In the Dot Reporter this week
Something that got lost amid the sharp words that BPD Commissioner Edward Davis had for Councillor At-Large and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty was this:
Years after the Reporter first called for its implementation- and hours after a mayoral candidate called for stepping up the use of the Internet in the war on crime-the Boston Police Department has finally partnered with a national web site to provide timely, map-based information about crime incidents. The Boston Globe on Wednesday reported that Commissioner Edward Davis told the newspaper that a web site with information on Boston crime incidents would go live this week. The Globe said that aides to Davis said that the plan for the web site had been in the works since last year. On Wednesday, Boston Police spokesperson Elaine Driscoll told the Reporter that the national website- crimereports.com- was already live with the Boston data. Driscoll said that the new system "will be rolled out in community meetings which begin next week."
We also wrote up a bit of housekeeping: the list of the 15 candidates running for the four At-Large council.
And also: Carlos Henriquez is shying away from making a campaign issue out the federal corruption charges levied against District 7 Councilor Chuck Turner. Turner, on the other hand, isnâ€™t.