Police at the University of Massachusetts report a woman was attacked around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Sidney Street.
"The unknown suspect has been described as a white male, approximately 28-30 years old, heavy build with a scruffy brown beard, and wearing light blue jeans, sneakers, and a navy blue hoodie," police say.
Police urged student to never talk to strangers and to walk in well lighted areas.
Nov. 28, 2012
A UMass Boston student was sexually assaulted near the Sydney Street entrance to the JFK-UMass MBTA station on Tuesday afternoon, according to a notice issued by the UMass Boston Police Department. The alleged attack took place around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more
Nov. 27, 2012
This article originally appeared in the Dec. 18, 2003 edition of the Reporter.
It was a 209A that hung up Paul Johnston. He left a room full of people in the back of the police station on Gibson Street. He had started as a cop at $22 a week under Boston Police Commissioner Edmund McNamara, and now here he wasn't, a room full of people eyeing cake and looking up at pictures of him in younger days, smartly buttoned in his blues.
Johnston, whose column mocks criminals and poltroons weekly in the pages of this newspaper, is working on his third retirement. He tried being an auto mechanic. Read more
Nov. 27, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday authorized a file-by-file review of cases processed by the Hinton state drug laboratory over the past nine years to make sure no individuals have been overlooked by the state’s probe of those impacted by an indicted chemist’s alleged mishandling of evidence.
“That may take some time,” said David Meier, the attorney appointed by Patrick to lead a new office tasked with linking the 60,000 samples touched by former chemist Annie Dookhan over her career with specific cases. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports thieves who made off with several laptops yesterday from the Boston International High School, 100 Maxwell St., were planning on taking even more stuff, but were foiled when they took a break to warm up some Hot Pockets and set off an alarm that brought a custodian and police. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man charged with robbing the Tedeschi convenience store at Columbia Road and East Cottage Street Thursday morning also robbed the place earlier this week. Read more
Three people were arrested on gun and drug charges Sunday after their downstairs neighbor dialed 911 to report a bullet had just come through her ceiling, the Boston Police Department reports. Read more
Boston Police in Dorchester's C-11 district today issued a warning to merchants after a pair of overnight break-ins targeting stores in recent days. Read more
Magnetic Tom, a.k.a. Tom Magnetic, was arraigned Thursday on charges he was storing loaded, unlocked guns in an apartment full of little kids, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more
Nov. 1, 2012
Law enforcement and emergency response officials will practice responding to a simulated emergency this weekend at UMass Boston and other areas in the city. Dubbed “Urban Shield: Boston,” the training exercise will last for 24 hours, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and ending 8 a.m. Sunday. Read more