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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
Dorchester Avenue will be on Saturday the location of the city’s third “Open Streets” day this year, with the weather forecasted to be 67 and sunny. Stretching for 2.1 miles, between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard, the avenue is closing to... Read more
Five of Hyde Park Councillor Ricardo Arroyo’s colleagues on Wednesday asked for him to be reinstated as chair of committees overseeing redistricting efforts and government operations. City Council President Ed Flynn weeks ago temporarily removed Arroyo... Read more
It isn’t a shock that communities like Dorchester and Mattapan continue to be one of the last communities to receive bike related amenities. As a person who lives in Mattapan and a person who works for an organization (Mattapan Food & Fitness... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday ordered records related to a Dorchester man's arrest on marijuana-possession charges in 2003 and 2006 permanently deleted from court and criminal databases, under a state law that allows for "expungement" of such... Read more
Three people were shot— two fatally— at a three-decker home at 26 Melbourne St. early on Sunday morning (Sept. 4). Boston Police were called to the scene around 3 a.m. According to NBC10 Boston, one person died at the scene and a second person was... Read more
A person was shot and killed on Van Winkle Street in Dorchester on Wednesday afternoon. According to Boston Police, the male victim was hit by gunfire just after 5 p.m. near Dorchester Avenue and the dead-end side street near Ashmont station. "On arrival... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot at Blue Hill Avenue and Westview Street around 5:40 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died. Anybody with information can call homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470 or contact... Read more
Mayor Wu on continuing her support for Arroyo: 'We’ll see how this story evolves.' A bombshell story in the Boston Globe that outlined past allegations of sexual assault involving Boston City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo has roiled the already hotly... Read more

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