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Boston Police arrested a suspect in a brazen early afternoon bank robbery in Dorchester Lower Mills today, and he was arrested with the help of a fleet-footed bank executive. A lone robber demanded cash from a teller at Meetinghouse Bank shortly before 2... Read more
As the city struggles to contain a dramatic spike in gun violence, 18 handguns bought through an illegal straw purchase in Georgia in 2009 are believed to have wound up on the streets of Boston. So far two of the 18 handguns have been recovered by Boston... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Akeem Polimis, 17 and a student at the Codman Academy Charter Public School, was fatally shot at 29 Ferndale St., near Codman Square in Dorchester around 6:45 p.m. on Friday. However, somebody loaded him in a car... Read more
Eric Tran Thai, 36, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography on Monday for incidents in which he would sit in a stall in boys' rooms at Boston Latin School and surreptitiously video students in 2017, the US Attorney's office reports... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports that at approximately 9:15 a.m on Jan. 5 a heavy fire broke out on the 2nd floor of an occupied three-decker at 26 Crescent Ave. in Dorchester. BFD confirmed that a second alarm was ordered. Major overhauling being... Read more
Firefighters, smoke at 693 Dudley St.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 693 Dudley St. around 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 1 for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The department reports six adults, three children and two cats were displaced, but that none were injured.... Read more
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, emphasis on little. That was the message Tuesday from Gov. Charlie Baker as he urged people to take COVID-19 safety precautions more seriously during the December holiday season than they seem to have for... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker has returned to the Legislature landmark legislation that would impose new accountability standards on police, proposing a handful of amendments Thursday that he hopes Democrats will compromise with him over, but making clear he's not... Read more
City officials are tracking a significant uptick in COVID-19 transmissions and hospitalizations in the past few days, mirroring an alarming trend in the state that Mayor Walsh warned today could be worse than last spring’s peak in the crisis. On Thursday... Read more
Federal agents on Thanksgiving arrested a man on gun charges and found various materials in his McLellan Street house that could be used to create explosives, the US Attorney's office reports, adding an investigation continues into his alleged "anti-... Read more

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