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The Boston Police Department has identified a body found off Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park on Saturday as that of Alenny Matos, 38, of Dorchester. Matos had been missing since 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, when she was last seen leaving... Read more
Around 5,000 people, both COVID-19 patients and people they've interacted with, have been contacted through a community tracing program that Gov. Charlie Baker said will be "a key element toward not only stopping the spread" of the contagious disease but... Read more
A federal judge today rejected a request from an alleged leader of the Mattapan branch of the Latin Kings gang for pre-trial release because of Covid-19 concerns, saying there is no way she could release him without creating a potential danger to society... Read more
Jack Dempsey, a Boston firefighter for 35 years, was appointed commissioner of the city’s fire service last Friday. Dempsey has served in the interim role since the retirement of former Commissioner Joe Finn last month. Mayor Walsh said Dempsey “has... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Springfield man after he began "actively shooting at a person," but without success, at Gladeside Avenue and Cragmere Terrace in Mattapan shortly before 4 p.m.on Sunday. According to police: "On arrival,... Read more
Flaming car at New England and Southern avenues
The Boston Fire Department reports a driver managed to escape without injury after he drove into a utility pole at New England and Southern avenues, bringing down a transformer and electric wires onto his car and a nearby fence, all of which then burst... Read more
Firefighter on a ladder
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 20 Fairlawn Ave. for a fire on the second floor around 7:10 p.m. One resident was rescued from the fire, which was contained to a single apartment, the department says, adding that resident and... Read more
Mayor Walsh issued a stern message to Bostonians on Sunday as he warned that the surge in coronavirus cases is just beginning in Boston and Massachusetts. In a press conference outside City Hall, the mayor said he has ordered that a curfew for all non-... Read more
Gov. Baker on Friday signed a bill enabling some restaurants during the ongoing state of emergency to include beer and wine sales with food takeout/delivery orders and pushing the tax-filing deadline to July 15. The restaurant provision in the bill... Read more
A Fall River man was killed in an accident on the expressway on Sunday morning round 7 a.m., according to Massachusetts State Police. Troopers responded to reports of "a motor vehicle off the roadway approximately one half mile South of Exit 15 on Route... Read more


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