Chelsea officer honored for keeping stabbing suspect from rolling off the Tobin

Chelsea Police report Officer Paul McCarthy received an award for saving the life of Mostafa Laassal, who, allegedly, on being pursued by police after stabbing his wife, jumped off the top level of the Tobin Bridge, only to be snared in safety netting installed for workers on the bridge repainting project:

Parking parvenu or parasite?

The Boston Business Journal reports the city council could try to ban Haystack, an app that lets users alert others about parking spaces they're leaving. Haystack's tyro of a CEO direly warns that if the council does this, it is consigning Boston to become a provincial backwater of Luddite mistanthropes melancholically wallowing in the past, or words to that effect.

The council replies nobody's going to be making any money off our metered spaces but the city.

Resident's surveillance camera captures images of knife-wielding Fields Corner muggers

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:56

A Ditson Street resident forwarded this image from her home's surveillance camera of two men right after they'd held up an elderly man at knifepoint around 5 p.m. yesterday at Ditson Street and Arcadia Park in Fields Corner.

She reports:

Victim was unharmed but lost his phone, wallet, and other valuables. The suspects fled on foot up Ditson St, and then ran through the vacant lot at the end of Ditson St. toward Ridgewood St.

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Woman charged with stabbing outside Boston Medical Center

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:30

UPDATE: Jackson ordered to observation for 20 days, the DA's office reports, adds Jackson did not know her victim.

Michelle Jackson, 27, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges she plunged a pair of scissors into another woman's chest around 5:30 p.m. yesterday at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which reports the victim, 21-year-old Cambridge resident, is expected to survive, and that the motive remains under investigation.

Innocent, etc.

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