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.
A developer has filed revised plans for the old Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street in Roxbury that now call for 300 apartments and 232 parking spaces. Read more.
Boston Police report a man was shot at 42 Crawford St. in Roxbury around 4:30 p.m. Police say the man, in his late 20s, was found about a block away at 10 Howland St. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. WFXT reports he was shot while sitting in a vehicle.
He is Boston's second murder victim in 2019.
Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney, takes the oath of office today at Roxbury Community College. A reception was held at Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Read more.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2008, Devonte Franklin, 16, was stabbed repeatedly on a Route 28 bus on Blue Hill Avenue at Harvard Street.
Even though there were numerous people on the bus at the time, Franklin's killer was never identified. Transit Police are asking "anyone with information, however slight," to contact them with information about his killer, by calling detectives at 617-222-1050 or by sending an anonymous text to 873873.
In the foot, on Washington Street around 7:15 p.m., Crime Hub reports.
Parents, teachers and community members blocked traffic at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street after school let out this afternoon to demand even more action from the city to get needles and drug supplies out of the school playground and field. Read more.
Up until now, the T has been testing that one new Orange Line train on that weird third track north of Boston, but look at this photo from the T's Joe Pesaturo tonight. Could we actually see it in operation as promised by the end of the year? Read more.
The Bay State Banner reports on the proposals filed with the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development for several vacant lots in Dudley Square.
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