Public Safety

Amid reports of a spike in violent crime nationally, Boston’s streets have remained relatively peaceful this summer, with reports of crimes in all major categories down significantly over the same time frame last year. Overall, according to statistics... Read more
Firefighters at Bowdoin Street fire.
The Boston Fire Department reports a former pizza place at 205 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester caught fire early this morning. Firefighters responded around 3:45 a.m. The department reports injuries but did not provide details.
Firefighters at 115 Adams Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 115 Adams St. around 11 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and one resident was taken to a local hospital for observation, the department reports... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a man convicted of fatally shooting Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, on Bowdoin Street - as his friend held the teen - got a fair trial and that police did nothing wrong in the way they questioned him, but that his... Read more
The Boston Police Department report arresting Michael Leoney, 58, of Dorchester, on charges he used a hammer to smash the shin of a senior citizen on Columbia Road at Washington Street on the afternoon of June 20. Leoney lives at 131 Washington St., about... Read more
Wanted for shin smashing.
The Boston Police Department is seeking help to identify and capture somebody they say got out of a car at Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester with a hammer and, without any provocation, bashed an elderly man in the shin around 1:50 p.m. on... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man originally from Dorchester on charges he fatally shot a man on Danube Street in a shootout following an argument Sunday night. Ira Grayson, 35, currently of Manchester, NH, was ordered held without bail... Read more
Hazleton Street fire
Boston firefighters responded to 40 Hazleton St. in Mattapan around 9 a.m. on Sunday for a fire that the Boston Fire Department reports displaced six adults and four children and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a hand injury. The department... Read more
Castlerock Street house damaged by fire
The Boston Fire Department reports responded to 15 Castlerock St. at 2:50 a.m. on Friday for what turned into a three-alarm fire. The residents - four adults and two children - were evacuated safely. One cat on a ledge was rescued, but another died in the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Nickoyan Wallace, on charges he fatally shot Ivanildo Barros, 37, of Dorchester, at 590 Park St. shortly before noon on Friday. Wallace, 46, was arrested by gang-unit officers on Saturday, police say.... Read more


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