The US Attorney's office today announced the arrest of the owner of the former Alpha Omega Jewelers, ten years after he fled the country after banks began questioning the loans they had given him for inventory in his Boston, Cambridge, Natick and Burlington stores that officials say didn't exist. Read more.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
The Burlington Mall reports it plans to re-open at 9 a.m. tomorrow after it was shut on what would normally be one of its busiest days of the year due to a water main opening up right under one of its parking lots.
UPDATE, 3 p.m. State Police report all travel lanes are open again.
State Police reports the crash, just south of the Winn Street exit, has shut all four travel lanes. The breakdown lane is still open. Injuries, but not clear of number and extent yet.
Burlington Police are looking for whoever lopped the head off a statue of the Virgin Mary - and the cut the hands off two other statues - at St. Margaret Parish on Winn Street overnight. Read more.
Keurig Green Mountain, which is actually based in Burlington, MA, is suing competitor Touch Coffee and Beverages for patent infringement - before Touch can sue Keurig for the same thing. Read more.
UPDATE: State Police reported at 7:22 a.m. that all lanes had reopened.
State Police report somebody drove the wrong way down Rte. 128 northbound around 4:20 a.m. just before Rte. 3 in Burlington, causing a crash that shut all lanes northbound. They estimate the road could be reopened by 7:30 a.m. WBZ reports two taken away in critical condition.
Burlington Police report they are looking for two white men in a white Crown Victoria who pulled up to the Islamic Center of Burlington overnight to spray-paint "USA" repeatedly and throw eggs at the walls. Read more.
The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."
If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.
The Burlington Fire Department reports firefighters responded to a condo project at 54 Villagewood Dr. around 9:15 a.m. to find:
A female patient, located inside a motor vehicle, with a large piece of ice sticking out of the windshield. The ice had fallen from the roof of her residence.
The large piece of ice broke the windshield and both side mirrors.
The woman was taken to the Lahey Clinic and is expected to survive, the department says. Chief Steve Yetman adds:
Avid Technology of Burlington, which makes tools for managing movies, audio tracks and other media files, says a California file-sharing company not only poached some of its employees, it's illegally using its proprietary software.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Avid accuses Gobbler of copyright and trademark violations and of violating the non-compete agreements four former Avid employees signed. Non-compete clauses are legal in Massachusetts, but not California.
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.
We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.
State Police report they are looking for the driver of a dump truck that lost a mattress on Rte. 128 southbound in Burlington yesterday, causing a chain-reaction collision that ended with a woman dead.
State Police say the vehicle is a large dump truck with a white cab and possibly black netting or a tarp covering the bed - out of which flew the mattress.
The bed is reported to be dark in color, with wood along the sides
The truck was carrying additional mattresses and was occupied by two men.
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