Dorchester stabbing victim was young mother

Family members and friends have identified the woman stabbed to death in a fight early Saturday as Maria Cecilia Sanchez, who went by Cecilia Marie Johnson online. A member of her family was also stabbed in the melee at 188 Washington St.

Sanchez, 26, leaves a young daughter, her parents and siblings.

A relative has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for funeral costs.

One toke over the line: As Boston goes without, Newton approves medical-marijuana dispensary

Village 14 reports the city's Board of Aldermen voted 21-2 tonight to grant a permit to Garden Remedies for a dispensary at 697 Washington St. in Newtonville.

The concern was already on the state's dispensary approval list, and could be the first one to actually open in the state.

Internet startup to move downtown from the suburbs

Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.

Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and also this one.

Police: Dorchester fight ends with woman stabbed to death

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 04:45

Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.


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Guys on bicycles sought for Downtown Crossing armed robbery

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:40

Police are looking for five men for a gunpoint robbery around 4:40 p.m. at Bromfield and Franklin streets.

The five, described as black, possibly Somali, then pedaled off towards Tremont Street, Manvi Arora reports. Two of the men were described as tall, one with flowing hair and wearing a Gucci belt. A witness reports another wore a red sweater under a dark blue jacket.


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Police knew right where to find North End attack suspect because they'd stopped him earlier in the evening for a chat

A Fall River man had bail set at $10,000 today at his arraignment on charges of assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident early Saturday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he does not appear to be the man who raped and photographed a North End woman in February.

Ebola teach-in at Harvard on Wednesday

Partners in Health Engage and Harvard will host a session on Wednesday to try to educate people about the virus:

The event will include a panel of speakers to discuss different aspects of the Ebola crisis, including the underlying biology of the virus, the social determinants that allow crises like Ebola to arise, and the international relationships being engaged and efforts that are currently underway to contain and hopefully end the outbreak.

Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Harvard Science Center.