Public Safety

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
The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday set out ways that police can subpoena tens of thousands of cell-phone records to try to link specific phone calls to crimes, in a case in which they used the technique to connect a Canton man to the murder of Jose Luis... Read more
A Milton senator wants legislators to wield their oversight authority and examine delays in upgrades to the MBTA's Mattapan Line. Sen. Walter Timilty has asked the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight to conduct an oversight investigation about... Read more
A federal judge in Boston on Thursday sentenced Bruce "Arki" Brown, 43, of Dorchester, to 11 1/2 years in federal prison for a 15-year career as a pimp that included routine beatings and threats to keep the women - and one 16-year-old - working for him in... Read more


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