Larry Davidson reads the canard in City Weekly and so points out that the Blake House in Dorchester was actually built at least 30 years before the Revere House. He even posts days and times you can visit the house (and, sadly, adds "It's in a safe part of Dorchester, so don't worry about what you hear about our neighborhoods").
Milena Johana Henao Giraldo was arrested last week in New York on charges she plowed into a Revere pedestrian and then fled on Dec. 31, 2006, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Massachusetts state troopers are expected to return her to Boston today; she is expected to be arraigned on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing death on Monday in Suffolk Superior Court.
According to the DA's office:
Indicted were Robert Iacoviello, Jr., 20, of Revere, charged with first-degree murder and three alleged accomplices: Derek Lodie, Gia Nagy and James Heang, all 17 and all of Revere.
Heang had not previously been charged, but had been held in jail since Oct. 1 on unrelated charges, according to the DA's office.
Robert Iacoviello, 20, of Revere, was today charged with the Sept. 29 murder of Revere police officer Daniel Talbot behind Revere High School.
Iacoviello has been held on a weapons charge since Oct. 1. Derek Lodie had previously been charged as an accessory in Talbot's death.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley described the prosecutor's version of events - and said the investigation continues (a third man is also under investigation):
Residents are advised not to wear t-shirts calling for the release of the one kid charged in connection with the murder of a Revere police officer.
Derek Lodie, 17, of Revere, was ordered held without bail today on a charge related to Sunday's death of Revere police officer Daniel Talbot, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He was arraigned in Chelsea District Court today on a charge of being an accessory before the fact to murder.
The Globe reports on three additional arrests in Revere, but says officials aren't saying if they're connected.
Globe: He was member of antigang unit.
Boston Police report arresting Jeffery Sattery, 17, of Revere on a charge of asault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon following a fight on Sumner Street Friday night. His alleged victim was taken to Mass. General; expected to live. A juvie was charged with "affray," i.e., fighting in public; other kids spotted running from the scene were not charged.
So here is my question. Does anyone have a definitive answer as to what the Old North Church was called at the time of the American Revolution? I have unearthed some "family" historical documents stashed away since that time period that seem to indicate that Paul Revere's signals were actually sent from the Old North Meeting House. Would love to hear a response.
You may have seen the stories (Globe, WBZ) about the deployment to Iraq of a certain Massachusetts Army unit that dates to before the Revolution and that was commanded by Paul Revere at the battles of Lexington and Concord back in the day.
J.L. Bell agrees it dates back to pre-Revolution days, but writes what any school kid (but not, apparently, local editors) should know: Revere
didn't lead any troops on Lexington Green. He was busy moving a trunk of papers that John Hancock had left behind. Revere never reached Concord at all that night. And he held no military rank or command in April 1775. ...
State Police are looking for a Winthrop woman on charges she ran down a Revere man this past Dec. 31, then fled.
Milena Johana Henao Giraldo, also known as Milena Henao, allegedly smashed into George Azarian, 61, as he tried to cross Ocean Avenue at Shirley Avenue, then just kept driving.
At one point, investigators actually were in the same room with the woman, but at that point they did not realize she was the alleged driver.
According to Suffolk County DA Dan Conley, the accident was caught on tape by a city surveillance camera, but officials could not determine its plate number:
"Where high technology failed, old-fashioned detective work carried the day," Conley said. "For weeks on end, State Police detectives canvassed three cities and towns to find this vehicle and its driver." On Feb. 7, detectives arrived at the home of a Winthrop woman who had such a vehicle registered in her name. They spoke to the woman's daughter, who said that the car was at an East Boston garage having its speedometer repaired. Giraldo, a friend of the daughter, was present at the time of the interview."
After the interview, however, Giraldo took a cab to the garage, picked up the car and fled. Officials say the car was really Giraldo's, but that her friend's mother had registered the car to help the young woman save on insurance.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the State Police Suffolk County Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.
Chelsea and State Police are investigating the death of Raymond DeJesus, 21, on Cottage Street around 2 a.m. Sunday in Chelsea. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, DeJesus was shot multiple times.
This morning, Shaun T. MacNeil, 22, is expected to be arraigned for the attempted murder of an acquaintance during an early-Sunday argument in a car on Constitution Avenue in Revere. The victim survived despite being stabbed "multiple times in the head and neck."
J.L. Bell attempts to squash the heresy that the two-if-by-sea steeple was actually at Old North Meeting-House in North Square.
Casey Ross lists all the candidates who want to replace Robert Travaglini. Well, both of them.
Angela marvels that boston.com saw fit to cover a nacho-fueled girl fight ("I mean, I understand everyone loves a good girl fight but seriously") and then recalls when she beat some girl's ass like a drum in high school:
... I felt legendary. Older girls approached me in the bathroom as we sneaked our afternoon smokes and congratulated me. Some told me they hated her, too, and she had it coming. I had attained supreme high school statusâ€¦ I now had hallway cred. Ah, I'm still, to this day, fascinated by the dynamics of high school stratification. ...
Only in Boston, Kids imagines the argument over the last of the nachos that surely led up to the punches:
... Girl #1: Oh my God...you're such a whiner...I can eat as much as I want and I, like, don't gain any weight. Daddy, like, just gave me a brand new Lexus...and I, like, just had awesome sex with the captain of the football team.
Girl #2: You fat heifer! That's, like, my boyfriend!
J.L. Bell sets the historical record straight on Henry Longfellow and his poem:
... "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" is bound to be a better story than "The Midnight Rides of Dozens of Guys, Most of Whom I Can't Name." ...
SassyGirl says she's had guys slow down and look at her. But when a guy in a black SUV this morning backed up and asked her if she need a ride to the train station, well, that was going too far.
Snowboard Bunny takes pictures at the sand sculpting competition. People afraid of dentists might want to skip over this one.
Now that summer is in full force, the local beach has a growing population of family groups, and collections of teens. The parents are here to watch their children discover the beach. Play in the sand, dig to china, doing battle with the waves, just being a child. For summer is the best of times to be a child. The days are open to explore the world, to increase their understanding of life. Full of unstructured play, if they are lucky, over structured schedules if not. In a way, I think these children are the lucky ones. Some one cares enough about them to let them do nothing for a time. As yet, the visitors do not outnumber the seagulls, but that time might come.
Barry means it literally: While he was settling in to watch some forgettable movie, two guys got into an argument over cell-phone use and one of them made a point by setting off a stink bomb.
The reason he was in the forgettable movie? All the "unsupervised ten year olds in gangsta gear ... running wild everywhere" had taken over the theater showing the movie he wanted to see.
Randolph: It's like New Jersey, but a bit cleaner.