Boston and MBTA Police are stepping up patrols this week and warning the public after a flurry of street robberies targeting women that may be the work of a single, armed bandit. The incidents have all targeted women who were walking home from Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.
“We’re concerned about it,” said Captain Richard Sexton, commander of the Area C-11 police district. “It seems like it’s one person right now. We’ve had a few others on the district recently, but there’s definitely a pattern going here along the Red Line.” Read more
Nov. 23, 2012
The Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets organization is "in transition" following the abrupt departure of its executive director, Sandra Kennedy, who was terminated "for cause" by the group's board of directors last month. Weeks after Kennedy's dismissal, a representative of the Main Streets' board filed a police report alleging that a former employee had misappropriated funds from the group.
Kennedy, who had led the organization for six years, was fired on Oct. 17, according to the Department of Neighborhood Development, which works with the Main Streets groups. Read more
ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
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• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
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Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (www.cityofboston.gov).
So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:
The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.
Girl Scout registration will be held every Saturday at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 from 9 to 9:30. We have openings for girls from K2 to grade 6. We meet every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. There has been an ongoing Girl Scout program at First Parish since 1979. Please contact Susan Brackett, firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-533-8651 for more information.
Oct. 6, 2012
The three-family home at 9 Inwood St. appeared to reflect on the outside the alleged drug activity that was going on inside.
The bank-owned house’s roof needed work. The porch was in disrepair. A shopping cart was parked on the property, and below the damaged siding, weeds were in abundance.
Next door, a grassy lot was filled with tires, paint cans, and shards of glass.
A year ago, the city’s Inspectional Services Department moved to condemn the alleged crack house, which also functioned as an illegal rooming house. Read more
Family and friends of 16 year-old Jaivon Blake, who was shot to death on Geneva Ave. last September, will hold a candlelight vigil in his memory on the anniversary of his death— Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7-10 p.m. Shameka Blake, Javon’s cousin, said that the family hopes the event will be a reminder of the good things about Javon, a teen who loved basketball and the rapper Meek Mill. Read more
Jun. 22, 2012
Two Dorchester men were convicted yesterday for the brutal shooting of 14 year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis in May 2010. Joshua Fernandes, 19, and Crisostomo Lopes, 23, were both found guilty of first-degree murder by a Suffolk Superior Court jury after just four hours of deliberation.
Lopes and Fernandes will be sentenced today. Their conviction carries a mandatory life sentence without parole. Read more