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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
A 73-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting on her porch on Olney Street in Dorchester on Saturday evening (April 10). Boston Police identified the victim as Delois Brown and said she was not the intended target. The shooting happened just... Read more
A woman was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child for the way prosecutors say she abandoned her newborn son in a trash barrel outside Pat's Pizza a few doors down and not long after she gave birth to him, the... Read more
Firefighter inside building
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 34 Fessenden St. around 10 p.m. on Friday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Firefighters were ordered out of the building after one fell through a porch. He was uninjured and continued to... Read more
The family of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams— who was shot to death on Evans Street on the night of Feb. 4— released a statement through attorney Stephenie Everett on Friday. The family held a private memorial service for him today. Boston Police say... Read more
Fire on Mattapan's Woolson Street displaces 22
Boston firefighters responded to a three decker at 47 Woolson St. around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday for what became a three-alarm fire. The fire started on a rear porch, then spread to the second and third floors. At 9:30 p.m., firefighters were ordered off... Read more
City Councillor Kim Janey, who will become acting mayor when Mayor Walsh resigns to join the Biden cabinet, toured a Covid-19 testing setup at the Strand Theatre on Tuesday morning, where she and Marty Martinez, the city’s chief of Health and Human... Read more
Glenway Street fire
Boston firefighters responded around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday to 157 Glenway St. for a fire that shot through the roof and sent one resident to the hospital with burns. The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $150,000 and said the cause is under... Read more
Fuller Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 110 Fuller St. around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday for a fire that went to three alarms in part because no water came from nearby frozen hydrants. The BFD motor department was summoned and heated the... Read more

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