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Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and City Councilor Sal LaMattina Honored with Michael A. Nazzaro Public Service Awards [Photos]

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina were honored with the Michael A. Nazzaro, Jr. Public Service Award at this year’s Columbus Day Celebration Reception. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh took part in the presentations as did State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Sen. Joe Boncore and City Councilors who attended including President Read More…

Daily Briefs

Weekend Briefing: Egg Hunts, Flea Market, Shop & Nibble, Abstract Sculpture, Sacco & Vanzetti and More!

Congrats – you made it to Friday! Spring 2017 in Boston:  View this post on Instagram PICTURE OF THE DAY Today's feature is this beautiful shot from @oscarealvarez. Congratulations! See it on @Fox25News at 10:00PM. ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃ 🚩Never been featured on IGersBoston despite trying? Tag #IGersBoston_1st and we'll pick our favorites to share in our feed! Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: DiMasi Denied, Spring Weather, Sox Opening Day, Muncipal Harbor Plan

Start your week with our Monday Brief: Boston Red Sox open the 2017 season against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday – Fenway Park, 2:05pm Is the spring weather here to stay? View this post on Instagram The @rosekennedygreenway and these "purple petticoats" are loving this spring weather ☀️🌸 A post shared by Loft & Vine | North End Read More…

People Photos & Videos

Neighborhood Photo: Elect DiMasi Sign Posted

A classic “Elect DiMasi Representative” sign was posted on this Prince Street office to recognize Sal DiMasi’s return to Massachusetts and his longtime representation of the neighborhood. Back in the day, the signs used to blanket the North End store windows. The old sign was recovered and posted by Philip Frattaroli. Photo by Michael Dello Russo.   “Neighborhood Photo” Read More…

People Police & Fire

Sal DiMasi Receives Early Compassionate Release From Prison; Home by Thanksgiving

Former Massachusetts House Speaker and longtime North End representative, Sal DiMasi, received early compassionate release from prison, after a U.S. District Court ruled on Thursday. Judge Mark Wolf ordered that DiMasi be freed on November 22nd and returned to his home state. In its order, the court sympathized with the 71 year-old’s past prostate and throat cancers and ongoing chronic Read More…

Government Photos & Videos Police & Fire

CBS Boston: Where Do U.S. Senate Candidates Stand on Possible DiMasi Pardon?

The video embedded below shows Jon Keller asking each of the U.S. Senate candidates where they stand on pardoning Sal DiMasi, the North End’s former State representative and Speaker of the House. (Video courtesy CBS Boston). A rundown on DiMasi pardoning stances: Markey: Balance illness and incarceration, move closer to home Gomez: No, would not Read More…

Government Health & Environment People Police & Fire

Sal DiMasi Legal Filing Alleges Cancer Treatment Was Denied

Former Massachusetts House Speaker and longtime North End representative, Sal DiMasi, was denied medical treatment in prison for cancer, according to a recent legal filing by his attorney. DiMasi will begin radiation on his tongue for the cancer, now at Stage 4, impacting his ability to speak and eat through his mouth. This procedure will Read More…

Government People Police & Fire

Sal DiMasi, Former House Speaker and North End Resident, Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

Former Massachusetts House Speaker and North End resident, Sal DiMasi, was sentenced to eight years in prison today by a federal court judge after being convicted on corruption charges last June. In his decision, US District Court Judge Mark Wolf said DiMasi’s life had been “a great American story to a point.”  The ruling also Read More…

Government Police & Fire

North End’s Sal DiMasi, Former House Speaker, Convicted By Federal Court Jury

At the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse on Fan Pier today, former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi was found guilty by a jury in seven of the nine counts charged against him. The most damaging counts included extortion and conspiracy to defraud citizens of honest services related to contracts awarded to Cognos, a software Read More…

Government

North End’s Aaron Michlewitz Wins Election

The North End’s Aaron Michlewitz pulled out the win in a hard fought Democratic primary race for State Representative. Michlewitz and the South End’s Susan Passoni each ran very strong campaigns and the results showed Michlewitz with 2,116 votes to Passoni’s 1,945. Lucy Rivera from Beacon Hill and Brian Ross also from the North End, Read More…