Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series,...Read more
A man nabbed for alleged fare jumping at Ruggles last year was picked up for the same offense at Forest Hills yesterday afternoon, Transit Police report.
Although piggybacking behind a paying customer normally only means a ticket, in both cases, Juan Garcia was arrested because he had outstanding warrants charging him with assault and battery on a police officer.
One of those charges is...Read more
Globe column on the Beacon Hill ramp lawsuit:
Beacon Hill residents are being scorned for insisting that city officials respect the architectural integrity of this historic neighborhood during efforts to upgrade accessibility ramps for the disabled. Actually, the preservationists are right â€” but in Boston, that only guarantees they will get roughed up twice as hard....Read more
The Globe reports the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed suit yesterday against the handicap access ramps the city started installing, also yesterday.
The group alleges the ramps don't fit in with the historic nature of the august neighborhood, that there are alternative designs that are less icky and that the city failed to get OKs from the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, the Massachusetts...Read more
Firefighters from both sides of the Charles and State Police converged on the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge after a person was spotted jumping off the bridge around 8:25 p.m.
Boston Police report arresting three people who allegedly used a fire escape and scaffolding to clamber to the top of 9 Park St. early this morning.
Police required the help of a BFD ladder truck to get the suspects - and the arresting officers - down.
Police say officers responded around 1:45 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 to report hearing people up on...Read more
An anti-illegal immigration rally on Beacon Hill outside the State House on Saturday, July 26 was teeming with protesters.
While Bree Sison of CBS Boston estimated that the gathering drew hundreds of people, Jeff Kuhner, the host of WRKOâ€™s The Kuhner Report, who organized the rally, put the number closer to 10,000 people.
Hundreds at this #immigration rally on...Read more
No protests. No children in the schools. No effect on city services. Two children with pneumonia treated at a local hospital and paid for by the federal government.
That's how the first month has played out at Naval Base Ventura Countyâ€”Port Hueneme in Oxnard, California, where unaccompanied immigrant children are being housed
An irate citizen complains:
Fox 25 regularly has vehicles parked on sidewalk in front of the State House. Why is this gross violation tolerated? 1) it's a no parking zone 2) they block the sidewalk 3) security risk 4) terrible foreground for tourist pictures of our historic capital building.Read more