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 IRS’ 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:
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 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 intersects Vane Street, where one resident is now charged with assault and battery on a child and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a golf club - for an incident on Halloween.
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.
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.