Gladys "Shorty" Delgado, 49, of Revere, was convicted yesterday for selling crack to an undercover Boston cop during a drug sweep across downtown, the Theatre District and Chinatown, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Boston Municipal Court Judge Thomas Horgan sentenced Delgado to three years in jail, the DA's office reports.
The DA's office says Delgado has a 15-page record dating back to 1976. She added to her file on April 15, 2008, when, according to prosecutors, she and a partner sold $20 of crack at lunchtime to the undercover cop in Chinatown.
In 2004, the Globe caught up with Shorty on Edinboro Street and chatted with her about how nice Edinboro Street was for her business:
... Delgado says she set up Edinboro as her base to sell freebased crack cocaine and heroin two years ago after police rousted her from Boston Common.
Delgado says she can make $500 a night from clientele coming to Edinboro from as far away as Gloucester. She buys Chinese food or McDonald's or sends the cocaine or heroin back into her body. ...
Paul Flannery notes the fun little irony that, during last night's School Committee hearing on the budget, mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea parked his construction-company pickup truck in a commercial spot, when he was obviously there for campaign reasons:
... Now this isn't illegal, and one might even say it was smart, but McCrea has run his campaign on railing against the special perks and privileges that are afforded to our elected politicians. ...
Complete with pics of the offending pickup.
... Our waitress was not only nice, but she also helped to steer us in a great direction: the tasting menu. O Ya's menu is so unique, that having the chef make the choices (which you can limit by price, by type (sushi vs. cooked food)) means that you can sit by, relax and just enjoy. Best of all, the chef chose the progression of dishes-from cool to warm, savory to sweet ...
With plenty of photos for you food pornies.
Sean Sullivan photographed one of the train bridges over the Charles behind North Station.
Copyright Sean Sullivan.
Ed. note: It was a bus, not the Green Line as I erroneously stated initially.
reports a driver on the 43 bus helped protect a woman from an alleged perv who rubbed against her on the bus and then followed her when she got off at Tremont Street.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says Rayfield McCants pleaded innocent this morning in Boston Muncipal Court. Bail was set at $5,000.
Boston Police report arresting Mario Mendez, wanted for shooting a man outside Revolution on High Street early on New Year's Day.
The Boston Police Fugitive Unit busted into 100 Stockton St. in Chelsea around 2:30 p.m., where, police say, he went after fleeing and then returning to Massachusetts. In addition to Mendez, police say they found a gun and narcotics. Police add:
Detectives are also investigating the suspect's possible connection to another shooting in the downtown area.
For now, however, Mendez faces charges of assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, because, police say, he got angry at a guy who bumped into him.
The Cape Cod Times reports a Brewster police officer has been put on administrative leave (paid) while officials investigate his activities at a Metallica concert at the Boston Garden on Jan. 18.
The paper reports his superiors are looking at whether he urinated on another guy at the show and, after being ejected from the concert, tried to use his Brewster police badge to get back inside. When a black transit officer told him to leave, he allegedly called him "Obama." He was then arrested following "a brief struggle."
Boston Police report only one arrest following a melee at Jose McIntyre's around 1:25 this morning: A detail officer at the club and bar workers managed to break up a fight among 20 patrons when a couple of guys started trash talking each other outside:
The officer intervened and separated the two. At this time, a third party ran towards the officer and stated, "That's my brother" and punched the officer in the face. A violent struggle ensued between the detail officer, back-up officers and the suspect. The suspect was eventually placed into custody. The detail officer suffered a bloody lip from the incident.
Edward Guerard now faces charges of assault and battery on a police officer with injuries, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Carmen reports the cop didn't seem very happy about it, but he still ran a busker out of the South Station T stop last night for not having a permit - and that really annoyed all the people who'd been listening to him:
... One woman thought it was all her fault, that she had brought attention to the busker by asking him to play a song for her. She had been singing along when the mean cop came along. "I feel terrible," she said. "I've been working up my courage for weeks just to ask him to play that song for me."
The Boston Business Journal reports something very heavy fell on the worker at the project at Congress Street and Atlantic Avenue around 10 this morning.
A data point:
Kalim Saliba got up early for this photo.
Copyright, Kalim Saliba.
Swirlygrrl looked up through the lattice at Post Office Square Park at the Verizon building.
Greg MacKay reports the Garden put on a cool light show last night - with alternating red and blue lights.
Photo copyright Greg MacKay.
The chain dredged up the guy who played Charlie in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" - the 1971 version - to help hand out one-ride Charlie Cards at North, South and Back Bay stations between 7 and 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23.
Channel 7 reports the male, 16, was stabbed in the back around 6 p.m., Monday outside the Loews complex on Tremont Street. He is expected to survive.
The Herald reports workers at the High Street nightclub all seem to know nothing about a patron who allegedly tried to gun down some guy outside the club - their lips are so zipped police have issued the club a citation for "non-cooperation." You know, Mario Mendez, the guy police have on video going into the club, then coming out and shooting somebody.