Public Safety

Two BPD officers hurt, suspect killed in St. Mark's Area shooting

Boston Police are hunting for a suspect in a shooting today in the St. Mark's Area that left two Boston Police officers injured and another suspect dead.

Police Commissioner Ed Davis identified the dead suspect as Roudy Hendricks, 21, of Brockton. He said Hendricks had a lengthy and violent record.

The two officers, Terry Cotton and Harry Jean are recovering from leg injuries - Davis said Cotton was shot twice in the leg, while Jean suffered a bullet graze to the leg. Both have 24 years of service, he said.  Read more

Meeting focuses on parking lot fix in Adams Corner

Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Aug. 7, 2013

Parking lot re-design: An architect’s drawing shows proposed changes to the parking lot owned by Supreme Realty Company in Adams Corner. At top left, the north-west corner of the present-day lot would be closed to Minot Street under this plan.  Image courtesy Supreme Realty ComParking lot re-design: An architect’s drawing shows proposed changes to the parking lot owned by Supreme Realty Company in Adams Corner. At top left, the north-west corner of the present-day lot would be closed to Minot Street under this plan. Image courtesy Supreme Realty Com

The Cedar Grove Civic Association held a special meeting on Tuesday evening to review plans for a proposed Boston Sports Club at 540 Gallivan Boulevard— one of the village’s most prominent properties that also includes an adjacent, privately-owned parking lot that has long been heavily used by neighborhood residents and other businesses. Neighbors see the proposal for a new fitness center as a chance to upgrade and improve safety in the heart of the busy business district.

Boston Sports Club (BSC) intends to open its 31st location in the first floor of the building most recently occupied by a Rite Aid pharmacy. Attorney Larry DiCara, a former Boston City Councillor who is representing Supreme Realty Trust — the business entity that owns the building that will lease space to BSC— presented the plans for the renovations and re-use of the site.  Read more

Mayoral Candidate Video Survey: Crime and Public Safety

With so many candidates running to become Boston's next mayor, it can be hard for an average voter to keep track of everyone's stance on the big issues of the race. To that end, is talking to each of the candidates about four of the overarching issues that affect the city: public safety, education, development and the shift away from Mayor Thomas Menino's policies. To see the candidate's full response about how to make Boston safer, just click on the banner above his or her name.

The first part of the series collects the candidates' views on crime and public safety Boston:  Read more

District Attorney Conley questions legality of East Boston-only casino vote

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 5, 2013

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, a candidate for mayor, on Sunday raised questions about the legality of an East Boston-only vote on a Suffolk Downs casino. Conley added that the 13-member City Council should “come to their senses” and move to endorse a city-wide vote.  Read more

(UPDATED) Forums, forums, forums

Looking to catch a mayoral candidate in action? A list of forums and debates taking place over the next two months, as the city edges closer towards the Sept. 24 preliminary, is available after the jump. The list is a work-in-progress: times and dates are subject to change, and there are forums and debates we've probably missed. If you want to submit a listing, email with the information.  Read more

Two women attacked near Ashmont MBTA station

The Boston Police Department is investigating two separate incidents of indecent assault and battery near the Ashmont T station on Friday and Monday.  Read more

Police seek tips in abduction, murder of South Boston woman

A surveillance image shows Amy Lord in Uphams Corner, where her abductors drove her on Tuesday morning before her murder. Lord's body was later found in Hyde Park. Photo courtesy Boston Police

Man in custody for second assault that may be linked to homicide

A South Boston woman who was abducted and later stabbed to death and dumped in a wooded section of Hyde Park was first driven to several ATM machines in Dorchester, according to Boston Police. Authorities released surveillance images on Wednesday afternoon as they sought the public's assistance in the investigation.  Read more

Boom time in Lower Mills: Seismic tests on Thursday

Neighbors in Lower Mills can expect to hear a series of loud bangs on Thursday (July 25) morning and afternoon, according to the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The booms will be sonic tests that are being conducted on the Neponset River to “evaluate the river's subsurface conditions.” There will be six to eight such tests spaced out in intervals of about 45 minutes, beginning at 9 a.m. “This work will not affect vehicular, MBTA, or pedestrian travel in the area,” according to a statement from MassDOT.  Read more

Ashmont Market damaged after Monday fire

The Ashmont Market sustained serious damage in an early-morning fire on Monday. Photo by Ed Forry

Update (Thurs., July 25)— The manager of Ashmont Market, Jay Patel, said today that the store has re-opened for sale of groceries, beer and wine, despite a Monday fire that closed its doors for three days. The store's popular deli, however, remains closed as repairs begin.  Read more

Four shot in three weekend incidents

Police are investigating four shootings in Dorchester and Mattapan, two of which sent people to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Read more