Beacon Hill

By - 10/27/08 - 11:57 am

Miguel Roberto Del Pozo Castillo, 26, was arrested early Sunday on charges he beat his girlfriend in their Joy Street apartment and threw her chihuahua against a wall so hard its paw was broken, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.

Castillo was scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today. According to prosecutors, Castillo went into a beating rage because he thought his girlfriend... Read more

By - 10/23/08 - 8:00 pm

The Phoenix reports on two more issues involving Wilkerson:

One involves a questionable personal loan from a powerful developer who has dealings with the State Senate, and the other involves, yet again, failure to file tax returns, this time for a nonprofit she has run.

By - 10/22/08 - 2:34 pm

Dianne Wilkerson's campaign Web site is now instead of, so don't even think of going to the latter, especially since the campaign simply pulled the plug on it, rather than doing anything so radical and risky as redirecting people who click there to the new site.

On Monday, the Herald reported the old site still listed endorsements from pols who... Read more

By - 10/21/08 - 10:24 pm

Sonia Chang-Diaz, could be on her way as the first Latina-American to become a state senator, representing the 2nd Suffolk District of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and others.

Meanwhile, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (African-American) blasted the "Soon-To-Be" first ever Latina on her way to becoming the next State Senator; calling Chang-Diaz "A Non-Latina" with no kind of Latino blood background... Read more

By - 10/21/08 - 1:38 am

Saturday, October 18th, hundreds of residents "spotted" the duo knocking on doors in Roxbury and Dorchester. Is that Sonia whatever-her-name-is? And is that MC Spice? The conversation is sparked, and the pitch to get support at the polls is made. Residents are wowed to have Ms. Diaz at their front door showing her normality and human side. Most were especially glad to see an old... Read more

By - 10/13/08 - 10:21 am

In case you missed it, Yvonne Abraham yesterday had an interesting piece that raises the question of whose campaign is really for sale: Sonia Chang-Diaz, who took $500 from some woman in Cambridge, or Dianne Wilkerson, who took $7,000 from the management companiy at the Roxse Homes project (from which Wilkerson rents her campaign office)?

By - 10/3/08 - 9:01 pm

The Globe reports the state Bar Counsel wants state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson disbarred, saying she lied under oath during a 2005 court hearing involving her nephew:

In both the court appearance and in the affidavit, Wilkerson falsely claimed that she was present at a Boston police station when two homicide detectives interviewed another relative, Isaac Wilkerson, about the 1994 stabbing death of Hazel Mack,

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By - 9/29/08 - 8:46 am

Man kills woman, self. Called police from 10 Emerson Pl. around 9, when police stormed apartment around midnight, he was dead.

By - 9/11/08 - 4:20 pm

Boston Police report two Good Samaritans foiled a holdup at the Hungry I, 71 Charles St., last night:

According to witnesses, the suspect entered the restaurant with a bandana covering his face, walked over to the bar, put his hand under his shirt in such a way as to suggest he was in possession of a gun and stated, "Give me all your money."

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By - 7/7/08 - 5:34 pm

You'd think if you'd just held up some guy at knifepoint in the Public Garden, you might want to get away from the area fast. Boston Police report, however, that when they arrived, they took the victim for a ride in a cruiser - and that they promptly spotted the trio - two of them 16 and one 15 - near the Common. All... Read more

By - 7/2/08 - 7:57 am

Several-hour standoff, SWAT, hazmat units called in. Channel 5: The building smelled of chemicals at 21 Temple St.. The Globe has more, says the woman lived on the fourth floor.

Boston Police say the SWAT unit was called in when officers on the scene determined she'd barricaded herself in her apartment. The woman was taken to Mass. General for evaluation.

City... Read more

By - 3/30/08 - 1:58 pm

Boston Police report arresting a guest at the former Charles Street Jail (now known as the Liberty Hotel) who was allegedly spoiling for a fight in the lobby last night. When they arrived and he offered to duke it out with them, they escorted him to another building with bars on the windows.

His arrest comes a month after he was arrested for ... Read more

By - 3/21/08 - 4:55 pm

The Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods wonders what happens when City Hall moves to South Boston - where will all the large events the city wants to move to the plaza from the Common go? And given how many of those events have been political in nature, what does Councilor Michael Ross, who represents Beacon Hil and the Back Bay have against democracy?

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By - 12/3/07 - 9:35 am

Beacon Hill street in the snow.

This looks straight out of the 19th century (well, if the 19th century had modern automobiles and plastic trash bins).

Cool snow patterns atop a Red Line train.

Also see: First snowman of the season (spotted at Northeastern).... Read more

By - 8/26/07 - 10:06 pm

Both expected to survive; one bullet entered the State House.

Mt. Vernon Street

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By - 10/3/06 - 2:10 am

Man tried to keep one guy from assaulting two others, guy pulled knife and sliced him. Got himself to MGH for treatment.

Boston Common

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By - 4/25/06 - 10:00 pm

Man walking down street when two men attacked him, stabbing him in arm. Refused medical attention. Time not given in police report.

296 Cambridge St.

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