Public Safety

Bank holdup on Gallivan Boulevard

Boston Police report the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was held up around noon today.  Read more

Fire union protests "brown-out" at Neponset's Engine 20

Union rips Menino, Fire Department: Ed Kelly, president of Boston Firefighters Union Local 718, speaks at a press conference at the Engine 20 fire station on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Photo by Bill ForryUnion rips Menino, Fire Department: Ed Kelly, president of Boston Firefighters Union Local 718, speaks at a press conference at the Engine 20 fire station on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Photo by Bill ForryA union representing Boston firefighters condemned Mayor Menino and the fire department today during a press conference held at a Neponset Avenue firehouse— Engine 20—one of three firehouses across the city that have been shut down for the day by the department.  Read more

Menino, officials give push to CORI reform

By 
Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
Jun. 30, 2009

Working to build momentum behind an issue that could prove politically dicey, elected and grassroots proponents of restricting employers’ access to the criminal records of job applicants said Tuesday the time is right for their perennial efforts to gain traction in the Legislature.  Read more

Convicted sex offender charged with raping, murdering woman on Columbia Road

Authorities today charged Fitzhugh Newton, 50, with raping a woman twice and then killing her early on Feb. 26 on Columbia Road.  Read more

Man could be deported for gunning down man 30 years ago; won't spend any time in prison

Richard Franklin, convicted this week of manslaughter for the 1979 death of Gregory McDavid, can't be sent to prison because he's already earned enough "good time" credits in a secure psychiatric facility to warrant his immediate release, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.  Read more

Man charged with punching, threatening girlfriend on River Street

Boston Police report arresting David Fernandes, 47, on charges he punched his girlfriend in the face this morning, then, as she fled, caught up to her in his car and pointed a gun at her.  Read more

You have a choice!

You have a choice! Open enrollment for health insurance through the State of Massachusetts is coming to an end this Thursday, June 25th. Make sure that you have taken advantage of this time and have made sure you will have the health insurance plan of your choice under Commonwealth Care Plans & Mass Health. If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through the State of Massachusetts either it be Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health or BMC Health Net you have the option to switch to another plan if you want to or you can stay with your current plan.  Read more

Convicted sex offender charged with lewd behavior at Ashmont T stop

A Mattapan man with a record for sexual offenses was arrested at Ashmont station this morning after a T inspector allegedly saw him following a female passenger while performing a lewd act.  Read more

Police: Another impatient motorist arrested at Freeport Street work zone

Boston Police report an officer working a detail at Freeport and Linden Street around 9 p.m. on Thursday arrested a man who drove into a work zone there and then not only ignored the officer's waving motions to get out of the zone but started driving toward him.  Read more

Midday chase ends with arrest of armed, wanted man in Mattapan Square, police say

Boston Police report several officers chased and captured a wanted hood with a penchant for explosive violence this afternoon in the middle of Mattapan Square.

Police say a detective told local officers that Frantz Germain, 27, was walking around the farmer's market parking lot in Mattapan Square around 2 p.m. By the time officers arrived, Germain, wanted on a variety of warrants, including assault with intent to murder, had gotten into a Chevy, which they stopped at Cummins Highway and River Street. Police say Germain got out and tried to run:  Read more