Public Safety

Man charged with murder last week

Boston Police report arresting Omay Tavares, 20, last night on murder charges.  Read more

Alleged triple-murder accomplice arrested; suspected murderer still at large

Boston Police report arresting Nigel A. Nichols, 24, of Brockton today in connection with the slayings of three people outside a party 41 Mt. Ida Road on March 29, 2009.  Read more

BPD seeks help to ID robbery suspect

Robbery suspectRobbery suspectBoston Police are appealing to the public to help identify a man they believe may be responsible for a string of armed robberies, including one last week on Morrissey Boulevard.  Read more

Dot hardest hit neighborhood in '09 H1N1 outbreak

A new report on the impacts of the H1N1 flu virus in Boston indicates that Dorchester was hit hard by last year’s outbreak, which sickened a disproportionate amount of people of color in the city last year.
“This study is proof positive that we can ill-afford to let down our guards,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission in a statement issued today. “Now more than ever people should be vigilant and get vaccinated, which is the best protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus.”  Read more

Man shot outside Dot. Ave. convenience store

Boston Police report a man was shot in the arm following an argument outside the Store 24, 1886 Dorchester Ave. in Peabody Square around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday.  Read more

Mom who finds a shotgun in bedroom turns in son

Boston Police say that when a Callender Street resident found a sawed-off shotgun in her children's bedroom Saturday, she immediately called police - who arrested her 19-year-old son.  Read more

Four teenagers charged with armed holdup

Boston Police report officers on patrol around 4:30 this morning spotted four males beating up a fifth at Savin Hill Avenue and Tuttle Street.  Read more

Police probe first homicide of year - on Geneva Ave.

Boston Police relay news of what is evidently the first murder of the new year 2010: A 25 year-old man shot to death Friday morning on Geneva Ave.

Harvard Street market held up at gunpoint

Boston Police report that Express Stop Market, 124 Harvard St., was held up by somebody with a gun this afternoon.

Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Mattapan

Boston Police report finding the bodies of a man and a woman in an apartment on Fairlawn Avenue before 9 a.m. today.