BOSTON (AP) _ The number of homicides in Boston ticked up slightly this year.
The Boston Globe reports that there have been 46 homicides in Boston in 2016, six more than 2015.
Homicides reached a 15-year low in 2015.
The paper reports that though the number of homicides is lower than in many other major cities, police say much of the violence is related to gangs and drugs and that has not changed
New Bedford's five State Representatives sent a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack arguing that a portion of the more than $10 million in recently discovered unspent federal earmarks should be spent on State Pier.