Top Stories: Domino's Hears Loud 'No,' Hickey Arrested
With more details on the recent drug and prostitution raid on Cambridge Street.
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More details in Cambridge Street raid. News of the charges in this case broke on Friday, but this week we learned 1) that the investigation began because Charlestown residents alerted police and 2) the sometimes-pornographic list of items seized from the house.
Millerick and Life Focus Center still under review. The fate of Jack Millerick, the executive directory of the shuttering Life Focus Center, remains under review by the attorney general’s office, Martha Coakley said recently. Coakley said that her agency is looking at the Life Focus Center “very closely,” as it continues to address allegations about the misuse of funds at nonprofits, improper due diligence of nonprofit boards and excessive compensation for agency executives.
DA identifies beating death victim, asks public for help. District Attorney Daniel F. Conley is still looking for help from Charlestown residents in the investigation of the beating death of a homeless man in Paul Revere Park. Conley named the crime’s victim, Normand Varieur, a homeless originally from Maine, and offered a description: Varieur was a white man who stood 5-feet seven-inches tall, Conley said, with gray hair and a gray beard.
Residents oppose Domino’s proposed for Main Street. The meeting drew approximately 40 members of the community, with a large group offering remarks critical of the plan. Some worried about the store’s planned location, which they said would lead to double-parking. Resident Dan Ryan, who declared his clear bias by pointing to his strong personal connections to other pizza restaurants present at the meeting, warned that national chains have a troubled history in Charlestown.
Oxy-Morons director arrested. John Hickey, one of the men behind the Charlestown-based drug film Oxy-Morons, has been arrested and arraigned in New Hampshire. Hickey was wanted in New Hampshire on charges relating to an accusation that he stole a woman's pistol.