A clown calling himself or herself Pat Payaso managed to get certified for the November ballot for the four open at-large city councilor seats.
"Payaso" is Spanish for "clown." Too good to be true? Well, of course.
BNN's Seth McCoy reports Payaso is, depending on the day, either former mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea or his wife.
McCrea ran for mayor in 2009, losing to Tom Menino and Floon.
UPDATE: David Bernstein reports McCrea has legally changed his name to Pat Payaso, which is how he could file formal campaign reports with the state without worrying about being charged with, being deceptive or something.
Lacatena was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly kicking one of the victims, beating the other with a baton, and punching both of them, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Rockett was charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stabbing the two intended victims and additionally stabbing Lacatena in the process.
Both were ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victims, a 29-year-old Revere woman and a 34-year-old Brighton woman who both suffered stab wounds, the DA's office says.
The DA's office provided this account:
Assistant District Attorney Kristina Kerwin of the DA’s Major Felony Bureau told the court that Lacatena and Rockett encountered the victims early Friday morning in the area of Washington Street downtown. Lacatena and Rockett were together, the two victims were friends, and the Revere victim was familiar with the defendants.
When the group went onto Spring Lane, an altercation broke out and was captured on video footage. Lacatena allegedly grabbed the Revere woman by the hand and engaged her in a physical altercation. Rockett allegedly stabbed this woman. Lacatena allegedly punched the Brighton woman, as well, and the two fell to the ground. At about this time, Rockett allegedly stabbed the Brighton woman - and, investigators believe, stabbed Lacatena, as well. Lacatena allegedly kicked the Revere woman. In the aftermath of the assault, as the victims attempted to leave, Lacatena struck the Brighton woman with a baton.
Boston Police and Boston EMS responded rapidly to the scene. The Revere woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries and the Brighton woman was transported to Tufts Medical Center with a collapsed lung.
Boston Police located Lacatena and Rockett on Kingston Street. Rockett had a stab wound to the left wrist and Lacatena had a stab wound to the lower back. Rockett allegedly had a knife in her purse when arrested, and Lacatena allegedly had a knife and a baton.
The space back in January, when the Craft Beer Cellar opened underneath.
Roslindale Village Main Street reports that chef Chris Douglass has ended his plans for a restaurant in the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square.
The group says it's now looking for another tenant for the large space, which it, local residents and Historic Boston have been working to bring back to life after decades of it slowly falling apart.
Douglas's had run into repeated issues with his revamp of the former transformer Hall, starting with a delay in getting a new power cable to the space last year and unspecified issues related to the historical nature of the building
Bryan Reeves's Craft Beer Cellar is open in the building's basement.
Until it finds a new tenant, RVMS plans pop-up events in the space, starting with a Halloween film series next month.
A Suffolk County grand jury had indicted him last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Two months after allegedly murdering the two men, Muhummad and another man were arrested for shooting a man on Fenno Street. In that incident, he ran into a nearby home and was arrested covered in human waste from the sewer line he allegedly damaged as he tried to fit himself into a crawl space.
Officials didn't have to search hard for Muhammad to charge him with the murders - he was already behind bars serving a seven-year term for the Fenno Street shooting.
Muhammad has a 2008 conviction for armed robbery in Florida.
Sometimes babies just can't wait. Cambridge Police report officers, EMTs and firefighters responded to Mass. Ave. and Upland Road where a woman was in the process of giving birth.
Her husband had been driving her to the hospital when her water broke shortly after 8 a.m. and he pulled over to the side of the road.
Firefighters, paramedics and officers quickly arrived and delivered the 7 pound 13 ounce baby boy inside the couple’s Honda Accord at approximately 8:20 a.m. Following the delivery, the mother and her new son were taken by ambulance to a hospital, where everyone is resting comfortably.