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Ask Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn what really keeps him up at night.

Civilian fire deaths? There hasn’t been a single one all year. More large-scale fires? They keep a wary eye, but the department is staffed to handle them as they come.... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports arresting Jude Despage, 18, on charges he used a knife to hold up three women Thursday and that he is also suspected of robbing two more on Friday - and sexually attacking one of those.

According to police,... Read more

Adams Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:34 a.m. to a block of stores and offices at 756-762 Adams St.

The two-alarm fire was confined to the second floor, but it caused extensive smoke damage to the first-floor shops, the... Read more

A proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary on Clapp Street was met with some trepidation by community members at a recent meeting hosted by the John W. McCormack Civic Association and the group’s regular civic meeting.

Aidan O’Donovan and his... Read more

Only five days remain until the Sept. 26 preliminary election for Boston’s municipal offices. Voters citywide will be asked to choose one of four men on the mayoral ballot, which includes incumbent Martin J. Walsh. The top two finishers will advance to... Read more

The Fairmount Line is unique in the MBTA's commuter rail system, running almost entirely within Boston and serving a ridership that is primarily black and Latino.

Dorchester Rep. Evandro Carvalho wants the MBTA to experiment with changing... Read more

Officials announced Friday that a 30-year-old Dorchester man is being charged with two homicides that took place in the neighborhood last Sunday — a double-... Read more

A woman is dead after a shooting last night inside of a three-decker home at 11 Santuit St. Boston Police were called to scene in the St. Mark's area of Dorchester around 10:20 p.m., according to neighbors.

Boston Police have not yet... Read more

A father and son riding motorcycles were shot on the Southeast Expressway near Neponset Circle on Sunday evening, State Police said. Officials said Monday morning that they located the SUV sought in connection with the shooting.

The two riders... Read more

Updated Sept. 13, 2:55 p.m. with the victim's identity -- A man in his 20s was fatally shot Tuesday morning inside a Stoughton Street barbershop between Uphams Corner and Jones Hill, police said.

The shooting at 114 Stoughton St. was reported... Read more


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