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A 16-year-old boy is dead after a late-night shooting Tuesday in Jamaica Plain, Boston Police said.

Police officers and EMTs responded to a radio call reporting shots fired in the area of 944 Parker St. in Jamaica Plain at 11:47 p.m., police... Read more

Updated Friday, Nov. 3 with the victim's identity --

A South Boston man was fatally shot around Harbor Point on Sunday evening, Boston police said.

The Oct. 29 shooting was reported around 7:45 p.m. in the area of 7 Peninsula Pl.,... Read more

Two men have been charged with an Oct. 2 incident on Harlow Street in which one of them allegedly shot at a man sitting in a car and hit his car but missed him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Arlindo Lopes, 18, was... Read more

Mattapan fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 4:42 a.m. to Blue Hill Avenue and Woodrow Street for what turned into a three-alarm fire that did an estimated $1 million damage to a commercial... Read more

Welles Avenue fire scene

The Boston Fire Department reports a basement short circuit started a two-alarm fire on Welles Avenue early Monday that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a block of stores.

Firefighters responded at 1:25 a.m. to 84-88 Welles Avenue, home... Read more

A man in his 20s was fatally shot inside a Holiday Inn Express hotel room by the South Bay shopping center early Tuesday morning, police said.

Officers responded at about 4:15 am. to a fifth floor room in the 69 Boston St. building, where they... Read more

Ask Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn what really keeps him up at night.

Civilian fire deaths? There hasn’t been a single one all year. More large-scale fires? They keep a wary eye, but the department is staffed to handle them as they come.... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports arresting Jude Despage, 18, on charges he used a knife to hold up three women Thursday and that he is also suspected of robbing two more on Friday - and sexually attacking one of those.

According to police,... Read more

Adams Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:34 a.m. to a block of stores and offices at 756-762 Adams St.

The two-alarm fire was confined to the second floor, but it caused extensive smoke damage to the first-floor shops, the... Read more

Only five days remain until the Sept. 26 preliminary election for Boston’s municipal offices. Voters citywide will be asked to choose one of four men on the mayoral ballot, which includes incumbent Martin J. Walsh. The top two finishers will advance to... Read more


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