Public Safety

Woman near death following hit-and-run crash Friday night

The Boston Police Department reports a woman crossing the street at Dorchester Avenue and Dix Street around 9 p.m. yesterday was hit by a vehicle that then kept going.

In a statement, police said, "On arrival, officers located the victim, a pedestrian, lying face down in the roadway. The victim, a 42 year-old female, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she’s being treated for life threatening injuries."

Police say the vehicle was possibly cream colored.  Read more

Codman Square bank held up

Boston Police are looking for a woman who held up the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot St. around 3:20 p.m. on Friday.

She's described as white, 5'2", 18-21, wearing a tan jacket and a gray hoodie and carrying two backpacks.

Early morning fire displaces 10 in Fields Corner

The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire at 3 Robinson St. broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, March 5, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

None of the ten residents in the house were injured, but the Red Cross was called in to help find them places to stay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Read more

Gallivan Boulevard gas station held up at gunpoint; one arrested, one sought

The Boston Police Department says it nabbed one of two suspects for the armed robbery of the Hess station at 710 Gallivan Blvd. shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.  Read more

Concerns flood Lower Mills over MWRA pipeline rehab

Lower Mills MWRA map. Click to enlarge.Lower Mills MWRA map. Click to enlarge.

Fasten your seatbelts, Lower Mills residents.

Starting next month and running into November, Washington Street, Adams Street, and River Street are scheduled to be periodically closed as part of a project of rehabbing and replacing a major pipeline that distributes water to the area.  Read more

DA: Franklin Field murder suspect claims victim 'ran into' knife she was holding

Cherry Clinton, 29, was arraigned today on charges she stabbed Lancelot Reid, 23, to death after he had allegedly assaulted her earlier in the day in her Franklin Field apartment.

Dorchester District Court Judge Kenneth Desmond ordered that Clinton be held without bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the district attorney's office, Clinton told police that Reid had attacked her earlier in the day and that when he returned to her apartment, she grabbed a knife with which to protect herself:  Read more

Man stabbed to death in Franklin Field; woman arrested

The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed to death around 10 a.m. on Friday at 80 Ames Way in the Franklin Field project.

Cherry Clinton, 28, was arrested for what police say was a "domestic" murder. The victim, not identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Teen charged with trying to chisel into check-cashing place after neighbors complain about hammering

Residents who got fed up with the sound of hammering at 2 in the morning at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan finally called police, who say officers and Nitro the K-9 dog found a Dorchester teen inside the walls of a vacant building on Blue Hill Avenue, attempting to bang his way into Boston Check Cashing next door.  Read more

Man charged with lying to grand jury investigating violent gang

The owner of a Dorchester auto-body shop was indicted yesterday on charges he lied to a grand jury investigating a gang that authorities say was responsible for drug deals and a number of murders, the state Attorney General's office said Thursday.  Read more

Two charged with shootings and a beating

The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men on charges they shot another pair of men in Codman Square Sunday night, then beat a woman who witnessed the crime.  Read more