Man sought for indecent attack at Mass. Ave. T stop

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:55

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for indecent assault and battery for an incident shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday.

If you recognize him, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.


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Well that's a relief: Tufts student info not being funneled to Middle East terror group

Tufts Daily reports the university has changed the name of the system students and professors uses to access student information from the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) to just the Student Information System (SIS), "based on the negative associations with the group Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."

Remember AYDs?

H/t Jon Christian.


Man wanted for stealing Boy Scout donation can out of Boy Scout's hands

Malden Policereport they are looking for this guy for snatching a donation can out of a Boy Scout's hands in front of the local Stop & Shop Sunday afternoon.

According to NECN, the man kept saying "times are hard."

If you know him, contact detectives at 781-397-7181.


City lawyer: Any City Council raises couldn't take effect until 2016

Luthin to councilors: Yes, you can raise your pay - if you don't mind risking fines and jail.

Henry Luthin, assistant corporation counsel, had some bad news today for city councilors fretting they're falling behind their counterparts in other cities and the local police and fire commissioners: They can't increase their pay without breaking state law.

At a hearing this morning, Luthin said councilors are municipal employees covered by a state laws that ban workers from getting directly involved in discussions that would benefit them directly - and more specifically from accepting pay raises the same year they're approved. Because of that, he said, the council could only approve raises for the "new" council, elected in 2015 and scheduled to take office in January, 2016.

Luthin said that under his reading of both state law and the city charter, the state laws take precedence over a section of the city charter that gives the council the ability to set pay levels for certain municipal employees, such as themselves.

He spoke at a hearing on a proposal by Council President Bill Linehan to increase council salaries 29% to $108,500.

Linehan didn't buy Luthin's argument and noted that he was not speaking officially because the council had not formally asked the city law department for a legal opinion.

Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester), who has been a strong advocate of the raise, asked what would happen if the council disregarded Luthin's advice and approved the raises anyway, to take effect in 2015. Luthin said councilors could be facing fines of up to $10,000 each and jail time.

At the hearing, all councilors acknowledged how "awkward" the discussion was. Several said, however, they deserved their first raise in eight years. At-large Councilor Ayanna Pressley said the amount was just too high.


New lawn really opens up the only Boston building ever cited by angry parents

Phil shows us how all that renovation work in front of the old Peter Bent Brigham building at Brigham Circle has opened up the space to highlight the classic building.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.


Our dumb criminals: Woman wanted for kidnapping arrested when cops spot her smoking at a T stop and she gives them the name of another woman wanted on a warrant

Meet Tina Lunn, who, at least based on the account provided by Transit Police of her arrest at Quincy Center yesterday, is a few cigarettes short of a full pack.

Smart until proven otherwise.