Police vow to catch people behind Twitter death threats aimed at Arlington computer game developer

Polygon reports Brianna Wu, co-founder of Boston's Giant Spacekat game company, fled her Arlington home last week after a series of death tweets that identified her husband and address.

Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan says his detectives got the case on Friday. In a statement, he says:

We will use all tools and assets at our disposal to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.

Man who probably doesn't have Ebola told to wait for ambulance in his car

So it's probably a good thing he didn't take the T to Harvard Vanguard's Braintree clinic.

In an update on yesterday's situation, Harvard Vanguard reports that when the man, who'd recently returned from Liberia, showed up at its Braintree clinic complaining of headaches and muscle pain, clinicians "quickly ushered [him] out of the building and into his own car to reduce any potential exposure of others:"

Yes, there was a good reason crews were repaving a South End street at 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday

In response to a citizen complaint about loud street work on Appleton Street at 7:30 a.m. this past Saturday, Mark Cardarelli, supervisor of utility coordination and compliance at the DPW writes:

The Public Works Department is resurfacing Appleton St. Appleton was in disparate need of resurfacing, this is a plus for the residents. The street was posted 2 days in advance as required. Because the construction season ends November 15th every day left is critical. That's why they were working on the 11th. The work should be completed in the next week or so. The city apologizes for the inconvenience this necessary work caused.

Roslindale school broken into again; house down the block also broken into

UPDATE: After surrounding the school and sending in a search dog, police did not find the intruder, Stanley Staco reports. The guy apparently smashed a ground-floor window to gain entry.

Police are investigating a break-in at the Irving Middle School on Cummins Highway tonight. As officers surrounded the school and waited to unleash a police dog in the halls, they received word that a house on Sheldon Street, which runs into Cummins across from the school, had been broken into as well.

Man found dead at Roxbury fire had been stabbed repeatedly, police say

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:00

Boston Police report Santo Alcadio Bernabel, 69, of Hazelton, PA, suffered multiple stab wounds at 104 Winthrop St. Friday night and that they and Boston Fire investigators are now looking at whether the five-alarm fire was set.


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