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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

Kevin Williams, held for more than a month for the murder of a Codman Square gas-station attendant, was released on personal recognizance today at the request of Suffolk County... Read more

Fresh off her general election win, Suffolk County’s next district attorney, Rachael Rollins, said she was geared up and prepared to push local law enforcement... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at a convenience store in Edward Everett Square around midnight on Saturday.

Police say Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, and his accomplice, too... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports that after a Dorchester 16-year-old gets out of the hospital, he'll be formally charged with a variety of gun offenses for a fight at the Morton Street Walgreens in which he managed to shoot both his opponent and... Read more

After a 24-year-old woman on Monday became the eighth person killed by gun violence in less than two weeks in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh this week blasted the state's gun laws for "getting kind of soft," and suggested he would look to Beacon Hill to get... Read more

A 24 year-old woman was shot to death in a car last night near Charles and Ditson streets in Fields Corner. Boston Police say they responded to the scene outside of 47 Charles St. just after 9:30 p.m. The woman, who has not yet been named, was... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man in his 30s was shot at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Friday.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, making him the seventh murder victim in Boston over the... Read more

Fire at 73 Wildwood St. in Mattapan

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 74 Wildwood St. in Mattapan early Sunday morning displaced 17 residents and sent one to the hospital with a mild burn.

Firefighters responded at 4:23 a.m., the department says.

The... Read more

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