Althea Garrison handily lost tonight to embattled state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, which means she retains her lead for most consecutive elections without a win over Roy Owens, who sat this election out.
After attending and publicly praising a large, "peaceful loving" block party, state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester was arrested on charges he attacked a woman in his car by Northeastern and wouldn't let her out.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the alleged incident happened on Forsyth Street around 4:30 a.m. Henriquez, who is active on social media, may have tried to tweet from the scene; his Twitter feed shows what appears to be an attempted tweet - only a period - at 4:37 a.m.
He faces arraignment Monday in Roxbury District Court on two counts of domestic assault and battery and charges of kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, and larceny from a person.
This is Henriquez's second car-related run-in with Boston Police. Last year, he had a confrontation (scroll down on that page) with officers during a traffic stop in which he was a passenger.
Henriquez, first elected in 2010 to represent parts of Dorchester and Roxbury, will likely face perennial also-ran Althea Garrison in this year's fall election.
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester) discusses on the House floor one of the reasons he won't be voting for any requirements to force voters to get IDs.
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Roxbury wore a hoodie to work at the State House today. His office reports he wore it onto the floor of the House of Representatives, although he put the hood down.
Noting the frenzy over the new line of Nike Jordans sneakers (BPD may or may not have ordered the Newbury Street Niketown to not start selling them at midnight when the line grew too long), the Roxbury Democrat tweets today:
If I find out any of my friends/followers are waiting at a Footlocker for Jordans but dont vote in 2012 primary there's gonna be trouble!
You may be wondering how I will I know. . . I have software!
Dear friend, heard you spent 4hrs & $180 on the new Jordans. An envelope/email will be arriving to you asking for a campaign donation.
Channel 5 reports on an incident in which state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, D-Roxbury, and two friends found themselves surrounded by seven cops because the car they were in was missing a front license plate. The story is based on Henriquez's Twitter feed, on which he posted the following yesterday:
Marie St. Fleur told the Ward 15 caucus this morning that she won't run for re-election this fall, the Dorchester Reporter reports.
Carlos Henriquez, who has made two unsuccessful runs against Chuck Turner, could run, Gintautus Dumcius tweets.
St. Fleur represents the 5th Suffolk district in Dorchester and Roxbury. Willie Mae Allen, who represents the neighboring 6th Suffolk, also recently announced she will retire from the House this year.
The incumbent Roxbury city councilor spent Tuesday roaming his district with four security guards, one packing heat, opponent Carlos Henriquez charges:
I'm concerned that the councilor feels the need for security to travel the district which he represents on election day. Every night teens and mothers in my neighborhood travel alone. Some with their children to bus stops with no sense of security. I wonder how they feel. ... We are working to teach young men in the community that they don't need to have guns or travel with a gang for safety. But if the sitting City Councilor feels he needs someone with a gun with him to travel Roxbury, Dorchester and the South End, then what is he saying about the community he represents.
The framing of United States soldiers; The racial attacks towards a Latina Candidate; The refusal to shovel snow off a Boston City sidewalk; The stealing of Massachusetts tax paying cold hard cash of $1000, caught on FBI video camera along with Diane Wilkerson stealing $25.000.00 accepting bribes.
In an hour-long debate this morning on Touch FM, District 7 City Councilor Chuck Turner and challenger Carlos Henriquez, differed on how a city councilor could make life better in the Roxbury, the Fenway and the South End.
Blue Hill Avenue near Packy Connors has become "an open air market of crime, filled with drugs, alcohol and prostitution," and that cannot be allowed to continue, according to Carlos Henriquez, running against incumbent Councilor Chuck Turner.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that former state Sen. Jarrett "Fluff" Barrios recently moved to JP, where he is busy co-chairing Felix Arroyo the Younger's bid for an at-large city council seat in next year's elections.
The Gazette also reports that Carlos Henriquez is looking at running again for Chuck Turner's district seat, which just today might have become a bit easier to do.