The Globe tracks down the backer of a proposed ballot question that would allow a slots parlor on land near a racetrack - a guy who bought a mobile-home park near Suffolk Downs, which had insisted it had nothing to do with the proposal.
A man who allegedly attacked seven Revere police officers - sending two to the hospital - had bail set at $25,000 today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Parker, 34, who listed addresses in two different towns, first went after two cops on a traffic detail at Revere Beach Parkway near Mill Street around 12:40 a.m., the DA's office says.
One of them, a lieutenant, stopped traffic as construction workers removed traffic cones from the roadway.
Parker allegedly stopped short in front of the lieutenant, rolled down his window, and said, â€śI know why you stopped me.â€ť He then allegedly exited the vehicle, began shouting expletives, and struck the officer, knocking the lieutenant to the ground and causing him to hit his head. He then allegedly began to move toward the second officer.
Parkerâ€™s two passengers, ages 32 and 33, exited the vehicle and restrained him while the second officer called for assistance and checked on the fallen lieutenant. The lieutenant was briefly unresponsive but regained consciousness a short time later and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was treated for a concussion and evaluated for head injuries.
Meanwhile, three more officers responded to the scene and attempted to take Parker into custody as he struggled and resisted those efforts. Once he was handcuffed and placed in a cruiser, he allegedly kicked the rear window until it cracked, removed his shoes, and wedged his feet through the grate surrounding the rear compartment in a bid to kick it out entirely.
At this stage, officers removed Parker from the cruiser again. When he calmed down somewhat, they attempted to place him back in the cruiser, at which point he began kicking them. One officer used his department-issued Taser to subdue him, and Parker was eventually secured within the vehicle.
Parker continued his erratic behavior at the station, alternately cooperating with booking officers and shouting expletives at them. When he was read his Miranda rights, he recited them along with the officers. When officers began to escort him to the lockup, however, he became incensed.
â€śWhat the [expletive] are you talking about?â€ť he asked, gesturing to the exit. â€śIâ€™m walking out that door.â€ť
Parker allegedly backed into a corner, crouched into a boxerâ€™s stance, and raised his fists, challenging the officers to fight him. As several officers attempted to calm him down, another walked into the room to assist and Parker allegedly rushed him and punched him in the face. This led to another struggle in which one officer suffered leg injuries requiring treatment at MGH and three others suffered cuts and abrasions. The metal detector in the booking room was knocked to the ground and damaged during the incident.
Jason Gentry, 35, who ran a dog-training facility in Lynn, had bail set at $1,000 today on charges he hanged two Pinscher puppies, then disposed of their bodies behind a Revere gas station last fall, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding the formal charges are malicious killing of an animal and animal cruelty.
A Long Beach, NY man, Dominick Donovan, was arrested in New York and will be arraigned later as well, the DA's office says. Read more.
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Elmer Cat spotted these sidewalk chalkers at Wonderland today.
Greg Cook took in the kite festival at a foggy Revere Beach yesterday (the sky beast was really the shadow of a large tiger kite).
Stanley Staco reports a bench-clearing, bottle-throwing brawl involving up to 200 people at the Revere Beach bandstand brought police from Revere, Lynn, Chelsea and Boston racing in to break things up, along with Transit and State Police.
NECN reports the brawl started when two women got into a fight, their boyfriends joined in and then pretty much everybody around them decided, what the hell, why not, and started throwing punches and tossing bottles.
Three men are charged with bringing Maine women - and one teenager - to the Boston area to serve as prostitutes, the US Attorney's office charges.
One of the three, Tyrell Gorham, allegedly kept trying to run his prostitution business - and to threaten witnesses - even after state authorities locked him up in the Nashua Street jail, the FBI says.
Two Springfield residents yesterday pleaded guilty to extorting several thousand dollars from women in East Boston and Revere by claiming they had their relatives captive and demanding ransoms, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jose Carrasquillo, 33, got a year in jail and and Jennifer Rodriguez, 21, was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Both were ordered to repay their victims, the DA's office reports.
According to prosecutors, Carrasquillo called a Revere woman on Dec. 15, 2013:
An 18-year-old Chelsea teen was found fatally shot inside a vehicle on Garfield Avenue around 2 a.m., according to Revere and State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
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:
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: