At 635am on Sunday, April 28, 2013 officers from District D-14(Brighton) responded to a radio call for a building fire at 87 Linden Street.
Upon arrival officers as well as Boston Fire observed a fire in the wood frame building.
After the fire was extinguished a female victim’s body was found.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit and members of the Boston Fire Department’s Arson Investigation Unit continue to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343.4470.
In tribute to Officer Collier’s character and values, MIT is in the process of creating the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. Donations received will be used to establish the Collier Medal – a commendation to be awarded to individuals who demonstrate the values of Officer Collier. To learn more about how to make a donation – please click on the enclosed link:
Boylston Street will continue to be closed from Berkeley Street to Mass Ave. On Tuesday, Newbury Street will be open to vehicular traffic. The Prudential Center will be open for business but only will be accessible from the Huntington Avenue Side.
Marathon Monday Street Closings – Please Take Note of the Street Closings Scheduled for Tomorrow’s Big RaceThe picture of the enclosed sign says it all especially as it relates to Marathon Monday. If you plan on travelling around the city tomorrow, it is in your best interests to either utilize public transportation or seek alternate routes. As for street closings, there’s going to be a lot of them. In fact, the complete list of RACE DAY STREET CLOSINGS is listed below:
•Starting @ 6:00am – All streets in the vicinity of Copley Square will be closed.
•Starting @ 9:30am – All streets in the Brighton area leading into the race route will be closed.
•Starting @ 9:30am – All streets east of Massachusetts Avenue, as well as, Mass Turnpike, Exit 22, eastbound Copley Square and all streets in the Brighton area closed.
•Starting @ 10:00am – All streets west of Mass Ave in the Kenmore Square, Audubon Circle area. Red Sox game begins at 11:05am.
•BEACON STREET: From Chestnut Hill Avenue to Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle). The entire length of Beacon Street in Brookline will be closed since it is part of the race route.
•BERKELEY STREET: From St. James Avenue to Newbury Street.
•BOYLSTON STREET: From Mass Ave to Arlington Street.
•CHESTNUT HILL AVENUE: From Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line (Ayr Road).
•CLARENDON STREET: From Commonwealth Avenue to Stanhope Street.
•COMMONWEALTH AVENUE: From Beacon Street to Gloucester Street and from Newton City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue.
•DALTON STREET: From Belvidere Street to Boylston Street.
•DARTMOUTH STREET: From St. James Avenue to Newbury Street.
•EXETER STREET: From Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue.
•FAIRFIELD STREET: From Boylston Street to Newbury Street.
•GLOUCESTER STREET: From Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street.
Classes will be held at the Oak Square YMCA Teen Center.
The Boston Police Department and the Oak Square YMCA are
offering a FREE RAD Self-Defense Course for all women in the
community. Classes are 4 two-hour sessions. There is an intense
physical component to this class, adjusted to all levels. Taught by
Boston Police personnel.
Register at the YMCA Welcome Center
Questions? Contact Tom Myers at [email protected] or
Space is Limited!
National Weather Service has warned that tomorrow morning’s commute will be extremely difficult. With that forecast in mind, Mayor Thomas M. Menino today met with his Snow Team and Interim Superintendent of Schools John P. McDonough and the decision has been made to close schools tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
The latest forecasts indicate that Boston could see 8 inches of snowfall with the expectation for freezing rain, ice, and sleet throughout the morning’s commute. Residents and commuters should expect very slow traffic as the City’s plowing operations continue throughout Tuesday morning. For commuters coming into Boston tomorrow, public transportation will be the best route. The Mayor and his team will continue to monitor the latest weather reports.
All Boston Centers for Youth and Families sites will be OPEN tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All children over age 6 are welcome, but youth under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at drop-off to complete a short written form.
Boston Public Works crews are prepared for the storm. They will pre-treat the roads before the snow starts and will work throughout tonight and into tomorrow. The department will have 396 pieces of equipment on hand for the overnight.
Residents with weather-related questions or concerns should call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500, or contact us via Twitter using @NotifyBoston. Residents should also visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow for latest updates and to submit requests and find information online.
Mayor Menino also reminds residents of the following:
• Do not throw snow back into the street. “Throwbacks” force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
• Shovel out fire hydrants, catch basins and pedestrian ramps close to your home.
• Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut their homes and businesses and any handicapped ramps close to your homes or business.
• Do not double-park.
• Please check on elderly neighbors and others in need.
• For additional snow and cold weather safety tips, please visit www.cityofboston.gov/snow
Officers spoke with a female victim who described the suspect as a white male, 6’3”, 30-35 years old, wearing a dark sweatshirt with plaid material on the collar area, light gray eyes, facial hair and a white surgical mask on his face. The female victim told officers the suspect walked inside the store and yelled “Everyone get on the floor right now!” The victim further stated the suspect had a silver firearm, approached her at the pharmacy counter and continued to yell “Get me the Xanax and the Klonopin!!”. The victim stated she was in fear of her life so she ran to the safe and gave him all of the prescription drugs, he demanded. The victim stated that after she handed the suspect the drugs he immediately ran out of the store and took a right in the direction of Wilson Park.
Officers immediately set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect to no avail.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District D-14 (Brighton) detectives at 617-343-4256.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.
Spring break brings the opportunity for students to get away but it can also provide opportunity for would be thieves.
The Boston Police Department reminds students to secure their off campus housing units before leaving for ANY length, or extended period, of time. Check all the locks on doors and windows. Ask neighbors to watch the area around your home. Electronic devices are valuable and attractive to thieves, safeguard laptops, game systems, iPods and iPads. take them with you if at all possible. Do not let mail collect in mailboxes or on porches. Keep your apartment from being targeted, leave a light on a timer.
And finally, when you are at home, pay close attention to who’s coming and going from your multi-family dwelling or apartment building. Be sure anyone you do let into the building has a legitimate purpose for their visit.
The Boston Police encourages you to take a few extra minutes to do a simple security check before you leave your unit, it could help prevent you from becoming a victim.