A City Council committee will scrutinize the emergency response to a Fairlawn Avenue shooting that seriously injured a baby last month. Councillor Charles Yancey is calling for next Tuesday's hearing as part of his continued look into the city's 911... Read more
An unidentified man pulled over by Boston Police last Friday morning took a bullet through the hat - and lived to tell about it. According to a Boston Police report, officers observed the driver racing the wrong way down Homes Avenue at 2:28 a.m. After... Read more
Three teenagers were injured Saturday night during a violent brawl outside a Papa Gino's restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard that witnesses said began with a racially-charged dispute between a restaurant employee and customers. Boston Police confirm that... Read more
Just about everyone in Dorchester can agree that a little public education on keeping the neighborhood clean is in order. A good image can help reduce crime, boost business and lift spirits. But when it comes to how that might be accomplished, as some... Read more
Six months after a young man was found fatally stabbed in a Tuttle St. apartment, no arrests have been made, but a Suffolk County grand jury investigation is underway into the case.
Daniel Yakovleff, 20, of Roxbury, was found stabbed to death on... Read more
Lawmakers last week rushed a $28.2 billion budget to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk, with millions in funds for local projects, from $250,000 for an 18-bed women's sober-living facility to $350,000 for a "Safe Neighborhood" crime prevention program in Grove... Read more
The sound of ambulances and police cars roaring are not uncommon in the Melville-Park neighborhood. But, neighbors say, the emergency vehicles are usually racing to someplace else in Dorchester.
But on Dec. 13, 2005, they all converged on... Read more
A 13-year-old girl was pulled out of Boston Harbor off Columbia Point on Tuesday after a frantic search in the water by her friends, lifeguards, a pair of tourists from Holland and the Boston Fire Department. The girl was holding on to a piling under... Read more
At a community meeting held at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School last Wednesday the question heard most was, "Where did the gun come from?"
It's a non-rhetorical question that Citizens for Safety are urging people to ask after every... Read more