Public Safety

Man arrested for January murder of 16 year-old

A 20 year-old from Dorchester has been arrested for the broad-daylight murder of a 16 year-old last January, Boston Police announced this afternoon. In a statement, the BPD says that Marques Kersey has been identified as the "person responsible" for the shooting of 16 year-old Torey Evans on January 16, 2009. Kersey is currently being held at the Dedham House of Correction on an un-related charge. Evans was shot to death outside of 2092 Dorchester Ave. at approximately 3:30 p.m.  Read more

Teen charged in May killing on Wilcock Street

A 17 year-old from Dorchester has been arrested for the May 13th murder of a 49 year-old man who was found dead hours after a drive-by shooting on a Blue Hill Ave. sidestreet.  Read more

Bank holdup on Gallivan Boulevard

Boston Police report the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was held up around noon today.  Read more

Fire union protests "brown-out" at Neponset's Engine 20

Union rips Menino, Fire Department: Ed Kelly, president of Boston Firefighters Union Local 718, speaks at a press conference at the Engine 20 fire station on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Photo by Bill ForryUnion rips Menino, Fire Department: Ed Kelly, president of Boston Firefighters Union Local 718, speaks at a press conference at the Engine 20 fire station on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Photo by Bill ForryA union representing Boston firefighters condemned Mayor Menino and the fire department today during a press conference held at a Neponset Avenue firehouse— Engine 20—one of three firehouses across the city that have been shut down for the day by the department.  Read more

Menino, officials give push to CORI reform

By 
Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
Jun. 30, 2009

Working to build momentum behind an issue that could prove politically dicey, elected and grassroots proponents of restricting employers’ access to the criminal records of job applicants said Tuesday the time is right for their perennial efforts to gain traction in the Legislature.  Read more

Convicted sex offender charged with raping, murdering woman on Columbia Road

Authorities today charged Fitzhugh Newton, 50, with raping a woman twice and then killing her early on Feb. 26 on Columbia Road.  Read more

Man could be deported for gunning down man 30 years ago; won't spend any time in prison

Richard Franklin, convicted this week of manslaughter for the 1979 death of Gregory McDavid, can't be sent to prison because he's already earned enough "good time" credits in a secure psychiatric facility to warrant his immediate release, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.  Read more

Man charged with punching, threatening girlfriend on River Street

Boston Police report arresting David Fernandes, 47, on charges he punched his girlfriend in the face this morning, then, as she fled, caught up to her in his car and pointed a gun at her.  Read more

You have a choice!

You have a choice! Open enrollment for health insurance through the State of Massachusetts is coming to an end this Thursday, June 25th. Make sure that you have taken advantage of this time and have made sure you will have the health insurance plan of your choice under Commonwealth Care Plans & Mass Health. If you are currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through the State of Massachusetts either it be Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health or BMC Health Net you have the option to switch to another plan if you want to or you can stay with your current plan.  Read more

Convicted sex offender charged with lewd behavior at Ashmont T stop

A Mattapan man with a record for sexual offenses was arrested at Ashmont station this morning after a T inspector allegedly saw him following a female passenger while performing a lewd act.  Read more