Public Safety

Man shot to death in Mattapan

Boston Police report officers responded to 60 Goodale Rd. around 5:40 this morning to find a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died later in the day. Police are describing him only as black and 22.  Read more

Adams Corner restaurant held up at knifepoint

Boston Police are looking for a man with a knife who forced an employee at Gerard's Restaurant to the floor last night and got away with about $1,100 in receipts.  Read more

Dorchester man charged with assaults in Dorchester, Brighton, Cambridge

Cambidge and MBTA Transit police today charged John B. Dysart, 27, with attacking two women after they left the Central Square Red Line stop last week and with open and gross lewdness on MBTA buses in Dorchester and Brighton.  Read more

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