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By adamg - 7/20/21 - 2:44 pm

WBZ reports a Boston police officer and three other people were injured when the officer, racing to a gun call,slammed into an SUV and then under a tractor-trailer at Massachusetts Avenue and Clapp Street

Photos of the crash scene.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 9:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old who were ambling around Methadone Mile, one with a gun loaded with nine bullets in a magazine, the other with enough heroin or fentanyl to warrant a trafficking charge around 5:50 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 11:07 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that James Witkowski got a fair trial in 2017 on aggravated-rape and first-degree murder and charges for the death of Lena Bruce in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992, which means he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 12:56 pm

Three men face a total of 36 drug and gun charges related to alleged Mass and Cass drug dealing this year following their indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury last week, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which add it now has warrants for police to arrest 40 more people for dealing drugs along Methadone Mile. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/21 - 1:28 pm

A woman who suffered injuries when her leg got stuck between an Orange Line car and the platform at Massachusetts Avenue during an afternoon rush hour in 2018 - and who was rescued by fellow passengers who managed to push the train just enough to free her - sued the MBTA this week. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/19/21 - 11:04 pm
Seized gun and drugs

Seized.

Boston Police report arresting a Lynn woman and a Swansea man on gun and drug charges at Mass and Cass around 8:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 2:30 pm
Thank-you letter from Mrs. Peabody

You never know what you'll find just lying or blowing around the streets of Boston. Take this thank-you note, written by Toni Peabody, or, as she was known more formally back in the day, Mrs. Endicott Peabody (or perhaps even Mrs. Endicott "Chub" Peabody), i.e., she was married to the governor of the Commonwealth. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 8:03 pm
Pagan

Transit Police report arresting Carlos Pagan, 38, on charges he was the guy who figured out how to get into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and make off with a cash "cassette" on March 10. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/21 - 2:49 pm

Boston Police report officers on patrol in the general Methadone Mile area due to resident complaints about drug sales arrested a man police say the officers spotted selling some drugs, at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street around 1 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 11:11 am
Wanted for ATM heist

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say broke into a Bank of America ATM at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop and made off with a box full of cash around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 5:35 pm

Victim identified as Jamaal Chin-Clarke, 40.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 5:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 10:40 am

Thrillist talks to Frank Poindexter, general manager of Wally's on Mass. Ave. about how it's staying around when so many other small music sites in the Boston area have had to shut over the past year.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 4:40 pm

The Boston Sun reports Andre's Cafe in Worcester Square has closed for good.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 12:14 pm
Suspect under arrest

Suspect under arrest. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he smacked somebody in the head with a BB gun to take their car near Boston Medical Center, then led police on a chase that ended when he turned onto a dead end in Uphams Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 4:48 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Andover man they say ran into the back of a Boston EMS ambulance that had its lights and sirens going, then got out and ran away, ultimately winding up cornered and then cuffed on the roof of an industrial building next to Clifford Park. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report arresting Rashid Parham, 22, of Canton, on charges he threatened another motorist with a gun loaded with 11 rounds on Massachusetts Avenue at Belvidere Street around 1:45 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 4:31 pm
Socially distanced Orange Line riders wait for a bus at Jackson

Socially distanced Orange Line riders wait for a bus at Jackson. Photo by La Bibliotequetress.

A man was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train at Massachusetts Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 10:53 am

Harriet Tubman House Demolished for Luxury Condos!

An opponent of the Harriet Tubman House's demolition posted this video yesterday of the work now going on to replace the former community center at Columbus and Massachusetts avenues with a six-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 4:02 pm

A federal grand jury recently indicted Dennis Taylor on charges he robbed a Santander Bank branch at Massachusetts and Westland avenues in April even as he was on federal probation following his release from a sentence for robbing another bank, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 2:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven men in recent days on charges they sold a variety of drugs, including fentanyl, crack, marijuana and Gabapentin, in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. Police add that another 25 people will be summonsed to court to face drug-possession charges after they finish addiction treatment.

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