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By adamg - 8/9/21 - 12:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting a woman they say threatened somebody on Dudley Street at Dearborn Street shortly before 11 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 11:37 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Charlie Brea's first-degree murder conviction for shooting a man to death during a fight he wasn't initially a part of outside the Breezeway on Blue Hill Avenue in 2010, ruling that even discounting mistakes by the judge and the prosecutor at trial, the evidence was just too overwhelming and the jury would have convicted him anyway. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 9:16 am
Car window destroyed by bullet

One of the shot up cars. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that close to 50 bullets went flying on Brunswick Street between Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street in Roxbury on Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 10:46 am
Nubian Square crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed in the chest on Washington Street near Castillo Wine and Spirits, into which he crawled for help, around 10 p.m. on Friday. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 8:59 pm

With the delta variant ascendant, Northeastern University announced today that, in addition to students, faculty and staff will also have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination by Sept. 8.

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By adamg - 7/30/21 - 1:28 pm
Proposed rendering of Nubian Ascend buildings

Bird's-eye rendering by Stantec.

Two developers and the owner of an existing Nubian Square business this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA for a complex on what is now a parking lot and vacant land along Washington Street between Palmer and Eustis streets for what they say help revive Nubian Square as a cultural and dining destination and begin turning it into a new life-sciences center, in buildings designed to harken back to the Nubian societies along the Nile. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:28 am

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced today that, yes, that free Rte. 28 service she prematurely announced in May is really happening this time. Starts Aug. 29 and runs for three months as a pilot on the entire route, from Mattapan Square to Ruggles via Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 12:18 pm

State Rep. Liz Miranda reports that over the next two to three weeks, city crews will be converting several two-way streets into one-way streets in the Grove Hall area as part of an overall plan to reduce crashes, especially involving pedestrians, by doing what speed-limit signs don't: Force drivers to slow down. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 12:54 pm
16 Taber St. rendering

Rendering by Hresko Associates.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a coin-op laundry on Taber St. at Harrison Avenue in Nubian Square with a six-story, 30-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 4:24 pm
J. Edgar Hoover's note about an informant in the Brooke investigation

J. Edgar Hoover asked about the reliability of informant T-22 in the Brooke investigation.

On April 8, 1954, Helen Brooke wrote a plaintive letter to Mamie Eisenhower, one mother to another: Was there anything the First Lady could do to get her son, Edward, unclassified as a "security risk," so that he could get the job as assistant US attorney in Boston the Justice Department had offered and then rescinded after an FBI investigation concluded he had consorted with Communists? Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:57 am

The Scope reports on yesterday's Roxbury Unity Day parade and posts photos.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 9:35 am
Suspect in custody

One of the suspects in custody. Photo by Live Boston.

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug and gun charges on Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury Monday night - one after he was pulled out of the trash can police say he tried hiding in. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 2:49 pm
Franklin Park flood

Friday's downpours left Franklin Park near the zoo with a major pond, as thebostonlol shows us.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 11:55 am
Wrecked cruiser

Aftermath: Cruiser. Photo by Live Boston.

A Cambridge man was charged with his second OUI early this morning after, police say, he veered onto the other side of Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and slammed into a Boston Police cruiser, sending the officer to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:44 pm

WHDH reports on the shooting, around 9:30 p.m. Both victims were able to get themselves to a local ER.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 10:47 am
Wanted man and type of SUV he carjacked

Images via BPD.

Boston Police have released images of the man they say carjacked an Acura SUV outside the Walgreens at 2275 Washington St. around 2:45 p.m. on July 4. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 9:56 am

Stanley Stacos reports they were shot on Harold Street near Crawford Street - less than a half mile from where somebody would be murdered about an hour later.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 9:33 am

Victim identified as Joshua Smith, 29, of Milton.

Boston Police report a man who was shot at Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue was also run over, around 3 a.m.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:30 pm

In the leg, near Blue Hill Avenue, shortly before 2 p.m., Stanley Stacos reports.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 11:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man for a triple shooting on Hammond Street on Sept. 18 that left one victim, Dennis Mejia of Canton, dead. Read more.

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