Young teen hit by train in Islington; should survive

UPDATE, 6:40 p.m.: Transit Police gave Keolis the OK to resume normal operations through the area. Transit Police report the boy was airlifted to a Boston hospital; is expected to survive.

The 4:20 train to Franklin hit a 14-year-old near Islington station in Westwood.

Gugliemo reports getting a text from somebody on the train:

Police informed passengers. Have to get off and board another.

Adrian Gonzalez mattered

Brendan Halpin knew Adrian Gonzalez, the 17-year-old shot to death early Saturday near Egleston Square. He is outraged that he has to write an elegy for him:

Adrian was a person who mattered. His death is a tragedy, and the fact that it happens so often should make us outraged, not inured.

How do you feel about living in a country where stuff like this happens? What are you doing to try to stop it?

What I ask of you is to think of Adrian Gonzalez not as a statistic or as a representative of his ethnicity or his neighborhood. Think of him as an individual: a son, a brother, a friend, or as I do, as a cute, energetic, kindhearted third grader who never got the chance to grow up.

One of two women struck by lightning at Crane Beach has died

Ipswich Police report:

Marguerite Tomany, age 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike. The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Mass. remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Both were in the water on Saturday when the first of three storms to hit Ipswich suddenly appeared, police say.

Damn pesky buildings and sidewalks, always getting in the way

Ellie happened to be well clear of the intersection of School and Washington streets this morning when an 18-wheeler that had somehow gotten on School Street tried to turn onto Washington, without much success.

Perhaps the driver once tried to get into the Midvale School for the Gifted.

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