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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
Heavily armed Boston Police scoured backyards and garages during an intense search on Alicia Road on Tuesday afternoon after an unknown gunman reportedly fired several rounds near Dorchester Avenue and Gallivan Boulevard around 12:15. It was unclear later... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men were shot outside 66 Wildwood St. near Morton Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Both men were transported to local hospitals, where one was pronounced dead, while the other is expected to survive.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a police officer who stopped David Privette not long after the robbery of a gas station one night in 2018 had enough probable cause to conclude he was a suspect even before he found him packing a gun and several... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two men were shot on Wilrose Street between Westwood Street and Puritan Avenue, around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday One victim was shot in the face. Police say one victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was... Read more
Fire on Blue Hill Avenue
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to what turned into a two-alarm fire at 1553 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. The department reports one resident suffered minor injuries. A total of eight residents were... Read more
The Boston Police Department report a woman was found shot at 15 Fermoy Heights Ave. around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Firefighter on rear deck of 20 Leston St.
Boston firefighters responded to 20 Leston St. in Mattapan around 8 p.m. on Tuesday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters found heavy fire on all three rear porches of the three-decker. The department... Read more
An alleged Morse Street gang member arrested on federal drug charges on Friday was charged Monday with murdering Tyler Lawrence, 13, of Norwood at Babson and Fremont streets in Mattapan on Jan. 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more


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