The fire's on lower Broadway. The 104, 105 and 109 bus routes have major delays because of the fire.
An inspector for the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission was arraigned today on charges he offered to help a convicted felon get a liquor license in Everett - for a fee - the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports.
Arthur Hitchman, 39, of Melrose, was arraigned in Malden District Court on charges of attempted extortion, bribery, and two counts of improper storage of a... Read more
Yemeni tanker plied the harbor this morning while you slept.
Dan Hill, who lives near Boston Harbor and is running for state senate in a district that includes Chelsea and Everett, says the state should do everything it can to try to keep LNG tankers out of Boston Harbor - especially Yemeni ones - and... Read more
Adam Balsam says Tom Menino and Sal LaMattina should stop their posturing, listen to the Coast Guard and admit giant LNG tankers are safe.
Matt Conti, who lives in the North End, acknowledges the risk of a neighborhood-consuming fireball is low, but notes all the precautions the Coast Guard takes and says Boston shouldn't have to be the only city in the US... Read more
Bizarre Foods guy Andrew Zimmern endorses Michael Albano in the special state-senate election:
My childhood pal Michael Albano is running for State Senator in Massachusetts, and in heady times like these I think it is crucial that we support progressive democrats like Michael. ...
Cambridge News Weekly (yeah, that's a new one for me, too) reports that progressive Democrat and small shopowner Michael Albano is now running for the seat left vacant when Anthony Galluccio resigned on account of being in jail.
Other candidates include attorney Dan Hill of Charlestown, Galluccio's former chief of staff Sal DiDomenico, Cambridge City Councilor Marjorie Decker and attorney and Charlie Flaherty son... Read more
The Chelsea Record introduces us to Tim Flaherty, reprising his 2007 run for the seat held by Anthony Galluccio, only this time without Galluccio.
Wicked Local Somerville reports the state has set April 13 for primaries and May 11 for the final election to replace year-in-jail former state Sen. Anthony Galluccio.
Charlestown lawyer Dan Hill, who was already running even before Galluccio tried to squeeze out a toothpaste-related alibi for positive Breathalyzer tests, said he will run in the Democratic primary, with an emphasis on creation... Read more
So this guy who's really fascinated with buses thought it would be cool to follow an old T bus to the end of the line - to the plant in Everett where they're shredded and put on a barge on the Mystic River. He missed the No Trespassing sign:
... "Yeah Sarge,he is a busnut...I looked at the photos on his camera,nothing but buses"... Read more
Angela reports watching one of Everett's squadron of Rascal riders getting plowed into by a small box truck at a Rte. 16 intersection yesterday:
... All of a sudden, my boyfriend screams, "Oh shit!" and I instantaneously hear a loud bang. I look to my left and, I kid you not, see a very large man in one of those Rascal scooters being hurled... Read more
In thousands of households in Revere, Everett, Malden, Medford and Melrose, alarm clocks lost their minds and started blinking "12:00," Channel 4 reports.
You'd call the police, right? But what if it's the police who are blocking you?
Union members followed the MWRA crew to their next job on Fenno Street in Revere, where a city police captain refused to allow the crew to do their work.
"Your plan is faulty and we're not going to allow you to work,â€ť Revere Capt. James Guido told MWRA Chief... Read more
Today, it was Everett High School gettting the all-hands-on-deck media treatment.
Perhaps Cambridge Rindge and Latin administrators could explain what they're doing differently. According to Cambridge Police, back on 12/7:
State Police Dispatch Center received a call that there was a bomb at Cambridge Rindge and Latin and Somerville High. The school was evacuated and checked out and nothing was found. Students were... Read more
The Outraged Liberal wonders how the editors of a paper called BostonNow decided to lead with the Omaha shooting rather than the fireball that incinerated an Everett rotary:
... Memo to staff: Everett is a working class community in the Boston area. Omaha is in Nebraska. Nebraska is not Massachusetts. ...
Aunty RaRa reports:
I just found out through my sister Debbi that my [sister-in-laws]'s niece and her boyfriend and family were one of the houses affected by this disaster. ... What my sister and I are asking is if there is anyone out there willing to knit up some 9x9 squares so that we can show Laura and Chris that people care. If you... Read more
I agree with Dan Kennedy: local media outlets did a great job, especially online, with their coverage of the rolled-over tanker truck (well, except for the Everett Independent and the Everett Advocate, which should take down their Web sites in shame). Unlike with the Danvers explosion a year ago, there hasn't been a ton of coverage from local residents (stupid self-obsessed... Read more
Angela works at a newspaper in Everett, on the street where the tanker blew up. She posts photos her boss took and notes:
... All I can think of is I hope the gas company that employed the tanker driver has some really good insurance because I got three new ads this morning from lawyers addressed at the fire victims. I think that's a... Read more