WFXT reporters ICE agents went into the Chelsea and East Boston courts this week to arrest two men they say are here illegally and who were facing local charges - one an alleged MS-13 member, one an alleged member of the rival 18th Street Gang.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan joined today with public defenders to file a federal lawsuit that seeks to keep ICE agents out of state courthouses - such as Newton District Court, where a judge now faces federal criminal charges for trying to protect a man from an ICE agent waiting in the court lobby. Read more.
Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor were both charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, obstruction of a federal proceeding and perjury for an incident on April 2, 2018 - in an indictment today by a federal grand jury that has been investigating them for nearly a year. Read more.
The City Council agreed today to hold a hearing to look into the specific case of an immigrant construction worker whose boss allegedly reported him to ICE, which then arrested him with the help of Boston Police, after the worker was injured on the job and applied for worker's comp. Read more.
ND reports on the state of the staff parking lot at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury this morning:
I hope other schools fared better than we did - this is our staff parking lot at arrival this morning.
Complaints are ice-flowing into 311 about unshoveled sidewalks across our frozen tundra of a city, from Brighton to Charlestown to Jamaica Plain (where ice is ice, says Stan) and to the yuppie-encrusted ways of South Boston, where one disgruntled citizen gets particularly irate about condo owners: Read more.
Rick Macomber reports:
The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night
Lynne Palizzolo has an urgent request tonight:
Anyone have a foolproof way of getting iced car doors open? Spray de-icers not working. Rather not wait til spring
Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.
Damaskin gingerly walked across the Common this morning.
Jim Bishop admits he found it surreal to see a man standing on the Charles River today.
Mary Ellen spotted this skater on the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury a couple days ago.
Authorities, of course, recommend not skating on the Charles.
Daniel Brim watched the sun go down today after a frigid Back Bay and a frozen Charles River.
Adam Castiglioni reports Fort Point Channel is freezing up.
The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.
Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.
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