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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... 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... Read more

Organizations representing Boston’s minority firefighters and police officers are calling for an investigation into hiring practices they say make it prohibitively difficult for veterans of color to join the city forces.

The Lawyers’ Committee... Read more

Boston firefighters quickly knocked down a small blaze in a Savin Hill apartment building next to the Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon.

Smoke poured from a second story apartment in 1129 Dorchester Ave. at about 1 p.m., Boston Fire... Read more

Boston Police officers keeping an eye on Trevor Clarke, wanted for several armed holdups of Dorchester convenience stores, nabbed him last night when he forced somebody out of a car at gunpoint and tried to drive off.

Clarke, 24, is charged with... Read more

Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a... Read more

Community health centers are edging ever closer to a “funding cliff” that would severely limit their ability to provide critical local care services, and US Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week leveled a sharp critique at congressional Republicans who she... Read more

Two men from Dallas, TX face charges they went on a smash-and-grab spree in the Boston area last May that included a couple of local incidents.

Fredrick Williams, 29, and Matthew Gallagher, 32, face six counts of breaking and entering at night... Read more

(Updated Jan. 16 at 11:28 a.m.)

Boston firefighters are at the scene of a four-alarm fire that started in the basement of Codman Square Market.

Fire officials responded to 573 Washington St. at about 9:18 a.m., according the the... Read more

A man was shot to death near Codman Square early Sunday evening, police said.

Officers responded to calls of a person shot in the area of Kenwood and Washington streets at about 5:30 p.m. They found the victim, who has not been publicly... Read more

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