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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

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The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 20 Fairlawn Ave. for a fire on the second floor around 7:10 p.m.

One resident was rescued from the fire, which was contained to a single apartment, the department says, adding that... Read more

Mayor Walsh issued a stern message to Bostonians on Sunday as he warned that the surge in coronavirus cases is just beginning in Boston and Massachusetts. In a press conference outside City Hall, the mayor said he has ordered that a curfew for all non-... Read more

Gov. Baker on Friday signed a bill enabling some restaurants during the ongoing state of emergency to include beer and wine sales with food takeout/delivery orders and pushing the tax-filing deadline to July 15.

The restaurant provision in the... Read more

A Fall River man was killed in an accident on the expressway on Sunday morning round 7 a.m., according to Massachusetts State Police.

Troopers responded to reports of "a motor vehicle off the roadway approximately one half mile South of Exit 15... Read more

Massachusetts reported 10 new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday in addition to 579 new cases of the disease, bringing the state's total case count to 2,417 and its death tally to 25.

The Department of Public Health reported that an additional 3,... Read more

At-large City Councillor Michael Flaherty of South Boston sees his most important role during the ongoing health emergency as connecting worried constituents to vital, accurate information resources.

“With new details and orders from the... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot to death behind 86 American Legion Highway, near Franklin Hill Avenue, around 7:35 p.m. on Friday.

Massachusetts has a goal of conducting a minimum of 3,500 coronavirus tests each day, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday, and is on track to get to that level through "an enormous increase" in testing capacity by early next week.

Baker, Lt. Gov.... Read more

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