Peter McGowan, 53, was ordered held without bail on a murder charge for the death of Stephen Cherup, 50, in a fight in Newmarket Square late Saturday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Assistant District Attorney David McGowan told the court that the two men became involved in a physical confrontation on Massachusetts Avenue at about 5:00 pm on Oct. 22. A witness separated them, but McGowan allegedly re-engaged Cherup and beat him badly. Responding Boston EMS personnel spotted McGowan leaving the scene and, after they rushed Cherup to the Boston Medical Center, recognized him and pointed him out to Boston Police. Based on their statements, the statements of other witnesses, and additional physical evidence, Boston Police homicide detectives placed him under arrest.
State Police report a 17-year-old driving an Envoy with four passengers on Rte. 145 near Hillside Avenue around 7:45 p.m. lost control, sending the car into a rollover.
Three of the five people were transported to Mass. General; one had serious injuries, the other two, including the driver, had minor injuries, State Police report, adding the crash remains under investigation.
Interim Boston Latin School Headmaster Michael Contompasis today agreed to lift the impending ban on uncovered leggings and to meet with students to look at possible revisions in the school dress code.
The news comes from Charlie Cao, the Boston Latin School sophomore who started the online petition against the school's ban, due to be enforced starting next week:
This morning, a fellow student and I had a long discussion with Mr. Contompasis and several other administrators and we agreed that many aspects of the dress code should be reviewed and looked over. Also Mr. Contompasis agreed to allow leggings to be worn due to somewhat of a misunderstanding. However, we are still not done with our job. This is where we might need your help. Now we seek your input. We can not move forward as a school without a voice from the student body. I now ask you to look over the dress code and tell us what parts of the dress code need to change and why.
A correspondent asks if there's someplace to get this Jordanian dessert:
My 93 year-old father in law is visiting and has a hankering for Knafeh Nablusieh. I was wondering if we could ask the hive-mind as to whether this can be bought for money somewhere in the Boston area?