Shocking: Men charged with stealing batteries from the side of the road

State Police report short circuiting a Melrose duo's battery-theft spree along area highways yesterday.

William Copson, 54, and Sean Brogna, 46, face charges of larceny over $250, malicious destruction of property over $250, conspiracy and, of course, possession of burglarious tools, following their arrest on Rte. 128 - in a pickup truck loaded with batteries from MassDOT electronic message boards.

Police: Expired inspection sticker trips up guy driving in Charlestown with a loaded gun

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:15

State Police report a Medford man pulled over by a trooper doing traffic duty on Alford Street Saturday night because his car's inspection sticker was expired turned out to be wanted on a variety of warrants and had a loaded gun in the car.

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Trio tries crowdsourcing to open a cafe in Fields Corner

The Lenane Building, planned home of new cafe.

Three Dorchester residents are turning to the community to try to raise the money needed to turn an empty space in the Linane Building, 1448 Dorchester Ave., into a cafe that will focus on both baked goods and the community.

Elisa and Vivian Girard, who live in Fields Corner, and Jack Wu, who lives in Ashmont, hope to raise $60,000 by May 5 on their Indiegogo site to open Home.stead Bakery and Cafe:

Boston 2024: Get in that Olympic spirit by watching some Leni Riefenstahl and a movie about vengeance for the murder of Israeli athletes

UPDATE: Boston 2024 has deleted the tweet.

This afternoon, Boston 2024 tweeted:

Have you seen all top ten Olympics movies on this list?

Get inspired. On your couch. #LazySunday #Boston2024

The tweet included a link to a list of must-see Olympic movies on a site called ShortList.com. Two of the movies make you wonder if anybody at Boston 2024 actually read the list.

Fire rages in West Roxbury two-family; three firefighters injured

Manthorne fire scene. Photo by Robin.

A fire that spread from the second floor to the attic at 74 Manthorne Rd., quickly went to two alarms after it was reported around 1:10 p.m.

High winds around the house, at the top of a hill, did not help. The Boston Fire Department reports the wind drove the fire through the attic.

About 25 minutes after they arrived, Boston firefighters were ordered out of the building as a precaution. Three firefighters were taken to Faulkner Hospital; none of their injuries are considered life threatening, the department says.

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:10

Councilor wants to give students more of a voice - and votes - on the School Committee

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) holds a hearing Monday on his proposal to add a second student representative to the School Committee - and to give both votes on committee business.

The committee currently has a single non-voting student member - Ayomide Olumuyiwa, a junior at the O'Bryant School. Although he took an active role in the committee's questioning of superintendent candidates recently, when the time came to actually vote on a new superintendent, only the adults voted.

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