Cardinal Sean O'Malley recounts his week, which included celebrating mass at St. Mary in Charlestown:
I told the people that I had been assured by Father Ronan that there would be no villains dressed as nuns with machine guns robbing banks during my visit to Charlestown!
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"There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. Most of these professionals live in a one-square mile neighborhood called Charlestown."
Contrast with Harvard, where all the annoying geeks go:
The MBTA reports a Charlestown man was arrested for allegedly grabbing a woman's behind at Community College on the Orange Line on July 8 and that a Brighton man was arrested at Copley this morning for allegedly rubbing against a woman from behind on a B trolley - and then pinning her in and continuing to grind away.
In the Orange Line incident, John Velho, 36, allegedly grabbed a woman's buttocks around 6 p.m. on July 8, then immediately apologized. But he allegedly then followed the woman onto the platform, where she reported him to an inspector, who responded by ordering a halt to Orange Line service and calling police. Velho then fled from the station, the MBTA says, adding Velho was arrested today on a charge of indecent assault and battery.
38 High St., broke out shortly after noon.
AOL's Patch hyperlocal network is advertising jobs for editors of new sites in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown and the South End, as well as all of Boston, according to postings on the AOL corporate site.
The incursion is a full scale attack on, well, almost nobody, since boston.com has yet to set up a single Your Town hyperlocal site in the city it's named for. The South End News does have a longstanding site, unlike the Back Bay Courant, which doesn't get this InterWebs thing.
In addition to these jobs, Patch is also advertising for editors in the sort of suburban towns now the domain of GateHouse Media's Wicked Local sites. And it's advertising for a Boston-specific ad director.
Lost Remote takes a look at Patch's massive expansion in metro areas across the country.
NOTE: AOL uses some furshlugginer token system to keep you from bookmarking specific job postings. If you want to see where Patch is hiring locally, go to the AOL careers page, click on Search Openings, then select Patch as the brand and United States - Massachusetts - Boston as the location.
The Boston Fire Department reports divers got him up from 24 feet of water at the bottom of the harbor near Tavern on the Water shortly after 1 a.m. today. The department reports a group of friends noticed one of their friends was missing. Then somebody heard a splash. The Boston Police Department reports he was pronounced dead at 2:43 a.m. at Mass. General. The homicide unit is currently investigating.
The Globe reports Stephen Woodard jumped out of a Suffolk County Sheriff's van at East Boston District Court this afternoon and that police in Chelsea were looking for him. Boston Police tweet he fled in a stolen car.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports Woodard, 30, was arraigned in Charlestown District Court on charges he robbed a man at knifepoint and assaulted three responding Boston Police officers. At the time, Woodard was out on $1,000 bail on cocaine distribution charges, also out of Charlestown.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the drunk-driving conviction of a man found soused on a Charlestown Navy Yard pier, saying that even if it bought his argument the pier was not a public way - which it didn't - the only way he could have wound up pissing on a bench there next to his pickup was to drive drunk on the public roads leading to the pier.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that broke out shortly after 7 p.m. shut down Olives Restaurant at 10 City Square and caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.
The department says firefighters arrived to find fire coming out of external ductwork on the third floor of the six-floor building and from the roof. Inside the building, most of the damage was due to smoke and water running down the ducts into the restaurant from the hoses used to battle the blaze.
Near brand new dark-green Dahon Speed-TR folding bike with rear and front carriers plus rear carry bag, was stolen Sunday 23-May afternoon probably around 3-4pm from backyard in Charlestown, gate was left swinging open since clearly they couldnt work the latch.
If anyone sees a swish looking Dahon swinging around town... please call Michael on 617.880.9069 - or any other help/advice appreciated. Police report done.
City Hall alerts us that moviemakers at 425 Medford St. will be filming a simulated gun fight and firing off rounds until noon.
No word which movie, but one suspects it's not a Kate Hudson romantic comedy.
State officials celebrated Lawn Care Month at Paul Revere Park in Charlestown:
"From the aesthetic to the ecological, lawns are often overlooked for the significant benefits they provide to our daily lives," said Commissioner Soares. "I encourage residents to visit their local garden centers to learn more about good lawn care practices that are best suited to their lifestyles and our environment."
Huh, what about all the water that's wasted in the mad pursuit of Fenway-style lawns and all the runoff from fertilizer and Grub-Be-Gone that bespoils local waterways and aquifers?
The Boston Fire Department reports crews were called to the Sullivan Square T stop around midnight after somebody was hit by a train there. Not long after, the department reported the person was dead. The MBTA started running shuttle buses between Haymarket and Wellington after it shut power in both directions to let firefighters attempt to extricate the person.
God is Great. All the time. Have you ever been too an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting or a Narcotic Anonymous meeting? I have. Have you ever been experienced? I have. The concept of the meetings are to control your addiction to booze or drugs, AND to get honest, if possible, with thyself.
Honesty, now that's a concept. The meetings I've attended the majority of the people are trying to get honest with their inner demons, but theirs a handful that are full of BS. By going to some of these meetings I've got to know some of the gist of things,like the sayings, Live an Let Live, One Day at a Time an so on. By saying there are some frauds in the halls of the Fellowship, one might think I'm taking someone else is inventory, but ye of little faith I am not. I'm just annoyed at how a couple of junkie/dealers can get a ninety day chip and think that makes everything better. Thirty years with a habit and ninety days clean, hmm let's do the math. A thirty year habit doesn't clear up in ninety days. It takes one day at a time working the twelve step program with vigilance.
Boston Police report arresting eight teens at the Charlestown High School football field early Sunday morning after receiving reports of a large party:
On arrival, officers observed a large group of kids drinking from what looked like silver cans in the bleachers.
Trespassing and public drinking charges for the lot of them - well, the eight who got caught.
From the Charlestown branch library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. There's also a rally and read-in at the branch, which is not among the eight "lead" libraries designated for staying open, on Monday at 6 p.m.
The Allston Brighton North Neighbors Forum (ABNNF) hosted a forum attended by the 7 candidates running in the special election for the Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex state senate district. The video can be viewed at http://allston02134.blogspot.com/2010/03/state-senate-forum-video.html