Branden Mattier, 22, was arrested today when an undercover state trooper gave him a bogus check for $2.2 million for the pain and suffering he allegedly suffered when his aunt's legs were damaged so severely by the Marathon bombings that she would need a double amputation.
WFXT reports a source says investigators are looking into a possible connection between the now former New England Patriot and a still unsolved triple shooting that left two dead in a car at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street early on July 16, 2012.
At the time, police said witnesses reported gunfire from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode... Read more
And no doubt completely unrelated. If you happen to pass by the biolab on Albany Street Wednesday morning, don't worry about all the emergency vehicles you'll see parked out front - there'll be no Andromeda Strain release that day (besides, the lab hasn't yet gotten final approval to stock killer death viruses, let alone hexagonal killer death viruses from outer space).
This drill will... Read more
The first Boston Bike Party kicks off at 7:30 tonight in Dewey Square, with the rolling party scheduled to wend through the Seaport, down to Castle Island and then across the rest of South Boston, into the South End and ending by the Pru.
A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:
Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.
And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:
Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole... Read more
Last night, Jed Hresko followed a chalk line on Mass. Ave. near the Orange Line stop:
It was a very long line - with... Read more
Two men convicted of drug dealing who asked to be let out of prison because of problems at state drug labs will stay in prison while their cases are reconsidered, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Landers Ivey, 53, demanded to be "immediately released" while his latest conviction was reviewed, because of the scandal at state drug labs, in particular the one in Jamaica... Read more
WGBH is covering it for folks without TVs.
Two workers who lifted a mattress in the Cathedral BHA project in the South End to look for bedbug evidence this morning instead found two guns. Police, of course, were summoned, and detectives, after getting a search warrant, found a safe under the bed with three more guns.
Police say the workers initially found only a young child in the apartment at 14 E. Brookline... Read more
An outraged citizen reports on how trash pickup was done along Tremont Street in the South End the other day:
An old woman was picking through trash left out this morning when city trash pickup arrived. The workers started screaming "f***k you! Get out of here!" Over and over again, so loud that I heard it inside my home quite clearly. They then THREW... Read more
The Berkeley Community Garden reports on a faucet theft sometime yesterday or early today:
The gates were found locked in the morning, so we're assuming someone hopped over the Alley fence to do the damage. Every tap except the two near tremont were removed - we assume visibility kept them from those taps. There wasn't much metal in the plumbing (minimal copper and brass),... Read more
Christopher W. Powell, 39, will be arraigned on a murder charge tomorrow for the stabbing death of a South End resident under the Southeast Expressway on Feb. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says Corey Thompson, 44, died after Powell stabbed him during an argument under the highway where East Berkeley Street crosses into South Boston.
Powell is scheduled... Read more