Public Safety

Man charged with Mattapan carjacking

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a local man on carjacking charges Monday morning - after Quincy police picked him up following a failed carjacking.  Read more

Dorchester teen wanted for multiple stabbings arrested in Revere manhunt

Massachusetts State Police report capturing Darius Young, 16, wanted for stabbing three women and a girl on 21 Roseclair St. on Feb. 3.  Read more

Teen sought for five stabbings

The Boston Police Department is looking for Darius D. Young, 15, whom they say has stabbed five people in two incidents.  Read more

Two-alarm fire leaves 13 homeless

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire caused by a discarded cigarette forced 13 residents of 11 Althea St. into the cold around 7:30 this morning.

Nobody was injured in the fire, sparked by a cigraette on the third-flooor porch, the department says, adding the fire caused roughly $150,000 in damage.

B-3 Police officer in Prof. Gates controversy is terminated

The Boston Police Department announced today it has terminated Justin Barrett, an Area B-3 officer who sent a mass e-mail last year with racially derogatory terms about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates.

Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement he could not allow somebody like Barrett to remain on the force:  Read more

C-11 police issue alert after attempted assault at Shawmut station

By 
Staff
Feb. 4, 2010

Boston Police at Dorchester's Area C-11 issued a "citizen alert" today after a reported indecent assault and battery yesterday (Feb. 3) morning near Shawmut MBTA station.  Read more

Police seek man for indecent assault near Shawmut T stop

The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman on Centre Street around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and then grabbed her buttocks.  Read more

Menino blasts decision to allow LNG tanker into harbor

By 
Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
Feb. 2, 2010

Liquefied natural gas shipments from Yemen, scheduled to pass through Boston Harbor on the way to Everett, have unnerved elected officials, who acknowledged Tuesday they are largely powerless to stop federal ratification of the deliveries.  Read more

Late-night fire forces 14 into the cold on Monsignor Lydon Way

The Boston Fire Department reports a third-floor short-circuit caused a two-alarm fire at 55 Monsignor Lydon Way shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday that injured one firefighter.  Read more

Cataloni's appeals shutdown to state

The owners of Cataloni's, 10 Hancock St., have asked the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission to overrule the Boston Licensing Board's decision to shut it because of alleged cocaine sales and purchases by customers.  Read more