R.S.Y. Buchanan took in the fights at Harvard last night. Yes, Harvard.
The Crimson reports the 11 fights on the card made up the fifth Kenneth Moskow Memorial Fight Night, this time held in a tent on the Science Center plaza:
Blood splattered across the shoulders of boxer Robert Z. Cai ’14 on Wednesday night as he continued throwing punches despite a bleeding nose.
Photo copyright R.S.Y. Buchanan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Homegrown Karmaloop and some California woman who leads an organization for "professional groupies" are battling over the right to sell things with the word "Plastics" on them.
In a pre-emptive strike, Karmaloop this week sued Yvonne Nicoletti, a.k.a. Lexxa Vonn, for the right to continue producing trucker hats that say "PLASTICS" on the front and "She's fabulous but she's evil" on the lower brim.
Nicoletti runs the Plastics Professional Groupies, and had sic'ed her lawyer on Karmaloop to get it to stop selling the caps, claiming she owns the trademark on the word "Plastics."
Conrad Blake, 35, of Dorchester was arrested on two counts of assault with intent to murder. According to police:
Witnesses told officers they heard a dispute over money owed. Officers were also told the suspect had come to the residence several times looking for the victim when he was not home.
After the shooting, witnesses said the suspect fled on foot. The suspect later turned himself into police.
Via Garrett Quinn.
Transit Police have posted an update from Officer Richard Donohue, injured in the Watertown firefight, that updates us on his condition, expresses his sadness over the loss of his friend and MIT officer Sean Collier and thanks all the cops, firefighters, doctors and nurses who helped save his life.
I am able to walk briefly through the use of a walker. My pain varies day to day and I still have a long road of rehab and recovery ahead, but I am optimistic I'll recover back to 100%. The bullet will remain in my leg as it is not obstructing anything or causing any pain. However my wife has informed me that the bullet will ultimately cause her the most pain, as I will be using it to get out of things such as mowing the lawn, doing laundry, and painting the deck.
They're charged with taking stuff out of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room or lying to federal investigators, not anything directly related to the bombing itself, the Globe reports.
Two were those Kazakh nationals already being held on immigration charges.
Boston Police report: "Tthere is no threat to public safety."
Popehat has copies of the criminal complaints along with some quick analysis.
Newbury Street landlord sees light at end of his moneypit of a tunnel; begs more time to keep his liquor licenseBy adamg - 5/1/13 - 11:28 am
The owner of the shuttered Ciao Bello on Newbury Street at Fairfield yesterday asked the Boston Licensing Board to let him hold onto the liquor license he holds but isn't using, saying he is close to getting an SBA loan that will, he promises, finally let him finish what turned into a multi-year renovation project.
Joseph Cimino's attorney, Stephen Miller, told the board that "multiple national chefs" have expressed interest in leasing the marquee space, but only after Cimino finishes the work. Cimino himself added that he might still want to run the restaurant on his own rather than leasing it out - he says he'll decide that after the place is actually ready for still more work to turn it into a high-class restaurant.
Shaun Ivers of Jamaica Plain plans to formally launch his campaign today in Geneva/Bowdoin, but first he took a few potshots against rivals Michael Flaherty, Steve Murphy, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu.
There is no place in an at-large race for candidates like Michael Flaherty who are only interested in issues that pertain to their own neighborhood. That’s what district races are for. ... This city does not need more hack politicians like Michael Flaherty and Stephen Murphy, nor does it need self-interested opportunists like Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley. When elected I promise serve the people – not exploit them.
Meanwhile, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that two employers whom Ivers claimed to be working for as a freelance writer say he never worked for them.
Ivers's complete release:
Mike O'Dea yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against Warner Bros. over its plans for a movie called "The Ghostman," about a thief who evades the FBI, saying it infringes his trademark on a comic book and movie he is working on called "Ghostman" about a thief who evades the FBI.
In his suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, O'Dea says he has been working on his project since 2010, has a Web site to promote it and that Warner Bros. needs to knock it off, pronto.
Our own Ron Newman, a longtime participant in the Davis Square LiveJournal community, reports that he, former Somerville Journal editor Deb Filcman and 100 "John and Jane Does" are being sued for more than $5 million for libel by Turbine founder Johnny Monsarrat. At issue: A lengthy LiveJournal discussion and a couple of Wicked Local blog posts about Monsarrat's arrest after a wild party, along with other online discussions about Monsarrat.
A Mattapan 14-year-old was arraigned yesterday on an arson charge in Dorchester District Court for allegedly setting the front door of the Chez Vouz roller rink on Rhodes Street on fire Saturday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, not named because of her age, allegedly shoved burning papers into the front door, after she was turned away around 10 p.m. the DA's office says, adding she had been earlier barred by the rink for 30 days for "fighting and making threats to other patrons."