An investigation started by Homeland Security culminated today in a raid at the Woburn headquarters of Chowdaheadz, which makes Boston-related sports clothing. Read more.
The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Oswalt Millien of Woburn, saying his original lawyer screwed up by not finding a medical witness to counter prosecution claims that the only way his six-month-old daughter got serious brain injuries in 2009 was by him shaking her violently.
Millien was convicted and sentenced to four to five years in prison.
It's not that Millien's lawyer didn't know of experts who could back up Millien's argument that the infant hit her head on the floor when she fell off a couch, but that Millien's father, who was paying him, couldn't afford the cost of hiring one. Read more.
Chris Martin photographed the scene on I-93 southbound in the Woburn/Wilmington area shortly before noon.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports a law firm that grew fat and sassy helping banks foreclose on Massachusetts homeowners is being evicted from its Woburn offices:
Now the well-known foreclosure firm is facing eviction following several tumultuous months that saw forensic accountants investigating its books and the firm bouncing checks, failing to pay employee insurance premiums, and laying off the majority of its lawyers, paralegals and other staff en masse. Meanwhile, a Florida whistleblower lawsuit against the firm is scheduled to go to trial later this year.
The Dig reports City Councilor Josh Zakim has resurrected a so far failed effort by Boston to sell off a 218-acre park in Woburn a landowner deeded the city in 1930.
Sarah Nelson watched the storm over the Lowe's in Woburn around 9 p.m.
Update, 7:40 a.m., Tuesday: MassDOT reports all lanes in both directions are now open.
State Police shut the highway in both directions around 10 p.m. when a tanker with about 8,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over and began leaking. Fire and hazmat crews from across the area are staging in the Woburn Mall parking lot to try to control the leak.
Last Dec. 26, another Woburn officer was shot and killed after a robbery at the jewelry department at Kohl's on Washington Street.
MuckRock posts a copy of the 2008 decision to release Dominic Cinelli, at the time serving three life sentences for a variety of violent robberies in Boston and in Middlesex County.
UPDATE: The officer has died; second suspect in custody.
According to Engine Company 3, a man who robbed the jewelry counter at Kohl's on Washington Street tonight exchanged fire with Woburn Police. An officer was hit, the suspect was also shot. Woburn Patch reports the suspect is in custody. State Police are now searching the area around the intersection of routes 93 and 128 for additional possible suspects.
Channel 4 reports on an incident at the North Suburban Y in Woburn involving a mother ordered to stop feeding her infant. In response, the Y will train hundreds of workers on the state law that says mothers have the right to nurse their babies wherever they're lawfully allowed to be - such as inside a YMCA.
Woburn Police are looking for a guy who apparently made a pit stop at a Dunkin' Donuts before robbing a nearby bank.
Police say the guy wrote out his demand note - for $100 bills - on a Dunkin' Donuts napkin before holding up the TD Bank branch at 280 Montvale Ave. around 10:50 a.m. on May 12. They say he may have been in the Dunkin' Donuts down Montvale before the robbery.
NECN reports on actual civilian flaggers flagging traffic across the state today - complete with footage of cop in Woburn showing his disregard for the motor-vehicle laws he's supposed to enforce when he's on the job:
So how do you react when you think your Flintstones chewable vitamins have been tampered with? Of course! You do the same exact thing. What could be more natural?
Back in 1930, somebody gave Boston 200 acres of land in the two suburbs on the condition the city maintain it forever as "a public pleasure ground."
Only now Boston seems to want to sell off the land either as a subdivision or a golf course, according to Friends of the Cummings Park, which notes the city took $141,000 out of the park trust fund last year to pay a subdivision surveyor and $13,000 for legal fees this year - while spending absolutely nothing to maintain the land as a park.
Who knew there used to be downhill skiing in Woburn? Well, long-time Woburn-area residents, obviously. John Keyes photographs one of the last ski-lift foundations atop Horn Pond Mountain:
... When I was in second grade, I skied here -- going up on the rope tow (or T-bar -- I don't remember which), but the last run of the day we went up the chair lift. Unfortunately, the only trails down from the chairlift were too advanced for my ability, and I broke my leg. ...
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