Pussy Riot galore at Cambridge PD as anti-Putin protester arrested at Harvard again

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on the second arrest of Roman Torgovitsky for trespassing related to his protests against Vladimir Putin, but mostly on how two Pussy Riot members at Harvard for a discussion on Russian politics went down to CPD with some other protesters to insist on his release - they actually got to the station before Torgovitsky.

Fans organize benefit for owners of soon-to-be-shuttered Brighton blues restaurant

Supporters of Smoken' Joes in Brighton Center are planning a benefit in the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sept. 25 for Wendy and Joe Dodd, who are closing the place forever on Sept. 23 due to health issues and a rent dispute with their landlord. Heather Balchunas writes:

New Englanders wait longer for organ transplants because fewer of us die in horrible accidents or from strokes

WBZ reports people who need new organs in New England wait longer than people in other parts of the country, in part because fewer traumatic and stroke deaths here mean fewer organs become available.

Election roundup: Big Food joins Big Bottle in opposing expansion of bottle bill

WBUR reports several Mass. supermarket chains are helping to fund ads against the proposal, which would require deposits on non-fizzy drinks.

Martha Coakley thinks the mayor of Quincy is backing Charlie Baker simply because he holds a grudge over her failed effort to convict Treasurer Tim of Quincy and a guy who is now an aide to the mayor on corruption charges.

Councilor would let longtime non-rich residents over 55 defer property taxes

Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) tomorrow asks the City Council to consider a proposal that would let people over 55 who have lived in their homes at least ten years defer payment of their city property tax until they sell the property or die.

In his request for a hearing on the matter, Linehan says the measure would let longtime residents stay in their homes even as their property taxes skyrocket due to the effect of the well off snapping up all the properties around them at ever escalating prices.

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