Suffolk Downs officials said today they were shocked to learn of the issues raised by a state investigation into operations at their proposed casino operator earlier this month - especially after learning state investigators had started asking questions about them several months earlier.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today, Caesars Entertainment said Massachusetts gaming investigators raised red flags over three issues related to its proposed involvement in the Suffolk Downs project: One executive's past "employment by public companies in the internet gaming industry," the company's overall financial health, but most important, a "business relationship related to a license agreement for branding of a hotel that was entered into in 2013 (and recently terminated)."
Hevis Lleshi, who worked with Annie Dookhan at that now closed crime lab in JP, faces arraignment today on charges she rear ended another vehicle while drunk Wednesday evening.
Lleshi, 32, of Quincy, was arrested at North Shore Road and Oak Island Street in Revere, the DA's office says, adding police found her "visibly intoxicated" and blew a .24 on a breath test. The pregnant driver of the other car was hospitalized with non-fatal injuries.
Dookhan trained Lleshi as a chemist in 2011, the Globe reported last year.
REVERE- At the Christopher Columbus Day Parade held in Revere on October 14, 2013, Interim Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins once again lost control of himself when he began acting like an animal, and threatened to â€śkick his opponentâ€™s (Bennett) assâ€¦â€ť
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who attacked another man on a Blue Line train entering Revere Beach on Sept. 17 after the two had had an argument at Maverick.
He's described as Hispanic, 30-35, about 5'7" with a heavy build and black hair.
If you see him, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
A Revere man faces arson and attempted-murder charges after his house caught fire while his wife was inside last night.
Dale Peretti, 40, had bail set at $25,000 at his arraignment today, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Prosecutors charge Peretti doused the first floor of the house with gasoline, then lit a match in the dining room - outside the bathroom his wife was in at the time.
Peretti, however, had an alternate explanation:
Click on this link to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZszLm-CCmio&feature=player_detailpage
Jean Jackson, the owner of La Paix barber shop at 1059 Hyde Park Avenue in Boston, testifies how Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins unlawfully pulled out his badge and demanded that the store owner remove Douglas Bennett for Sheriff's sign "because it was too early to put up campaign signs..."
Peter DeConnick, 46, will be arraigned Monday on charges of murder for the death of Ronald Russo, 50, whose body was found in a blood-soaked Revere Beach Parkway mobile home last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Kris Haight photographed the new pedestrian bridge between Wonderland station and the beach in Revere.
On Friday evening I went to Revere Beach with a friend of mine for some Kelly's. I hadn't been to the Wonderland T Stop in a very long time so I was kind of surprised that how quickly the pedestrian bridge went up.
Outside of the skateboarders totally loving the bridge and the stone work, I was kind of surprised how nice it actually is.
BOSTON- Steven Tompkins will face a BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Magistrate over Theft and Property Destruction on September 10, 2013.
Suffolk County Interim Sheriff Steven Tompkins of 106 Williams Street in Hyde Park will face a Criminal Magistrate over the theft and property destruction of rival Sheriff Candidate Douglas Bennettâ€™s campaign signs in Egleston Square in Roxbury last Wednesday August 14, 2013 between 2-3PM.
In many of these thefts and destructions of personal property, Mr. Tompkins, along with another Commonwealth of Massachusetts employee from the Suffolk County Sheriffâ€™s Department, proceeded in entering these store fronts and identifying himself as the Sheriff of Suffolk County, pulling out his â€śsheriffâ€™s badgeâ€ť and demanding that the store owner remove the sign or they would get â€śon his (Tompkins') bad side.â€ť
Attached with this press release is:
1. The Notice of the Magistrate Hearing pertaining to BMC Roxbury District Court Criminal Complaint Docket #1302AC001538,
2. Boston Police Department Incident Report #130522530, and
3. A complaint from Bennett to the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission Enforcement Division asking to investigate Tompkinsâ€™ actions from August 14, 2013.
A Winthrop man who allegedly exposed himself to a father and his son inside a bath house on Saturday and then urinated all over the booking room at the nearby State Police barracks after being scooped up off Blue Line tracks was ordered to pay $1,000 bail and wear a GPS monitor while his case is pending, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Chelsea District Court Judge Emily A. Karstetter rejected a request from prosecutors that Clifford Avery, 44, be ordered to pay the cost of hiring biohazard cleaning specialists to disinfect the booking room.
For the second time in two weeks, the Blue Line couldn't run during the morning rush hour due to wire problems.
USO, the non-profit group that provides off-hours relaxation and "Care packages" for members of the US military, is suing Revere-based NECCO, alleging the company kept advertising "Red White and You" Sweetheart candies as benefiting service members even after a deal between the two lapsed.
Photographynatalia took a trip to Revere Beach for the annual sand-sculpting competition.
A Marblehead man admitted today he head butted an MBTA bus driver at Wonderland last July, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
With triple-H conditions forecast through the weekend, it might be time for a trip to Revere Beach, as Leslie Jones took in 1919. But you might want to get there early - it can get crowded, as he showed in 1937:
BOSTON- Dorchesterâ€™s Douglas Bennett for Sheriff of Suffolk County.
Bennett's statement is as follows and he will be explaining to the voters why they should vote for him tomorrow morning Friday May 31th at 7AM on TOUCH 106.1FM:
"With the appointment of Andrea Cabral to the Public Safety Cabinet Position in the Governorâ€™s administration, there will be a special election in September 2014 to elect a full-time Sheriff to serve out the remainder of a six year term which expires in 2016. Therefore, I ask for your support for Sheriff of Suffolk County. I am starting early in effort to run an aggressive and triumphant campaign.
As Sheriff, I will oversee a $122 million budget, the Nashua Street Jail and South Bay House of Correction, and the Civil Service Process here in the county.