Boston Police report a Dorchester homeowner and his son were able to tackle and sit on an alleged burglary suspect until police arrived in part because the guy had trouble getting out of the house he'd just broken into.
William McAdoo blogs a food bloggers' dinner at Tavolo in Dorchester:
... I don't know what was better, the food or seeing everyone whip out their cameras and notebooks to chronicle it all. ...
Pam from Cave Cibum recounts the meal as well:
... We started off with a light salad of watermelon, feta, lemon, olive oil, mint, and basil. Watermelon and feta are really an amazing combination, and this version of the dish was a perfect balance of sweet and salty and tart. I even sopped up the leftover juices with a slice of bread. ...
A convicted drug dealer and a man already wanted for attempted murder were indicted yesterday with the double slaying of two men as they sat in a car outside an outdoor party on July 12, 2007, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police announce.
Patrick to zoo officials: Quit the fearmongering and we'll talk about saving the zoos.
Boston Police report they didn't have to travel far from a crime scene to arrest a suspect in a Saturday-afternoon purse snatching off Norwell Street in Dorchester: The victim said she'd seen the suspect at a nearby cookout and that's where police say they found the alleged thief and the woman's belongings.
Sir Warrior Vincent Greene, 19, was then arrested and charged with unarmed robbery, despite allegedly telling police he "was just playing." After a search, he was also charged with possession of crack cocaine.
Boston Police report charging Marques Kersey, 20, with the gunshot death of Torey Evans in Dorchester in January.
Evans was found with multiple gunshot wounds at Gallivan Boulevard and Patterson Street around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 16.
Police say they obtained an arrest warrant against Kersey in Dorchester District Court today. Kersey was already in the Norfolk County jail in Dedham on an unrelated charge, police say.
The Dorchester Reporter lets us know that seven of the fifteen candidates for at-large seats on the city council this fall come from Dorchester.
James "Gunna" Walker, 22, was charged today with a July 22, 2006 double shooting that left Antoine Perkins dead and another man wounded, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.
Walker was already in federal custody on charges related to a 2007 crackdown on his Lucerne Street Doggz gang.
Walker shot Perkins in the head, the DA's office says.
Walker is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District Court.
You know the ones (yes, yes, this one and this one, among others). Associated Press reports a federal judge today basically asked federal prosecutors: Was that really necessary? Turner in particular has used the inclusion of the photos in the initial indictments as an argument against an order barring him from publicly discussing evidence in the case against him.
Authorities today charged Fitzhugh Newton, 50, with twice raping a woman before killing her early on Feb. 26 on Columbia Road.
Newton, convicted of assault with intent to commit rape in 1979 and of open and gross lewdness in 2007, was already in the South Bay jail on unrelated charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police. DA Dan Conley said a DNA sample from the scene was linked to Newton via a DNA database:
We hope that the charges that were issued today - while only the beginning of a process to hold this alleged suspect accountable for these heinous crimes - will allow the victim's family and the public to breathe easier knowing that he is not on the street.
The body of the 48-year-old woman, not identified today by authorities pending notification of her family, was found in the back of a delivery truck in a parking lot at 390 Columbia Rd.
Boston Police are apparently getting tired of dealing with angry motorists acting out in traffic delays caused by construction along Dorchester Avenue (including one who is charged with sending a couple of cops to the hospital), so they've issued an advisory that construction will continue today at Dot. Ave. and Freeport. They add:
The work being done is expected to cause and create a certain level of delay and inconvenience.
Richard Franklin, convicted this week of manslaughter for the 1979 death of Gregory McDavid, can't be sent to prison because he's already earned enough "good time" credits in a secure psychiatric facility to warrant his immediate release, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
However, Immigration and Custom Enforcement has begun deportation procedings against Franklin, now 47 and a native of Jamaica, for putting a bullet into McDavid on Greenbrier Street in Dorchester, ending the 30-year-old father's life, the DA's office adds.
In 1995, Franklin confessed killing McDavid to a community service officer in the Brockton housing development where he then lived. However, he was deemed unable to stand trial and was instead put in a psychiatric lockup until 2005, when he was deemed competent enough to face charges.
Dawn McDavid-Bauman, only 8 when her father was killed, addressed the court. The DA's office provided a summary of her statement:
A Mattapan man with a history as a high-risk sex offender was arrested at Ashmont station this morning after an MBTA inspector saw him masturbating as he followed a woman walking toward a Red Line train, the MBTA says.
According to a police report, Jerome Reed, 49, got off the Mattapan trolley in Ashmont around 9:30 a.m. with his erect penis hanging out. He began following a female passenger, masturbating as he walked. The T inspector who observed this was "absolutely disgusted" by the "shocking and alarming" behavior, police say.
The Times (yes, not the Globe) reports triple-deckers are being foreclosed - and even abandoned - at a much higher rate than other types of houses. Blame out-of-town investors, who bought them up and repeatedly flipped many of them without putting much back into them, for simply abandoning the properties:
On some streets in New Bedford, tight rows of triple-deckers are now interrupted here and there by dirt lots, which impart the odd effect of missing teeth.