WBUR reports on an AARP list of 14 state reps who signed a pledge last year to retain the state's ban on gifts to doctors by drug companies - then voted this week to end the ban. Among them: Ed Coppinger.
Forbes reports that the Huffington Patch has changed its plans for
world hyperlocal domination. Instead of hiring more fulltime reporters and editors, the suits yesterday ordered Patch editors to get five to ten local bloggers to start writing by May 4. No pay, but you get keep ownership of your words (shades of Boston Now).
In Massachusetts, the directive would mean signing up between... Read more
District E-5 reports they've recovered a can of blue spray paint and are "vigilantly pursuing possible suspects" for five graffiti incidents on April 15 and 16 that police estimate will cost hundreds of dollars to repair.
According to police: A fence at LaGrange and Redgate had obscenities sprayed on it, a car on Emmmonsdale and Linnet had a stripe added, a mini-van on Redgate... Read more
The last dance was this past Sunday, no notice about the closing or about the financial situation was given to members. If the building does need to be sold couldn't there be some match up with the YMCA or Roche Center. It seems hard to believe that area Irish Step Dancing schools wouldn't have been interesting in renting the space for... Read more
As members died, nobody was replacing them, West Roxbury Patch reports.
Police say arriving officers spotted the suspects on the nearby Willet Street and managed to catch one of them after a chase. Jason Randall, 23, of Randolph, was charged with armed robbery.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Nicole Russo asks for suggestions.
Sticky Rice Cafe opened this week on Centre Street, where The King/Samia's used to be, just a short walk from Phuket and up the Street from Thai Spice. Unlike those two, however, Sticky Rice Cafe also has Japanese and Korean dishes on the menu... Read more
AlertNewEngland reports five cars have crashed on Enneking Parkway south of Washington Street after temperatures dropped and the winding road became a sheet of ice.
A convicted sex offender was sentenced to ten years in federal prison on a child-pornography charge last week, after admitting ownership of the files an FBI agent found on his computer via a file-sharing network.
William F. Murphy, a resident of Boston's only trailer park, initially told investigators he was only doing research to determine whether his girlfriend, with whom he was living, had been... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports that Rachyl Beichel was the first person to notice a fire today on DeSoto Road in West Roxbury. The six-year-old told her mom she had to call 911 - while her father Max was working a shift on BFD's Engine 39 in South Boston.
Fire officials blame careless disposal of a cigarette for a mid-afternoon fire at 45 DeSoto Rd. that displaced five people and sent a firefighter to the hospital with a broken wrist.
Boston Police report arresting a West Roxbury teen on charges he tried to hold up the McDonald's behind his house at gunpoint Saturday morning. Police say they were aided in their search by footprints in fresh snow leading from the restaurant to his house.
Press Pass Tv is a nonprofit organization that engages youth in advocacy journalism to tell the stories of communities working for change. Jean Grae performed at the 3rd Eye open 11th Hip Hop Festival. Press PassTv was able to catch Jean before her performance. She discussed her record sales and her old school flavor. Jean described how she maintained her own identity and how we... Read more
District E-5 reports somebody with a Jamaican area code is dialing up elderly residents informing them they'd won that country's lottery - but would first have to wire some money to collect their winnings.
Police say they were alerted when two residents called them on Saturday to complain that after they rejected the calls, the calls from the 876 area code continued.
Both victims... Read more
On the way home from a hunt for salt this evening, I spotted an open space in front of North of the Border Mexican Grill on Washington Street in West Roxbury. I'd never been there, and figured I'd pick up some tacos and quesadillas.
But it turned out this is not your average Mexican place. The place is owned by a Guatemalan guy, and one... Read more