Public Safety

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.

Two teens shot in Grove Hall; one dies

The Boston Police Department reports that two 18-year-olds were shot shortly after midnight, Thursday, at Blue Hill and Geneva avenues.  Read more

Third man shot to death in bloody weekend

The Boston Police Department reports a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound at 970 Blue Hill Ave. by Franklin Field around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.  Read more

Man dies after being shot repeatedly

The Boston Police Department reports a man, 38, died at 61 Stratton St. after being shot repeatedly shortly before 6 a.m.

He is Dorchester's second murder victim Saturday (other victim was on Seaver Street) and the 22nd this year.

Murders over the past year.

Man murdered early this morning

The Boston Police Department reports a 45-year-old man was shot to death around 4 a.m. at 396 Seaver St. He is Dorchester's 21st murder victim this year.  Read more