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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 five people were shot at 10 Greenwood St. shortly before 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday. All the victims were 21 or younger, including one 11-year-old. Police found three victims outside, two in a second-floor apartment.... Read more
Backlash is mounting this week following the abrupt demotion from the Boston Police Department’s command staff of a veteran officer who had recently been appointed to the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission that is aimed at improving... Read more
A man and a woman were shot at Gladeside Avenue and Donwood Terrace in Mattapan around 12:25 p.m. on Friday. The man was shot several times; the woman once in the arm. The man was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The Boston Police Department reports... Read more
The Boston Police Department report arresting a man on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery on a child under 14 after an incident on Wentworth Street on July 4th. According to police, Manuel Cardoso, 44, was walking down Wentworth around 4 p.m.... Read more
A person was shot at the Mobil station at 783 Blue Hill Ave. at American Legion Highway around 5:15 a.m. on Friday. Boston Police Department officers who initially responded to the station on a report of a fight between a man and a woman found no victim... Read more
A host of family, friends, and long-time Boston Fire Department jakes gathered with Mayor Wu on June 28 at the corner of Hallet Davis and Milton streets adjacent to Florian Hall to dedicate a memorial square to BFD Lt. Stephen Minehan, who was killed in... Read more
Betha flees Canton home invasion with a gun
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Daronde Bethea to 250 months - 20 years, 10 months - in prison for his role in the Cameron Street Gang, which included trying to gun down a member of the rival Wendover Street Gang and participating in armed home... Read more
Dorchester’s Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) has moved to an online-only model after a shooting incident at the nearby Shawmut MBTA station last Friday in which a student is thought to have been the intended target. No one was hurt in the May 31... Read more

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