up to life because of a record that includes past drug and gun convictions - as well as a juvenile sentence for shooting and killing another teen and an 11-year old, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

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