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  • Two Boston police officers dragged by car

    11/23/2016 6:13:37 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    WPRI 12 Eyewitness News ^ | November 23 | Erica Ponte
    BOSTON, Mass (WPRI) — The search is on for a driver, accused of a hit-and-run that injured police officers. According to Boston Police Superintendent Randall Halstead, police were responding to a report of a person with a gun at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when they spotted a car that matched one of the three possible descriptions given. When approaching the car, the driver took off, dragging two officers and nearly hitting two others.
  • Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest (Massachusetts)

    07/29/2016 10:26:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. “This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”
  • Everything Is About Race

    04/07/2016 6:12:47 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    “Don’t make this about race.” I’ve heard this sentence a lot recently, read it a lot online. Saw its use launch a Facebook flame war while I waited for my plane to board at the end of spring break. It’s the easiest way for white people to invalidate experiences of oppression and avoid fraught debates about justice in America. But of course it’s about race—everything is. Our country was built on oppression, and race is everywhere, at every moment on my standard trip back to Harvard. The view from my airplane window is about race. Colonizers killed Indigenous people for...

    03/29/2016 7:52:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Mach 29, 2016 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Archeologists in Boston are digging at the boyhood home of slain black rights activist Malcolm X. The two-week archaeological dig begins Tuesday in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.
  • Decorated Boston Police Officer in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting

    03/28/2015 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 28, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Decorated Boston Police Officer in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting Mar 28, 2015 By EMILY SHAPIRO A Boston police officer was shot during a motor vehicle stop in Roxbury on March 27, 2015. ABC News A police officer decorated for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop, the city's police commissioner said today. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting of Officer John Moynihan on Friday night "unprovoked." He and five other officers had pulled over a driver in Roxbury,...
  • Boston cop critically hurt after Roxbury shootout

    03/28/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2015 | Owen Boss, Jordan Graham
    A Hub gang cop was seriously injured last night after being shot in the face during a Roxbury gun battle that left one suspect dead, an innocent bystander wounded and neighbors ducking for cover. “The officer here is in tough shape, but we’re all pulling for him and hopefully he’ll pull through. His family is with him, the clergy has been here, and again, let’s pray for him,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans said following the 6:40 p.m. shootout on Humboldt Avenue near Ruthven Street.
  • Decorated Boston Cop in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting

    03/28/2015 9:28:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies ^ | 03/28/2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A police officer decorated for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in critical condition in a medically-induced coma after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop, the city's police commissioner said today. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting of officer John Moynihan on Friday night "unprovoked." He and five other officers had pulled over a driver in Roxbury, Massachusetts, when the driver began firing at the officers, according to police.
  • Police: 3 women attack man with bleach on bus

    06/13/2013 1:24:21 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies ^ | 06/13/2013 | Susan Tran
    Three women are accused of attacking a man on the number 28 MTBA bus and then throwing bleach on him. Police said the women hit a man over his head and stole money from his pocket. As they were leaving the bus, they took bleach from a water bottle and threw it in the victim’s face, according to police. Neighbors in the Roxbury community were horrified. “Yeah it is disappointing for these young kids. There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach,” said one woman. “The reason why the kids are out of hand is because...
  • Choirboy, 13, gunned down

    01/12/2013 5:46:07 AM PST · by massmike · 32 replies ^ | 01/12/2013 | Richard Weir / Boston Herald
    A 13-year-old who police said was an innocent victim was shot in the stomach last night on a Roxbury street while walking to church for choir practice. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center after the 7:10 p.m. shooting on Humboldt Avenue. Police said he is in critical condition and that his mother was by his side. Police said they are looking for a gray vehicle tied to the shooting at the corner of Homestead Street. Danielle Hunter, 29, said she stayed holed up in her home after she heard four shots. “The violence — it’s just terrible. It’s...
  • Liberal groups urge MA delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff

    11/11/2012 2:09:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 23 replies
    — On Thursday, a crowd of around 250 people gathered at a public library in the urban neighborhood of Roxbury. They were brought together by unions and community organizing groups. One woman addressed the crowd in Spanish; many talked about their experiences on Medicare or Social Security. They held signs reading: “The people have spoken. Protect services” and “Raise revenue.” Congress this week will begin to debate how to address the “fiscal cliff” – the expiration of several tax cuts at the end of the year at the same time as major cuts to domestic and military spending, referred to...
  • Mosque’s completion cause for celebration

    06/10/2007 1:04:37 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 62 replies · 1,689+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, June 10, 2007 | By Marie Szaniszlo
    Abdel Majid left behind family and friends in Morocco four years ago to study and work in the United States. Yesterday, as he heard the traditional Muslim call to prayer at the new Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, he truly felt at home. “The population here - most of them are immigrants far from where they grew up,” said the 29-year-old Revere man. “To hear the call of prayer makes you feel this is really your country.” Yesterday, Muslims from across the region watched the capping of the mosque’s minaret, the tower from which the call to...
  • GOP picks a fight

    03/06/2006 9:37:09 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,212+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 6, 2006 | Yvonne Abraham
    Law student takes aim at Wilkerson... She is the daughter of immigrants. She is black and Hispanic. She is a single mother, and a Muslim. And, to the delight of the state party, Samiyah Diaz is also a Republican. The law student, who is collecting signatures to oppose state Senator Dianne Wilkerson, the Roxbury Democrat, in November, may have little chance of besting the 13-year incumbent. But for longtime Republicans, Diaz's candidacy is as much about shifting the image of the Republican Party as it is about winning. ''For the Republican Party, which needs to find some new energy on...
  • Mosque lawsuit dismissal is sought

    12/29/2005 9:11:15 PM PST · by alydar · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 29, 2005 | Stephen Kurkjian
    A lawyer, citing a state law that encourages open debate about development projects, is seeking dismissal of a suit that claims his clients conspired to stop construction of a large mosque and cultural center in Roxbury. Boston lawyer Jeffrey S. Robbins declared in motions filed last Friday in Suffolk Superior Court that his clients had not made any false or defamatory statements about the Islamic Society of Boston, which is developing the $24.5 million project in Roxbury Crossing, or its leaders. Also, Robbins, who represents a handful of the groups and individuals named in the suit, stated in his motions...
  • Crowd turns ugly in close call for Hub cop

    09/05/2005 2:32:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 626+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2005 | By Brian Ballou
    A lone cop trying to cuff a man firing bullets into the night sky in Roxbury early yesterday was confronted by nearly 200 frenzied, bottle-throwing, cursing youths. By the end of the tense incident, eight people, including six teens, were arrested. According to police, the officer walked into the crowd standing near Lawrence Avenue and Mascoma Street at 1:22 a.m. He watched Luis Rivera, 23, of Roxbury stand in the middle of the intersection, point a gun toward the sky, and squeeze off one round. The cop began to approach Rivera, who apparently did not realize that a uniformed officer...
  • Radical Islam: Outspoken cleric, jailed activist tied to new Hub mosque [Boston]

    10/28/2003 2:45:28 PM PST · by aculeus · 13 replies · 2,361+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 28, 2003 | Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    The Islamic organization poised to build the largest mosque in the Northeast on a site in Roxbury has long-standing ties to an Egyptian cleric who praises suicide bombings and a Muslim activist indicted last week in a terrorism financing probe. The Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to build a sprawling $22 million Islamic cultural center and mosque on Malcolm X Boulevard, has had a long association with Dr. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi, whose vocal support of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas prompted the State Department to bar him from entering the U.S. four years ago. The local religious...
  • NJ Byzantine Church tries to survive amid falling attendance

    12/27/2004 3:46:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Holy Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church had a promising beginning when it opened in the Succasunna section of Roxbury in the 1970s: The modest building was the only Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic parish for 38 miles. Worshippers from coal and steel mining towns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with roots in Eastern Europe joined Holy Wisdom to practice their religion, which follows the principles of Roman Catholicism and the customs of the Eastern Orthodox church. In recent years, membership has declined. Holy Wisdom's congregants, like Byzantine Catholics elsewhere in New Jersey, have joined Roman Catholic churches that are closer to home. Decreasing...
  • Rep slams mosque leader's writings.(Religion of Peace in Boston)

    03/19/2004 5:17:07 AM PST · by Redcoat LI · 4 replies · 153+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 8/19/2004 | Johnathan Wells
    Rep slams mosque leader's writings By Jonathan Wells Friday, March 19, 2004 U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano said yesterday he is disturbed by anti-Jewish articles written by one of the leaders of a giant mosque planned for Roxbury and has asked the local Muslim group for an explanation. ``It's pretty inflammatory stuff, and it's stuff I wouldn't want to be associated with,'' Capuano (D-Somerville) told the Herald. ``I want to hear why those types of writings would be associated with that project.'' Capuano was responding to a Herald report last week that quoted Arabic language articles in which Walid A. Fitaihi,...
  • Under suspicion: Hub mosque leader tied to radical groups

    10/29/2003 4:13:22 AM PST · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Boston Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | SPECIAL REPORT/by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    Last of two parts. The leader of the local Islamic organization preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston is allegedly linked to a network of Muslim companies and charitable groups in Virginia suspected by federal investigators of providing material support to Islamic terrorists. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to construct a $22 million cultural center and mosque in Roxbury, was also a leader of an Indiana-based Muslim organization known for its anti-Western rhetoric and for providing a platform for radical Islamists, some of whom have been...
  • Boston Woman accused of al-Qaida ties held in Pakistan

    04/22/2003 2:23:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 377+ views
    News Observer ^ | April 22 2003 | CURT ANDERSON/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Boston woman sought by the FBI for questioning about possible ties to the al-Qaida terror network is in custody in Pakistan, U.S. law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Aafia Siddiqui, 31, was detained by Pakistani authorities in the past few days and was being interrogated at an undisclosed location. She originally is from Pakistan. The FBI in March put out a global alert for Siddiqui, who has a biology degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and wrote a doctoral thesis on neurological sciences at Brandeis University in...