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COVID-19: FROM THE FRONT LINES The news from Italy, along with the mounting number of new cases in the US, has everyone scrambling to figure out what to do about the coronavirus. Three weeks ago, Italy had only 17 cases, which turned into 7,000 cases... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh defended his decision to cancel Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and said the city's progress in containing the virus will determine whether the Boston Marathon is run next... Read more
Fire on Stonehurst Street
A three-alarm fire at 12 Stonehurst St. around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday injured two firefighters and displaced six residents, the Boston Fire Department reports. A three-alarm fire at 77 Romsey St. around 4 a.m. on Friday displaced one resident. WBZ reports... Read more
A Dorchester Municipal Court judge on Friday ordered 20 days of observation at Bridgewater State Hospital for Zachery Grandy, 22, arrested Thursday on charges he beat his mother, Gisel Thomas, to death in an apartment on Columbia Road in Dorchester. Judge... Read more
As concern about a novel coronavirus grows around the country and globe, the single patient confirmed to have the illness in Massachusetts remains in isolation as he recovers, public health officials said. The University of Massachusetts Boston student... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 7:35 p.m. on Monday on Delhi Street at Violet Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The shooting happened as residents were gathered in the nearby Mildred Street School... Read more
A police investigation is underway after a fatal shooting Thursday night in Dorchester. Police responded to a report of shots fired near 89 Woodrow Ave. at around 11:11 p.m., and found a man suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. The man, whose... Read more
Officials on Wednesday night arrested and charged a 17-year-old from Dorchester for the fatal daylight shooting of an 18-year-old in Dorchester in the afternoon. The suspect is being charged as a juvenile, his name has not been released. The accused... Read more
An investigation is underway following the fatal shooting of a teenager in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon in Dorchester. Police initially responded to an emergency call of shots fired at around 12:11 p.m near 6 Cameron St., where they found a male... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found lying in the middle of the road outside 12 Colorado St. in Mattapan with a gunshot wound around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with... Read more


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