The Chelsea Record reports on a zoning-board meeting where a proposal to turn the shuttered club with a bloody past into a new club that would require gentlemen to wear suits and ties was rejected, in part because it turns out the proponents didn't have permission from the owner of the land to do anything with it.
The Chelsea Record reports on a city-council meeting about airport noise and residents - some officials want to use a new BU study on noise issues to sue Massport, while others want to use it to help convince Massport to pay more mitigation money.
Kevin Kane reports that Wednesday evening, his dog, Gerry, ran out of his yard when a delivery-package guy didn't close the gate and wound up on Morrissey Boulevard, where he was hit by a car.
A stranger saw what happened and picked Gerry up and rushed him to the Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain.
He unfortunately did not make it....but I find comfort that this Good Samaritan stopped and tried his best and was with him at the end....and for him to do that is amazing. Knowing he wasn't alone brings my wife and 4 boys comfort.
A Lawrence man used his Uber car for several months to sell and deliver heroin in the Boston area, prosecutors in Suffolk and Essex counties charge
Ariel Pimental, 26, was arraigned yesterday on a variety of charges, including heroin distribution and heroin trafficking, in South Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding Pimental was arraigned after being arrested in possession of more than 20 grams of heroin on Tuesday on Congress Street in the Seaport district.
Pimental had bail set at $60,000 and was ordered to wear a GPS device, hand over his passport and stay at home should he post bail.
According to the DA's office:
The investigation began this summer, when the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit received information that an Uber driver - later identified as Pimental - was distributing heroin in and around the Boston area. After making contact with Pimental by phone, undercover troopers made six controlled purchases from him through the fall.
On Nov. 14, following those sales, a Suffolk Superior Court judge approved search warrants for Pimental’s residence and the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe with livery plates in which Pimental had allegedly conducted the transactions. At about 2:00 that afternoon, State Police stopped the Tahoe on Congress Street. They placed him under arrest for the earlier sales, searched the vehicle, and recovered three bags of heroin totaling approximately 22 grams.
Pimental faces arraignment on separate heroin charges in Essex County after Lawrence and State Police found 26 grams of heroin at his house there, prosecutors say.
The Boston Fire Department reports investigators have concluded a Saturday fire that did an estimated $350,000 in damage to a house on Newburg Street at Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale was caused by "improper disposal of smoking material" on the first-floor porch. Before being knocked down, the fire spread to the second floor and attic.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 137 Paris St. Saturday morning was sparked by a blowtorch being applied to an outside water spigot in an attempt to unfreeze an outside water line during the cold snap that day.