Jun. 18, 2014
A Dorchester man will go to prison for life for murdering a 72 year-old woman in her Codman Hill Avenue apartment in 2012. Tu Nguyen, 31, admitted that he stabbed his neighbor Mary Miller on Feb. 21, 2012. Nguyen was arrested in his apartment upstairs later that morning after video footage showed him breaking into her unit. Read more
Two men from Dorchester were among four indicted last week on federal charges of running a heroin ring out of a Hyde Park three decker.
According to a court filing, Osvaldo Ortiz-Ventara, 23, and Weslley Hernandez, 25, served as couriers for the ring. They allegedly delivered the fatal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl and an animal painkiller to an intermediary who sold it to a Braintree man whose girlfriend found him dead of an overdose in January. Read more
Jun. 13, 2014
Boston is among four U.S. cities in the running for a potential 2024 Olympic Summer Games bid, the U.S. Olympics Committee reported Friday. Read more
Jun. 12, 2014
Come September, most seventh and eighth graders who attend Boston Public Schools (BPS) will swap a round-trip ride on a yellow city school bus for a student Charlie Card and a journey on the MBTA. The switch — approved this month by the School Committee— is not sitting well with some parents, according to news reports.
The Metropolitan Beaches Commission has released “Waves of Change,” its report on the Boston Harbor region’s 15 public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull that are owned by the Commonwealth and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Nearly 1,000 people took part in the commission’s hearings and helped to shape the findings and recommendations contained in the report. Read more
Jun. 9, 2014
House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s new proposal to reduce gun violence has barely emerged with a favorable report from a legislative committee, foreshadowing a potentially turbulent reception in the full House and Senate. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found dead around 8:45 p.m. on Friday outside 5 Taft St.
The man, identified as Michael DePina, brother of Joao DePina, who has organized vigils for local murder victims, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Police recovered a gun near DePina's body and motorcycle and a second gun near the Pleasant Street end of the street.
Jun. 6, 2014
While the Obama administration has sent some signals to states that it won’t interfere with the implementation of medical marijuana laws, the Drug Enforcement Administration in recent weeks has visited doctors who hold administrative positions with companies seeking dispensary licenses in Massachusetts and told them to resign or risk losing their registration to prescribe controlled medications. Read more
Jun. 6, 2014
Kimberly Rice, Chief Operating Officer for the Boston Public Schools, explained a plan to have more 7th and 8th graders switch from yellow school buses to riding the MBTA. This interview with Chris Lovett for Neighborhood Network News aired on June 4, 2014. For information on the plan: bostonpublicschools.org/safetransitplan. To participate in planning process: communityplanit.org/bpsdot.
Jun. 5, 2014
Lawmakers and union officials on Thursday voiced concerns about the MBTA’s plans to cut nearly 30 percent of its janitorial workforce. Read more