A federal judge today sentenced Michael David Scott, 51, of Mansfield, to 135 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding banks in a condo-flipping scheme as the local housing market went into decline.
In addition to his time behind bars, Scott was also ordered to repay $11.4 million in fraudulent payments and fork over another $7.4 million, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Peter Gelzinis reports how a BPD officer thanking the man on the bus at Columbia Road and Stoughton Street for his service put him at ease and let police disarm him.
A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Scott and Steve Leader on charges of civil rights violations while causing bodily injury, assault and battery for purposes of intimidation causing bodily injury, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an Aug. 19 incident in which they allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man they found outside the JFK/UMass T stop on their way home from a Sox game.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
One of them took a metal pole and struck the victim with it repeatedly. The two assailants then walked away laughing, witnesses said.
The victim was transported immediately to Boston Medical Center, where he was treated for a broken nose, serious bruising across his torso, and other injuries.
At the State Police barracks in South Boston, Scott Leader allegedly made a series of incriminating statements, including that he and his brother â€śtuned upâ€ť an â€śillegal immigrant,â€ť and that this behavior was acceptable because the victim was homeless and Hispanic.
Just the civil-rights charge carries a potential sentence of ten years in state prison, the DA's office reports.
City councilors Steve Murphy (at large) and Charles Yancey (Dorchester, Mattapan), both of whom lost in yesterday's election, share a moment before this afternoon's city-council meeting.
Yancey vows to keep working for a high school in Mattapan, WGBH reports. WGBH reports on Campbell's path to victory. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter calls District 4 for Andrea Campbell in a decisive win over three-decade Councilor Charles Yancey, in her first run for elective office.
Annissa Essaibi-George finished ahead of incumbent Steve Murphy for the fourth at-large seat, behind Wu, Flaherty and Pressley. Murphy, on the council since 1997, called Essaibi-George to congratulate her. Essaibi-George came in fifth for an at-large seat two years ago.
Boston firefighters responded around 9:10 a.m. to 310 Quincy St., at Bowdoin, for a fire that they knocked down in about 10 minutes.
Around 5:40 p.m. on Elder Street, Crime Hub reports. Shell casings found outside 14 Elder.
Crime Hub reports the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m.; police are still looking for the exact location. Injuries not considered life threatening.
If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
The same data is presented here as a gif.
The Globe reports on District 4 city-council candidate Andrea Campbell's residency status over the past few years.
In a couple weeks, the Zoning Board of Appeals considers a request for a brewery on Massachusetts Avenue that would feature a 24-foot-high grain silo.
The Dorchester Brewing Co., rebuffed in an effort to move into a building on Bowdoin Avenue in Dorchester, will seek ZBA approval to convert an old sheet-metal warehouse at 1271 Mass. Ave. into a brewery where craft brewers can make their own batches of beer. Read more.
Tuesday's election, which could have record low turnout, features a small field of five candidates for the four at-large council seats and contested elections in just four of the nine district races (Baker vs. Palmer in District 3, Yancey vs. Campbell in District 4, McCarthy vs. Sanon in District 5, Jackson vs. Clemons in District 7). Here are some articles about the races: Read more.