Robert Orthman was among the teeming Orange Line riders who had to make like Godot after some leaves along the tracks caught fire near Oak Grove at rush hour, because you know how those leaves get on a dry day.
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Area white supremacist seeks to move Capitol-insurrection trial from DC to Massachusetts, where he thinks potential jurors would be less likely to hate him right off the bat
Local right-wing organizer Mark Sahady is asking a federal judge in Washington to move his failed-coup trial from there to Massachusetts, arguing that his face has been so plastered over DC media in a community still traumatized by all the rioting that he could not possibly get a fair trial there, even aside from the fact its residents are mostly Democrats. Read more.
Given the amount of snow we've gotten this season, somebody on Mountain Avenue in Malden probably figured a salad (with croutons) in a plastic bowl was enough to warn others off the space they'd so meticulously not cleared this morning, as roving UHub photographer Brian Coonley shows us.
A Malden man who admitted his role in a north-of-Boston guns and drug ring was sentenced this week to 6 1/2 years in federal prison, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
But sometimes it seems like it does. Mary Ellen took in the sand-sculpture competition at Revere Beach yesterday - early, she says, before she could melt.
Michael Spicher went as well: Read more.
Storrowing's not just for Bostonians! Malden Police show us an example of a trucker who thought he could fit his truck under a bridge this morning, and he allllmost did - at a train bridge over Medford Street. But maybe they don't have height signs in Connecticut.
H/t Chuck D'Antonio.
An Orange Line train pulling into Oak Grove got ThisClose, then died, now it's just sitting on the tracks, as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to the platform. For what it's worth, it's one of the older rec-room models, not the newly bolt-enhanced newer trains.
Christina Bernbaum, 23, of Malden, pleaded guilty yesterday to federal drug and gun charges related to the crack and guns she and her boyfriend allegedly sold to gang members north of Boston, who used the guns to spray rivals and rival territory with gunfire. Read more.
John Smith watched the stately procession of new CharlieCard value-adding machines at Malden today.
Tim Lanning spotted a small group of vaccine-denialist anti-maskers this morning in Malden Center, outside a meeting of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education board, scheduled to discuss post-pandemic guidance for schools that might include eliminating all Covid-19 masking requirements for the fall, given that most people in Massachusetts have gotten shots.
Two lovebirds with a taste for champagne and a love of gunplay are linked to vicious gang wars north of Boston
Drug and gun charges announced Wednesday against a Malden couple may be only the start of a federal crackdown on what investigators say is an increasingly violent drug-fueled gang war north of Boston in which gangs have been acquiring machine guns to spray rivals and rival turf with bullets. Read more.
Three weeks of shuttle buses between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square; no more new Orange, Red Line trains
The MBTA announced last week that it's just not going to run any trains at all between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square as it fixes the aging switch that caused yesterday's derailment at Wellington and does other track work there for the next three weeks. And it's pulling all of the new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield trains on the Orange and Red Lines - like the one that came off the tracks as it tries to figure out what happened.
Federal prosecutors in Washington today added a new charge against Capitol stroller Mark Sahady of Malden, which carries a potential prison sentence of a year and which would mean, if he's convicted, he could never legally own a gun. Read more.
A Pittsfield lawyer who represented Capitol putsch stroller Mark Sahady of Malden in his initial appearances in federal court is now asking a judge to "disappear" him from the case. Read more.
Malden man was willing to pay $10,000 to have his wife killed by a hitman, who turned out to be an undercover agent, feds say
A Malden man was arrested this morning after he allegedly made a $1,500 down payment for his wife's death - to a "contract killer" who was actually an undercover FBI agent, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Second local alleged insurrectionist released on own recognizance, but has to stay away from the State House
A federal judge today released Mark Sahady of Malden on personal recognizance while he goes through court proceedings related to the failed putsch in Washington earlier this month - subject to several conditions, including that his mother, with whom he lives, has to give up her licensed gun pending the conclusion of his case. Read more.
A federal judge in Boston today ordered Mark Sahady of Malden ordered held without bail until at least Thursday, for his presence in the Capitol during the failed putsch on Jan. 6. Read more.
Greg Cook attended today's anti-fascist rally in Malden.
When the MetroWest Daily News interviewed Sue Ianni after she returned from Washington the other day, she declined to say whether she had actually marched on the Capitol, let alone took part in a would-be putsch that left five people dead. Read more.
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