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By adamg - 3/24/22 - 8:31 pm

WBUR reports that Suffolk County - Boston and three far smaller communities - lost 24,000 people from 2020 to 2021.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 11:53 am

CommonWealth Magazine surveys the race for Suffolk County District Attorney so far, between Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, a Rollins supporter, and Baker appointee Kevin Hayden, who is more of a moderate.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 9:18 am

WBZ reports that Kevin Hayden, appointed by Gov. Baker to fill out Rachael Rollins's term as Suffolk County DA, will run for the post this fall.

District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, a former public defender, has already announced he's running for the position, which oversees prosecutors for Boston, Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere.

By adamg - 2/8/22 - 9:04 am

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo is set to announce this morning that he's running for Suffolk County District Attorney in the fall elections. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/22 - 9:00 pm

With no opposition, City Councilor Lydia Edwards today became State Sen. Elect Lydia Edwards in the special election to replace Joe Boncore. Once she formally submits her resignation as councilor, the City Councilor can set dates for a preliminary and final election to fill the remainder of her two-year council term.

By adamg - 1/6/22 - 8:15 pm

The State House News Service reports Gov. Baker has named Kevin Hayden, a former Suffolk County prosecutor who now chairs the state Sex Offender Registry Board, to fill the remainder of Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollin's term after Rollins leaves shortly to become US Attorney for Massachusetts. Voters will choose a four-year replacement in November.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 12:30 pm

Sandy Zamor Calixte, who has worked for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department since 2006, announced today she is running for the top job in this fall's election. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 3:37 pm

Vice President Kamala Harris had to cast the deciding vote, but the US Senate today confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney as the US Attorney for Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 2:39 pm

CommonWealth Magazine surveys next Tuesday's special election to replace state Sen. Joe Boncore, which pits Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards against Revere School Committee Member Anthony D’Ambrosio. The district includes East Boston, the North End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Revere, Winthrop and a bit of Cambridge.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 9:24 pm

NBC Boston reports Senate Democrats got Rachael Rollins's name out of committee tonight and toward a final vote by the full Senate. If confirmed as US Attorney for Massachusetts, she would leave her job as Suffolk County DA. Gov. Baker would then name a replacement for the remainder of her term, which runs through 2022.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 10:44 pm
Harvest moon rises over the Five Sisters off Winthrop

Matt Frank and some other beachgoers watched the Harvest Moon rise tonight over Graves Light off Winthrop.

Mary Ellen watched it in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 11:39 pm

Winthrop Police have charged an East Boston man for a fatal crash at Hagman Road and Waldman Street shortly before 3:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/21 - 5:44 pm

The CDC is out with updated Covid-19 recommendations that call for "fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission" because of the risk posed by the Covid-19 delta variant. Suffolk County is an area of "substantial" transmission, the government says. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 10:37 am

WCVB reports. If she's confirmed, Gov. Baker will get to pick the next Suffolk County DA.

By adamg - 7/24/21 - 9:22 pm
Polly wanna nest?

Taking a break - homebuilding is hard work.

Mary Ellen journeyed way up to Winthrop today to see if she could get a gander at the monk parakeets that seems to have taken up housekeeping there - to the point of building a large nest on a utility pole at Winthrop Beach, across from the Five Sisters. She reports they weren't hard to find. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 10:20 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office yesterday released what it said were the more racists excerpts from a diary kept by Nathan Allen, who killed two Black Winthrop residents, David Green and Ramona Cooper before a Winthrop police officer shot him dead. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 10:11 am

WBUR reports on a vigil in Winthrop for David Green and Ramona Cooper, gunned down by a racist anti-Semite on Saturday.

By adamg - 6/27/21 - 4:26 pm
Winthrop victims

State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today identified the two people shot to death in Winthrop as retired state trooper David Green and Ramona Cooper, 60, both of Winthrop.
Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 5:49 pm
Stolen truck, destroyed house in Winthrop

Stolen truck, destroyed house. Photo by Live Boston.

Winthrop Police report a man who stole a plumbing truck in Revere, drove it into a house, leveling it, ran away, shot two bystanders - one of them a retired state trooper - then was himself fatally shot by a police officer, around 2:40 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:31 am
Morning eclipse, with jet

Adam Balsam was among the many people who got up early to get a good view of the eclipse, which in his case meant a trip to Wollaston Beach. At first, it was disappointing, because clouds obscured the show as the sun broke above the horizon, but once the sun rose high enough, the show was on. Read more.

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