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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
A man was carjacked at Harbor Point late Wednesday afternoon by somebody who had contacted him over SnapChat, allegedly to buy sneakers from him, according to an alert sent out by UMass Boston police. According to the bulletin, the victim pulled up in his... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Dorchester man on charges he shot an officer on Esmond Street Monday night. The officer's ballistic vest worked as intended and prevented serious injuries, police say. The officer and others had responded... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted Thursday to suspend the license of the Dublin Pub, 7 Stoughton St. in Dorchester, for one day over the way a patron was sliced with a machete last August - but then voted to hold the punishment in abeyance until the end of... Read more
Attorney General Andrea Campbell said on Monday that her office intends to “hold folks accountable” for the financial crisis at Steward Health Care that threatens the stability of the state’s public health system. The Mattapan Democrat, who lives just... Read more
About 30 people attended meeting held at UMass Boston Members of the state-run Morrissey Boulevard Commission discussed climate resiliency options for the boulevard’s re-design during its second public meeting on Tuesday evening at UMass Boston. The... Read more
Gov. Maura Healey said Thursday she's focused on the "evolving situation" at fiscally challenged Steward Health Care, the company that runs nine hospitals in Massachusetts, with the goal of ensuring stability in the Massachusetts health care system.... Read more
A Dorchester man who bargained down some hitmen from $10,000 to just $4,000 apiece to kill his his wife and her boyfriend, only to learn the killers were really undercover FBI agents, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of using interstate commerce... Read more
Reports of smoke at the Downtown Crossing station triggered massive disruptions to the MBTA's core subway system, shutting down more than a dozen stops on a day when the morning commute was already snarled by winter weather. Shuttle buses replaced Red... Read more


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