The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Boston may have to resume paying worker's comp to Brian Benoit, who suffered an incapacitating ankle injury while transporting a patient in 2011, a little more than a year before he was indicted for stealing painkillers and sedatives from vials in the backs of Boston EMS ambulances. Read more.
A senior vice president at Bank of America, her husband and a Boston woman were indicted today on charges they figured out how to steal $2.7 million from the bank through transactions with non-profit groups in Boston and Atlanta, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a state law intended to financially help jail guards injured by inmates only applies to physical injuries, not mental ones. Read more.
The BPS Exam School Initiative, which aims to boost minority enrollment in the city's exam schools through free exam prep classes, held an open house at Boston Latin School this morning. School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted the following at Kenny Jervis, a longtime BPS parent advocate (and as you can see, cc'ed the mayor): Read more.
Yep, a nor'easter's a-brewin' off our coast and will smack into us starting tonight - but don't worry, we're just talking rain here, not snow - although possibly 1 to 2 inches. The National Weather Service concludes:
Bullseye will pass across central and eastern areas, then will shift NE over E coastal areas Sunday morning. May see poor drainage and urban flooding in some normally prone areas.
WBUR reports on what the city says it's doing about it.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the annual event will conclude May 13 and then never come back.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.
In New Orleans today, the alt-right or as I prefer to call them, the alt-white also known as the white supremacy movement had a rally replete with Confederate symbolism.
Protester: "Maybe people of European descent have been quiet for too long. We've been docile" pic.twitter.com/gWPlS5lrEV
— Jeff Adelson (@jadelson) May 7, 2017
Laura Alix asks:
Where should I go if I'm looking for women-friendly boxing lessons in Boston?
Bo Williams asks:
I keep seeing these… devices in the basements of Boston-area homes. What are they?
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for Boston and points south through 7:45 p.m. due to radar showing we're about to get blasted with one to two inches of rain in an hour:
As a result, significant urban and poor drainage flooding is expected to rapidly form.
So, you know, stay off Morrissey Boulevard and maybe put off that walk along the Muddy River.
Donald Osgood Sr., a city anti-violence worker and minister from Dorchester is one of four announced candidates for Boston mayor in the fall elections.