Boston cab owners say city and state are driving them to ruin; sue over non-regulation of Uber and its ilk

Heavily regulated Boston cab owners last week filed a federal lawsuit against city and state regulators they charge have put them at a competitive disadvantage by letting Uber, Lyft and similar concerns steal their business.

In their lawsuit, filed in US District Court, the Boston Taxi Owners Association and two individual medallion owners charge the city is ruining their investments in expensive medallions by letting ride-share or "transportation network companies" pick up passengers for hire without any similar investment.

Poll: Slim majority of Bostonians support Olympics, but most want a referendum

WBUR polled Bostonians and people in inner suburbs, says 51% supported the idea of a 2024 Olympic here, but that 75% want a ballot question on the idea - and that a majority don't believe for a second that taxpayers won't have to bail the thing out.

Mayor Walsh has already declared: No referendum.

New Yorker charged with murdering artist whose body was found in Jackson Square woods

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 18:00

Boston Police report Boston and New York detectives teamed up today to arrest a man wanted for killing Pippin Roe, 40, whose body was found in a wooded area near 1542 Columbus Ave. on July 13, 2014.

Ritcher Baez, 24, of New York, was charged with murder.

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Woman attacked while jogging near Jamaica Pond boathouse

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:30

Boston Police report on an incident around 9:30 a.m.:

A female victim called police to report that, while running in the vicinity of the Jamaica Pond boathouse, an individual riding a bicycle approached her from behind and slapped her in the buttock region. Victim states she screamed and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim describes the suspect as either a black or Hispanic male in his early twenties, 6'0" in height, medium build, wearing a white ball cap with red trim (possibly a Chicago Bulls cap), a dark sweatshirt, dark pants and white sneakers.

Last fall saw several armed robberies or robbery attempts around the pond.

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