The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men for firing guns outside 95 Auckland St. around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more
Nhu Nguyen and Derek Matulina were once friends who fell out over money Nguyen felt Matulina owed him for a drug transaction, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. When the two crossed paths at the Savin Hill T stop on May 7, they began to fight and Nguyen pulled out a gun and fatally shot Matulina, according to the District Attorney's office. Read more
(Updated June 30, 5:10 p.m.) — A Dorchester man accused of suffocating a 26 year-old Malden woman to death in his Savin Hill apartment during a envy-driven argument— and then dumping her body in the Charles River in 2004 — was ordered held without bail this morning during his arraignment in Dorchester District Court.
Shabazz Augustine, 32, cowered out of view behind a door in a Dorchester court as the family of the victim, Julaine Jules, strained for a view at the suspect. Augustine, a dental hygenist, was arrested Thursday at the Kool Smiles clinic in Roxbury where he works by a team of Boston Police officers.
Jules was a pretty, Haitian-American woman who worked as a secretary at the Children’s Museum at the time of her death. She was missing for more than a month before her decomposed body— wrapped in plastic garbage bags— surfaced on the Cambridge side of the Charles River on Sept., 19, 2004.
The arrest of Augustine after seven years stunned the victim's family— which learned of the break in the case from Boston Police and the Suffolk County DA’s office yesterday. Prosecutors say that Augustine was upset after learning that Jules — whom he had an apparent romantic connection to— had been spending time with another man in the days before her disappearance. Read more
Andrew Higgins, 44, could get up to 20 years behind bars when sentenced in US District Court in October for robbing the Hyde Park Savings Bank branch on Centre Street last Nov. 13. Read more
Jun. 6, 2011
Among the dancers, marching bands and other lively participants from Sunday’s Dorchester Day parade, some of the most energetic marchers along the route were the candidates for public office. Incumbents and would-be office holders were eager to shake hands, ask for support and match a smiling face to the campaign signs that are an ever-increasing presence along Dorchester Ave. Read more
Nhu Nguyen, 19, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court on charges he pumped a single fatal bullet into Derek Matulina's chest on the platform of the Savin Hill T stop the day before Mother's Day. Read more
Another potential candidate has bowed out of the District 3 race: Savin Hill’s Deirdre McDermott Habershaw said Monday night she would not be running to replace City Councillor Maureen Feeney, who isn’t seeking another term.
Habershaw, a regional planner with the city of Boston, said she had more than the necessary 200 signatures to make the ballot. But family concerns played a role in her decision to pass on a City Council run, she said. Read more
The Boston Police Department report arresting a local teen on charges he shot another teen to death on the platform of the Savin Hill Red Line station this past Saturday.
Police say Nhu Nguyen, 19, fled to Portland, Maine, where he was arrested last night.
Nguyen is charged with firing a single fatal shot into Derek Matulina during a brawl in which Matulina was attacked by several other teens around 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Nguyen is expected to be arraigned today in Maine as a fugitive from justice, police say, adding an arraignment date in Boston has yet to be set. Read more
Apr. 27, 2011
Labor unions were in open revolt Tuesday against the Democratic leaders of the House, promising political consequences for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other state representatives who voted during a late night session to slash the collective bargaining power of municipal workers.
Calling the vote to an assault on workers’ rights and comparing it to anti-labor proposals in Wisconsin and other states primarily dominated by Republicans, top labor officials packed the House lobby to issue finger-waving condemnations of the 111 lawmakers – including 81 Democrats – that just minutes earlier had endorsed the plan to curb the negotiating power of city and town employees.
“It’s clearly union busting. It looks just like Wisconsin to me. It looks just like Ohio to me. It looks just like Indiana to me. I am profoundly disappointed in every Democrat who voted to do away with collective bargaining here in Massachusetts,” said Robert Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Read more