More than 100 people— including Mayor Tom Menino — marked the one-week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bomb attack in a silent, respectful ceremony in Dorchester's Peabody Square this afternoon. A group of neighbors— many of them close friends of the Richard family — surrounded the historic clock that has become the focal point of mourning in this close-knit neighborhood. Read more
Apr. 18, 2013
The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read more
Mar. 25, 2013
Boston Police are warning neighbors to use caution after two men posing as water utility workers allegedly robbed a home on Huron Circle last Thursday evening. An elderly homeowner was targeted in the incident, which began around 6:30 p.m. when a white male posing as a Water and Sewer employee rang the doorbell. Read more
In roughly 90 minutes Saturday night, four men were stabbed in incidents in Ashmont and on Columbia Road.
The homicide unit was summoned to Columbia Road shortly before 11 p.m., after two men were stabbed in a fight in the middle of the street outside 180 Columbia Rd., near Geneva Avenue. One of the victims had potentially life threatening injuries.
Around 9:30 p.m. a man was stabbed several times in the stomach on Dorchester Avenue at Dracut Street near the Ashmont MBTA station. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center. The suspects were described as two or three Asian males. Read more
Mar. 14, 2013
MBTA Police say the woman pictured above is wanted after she spat on a bus driver who asked her to pay her fare on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at Ashmont Station where the driver "ejected" the passenger for not paying.
The suspect is described as a black female in her 20’s approximately 5’04"-5’06" in height and wearing a double-breasted, brown jacket with large black buttons on the front.
If you can identify the suspect, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050 or text to 873873.
Mar. 4, 2013
An Abington man was under the influence of drugs when he ran into two kids who were crossing through a crosswalk in Peabody Square last week, prosecutors say. Michael Duca, 29, was also charged with driving without a license in the incident, which happened last Thursday evening. Both children were treated by EMTs at the scene and sent to the hospital, but will survive. Duca allegedly was speeding into the intersection of Talbot and Dot Ave. around 6 p.m. last Thursday when he hit the kids, including a toddler who was in a stroller. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man they say got away mainly with bruises and cuts from a beating supplied by workers at the Welles Liquor Mart after they changed their minds about just handing him the money he demanded Thursday night. Read more
Boston and MBTA Police are stepping up patrols this week and warning the public after a flurry of street robberies targeting women that may be the work of a single, armed bandit. The incidents have all targeted women who were walking home from Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.
“We’re concerned about it,” said Captain Richard Sexton, commander of the Area C-11 police district. “It seems like it’s one person right now. We’ve had a few others on the district recently, but there’s definitely a pattern going here along the Red Line.” Read more
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Magnetic Tom, a.k.a. Tom Magnetic, was arraigned Thursday on charges he was storing loaded, unlocked guns in an apartment full of little kids, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more