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Marking the end of an era in local law enforcement, Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday named a black officer, Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, as the new commissioner of the 2,200-officer Boston Police Department. The appointment, the first for a... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports two men were shot at Osceola Street and Hopewell Road around 4:24 a.m. on Sunday.

Both were taken to local hospitals, where one of the men - who was shot in the chest - died. The other victim did not suffer a... Read more

A Billerica man who allegedly caused the death of 41-year-old Guy Beaubrun in a hit-and-run in Dorchester earlier this month was arraigned Wednesday, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley's office.

At his arraignment in... Read more

Officials at Montserrat Aspirers Community Center, 380 Washington St., told the Boston Licensing Board they've developed a detailed security plan to prevent a recurrence of an April melee that spun out of a 13-year-old's birthday party when word spread... Read more

Updated 8:06 pm., July 5 -- A man who was shot several times at Brookford and Dacia streets around 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday died not long after at Boston Medical Center, the Boston Police Department reports. Police identified the victim Thursday evening... Read more

City officials are pushing back against rumors that Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is planning to leave the department to lead Boston College’s police force.

Citing unnamed sources, WBZ reported last Thursday that the Evans, who joined... Read more

Armandine Street fire.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:55 a.m. on Sunday to 126 Armandine St. for what became a two-alarm fire.

The department reports the fire displaced ten residents. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with... Read more

It has been a year since a devastating six-alarm fire ravaged the Treadmark building at Ashmont, and after some demolition of the original structure, the six-story building –... Read more

A rash of home break-ins near St. Marks Parish and the Shawmut MBTA station has prompted a warning from Boston Police today.

According to a statement from BPD, "at least four victims" have reported early morning break-ins that happened with... Read more

The Cambridge Police Department report arresting Jean Griffin, 41, of Corwin Street in Fields Corner, on a variety of charges - including armed assault to murder - for an incident May 20 in which several rounds were fired into a second-story... Read more

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