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 was stepping out on him.

Innocent, etc.

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 no longer back Wilkerson, now that she's no longer the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Suffolk State Senate seat. The new site lost the endorsement list, along with the "20" in the URL.

Via PolitickerMA.

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 in her whatsoever.

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 friend of the community supporting the Democratic nominee for state senate.

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, the petition said.

The complaint now goes before the state Supreme Judicial Court.

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:

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 three arrested and charged with armed robbery.

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..

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 raising a similar ruckus at Olives in Charlestown.

Also click on the link to read about the perils of inevitability: Boston officers already at the Forest Hills T stop on another matter got on a train just in time to see a guy unzip his pants:

Officers shortly thereafter observed the suspect removed his private parts from his pants, and ordered him to zip up his pants, and get off the train. The suspect stated to officers "It's too late!" At this time officers observed the suspect start to urinate all over the floor of the train causing people to scatter and scurry away from the suspect.

Finally, in the mayhem department, police report that when security guards at the Back Bay Lord and Taylor tried to stop an alleged shoplifter, he warned he was armed and willing to shoot. They backed off; police report arresting the guy at Clarendon and Stanhope.

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?

... For some reason, the discussion seems to have turned from protecting the green to raking in the green, and Councilor Ross opined that "cafés, restaurants, and other commercial ventures might be a good replacement for large-scale events." Of course! Commerce is pretty much the same as democratic assembly, except for the doorman in front and the bill at the end. Customers are citizens -- even better, right? Sure keeps out the poor and homeless, and good riddance, I say! The public realm is no place for 'em! And Ross responded to Tom Kershaw's complaint that he can't make enough money on Common land with his skating business on our Frog Pond, and would now like a liquor license for a night club. The alcohol prohibition on the Common, Ross offered, should be reconsidered. ...

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).

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

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

Mt. Vernon Street

More info.

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.

More info.