A federal judge today sentenced Ernest "Yo Pesci" Johnson to 7 1/2 years in federal custody for his role in a violent pill-pushing drug ring on the North Shore - many of whose exploits he boasted of on his YouTube channel, which remains up, although the latest videos are by his supporters on World Star Boston. Read more.
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WBZ reports the teen Wendy's worker is recovering while the city of Lynn is on edge knowing there's somebody with a hair trigger and a gun driving around.
WPRI reports agents swarmed across eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, busting into Hell's Angels clubhouses as the feds in the aftermath of a couple of violent battles between rival motorcycle gangs.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Vincent "Fatz" Caruso, 27, of Lynn to nearly 21 years in prison for running a violent ring that bought a special pill-making machine to churn out hundreds of thousands of fentanyl pills that he and his runners sold as Percocets across the North Shore.
Caruso's sentencing came one day after another federal judge sentenced his mother, Laurie, 52, to 9 years in federal prison for her role in her son's organization. Read more.
Man charged with killing pedestrian on Storrow Drive, thanks to good Samaritan who followed him all the way to Lynn
Live Boston reports a man walking on Storrow Drive early this morning was hit and killed by a driver who kept on going - but who was followed by another driver to a Lynn apartment building, where State Police arrested him on charges of motor-vehicle homicide and OUI - after he allegedly blew a .119 on a breath test more than two hours after the crash.
Like mother, like son: Lynn man admits role in North Shore fentanyl ring two weeks after his mom did the same
Vincent "Fatz" Caruso, 27, today pleaded guilty to running a fentanyl ring north of Boston that included buying a pill-making machine that could turn out tens of thousands of pills an hour, the US Attorney's office reports.
Laurie Caruso, 51, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and other controlled substances for her role in a wholesale North Shore drug ring run by her son, Vinnie "Fatz" Caruso and his pals, including video mini-star Ernest "Yo Pesci" Johnson. Read more.
MS-13 butcher gets life for carving up two teens, one at the bottom of stairs at Memorial Stadium in East Boston
A federal judge today sentenced Henri "Perverso" Salvador Gutierrez to life in prison for the murders of Luis Fernando Orellana Ruano, 18, at Memorial Stadium in East Boston in December, 2016 and Herson Rivas, 17, in a Lynn park two years later. Read more.
Lynn high school goes into lockdown and some students hide in a closet after student shows up with realistic looking BB gun
Peter Eliopolous at WCVB reports on the situation at Lynn English High School.
Court upholds $21-million verdict against cigarette company for selling death sticks to man who died of lung cancer; could open way for similar suits in Massachusetts
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a jury's verdict that Philip Morris USA owes Fred Laramie's widow for getting him hooked on cigarettes when he was just 13 and then feeding his habit until he died of lung cancer in 2016. Read more.
Gov. Baker today activated the National Guard to get ready to drive school vans in cities that have been hard hit by driver shortages: Chelsea, Lynn, Lawrence and Lowell. Some 90 National Guard members will start training in driving the vans tomorrow.
Rachel Miller, who owns Nightshade Noodle Bar in Lynn, has been requiring would-be diners to show proof of vaccination. She reports she's been getting blowback, at least online, and tells the losers they can just stop now because she's not changing her mind: Read more.
Sober-home operator charged with soliciting sex, nudes from women tenants in exchange for reduced rent and other favors
The federal government today accused a Dorchester man who runs a series of "sober homes" in Dorchester, Roxbury and Lynn of violating the federal Fair Housing Act through sexual harassment and intimidation over a five-year period. Read more.
Water quality keeps getting better at Boston-area beaches except for Tenean in Dorchester and King's in Lynn
WBZ reports on the release of an annual water-quality report for local beaches. King's Beach in Lynn was a particular issue, what with "filthy, bacteria laden discharges from both Lynn and Swampscott" winding up there.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today prosecutors can't use the cocaine found in a man's car as evidence against him because the state trooper who initially stopped the man just off Rte. 1A in Lynn spent way too long asking him questions that had nothing to do with his failure to signal for a left turn. Read more.
Lynn business owner who thinks masks spread Covid-19 faces fines for making workers, customers unmask
NBC Boston tries to get to the bottom of that poem, you know the one: Read more.
A Salvadoran national living in Chelsea faces life in prison after admitting he was one of several MS-13 members who killed a teen in a Lynn playground by stabbing him dozens of times in 2018, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
WFXT reports the six were filming a music video when somebody opened fire.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
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