Public Safety

Man acquitted of racketeering charges now accused of Mattapan quadruple murders

Authorities today announced the arrest of a second man on murder charges for the deaths of three adults and a child on Woolson Street in Mattapan on Sept. 28.  Read more

Police say housebreak suspects captured after chase halfway across city

The Boston Police Department report arresting three men after a Dorchester homeowner and his burglar alarm interrupted their plans for robbing his house early Monday.  Read more

Man charged with two church burglaries

A man originally charged with breaking into a North End church is now charged with stealing from seven churches across the city, including two in Dorchester.  Read more

The travails of the small businessman

Adam Gaffin, Special to the Reporter
Dec. 6, 2010

It's not easy running a business out of your home these days. Just ask Michael "Muscle Mike" Williams.  Read more

Editorial: Common-sense reforms for ‘Sober Homes’; Chuck Turner's fall

A Reporter story published last month after a multi-week probe into the operation of so-called sober homes in the city raises important policy questions that demand answers from the industry and from our city and state governments. The report— done in partnership with Northeastern University’s Initiative For Investigative Reporting — found that local authorities have virtually no regulatory controls over these homes. Alarmingly, neither city nor state government officials could tell us with any level of certainty just how many such homes exist in our neighborhoods.  Read more

Man shot to death Monday evening

The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 5:30 p.m. at 21 Crowell St. on the Dorchester/Mattapan line.  Read more

Two charged with gunpoint robbery of livery driver in Mattapan

The Boston Police Department reports a livery driver who picked up two guys at 113 Greenbrier St. yesterday afternoon for a trip to Mattapan had just turned onto Hazleton Street when "one of the suspects put what he thought was a gun to the back of his head and robbed of $400 in cash, his wedding band, his cell phone, Motorola walkie talkie, his earrings and a car radio faceplate."  Read more

Homeless man charged with carjacking pizza-delivery man; accomplice at large

A homeless man was arraigned Friday on charges he helped steal a Dorchester pizza guy's car Wednesday night, then promptly flipped it onto its side two blocks away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Editorial on ‘police protocol’ unfair

To the Editor:

After reading the editorial in the Dorchester Reporter entitled “Answers needed on police protocol at crime scenes,” I concluded that the editorial contained unfair criticism directed at the Boston Police Homicide Unit.  Read more

Man with manslaughter conviction charged with all four Woolson Street murders

Dwayne Moore, 33, was arrested today for the Sept. 28 murders of three adults and one child on Woolson Street in Mattapan, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.  Read more