Another state chemist arrested on evidence-tampering charges; guess the Herald headline

WBZ provides the basics - this time the chemist is out in Amherst, not JP.

Michael Ratty:

Guessing Herald hed: "DEUX-KHAN"

Steve Annear:

That, or "ANOTHER LAB RAT"

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Green Line to take another step into the 20th century with real-time tracking

The Walking Bostonian reports MBTA officials promised at a meeting Thursday to install the equipment and software needed for real-time tracking on the Green Line by 2015 - similar to the tracking that lets riders known when to run for a train on the other three subway lines.

H/t Boston Zest.

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Gun nuts rally at State House

Alex Jones photographed a guy with a flag daring people to try to take his AR-15 away.

Ed. headline clarification: The headline is my interpretation. Alex Jones had nothing to do with it.

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Police: Groper grabbed at Haymarket

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he groped a woman as she was waiting to board a 111 bus around 1:15 p.m. on Friday.

John Salonen, 48, was arrested as he walked away from the busway toward New Chardon Street, police say. He's scheduled for arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

Innocent, etc.

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 13:15

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Open season on BU students again

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 23:30

Police are investigating three separate robberies of BU students overnight, one involving a big-nosed white guy with a gun.

BU Today reports a female BU student and two companions were held up at gunpoint around 12:15 a.m. at St. Paul and Thatcher streets in Brookline by two white men, one of them about 6'2" in a white hoodie and a black jacket, who held a gun and had a prominent proboscis. The other guy is about 6', thick, wearing a black jacket with a scarf over his face.

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Readville convenience store robbed at gunpoint; employees locked in back room

Police are looking for a guy who herded emplyees at V&D, 1897 River St. into a back room shortly before 10 p.m. before getting away with cash and two phones - one an old iPhone 3.

He's described as about 5'8" and clad in a red hoodie and a black ski mask and gloves.

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Flu rates begin to drop across state, except in Boston

Stats for last week show Boston experienced the same number of flu cases as the week before - and that ER visits for flu like symptoms actually went up.

Statewide, the number of flu cases dipped from the week before.

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Finally, you'll be able to chase your own tail

From the Tailly Kickstarter page.From the Tailly Kickstarter page.

WBZ reports some company is using the Arisia show in Boston this weekend to debut a mechanical human tail that uses a heartbeat monitor to determine when to wag and how much.

"It’s not totally clear what exact purpose this tail serves," WBZ reports, which is exactly the sort of statement you'd expect from MSM.

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Board smacks South Boston Chinese restaurant that stayed open late

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend the license for Golden House on West Broadway for seven days after a Boston police sergeant found it open at 2:50 one morning - 50 minutes past its legal closing time.

The punishment - unusually severe for the licensing board - came despite owner Xian Wan's plea for mercy because he needed extra money due to his son dying of cancer.

At a hearing Tuesday, board members noted Wan has been caught operating past 2 a.m. before and that if he felt he needed to stay open later, he should have applied for an extension in hours - a process that could take weeks, in a neighborhood already fighting mad over early morning food service.

The board deferred any action against another West Broadway eatery, Nanning Wok, which was also caught open past its 2 a.m. closing time, but which does not have a history of closing-hour violations.

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