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By adamg - 11/11/22 - 3:42 pm

MassBio announced today that Joe Boncore of Winthrop is stepping down as president, a year after he took the job after stepping down as state senator for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex district, now represented by Lydia Edwards. He is setting up a consulting practice - and one of his first clients will be MassBio, which he will advise on "state and federal issues."

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 4:19 pm
Barred owl in Belle Isle Marsh

Mary Ellen spotted this barred owl in East Boston yesterday.

By adamg - 10/9/22 - 10:07 pm
Full moon rising over the Atlantic

Matt Frank was not the only person who went to the beach in Winthrop this evening to see the full moon rising.

Steve watched it rise from East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 7:32 pm

Live Boston has the scoop: When Bill Forry of the Dorchester Reporter tweeted last night that Kevin Hayden would soon address his supporters as the new permanent DA, somebody at Transit Police responded that Hayden didn't win so the election so much as the Globe, due to its last-minute stories on Ricardo Arroyo. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 11:00 pm

WBUR reports Acting Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden has defeated Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo for a four-year term as DA.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:30 pm

Caroline Goggin at WHDH reports on an order by a Suffolk Superior Court judge today that orders BPD to release the redacted contents of a 2005 BPD file on an investigation into what Ricardo Arroyo did or didn't do to two fellow O'Bryant students in 2005. Arroyo, running for DA, says he didn't do anything and didn't even know there had been an investigation until the Globe contacted him this year.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 10:22 am

The Globe interviews one of the two women BPD allegedly investigated DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo for attacking when they were in high school, and that she stands by her story of "the coerced sex, the mental manipulation, threats she said he sent her." Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 11:46 am

Leaders of JP Progressives, which endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for Suffolk County DA earlier this month, report they spent more than two days this week trying to figure out what to do after news broke of the sexual-assault allegations against him. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 2:46 pm

Somebody dropped some paperwork on the Globe about two investigations into alleged sexual attacks by City Councilor and DA candidate Ricardo Arroyo when he was a student at the O'Bryant School. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 11:21 am

Gregory Gill, 23, is scheduled for arraignment on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in East Boston Municipal Court today after he allegedly pointed "a realistic-looking replica AK47 at passersby" during preparations for the Winthrop July Fourth parade on Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 10:10 am

The Boston Sun reports on the online forum between the two candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney - acting DA Kevin Hayden and Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo.

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
Arroyo

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.

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