Crime


Harvard Grad Students Charged Following Confrontation at October Pro-Palestine Protest

Two Harvard graduate students are facing criminal charges and up to 200 days in jail following their involvement in a confrontation with an Israeli student at a Pro-Palestine protest at the Harvard Business School in October.


Boston Police Say Crime Has Fallen, Pledge Transparency at Allston-Brighton Meeting

The Boston Police Department told Allston-Brighton residents that crime across the neighborhood fell significantly this year at a Tuesday meeting, despite upticks in mental health-related 911 calls and longer-running burglary issues in the area.


CPS Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 2 Minors

Jorge A. Bonilla, a teacher at Cambridge’s immersion K-8 Amigos School, pleaded not guilty to nine charges of sexual assault in Middlesex Superior Court on Monday after being indicted by a grand jury in February.


Cambridge Police-Alternative Team Hosts First Information Session

Cambridge’s Community Assistance Response and Engagement team discussed near-future plans for responding to 911 calls and answered resident questions at their first public information session on Tuesday.


U.S. Justice Dept. Charges Harvard Kennedy School Fellow with Arms Trafficking

Harvard Kennedy School fellow Peter B. Ajak was charged with conspiring to illegally export “millions of dollars’ worth” of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.


Families Appeal Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Harvard for Cadaver Mishandling

Families affected by the mishandling of remains at Harvard Medical School appealed a judge’s decision to dismiss their class action lawsuit against Harvard alleging the University was negligent in oversight of its anatomical gift program.


HBS Alum Used Alumni Network to Scam Classmates Out of Millions, New York AG Says

Harvard Business School alum Vladimir Artamonov was accused of defrauding investors — whom he found primarily through the HBS alumni network — by New York Attorney General Letitia A. James in a February 23 filing.


Harvard Adams Residents Express Monthslong Frustration With Security After Theft

Adams House residents blamed lax security for the theft of more than $8,000 worth of possessions from a Randolph Hall dorm on Saturday night, pointing to unaddressed reports about a malfunctioning gate that has remained unremedied since the renovated building opened in July.


Residents at Harvard-Owned Apartment Complex Resort to ‘Self-Policing’ Amid Increased Theft

Residents at Peabody Terrace — a Harvard-owned apartment complex — alleged Harvard University police have not done enough to address a pattern of property theft in the area, leading residents to find alternative solutions to secure their packages.


Cambridge Unarmed Emergency Response Team to Launch in March

The Cambridge Safety Department’s unarmed emergency response team will launch in March after months of training, the director of the department Liz M. Speakman said at a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening.


Hearings for Suspected Customers of Cambridge Brothel Will Be Public

Hearings on whether there is probable cause to criminally charge alleged customers of a high-end brothel — including professors and elected officials — must be held in public, the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County ruled Friday.


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