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Willie Wilkerson, 58, minister at the Quincy Street Missional Church founded by his mother, Idene "Ma Siss" Wilkerson, faces several drug-trafficking charges, after searches at his home and the church, the Boston Police Department reports.

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The racial taunts— and objects, including a bag of peanuts— that Orioles outfielder Adams Jones said were hurled at him on Monday night at Fenway Park have brought legitimate scrutiny to how the Boston Red Sox police and protect their fans and players... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man, 30, was shot at 55 Cedar St. shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Rep. Capuano to underwrite the effort with campaign funds

In an unusual approach to boost transit ridership, US Congressman Michael Capuano will put over $50,000 of his own campaign funds toward a two-week period of free rides... Read more

With the Sunday morning sunrise just a few hours away, the vacant three-decker at 8 Marie St. was ablaze.

Flames were billowing from the house when firefighters arrived at about 4 a.m. and leaping to the upper floors of neighboring homes.... Read more

House and Senate progressives, eager to seize whatever momentum there might be for comprehensive criminal justice reform this session, implored their colleagues Tuesday not to let the chance slip by to overhaul all aspects of the justice system.

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Update: Mary O'Shea has been located and is safe.—Editor

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating 55-year-old Mary O’Shea of Dorchester.

In a post today on the department's website it read:

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A man who was one of two people shot at 22 Thane St. around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday died after being transported to a local hospital, the Boston Police Department reports.

Police said the man was in his late 20s. A woman in her 30s who was shot with... Read more

Fire on Marie Street

Boston firefighters responded at 4 a.m. to 8 Marie St., near Ronan Park, for what turned into a six-alarm fire that damaged four three-deckers on Marie and Fox streets, causing an estimated $2.5 million in damage.

No residents were hurt; one... Read more

Boston Police have charged a 29 year-old Dorchester man with murder for a brazen shooting on Granite Avenue that police say followed a traffic dispute near the McDonald's restaurant on the afternoon of April 13. The victim, Joey DeBarros, 21, was shot... Read more

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