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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
About 30 people attended meeting held at UMass Boston Members of the state-run Morrissey Boulevard Commission discussed climate resiliency options for the boulevard’s re-design during its second public meeting on Tuesday evening at UMass Boston. The... Read more
Gov. Maura Healey said Thursday she's focused on the "evolving situation" at fiscally challenged Steward Health Care, the company that runs nine hospitals in Massachusetts, with the goal of ensuring stability in the Massachusetts health care system.... Read more
A Dorchester man who bargained down some hitmen from $10,000 to just $4,000 apiece to kill his his wife and her boyfriend, only to learn the killers were really undercover FBI agents, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of using interstate commerce... Read more
Reports of smoke at the Downtown Crossing station triggered massive disruptions to the MBTA's core subway system, shutting down more than a dozen stops on a day when the morning commute was already snarled by winter weather. Shuttle buses replaced Red... Read more
A Mattapan man on parole after serving an eight-year federal sentence for sex trafficking a minor was sentenced to 33 more months behind bars last week for witness intimidation, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Mark Pinnock, 32, was working as... Read more
This story was updated on Thurs., Jan. 4 at 5:30 p.m. A rollover crash on Morrissey Boulevard around 3a.m. on Thursday left two teenagers dead and a third in grave condition, according to State Police, who said that the car they were riding in had been... Read more
Service on the Mattapan Hi-Speed trolley line was restored Tuesday afternoon following a series of vehicle malfunctions that brought the railway to a halt on the morning of New Year’s Day. The trouble began on Monday just before 7 a.m., when one of the... Read more
Boston Police report a man was found shot to death outside 34 High St. at 5:28 a.m. The man, pronounced dead at the scene, is Boston's first murder victim this year.


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