Public Safety

Early morning fire on Columbia Road displaces 12

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 1:45 a.m. at 385 Columbia Rd. quickly went to two alarms and did an estimated $200,000 in damage.  Read more

Two shot, one dies

The Boston Police Department reports one of two men shot around 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at 27 Cameron St. was pronounced dead not long after his arrival at Boston Medical Center.  Read more

Pop Warner practice halted when cops chase alleged gunman across the field

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 17-year-old they say was toting a gun he'd just fired near Dorchester High School Tuesday night.  Read more

Codman Square pharmacist pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud

Sep. 13, 2010

A long-time Codman Square pharmacist was convicted on Monday of Medicaid fraud, federal officials said.

Amadiegwu “Joe” Onujiogu, 63, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District judge on Monday to a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 16. He is facing ten years in prison, as well as three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  Read more

Mattapan church to serve as 'safe surrender' location for non-violent fugitives next month

Boston law-enforcement agencies, courts and clergy are planning a four-day "safe surrender" program next month that will let people with outstanding warrants turn themselves in at a "safe" church on Blue Hill Avenue that will double as an impromptu courthouse.  Read more

Teen dies after being shot in the head

The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old who was shot in the head on Tonawanda Street late Monday has died.  Read more

Teen shot to death in Mattapan

The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old was fatally shot around 8:40 p.m. Monday at Astoria and Elizabeth streets.  Read more

Man charged with strangling wife

Roger Paron strangled his wife Victoria on Saturday, then hung around their Dorchester neighborhood until police found him - and her body - the next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.  Read more

Mattapan teen one of three charged with murder of pizza delivery man

The Boston Police Department today charged Yamiley Mathurin, 17, with the murder of a delivery man found stabbed to death at a Roslindale house she and two accomplices allegedly broke into late Wednesday.  Read more

Tree falls on Train Street, knocks out power to nearby residents, traffic signals

Fallen treePhoto by MightyFineDot.

Even without Earl, a tree fell on Train Street Thursday evening, taking out an electric line that supplied residents and nearby traffic signals.