Posts Tagged ‘watertown’

asking the question about people being arrested for immigration violations:

But the bigger problem was, he wouldn’t say what they were charged with: immigration violations. See, the governor doesn’t like to talk about illegal aliens, especially when they’re committing crimes, as opposed to just being illegal, which Marsha Coakley says is not illegal.

Deval has been “fully briefed” on the probe, or so he said, so he must have known that the feds were tracking illegal aliens. Or maybe no one dared tell him that they were on the trail of some of the people he wants to give in-state tuition to.

Arrested in Watertown – will the Boston City Council vote to boycott Watertown next?

I’m waiting to see La start a boycott of Massachusetts. Will Worcester have a new meeting to vote on forbidding travel to Watertown?

Events like this really drive home the idiocy of the open borders/amnesty crowd.

The neighborhood had changed over the years.

Decades ago it was an Italian neighborhood. Everybody knew everyone else. Neighbors knew each other and their families. A lady talked to me about the house at 39 Waverly ave. Her sister in law had once owned it and decades ago she had babysat in the house for family.

Today it was a neighborhood of absentee landlords. A mixed neighborhood of many different ethnic types. People pretty much kept to themselves. In the Elderly public housing the employees came and went never taking any note of the house next door. Nor did the tenants who lived in the 162 units inside. People came and went without a hello or even a nod to acknowledge the other.

It was much the same as it was in many neighborhoods all across the state and country. People remaining in their houses, children spending their time on the video games. It was not unusual, in fact even as it changed it remained just an average neighborhood.

Just another house

As for the house as 39 Waverly Ave; as time passed the people inside became less and less known till finally the various people living inside where not known

And so it went for years people came in and out of the house at 39 Waverly and over the course of time people noticed families no longer there, simply a moving van showing up on occasion and young men coming in and out.

Up to the very last day people took no notice at all while things of a secret nature took place. It was as one resident put it the perfect place to hide. Nobody noticed anything. At least almost nobody.

There was a woman living in the projects who had a son in government service, as she walked though the neighborhood she noticed things, little things that she saw in her son, things that nobody else noticed and she realized that soon the neighborhood would shortly become not just another part of town.

On Thursday morning they came out in the open, the agents, the choppers, the weapons. They poured into the house and 39 Waverly Ave to find both their target and information that would hopefully help them to honor their oaths to protect the people that they served.

And at that point, the people in the neighborhood, people all around the blocks who had not known or talked much to their neighbors came out. They watched the agents enter and leave the house over and over. They watched the local police control the traffic that poured by, they saw the media, the local networks, the national networks and even a plump blogger in a fedora descend upon them armed with microphone, camera and notebook. Some faces that they had seen on their television a thousand times, others they had never seen before in their lives.

They asked questions over and over again, they took reams of films, they set themselves up all over the neighborhood and struck their poses before their camera as the authorities continued their task.

More than all of this, the agents, and the reporters, the people came out and saw each other. They stood together and talked. They spoke of how they heard the choppers, they talked of the reporters that hung on their every word, and they talked of how the city and the neighborhood had changed in all the years they had been there.

They did all those things that neighbors do, all those things that were once done in a neighborhood where everybody knew everyone else. As the commotion died down and the press started to leave, it only remains to be seen if the unity and community created by their common experience would carry on beyond the Thursday when the War on Terror came to Waverly Street.

Just back from Watertown putting up a few Quick photos:

Waverly Ave: A typical street in Watertown 5-13-10

Just another street in Watertown

Just another house on the street

Until the FBI arrived

FBI approaching the house at 39 Waverly Avg 5-13-10


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Better luck next time.

I was all ready to cover Governor Patrick’s scheduled appearance in Fitchburg at J & R Glass on water street to talk about healthcare and it’s effect on small business. Had my photos of the place, photos of the sign “Welcome Governor Patrick” and the lot.

Employees talked about cleaning up the place and getting it all ready on short notice, tables were set up with pads and papers ready to begin, when the word suddenly came that the Governor had to cancel due to two arrests connected with the Times Square bombing.

Presume the governor is heading back to Boston to be ready to give a statement. Local stations are reporting searches in Watertown and Brookline.

Apparently after the arrest at 39 Waverly Street in Watertown Mass police raided two gas stations in Brookline. The two gas stations that are being searched are owned by a fellow named Elias Ali Audi (can’t vouch for the spelling) and is active and well liked in the community. A car registered to the Waverly Street location was found at one of the stations. Mr Ali apparently has a lot of family working at both locations but there is no word if he or is family is connected in the search or if the person taken into custody simply did business in these locations, although a neighbor at the Watertown location said there was always both a large quantity of men going in and out of the house and they were constantly working on cars.

Although one can’t assume any connection to Mr. Ali’s family the fact that both stations are being searched rather than simply the one where the car in particular was found might be significant.

Apparently the people were arrested for “immigration violations” no word on if LA will choose to boycott Massachusetts over these arrests.

All of this info is very preliminary at this time. I’ll give you more info as I get it.

Update: While I was waiting at the glass place the Jammie Wearing Fool was blogging it