Public Safety

Two alleged pot distributors arrested on Port Norfolk street; one also charged with littering

One of two men arrested on charges of marijuana distribution Thursday afternoon was also formally charged with littering after police allegedly spotted him dumping a bale of pot on a Port Norfolk street near the end of a car chase that began in downtown Boston on Newbury Street in the Back Bay, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Man shot to death on Washington Street

The Boston Police Department reports Jihad Watters, 24, was shot around 4:30 p.m., Thursday, at 795 Washington St.. He died not long after his arrival at Boston Medical Center.  Read more

Woman shot in the hip

The Boston Police Department reports a woman heard gunfire around 2:30 a.m., Sunday, at Weybosset Road, then realized she'd been hit.  Read more

Dryer fire does $50,000 damage to Dorchester three decker

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, in the basement, broke out shortly before 12:30 p.m. at 59 Johnston St. No injuries were reported.

Fugitive teen captured on Deven Street

State House News Service
May. 12, 2010

State Police announced Wednesday afternoon that they have captured Jeremy Price, the teen indicted on manslaughter charges who escaped from a program on the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital Monday night. Price was captured by the violent fugitive unit at 109 Deven Street in Dorchester after a two-day search, police said.  Read more

NNN report: Church divide seen in response to murders

Reporter Staff
May. 12, 2010

Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News reports on the reaction of church leaders— some of whom claim they have been deliberately left out of city-led meetings — as officials attempt to mount a response to a series of recent murders , including Saturday's shooting death of a 14 year-old Dorchester youth.

Church Divide in Response to Violence from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

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

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

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