Thursday, April 18, 2013
Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the fund organized by Boston's Fire, Police, EMS organizations.
The Boston First Responders Fund has been established by our city's first responders to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. "(The Boston Marathon) was a sad day for the city of Boston, our state and our nation,” said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, via press release. “(Patriots' Day) we cared for the victims and today we want to take care of them moving forward. To the families of the victims of (Monday's) tragedy, we can never bring your loved ones back or take away the injuries you sustained from this attack. This fund is one way to hopefully provide comfort in your time of need.” Richie Paris, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, said 100 percent of donations will go …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Reports and updates on the reported explosions on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Reports and pictures from the reported explosions at the Boston Marathon today are coming in via Twitter and Facebook. Reload this article as Patch pulls together more reports from social media.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Will you be watching Donnie Wahlberg's new unscripted cops drama?
TNT's new reality show, "Boston's Finest," premieres today at 9 p.m. The unscripted show, which is executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department, promising "an up-close and very personal look at what it takes to protect and serve one of America's greatest and most distinctive cities," according to the show's website. "Unlike many unscripted series about law enforcement, 'Boston's Finest' will follow the fearless actions of the entire Boston Police Department, including beat officers, detectives, SWAT, fugitive and special task forces, as well as members of the highly decorated Gang Unit," the TNT show description states. Some of the promotional shots from the show were filmed in …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Boston Police Foundation donated $83K to purchase iPhones and iPads for police officers in the field.
Boston Police are getting more iPhones and iPads for personnel to use in the field to track stolen devices, real-time translation services, as well as other common field operations. The Boston Police Foundation donated $83,619 to the city for the purchase of "additional iPads and iPhones." "The devices will be deployed to officers and will allow for the performance of warrant checks while in the field. Officers will also have the ability to do relevant Internet searches and utilize applications for real-time translation, mapping, and tracking stolen devices, among other tasks," wrote Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in accepting the donation. The Boston Police Foundation is a non-profit formed in 1993 "with the specific mission of advancing …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Boston Police Department has removed more than 500 different types of illegal guns— including high-power, high-capacity guns like those used in the Newtown, CT shooting— from the streets of Boston.
The Boston Police Department announced on Wednesday that to date in 2012, police have confiscated more than 500 illegal guns from the streets of Boston. Boston Police have also seized several of the deadly, high powered weapons and high capacity magazines used in the tragic mass shootings in Tucson, AZ, Aurora, CO and, most recently, in Newtown, CT. Those include four Bushmaster rifles, eight Glock handguns, three Sig Sauer handguns and seven AK variant-type rifles. Police seized a small stockpile of weapons just days ago. On Saturday, Dec. 15, a search of an East Boston residence resulted in seizure of one shotgun, two rifles and three semi-automatic pistols. An Oct. 4 search of a Roslindale home also resulted in the seizure of seven …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment. No clear description of suspects.
UPDATE, Sunday, 10:06 a.m.— Police say two people were stabbed in a 1:30 a.m. incident at 74 Beacon St. The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, said Boston Police Officer Jamie Kenneally. ~~~~~ Scanner reports from early Sunday morning indicate two people were shot and one person stabbed at Beacon and Charles. Twitter user @NEFirebuff reports the two shooting victims were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, respectively. Please note that scanner information can be incomplete or wrong. Patch will update this story as soon as we can with confirmed information from Boston Police.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The City of Boston is paying Simon Glik $170,000 to settle a civil lawsuit resulting from his arrest on Boston Common in 2007 for filming police officers. What's your take?
Recent law school graduate Simon Glik was walking across Boston Common in 2007 when he saw Boston police officers forcefully arresting a man. He pulled out his cell phone to videotape the incident, (part of which is viewable in the Youtube video connected to this article) and shortly afterwards found himself in handcuffs, arrested for felony illegal wiretapping and disturbing the peace. He fought the criminal charges and they were dismissed four months later, according to the ACLU, but he then filed a civil rights suit with the city. Per the ACLU, the suit argued that the City of Boston "is responsible for not adequately training, supervising, and disciplining officers who arrest people under the wiretap statute for openly recording the …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The online group "Anonymous" claimed responsibility for hijacking the site BPDnews.com, which provides information about the police and crimes.
UPDATE: As of 6:00 p.m. Friday, the URL BPDnews.com is routing to the Boston Police Facebook page. ~~~~~ The online protest group "Anonymous" is claiming responsibility for hacking the website of the Boston Police Department. BPDnews.com provides information about the police and news about crimes in Boston neighborhoods. The hackers say in a message on the hacked site "ANONYMOUS HACKS POLICE WEBSITE IN RETALIATION FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AT OWS." The hackers put a video of KRS-One's "Sound of Da Police" on the BPDnews.com homepage. The song compares police officers to plantation overseers during slavery. Here is a link to the Google cache of the site as it looked during the attack. (Hat tip to Universal Hub's Twitter feed for that live link…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Suspects fled toward Beacon Hill, where they were arrested.
The following is a press release from the Boston Police Department: [Monday] afternoon around 3:26PM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to the Boston Common for a robbery in progress. On arrival, officers met and spoke to the victim who had some injuries to her face. She reported that she was sitting on a bench in the park and had just handed some money to a friend. As her friend left the area, three women suspects walked up to her and attempted to grab her purse. The victim reported that she resisted the suspects’ attack at which point the suspects assaulted her by punching and kicking her. They then fled the area running towards Beacon Street. Officers received description of the three suspects and broadcast those …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
21st Amendment in the movies; cheap eats in town; old police photos; answers on the BPD website; and a cool, rainy day.
1. A Beacon Hill restaurant will be featured in the new movie "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris and Martin Freeman (from the British show "The Office." The actors recently shot a scene in the 21st Amendment. Owner Peter McCarthy's father, James McCarthy, a Beacon Hill lawyer and author of Fatal Flaws, was an extra in the scene as were two of the 21st's servers, Valerie van Gerven and Rebecca Shirazzi. The movie opens Sept. 30. 2. Chow down without breaking the bank: Boston.com has put together a rather smashing list of great cheap eats around the metro area. Hit the link, pick your place and see if their list stacks up to your own posse of cheap eateries in Bean Town. 3. The Boston Police Department has posted some fascinating …