A number of train bridges cross Rte. 128, but as Chris Rich shows us in Waltham, not all are in use. This bridge is part of the Wayside Trail, which could one day become a pedestrian and bicycle path along the right of way of a long unused train line between Boston and Northampton.
The Herald reports he's pleaded guilty today to first-degree murder, which means life without possibility of parole.
The Herald notes the number of spelling errors (55) in the angry rant the accused murderer dictated to another inmate for delivery to Herald columnist Margery Eagan.
Apparently, the people at Brandeis who decide these things haven't heard of Google and only decided not to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree after getting protests about the way she's described Islam as "a destructive, nihilistic cult of death."
Ali responded with a statement accusing the Jewish-founded university of turning its back on its own ideals:
More deplorable is that an... Read more
When you're rich, people listen to you. And you get to build monuments to wacky ideas with no proof behind them.
You can see proof of that at the far end of the Commonwealth Avenue mall, where a Romanicized version of Leif Erikson forever peers towards the Charles River and the Common - and in a small byway off River Road and South Street... Read more
In 2011, there was the triple murder linked to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the victims' bodies sprinkled with marijuana.
A high-school student was shot to death last week, police say, in an attempted drug rip-off that was aimed at recovering money the victim felt was stolen in an earlier pot deal by his cousin.
Using court and police records, along with interviews with prosecutors, police and victims, the Globe profiles the former turnpike toll taker, Red Sox security guard and violent man, who mostly managed to evade any punishment for a series of crimes dating back to his high-school years.
Xconomy reports on Proteon Therapeutics, whose sole potential product is an enzyme aimed at breaking up the fiber formed by blood vessels when they're cut into. It's aimed at long-term kidney-dialysis patients who first undergo surgery aimed at toughening up a vein to withstand the repeated punctures required for dialysis.... Read more
Seems Mr. Carlson was right. Well, mostly.
H/t Martin Lieberman.
More turkey suicide:
And, yes, we're expecting one to two inches of snow today. But, still, people who were up at, well, the crack of dawn, got to see quite the sunrise. Allison Pyburn watched the sun rise over Waltham.
Saul Blum captured the sunset over Waltham this evening.
The Herald's Laurel Sweet scores a jailhouse interview with the alleged abusive murderer, who says he wants his parents to get custody of his daughter (they have lots of money) and says people should stop pestering the assistant DA who failed to get him jailed on an abuse rap. Oh, yeah, and he didn't kill his girlfriend.... Read more
Or as WFXT puts it: Jerry Remyâ€™s son arrested on murder charges in Waltham stabbing.
Aston Martin Lagonda and an Aston Martin dealership in Waltham are racing at each other full speed in a dispute over whether the car company - whose cheapest model goes for $122,400 - can open another dealership in Wayland.
Lauren reports from Waltham, which once a year becomes the steampunk capital of Massachusetts.