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    A Violent Night in Boston

    Violence erupted in some parts of Boston Thursday, resulting in several shooting deaths.

  • shooting Jul 2

    Man Shot and Killed in Dorchester

    A man was shot and killed overnight in Dorchester, according to the Boston Police Department. The shooting happened just after midnight Thursday at 113 Norfolk Street. Police found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound near Armandine Street, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officers found ballistic evidence in the area, police said. Anyone with information about…

  • shooting Jul 1

    Man Killed in Roxbury Shooting

    One man died and another is in the hospital after a shooting in Robury Tuesday night, according to police. Calls came in about the shooting around 7:30 p.m. near 14 Circut Street in Roxbury. Both men were taken to local hospitals by first responders. One man did not survive his injuries and the other man is being treated for non life-threatening injuries. ...

  • Boston Jun 30

    Boston City Councilors' Homes Vandalized

    The homes of several members of the Boston City Council were targeted by vandals over the weekend.

  • Boston City Council Jun 25

    Boston City Council OKs Mayor's Budget Amid Calls For Deeper Police Reform

    The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to approve Mayor Marty Walsh’s resubmitted budget, which reallocates $12 million from police department’s overtime funds to social services. During a virtual meeting, councilors voted 8-5 in favor of passing the budget, The Boston Globe reported. “I want to thank members of the Boston City Council for passing this budget that is fiscally...

  • Massachusetts Jun 24

    Majority of Mass. Residents Back Sweeping Police Reforms, Poll Finds

    With momentum growing behind efforts to reform policing across Massachusetts, an overwhelming majority of residents support the idea of licensing police and holding cops to a set of professional standards that includes a ban on the use of chokeholds, according to a new poll. The Suffolk University poll for the State House News Service, Boston Globe and others also found…

  • POLICE Jun 23

    Suspect Arrested in Roxbury Stabbing That Critically Injured Woman

    Authorities on Tuesday said they had arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood the previous day that left a woman in critical condition. Police said a call about a stabbing in the area of 21 Howard Street came in at 5:44 a.m. Monday. The victim was driven to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. An…

  • shooting Jun 23

    Man Killed in Dorchester Shooting

    A man died in an overnight shooting in Dorchester Tuesday, police confirmed. A call came just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning for a person shot in the area of 26 Thane Street in Dorchester, where officers found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was…

  • fireworks Jun 20

    ‘Large Quantity' of Fireworks Seized From U-Haul Van in Dorchester: Police

    A “large quantity” of fireworks was seized by Boston police from a U-Haul van in Dorchester Friday evening, the department said, as illegal fireworks have continued to explode nightly over the city in recent weeks. Boston police were called to Dacia Street around 9:30 p.m. for a report of fireworks going off, and when they arrived, they saw several go…

  • William Gross Jun 19

    Mayor Walsh, Other Top Dems Blast AG Barr After Boston Police Visit

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and other top Massachusetts Democrats blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr after President Donald Trump’s top law enforcement official met Thursday with Boston Police Commissioner William Gross. “In Boston, we believe in justice and equity, and protecting everyone in our community,” Walsh said on Twitter on Thursday night. “I am working every day to combat...

  • William Gross Jun 19

    BPD Commissioner Speaks After Meeting With AG Barr

    Boston Police Commissioner William Gross is speaking out after his Thursday visit with U.S. Attorney General William Barr at police headquarters.

  • police reform Jun 19

    ‘Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied': Boston Pressured to Revamp Police Oversight Board

    In the spring of 2018, Pierce Martin was leaving a party in Roxbury when he was stopped by Boston police. According to their report, officers were responding to a call of shots fired, and they thought Martin looked like he might be armed. “I agreed to a pat down because I had no weapon on me,” he recalled. But his…

  • William Gross Jun 19

    US Attorney General Visits Boston, Meets With Police Commissioner Gross

    Amid a debate over police reform in Massachusetts and around the country, the commissioner of the Boston Police Department met Thursday with U.S. Attorney General William Barr in Boston. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, who was criticized by a member of the Boston City Council for taking the meeting, explained to reporters Thursday evening that he used it to...

  • POLICE Jun 18

    BPD Payroll Surges Amid Protests to Defund Police

    As protesters call to defund the police across the state and nationwide, reports find that the Boston Police Department’s total budget has jumped more than 40% in less than a decade. City payment records show that the police payroll has increased by $125 million since 2011, with overtime growth costing an additional $35.5 million – 84% – spent over the…

  • POLICE Jun 17

    Boston City Councilors Seek to Limit Crowd Control Tactics

    City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Ricardo Arroyo are calling for a ban on certain tactics used by police to keep crowds under control.

  • Boston Police Department Jun 16

    BPD Overwhelmingly Stops Black People, Report Finds

    The Boston Police Department is facing backlash after a new internal report showed they overwhelmingly single out Black people for street investigations. According to the Boston Globe, the report founds that Black people, who make up about a fourth of the city’s population, accounted for nearly 70% of the department’s stops over the last three years. The report looked...

  • POLICE Jun 16

    BPD Stops Black People Most Often, Report Finds

    Black people accounted for nearly 70% of the Boston Police Department’s stops over the last three years, a new internal report shows.

  • POLICE Jun 15

    Man on Moped Crashes Through Crime Scene in Boston: Police

    A man on a moped scooter was arrested for driving through an active crime scene right in front of police in Dorchester, Saturday. The active crime scene on Washington Street was “completely illuminated,” marked by “multiple rows” of neon yellow crime scene tape and surrounded by several police cruisers with their blue lights flashing, according to the Boston Police Department….

  • teenager arraigned Jun 12

    Mass. Teen Held on $10,000 Bail for Role in Alleged Arson of Boston Police Cruiser

    A Massachusetts teenager is being held on $10,000 bail for his role in the alleged arson of a Boston Police Department cruiser last month. The 15-year-old from Framingham was arraigned Friday in Boston Juvenile Court on a delinquent charge of arson of a motor vehicle. An additional charge of inciting a riot will be heard on June 23, according to…

  • Boston Jun 12

    Teen Charged in Connection to Cruiser Arson

    A 15-year-old boy from Framingham, Massachusetts, has been arrested in connection to the burning of a Boston Police cruiser last Sunday night, authorities said.

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