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Boston Police arrested a suspect in a brazen early afternoon bank robbery in Dorchester Lower Mills today, and he was arrested with the help of a fleet-footed bank executive. A lone robber demanded cash from a teller at Meetinghouse Bank shortly before 2... Read more
As the city struggles to contain a dramatic spike in gun violence, 18 handguns bought through an illegal straw purchase in Georgia in 2009 are believed to have wound up on the streets of Boston. So far two of the 18 handguns have been recovered by Boston... Read more
A new WBUR-Dorchester Reporter-The Boston Foundation poll shows a majority of Boston voters think the conditions on the MBTA are generally safe. But many say there is room for improvement after a series of recent accidents. In just the past five weeks,... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed on Virginia Road near Dudley Street around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
The owners of Macumba Latina on River Street in Mattapan Square say they have stopped Thursday-night events that were heavily promoted in Brockton following a July incident in which River Street was shut by knots of people throwing punches at each other... Read more
The second car of a slow-moving, six-car Red Line train derailed on Tuesday morning. A T spokesman said the car on the southbound train derailed at Broadway Station at about 9:45 a.m. "and made contact with the edge of the platform." There were no... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a woman and a man were shot at 240 Westview St. in the Franklin Field development around 9 p.m. on Saturday Both were taken to local hospitals. The woman died, the man is in stable condition, police said. There was a... Read more
Editor's Note: Mr. Filipi was reportedly located by BPD on Mon., Sept. 20. The Boston Police Department issued an appeal to the public to help locate a 78-year-old man who was last seen on Granite Avenue on Saturday morning. In a post at BPDNews.com,... Read more
State workers over the weekend demolished rusted stairs which were located near the JFK/UMass MBTA station and the focus of a death investigation. David K. Jones, a Boston University professor, fell to his death from the stairs on Saturday, Sept. 11.... Read more
Boston police on Wednesday recovered a firearm and arrested a student at the Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH) high school in Fields Corner. The student allegedly brought a stolen firearm into the school. The incident, which occurred less... Read more

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