A Boston man who practices massage therapy at a studio inside Terminal B at Logan Airport had bail set at $5,000 today on a charge of raping a woman who sought a massage before a flight home on May 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
State Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston) is pissed off at the way his neighborhood's roads have become gridlocked after MassDOT removed the Sumner Tunnel toll plaza and modified the approaches to it a couple weeks ago.
In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, he writes that rather than the "safer, smoother and more efficient commute" promised by MassDOT: Read more.
Massport fire crews will be doing training between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, in case you see fire and smoke from the airport.
MassDOT shows us some heavy equipment making a nice snack of the old Sumner Tunnel toll booths, which became obsolete when the state turned on its next-gen E-Z Pass scanner system.
Elenilson Gustavo Gonzalez-Gonzalez, also known as Siniestro, was nabbed today on Paris Street in East Boston, the US Attorney's office reports.
An East Boston man who thought he and his brother could stay in his mother's home after she died found out today that, nope, the bank was within its rights to foreclose on it because written contracts trump oral promises. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports that Jack Kelly of Charlestown won't run to replace Sal LaMattina as District 1 city councilor after deciding his heart wasn't really in politics. That leaves three other announced candidates in the race to represent Charlestown, East Boston and the North End.
Scott Cluett shows us Boston Harbor from up in the air over the South Shore this morning.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a trial for Police Officer Sean Gannon, who has been restricted to a gunless desk job since 2005, when the Boston Police Department decided repeated injuries from getting punched or kicked in the head as a mixed-martial-arts battler - including in one infamous bare-knuckle brawl - had left him without the capacity to react appropriately in an emergency, especially one that might involve the use of a gun. Read more.
A man who didn't want to pay his $60.46 bar bill at Taco Mex in Maverick Square last month sent a BPD officer to Mass. General after biting him in the arm, police say. Read more.
Christian "Catracho" Alvarado, 28, yesterday pleaded guilty to participation in a criminal conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Alvarado, indicted last year along with 60 other alleged MS-13 members in the Boston area, belonged to the gang's East Boston Locos Salvatrucha "clique," the feds say. Read more.
LaMattina, first elected in a special election in 2006, joins Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Downtown, Chinatown) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) in the retirement club - although Jackson hopes to move to get elected mayor instead.
Massport has filed plans with state environmental regulators to stack additional layers on top of the existing economy garage and build new levels on top of the Terminal E parking lot - moves that would require a waiver from the current state ban on new airport parking spaces.
In the filing, Massport explains what might seem counter-intuitive: Read more