Public Safety

Friends mourn Mattapan man killed in Blue Hill Ave. accident

Yves "Junior" Guery: Killed in a motorcycle accident on May 20 on Blue Hill Avenue.Yves "Junior" Guery: Killed in a motorcycle accident on May 20 on Blue Hill Avenue.A Mattapan man well-loved in Boston’s tight-knit Haitian community lost his life last Wednesday afternoon (May 20) when his motorcycle collided with a car on Blue Hill Avenue near the corner of Clarkwood Street. Yves Guery, Jr. 28, died at the scene of the accident, which happened at about 3:30 p.m.

Geury — or “Junior” as he was widely known— was a motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed traveling to his native Haiti, dancing and working out. He was mourned this week by friends and family who recalled his ready smile and willingness to help others.  Read more

Man shot in drive-by found dead hours later

A man in his 40s — Freddie Bing— was found shot to death in the driveway of 23 Wilcock St. on Thursday, May 14. The victim was apparently shot in an incident the night before in which gunmen fired on a group of people from a vehicle. A search of the area that night did not locate any victims, but police did make two arrests that may be connected to the shooting.  Read more

Crowd chases shooting suspect in wake of fatal shooting

Minutes after a 29 year-old woman was fatally shot last evening on Arbutus Street near Franklin Field, a crowd of friends and neighbors surged after a man they said was the shooter. The scene was captured on video by 7News New England. The victim, whom the Globe identifies as Deanna Watkins, was shot outside of her home around 7:40 p.m.

Boston Latin to temporarily close due to spike in flu cases

Updated: Boston Latin School will be closed for the next week — beginning today — as public health officials respond to a surge in reported cases of "influenza-like illness and high absenteeism among students." The city has also announced that a private school — The Winsor School in the Longwood area — will also shut down for seven days for the same reason. The city is advising BLS students and staff to "stay at home for seven days and not to congregate at other sites."  Read more

Police investigate child's injuries

Boston Police report a 10-year-old on Gaylord Street is in critical condition this morning with "suspicious" injuries. The homicide unit is on the scene.

Police to add patrols in violent 'hotspots'

Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Mayor Tom Menino vowed today to crack down on a spate of violence in certain Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods, following last night's shooting of a three-year-old on Bowdoin Street.  Read more

Toddler, woman shot on Bowdoin Street

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old on charges he shot a 70-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy inside the O.M. May Liquor store at 213 Bowdoin St. around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Read more

Warrant search yields gun stash at Morton Street home

Boston Police relay news of a weapons cache that was seized during a search of a Morton Street home by the B-3 Drug Control Unit on Tuesday (May 12). An 18 year-old man was arrested and faces a series of drugs and gun charges.

White Honda Accord sought in Uphams Corner hit-and-run

Updated: A 45 year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road on Tuesday night at 11 p.m. The victim, who has not been identified, is in “serious” condition with head trauma at Boston Medical Center, according to Boston Police.
Police are now asking for the public’s help in finding the car and its driver. The suspect’s car is described as a white Honda Accord coupe.
Elaine Driscoll, a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department, said that the car would have sustained damage in the incident.  Read more

Peace walk draws hundreds on Mother's Day

2009 Walk for Peace: Participants in the 13th annual Mothers' Walk for Peace pass the Second Church of Dorchester on Sunday, May 10, 2009.2009 Walk for Peace: Participants in the 13th annual Mothers' Walk for Peace pass the Second Church of Dorchester on Sunday, May 10, 2009.  Read more