By - 5/13/15 - 1:51 pm

Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon

Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.

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By - 1/8/15 - 9:16 am

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By - 12/22/14 - 7:53 pm


It's so easy to point fingers
Play the blame game

He died, she died
Shot dead


Kill some cops
Shoot for the head
Remember your name
Gain some fame

It's easy to find a target
to hate

Easy to use race to bait

Blame the President,
Governors, Mayors
The Police

Agree Disagree
He said She said

Our country is at war
Us - Them mind set

No Peace

Yell, scream, rant, rave,
Comment, post, write, boast

Inciting riot? Inciting calm?
Call for healing or harm?

By - 11/5/14 - 11:41 am


Shots fired, shotspotter on, 911, what's goin on?
Tires squeal, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go out. Now I hear a young man shout
"He shot my brother! I'll find him quick!"...The anger in his face, makes me sick.

By - 11/5/14 - 11:38 am

Too many guns
bullets flying

Shots fired
dying and crying

So many afraid to walk the streets
prisoners in their own homes

Too many guns
in the wrong hands

Neighborhoods and schools turned into
battle lands

What do we do?
What do we say?

Where is hope for
just one day?

Just one day
without bad news

Just one day
with no one dying

Just one day
with no one crying
over a body
lifeless and still

Death by gunfire
such a bitter pill

Too many guns....

By - 11/4/14 - 6:24 pm


Why this problem in Massachusetts burdens my soul!

By - 8/22/14 - 4:37 pm

With the rising rents in South Boston, I'm thinking about moving to Dorchester. I realize that Dorchester is very big and that some parts are safe while other parts are less safe. What is the crime situation in Fields Corner, particularly around Geneva Street between Park Street and Bowdoin Street? I'm thinking about renting an apartment on Westville Street near Up Academy (John Marshall Elementary School). I've heard mixed things. Would it be safe to walk from the Fields Corner T station to the elementary school at night?

By - 8/17/14 - 6:23 pm

I was one of three people who had their cars broken into on Friday afternoon at Quincy Adams T station garage. Golf clubs were stolen out of my trunk and my window was smashed. One of the other unlucky souls mentioned a laptop being stolen and both of the other victims had much more extensive window damage. Oh, they also keyed the side of my car just for kicks.

Being that this is the second incident in the past six months, I vote that we up the security in the garage please.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.

George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.

By - 3/7/11 - 10:24 am

A convicted sex offender was sentenced to ten years in federal prison on a child-pornography charge last week, after admitting ownership of the files an FBI agent found on his computer via a file-sharing network.

William F. Murphy, a resident of Boston's only trailer park, initially told investigators he was only doing research to determine whether his girlfriend, with whom he was living, had been forced as a child to engage in sexual acts by a child-porn ring he wanted to expose, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent who investigated his case. He claimed he had tried to present the evidence to Boston Police, but that they had turned him away because of his status as a sex offender - he was convicted in 1988 of raping his 9-year-old stepdaughter.

By - 1/26/11 - 9:21 pm

Natick Police report a grab-and-run robbery at the Natick Collection on Monday.

At around 7 p.m., police say, two men entered the Gucci store there and began to collect purses before quickly running out. Police say they got away with only nine purses, but they were worth a total of $9,500.

Recent months have seen a spate of similar robberies at high-end stores apparel and accessories stores in the Back Bay.

By - 11/7/10 - 12:22 am

Boston Police report a limo driver who'd just pulled up to Blessed Mother Teresa Church Saturday afternoon with members of a bridal party in back was punched and pushed out of the vehicle by a guy who had apparently just broken into a nearby house:

By - 10/15/10 - 11:51 am

Widely regarded as the greatest Boston crime novel ever written, a staged reading of a new theatrical adaptation of George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle will be performed at The Burren, Somerville, on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.

By - 4/12/10 - 11:34 am

Other crime hot spots in Boston get more attention, but since 2005, there have been 12 murders in an area along the Hyde Park/Mattapan line, in an area bounded roughly by Cummins Highway, Wood Avenue and River Street. Two of the victims, both gunned down on Cummins Highway, were just 14.

By - 9/10/09 - 10:47 am

In the early 90s Boston witnessed a period of 18 months where no one under 17 was murdered. This joint effort between police, clergy, youth, and many others gained national recognition as the Boston Miracle. One controversial part of this success was the lengthy incarceration sentences received by many young people.

By - 8/30/09 - 4:47 pm

Darrin Howell from Chuck Turner's office released a 20 Year study of Homicides in Boston. The study found that in over half of the murders in the last 10 years there were no arrests.

By - 3/1/09 - 10:07 am

A man was shot around 9:30 p.m., Friday on Devon Street, from a silver car, the Globe reports.

By - 2/14/09 - 1:48 am

Every since Michael "Fratboy" Graham got his first fake ID, he's has trouble remembering his birth date. (h/t Swrlygrrl)

It's usually not a problem but "Fratboy" recently got pinched by Framingham Police for [float=right]IMAGE([/float] a "minor" moving violation according to Graham and here's where the story starts to get murky. Graham claims,

By - 11/5/08 - 10:28 am

Here’s the Clark/Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter whomever update in a nutshell:

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By - 6/17/08 - 10:49 am

Response to
Roxbury or the South End, somebody's still dead