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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
Cat getting oxygen at Sargent Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 4 Sargent St. for what they declared a two-alarm fire as soon as they got there, around 3:45 p.m. on Friday Firefighters attack fire. Photo by BFD: The department reports two residents had to... Read more
A 48-year-old man was shot by a Boston Police Department (BPD) officer in Dorchester early Saturday morning around 2:40 a.m., after the man allegedly stabbed another officer in the middle of Glendale Street – a side-street off of Hancock Street. Two... Read more
Leedsville Street fire
Boston firefighters responded to 21 Leedsville St., between Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, for a two-alarm fire that jumped to the houses on either side. Two firefighters were injured, the Boston Fire Department reports.... Read more
Lily Handy entered her freshman year at Boston Arts Academy (BAA), which has been in Fields Corner on Charles Street for the last several years, with the highest of expectations three years ago. The most recent in a long line of family members who had... Read more
Half naked man sought for Red Line incident
The Transit Police Department is looking for a man it says got on the Red Line at Ashmont around 10:50 a.m. on April 21, took off his pants and underwear and proceeded to "commit a lewd act." Police add "this was done in full view of other passengers... Read more
Deering Road fire
The Boston Fire Department reports two adults and two children had to be taken to a local hospital from a fire at 115 Deering Rd. in Mattapan Sunday morning. The department reports firefighters responded shortly after 10 p.m. to a fire that consumed the... Read more
Transit Police said Tuesday "there is no evidence, credible or otherwise, to suggest the MBTA system is a potential target," following an attack at a Brooklyn subway stop by a man wearing a gas mask who threw smoke bombs, then opened fire. But just in... Read more
Hannon Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 22 Hannon St. in Dorchester around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The house was vacant and boarded up at the time, the department reports, adding the cause of the... Read more


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