At 10:18 a.m., Dan Ryan reported:
The Dorchester Casino, Tedeschi's (Lil Peach) on Neponset Ave, already has a line of cars out the parking lot.
Peterson Cherimond is the latest in a long string of people with Dorchester connections to be sentenced in relation to mortgage scams in recent years.
Under the terms of a plea deal, in addition to agreeing to spend 87 months in a federal prison, Cherimond agreed to repay $2.2 million in restitution to several lenders he and two accomplices scammed out of fees on mortgages on houses in Brockton, Mattapan, Halifax and Worcester, the US Attorney's office reports.
According to prosecutors, Cherimond hired two front people to apply for mortgages they had no way to pay for. Cherimond, who paid the two $1,500 to $3,000 per property and who provided them with forged documentation, would then pocket the proceeds.
Criminal pro tip: If you steal a camera with a pink case, you might want to wait a few days to post it on CraigslistBy adamg - 5/15/13 - 2:38 pm
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to the way a guy was arrested after his alleged victim noticed her distinctive camera case for sale on Craigslist on Monday, just a few hours after her camera was stolen out of her car on Savin Hill Avenue.
Two Mattapan men were ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail each today at their arraignment on charges they resorted to gunfire when barred from a party on Evans Street late Saturday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The event benefits the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, which provides support to survivors of homicide victims as well being involved in education and policy advocacy efforts.
Charlies Rosenberg also took photos of the large march:
Thousands of local peace activists marched in support of peace and anti-violence this morning at the 17th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace. The event took place in Dorchester on 5/12/13. This raw video footage is near the end of the march on Geneva Avenue as peace activists marched towards the conclusion of the march at Fields Corner. District Attorney and 2013 Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley is seen marching in the peace march.
According to www.justicewithpeace.org:
"The Mother's Day Walk for Peace began in 1996 for families who had lost their children to violence. On a day that we celebrate mothers and children, the Walk became a place for families and friends to feel support and love with thousands of others who pledge their commitment to peace. Through the years, it has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute."
At Edward Everett Square in Dorchester.
Our newest candidate for mayor is John Laing of Hyde Park, who quickly found his newest supporter in Mister Malcolm the Dorchester Dancer.
Ed. note: If Laing wins, he will not only be Boston's first black mayor, he will be the first mayor to have graduated Brandeis.
The Dorchester Reporter posts a statement from the Richard family of Dorchester.
Boston Police report delivery men for two separate Chinese restaurants were held up on the same Dorchester street last week.
Around 1:40 p.m. last Wednesday, a delivery worker for Hong Kong Chef at 47 Topliff St. was held up at knifepoint there by three men who'd been sitting on the front porch of 43 Topliff when he pulled up. The suspects were described as three black men, one armed with a knife.
UPDATE: Late this afternoon, Best Bees worked with city animal control to relocate the bees someplace better for them - and people.
You can't see the license plate of this car at Stoughton and Sumner streets because IT'S COVERED IN BEES. Live bees. Bees that are probably looking for a more permanent place to live. Like your attic. Photo by OffTheDot, who says:
Definitely live and buzzing! Seemed more into swarming than attacking. Stood on edge of swarm without incident (and no sudden movements).
Two men convicted of drug dealing who asked to be let out of prison because of problems at state drug labs will stay in prison while their cases are reconsidered, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Boston Police report a man shot Sunday evening died.
Malcolm Campbell of South Boston was 23.
According to police, Campbell was shot around 7:50 p.m. in the area of Howard Avenue and Wayland Street.
Police say security guards nearby reported hearing six shots. Officers responding to the shooting first spotted a purple PT Cruiser speeding away from the scene on Howard Avenue and then came upon Campbell lying on the ground. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he died.
The Boston Fire Department is once again blaming "careless disposal of smoking material" for a major fire, this time a two-alarm blaze at 22 Gaylord St. in Dorchester that displaced two people and did an estimated $200,000 in damage.
The fire broke out around 5:20 p.m. in a second-floor bedroom, the department says.
The Dorchester Reporter posts the tallies for the 1st Suffolk race, along with a report on the close election.
A man sitting in a car with Tennessee plates at Draper and Westville streets was shot around 10:10 p.m.
Police were looking for two suspects, both black men, one short in a red hoodie, one tall in a green sweater.
Bobby Constantino reports on the day he spoke to a second-grade class at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester about non-violent protests and the little boy who made what has sadly become an iconic poster.
I wonder if we might try and honor Martin's example by trying to be more like him. When we see someone being harmed, we step up, right here and now, without regard for reasons why not. When we hear about violence in any of its awful forms, we stand up and say, nope, not today, not while there's life and breath in this body.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the governor is slamming a pro-Collins ad featuring a photo of him and Nick Collins in the Bay State Banner, because he hasn't taken sides in the race between Collins, Linda Dorcena Forry and Maureen Dahill.
This isn't the first time Patrick has had to deny endorsing somebody, although at least this time his signature wasn't forged on the alleged endorsement.
Meanwhile, WBUR provides an overview of the race to represent the Southie/Dot district.
A car spotted fleeing from the scene was registered to somebody in Roslindale, and about an hour later, police began investigating a car and possible witnesses at the McDonald's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.