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  1. Walsh, Evans: City needs more cameras in high-crime areasRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Police Commissioner William B. Evans told residents of the Dorchester neighborhood where a 7-year-old boy was shot and wounded Sunday they want more cameras mounted in crime-ridden areas and want to give businesses city funds to install them. "We're looking to tie into private businesses like we have in the Back Bay," Evans said last night inside a gymnasium attached to St. Peter's Parish.

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  2. Rev. Mark V. Scott: Community must step up if our black lives matterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Boston Herald

    On a beautiful Sunday afternoon over Memorial Day weekend, a 7-year-old child was shot while riding his bike on Bowdoin Street. On the following Tuesday afternoon someone shot into a passing car just around the corner from where the child was injured.

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  3. Cops seek suspect in second daylight shooting in two daysRead the original story

    Wednesday | Boston Herald

    Police have recovered a gun and are searching for a suspect in a shooting that injured a man sitting in a car Tuesday afternoon - the second daylight shooting this week in Dorchester. A 25-year-old man was shot while sitting in his brother's black sedan at 1:33 p.m. on Tuesday, according to police.

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  4. Mother: Witnesses have to step upRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | Boston Herald

    A distraught mom who had to assure her 7-year-old son he wasn't going to die - after a stray bullet struck him in his buttocks while he was riding his bike in Dorchester on Sunday - says it's time for witnesses to step up and help police identify the perpetrator. Police described the suspect yesterday as a 14- to 18-year-old heavyset black male about 5 feet, 8 inches tall who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, white shorts and white sneakers.

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  5. Shootings mar holiday weekendRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | Boston Herald

    A Boston Police officer stands guard by a vehicle with a hole in the window at the corner of Radcliffe and Carmen Streets in Dorchester, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Staff photo by Angela Rowlings.

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  6. BPD: 7-year-old boy, 20-year-old man shot in DorchesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Boston Herald

    A seven-year-old boy was one of the victims in a double shooting occurred on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester this afternoon, police said. A 20-year-old man was also shot and taken to Boston Medical Center, McGuire said.

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  7. Jury to visit park where Amy Lord's body foundRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Boston Herald

    The jury in the trial of accused predator Edward Alemany will spend today visiting crime scenes central to the 2013 carjacking and murder of Amy Lord of South Boston - including the woodland park where her body was dumped.

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  8. Suspect: - I'm a criminal justice major, you ain't gonna do (expletive!)'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Boston Herald

    A mob of about 100 people - including reputed gang members - caught up in a Theater District melee early yesterday morning switched on their cell phone cameras and rolled film while cheering for a Cambridge man who raised his hands in the air and taunted a Boston detective, "You gonna shoot me!" according to an official report on the investigation. The suspect, identified by Det.

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  9. Police seek videos from street meleeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Boston Herald

    Prosecutors are asking the public to turn over videos of a melee involving reputed gang members outside a Theatre District club early Sunday morning that resulted in 10 arrests, as videos purporting to show the brawl's aftermath surfaced on social a media websites yesterday. "Video evidence is extremelya valuable not only to bring a charges against the correct individuals, but to exonerate the a innocent," said Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

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  10. Juvenile held in gruesome cat attackRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | Boston Herald

    A Dorchester man who says he looked out his window Monday and spotted a teenage boy hacking a stray cat to death with a machete behind an abandoned home on Mount Everett Street said he was stunned by what he witnessed. "It was very disturbing," said Evins Justin of Dorchester, who immediately called the cops.

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  11. Anti-crime activists launch sit-in at Boston's City Hall: Watch the VideoRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | Boston Herald

    Two women from the Boston group Women Survivors of Homicide Movement have begun what they call an "Occupy" style sit-in outside Mayor Martin J. Walsh's office, saying they plan to stay put and rotate out other women until they get a concrete plan from the city on how it will address unsolved homicides. Mary Franklin, 55, and Norma Hylton, 74 - who respectively have lost a husband and a son to unsolved homicides - set up on the fifth floor of City Hall shortly after 11 a.m. this morning.

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  12. Much hoopla for DA's tournamentRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Boston Herald

    More than 100 young people came together to play basketball and learn some life lessons in Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's seventh annual Basketball for Peace Tournament at UMass Boston's Clark Athletic Center in Dorchester yesterday. The youths, ranging in age from 12 through 15, heard from former Boston Celtics power forward Leon Powe, now a team consultant, and other guest captains.

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  13. DA: Witness intimidation strikes - at the heart of justice'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Witness intimidation is a growing problem for prosecutors seeking to build cases against the city's most dangerous criminals, said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, who has made it a priority as he deals with diminished witness protection resources. "For me, they strike at the very heart of the criminal justice system," Conley said about criminals who threaten witnesses.

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  14. DA: Intimidation strikes 'at the heart of justice'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Witness intimidation is a growing problem for prosecutors seeking to build cases against the city's most dangerous criminals, said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, who has made it a priority as he deals with diminished witness protection resources. "For me, they strike at the very heart of the criminal justice system," Conley said about criminals who threaten witnesses.

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  15. A basket for every bunnyRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2015 | Boston Herald

    The Easter Bunny has been busy. From local beers and Italian candies to toy cars and chocolate-covered Oreos, there's a basket for every taste and budget this holiday.

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  16. Dorchester man indicted in bystander killingRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2015 | Boston Herald

    A Dorchester man pulled a gun on a rival and set off a tragic chain of events that ended with the death of an innocent 26-year-old Brighton woman during the city's J'ouvert parade last summer, according to a grand jury who indicted the 22-year-old on a first-degree murder charge, officials said. Wesson Colas, 22, of Dorchester, was indicted Friday for allegedly pulling a gun on "members of a rival group" shortly before Keith Williams, 18, allegedly fired at him, missing him and hitting two innocent bystanders: Dawnn Jaffier, who was killed, and a surviving 20-year-old victim, Suffolk District Attorney's Office spokesman Jake Wark said.

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  17. New life proposed for vacant Dorchester siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Boston Herald

    A Boston developer hopes to breathe new life into a vacant patch of Dorchester land with a new mixed-use residential and retail project. "I think this is a game-changer in my neighborhood," said Catherine O'Neill, a real estate consultant and Savin Hill resident hired by Atlas Investment Group to handle the project's community and government relations.

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  18. Arrests in slaying bring bitter solaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Boston Herald

    The arrest of three men in what authorities say was an utterly random, mistaken-identity murder of a Charlestown teen has given some small, bitter solace in the wake of the horrifying crime, a family friend of 17-year-old murder victim Ryan Morrissey told the Herald. Julio Baez, 24, and Alexander Soto, 16, both of Charlestown, and Danielo Soto, 21, of Dorchester each face charges of murder and armed assault with intent to murder for Morrissey's Nov. 5 killing.

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  19. Bridge work a a huge tax biteRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Long after the snow melts, commuter rail passengers and subway straphangers will still face widespread slowdowns and delays as the MBTA grapples with nearly 50 crumbling bridges that will cost a staggering $800 million to fix, a Herald review found. The beleaguered transit agency has classified 48 bridges that carry commuter train and subway passengers as "structurally deficient," the review found.

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  20. Just In: Mayor Walsh: "This is historic."Read the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | Boston Herald

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh pleaded for calm this morning from a city that has been mentally and economically crushed by 7 feet of snow in three weeks - and, he fears, there's more to come. "I ask everyone to stay calm and remain cautious and focused on safety.

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