Mark B. recounts the history of the Boston, Revere and Lynn railroad.
That darned bacteria showed up at three times the safe limit at Revere Beach, King's Beach and Nahant Beach north of Ward Bathhouse, the state says.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
A Winthrop man with seven OUI convictions under his belt was arrested for alleged drunk driving in Revere on Tuesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Limone, 61, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court, the DA's office says, adding he was also charged with attempting to beat state troopers booking him with a bench. He was foiled because the bench was attached to the wall by a cable, the DA's office says.
Last week, Boston hosted the American Public Transportation Association's annual rail conference. A highlight of the conference is always the rail rodeo, in which teams from subway systems across the continent compete in both train maintenance and operation.
Herald photog Mark Garfinkel chronicles his day yesterday: High-school kids at Revere Beach, lightning (specifically, high-school kids at Revere Beach watching lightning), the search for a missing jet skier off Lynn and a shootout between police and a barricaded suspect.
Local and State Police are on high alert: They've gotten word that many Boston high-school students brought bathing suits with them to school and are planning to head for the beach. Revere hates Boston kids with the blinding passion of 10,000 suns, so of course they're already closing roads and bringing in extra officers and prisoner transport vans.
A Saugus man wanted by the Army for going AWOL now faces charges in Revere that he dragged a puppy down the street long enough to make one of its paws bleed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors urged Robert H. Dambra, 30, be held without bail; Chelsea District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes set bail at $450. According to the DA's office, police responded around 7 p.m. yesterday to an animal-cruelty complaint at Mountain Avenue and Madison Street:
A Revere man who worked for an MBTA pass subcontractor was arrested today on charges he used pass equipment to print up commuter-rail and subway passes he'd sell for a discount on Craigslist.
Andres Townes, 27, will be arraigned tomorrow on charges of larceny over $250 and conspiracy to commit larceny over $250.
Townes worked for Cubic Transportation Systems of Beverly, which handled online and telephone sales of the passes. Attorney General Martha Coakley said there is no evidence that anybody else at the company participated in the scheme, which allegedly began in 2007. Coakley said this is the largest fraud case in the history of the MBTA.
The Revere Journal reports on a brawl that erupted after a minor fender-bender in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot:
Cordischi seemed to be getting beaten, so her pregnant friend got out of the car to try to break up the fight.
The pregnant woman screamed at Giangrande to get off her friend.
When Giangrande heard the scream, she allegedly turned around and cold-cocked the pregnant woman in the face â€“ causing a laceration.
The boyfriend of a five-year-old boy's mother was arrested today after State Police and EMTs found the boy "unresponsive" on the sidewalk near his home on Revere Beach Parkway, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Testa, 28, will be arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting bodily injury to a child and child endangerment, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, the boy was rushed to Mass. General, where he underwent emergency surgery and where he is now in stable condition.
Todd Randall, a Revere police officer, was arrested today on charges he was caught accepting $200 in FBI bribe money in exchange for fixing a court case in Chelsea District Court and then lying about it to FBI agents, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
The Globe reports the mesh disks are now turning up on Revere Beach, just six miles north of Boston Harbor.
The former director of the Revere Public Library was indicted yesterday on charges he used city money to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of books, DVDs, software and "collectible curios," that he either kept or sold on eBay - including elephant tusks.
Robert Rice, 45, of Rowley, was charged with three counts of larceny over $250, three counts of embezzlement by a city officer and 15 counts of procurement fraud, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which said Rice is scheduled for arraignment on April 1.