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By adamg - 11/13/20 - 3:55 pm

With a grant from the Boston Foundation, the MBTA says it will provide CharlieCards to several Boston community health centers in neighborhoods where residents might otherwise have trouble getting one of the fare cards. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 10:01 pm

Four or five shots around 9:50 p.m. on Harrishof Street between Walnut Avenue and Haley Street. No reports of injuries.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 10:21 pm

Stanley Staco reports gunfire on Schuyler Street at Maple Street in Roxbury around 7 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/20 - 9:55 am

Boston Police report the state medical examiner has concluded that David Drayton died on April 15 from complications stemming from a 1991 shooting that left him paralyzed. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 7:18 pm
Shot up car on Harrishof Street in Roxbury

Bullet holes in vehicle on Harrishof Street. Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports a man in a Nissan Rogue was shot on Harrishof Street near Harold Street around 2:45 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By Ron Newman - 11/3/20 - 5:46 pm

Because Governor Baker's new business early closing order includes zoos, the Franklin Park Zoo is now forced to cancel and refund all 9 pm and 9:30 pm tickets for the final 10 days of Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience.

The state has so far given no explanation of any mechanism by which turning away late-night zoo visitors will reduce transmission of the Covid-19 virus. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 3:24 pm

Boston Police report a man they initially tried to stop to give a ticket for driving a moped without lights on wound up being arrested and charged on a variety of charges once they got him under control on Fairland Street in Roxbury yesterday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 2:55 pm

Around 2:40 p.m. The victim had somebody drive him to a local hospital.

By adamg - 10/25/20 - 12:01 pm

Victim identified as Earl Mejia, 24, of Roxbury. GoFundMe page.

Boston Police report a man was shot to death at 18 Dunreath Terrace at Dunreath Street shortly after midnight. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Boston murders in 2020.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 3:31 pm

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports a man who already had a long record was indicted by a federal grand jury because he was allegedly found inside Frugal Bookstore in Nubian Square, with a gun in July, and federal law bars convicted felons like him from getting anywhere near firearms. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 9:00 am
Evidence markers and cops on Martin Luther King Boulevard

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports Boston Police responded to Martin Luther King Boulevard near Malcolm X Park on a ShotSpotter report of up to 18 rounds being fired around 9:50 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 9:02 am

Boston Police report arresting Tyler Baker, 36, on charges he's the guy who ran up to a woman and punched her in the head for no reason outside the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Jimmy Fund Way on Oct. 5.

Baker was charged with aggravated assault and battery, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 9:18 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a third-floor fire in a triple decker at 58 Blue Hill Ave., between Moreland and Winthrop streets, displaced four adults, one child and two dogs tonight.

Firefighters responded around 7:30 p.m.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 1:53 pm
Wanted for assault and battery in Longwood Medical Area

Update: Suspect charged.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say ran up to a woman standing outside the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Jimmy Fund Way and punched her in the right side of her head, around 10 a.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 10:06 pm

Central Convenience, Blue Hill Avenue at Dewey Street., was held up at gunpoint by three men around 9:50 p.m.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 9:21 am
Bartlett Place rendering

Rendering by Davis Square Architects.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp. and Windale Developers last week filed plans for a five-story, 44-unit apartment building as part of Bartlett Place off Washington and Bartlett streets in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 12:51 pm

The tapir twins are here!

The Franklin Park Zoo reports that Abby, one of its Baird's tapirs, gave birth Thursday to twin babies, something that's never before been reported at either a zoo or in the wild. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 12:07 pm

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. says it will soon file plans for 59 apartments aimed at senior citizens and 9 condos - all to be rented or sold as affordable - to replace the long abandoned Grove Hall Motor Mart property on Cheney Street. Read more.

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