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Pair charged with tying up woman at gunpoint during break-in

Quincy Police have charged a second man with tying up a woman during a break-in and robbery on Dec. 8.Police said that William Mackin, 48, and Kevin Murphy, 22, broke into the home of a bakery owner in Quincy Center. The two are said to have been looking for money, and tied the woman up while her...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:27pm

Three men charged with stealing packages in Southie

T’was 10 days before Christmas, and all through the Hub, a whole city was stirring, including three alleged package-stealing mugs.Boston Police rolled into East 4th and N Streets in Southie Monday after a caller reported three men were snagging packages from people's’ porches, ripping them open,...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:44am

Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of mandatory Islam class

The state’s highest court will consider whether a woman can be forced to attend a class on Islam as part of her punishment after being convicted of tossing a Muslim woman down a flight of stairs.Daisy Obi, 73, a pastor of the Adonai Bible Center and a landlord in Somerville, was convicted of...

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 10:16pm

311 service: Over 1,000 abandoned bikes found in Boston since 2011

Boston’s 311 service has ticketed and rounded up 1,037 bikes left chained to poles, posts and other solid objects since 2011, according to city data.“Bikes are tagged as abandoned and generally left in place for a minimum of three days,” Tracey Ganiatsos, Public Information Manager at the Boston...

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 1:37am

Councilors blast Northeastern PD's plan to use semiautomatic rifles

Two Boston City Councilors decried the decision by the Northeastern University Police Department to arm its officers with semi-automatic rifles and called for a council hearing on the matter.“Assault rifles are the last thing we need in NUPD patrol cars,” Councilors Tito Jackson and Josh Zakim said...

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 3:29am

Expert says 'don't panic' after Chipotle sickens BC students

Bostonians need not panic after several Boston College students fell ill after eating at a Cleveland Circle Chipotle, according to a Massachusetts General Hospital doctor.Members of the BC basketall team are among 30 students to show signs of E. coli after eating at the Brighton restaurant, which...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 9:42pm

Fourth burned body found in Boston area

For the fourth time in about a month, a burned body was found in Massachusetts.Authorities on Tuesday were investigating a body that was discovered burned in Milton early Tuesday morning.According the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, a passerby spotted a fire under a footbridge on Blue...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:04pm

Alleged Boston bomb scare hoaxer pleads not guilty

The man who prompted a bomb scare in downtown Boston on Friday has been charged in connection with the hoax.James Derepentigny, 50, was in Boston Municipal Court Friday where he pleaded not guilty to planting a hoax device thought to be a bomb next to a Department of Homeland Security cruiser on...

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 11:30pm

Arlington woman faked cancer, ripped off elderly man: Cops

An Arlington woman is accused of faking terminal brain cancer and swindlinga senior citizen out of more than $100,000.Anisa Llega, 24, started working as a house keeper for an 84-year-old widower who was a frequent customer at a local restaurant where Llega worked as a waitress, police said.During...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:31pm

Boston Police continue active shooter training drills

Boston Police conducted one of their50 annual active shooter training drillswith the School and SWAT Units in Brighton on Thursday in a simulated scenario similar to the shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in January when a man shot and killed a beloved doctor.The exercises focus on a shooter...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 3:35am

One arrested in fatal Thanksgiving Fenway shooting

Police made an arrest in connection to the fatal shooting outside Fenway Park on Thanksgiving.On Tuesday, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrested 26-year-old Dominique Carpenter-Grady of Dorchester for unlawful ammo, carrying a gun without a license (second offense).As of Thursday morning, the...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:37pm

Opioid recovery can't be defined by numbers. Yet.

The Commonwealth has spent tens of millions of dollars for treatment of opioid addicts without establishing benchmarks for success — or even defining success — until a new task force was formed earlier this year.But officials are not drawing conclusions until July 2016 — after a year's worth of...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 3:30pm

Video: 76er's center Jahlil Okafor throws a vicious haymaker, drops man onto the streets of Boston

A second video shows Jahlil Okafor absolutely demolish a man with a single blow in a fight outside a club in Boston.It's the latest in a flurry of bad news for the 6'11" 19-year-old star center for the Sixers, who is considered a top candidate for rookie of the year.TMZ Sports released the video,...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:03am

Four charged in grisly Marshfield home invasion murder

Four people have been indicted in a grisly murder in Marshfield, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.Michael Moscaritolo, 32, of Quincy, Mark O’Brien, 40, of South Boston, James Ferguson, 40, of Dorchester and Lauren Kalil, 31, of Quincy were indicted on murder, buglary,...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:41pm

What to do in Boston on Black Friday instead of shopping

Black Friday is synonymous with chaos in the shopping centers, malls and plazas. If you're looking to avoid the lines and the congestion, here are a few suggestions:Museum of Science is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.. There are few things cooler than the Mugar Omni Theater or the giant T-Rex at the MOS...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 4:52am

Former Chelsea cop pleads guilty to beating handcuffed suspect

A former Chelsea cop admitted to punching a person in custody and lying about the circumstances of his arrest, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said.Felix Rivera of Lynn pleaded guilty to assault and battery and filing a false report on Tuesday.Suffolk Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 4:21am

Opioid warrior: 'Heroin is Killing My Town' goes headlong against ongoing opioid epidemic

Frances Armstrong’s 15-year-old daughter had been missing for 34 days after she took off with a friend who was caught up in the riptide of the ongoing opioid crisis. Her daughter was afflicted by addiction too, and was in over her head. The Police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 3:30pm

Couple charged in connection to burnt woman's body found in Bridgewater

A New Hampshire couple was charged in connection with the murder of a New Jersey woman whose torched body was discovered in Bridgewater earlier this month, according to the Brockton Enterprise.Julian and Shannon Squires were arraigned in Brockton District Court on intimidation of a witness and...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:45am

Plan ahead: Here's a look at the T's Thanksgiving week schedule

Thanksgiving is one of the most traveled holidays in America, and that means that the T has all kinds of changes planned. The schedules may be a little confusing, and that is before the riders flood the platforms and bus stops between Wednesday and Friday."With the exception of Silver Line service...

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:20pm

Funeral planned for Bella Bond, the murdered child formerly known as Baby Doe

The body of Bella Bond, a 2-year-old girl whose remains were found on Deer Island in June, has been released to her father.The child's private funeral will be held Saturday in Winthrop, NECN reported.Before Bond's remains were identified investigators dubbed her "Baby Doe." Her disappearance...

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 8:36pm