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Marathon Finish Line Hoax Suspect Held on $100K Bail, Sent to Hospital for Evaluation

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson, the Wakefield man accused of walking toward the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night, shouting, with a rice cooker in his backpack, was […]

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Kayvon Edson: Suspect Will Appear in Court After Marathon Finish Line ‘Hoax’

A 25-year-old Wakefield man will appear in Boston Municipal Court to face charges in connection to a hoax that involved carrying a bag with a […]

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Report: BPD Investigation of Civilian Complaints Took More Than a Year

By Edward Mason and Tom Mashberg   A new report by a panel that oversees the Boston Police Department’s handling of civilian complaints against officers […]

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Cops Will Race to the Top of the John Hancock for Charity

It’s a long way to the top of the John Hancock Tower—61 stories, to be precise—but 200 volunteers are willing to make the trek to […]

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The Complaint Jar Runneth Over

Hundreds of citizens are waiting—and waiting—for the Boston Police Department to respond to allegations of wrongdoing. Will they ever get answers?

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Weapons Start Rolling in as City Launches Gun Buyback Program

In less than two hours on Monday, five guns had already been turned in as part of the city’s first gun buyback program in almost […]

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The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Was Slightly Less Rowdy Than Years Past

As far as Irish celebrations go, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was relatively tame compared with that one time when a man was arrested […]

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The Missed Opportunity in Marty Walsh’s Pick for Police Commissioner

I come neither to praise nor to bury William Evans, Mayor Marty Walsh’s choice for Boston Police Commissioner. Evans, from what I know, is a […]

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William Evans Will Become Boston’s New Police Commissioner

To anyone who compared Tom Menino with his successor, Mayor Marty Walsh: Congratulations, you may have been dead on. In an announcement late Tuesday night […]

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Boston Police Won’t Disclose Officer Involved in Summertime Cyclist Crash

It’s been months, and the Boston Police Department still refuses to disclose which of its on-duty officers struck and injured a bicyclist downtown during the […]

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Why Liquor License Laws Aren’t the Only Things That Need To Change

City officials in charge of making sure that bars and restaurants are complying with the state liquor laws are likely scoping out websites where organizers […]

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BPD Officer, ‘Boston’s Finest’ Cast Member, Reportedly Took His Own Life

A Boston Police Officer who made a regular appearance on a show produced by Donnie Wahlberg died last week, after reportedly taking his own life, […]

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Boston Police’s Spokeswoman Helped Ring the Bell for the Twitter IPO

@SirPatrickStew, @VivienneHarr, Fiandaca of @Bostonpolice and @ev look on during the Twitter Inc IPO http://t.co/dUyugGfF7k — Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) November 7, 2013 Boston police spokeswoman […]

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Menino Appoints Superintendent William Evans As Interim Police Commissioner

Mayor Tom Menino announced Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s replacement on Friday as the city’s top cop prepared to step down from his role after […]

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Survey Says: Street Harassment Is a Problem in Boston

In August, hundreds of Boston residents weighed in on what they consider to be street harassment, and if the results of the first-ever survey are […]