By - 7/1/16 - 12:19 pm

Turns out the author of "O, Canada" lived and died in Boston - although he did at least compose what became the Canadian national anthem while living in Canada in 1880. Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 1:32 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old from Lynn they say threatened at least two people with a loaded gun on Dudley Street before pedaling away on a bike he'd stolen not long before.

According to police: Read more.

By - 6/30/16 - 9:12 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Santander Bank branch at 585 Columbia Rd., at Stoughton, was held up yesterday.

The suspect is described as 5'7" or 5'8" and muscular.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-742-5533. There could be a reward in it for you.

By - 6/28/16 - 8:01 pm

Boston Police report officers who head gunfire and then saw an SUV speed away arrested two people in the vehicle yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 7:42 pm

Chronicle: The show for suburbanites who marvel civilization can be found south of Fenway Park.

Via David Finnerty.

By - 6/28/16 - 4:37 pm

A Dorchester man who admitted he was drunk when he took the life of a teenager waiting to cross the street with his bicycle was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 11:18 am
State Police cruiser in ruins

State Police released photos of the patrol car a trooper was in on I-93 south early Saturday when, police say, another car plowed into it - along with a statement by State Police Col. Richard McKeon: Read more.

By - 6/25/16 - 8:35 am

WHDH reports a crash around 2:45 a.m. on I-93 southbound near South Bay sent six people to the hospital, including a state trooper who was stopped by the side of the road dealing with another crash when a car slammed into his patrol car.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:23 pm

A federal jury this week convicted Jaquan Casanova of tampering with a witness by attempting to kill him, which could net him up to 30 years in prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 11:25 pm

Around 10:45 p.m., BPD officers responded to Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue on a report that some guys on dirt bikes had just smashed a window of a sergeant's personal car.

As officers roamed the area looking for five guys on dirt bikes - several were spotted but not pursued for safety reasons - officers found somebody who'd just been robbed at gunpoint at Dudley and Cottage streets, shortly after 11 p.m. The suspect made off with, among other things, the victim's sneakers.

By - 6/22/16 - 4:38 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Brian McElhinney, 23, on a charge of manslaughter for the April 17 death of Brian Hingston of Quincy behind the Greenhill Bakery on Adams Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 12:19 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of two men on charges they gunned down Raekwon Brown outside Burke High School on June 8 - one of them who was already considered an "armed career criminal" at age 18 five years ago.

Jonathan Aguasvivas, 23, of Roxbury and Benzy Bain, 24, of Mattapan, were arraigned on murder charges in Dorchester Municipal Court. They were ordered held without bail, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Police said more people could be charged.

By - 6/22/16 - 12:15 pm

Boston Police report that drug-unit officers conducting a search at 31 Baird St. found two guns, one loaded, and several rounds of ammunition.

Kyjarri Dookie, 21, of Randolph, was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Innocent, etc.

By - 6/21/16 - 10:36 pm

Around 9:30 on Park Street near Spencer Street, per Crime Hub and Jay.

By - 6/21/16 - 6:10 pm

The Dorchester Reporter scores on talks between UMass Boston, which now owns what's left of the expo center, and the Kraft family, which owns the soccer team.

By - 6/20/16 - 11:10 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a gun as evidence against a man charged with illegal gun possession because the Boston police officers who found the weapon after stopping the car he was in for speeding failed to provide enough evidence the car was going too fast. Read more.

By - 6/19/16 - 11:22 am

Around 12:30 a.m. on Ellington Street at Greenwood, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 6/17/16 - 1:01 pm

Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates, to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city.

The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects. One of the first areas to benefit will be Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain, where the city Public Works Department will spend $100,000 on public art to go along with a planned road upgrade. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:42 am

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers a proposal for a package store that would specialize in beer and wine from the Caribbean, Cape Verde and other "exotic" locales. Read more.