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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 Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that in the absence of state-mandated data on the race and ethnicity of drivers pulled over for traffic stops, minority drivers who feel they were targeted for enforcement no longer have to provide detailed... Read more
Firefighter on Brookvale Street roof
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 6 Brookvale St., off Dorchester Avenue, around 9 a.m. on Sunday for a fire that displaced seven residents and Gordo the cat. One resident and one firefighter were taken to the hospital,... Read more
Waldeck Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 63 Waldeck St. in Dorchester around 8:25 a.m. for an attic fire. There were no injuries, but the fire displaced six, the department says, estimating damage at $100,000. The cause is under... Read more
Armed robbers inside Great Wok.
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for two men it says held up the Great Wok, 1284 Massachusetts Ave. in Edward Everett Square, at gunpoint shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. According to police: "One of the suspects was wearing all black... Read more
State Police report Curtis Raper, 43, of Dorchester, died Sunday after crashing a Jet Ski into "a sailboat that was stationary and attached to a mooring" around 4:30 p.m. State Police say he was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two teens were shot at 46 Wildwood St., on the Dorchester side of Morton Street, around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. Both were taken to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. On Aug. 6 last year, Aquil Mohammad... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot at 25 Regis Rd. in Mattapan shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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

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