The US Attorney's office reports Hazrat Khan was sentenced to 30 months in federal custody today for a scheme in which he tried to avoid federal taxes by having the fellow Pakistani natives he recruited to run 11 Boston-area fried chicken places falsify revenue and employee records - and for lying about his past to stay in the country. Read more.
One of the Nazi-affiliated groups behind Unite The Right, Anti-Communist Action (‘Anticom’ for short), now seems to have played a key role in radicalizing young white men and preparing them for violence in Charlottesville and elsewhere.
Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.
A satellite view of the two storms smushing into one, taken at 2:45 p.m.
CommonWealth reports the state Department of Public Utilities is going to investigate an allegation that Eversource helped raise electricity rates by futzing around with the supply of natural gas used to generate electricity around here.
Look who's coming to speak at Resist Marxism: Rally for the Republic, Saturday November 18, it's Joey Gibson, who founded the group Patriot Prayer, a right wing, sometimes anti-government, and sometimes pro-Trump group that held rallies from San Francisco to Seattle, places known for liberal politics.
The Capital Weather Gang blares a warning: Intense coastal storm to maul New England on Sunday, swipe Mid-Atlantic.
The BPDA is looking to begin asking developers of large residential projects whether their buildings will give residents a choice of at least two ways to get broadband - including wirelessly. Read more.
Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.
In their second, and final, debate, Mayor Marty Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson highlighted their differences in a debate moderated by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude: Read more.
This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.
In an article that cites real data and provides analysis, Beth Treffeisen of the Boston Sun reports on research by the Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations and UMass researcher Mark Merante and states:
short-term units in Boston are constricting the supply of rental units, keeping rents in existing rental units artificially higher, and displacing residents.
I have a watch that has, so far, confounded most watch repairers. Anyone know of someone with the skills to defeat this thing?