Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is â€ś2016, donâ€™t let the door hit you on the way out.â€ť Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
The Revere Journal reports problems at a Saugus power plant caused noises so loud they could be heard in Revere. Specifically, a "silencer" that normally muffles the anguished screams of steam being vented from the plant's two boilers.
Rick Macomber posts some video showing a car whose driver went around some a down and flashing crossing gate in Revere last night, only to have the back half of her car immediately taken off by the commuter-rail train that was the reason for the gate to lower. The driver and a passenger got out OK, but for some reason they decided not to wait around for police.
The Globe reports the real backers of Question 1, which would carefully define a trailer home in Revere as a possible site for a slots parlor, screwed up and filed their financial forms too early, so now we know that, rather than just one guy living somewhere way outside the continental US, the real backers of the ballot question are a bunch of casino developers.
Revere voters on Tuesday rejected the idea of a slots parlor near Suffolk Downs by roughly 65-35 in a non-binding referendum. Read more.
The Globe reports police are now looking at whether the 911 gunfire call that rained a SWAT team on a house full of Moroccan immigrants was a hoax.
The Globe talks to the Moroccan immigrants who were surrounded by police for several hours.
Banker & Tradesman says John Keith is the best person to take over the normally obscure office of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.
A seasoned Boston real estate agent, Keith has a general familiarity with how the Registry operates and seems genuinely eager to learn what he doesnâ€™t know.
Revere and State Police are investigating how a New Jersey man wound up on the ground, unconscious and with a serious head injury, after an apparent fight outside the Squire on Squire Road last night, according to Revere Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office: Read more.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned Robert Iacoviello's second-degree murder conviction for the death of Revere police officer Daniel Talbot behind Revere High School in 2007 because the judge in the case refused to tell the jury to consider whether the death was a case of self defense or the lesser charge of manslaughter. Read more.
The Globe profiles the five candidates who show up at candidate forums - Katie Forde, Stephanie Everett, Mike Mackan, Jeffrey Ross and Paul Nutting - and the two who couldn't be bothered, so why waste time mentioning their names?
Whoever wins will face three independents in November.
Ed note: The primary is this Thursday. Yes, it's an oddball date that probably only benefits one of the candidates who doesn't really want to deal with forums.
Jonathan Vicente, 25, is on unpaid leave following his arrest shortly after an early morning incident on July 10 behind a Revere restaurant, Cambridge Police said today.
Vicente was among a group of men urinating in the alley behind Volare, 388 Broadway, when a restaurant worker spotted them and told them to stop, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says: Read more.
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