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Boston Police report several officers chased and captured a wanted hood with a penchant for explosive violence this afternoon in the middle of Mattapan Square.

Police say a detective told local officers that Frantz Germain, 27, was walking... Read more

Richard Franklin, formerly of Brockton, goes on trial tomorrow for the May 13, 1979 shooting death of a man on... Read more

Boston Police report arresting a pair of South Shore residents Wednesday night on charges one was providing oral sex for a fee to the other.

Police say officers patrolling Dorchester Avenue spotted a woman they knew to engage in... Read more

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Quincy Butler and William Wood of murder for the 2004 death of a Dorchester woman whose Monsignor Lydon Way apartment they broke into in a drug-fueled home invasion, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more

Boston Police report arresting the pair on charges related to gunfire that put the Edward Everett Elementary School, 71 Pleasant St., into "safe mode" this afternoon.

Police say they received reports of gunfire the school around 1:... Read more

Boston Police report arresting two men after a gun battle between two gangs at... Read more

A coalition of activists who have been working to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the neighborhood are taking direct aim at adults who buy booze for under-age drinkers this week. The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition... Read more

Boston Police report a Dorchester woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly kicked one officer and dragged two more with her car in an attempt to bust out of a traffic jam and escape police.

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