The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday upheld a Swampscott man's conviction for a 2012 attack in Revere that left his former business partner with part of his nose missing.
The court ruled that Kenneth Michaud, 44, got a fair trial and he just needs to deal with the 3-to-5-year prison sentence he got after a jury convicted him of assault and battery causing serious personal injury and mayhem. Read more.
State Police explain why Rte. 1 north was shut in Revere at the start of the evening rush yesterday:
A 17-year-old operator of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz caused a 6 car crash on route 1 northbound in Revere. The crash injured numerous people. The male driver had been issued a citation for speeding just an hour earlier by the Winthrop Police. He told troopers at the scene that he was 'late for work at the Market Basket' which was his reason for speeding in the breakdown when he caused the multi-vehicle crash.
Mike Freedberg takes a look at the numbers in yesterday's special election for the state Senate seat Joe Boncore of Winthrop won:
Winthrop, which totals about 12 percent of the District’s population, saw about 4100 ballots. Boston, whose precincts take up moire than 50 percent of the District, registered barely 5,420. A town of 18,000 people almost equaled the vote of Boston wards home to about 110,000 folks!
And the smallest turnout of all was on Beacon Hill, home to state Rep. Jay Livingstone.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.
Suffolk County's more obscure elected positions continue to prove popular among retired or ousted city councilors. The Globe reports that City Councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy, who lost their elections in the fall, are both eyeing the for-some-reason-still-elected position of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.
This morning, a roving UHub reporter spotted Yancey in the register's office: Read more.
Dunkin' Donuts across from Dunkin' Donuts - for fans of the Revere Dunkin' Donuts that's across the street from another Dunkin' Donuts (which you might also recall from the 2014 tornado, in which a bystander pointed to a displaced Dunkin' Donuts sign and said "We're not sure if that belongs to that Dunkin' Donuts on that side or the one behind the Sunoco gas station").
A Revere tour operator who organized buses for local Catholics to see the Pope in Philadelphia last September says the bus companies he hired sent rickety buses driven by sleepy, non-English-speaking drivers that left riders terrified and wondering if they'd make it out alive. Read more.
Mike Freedberg introduces us to the six declared candidates for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate seat.
Two men face arraignment in Chelsea District Court today on drug-possession charges after police seized large quantities of drugs at locations in Mattapan, the South End and Revere. Read more.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.
UPDATE: Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arrested today on two counts of murder and is scheduled for arraignment Monday in Chelsea District Court, the DA's office reports.
State and Revere Police are investigating a shooting that left Peter Pitari, 66, and Christy Johnson, 35, dead at 70 Waite St. last night.
A third victim, a man, 38, suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Revere Police report a Rockport man was driving east on Rte. 60 around 8 p.m. on Sunday when several shots were fired at his vehicle, hitting his son, 19, in the neck.
The victim is expected to survive, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a black sedan with tinted windows. Police are urging anyone with information on this incident to share it with investigators at 781-656-1114.
The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on a 38-year-old Revere man who died after a struggle with police last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The unnamed man's only apparent physical injuries at the time seemed to be cuts from having smashed through a window at the apartment building on Winthrop Avenue where police found him, the DA's office says: Read more.
A passerby discovered her body on the sand below the high-tide line around 6:15 a.m. near Eliot Circle, the Suffolk County District Attorney reports.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and time of her death, the DA's office says, adding her body had no visible signs of trauma - and no identification on it.
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.