By L. Finch, Globe Correspondent
One person was killed and another person suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting tonight in Roslindale, Boston police said.
Police received a call for a person shot near 115 Brookway Road at 10:15 p.m., police spokesman Officer James Kenneally said. When police arrived, they found two people suffering gunshot wounds - one was pronounced dead and the other transported to an area hospital, he said.
No further information was immediately available.
A Roslindale woman said today that she hopes members of the public will help identify the person or persons who fired six shots into the side of her home Thursday night. There were no injuries.
Kim Nguyen, a human services worker with a state agency, said outside her one-story home at 31 Arborfield Road that she thought someone was throwing rocks at her window when she heard some loud noises sometime after 7 p.m.
But, she said, she knew gunshots had been fired once she noticed a hole in her refrigerator. "And then I was so scared," she said.
Nguyen, who lives in the home with her two children, one in college and one in high school, said she has lived in the house for more than a decade and has never felt unsafe before, nor has she ever had any problems with neighbors.FULL ENTRY
One day after he appeared in court on charges of motor vehicle homicide, a Roslindale man was back in court today after Boston police allegedly found a marijuana growing operation in his home.
Colin Ratiu pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he drove into Andrew Prior, a 24-year-old Northeastern University graduate driving a scooter. Ratiu allegedly sped away and Prior died from injuries sustained in the Nov. 14 crash.
Police on Monday executed a search warrant on Ratiu's home and found what Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office described as "a climate-controlled closet in which he was growing marijuana.''
Police said the alleged marijuana grow room included four large potted marijuana plants, a grow lamp with a spare bulb, a temperature and humidity sensor, a timer, and a ledger, prosecutors said.FULL ENTRY
An 18-year-old Roslindale man is facing charges that he stabbed two men on an MBTA bus last year, killing one of them, a Roxbury man who was expecting to become a father this year.
Kim Gross Jr. allegedly murdered Richard Allen, 21, and wounded an unidentified 18-year-old man while all three were riding on the MBTA’s Route 44 bus last Nov. 2. Gross was arrested by Boston police on Thursday.
The attack took place outside the William Monroe Trotter Elementary School. A school nurse rushed outside to try to help the two victims.
One person was killed Sunday night when an SUV collided with a backhoe removing snow on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale.
Boston police said this afternoon they could not release the gender, age, or identity of the victim of the 11:30 p.m. crash in the 200 block of the busy street pending notification of next of kin.
According to police, arriving officers found a blue Ford Explorer standing in the middle of Belgrade Avenue with extensive front end damage. One person from the Explorer was rushed to the Faulkner Hospital where that person was pronounced dead from head injuries.
Police said today that the SUV collided with a backhoe removing snow. It was not immediately clear if the heavy construction equipment belonged to the city or to a contractor working on a snow removal project at the time.
No further information was immediately available.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said extra officers were stationed this afternoon at major thoroughfares to avoid the logjams that delayed this morning's commute.
“There are traffic officers posted all over the city to try to stop cars from the blocking of the box,” Davis said.FULL ENTRY
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today reappointed the Rev. Gregory Groover and Alfreda Harris to the Boston School Committee. Each will serve a four-year term on the seven-member board.
Groover, who is the pastor of the Historic Charles Street AME Church and a Roxbury resident, has served as the committee's chairman for the last two years -- a period marked by tough budget cutting, a round of school closures, and an effort to revitalize underperforming schools.
Harris, a Roslindale resident, is the committee's longest serving member. She was first appointed to the board in 1993.
Menino will swear-in both Groover and Harris before the committee's annual reorganization meeting on Monday. An independent nominating panel recommended their reappointments.
An ordinance proposed today by two members of the Boston City Council would license up to 25 food trucks with the hope of spurring a small fleet of high-end mobile restaurants.
The proposal, by Councilors Michael P. Ross and Salvatore LaMattina at today's weekly meeting, will require a public hearing and approval by the mayor and a majority of the council. The ordinance draws on lessons learned by other cities that have experienced a proliferation of gourmet food trucks.
It would require a fixed brick-and-mortar commissary for water, supplies, and cleaning; a ban on parking within 100 feet of an established restaurant selling similar food; and other crucial requirements of running a mobile kitchen, such as having a bathroom plan so employees can use the toilet.FULL ENTRY
Boston police say they're investigating the slaying of a person whose body was found this morning in the back of a car in the city's Roslindale neighborhood.
The body was found at 35 Rowe St. at 7:28 a.m., police said. Homicide investigators are on the scene.
"There is some evidence here. We believe it may be a narcotics-related incident," said Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis. "It is a very quiet neighborhood, a place where we haven't had any difficulty before."
"The neighbors are surprised that something like this would happen, but I think the fact that it's sort of next to the railroad tracks and quiet" probably makes it a good place for illicit meetings, he said.
He declined to specify what types of injuries the male victim suffered, or to describe him.FULL ENTRY
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
A standing-room-only crowd filled the Boston City Council chamber this morning for the swearing-in of new City Councilor Matthew J. O'Malley. The event drew scores of elected officials, labor leaders, and one notable guest from the opposite side of the fifth floor in City Hall: Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
An upbeat Menino returned to his office today for the first time in almost two weeks after he contracted a bacterial infection in his left elbow on a trip to Italy.
Wearing a dark suit and a powder blue tie, he entered the chamber to warm applause and seemed energized by the crowd, recounting familiar political advice in a brief speech ("the best poll is people on the street"); cracking a joke about his gaffe the last time he administered the oath of office (he said "mayor" instead of city councilor); and hobnobbing with local luminaries (careful to avoid actually rubbing elbows).
"It's great to be back at City Hall," Menino told a crowd of reporters after he administered the oath of office to O'Malley. "Any time in the hospital is too long."FULL ENTRY
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