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Boston Police Capt. Shawn Burns, the newly installed commander of the Area C-11 police district, makes it a point to get out of his Gibson Street office every day for a walk that lets him see what’s going on with his own two eyes. It’s a habit he wants... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a teen was shot outside 28 Ellington St. around 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the... Read more
A Dorchester man was arrested Monday on charges he and some pals were using a Norfolk Street auto-body garage to sell cocaine and counterfeit Percocet pills made out of fentanyl - which authorities say may have helped cause a fatal overdose last year in a... Read more
Three alarm fire 23 Lithgow
Several residents of 23 Lithgow St. in Codman Square were spared being trapped by a three-alarm fire that raged through their three-decker on a hot Friday afternoon, July 15. There were no injuries to civilians, but one firefighter was transported with... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday upheld Shaquille Brown's conviction for murdering Christopher Austin on Ashmont Street in 2017. The ruling means Brown will spend the rest of his life in prison. The state's highest court acknowledged arguments from... Read more
Weekly road closings that started May 27 in Dorchester and Mattapan around Franklin Park and Franklin Field have riled some members of the community, who say such closures are new and unexpected. But other residents say the closings have been in place for... Read more
Boston Police are investigating an incident it has classified as aggravated assault where a female student reportedly provoked a fight with another female student and then deployed a Taser stun gun during the affray at the Henderson Upper School on May 19... Read more
The Boston Police Department report a man was fatally stabbed at 4 Beauford Lane, off Dacia Street, shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives... Read more
Several businesses along Dorchester Avenue have been hit hard by a wave of graffiti targeting their properties in recent weeks, an uptick that is prompting at least one company to re-consider its plans to open for business. The rash of “tagging” has been... 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


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