BOSTON- Dorchester’s Douglas Bennett for Sheriff of Suffolk County.
Bennett's statement is as follows and he will be explaining to the voters why they should vote for him tomorrow morning Friday May 31th at 7AM on TOUCH 106.1FM:
"With the appointment of Andrea Cabral to the Public Safety Cabinet Position in the Governor’s administration, there will be a special election in September 2014 to elect a full-time Sheriff to serve out the remainder of a six year term which expires in 2016. Therefore, I ask for your support for Sheriff of Suffolk County. I am starting early in effort to run an aggressive and triumphant campaign.
As Sheriff, I will oversee a $122 million budget, the Nashua Street Jail and South Bay House of Correction, and the Civil Service Process here in the county.
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.
Prosecutors plan to seek prison time for a Winthrop man found guilty today of driving drunk and then attempting to use the bench he was chained to at a State Police barracks as a weapon against arresting officers.
Joseph Limone, 61, will be sentenced Feb. 21 following today's conviction by a jury in Suffolk Superior Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
"From what we've seen, nothing short of incarceration is going to keep this defendant off the road," District Attorney Dan Conley said in a statement. "We'll be seeking prison time."
Dan Santry watched the waves at the seawall along Winthrop Shore Drive around 10 a.m.
A large tree decided to observe the law of gravity on Blue Hill Avenue at Seaver Street, taking out two cars with it. It caused no injuries, but did result in gridlock along the avenue.
As of 7:40 a.m., NStar is reporting more than 5,800 powerless customers.
And there are delays on the Red Line due to a dead train at JFK/UMass. OK, that one's probably not wind related, just Red Line related.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
State Police assigned to the Suffolk DA's office and Winthrop Police are investigating human remains that appear to have washed up on the shoreline across from Logan Airport. Once the scene has been processed by detectives and crime scene investigators, the remains will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.
UPDATE: This just in from the DA's office:
Investigators have made a tentative identification of the remains found in Winthrop this evening. The ID will not be made public tonight. Based on what State and Winthrop police have learned through the past several hours, and based on the circumstances of the body's recovery, the death does not appear criminal in nature. Nonetheless, an autopsy is expected in the days to come and the investigation remains open.
Fortunately, there was a happy ending. Kristin MacDougall at the MWRA reports a woman walking her dog at Deer Island called the MWRA when she noticed mama and poppa duck quacking for help at a storm drain yesterday.
Winthrop Animal Control responded, fished the ducklings out with a net, and then, as the parents followed anxiously behind, walked the babies down to the harbor, where the family was reunited and paddled off.
Joseph Cordes, 42, will be summonsed into East Boston District Court for disturbing the peace at a Winthrop hockey match on Feb. 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Winthrop Police announced.
According to police and the DA's office, Cordes, sitting "all alone in the upper bleachers" pointed a green laser toward the helmet of the goalie on the Medway girl's team in the third period of a game at Larsen Rink, "disrupting the game play and eliciting a highly emotional reaction from players and parents alike." Cordes was ejected from the game.
Last fall, a columnist for the local paper was charged with trying to run down the Town Council president and his kids. Now, Channel 4 reports, a Winthrop parent was booted from a high-school hockey game for aiming a laser pointer into the eyes of an opposing goalie.
Ed. note: I have been schooled on wind things. This is a "cowled turbine," not a rotary windmill - no Dutch people in wooden clogs were harmed in the making of this interesting structure.
Deer Island is a fascinating place to walk around. Look outward as you walk along the path, and there are great views of the water, from Boston Harbor to the open ocean.
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New Yorkers start the new year with a lecture from Bob DeLeo on how wonderful the Massachusetts legislature isBy adamg - 1/1/12 - 11:07 am
A Winthrop man is charged with aiming his SUV at a campaigning Town Council candidate and his children yesterday afternoon.
James Lederman, 68, was arraigned today on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating a motor vehicle to endanger for an incident on the Winthrop Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office:
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
Court: Being related to mobsters not good enough reason to be given a pass on testifying in fraud caseBy adamg - 10/13/11 - 11:01 am
The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected a plea from two women who pleaded guilty to their role in an auto-repair scheme that they not be forced to testify against the two men allegedly at the center of the case.
The Boston Fire Department reports it sent hazmat crews to the MWRA's Deer Island treatment plant tonight when up to 200 gallons of toxic sulfuric acid spilled around 7:45 p.m.
BFD says the acid "overflowed from a holding tank to a containment area made for overflows" outdoors. The acid, used to help break down sewage, caused no injuries and posed no threats to the public, the department says.
BFD declared the situation under control around 9 p.m.; some fire crews remained on scene to monitor the cleanup by a company called Haz Mat Techs.
John Lacoy of 429 Winthrop St. was arrested today on charges he fatally stabbed a homeless man in the chest, then stuffed his body under the building's porch, where it decomposed until police arrived earlier this week to investigate a strong odor, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office
Lacoy, 47, was arrested following questioning at the Winthrop police station, the DA's office says. Lacoy is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in East Boston District Court.
The DA's office says investigators are now confident they know the victim's name, but that it will not be released until additional testing is done to confirm that. He had no fixed address when he was killed.
Winthrop police officers investigating "a strong odor" outside 429 Winthrop St. around 2:30 this afternoon discovered human remains, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The remains appear to be those of an adult, but the decedent's age, gender, ethnicity, and cause of death were not immediately apparent because of decomposition. Additional examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to reveal some of those details after an autopsy, which will likely begin tomorrow.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
Alleged perv ordered locked up without bail on charges he exposed himself to little girls at Winthrop libraryBy adamg - 6/23/11 - 4:25 pm
A man already facing charges of groping himself in front of two girls on the way to school was arrested on charges he masturbated in front of two girls at the Winthrop library on Tuesday while urging them to come over and help him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The good burghers of Boston have been using Deer Island for stuff they didn't really want near them since colonial days. In 1849, Boston built its alms house there. The image is from the Library of Congress's prints and photographs collection.
Bob DeLeo slipped on ice this morning, Channel 25 reports.