Thousands of local peace activists marched in support of peace and anti-violence this morning at the 17th Annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace. The event took place in Dorchester on 5/12/13. This raw video footage is near the end of the march on Geneva Avenue as peace activists marched towards the conclusion of the march at Fields Corner. District Attorney and 2013 Mayoral Candidate Dan Conley is seen marching in the peace march.
According to www.justicewithpeace.org:
"The Mother's Day Walk for Peace began in 1996 for families who had lost their children to violence. On a day that we celebrate mothers and children, the Walk became a place for families and friends to feel support and love with thousands of others who pledge their commitment to peace. Through the years, it has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute."
Around 4:40 p.m. at Geneva Avenue and Park Street.
The man was rushed to the hospital for surgery in critical condition. The homicide unit was summoned.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 50s, wearing a black and blue sweater, khaki pants and black sneakers with blue and pink stripes. He was last seen fleeing down Bourneside.
In 2005, a worker at the station was stabbed to death.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the state Department of Revenue has turned the volume down on Hi-Fi Pizza.
DA: Young teen had help in attacking man he stabbed to death, used T stop to escape, left key behindBy adamg - 10/15/12 - 4:15 pm
Ernest Watkins IV was arraigned today on charges he stabbed a man to death outside the Fields Corner T stop last week. Watkins is 14.
Watkins was among a group of four people spotted attacking Cherby LaJoie around 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 6, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. MBTA surveillance footage shows the four entered the T stop - one jumping a gate after his CharlieCard wouldn't work - then fled out an emergency exit, the DA's office says.
Boston Police report arresting the Dorchester male - too young to have his name released - for the stabbing death of Cherby LaJoie, 39, on Oct. 6 on Charles Street. Police say the teen stabbed LaJoie multiple times early that morning.
LaJoie was himself once charged with shooting a teen to death in 1996, but his 1999 trial ended with a hung jury.
Brian D'Amico reports two people were shot around 7:15 p.m. inside the Universal Barbershop and Salon at 436 Geneva Ave.. The dead victim was shot in the head; the woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
UPDATE: Boston Police report the man was in his early 20s; the woman in her late 50s.
Dot rat Adam Myerson likes the Red Line so much, he had it permanently affixed to his leg. He reports it took four sessions at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo in JP to get the whole thing - both train and the Fields Corner stop - on track.
Around 9:40 p.m. Suspects are two Hispanic males, one 18 or 19, 5'8" and wearing a black and gray North Face jacket, the other about 5'6" and dressed in a black top and pants.
The MBTA forwarded this photo of a tree down on the Red Line just south of Fields Corner and this photo of a tree down just north of JFK/UMass:
The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a guy they say robbed at least two Sovereign Bank branches this week. Mr. Goatee first hit the Sovereign branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner on Tuesday.
He took a break on Wednesday - when police were busy with another bank robber - then popped up again yesterday to rob the Sovereign branch at 552 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore Square. After demanding and getting money, he fled on foot, the task force reports.
Boston Police report officers stuck in traffic on Dot. Ave. near Adams Street yesterday afternoon watched a suspicious looking guy run out of a doorway, knock a woman down, grab her purse, then run away.
Officers immediately exited their unmarked cruiser and chased the suspect on foot through several streets and alleys and eventually caught the suspect on Lincoln Street. Once caught with a knife and after being "Mirandized", the suspect stated, "I wasn't going to use the knife... I would never hurt her, I just need to feed the kids."
Jamie Brown, 22, of Lewiston, ME, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court today.
The arrest is the latest example of the crime link between Lewiston and Dorchester and Roxbury. In 2010, Boston Police linked two Boston murders to Lewiston: In one case, a Lewiston man was charged with helping to gun down a man in Roxbury, in the other, a Boston man was arrested in Lewiston on charges he murdered a Lewiston woman and shot up her drug-dealing acquaintance in a car in Dorchester. In 2008, a Boston man was convicted of selling cocaine in Lewiston.
Candelaria Silva reports she and her granddaughter were waiting at Fields Corner for an Ashmont train last Saturday when a woman on the inbound side began yelling:
"Oh, my God, did you see that? Is that a deer? A deer just ran up the bus ramp!"
We looked behind us through the glass that separates the bus ramp from the train tracks and there it was - a deer. We saw it running back and forth three times.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant licenses to three new eateries:
Whalehead King posts what he says is an exclusive photo for a dramatic new design for where the Red Line crosses Dot. Ave.
Pro-census hands under the Red Line and sultry eyes over a lingerie shop in Dorchester's Fields Corner.
The Dorchester Reporter takes a tour of foreclosed properties in Fields Corner that are becoming neighborhood trash dumps - including 225 Westville St., from which an entire family of squatters was evicted this week. Most of the properties are owned by out-of-town banks, which don't seem to much care about cleanliness, but the Reporter also says neighbors had been complaining about 225 Westville for two months before the city finally did something. With a photo of the property and some details of just how gross the building had become.
Boston Police report a Dorchester man went on a rampage with a knife Friday night after he called a friend out getting some food and the friend hung up on him.
Police say that when officers arrived at 1544 Dorchester Ave. around 11:50 p.m., they were met by a woman screaming hysterically and yelling: "Hurry and get upstairs before he kills them!"
Candelaria congratulates the MBTA for the new look of the Fields Corner and Shawmut stops on the Red Line:
... The new Fields Corner and Shawmut Stations on the Red Line in Dorchester are great examples of how good design can transform. They new stations are so beautiful, in fact, that they almost ... almost obliterate the memory of just how dreary and depressing these stations were. ...
The Dorchester Reporter reports police are investigating a break-in at the offices of the community-activism group at 196 Adams St. in Fields Corner sometime late yesterday or early this morning:
ACORN Massachusetts' head organizer Noemi "Mimi" Ramos arrived at the organization's offices in Fields Corner Thursday morning, Oct. 16, to find the front door unlocked, three desktop computers missing, internet and phone lines ripped out of the walls and general disarray. ...
Yes, it's the group that John McCain last night accused of trying to bring down American democracy.
Santa was down at Fields Corner this morning handing out CharlieCards with money on them to celebrate the re-opening of the station there:
... Mine had $10, others got $2.50 or $5, and some probably had even more stored value. I also heard that a few of the gift CharlieCards had a LinkPass on them. ...
Mister Goat moved from Davis Square to Fields Corner in Dorchester a year ago. He's not regretting it and says that while, yes, it has problems, it's time to cut the negative stereotype stuff:
... [E]arlier tonight, I was out on the street, along with people from at least half the houses on the block. Some of the kids next door were playing outside, and adults from their household were playing Latin music from their car. Fireworks were going off somewhere nearby, with a good view from our place. And I had to notice that the street here is a much more social place than my old block in Somerville. ...