Public Safety

Woman found dead on Vassar Street; police say it was murder

Boston Police say officers responding to calls from neighbors found the body of a woman with "head trauma" in an apartment at 7 Vassar St. shorly after 7 p.m., Saturday.  Read more

Two Dorchester men charged with trying to murder Roxbury rival

Two Dorchester men were arraigned today on charges they tried to murder a member of a rival Cape Verdean faction on Albion Street in Roxbury last night.  Read more

Convicted bank robber charged with credit-union holdup

A man who only recently got out of jail for robbing banks was charged with holding up a Dorchester credit union last week after police matched fingerprints found on the demand note with his, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.  Read more

Heat-sensing technology helps convict Dorchester man on gun charge

Thermal image: Gun in the snow (via Suffolk County DA)Thermal image: Gun in the snow (via Suffolk County DA).

Jose Rodrigues, 25, last week became the first person in Massachusetts to be convicted by a jury on an illegal gun-possession charge based on technology that proved a gun he'd been holding on a cold January night still retained some of his body heat.  Read more

Two shot, one dies

Boston Police report that one of two men shot while sitting in a car at Bowdoin and Norton streets on Monday has died.  Read more

Police say Marshall School shooting was gang related; step up patrols in area

Boston Police say a 22-year-old man shot inside the John Marshall Elementary School gym last night "is well known to law enforcement" and that he attempted to flee the scene rather than wait for help.  Read more

Two sought for series of street robberies

Boston Police are looking for two men for a series of robberies in the area of Welles, Talbot and Dorchester avenues.  Read more

Man sought for Neponset Circle bank robbery

Suspect: Wanted for Sovereign Bank holdupSuspect.The FBI has released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for holding up the Sovereign Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. around 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 5.  Read more

Prince Hall works to prevent problems at dances

Prince Hall Grand Lodge says it's tightened its policies on hall rentals after a post-dance incident in September that left one woman attacked and a police officer fearing for his safety.  Read more

Fire displaces nine on Winter Street

The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire at 10 Winter St. this afternoon did roughly $30,000 in damage and displaced seven adults and two children.  Read more