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MBTA To Hold Chemical Release Emergency Response Drill

The MBTA is sharpening its skills when it comes to responding to a chemical release in a subway station.

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The scene of one of the shootings on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester (Photo credit Paul Burton/WBZ-TV)

Boston Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 4 Injured

Boston police said the shootings happened in the span of one hour early Saturday morning.


Boston Police officers place man in back of cruiser (WBZ-TV)

Boston Community Leaders React To Video Of Officer With Hands On Man’s Neck

Most of those who attended a meeting on Wednesday said that the officer’s actions should be considered choking.


College Bound Dorchester graduates (WBZ-TV)

Young Adults From Dorchester Beat The Odds, Celebrate Graduation

The group, called College Bound Dorchester, is in its third year of assisting some of the city’s most at-risk students.


Boston Police officers place man in back of cruiser (WBZ-TV)

Boston Police Commissioner Defends Officer Who Put Hands Around Man’s Neck

Boston Police say they are investigating a video, posted online, which shows an officer putting his hands around a suspect’s neck.


James Stumbo and Kevin Norton in court on August 24, 2015. (WBZ)

‘Potential Tragedy’ Averted At Pokemon World Championships, Boston Police Say

Two men from Iowa accused of threatening gun violence at the Pokemon World Championships in Boston were held without bail Monday.


Weapons seized by detectives. (Photo credit Boston police)

Pokemon World Championships Threatened, Boston Police Arrest 2

Boston police have arrested two men and seized weapons over violent social media threats directed at attendees of the Pokemon World Championships.


Viggo, the new Boston Police K-9. (Doug Cope/WBZ)

Boston Police Department Reveals Name For New K-9 Puppy

The name was revealed by the department’s K-9 trainer and members of the Jr. Police Academy.



Boston Relaunches Gun Buyback Program

The city of Boston has relaunched its gun buyback program following a recent spate of gun violence and revelations that just one firearm had been turned in this year.


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans met with Boston residents in an effort to curtail recent violence. (WBZ-TV)

Walsh, Evans Continue Efforts To Stop Recent Boston Violence

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Bill Evans showed Wednesday night that getting into the neighborhoods is one part of the solution to stopping the recent increase in violence.