Monthly Archives: June 2013

Markey wins U.S. Senate seat

June 26, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) beat Republican Gabriel Gomez to claim the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Third-party candidate Richard Heos, who represents the Twelve Visions Party, came in a distant third. Markey, who campaigned in Jamaica Plain at J.P. Licks and had a Hyde Square office, garnered about...

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Field narrows for citywide, local races

June 25, 2013
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The race for District 8 City Council seat, which covers Mission Hill, has five candidates after a review of required signatures, according to a City document. District 8 candidates needed 150 signatures. The current office holder, Mike Ross, is running for mayor. Mission Hill resident Richard Giordano was another candidate, but has dropped out...

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BPS to offer free summer meals for kids

June 21, 2013
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Boston Public Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to any children and youths ages 4-18 at more than 140 sites around the city this summer starting July 1. The annual program to ensure good nutrition for kids in need will run through Aug. 30. No registration or ID are needed. The full list...

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Police Spotlight: Scam targets businesses’ utility bills

June 19, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is warning small business owners about an ongoing scam where a caller demands a utility bill payment via a Green Dot prepaid card. Utility companies never request payment by such cards. The scam has hit at least 50 businesses–15 of them in Boston–over the past several months, and stolen more...

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Sex attack suspect banned from Mission Hill pending trial

June 19, 2013
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The Northeastern University student charged with two June 15 attempted sexual assaults has been banned from Mission Hill and the university by a court pending trial, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Patrick Barry, 21, is now described by the DA’s Office as a Medford resident, though he was living at 878...

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DA: Barry to be charged in 2nd sex assault

June 18, 2013
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Patrick Barry, the Mission Hill man already charged with one attempted sexual assault on June 15, will be charged as soon as today with a second, similar assault that day, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Barry, a 21-year-old Northeastern University student, will be charged with assault with intent to rape and...

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Sex attack suspect is an NU student; investigated for 2nd assault

June 17, 2013
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Sex attack suspect is an NU student; investigated for 2nd assault

Patrick Barry, the defendant in a June 15 sexual assault and robbery, is a Northeastern University student who was identified after claiming that mysterious cuts on his face came from a knife fight, according to the university and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He was being held on $30,000 bail following his arraignment...

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Mission Hill man arrested in sex attack

June 17, 2013
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Boston Police have arrested a Mission Hill man in one of  two attempted sexual assaults June 15 that left two women stabbed, according to the Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed (@Boston_Police) and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Patrick Barry, 21, of 878 Huntington Ave. is in custody and will be arraigned today in...

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Women sexually assaulted, stabbed on street; police seek suspects

June 15, 2013
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Two women were stabbed and sexually assaulted in separate surprise attacks on local streets early this morning. The Boston Police Department is telling residents to be alert and asking for help in identifying suspects, generally described as white men in their 20s. Both victims’ injuries are described as “non-life-threatening.” The first attack was around...

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Man shot, seriously wounded in Mission Main

June 15, 2013
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A man was found shot and wounded early this morning behind 15 McGreevey Way in the Mission Main public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. BPD described the victim’s injuries as “life-threatening.” The unidentified victim is in his twenties. He was transported to a hospital for treatment after the 12:30 a.m. shooting....

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