Juston Root threatened several Brigham and Women's security guards with a realistic-looking replica gun before chasing after a Boston Police officer with it on the morning of Feb. 7, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said today. The officer, in fear for his life, opened fire on Root, as did another arriving officer. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning approved a new building at 2147 Washington St. in Roxbury that will include 62 affordable apartments, 12 affordable condos, enough room to double the capacity of the newly reopened Haley House Cafe and 4,000 square feet of shared studio space for the artists who will be the main group the building's units will be marketed to. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.