Police are looking for three or four black males, 16-20, usually clad in dark or black clothing, wanted for mugging senior citizens along Comm. Ave. between Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue.
Michael Pahre takes note of newbie at-large city councilor John Connolly (best known in West Roxbury and Roslindale) and his quick learning of the BC expansion issue and wonders if it might already be time to add him to the list of possible candidates for mayor next year:
We'll watch those fund-raising numbers carefully over the next six months to see how well he replenishes his warchest.
First they take away the Coke sign (don't think we haven't forgotten how that ugly self-storage place they call a hotel over by the turnpike got built). Now, of course, the Dunkin' Donuts sign in Brighton is coming down.
UPDATE: The initial report was based on a posting on the Boston Police Department blog. The person initially charged writes:
One road closing (due to that drug-store roof collapse) and traffic for a mile around goes to hell, Michael Pahre writes.
The Tab has the details on the Sunday double shootings at 499 Washington St. in Oak Square. Two teens were shot around 1 a.m. - both are expected to recover - three men sought, including one who took a shot at a witness from an MBTA bus shelter.
Over in Allston/Brighton, Harvard, BU and now BC are busy carving up the neighborhood. Meanwhile, over in Roxbury, Northeastern and residents are towning and gowning like nobody's business: Chris Lovett reports on a hearing on how the Boston Redevelopment Authority let Northeastern take over a subsidized-housing project on the South End/Roxbury line.
We went to SoHo this morning. The buffet line was good and the live jazz very nice. But I doubt we'll be making the drive up from Roslindale again because:
A) They apparently haven't figured out that those cool folding windows that let them become a sort of outdoor cafe in the summer need to have the gaps sealed in the fall; otherwise, people sitting next to them WILL freeze on a day like today, even with a sweatshirt and winter coat on (we finally had to move to another table; interestingly, both the water and the hand dryer in the men's room were also ice cold), and;
Michael Pahre runs the numbers - and shows how the Russian Bloc influenced the race, even without any obvious endorsement from capo Naakh Visoky.
Suspect got into a U-Haul and sped off.
270 N. Beacon St.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says Kim Jeonghyun, 25, smashed into a Colorado college student who had just gotten out of a taxi at Packard's Corner Saturday morning.
The victim sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive. Jeonghyun is charged with drunk driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.
Prosecutors charge she was speeding down Comm. Ave., with no headlight on, when she hit the woman near the supermarket. She allegedly continued driving after hitting the woman; only smashing into two parked cars made her stop.
Michael Pahre surveys the candidates on the issue and its importance in the election:
... You would think that openly gay candidate Tim Schofield would have a lock on the LGBT vote... but not so fast. ...
Michael Pahre wonders if Allston/Brighton candidates realize the voting blocs run by Naakh Vysoky and Serge Bologov are actually outnumbered by other groups:
... [I]nstitutional expansion opponents; Asian and Brazilian immigrants; graduate students; catholics; the elderly; parents of public school students; Republicans; small business owners; and so on. There's at least as many votes in each of those blocs as there are at Wallingford Road or Portina Road. ...
Michael Pahre posts the answers from the six candidates to questions posed and selected by readers of his Brighton Centered.
Boston Police report finding three people shot at 39 Dubois St. in Roxbury around 11:20 p.m. yesterday. All taken to Boston Medical Center; expected to survive.
Meanwhile, over in Brighton, a party at 110 Strathmore Rd. in Brighton allegedly got out of hand way early: Police made their second visit to the place around 11:07 p.m.
Dispute over alleged cut off escalated quickly.
Freddy Gerard, 51, of Watertown, charged.
Market and Washington streets