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A Suffolk County grand jury last week indicted a 23 year-old man for the murder of a 19 year-old Dorchester woman last year. Daniel Harris faces first-degree murder charges and a variety of weapons charges in the shooting death of Alexandra "Xanda"... Read more

Guns and masks and getaway cars are not required for a stiff sentence for bank robbery. Prosecutors told a U.S. District judge that on July 10, Scott F. Backus, 46, of Dorchester, passed a note demanding money to Citizens Bank employee in downtown... Read more

After an 11-month investigation, a Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted a Dorchester man in the fatal stabbing of a young Roxbury hair stylist. Steven Odegard, 41, was charged with the first-degree murder of Daniel Yakovleff, who was found... Read more

Dorchester's Steven Banks, 48, was sentenced last Friday to nine to 10 years in prison for slashing the face of his former girlfriend's former boyfriend. According to evidence and testimony introduced at the trial, the love triangle met on Hopkins... Read more

Superintendent Daniel Linskey, who commands the BPD's Bureau of Fields Services, is shown with Captain Richard Sexton, who was appointed to take command of... Read more

Since last spring, leaders in the world of violence-intervention from across the city have been conjuring up ideas and tactics to bring back the best aspects of the Boston Miracle, the citywide collaboration that brought the city's homicide rate... Read more

Six officers from District B-3 were awarded the Boston Police Department's Medal of Honor on Sunday for their actions in responding to a stand-off with a... Read more

Stacie McCarthy pins a badge on the uniform of her husband, Police Officer Denis McCarthy, as their three-year-old daughter Mia Rose McCarthy and Boston... Read more

Two Dorchester people are being held on $1 million cash bail each for allegedly shooting a man in the head in a brazen daylight attack on Washington Street on Monday morning. Patrick Grier, 20, and a 16-year-old female accomplice were arraigned in... Read more

Raymond DeGraca, 56, entered a guilty plea in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday for reporting a false car accident with a fake identity and lying under oath, among other charges. In October 2002, DeGraca registered his car using a Rhode Island driver's... Read more

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