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The Boston Police Department reports it will seek criminal charges against a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old they say approached a group of "elderly Christmas carolers" from behind on Johnston Road in Dorchester and punched two of them in the back of the... Read more
Roadway is open; some lane closures expected during the week The Beades Bridge on Morrissey Boulevard got stuck in the upright position last evening around 6 p.m. and stayed stuck until around midnight. The bridge remained closed overnight as work crews... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for a man convicted of gunning down Marcus Hall behind a Blue Hill Avenue barbershop, where Hall had brought his four-year-old son for a haircut on June 14, 2016. The state's highest court concluded... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally shot at 46 Corona St. in Dorchester around 2:05 p.m. on Friday, and that another man was shot to death outside 1194 Blue Hill Ave., near Morton Street, in Mattapan around 12:25 a.m. on Saturday. Both... Read more
The owners of Macumba Latina, 477 River St. in Mattapan Square, say they've fired two bouncers who failed in their main job of watching the club's supposedly locked rear door, letting in a man who then shot two men - one a club regular - in what seemed... Read more
An early-morning fire that started in a vacant three-decker house at 52 Woolson St. in Mattapan turned into a three-alarm incident impacting three buildings on Monday. The fire burned through the rear porches and the roof before spreading to the 56... Read more
Bost in an Ice Cream hoodie, from his girlfriend's phone via the FBI
The FBI, which teamed up with Boston Police this past spring to investigate a series of armed store robberies across the city, on Tuesday arrested a man they say held up a convenience store on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester just 35 minutes after he held... Read more
Bruce the dog.
A woman walking her dog at Savin Hill Beach at the end of Southview Street, was critically injured when she was hit by lightning around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. State Police report that the woman was walking her dog, Bruce, who got scared and ran off. Bruce... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man early this morning for shooting Mario Santos, 21, to death at 59 Wilrose Street on Feb. 21. Trevon Wideman, 19, was arrested around 6 a.m. on Saturday at his home on Kineo Street, about a half mile... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot where Old Road meets Columbia Road around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday. Arriving officers found Xavier Rivas, 22, of Roxbury, lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital... Read more


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