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Less than a week after taking the rare step of raising the statewide West Nile Virus risk to moderate, state public health officials have now announced four human cases of the virus. The latest human case is a Middlesex County woman in her 50s who... Read more

A federal and local crackdown on "high impact" criminals last week mostly netted alleged gun and drug dealers - but also a Dorchester man charged with selling counterfeit $100 bills for $30 apiece.

Franklin Perry, 52, got swept up in a Secret... Read more

Eight new charges have been filed against the Dorchester man who unleashed a racist tirade against two black motorcyclists in Adams Village, police said Friday.

The Boston Police Department on Thursday concluded their civil rights investigation... Read more

Under a white tent in City Hall Plaza Tuesday, the MBTA set up a mockup of the new Red Line car scheduled to hit the tracks for testing by March of next year. Before letting the public take its tour of the train car, Gov. Charlie Baker and Secretary of... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man, 55, was fatally shot around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday inside 201 Manchester St., near Cedar Street.

Identified by family as Alexander Allen, the victim was a supervisor and longtime employee of Boston’s... Read more

I-93 north and south off-ramps will also be closed during these times

The drawbridge over the Neponset River on Granite Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic during overnight hours on Sunday, August 12, as well as... Read more

An early-morning fire has caused major damage to a home at 550 Ashmont St. in Dorchester. Firefighters were called to the scene at 2:18 a.m. by a neighbor, according to the BFD's Twitter feed. One resident was safely evacuated. The two-alarm blaze... Read more

A 54-year-old Dorchester man who was arrested for disorderly conduct last Friday night after going on a belligerent, racist rant against two strangers near Adams Corner could face more serious, civil rights charges, according to Boston Police.

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Pedestrian struck on Dorchester Avenue is expected to survive, police say

(Updated—Aug. 7)— A motorist struck a pedestrian on Dorchester Avenue on Friday night (Aug. 3) near Ashmont station and then fled from the scene, leaving... Read more

Boston will expand its police body camera pilot across the city “through a phased-in approach,” Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday afternoon, just after the... Read more

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