An MBTA Transit Police report on Monday's Dudley Street crash offers witnesses corroborating the driver's version of events - that he stopped the bus and ordered a bunch of teens off the bus for smoking but that two, including one who at first demanded he "shut the fuck up and drive the bus" caught up to him at the front door and began beating him
Is a newish group in the Boston area for bloggers of color. They're holding a meetup tomorrow at the wonderfully named Microsoft NERD Center, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. It'll be one of those rare chances to see me outside of my natural habitat (i.e., slouched over a dining-room table in the remotest part of Roslindale), since I'll be the guest speaker.
The Supreme Judicial Court today released its ruling on a divorce involving a wealthy Chestnut Hill couple, a couple of months after it impounded the decision when the hedge-fund management company where the husband is a partner objected to the release of financial details - such as how much the guy could be expected to earn over the next 15 years or so.
The Globe reports on the arraignment today of two Roxbury teens for that bus crash on Dudley Street.
Michael Anthony Baptista, who said he was on his way to a job fair, was released on personal recognizance. Felix Garcia was ordered held for violating bail conditions on unrelated larceny and assult charges.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office paints a different picture, saying in a statement:
It's put up or shut up time for Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, who wonders where Cambridge City Councilor Ken Reeves gets off calling Somerville boring and challenges him to an Interesting Cities slam:
The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student called campus police to report her Columbus Avenue apartment had been broken into - and that "she found blown up condoms all over the bathroom." A police investigation revealed the student's roommate was trying to play a joke on her.
The Herald seems to have captured Menino saying the Hole can stay a hole until those goddamn New Yorkers learn Boston means business. Or something:
People say to me: 'Oh, you've got a hole there - so what! The hole is going to be there until those folks from New York understand we in Boston know how to do development. And just because they can't get development done, that's not my fault.