New Englanders wait longer for organ transplants because fewer of us die in horrible accidents or from strokes

WBZ reports people who need new organs in New England wait longer than people in other parts of the country, in part because fewer traumatic and stroke deaths here mean fewer organs become available.

Election roundup: Big Food joins Big Bottle in opposing expansion of bottle bill

WBUR reports several Mass. supermarket chains are helping to fund ads against the proposal, which would require deposits on non-fizzy drinks.

Martha Coakley thinks the mayor of Quincy is backing Charlie Baker simply because he holds a grudge over her failed effort to convict Treasurer Tim of Quincy and a guy who is now an aide to the mayor on corruption charges.

Councilor would let longtime non-rich residents over 55 defer property taxes

Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) tomorrow asks the City Council to consider a proposal that would let people over 55 who have lived in their homes at least ten years defer payment of their city property tax until they sell the property or die.

In his request for a hearing on the matter, Linehan says the measure would let longtime residents stay in their homes even as their property taxes skyrocket due to the effect of the well off snapping up all the properties around them at ever escalating prices.

Man arraigned for two Boston rapes after prosecutors say novel DNA test rules out twin brother as possible suspect

Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from McNair's twin brother.

Prosecutors had dropped charges against McNair in April because of the twin question.

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