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Police Commissioner William Evans to retire; William Gross named successor

Newly appointed Boston Police Commissioner William Gross (center) hugged outgoing Police Commissioner William Evans during a press conference at City Hall.

Outgoing Commissioner William Evans’ second-in-command, William Gross, will become the first person of color to lead the 2,200-person Boston police force.

//,metro1229.jpg Boston’s first black police commissioner hopes to be a catalyst for improved community relations

William Gross always wanted to serve in law enforcement, and on Monday, the 33-year BPD veteran was tapped to lead the department.

The New England Revolution’s pitch for a stadium near UMass Boston’s campus ran into neighborhood opposition.

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Soccer stadium in Boston remains elusive goal for Kraft

As search for a site drags on, 16 of the Major League Soccer’s 23 teams have built stadiums in other cities.

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