The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that Nick Collins is going to endorse John Connolly, rather than, say, Marty Walsh, whom the Reporter notes stayed neutral in Collins's failed state-senate bid.
Mike Ross wants the state gaming commission to grant Boston "host city" status for the potential Everett casino - because much of the traffic to and from there would go through Charlestown streets and,... Read more
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.
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez took to Facebook tonight to deny the assault-and-battery charges:
I want to thank all my family, friends, colleagues and particularly the community I am privileged to represent who have expressed their support, love, understanding and best wishes during this confusing and upsetting course of events.
I have been accused of some serious charges, these allegations are completely untrue.
I... Read more
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... Read more
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:
If you are going to pull me over you should speak to me w/... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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.
Turner emphasized his work in legislation and with organizations to deal with issues of violence and crime. He pointed to his work in helping bring together... Read more
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.