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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... 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... Read more

Old Morton Street fire. Photo by Boston Fire Department.

Updated June 16, 5:35 p.m.

A fire that started at a vacant house at 39 Old Morton St. around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday spread to seven neighboring buildings near the Dorchester-Mattapan border. Its cause is still under investigation.

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Firefighters enter house on River Street

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 161 River St., near Standard Street, shortly after 9 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The fire, which damaged the basement and first floor, caused no injuries, the... Read more

Boston Police are rolling out the first phase of the city-wide body camera program on Monday, starting in Dorchester and South Boston police districts.

Officers in the C-6 and C-11 districts and the Youth Violence Strike Force... Read more

This article first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM on May 23.

For some of the seventh graders from the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School... Read more

A vandal or vandals have once again hit a Dorchester Vietnam veterans memorial on Morrissey Boulevard.

State Police were on scene at the memorial site on Thursday afternoon. The site had just been beautified and new plantings put in ahead of... Read more

Capt. Haseeb Hosein, who has commanded the Area B-3 police district in Dorchester and Mattapan since 2014, was placed on paid leave on Monday amid a BPD anti-corruption investigation.

The acting commander at B-3 is Capt. James Fitzpatrick,... Read more

Dozens of people packed a meeting in Jones Hill on Thursday evening for an update on a fatal quadruple shooting the day before and to seek guidance from officials on how they might... Read more

While overall state spending has increased substantially and maintenance costs have grown due to inflation, the annual state allotment for local road repairs has remained $200 million for six out of the past seven years.

As a result, cities and... Read more

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