Jimmy Cawley, who spent the past eight years with WORK, Inc. of Dorchester, helping people with disabilities train for and get jobs, died overnight from the lung cancer doctors only discovered when he had a stroke a couple of months ago.
Cawley, a Grateful Dead fan who spent 20 years as a newsroom researcher at the Globe, leaves his wife Elisa and his children Christina and Kevin.
Police in Pelham, NH say a babysitter and the six-month-old she was caring for may be in either Hyde Park or Dedham.
Mandy Nigro-Almeida, 32, was watching Antonio Turnquist yesterday. She called the baby's parents around 11:30 p.m. to say she was on her way over, then never showed up, police say. She was driving a gray 2015 Acura TLX with New Hamphire plates of 3806367.
If you spot them, contact Pelham Police at 603-635-2411.
Dig News Editor Chris Faraone is starting an effort to support and share investigative and interpretive reporting by Boston-area journalists who don't have an MSM press card. The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism will, he writes:
[C]ontract with reporters of all types to produce features that are relevant to one or more of five general editorial departments: Investigative, Tech & Innovation, Arts, Engagement Narratives, and Intercultural. We will operate with rigor, and drill hard on difficult issues, while structurally BINJ will rely on a vast network of independent media makers (of various skill levels and interests), and distribute through a matrix of deeply-rooted commonwealth press institutions - from scrappy outer-borough weeklies to hyper-local blogs and podcasts.
Boston Media Networks of Wellesley says it has raised $1.14 million - and hopes to raise another $860,000 - to start up the NewBostonPost, which will offer up Boston-based news and commentary.
In a filing with the SEC this week, the company, which shared founder and President Christine McCormick's address, says 16 people have provided the initial funding.
In a YouTube video introducing the site, McCormick said that as a mother of five and an immigrant from western Europe, she loves all that Boston and America have to offer but that she is disturbed by what she said was 20 years of excessive cynicism in the media about America, in particular, the media's "hostility to traditional American values." The new site, she says, will work to rebuild our "commmon patriotic spirit" even as it offers the latest news, commentary and arts and entertainment information about Boston, featuring original reporting and blogging and aggregation of news from other sites.
Brian Maloney, who will serve as co-CEO, currently runs Media Equalizer in Plymouth, which offers conservative critiques of the media.
The Bay State Banner reports on developer Ken Guscott's plans for a building that would have commercial space on the first nine floors, apartments on floors above that and condos higher up, on land he owns across from the Dudley T stop.
Under the proposal, Guscott would not include city-mandated affordable housing units in the tower but would instead build them someplace else.
The tower would be six stories higher than Roxbury's current tallest residential structure - the Walnut Park senior housing building in Egleston Square (the round building).
The mayor's office today announced the city is installing sunscreen dispensers at Millennium Park in West Roxbury; Jamaica Pond; Boston Common; Christopher Columbus Park in the North End and East Boston Stadium and Memorial Park.
The dispensers, first proposed by City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), make Boston "the first major city in the Northeast" to offer free sun protection to residents and visitors. The city Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change to install the dispensers.
David Fitzgerald, a 19-year-veteran of the Boston Police Department, admitted in federal court today that he lied to FBI agents when they asked him about loans he'd made to "a known street-level drug dealer and bookmaker," the FBI reports.
As part of a plea agreement, Fitzgerald, 49 and a Milton resident, resigned from BPD and will be put on probation for a year. According to the FBI:
During the course of this relationship, Fitzgerald made cash loans to the individual, which were paid back in weekly installments. On April 27, 2015, Fitzgerald met the individual in Watertown in order to collect a $500 cash installment for one of the outstanding loans. Later that same day, when federal agents who were investigating the matter questioned Fitzgerald, he falsely stated that the purpose of his meeting with the individual was simply social in nature and that he had never loaned money to the individual. Not only were these statements untrue, but they were intended to interfere with an ongoing federal investigation.
He was most recently assigned to District B-2 in Roxbury.
State and Winthrop Police are investigating the discovery of a bag containing the remains of a toddler found on the shore of Deer Island around 1 p.m.
Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said the body was that of a "a young child, small."
An autopsy tomorrow may reveal how the girl died, as well as her age and race. In the meantime, authorities are appealing for any information from people who may know of a young girl who has gone missing:
Perhaps most valuable will be assistance from members of the public who notice that a toddler-age girl is suddenly and without explanation missing from their community. Anyone aware of such a missing child may call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817 or Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806.
The Coast Guard, meanwhile, is analyzing the "drift pattern" of the waters around the peninsula to see if that might provide any clues where the bag came from, the DA's office reports.