iOS app Android app

Boston Crime

COPS: Man Who Took Dead Woman's Cell Phone Surrenders

AP | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Police say a man who walked off with a woman's cellphone after she was struck and killed by a train has turned himself in. Transit po...

Mobster Admits To Lying Under Oath

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.24.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — A real estate developer on Thursday described a harrowing encounter with James "Whitey" Bulger, recounting how the reputed gangster sho...

Michael McLaughlin

'Whitey' Bulger Prosecution Wants Jurors 'Afraid Of Their Own Shadow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Crime

The courtroom battle over James "Whitey" Bulger's fate has begun even before the first witness is called and before lawyers present opening statements...

Irish Nanny Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Baby

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

WOBURN, Mass. — An Irish nanny accused of killing a baby who died of what prosecutors say was "abusive head trauma" while in her care pleaded no...

Man Gets Meth-Stuffed Teddy Bear In Valentine's Package: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.12.2013 | Weird News

A teddy bear is a thoughtful gift for Valentine's Day -- unless it gets you arrested on drug charges. That's what authorities say happened to Lawre...

Bronx Murder Rate Lower Than Major Cities

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

The Bronx closed out 2012 with some good news on the crime front, as the borough saw a 23 percent decline in its murder rate over the course of the pa...

Mobster Seeks Trial Delay Due To Wealth Of Evidence

AP | Posted 10.29.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Lawyers for Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a judge Friday to delay his trial by eight months. Bulger, the former leader of the ...

Feds Accuse Whitey Bulger's Lawyer Of Questioning Witness Credibility Before Trial

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Prosecutors have accused a lawyer for Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger of trying to "color the facts" and influence potential jurors in ...

SHOCKER: Reputed Mob Boss Whitey Bulger To Testify In Own Defense

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.06.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — Former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger will take the stand in his own defense when he goes on trial next year on charges that he p...

WATCH: Grandma With Mangoes vs. THIEVES

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.25.2012 | Crime

Manuel Nogueira owes his mother-in-law, Otilia Martins, an extra special Mother's Day gift next year for the way she defended his market from two robb...

Woman Collars Alleged Trolley Flasher, Drags Him To Authorities

Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime

End of the line. A 24-year-old Boston woman collared and detained a male trolley rider after he allegedly dropped his shorts and exposed himself on...

Dunkin' Donuts Bandits Allegedly Robbed More Than 20 Shops

Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime

For a while, Peter and Wayne Wallace were runnin' on Dunkin'. That was until early Sunday morning, when police in Massachusetts arrested the brothe...

'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend Granted Delay In Conspiracy Trial

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

BOSTON -- A federal judge has granted a request from the longtime girlfriend of former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to delay the start of h...

Boston's Criminal Underworld: 'The Friends Of Eddie Coyle' Gets Lavish Praise

The New Yorker | Posted by Ian Crouch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When an overlooked novel gets a sudden spate of attention, its admirers get in line to lavish praise. And so it is with Picador's fortieth-anniversary...