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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
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot to death inside 82 Wheatland Ave. on Saturday afternoon. Police say officers responded to the three decker there around 4 p.m. and found a man in a hallway with gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at... Read more
The next major change of the COVID-19 era will come to Massachusetts today, when a range of businesses can reopen or expand their operations with the beginning of Phase 2 in the Baker administration's phased reopening plan. Restaurants can start outdoor... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports five people were shot around 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street, in the Franklin Field development. Boston EMS transported the victims to three different hospitals. Boston... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot outside 45 Bellevue St. around 7 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Boston Police Department has identified a body found off Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park on Saturday as that of Alenny Matos, 38, of Dorchester. Matos had been missing since 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, when she was last seen leaving... Read more
Around 5,000 people, both COVID-19 patients and people they've interacted with, have been contacted through a community tracing program that Gov. Charlie Baker said will be "a key element toward not only stopping the spread" of the contagious disease but... Read more
A federal judge today rejected a request from an alleged leader of the Mattapan branch of the Latin Kings gang for pre-trial release because of Covid-19 concerns, saying there is no way she could release him without creating a potential danger to society... Read more
Jack Dempsey, a Boston firefighter for 35 years, was appointed commissioner of the city’s fire service last Friday. Dempsey has served in the interim role since the retirement of former Commissioner Joe Finn last month. Mayor Walsh said Dempsey “has... Read more

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