Don't worry, the WF words don't come up once in the Dig interview.
Crime Boston has details of an 18-year-old indicted in federal court on charges he sold crack cocaine and heroin - which he allegedly stored in bags clenched in his buttocks - in the men's room at the Chinatown Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more
James W. Randolph, 51, with a record that includes a manslaughter conviction, was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on charges he stabbed a man around 2:40 a.m. on LaGrange Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The victim, a 53-year-old Mattapan man, was taken to Mass. General with a stab wound to the chest, but is expected to survive, the DA's office says.... Read more
Ed note: Crime Boston broke the news of the indictments yesterday.
Federal indictments against 26 people describe a Chinese-led crime ring that deals drugs, runs gambling dens and brings women up from New York to work in brothels in a city ringleaders feel is full of rich bumpkins ripe for the picking.
According to court documents, Boston was also where ringleaders - some of... Read more
The Chinatown Blog recounts the neighborhood's history, starting in the 1830s, when a tidal marsh was filled in for a mixed-use development that included rail yards and residential buildings.
A Chinatown restaurant caught serving well past its 2 a.m. closing time again was slapped with a one-day license suspension.
A manager at Bubor Cha-Cha, 45 Beach St., told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this week he didn't really know why the restaurant was still open at 3:15 a.m. on May 7 - when police issued the eatery a citation - but... Read more
Only suffered a broken elbow, Channel 5 reports.
You know, the guy who always claims he needs $7.75 to get to an appointment with his probation officer in Worcester. SelfRighteousCyclist reports:
Sob Story Guy has been called out too many times on the Red Line. Now hustling outside the RMV on Washington
Felt on Washington Street and Caprice on Tremont Street had to explain themselves to the Boston Licensing Board today over brawls involving women.
In Felt's case, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer told bar owners they need to get a handle on why they keep having trouble with women; in Caprice's case, managers had to listen as police described a large brawl that saw women taking... Read more
South Boston youth-sports activist Bob Ferrara announced today he's running for the District 2 seat (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Bay Village and a smidge of Dorchester) held by incumbent Bill Linehan. Suzanne Lee, former principal of the Quincy School in Chinatown, had previously announced she was running as well.
Ferrara accused Linehan of being a Menino mouthpiece:
Inside baseball and backroom deals have... Read more
Nurses, hospital reached a last-minute deal, Channel 5 reports.
Boston Police report arresting two men they say showed up at Felt on Washington Street with a loaded gun - then headed over to Chinatown for an early morning bite.
Police say officers were monitoring Felt at closing time today due to online chatter indicating a potential for violence:
Officers initially observed the two suspects drive to the location in the same car and... Read more
Kennedy famously made sure Rupert Murdoch had to choose between keeping Channel 25 and the Herald (a couple decades after the feds stripped the Herald-Traveler of its TV license) and now the Federal Highway Administration thinks the state should make Herald owner Pat Purcell take down the billboard atop the (eventually to be former) Herald plant next to the Expressway.
The FHA... Read more