The Bay State Banner waxes outraged about the recent House vote to eject state Rep. Carlos Henriquez following his conviction on a couple of domestic-violence charges stemming from what the Banner calls "an unseemly but private matter:"
Clearly, America has two serious social problems: the physical abuse of women and the unjust imprisonment of black men. Apparently, [Judge Michele] Hogan believes that intensifying injustice...Read more
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to expel convicted state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester.
In a speech to his now former colleagues, Henriquez insisted he was innocent and never attacked the woman who claimed he did in a Zipcar.
In speeches before the vote, members of the House Ethics Committee alternated between saying a jury begged to differ but that even if...Read more
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez was sentenced to six months in jail today after he was convicted of two of five counts related to an incident involving a woman with whom he left a block party last year. The State House News Service reports House Speaker Robert DeLeo is telling Henriquez he can resign or face a House investigation....Read more
MassLive reports a Cambridge District Court jury was empaneled today to consider charges of assault and battery and witness intimidation against state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Roxbury for a 2012 incident involving a woman in the back of a Zipcar after a Dorchester block party.
Innocent, etc....Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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