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Gang unit may move further away

The Boston Police Department’s Gang Unit is destined to leave its current location in Kane Square, a previously-reported move that will save the city tens of thousands of dollars. The building it now occupies will be turned over to the Public Facilities Department. At the time the move was announced, officials said it would likely move to a Special Operations building on Warren Street near Dudley Square, but since then the plan has apparently shifted to a location at the Police Academy, deep in leafy Hyde Park and far from any significant gang activity.  Read more

Dorchester Ave. a dividing line in skinhead flick

Kevin Hearns has a successful career on Wall Street, a beautiful wife in New York City, and a haunting past back at home in Dorchester, where he ran the streets as a violent, racist neo-Nazi kid. When an ailing family member brings him back to Boston, he is forced to face his demons and accept responsibility for young lives lost to the senseless violence and unfounded hatred that characterized his younger days as a skinhead.  Read more