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MBTA installs 50 cameras at JFK/UMass station to combat crime

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The MBTA has finished installing more than 50 new security cameras at JFK/UMass Station months ahead of schedule, following concern in the surrounding Dorchester neighborhood over a flurry of recent crimes. The cameras, funded by a Department of Homeland Security grant, will capture action inside the station and in the surrounding parking lots, Transit Police Superintendent Joseph O’Connor said. The project began in November, when community members asked the MBTA to increase security around the station, following a string of nearby robberies and a daytime sexual assault in one of the station’s parking lots.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.
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