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Court Upholds Beatrice Munyenyezi's Prison Sentence

The Rwandan native lied about her involvement in the 1994 genocide.

The Monster Next Door

Beatrice Munyenyezi claimed she was a refugee from the Rwandan genocide. Federal agent Brian Andersen suspected she was someone far more sinister.

Inside the Mind of a Killer

On the night of the Boston Marathon attacks, Tamerlan Tsarnaev watched his handiwork on television—and laughed.

Into the Fire

One veteran Boston firefighter said the blaze that claimed the lives of two brave men was the worst he’d seen in 30 years. But will investigators bring charges?

McPhee: They Brought It on Themselves

When Local 718 leadership dug its heels in during contract negotiations for its firefighters, and union head Ed Kelly started taunting the mayor in the press, they essentially “kicked the bag,” police parlance for inviting a shitstorm, with their steadfast…

State Police Investigate Hingham Cop

State Police are reviewing 911 tapes made by the 17-year-old son of a veteran Hingham Police commander who accused his father of threatening him at gunpoint after an argument this month – a story we first reported here. Last night…

Hingham Cop Suspended, Investigated by DSS

A veteran Hingham Police Lieutenant has been suspended and is being investigated by the Department of Social Services after his 17-year-old son called 911 saying that his father pointed a loaded gun at him during an argument, Boston has learned….

Strange Days in Hub Politics

“All politics is local,” the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil famously declared, and that sentiment was certainly in play outside the funeral of Boston Fire Lt. Bob Kilduff Tuesday morning. Kilduff, a jake who served this city for…

Che Sosa Strikes Again

Remember Che Sosa — the rapist who stabbed his own attorney with a plastic prison shank last year, and then asked the 60-year-old lawyer if he was “still breathing” as the bleeding man crumpled to the floor? Well, he’s back….

Badge Heist at BPD

There are plenty of jokes among the Boston cops about dummies with badges. But today all the talk was about dummies without badges, after a Lexington man was busted for trying to sell two BPD shields lifted from mannequins set…