Thursday, May 23, 2013
Two of the biggest heavyweights in the mayor's race reside in West Roxbury - John Connoly and Dan Conley.
Numerous West Roxbury residents have submitted nomination papers for Boston's mayoral and city council races. Of the 17 candidates who submitted mayoral nomination papers, two West Roxbury residents are clearly first and second in having the most cash for their campaigns. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley has more than $1 million cash on hand for his campaign, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF); Although Conley's campaign did have more than $800,000 before he announced his mayoral candidacy. At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has about $488K on hand, according to OCPF, who benefitted from donations due to announcing his mayoral candidacy before Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not seek …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declared his candidacy for mayor on Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement sent to the press, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declared his candidacy for mayor on Wednesday afternoon. "Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead," his statement said. "So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston." In his announcement, Conley said Boston needs to find a balance between the poor and vulnerable, middle class families, and economic hope and mobility, all while staying transparent and accountable. "Boston can only reach its full promise and potential when every one of its residents has a fair chance to reach theirs," he said. "I intend to put my heart and soul (and several pairs of shoes) into this …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
DA Conley: Massachusetts has some very strong and sensible gun legislation, but the great majority of gun crimes here are committed with firearms from states with looser laws.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley was first elected DA in 2002. He was previously an assistant district attorney for the office and a Boston City Councilor. He answered some questions from Patch. Patch: You've done a lot of work on anti-bullying, did you ever think anti-bullying would be a focus of the DA's office? How was bullying treated when you were growing up? Conley: Children and teens should be able to learn and grow without fear of bullying, harassment, threats, or violence. It is easy to claim that bullying is a rite of passage for youngsters, but we know that’s just not true. We understand the harm that bullying can cause. The very nature of bullying has changed since I was young. Victims once had an escape when they …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Alexander Callahan of West Roxbury was killed by another convict in the South Bay House of Correction.
A West Roxbury man was killed by another convict while in prison at the South Bay House of Correction. Alexander Callahan, 25, was involved on Sunday with an "altercation with another inmate” according to the Boston Herald. Callahan was serving time for cocaine possession from charges in June that Patch wrote about, as well as assault and battery. A Suffolk County District Attorney spokesman said there is an ongoing investigation. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral has chosen not to comment, according to the Herald. According to the Herald, Callahan had a lengthy rap sheet including 14 convictions for drug, assault and weapon charges. There were another nine charges still pending, out of a total 40 drug, robbery, assault and weapon …
Monday, October 22, 2012
If Boston Mayor Thomas Menino were to choose not to run next year - who would run? Who would you like to see run for mayor?
It's gotten to the point that individuals wanting to be Boston mayor openly admit they are waiting for Thomas Menino to step aside. The Boston Herald did a roundup of the usual suspects expected to make a run at being Boston's next mayor. Included in the Herald's list are: Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, City Councilors John Connolly, Ayanna Pressley, Felix Arroyo, Tito Jackson and Mike Ross. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, as well as state Representatives Linda Dorcena Forry and Marty Walsh were also tabbed as possible candidates. Several of the usual suspects have said they'd like to run for mayor if Menino stepped aside, but not if he's still in office. Just ask Maura Hennigan and Michael Flaherty about what it's like…
Friday, October 12, 2012
The city's top brass has put in a "crisis re-entry plan" for inmates released from prison as a result of the JP State Drug Lab scandal.
With as many as 600 convicted drug dealers up for early release from prison, city officials say they have a plan to limit the damage to Boston's neighborhoods. "This is an emergency," Mayor Thomas Menino said in a joint press conference with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. Menino outlined a plan for Boston to deal with the fallout from the alleged actions of a "rogue chemist" at the JP Drug Lab who may have tainted samples in thousands of drug cases. "We are concerned about the large number of individuals who will be released from state prison," Menino said, "with no plan for transition back into society, and just as concerned about those who may return to a lifestyle that can cause …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley will disburse $50,000 this year, from DA’s Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program.
Ever wonder what happens to money seized from drug dealers? At least $50,000 of seized money will be awarded to local non-profits as a part of a Suffolk County District Attorney's Asset Forfeiture Reinvestment Program. Particularly non-profit organizations that work with kids and teens are being asked to apply for the annual series of cash awards that provide youth of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop (Suffolk County) with alternatives to crime and drug use. This year's funds total $50,000 according to the DA's office. The funds are disbursed from Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s program that takes cash and assets seized from drug dealers and awards them to Suffolk County organizations to help youths avoid drugs, gangs, …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Mock trial was part of St. Theresa School's curriculum being led by Boston College Law School students throughout the school year.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The students of the St. Theresa School held a very atypical mock trial on Friday night. For starters the case being heard by the judge was 'The State of Massachusetts vs. Gold E. Locks. Second - the special guest judge was Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. The students of grades five through eight have been learning about law from several Boston College Law School students while researching the justice system