Firefighters rescue dog from locked car on Newbury Street

Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.

WCVB has video.

Two arrested for animal cruelty after dog found dead.

Campaign roundup: Connolly endorses Walsh

Marty Walsh's competitor four years ago now says Walsh deserves another four years.

It’s hard work moving our schools forward, and I know he is committed to doing the necessary, critical work to create opportunities for all children in Boston.Together, we’re making great strides towards becoming an even better place to live. That is why I am proud to endorse Mayor Walsh for a second term. No one has fought harder to create a better tomorrow for all of us.

The Herald reports Walsh has canceled a "volunteer day" for City Hall workers to go out and knock on doors in Mattapan and remind people to vote next month.

The “connect-the-knocks” project - similar to door-to-door political canvassing of voters - amounted to what would have been a taxpayer-funded effort to promote Mayor Martin J. Walsh and his administration in the waning days of his re- election bid.

At-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George isn't going to let a bunch of Satanists push her around. The Satanists are threatening to sue the city, because they say it's unfair for the City Council to not let them give a pre-meeting benediction like all the priests and ministers and the occasional rabbis and imams councilors invited for the honor. Councilors say it's not their fault none of them feel like inviting a devil worshiper; Essaibi-George says she'll be darned if she'll let the Satanists tell her who she can invite to give a benediction.

District 1 (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) candidate Stephen Passacantilli says the Charlestown One proposal to replace the Bunker Hill project is just too big, the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports.

MS-13 member admits roles in one murder and three attempted murders

Bryan "Chucky" Galicia Barillas, 20, faces 22 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to providing the gun another MS-13 member with bad aim used to kill an innocent woman in Chelsea in 2014 and to his role in three failed murder attempts, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Galicia, a Guatemalan national, faces deportation on his release from prison, the US Attorney's office adds.

Katerin Gomez, 35, died on Oct. 18, 2014, when Galicia's fellow MS-13 member tried to shoot at rivals on a Chelsea Street, but missed. Gomez, whose three children watched her die, had nothing to do with the gang feud; she was looking out her apartment window at the time. Her alleged murderer, Hector "Cuervo" Ramires, to whom Galicia gave the gun, is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 6.

Galicia was a member of MS-13's Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha "clique" in Chelsea.

According to the US Attorney's office:

Galicia Barillas also accepted responsibility for his role in the following: an April 2015 conspiracy to kill a MS-13 member that the gang believed was cooperating with law enforcement authorities; a May 26, 2015 stabbing and attempted murder of a rival gang member in Chelsea in which the victim survived the attack; and a September 8, 2014 stabbing and attempted murder of an individual in Chelsea.

Galicia is the 20th MS-13 member rounded up in 2016 to plead guilty. A total of 61 people were charged.

Another violent incident near set of violent movie: South End purse snatcher charged with menacing cops with a knife

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:30

Boston Police report officers working a detail on the set of Denzel Washington's Equalizer 2 move in the South End used pepper spray, rather than their guns, to subdue a purse snatcher who advanced on them with a knife. Read more.


Free tagging: