Authorities will not pursue any indecent-exposure charges against a custodian at a Catholic school in Revere after determining that what happened was the guy was simply using a urinal in a school restroom for its intended purpose when a young student happened to enter the room at the same time.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
The investigation revealed that a 64-year-old male... Read more
Peter Castillo, 26, of Salem, was arrested Thursday in the Dominican Republic and returned to the US to face charges he gunned down Stephen Perez in a Tremont Street parking garage on April 28, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Castillo, who has been on the lam since 2012, arrived in the US this morning and is being held in a... Read more
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports:
A memorandum of law obtained by Lawyers Weekly accuses Wynn Resorts of violating state law by failing to disclose an August letter it received from the IRSâ€™ criminal division before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarded Wynn the coveted Boston-area casino license in September.
Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he punched out a cab driver who couldn't understand his drunken rambling and ordered him out of the cab.
According to police, James Rogers, 52, got into the cab at Wonderland station shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday and:
Began to mumble incoherently. Rogers apparently intoxicated was asked by the victim to repeat the address... Read more
Jocelyn was a bit nonplussed to see Easter and Valentine's candy already out in the Revere Stop & Shop tonight.
It's shuttle buses all the way down to Wonderland this morning as the Blue Line's unique wire issues short out Blue Line service between there and Orient Heights. Michael Kass adds:
Wonderland garage is a complete disaster, cars trying to get in and out.
Police say a dispute over a parking space in Revere early this morning ended with the arrival of a SWAT unit after one participant tried to underline his point by firing a gun into the air several times and then refusing to come out of his house when police arrived.
Revere Police say that after firing his gun four times around 1:15 a.m., Jeffrey Moreno,... Read more
Revere Police report they are investigating how a bullet wound up inside a Dale Street home around 1 a.m. on Saturday.
This incident is currently under investigation and the State Police Ballistics unit is assisting the Revere Police. At this time, pending further investigation police are determining whether this incident was connected to an earlier incident in that area on October 31, 2014.
Dale Street... Read more
WCVB reports the man says a pack of wannabe thugs went after his young son and he was protecting his son; parent of one of the kids says the sweet tykes were just cutting across the guy's lawn and the guy went berserk.
Especially, you know, that one.
Ed. note: A couple years ago, the kidlet's World History class covered Islam (also Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity). Those outraged Revere parents, or at least the one quoted by WHDH, can take solace in knowing she did not start wearing a niqab or quoting the Koran at inopportune times.... Read more
Finally opening this Sunday. In your face, Everett.
Jack Newsham asks:
Why do Blue Line tracks have both third rails and overhead power lines?
The US Attorney's office reports the indictment of two Revere men on extortion charges. The feds ID one of them as Anthony "Spucky" Spagnolo, 72, "the acting boss" of the "New England Family of La Cosa Nostra."
Only an old-time Bostonian would call himself Spucky, since the kids these days only know from sub rolls.
The indictment, which notes that Sagnolo is also... Read more
Lorianne DiSabato muses on what she now knows is her last visit to the Suffolk Downs race track:
When J and I arrived at Suffolk Downs the weekend before last, there was a little girl loudly cheering for her favorite jockey as she made her way into the Winnerâ€™s Circle: Janelle Campbell, the same jockey Iâ€™d photographed last year as she sat beaming... Read more
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Billâ€™s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more
In 2012, Robert Greim interviewed jockeys at Suffolk Downs.
Next Thursday, the state Gaming Commission plans to discuss the imminent shutdown of the track and what to do about it - and the workers who are losing their jobs:
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission fully understands and is saddened by the impact discontinuance of live thoroughbred racing at Suffolk Downs will have on the lives of... Read more
Dear friends, supporters, and loved ones,
I want to thank you for your hard work over these past 15 months in our effort to win the Sheriffâ€™s race. Although we did not come out on top, we did finish 2nd in the election and I am proud to say that 1 out of every 4 Boston voters wants me to be their Sheriff, the... Read more
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today released an interview with Marlene Taraskiewicz, whose daughter Susan was murdered in September, 1992.
In the interview, Traskiewicz pleads for anybody with information to contact State Police, but adds:
We've been here 22 years. I am a very healthy woman and I am not going away. You're going to look over your shoulder until the... Read more
WBUR reports on the decision between Suffolk Downs/Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn in Everett - two months before voters decide whether to allow any casinos in the state at all.