WBZ reports an officer's gun went off during a struggle over a gun in a man's car during a traffic stop on Washington Street about a block south of Ukraine Way. The man was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident, around 11:20 a.m. Several officers were taken to the hospital as well for observation. Police did not immediately say what the traffic stop was for.
Live Boston reports a crash between the drivers of a minibike and a minivan on the Arbroway in front of the Forest Hills T stop around 7 p.m. sent one person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. State Police shut the road for an investigation.
A Suffolk County grand jury on Friday indicted Transit Police officer Nicholas Morrissey, 41, for using excessive force against a homeless man at the Forest Hills T stop last April, then filing a report on the incident contradicted by the station's surveillance cameras and by witnesses, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say whipped out a taser and used it on somebody who asked him to pull up his mask on a bus at Forest Hills station around 2:10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Dwayne McNair's 16-year prison sentence for raping two women he pulled into a car and raped with a pal, rejecting his argument that the five years between his indictment and his trial violated his constitutional right to a speedy trial. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected arguments that the 9/11 attacks would have made prospective jurors antisemitic and upheld Daniel Mason's first-degree murder sentence for bursting into a Hyde Park Avenue apartment and shooting its two occupants and their dog, killing one of the men and the dog and injuring the other man so seriously he had to be put in a medical coma. Read more.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is investigating a now former Transit Police officer for possibly lying about an April 28 incident in a Forest Hills busway in which he may have shoved the man into the pavement and then kept him there with his knee on his back for 20 seconds. Read more.
Forest Hills Cemetery announced today it is re-opening this weekend for grave and niche owners and to the public at large on Tuesday - although it warns anybody caught jogging or with a dog or bicycle will be kicked out.
Meanwhile, neighbors and other past visitors to the cemetery - designed in the 19th century to incorporate features of both a private resting ground and a public park ... Read more.
Forest Hills Cemetery announces that it will soon re-open its grounds to the public, but with a major change: Only strollers will be allowed; people with dogs or who want to bicycle or jog will have to find someplace else for that. Read more.
The managers of Forest Hills Cemetery closed the scenic grounds to visitors today, saying there were just too many people crowding in for walks and bicycle rides - even as the number of burials is going up due to the increase in Covid-19 deaths. Read more.
Clay Harper videoed a brand-new and already busted water fountain spewing water tonight on the little plaza next to the new entrance to the Forest Hills T station across the Arborway from the station. Read more.