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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... 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... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday at 10 Westmore Rd. in Mattapan. The victim was declared dead at the scene.

In a separate incident, a woman was stabbed around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday on the 800... Read more

Prosecutors have dropped murder charges brought against a 21 year-old Dorchester man who was arrested and charged with the murder of a 67 year-old man in Codman Square last month. Kevin Williams was released from custody earlier this week after... Read more

Kevin Williams, held for more than a month for the murder of a Codman Square gas-station attendant, was released on personal recognizance today at the request of Suffolk County... Read more

Fresh off her general election win, Suffolk County’s next district attorney, Rachael Rollins, said she was geared up and prepared to push local law enforcement... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at a convenience store in Edward Everett Square around midnight on Saturday.

Police say Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, and his accomplice, too... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports that after a Dorchester 16-year-old gets out of the hospital, he'll be formally charged with a variety of gun offenses for a fight at the Morton Street Walgreens in which he managed to shoot both his opponent and... Read more

After a 24-year-old woman on Monday became the eighth person killed by gun violence in less than two weeks in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh this week blasted the state's gun laws for "getting kind of soft," and suggested he would look to Beacon Hill to get... Read more

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