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Milton Green Beret facing discharge for beating Afghan child rapist police commander

A Green Beret from Milton thought he was doing the right thing by beating an Afghan police commander for keeping a little boy as a sex slave in 2011.But according to a report from WBUR, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland is facing a discharge from the military for attacking the chief who U.S. forces...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:12am

Brookline firefighter charged with beating homeless man over slow food order

A Brookline firefighter was arrested after he was charged with beating up a homeless man who took too long ordering food at Anna’s Taqueria.The fight took place Sunday night when the firefighter lost his patience while waiting in line at the Harvard Avenue eatery. Joseph Ward, 37, of Dorchester...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 11:09pm

Two Dorchester men busted on drug trafficking charges

Two men were due in court Tuesday on drug trafficking charges after Boston cops found cocaine and a large amount of heroin and cash in a Dorchester home.Police kicked in a door on Bowdoin Street at about 11:30 a.m. on Friday and found two men in a house with 200 grams of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:57pm

Revere man's death under investigation following fight with police

Authorities are investigating the cause of a Revere man's death following a violent altercation with officers.Massachusetts State Police are looking into the death of an unidentified 38-year-old man who had been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation one week prior, according to the Suffolk...

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 4:07pm

Man shot and killed while driving at police officers in Beverly identified

The man fatally shot by the Beverly police on Saturday has been identified, according to Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office.Christopher Whitmarsh, 49, was shot and killed by police officers after he drove his SUV into two police cruisers.Officers responded to reports of a suicidal...

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 3:19pm

Walsh's office aims to help bridge gender wage equality gap in Boston

Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement is working alongsideAmerican Association of University Women(AAUW) to level the pay gap playing field for women in Boston.Walsh’s office is hosting salary negotiations workshops to help women bridge the gap that leaves full-time working women...

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 1:47pm

Mayor Walsh declares Oct. 10 Patti Smith day

Mayor Marty Walsh has declared Oct. 10 Patti Smith Day.“When Patti Smith emerged on the American art scene in the mid-1970's, she defined and inspired a new breed of artist through her mystical poems and urgent rock and roll,” Walsh said in a statement. “Ms. Smith captivated audiences yearning for...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:21pm

Physician-assited suicide question: Beacon Hill to consider the right to end all

Despite a setback at the ballot box in 2012 and several failed attempts to reach a legislative majority, the Death With Dignity bill is headed back to Beacon Hill.“It’s a very intense, personal decision,” said Rep. Louis Kafka, author of the Compassionate Care for the Terminally Ill Act. “It’s a...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:15pm

Police bust California man with 100 lbs of marijuana at Logan Airport

Authorities busted a California man accused of bringing 100 pounds of marijuana through Logan Airport on Wednesday evening.State Troopers and DEA agents were tipped off by Randolph Police that a man flying into Boston from San Francisco was headed east with a large amount of pot.RELATED: UPDATE: '...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 1:47pm

UPDATE: 'Devastating' fire at Quincy marina destroys docked boats

A fire broke out at a Quincy marina early Thursday morning, setting several docked boats ablaze.The fire began on a dock at about7:45 a.m. and the Quincy Police called the flames “devastating” to the the vessels and the portion of thedock at Captain’s Cove Marina were engulfed in large plumes of...

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:27am

Lone gunner: USS Constitution the last in the fleet to sink enemy ship turns 218

She is the only remaining ship in the U.S. Navy that has sent an enemy ship down to the briny deep.The USS Constitution, which will turn 218 years old on Oct. 21, regained the open-water combat title after the USS Simpson was decommissioned in 2015.The Simpson saw her moment of combat glory in 1988...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 5:13pm

Vandal tagged swastika at Dedham Commuter Rail Station

Twitter user @Scotteric was appalled when he walked into the Endicott Commuter Rail station and found a swastika tagged on the T’s map on Wednesday morning.He tweeted “dammit Dedham, we’re better than that!”The T told Universal Hub that Keolis would send a cleanup crew to clean this up as soon as...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:01am

Cops in Worcester bust 16 alleged gang members, seize guns

Worcester Police lassoed 16 gang members in a joint-investigation that came to a head on Tuesday.Worcester Police, the Worcester Police Gang Unit teamed up with the State Police Gang Unit, the FBI and the DEA to take down a crew of crooks starting the summer."The Worcester police department...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 9:48am

Mayor Walsh announces Hubway expansion

Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Hubway is getting a boost in neighborhoods all over Boston.Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department/Hubway Bike Share System announced that they will expand their program into Brighton, new parts of Dorchester, Roxbury and Charlestown."We are thrilled to be...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:28am

Man killed in Brockton shooting, suspect sought

The Massachusetts State Police are investigating a broad daylight shooting in Brockton that left one man dead.Brockton Police responded to a 911 call at 3:46 p.m. on Monday for a report of an armed robbery with a man shot on Rodney Street.Related: Mission Hill reacts after Stop and Shop...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 9:24am

Beacon Hill to mull hands-free cellphone bill

Driving with a cellphone in hand would be banned in Massachusetts under proposed legislation that aims to make the roads safer for drivers and pedestrians.Proponents said the new laws would cut down on distracted driving accident rates, the same way that texting and driving is illegal. One bill...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 2:48pm

Trial to begin in case of teen who allegedly raped, murdered Danvers teacher

The trial of a teenager accused of raping and murdering his 9th grade math teacher is headed to trial as jury selection is set to begin on Wednesday in Salem District Court.Philip Chism plead not guilty to raping and murdering 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a math teacher who was found dead in the...

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:55am

A Vietnam veteran's Missed Connection letter to an unknown woman who saved his life on the rainy streets of Boston

To this day, he doesn’t know her name. She saved his life. She might not even know that, but he loves her now as he did then.He was so down on his luck on the last day of 1972, he figured he’d take a walk after finishing the bottle of rye before he’d put a bullet in his head to quell the shame and...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:46pm

No retrial for Charlestown cop killer

The Charlestown man charged with murdering an off-duty correction officer in 2005 will not see a new trial, prosecutors said Friday.The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed Francis Lang’s first-degree murder conviction for stabbing Sgt. Richard Dever to death, according to District Attorney Dan Conley.“...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:13pm

Report: DCF did not follow protocol in Auburn toddler's death, child died of dehydration

Almost two months after the death of a 2-year-old and the hospitalization of a 22-month-old in a DCF foster home in Auburn, the state released a report on the causes of death and injury as a case review on the foster mother.Ava Conway-Coxon and a 22-month-old identified only as Samara suffered a...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:53pm