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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.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 11:53 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected a request by a man convicted of a 1974 Roxbury murder that he be freed because of Covid-19 concerns while he purses an attempt to win a new trial, as well as requests for release by two men convicted of a 1984 murder in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 10:11 am

The driver of a 713 bus diverted his bus to a Winthrop beach where he wouldn't let the sole passenger on board exit as he ate his dinner and then tried to rape her Saturday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:30 pm

WGBH reports on the allegations against Tino Capobianco, which emerged after the state attorney general and the former congressman endorsed him last week in his bid for Bob DeLeo's seat. Capobianco says it's all lies.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 10:38 am

Winthrop School Superintendent Lisa Howard says state and federal investigators have joined local police in looking at who might be attacking Winthrop's Internet provider and making it difficult for students to participate in remote learning in recent days. In e-mail to parents yesterday afternoon, she wrote: Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/20 - 5:41 pm

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo of Winthrop, is leaving his job for a new one at Northeastern University, Alison King at NBC Boston reports.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 9:32 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today it's seeking court orders to vacate some 108 drug convictions that involved evidence certified as illegal drugs by Annie Dookhan, a chemist at the state labs in Jamaica Plain convicted in 2013 of just making stuff up. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 9:20 pm

The town of Winthrop reports it has identified a third cluster of Covid-19 cases, this time linked to the Winthrop Golf Club, which has resulted in at least six cases among people who were there last weekend. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/20 - 5:31 pm

The town of Winthrop reported today it's confirmed 22 new Covid-19 cases tied to "social events at the Winthrop Elks, 191 Washington Ave. and the Pleasant Park Yacht Club, 562 Pleasant St." Read more.

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