Event Notices

April 3rd Public Safety Meeting Cancelled

At the request of (incoming) Sgt. Chin, the April 2014 North End Public Safety Meeting scheduled for this Thursday 4/3/14 has been cancelled. Per a previous post on this site, we welcome you to join us in congratulating and wishing Lieutenant Tom Lema the best of luck in his new position: Thursday, April 3rd @ 5:00pm Read More…

People Police & Fire

Sgt. Tom Lema Leaving District A-1 for Lieutenant Position in Boston Police Department

In the following letter to the community, Sgt. Tom Lema announces that he will be leaving District A-1 as Community Service Supervisor to accept a promotion to Lieutenant within the Boston Police Department. Sergeant James Chin will be his replacement. For almost eighteen years, I have been the community service supervisor for District A-1 and Read More…

Police & Fire

Boston Police Reshuffling Brings New Captain, Kenneth Fong, to Downtown District A-1

District A-1 has its fourth Police Captain in the last two years. Kenneth Fong, previously a BPD Superintendent, has been re-assigned to Captain of District A-1 in a department reshuffling that, according to an announcement by Mayor Marty Walsh and BPD Commissioner William Evans, “underscores our commitment to a police department that represents and reflects Read More…

Police & Fire

New District A-1 Police Captain, James Hasson, Announced at North End Public Safety Meeting [Video]

Video: North End Public Safety Meeting, October 3, 2013 at the Nazzaro Center, North End, Boston Boston Police Captain James Hasson has been assigned to BPD District A-1 (North End / Waterfront, Charlestown, Chinatown, Beacon Hill and Downtown Boston) replacing Captain Thomas Lee who recently resigned to take the Chief of Police position in Portsmouth, Read More…

Police & Fire

Police Captain Thomas Lee of District A-1 Leaves Boston for Portsmouth, Rhode Island Chief Job

Commissioner Ed Davis isn’t the only one leaving the Boston Police. After 32 years on the force, BPD District A-1 Captain Thomas F. Lee accepted a job as the new police chief in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The Newport Daily News and Portsouth Patch reported Lee was unanimously voted in by the Portsmouth Town Council on Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Boston Police District A-1 Speak to Residents’ Association on Quality of Life and Licensing Issues

Boston Police District A-1 Captain Thomas Lee and Sergeant Thomas Lema spoke to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) regarding enforcement of the recently passed Nuisance Control Ordinance and how they are dealing with neighborhood quality of life issues. Much of the discussion centered around late night noise, loud parties, alcohol license closing Read More…

Photos & Videos Police & Fire

Crime Reports Reviewed at December 2012 North End Public Safety Meeting [Video]

Video: Boston Police, District A-1, Sgt. Thomas Lema and Officer Teddy Boyle hosted this month’s North End Public Safety Meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2012. 00:00 Update on sexual assault case and arrest in Beacon Hill 01:20 Robberies of mobile phones on the rise and prevention tips 05:20 Crime statistics review for the last 30 Read More…

People Police & Fire

Saying Thank You to Bernie O’Rourke, Longtime Captain of BPD District A-1

Community members from the North End and throughout Downtown Boston came out to recognize and thank Bernie O’Rourke this week, longtime Captain serving 18 years at Boston Police District A-1 and recently promoted to Deputy Superintendent. Captain Tom Lee will take over the role at District A-1 as O’Rourke moves to BPD Headquarters. State Rep. Read More…

People Police & Fire

Bernard O’Rourke Promoted to Police Headquarters; Replaced by Captain Thomas Lee in District A-1

Bernard O’Rourke, longtime Boston Police Captain of District A-1 including the North End, has been promoted to BPD headquarters as Assistant Chief to Superintendent William Evans, in charge of all 2,400 uniformed officers throughout all 11 city districts. Bernie O’Rourke has about 35 years with the Boston Police, 18 years in District A-1 and 13 Read More…

Community Police & Fire Schools

Boston Police Show Their Cool at the Nazzaro Center

By Carl Ameno, Director of the North End Nazzaro Community Center The Boston Police District A-1, Community Service Office, represented by Sergeant Tom Lema and Officer Dave Saddler, gave the children and parents of the Nazzaro Center a real frosty reception on a recent summer afternoon by showing up with an ice cream truck and Read More…