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Things to Know in the South End Today, Feb. 20: Crash Course in Tango

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting increasing clouds, with a high near 38 degrees and wind gusts up to 30 mph.  2. Learn to Tango: Step into the new MOVIMIENTO (450 Harrison Ave.) for a crash course on authentic Argentine Tango tonight at either 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. No dance experience is required. You’ll learn the basic elements, practice drills, and work on movement quality as well as partner connection. The musical structures of Argentine Tango will be introduced. The cost is $ 55 and you can sign up at the door. See here for more information.  3. Saxophonist at Darryl’s: Head to Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave.) tonight at 7 p.m. to hear critically acclaimed saxophonist Nat Simpkins. Simpkins has performed all over the world at major venues and continues to be active as a saxophonist on the international music scene. See here for more information.  4. New England Home Show: New England’s largest and longest running home show returns starting today through Feb. 24 at the Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd.) The show will cover everything from gardening to flooring, to techniques to tools, and there will be more than 500 experts on hand to answer your DIY questions while providing hands-on demos. Tickets cost $ 12. See here for more information.  5. Add your events: Do you have a great event coming up at your organization or business? If it’s happening right here in the South End, add it to the Events Calendar! I feature great events every single day in the daily email update, on the homepage and on social media, so add yours to the mix and help get the word out to South Enders about what’s happening in their neighborhood.Click here to add an event.  Things you can do every day on South End Patch: Share your news with the rest of the community. Click here to add an announcement.  Add your events to our events calendar. Click here to sign up for breaking news updates. Want up-to-the-minute news? Click here to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  Share your thoughts on your community in a blog. Click here to get started. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm

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Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail for South End Drunk Driving Crash

A Dorchester man will serve 20 years in prison for a drunk driving crash in the South End in 2010 that left one of his friends dead. Warren Tyler, 47, received the maximum penalty for manslaughter this week, after a Suffolk County jury found him guilty of being drunk and causing the crash that killed his friend, according to District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office. Warren was found guilty of both motor vehicle homicide and manslaughter by operating under the influence in the 2010 crash that killed his friend and passenger, 46-year-old Johnny Williams, Jr.  Jurors acquitted Tyler of an additional charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle. Prior to sentencing, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke dismissed the charge of motor vehicle homicide on the grounds that it was duplicative of the manslaughter charge, which carries a longer maximum sentence of 20 years.  Prosecutors recommended a term of 19 to 20 years in state prison; Locke imposed a sentence of 18 to 20 years. At around 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2010, Boston Police spotted a blue Mazda minivan that had been reported stolen less than an hour earlier. Officers followed the vehicle on Blue Hill Avenue, but before they could pull the car over, they found the minivan had crasehd into a delivery truck at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and East Berkeley Street. On seeing the smoke, officers activated their lights and sirens and called for medical assistance. Tyler was found in the driver’s seat with broken bones. Williams sustained fatal injuries to his head and chest in the crash, which crushed the passenger’s side of the vehicle where Williams was seated. Tyler was transported to Boston Medical Center after the crash, where he told an EMT who was treating him, “Dude, I’m drunk.”  Blood tests determined that Tyler’s blood alcohol level was a minimum of .14 – almost twice the legal limit of .08. Police executing a search warrant on the vehicle and found vodka bottles inside a bag along with personal papers belonging to Tyler. “Nothing in this world right now could make me feel any better than him being here,” Williams’ younger brother told the court.  “He was a strong guy.  We always ran to him for help.  He was always there for us.” SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

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