And will city councilors Charles Yancey, Sam Yoon, Stephen Murphy, and John Connolly do likewise? You may recall they made a point of not endorsing anybody in the 2nd Suffolk state-senate race after their horse lost by a nose in September. Now that said horse has made them look like, at best, tools, you think they might make the best of a bad situation and endorse their fellow Democrat?
Boston Police report she was sexually assaulted by a man described as a Haitian black male, 5'8" and 180 lbs.
The older teen was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The stabbed kid, from Jamaica Plain, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive. Police say he'll also be called into court to face a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Michael Jonas makes the case.
Dottie Hottie reports that Mrs. Jones, 2225 Dorchester Ave., offers chicken takeout that "definitely kicks the poor colonel to the curb."
When the economy is going in the tank what do you do? Design a neighborhood based on Feng shui!
WBZ reports Bruce Wall wants to ban on-street trick or treating this Halloween, saying Boston streets have become too dangerous for kids.
Instead, Wall would have the streets lined with volunteers to guard the kids as they go to indoor events.
Wall is also demanding that elected officials join this patrol:
We will no longer allow elected officials to come see us on Sunday morning in our churches to ask for our vote but then are not there when the families of our city needs them. It is time for our politicians to put their bodies where their campaign promises said that they will be.
Boston Police report they had to separate two feuding Dorchester roommates who couldn't agree on how to set the thermostat. One roommate was cold, so he turned the heat on, but the other roommate objected - to the point of ripping a wire out of the thermostat to disable it. When police arrived at 23 Howell St. on Thursday evening, the alleged wire ripper began yelling at them:
Specifically, the suspect, while flailing his arms, stated that his roommates were spies and the whole incident was a conspiracy against him.
Officers then gave him the opportunity to tell it to the judge, arresting him on charges of disturbing the peace and willful and malicious destruction of property.
The Phoenix reports on two more issues involving Wilkerson:
One involves a questionable personal loan from a powerful developer who has dealings with the State Senate, and the other involves, yet again, failure to file tax returns, this time for a nonprofit she has run.
The state Attorney General's office today charged Dorchester Auto Service and several other stations across the state with providing bogus inspection stickers.
Prosecutors allege that people whose cars would otherwise fail the bi-annual emissions test would ask for "Joe the Fish" when they drove into the Savin Hill establishment:
Nelson allegedly would then conduct a fraudulent emissions inspection and issue a passing Inspection Certificate for the vehicle even though it was not in fact inspected. According to the complaint, Nelson admitted to MassDEP and the RMV during a site visit that he was "Joe the Fish."
Whalehead King explains:
... We were standing on Mission Hill across the street from Mission Church, between Tiny's Flowers and Mike's Donuts. I pointed to the east and I said, "You see that sun rising over yonder? That's Dorchester, my friend, a place where all good things begin. You can lay your head down to sleep in the Dot and when you do, you know you'll wake up to a better day. The future is bright in Dorchester. From Lower Mills to Andrew Square, from Harbor Point to Mattapan and everywhere in between good, honest folk wake up every morning in Dorchester to get to work making their part of Boston the best part of all."
My companion snuffled a bit into his sleeve. I continued, "You live in Needham so you don't what it's like to be down on your luck but up to snuff. You don't know what it's like to have the whole danged world against you but you still gather up enough pluck to show up every live-long, ding-dong day to make your mark and make it stick. Boston runs on Dorchester. It's made up of good people with good intentions." ...
Boston Police are charging Ricardo Feliciano, 38, of Waltham, with two carjackings last night along I-93.
The first you already know about - that Ohio cop at the Marriott who tried holding onto his car door. Boston Police say that about 20 minutes later a woman at 813 Dorchester Ave. heard a knock on her door:
Dianne Wilkerson's campaign Web site is now www.diannedelivers08.com instead of www.diannedelivers2008.com, so don't even think of going to the latter, especially since the campaign simply pulled the plug on it, rather than doing anything so radical and risky as redirecting people who click there to the new site.
On Monday, the Herald reported the old site still listed endorsements from pols who no longer back Wilkerson, now that she's no longer the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Suffolk State Senate seat. The new site lost the endorsement list, along with the "20" in the URL.
Sonia Chang-Diaz, could be on her way as the first Latina-American to become a state senator, representing the 2nd Suffolk District of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and others.
Meanwhile, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (African-American) blasted the "Soon-To-Be" first ever Latina on her way to becoming the next State Senator; calling Chang-Diaz "A Non-Latina" with no kind of Latino blood background in her whatsoever.
Saturday, October 18th, hundreds of residents "spotted" the duo knocking on doors in Roxbury and Dorchester. Is that Sonia whatever-her-name-is? And is that MC Spice? The conversation is sparked, and the pitch to get support at the polls is made. Residents are wowed to have Ms. Diaz at their front door showing her normality and human side. Most were especially glad to see an old friend of the community supporting the Democratic nominee for state senate.
The Globe reports two women were stabbed around 2 p.m. on the 23 bus on Washington Street, near Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester after allegedly getting into an argument with a man who'd showed off his junk before all three got on the bus.