The Globe reports several black ministers endorsed John Connolly yesterday and notes how dramatic that was given that some of them were comparing him to, gasp, Louise Day Hicks just last year, after he publicly called for School Superintendent Carol Johnson to quit. The Globe says Connolly stopped saying that after meeting with one of the ministers and agreeing to try to work... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today meted out an unusually stiff four-day suspension to Las Vegas, 964 Saratoga St., after police found bottles of gin, tequila, whiskey and vodka behind the counter of the former King Tacos, which is licensed only to sell beer and wine.
Owner Raul Santos and his manager said the bottles were purely decorative and were not used to serve customers. But... Read more
A group of East Boston clamdiggers yesterday sued Massport and a company that gases up jet planes for a fuel spill they say ruined some of the most productive clam beds in Boston Harbor - and possibly jeopardized the future of the clamming in the entire state.
The Boston Clamdiggers Association says that until the Oct. 7, 2010 spill, clam beds on flats next... Read more
If you go to the Yelp page for A-Plus Moving and Storage on Border Street today, you first have to click through a popup that reads:
We caught someone red-handed trying to buy reviews for this business. We weren't fooled, but wanted you to know because buying reviews not only hurts consumers, but also honest businesses who play by the rules.
Attached to that is... Read more
John Connolly today announced his position on the arbitrator's award in the stalled police contract talks: Both sides should go back to the bargaining table, because cops deserve a contract, but the city can't afford to pay for the arbitrator's award:
I believe that the arbitrator's award is out of line with the current economic environment and not in the best interests of the taxpayers.... Read more
UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: The MBTA reports three of the four have turned themselves in - they walked into Transit Police HQ just as Supt. Joseph O'Connor was briefing the media on the case. More to come.
Transit Police report a man and his 14-year-old daughter were beaten by four men on a Blue Line train around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.
After repeatedly punching... Read more
A group of East Boston religious leaders today launched a campaign against the proposed resort casino at Suffolk Downs. As their Web site says:
Because we believe God has something better for East Boston than a casino.
More specifically, the clergy members say the casino would leader to more crime, addiction, traffic, pollution and bankruptcy and higher insurance rates.
East Boston residents vote... Read more
The Globe reports the city council agrees with Tom Menino - it voted 12-to-O'Malley today to limit the upcoming vote on the Suffolk Downs casino proposal to just East Boston residents.
An East Boston man was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail today on charges he sexually attacked a young girl playing with her friends on Faywood Avenue on Sept. 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding:
Boston Police report they've arrested Jose Avila, 39, for an attack on a child near Waldemar Avenue Friday evening. He's scheduled for arraignment Monday in East Boston District Court.
OK, make that so ridiculously overoptimistic that one casino expert actually chuckled when he heard the numbers.
Updated, 7:15 p.m.
Massport and Boston firefighters battled a two-alarm pump fire that broke out around 5 p.m. in the "fuel farm" used to gas up jets. Although it was brought under control around 5:30 p.m., Boston Fire only declared an all out around 7 p.m.
Fueling system temporarily suspended due to fire. Flights impacted. Please check with airlines for flight... Read more
A 53-year-old Somerville woman fell off her husband's boat early this morning and drowned, despite his efforts to save her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The preliminary investigation suggests that the woman, who had been living for the summer with her husband on their boat, fell into the water at some point early this morning after the two spent a night out together.... Read more
Massport is apologizing for scheduling routine fire training at Logan today, because not everybody would realize that was only an old fuselage on fire rather than something more sinister on this anniversary date.
Massport apologizes for conducting the fire training exercise and understands that it may have offended many of those touched by the events of Sept. 11. Safety and security is our top... Read more
A Chelsea man was arraigned yesterday on an armed-robbery charge for a Sept. 2 robbery at an East Boston drugstore.
Officers arriving on scene at the Walgreens in Central Square were unable to find the suspect, who rode away on a bicycle. But when they distributed surveillance photos from the drug store, other Boston Police officers, a Chelsea police officer and a probation officer assigned... Read more
An airman upset at finding the USO at Logan's Terminal closed on Tuesday angrily harangued an airport worker about the situation and, after sputtering about the Marathon, allegedly said he had a pressure cooker in his backpack and asked what he was supposed to do with it, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and State Police.
Neither the worker nor State Police were... Read more
The Globe reports the operators of the would-be casino and Mayor Menino have come to terms on payments to the city (tough nougies, Winthrop) and minimum employment levels.
The move clears the way for a referendum in East Boston and Revere to decide the fate of the proposal. Everett voters recently overwhelmingly supported a competing plan in an industrial wasteland in their city -... Read more