Public Safety

Nine face charges for attack on developmentally disabled teen in Fields Corner

Nine people, ranging in age from 15 to 21, are charged with surrounding and attacking a 19-year-old from Mattapan on Parkman Street around 5 p.m. on Monday, kicking and beating him even as he lay on the ground, curled into a ball, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and the Boston Police Department. He was treated for injuries not considered life threatening, the District Attorney's office says.  Read more

Man dies after being shot repeatedly

The Boston Police Department reports officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds at Dorchester Avenue and Roseland Street around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.  Read more

Tap water safe to drink again; search for answers begins in earnest

By 
Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
May. 4, 2010

About 2 million residents in metropolitan Boston – in every municipality except Saugus – received the go-ahead early Tuesday morning to drink their tap water after clearing their pipes, three days after a major pipe breach disrupted operations and raised questions about the stability of the state’s infrastructure.
Gov. Deval Patrick’s office announced at 4 a.m. that nearly all cities and towns in the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority were cleared to use water “for all purposes.”  Read more

Boil water order remains, but progress made in repairs

By 
Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
May. 3, 2010

State officials were optimistic about repairing by Sunday night a pipe that broke Saturday, saying roughly 2 million residents in metropolitan Boston would likely have to wait days before counting on uncontaminated water flowing from their taps.

"It does look like we're going to be able to get through this sooner than we thought yesterday - days, not weeks," Gov. Deval Patrick said Sunday afternoon.

Patrick urged residents to rely on boiled water as "the first solution."  Read more

Police say Dorchester Amber Alert is fake

The Boston Police Department reports that Internet messages about a 3-year-old boy from Dorchester being abducted are untrue.  Read more

Lit cigarette sets three decker on fire

The Boston Fire Department reports "a discarded cigarette" on a porch started a fire at 97 Welles Ave. Saturday night that left 13 people homeless and left one firefighter with a knee injury.  Read more

No bail for man charged with beating, kicking and burning pregnant girlfriend

Jose Jobson of Chelsea was ordered held without bail today on charges he beat his pregnant girlfriend so badly at a Dorchester apartment that doctors had to induce labor to save the baby, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The baby, a girl, is doing fine, a spokesman said today.  Read more

Man murdered on Irma Street

The Boston Police Department reports a man found with a gunshot wound around 7 p.m. on Sunday at 20 Irma St. was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center not long after.

Police said he was 22 and black, but declined further identification.

The murder is the fourth in a year in an area stretching three blocks on either side of Blue Hill Avenue.  Read more

Police reunite wandering toddler with parents

The Boston Police Department says detectives and the state Department of Children and Families want to know why it took the girl's parents almost five hours to call 911 to report their daughter missing Sunday.  Read more

Morton Street fire sends two firefighters to the hospital

A fast-moving stove fire at 911 Morton Street quickly went to three alarms and left one firefighter with a cut hand and another with exhaustion, the Boston Fire Department says.  Read more