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Suspect.The FBI has released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for holding up the Sovereign Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. around 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 5. The FBI describes him as a black male, medium build, about 5'7" and in his mid-30s. He carried a... Read more
Prince Hall Grand Lodge says it's tightened its policies on hall rentals after a post-dance incident in September that left one woman attacked and a police officer fearing for his safety. Prince Hall board member Leslie Lewis told the Boston Licensing... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire at 10 Winter St. this afternoon did roughly $30,000 in damage and displaced seven adults and two children. The department says the blaze, on the second floor of a three-decker, started as a stove fire... Read more
A two-alarm fire that broke out shortly before 7 p.m. did an estimated $400,000 damage to a single-family home at 83 Blake St., the Boston Fire Department reports. The department says a fireplace fire escaped the chimney and set the house's walls on fire... Read more
Somebody apparently tried to set Dorchester District Court on fire around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Boston Police. Police report that when officers arrived to investigate a call from the courthouse security manager, they found an incendiary... Read more
Boston Police report the Sovereign Bank at 780 Gallivan Blvd. was held up yesterday afternoon. The robber passed a note, but didn't show a weapon.
Citing “inflammatory” media coverage of her arrest on corruption charges, “outrageous” behavior of federal prosecutors, and a potential under-representation of minorities on a jury, the attorney for former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson on Monday called... Read more
Hoisting signs, handing out emery boards, and calling candidates’ names, volunteers at several local polling places made a strong but civil final push for their candidates in the hopes that a last-minute recommendation from a friend or neighbor would... Read more
When Work Inc. opened its doors this week at its new home at 25 Beach Street in Dorchester it was the culmination of eight years of fundraising, planning, and nine months of rehab work. It also marks a turning point for the 44-year-old nonprofit... Read more
By 8 a.m., 232 people had voted at the Holy Name Parish Hall in West Roxbury and Dorchester resident Ayanna Pressley had greeted most of them in her bid for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. And that total nearly doubled to 439 voters by 9 a.m... Read more
With an unabated fiscal crisis expected to again tear apart the city’s budget, voters sent City Hall incumbents back to their seats this week and elected the City Council’s first African-American woman and second Latino. First-term incumbent John... Read more
It was Mayor Thomas Menino's toughest test in sixteen years and he passed with the highest grade: The onetime Hyde Park city councillor bested challenger Michael Flaherty of South Boston by 16,355 votes, thereby rolling to his fifth term and into the city... Read more
Joel "Ninety" Clay, 25, got a 15-to-17-year prison term for running a crack-distribution operation out of a vacant Sturbridge Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Clay was convicted and sentenced last week on charges of... Read more
A rash of street robberies around Ashmont station prompted the MBTA Transit Police to issue an advisory to their officers on Tuesday. The warning details a string of four armed and unarmed robberies targeting black teenagers over the last week. The... Read more
Boston Police report a man shot at Bowdoin and Westville streets shortly before noon has died. The victim, identified only as a 23-year-old black male, died at Boston Medical Center. Police briefly locked down the John Marshall Elementary School as... Read more
A party at 40 Glenway St. ended early this morning when a 21-year-old woman was shot once outside her own party - but that was enough to send her to the hospital in critical condition, police report. Police say officers arrived around 1:24 a.m. to find a... Read more
A homeless man arrested at the South Bay mall on Wednesday after allegedly trying to kiss a woman waiting for her boyfriend in his car turns out to be a suspect in a 2007 attempted rape near the Brookline Village Green Line stop. Boston Police had... Read more
Many Dot parents want to let their kids participate in all the Halloween excitement, yet worry that door-to-door trick or treating is fraught with problems. Riding to the rescue is The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, which is... Read more
Boston Police report seizing a pit bull on Talbot Avenue Tuesday morning after its owner allegedly tried to sic the animal on the young daughter of a neighbor with whom she's been feuding. Police say the dog may be the same one involved in an incident... Read more
Nine months after its revival, the Mattapan Branch Library is strikingly busy on a Thursday afternoon. Students clamor in and out of the young adult and children’s rooms. Older patrons use new computers or borrow from the DVD collection. A group of... Read more

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