The Boston Public Health Commission just announced it's shutting the British School of Boston on Pond Street for a week starting tomorrow.
The commission says it took the action after learning that 160 of the school's roughly 300 students were abasent. The school provides British-style education for students from nursery school to high school.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that the Frederick Middle School on Columbia Road in Dorchester was also ordered closed.
The Dorchester Reporter interviews the owner of Westminster Dodge, one of the dealerships Chrysler just told to liquidate. He's got local pols, including U.S. Rep. Steve Lynch, fighting his case.
Cali the Pomeranian from Dorchester has been missing since 5.14.2009.
For more info and a picture, please see the owners plea for help!
Newscopters didn't scramble, and Twitter reaction was muted. Nonexistent, actually.
Police Commissioner Ed Davis today announced an attempt to crack down on a recent spate of violence in certain neighborhoods. He said police are increasing patrols in the following areas: Bowdoin Street (where a three-year-old was shot last night), the Dudley Street area, Franklin Field and the Jackson Square area and the Norfolk Street area in Mattapan.
The Boston Police Department in partnership with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will execute a proactive warrant sweep specifically targeting fugitives who are wanted on drug and gang-related charges.
Area C-6 reports a man who showed up at Boston Medical Center with stab wounds to the chest and arms on May 12 said he was stabbed at Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue around 7:20 p.m., but "did not cooperate with investigation."
Boston Police tweet they are looking for a man who robbed a Sovereign Bank branch around 2:30 p.m. They say a red dye pack in the money he got exploded, coating him in the stuff. They just recovered his car on Thornley Street; still looking for a thin black man, about 5'7", all red in the face and elsewhere.
Damage allegedly sustained when the driver plowed into a pedestrian at Dudley Street and Columbia Road around 11 p.m. yesterday and then kept on going, the Dorchester Reporter reports.
A Dorchester District Court judge today ordered Verna Sewell, 64, held without bail on a charge of murdering Julius Scott, 74, on May 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors say Scott managed to dial 911 before dying and told the dispatcher he'd just been stabbed by a woman who had left his Talbot Avenue apartment. The Globe reports he actually managed to pull the knife out of his chest. But by the time EMTs arrived, Scott had bled to death, prosecutors say; he was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
... You fell asleep. You gave up on [violence prevention], and the whole thing fell apart. A report out of Harvard is the smoking gun proving that the City of Boston let the success of the Boston Miracle fall through the cracks without even putting up a fight. As infighting and egos in the police department and clergy circles threatened to undermine the whole thing, you just let the whole thing slip away. I just cannot believe this, Mr. Mayor. I cannot believe it.
And I cannot believe that after all of this, you have the nerve to say that you understand this city. The facts are rather simple: You didn't understand that if left alone the problem of violence would come right back once everyone got out of jail and the same old problems plaguing the same old neighborhoods remained unsolved. You didn't understand this then, Mr. Mayor, and you don't understand it now.
How do I know this? I know this because we are back to where we started, with innocent 15-year-olds en route to school getting killed on busy streets in broad daylight, where witnesses are scared to come forward because they don't trust the police, where orders for the police to bang guys against cars and go through their pockets have only created more complaints against police and further exacerbated widespread mistrust and hostility towards law enforcement and the court system. ...
The Globe reports:
Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Dorchester this morning as a part of the Leonard D. Brown Peace Institute's annual Mother’s Walk for Peace, an effort to promote peace in a neighborhood long riddled by gun violence. ...