Bouncer at downtown club faces criminal charges after he allegedly punched patron to the ground

Kevin Blackmore, 37, of Wellesley, was released on personal recognizance yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a door - and assault and battery causing serious bodily injury for an incident at the Place, 2 Broad St., in July that left a New Hampshire man in a coma for four days, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lane shift ahead: State looking at moving, shrinking Storrow Drive under Longfellow so hospital can expand

The Boston Courant reports state transportation officials are working on plans to stick both sides of Storrow Drive under a Longfellow Bridge arch, which would let Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary expand one of its buildings and dig a new parking garage under the current Infirmary parking lot in exchange for giving up the parking lot for the new road alignment and new parkland (Ed.

Inside the Ebola war room at MIT

The New Yorker talks to Harvard and MIT researchers trying to figure out how to battle Ebola by deciphering its genetic code, including Harvard biology professor Pardis Sabeti, who heads the "Ebola war room" at MIT's Broad Institute.

The next morning, Gire took a car to the M.I.T. campus, carrying a small box containing the tubes of droplets with the Ebola RNA. There, in a lab at the Broad Institute, he and a colleague named Sarah Winnicki, working alongside two other research teams, prepared the RNA to be decoded. The work took four days, and Gire and Winnicki hardly slept. By the end, they had combined all fourteen samples into a single, crystal-clear droplet of water solution. The drop contained about six trillion snippets of DNA. Each was a mirror image of a piece of RNA from the blood samples. Most of the snippets were human genetic code, but among them were about two hundred billion snippets of code from Ebola.

Police: After harassing women on Red Line train, guy punches out man at Harvard Square

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge resident on charges he started an unprovoked attack on a man on a Red Line train, then followed him out of the train into Harvard Square station and punched him in the head.

Christopher Hicks, 26, is scheduled for arraignment today in Cambridge District Court on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a shod foot - police say.

Police hunt guy who tried pulling young teen into car in Roxbury

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:50

Boston Police report they are looking for a man in connection with an incident Wednesday afternoon at a bus stop at Warren and Moreland streets in Roxbury.

Around 2:50 p.m., policey say, a 14-year-old girl standing at the bus stop was approached by a guy who'd gotten out of a blue Infiniti:

The male suspect asked the victim to get into his car and even attempted to pull the victim into his vehicle. The victim states she was able to avoid the suspect and flee the area.

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Election roundup: Baker sees poll surge thanks to independents

A Globe poll shows Baker with a 9-point lead, due mainly to independents settling on him as their candidate. It's the first poll to show such a wide gap between Baker and Coakley.

National media has glommed onto the Chokely meme, but ya know, one could make the case that Baker's a choker of a loser, too.

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