Business was slow in Maine, so the pimps brought their prostitutes down to Boston - and that proved their downfall

A Dorchester man was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison this week for transporting three Maine women across state lines to work as prostitutes in Boston. Unlike in Maine, where he earned money from the work of two of the women, however, Fritz Blanchard, 28, and his fellow pimp never got a chance to see any revenue from the women they tried to have pick up men in downtown Boston, the FBI reports: Blanchard took two of the women to a downtown street and told them how to attract customers and engage in prostitution. One of the two women, upon learning what was expected of her, feigned illness, separated herself, and contacted the police. In court documents, prosecutors said that Blanchard ...

Police: Motorist hits, drives over bicyclist in Neponset Circle

State Police report a Dorchester man suffered serious injuries yesterday when a woman from Quincy drove over him as they were both traveling around Neponset Circle around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim, 46, was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver, a 53-year-old woman in a Subaru, was uninjured. The cause of this crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

Big Dot Ave project gets even bigger

The Dorchester Reporter reports the developers behind the proposed Dot Block at Dot. Ave. and Hancock Street are now asking for BRA approval to build 420 apartments, thanks to their acquisition of some more land.
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