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Updated 11 a.m., Friday Jan. 12 -- Two people have died and one person was injured after two separate shootings in Roxbury and Dorchester on Thursday, police said.

The shootings took place within 20 minutes of each other. The Roxbury... Read more

Early report sees small gains

The issue of police body cameras moved back into the spotlight late last week when Mayor... Read more

Allston Street fire

The five-alarm fire that ripped through a Dorchester three-decker and badly damaged a neighboring dwelling late Saturday night left a family unit of 14 people homeless and caused up to $1.5 million in damages, according to the city’s Fire Department,... Read more

Fire on Drayton Avenue

A fire at 12 Drayton Ave. that was called in around 3:50 a.m. displaced four residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Investigators are now looking to determine... Read more

By Davida Andelman, Clarkson Street

To the Editor: As 2017 draws to a close, I ask what has changed for the better in our community?  It’s hard sometimes to come up with something positive to say.  Many accuse... Read more

Operator error was to blame for a trolley collision last week on the Mattapan High Speed Trolley line that sent 16 to the hospital with minor injuries, MBTA officials said, adding that the route will run with fewer cars until repairs are completed.... Read more

Violence and its related traumas remain a daily reality for many Bostonians, with several dozen fatal shootings every year. On the whole, police note that the most serious crimes are on the decline, but areas like Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury... Read more

Boston Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was found shot to death early this morning near the corner of Hilltop Street and Lenoxdale Avenue, just off of Granite Avenue. Boston Police say they were called to the scene near the... Read more

The family of a young man murdered at a Blue Hill Avenue gas station in 2011 is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his killer's arrest.

Daniel Bunch, 22, was shot to death on Oct. 8, 2011 at the Mobil station in Mattapan Square... Read more

Bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a man it says held up the Metro Credit Union branch at 1071 Massachusetts Ave. around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

He's described... Read more


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