Arrest at 430 Washington St., Dorchester, home of alleged supplier Winston McGhee. Photo by Live Boston.
DEA agents and Boston drug investigators were busy early this morning arresting two brothers and their associates for running cocaine and crack in a swath that ran from the Fidelis Way development in Brighton to the South End and Mattapan. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting a local man and a Wilmington woman on charges they used a rock to smash open a window at Laced, 426 Massachusetts Ave. which they then entered aand did a bit of personal looting in the store, which had been more massively looted this past Sunday night. Read more.
Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.
Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.
Several hundred, mostly masked, protesters gathered in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon to protest George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, then marched to Nubian Square to continue the protest. Read more.
Greg Cook educates us on the history of the poodles, owls and other sculptures permanently affixed to the exterior of 9 Dwight St. How did this whimsy ever get approved in a neighborhood with a historic commission? Well, it went up in the 1960s and 1970s, when the architectural standards in the South End were not what they are today.
Rev. Laura Everett says some words at a ghost-bike ceremony at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues today for Thomas Anderson, the bicyclist who died in a crash with a truck there on April 22. The photo is by Peter Cheung, a member of the local bicycling community who often is the person who paints bikes white for the memorials.
Mayor Walsh today recounted a story about a 70-year-old South End resident who was hospitalized with Covid-19 last week. He asked his doctor and a social worker if he could somehow marry his long-term partner. Read more.
Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.
The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department reported last night that, to date, six "detainees" at the Suffolk County Jail on Nashua Street have tested positive for Covid-19 and that seven guards and one medical contractor there have also tested positive. Read more.
WBUR reports on the results of "universal" Covid-19 testing at the Pine Street Inn - a high rate of positive results among people who are mostly not showing any symptoms. Because the Pine Street Inn is in 02118, that explains why the South End now has the city's highest rate of infection. Read more.