Public Safety

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted Shawn McClinton for raping and beating a woman in the men's room of the Codman Square McDonald's in 2018, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. McClinton, who faces a possible life... Read more
A state trooper acquitted last year on assault-and-battery charges for a 2018 fight outside Dorchester's Dorset Hall that left a woman with a broken leg is suing State Police for back pay and lost benefits for the 26 months he was on unpaid suspension... Read more
The current posting system for Massachusetts ocean beaches is fundamentally flawed and needs to be fixed Last week, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay issued a report on beach postings on the Metropolitan Region’s ocean beaches owned by the Commonwealth and... Read more
Are you a commuter who uses the Red Line to get home on weekday nights? If so, plan accordingly. Shuttle buses will replace Red Line train service between JFK-UMass and Braintree for several days in August while the MBTA does track maintenance. The MBTA... Read more
Boston Police Capt. Shawn Burns, the newly installed commander of the Area C-11 police district, makes it a point to get out of his Gibson Street office every day for a walk that lets him see what’s going on with his own two eyes. It’s a habit he wants... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a teen was shot outside 28 Ellington St. around 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the... Read more
A Dorchester man was arrested Monday on charges he and some pals were using a Norfolk Street auto-body garage to sell cocaine and counterfeit Percocet pills made out of fentanyl - which authorities say may have helped cause a fatal overdose last year in a... Read more
Three alarm fire 23 Lithgow
Several residents of 23 Lithgow St. in Codman Square were spared being trapped by a three-alarm fire that raged through their three-decker on a hot Friday afternoon, July 15. There were no injuries to civilians, but one firefighter was transported with... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday upheld Shaquille Brown's conviction for murdering Christopher Austin on Ashmont Street in 2017. The ruling means Brown will spend the rest of his life in prison. The state's highest court acknowledged arguments from... Read more
Weekly road closings that started May 27 in Dorchester and Mattapan around Franklin Park and Franklin Field have riled some members of the community, who say such closures are new and unexpected. But other residents say the closings have been in place for... Read more


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