Jul. 11, 2012
Neighborhood Network News on BNN-TV aired this report tonight about a press conference held by Katherine Gonzalves, the 23 year-old woman who alleged that Rep. Carlos Henriquez assaulted her and held her against her will during a car ride early on Sunday morning.
Her full statement is available here.
Meetinghouse Hill resident Nanci Conklin Lawton is considering a run against embattled state Rep. Carlos Henriquez.
The Democrat has worked at the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development for the last 13 years. She has also worked as a State House aide and served as a past president of Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association.
“It’s not the time to have a legislator have a mug shot,” Conklin Lawton said. Read more
The statement, released through an email from a Democratic campaign consultant is available below in its entirety. Read more
For state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, what happens in the next day or so will determine his political future. Much of it will depend on what he says, and more importantly, what his colleagues and local activists do in response to his arrest. Read more
A pair of men arrested in Roxbury Sunday morning are charged with five armed robberies from Dorchester to Hyde Park that left two Dorchester residents in the hospital with gunshot wounds. Read more
Jul. 8, 2012
(UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 10:05 p.m.)— State Rep. Carlos Henriquez entered a plea of not guilty on Monday afternoon in a Roxbury courtroom on charges that he assaulted a young woman and held her against her will in the vehicle. Judge Kenneth Fiandaca ordered Henriquez to appear back in court on Sept. 27. The Fifth Suffolk lawmaker was also told to stay away from certain addresses in Somerville and Arlington, which are associated with the alleged victim.
The Democrat, who represents parts of Dorchester and Roxbury, was arrested early Sunday morning on domestic assault and kidnapping charges, according to the Boston Police Department. In a 364-word statement released on Monday night, he called the allegations "completely untrue." Read more
Jul. 5, 2012
State Rep. Marty Walsh had pushed for the funding of $3.5 million for Dorchester sidewalks in transportation legislation that was on the move on Beacon Hill, but the version of the bill that reached Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk last week did not include the money, and the matter of the sidewalk repairs remains under discussion.
The proposed replacement of sidewalks would start at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Granite Avenue and end at 100 Morrissey Boulevard, at UMass Boston. The deteriorated condition of the sidewalks has prompted frequent complaints from neighborhood activists. Read more
On June 9, the CSO office had our annual Bike Safety Rodeo in the parking lot of the McKeon Post. The weather was perfect, my cooking didn’t kill anybody, and 100 kids/parents enjoyed themselves. We also gave out 40 bike helmets and three brand new bikes, courtesy of Jeff Brewster, owner of McDonald’s on Gallivan Boulevard. and Chris English from the mayor’s office. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for five men for an armed home invasion around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday at 42 Semont Rd. Read more
The proposed completion of the Neponset Greenway trail suffered another setback this week when federal transportation officials again passed over the project for grant funding.
The state was vying for a federal grant, known as TIGER IV, to provide money for completing the trail from South Boston to the Blue Hills. The proposal, now facing further delays as officials seek alternate funding sources, includes a pedestrian overpass at the Mattapan MBTA station and a bridge connecting Boston and Milton. Read more