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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
Betha flees Canton home invasion with a gun
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Daronde Bethea to 250 months - 20 years, 10 months - in prison for his role in the Cameron Street Gang, which included trying to gun down a member of the rival Wendover Street Gang and participating in armed home... Read more
Dorchester’s Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) has moved to an online-only model after a shooting incident at the nearby Shawmut MBTA station last Friday in which a student is thought to have been the intended target. No one was hurt in the May 31... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a woman was shot at 36 Edson St in Dorchester around 11:15 p.m. on Friday. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. This is Boston's fourth murder, and Dorchester's second, in 2024.
State officials have launched an incident command system as they brace for potential health care service disruptions in eastern Massachusetts, escalating their efforts to protect patient safety and access amid the financial turmoil at Steward Health Care... Read more
A range of options for re-designing the Morrissey Boulevard corridor were presented at a public meeting of the Morrissey Boulevard Commission last Thursday night (May 2) at Boston College High School in front of a crowd of roughly 70 people, with another... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot at Blue Hill Avenue and Fremont Street around 4:45 a.m. on Sunday. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was the first murder victim in Boston since a woman was... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Monday convicted Omara Shears, 46, of first-degree murder for the death of Javare Sommerville-Adams, 17, as the teen was standing at Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road enjoying the Carnival celebration on the morning of... Read more
A man was carjacked at Harbor Point late Wednesday afternoon by somebody who had contacted him over SnapChat, allegedly to buy sneakers from him, according to an alert sent out by UMass Boston police. According to the bulletin, the victim pulled up in his... Read more

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