We begin the new year with a look at crime in Boston for two thousand eighteen. According to the Boston Police, crime was down overall last year, by four percent. That includes a drop in violent crime, with shootings down by more than twenty-one percent.
Meanwhile, police are investigating the first homicide of the new year. A man in his thirties was fatally shot on January first, around three in the morning, on Johnston Road in Dorchester.
A new study's calling for work on infrastructure along the Mattapan-Ashmont trolley line.
The route's currently served by vintage trolleys dating from the nineteen forties.
In a ceremony today, a new term began for state legislators, including three new representatives from Boston. Nika Elugardo will represent parts of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, and Jon Santiago will be the new representative for parts of the South End, Fenway, and Roxbury.
Interview with Laura Maslow-Armand and Lauren Sampson, Lawyers for Civil Rights.