Soon-to-be-former Everett School Superintendent Priya Tahiliani and Deputy Superintendent Kim Tsai today sued Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the School Committee for job discrimination, alleging that a school-committee vote earlier this month to not renew their contracts was the culmination of an effort by DeMaria and his cronies to oust the first two non-White school leaders in the city's history. Read more.
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Matt Frank spent sunset on the shores of the Mystic in Chelsea today and reports he got some great cloud-filtered sunlight coming down on both the Boston Edison plant that Wynn Resorts just bought next to its casino and the Tobin Bridge. He says he caught the power-plant stream at just the right moment - the light went away almost right after he took the photo.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports somebody is planning " 5,000-square-foot indoor dog park that features a full-service bar along with multiple on- and off-leash areas (both inside and outside)."
MBTA commuter-rail conductor who is son of Transit Police chief charged with Everett murder, sources say
Joan was at Nahant Beach this afternon when the storm showed up and just burst right over her head. She managed to get a couple of good shots "just before we grabbed our stuff and made a mad dash for the car."
Chelsea Scanner watched the storm advance from Chelsea, and watched the lightning streak down in the direction of Everett and Somerville: Read more.
Faced with court order, Everett newspaper to give up names of confidential sources in libel suit by mayor
The editor of the Everett Leader Herald has agreed to provide Mayor Carlo DeMaria with the names and contact info for the confidential sources it said it relied on for articles accusing him of corruption - articles over which DeMaria is now suing the newspaper and the city clerk for defamation. Read more.
Anthony DiPierro, an Everett city councilor and relative of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, resigned today, after video emerged recently of a Zoom call in which he went full on racist in what was supposed to be a private discussion with other city officials. Read more.
Driver says GPS made him turn onto train tracks in Everett; at least he was able to escape before train destroyed his car
WBZ reports the man didn't just turn onto the train tracks:
The man drove down the tracks for a distance before coming to a stop nowhere near a crossing.
State Police say man leads troopers on chase from Revere to Everett casino, then gets out and tries to fight them
State Police report a man who didn't want to submit to a traffic stop in Revere this morning took off, prompting a chase in which he allegedly smashed into several cruisers, stopped near the Encore casino, then tried to fight his way out of arrest, but failed. More to come.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko noticed all these birds flocking down to the Costco lot at Gateway Center, no doubt because of the breadcrumbs somebody dumped there (lower left).
The state Fire Marshal's office and Brookline Police report Michael Mambrino, 18, of Brookline faces charges related to a fire that destroyed an Everett warehouse and then another fire two days later in Brookline that firefighters were able to put out before it could cause substantial damage. Read more.
Everett Firefighters Local 143 has posted some video of that flaming scrapyard when firefighters first arrived this morning: Read more.
A recycling building at the Schnitzer scrap yard on Rover Street in Everett caught fire this morning, sending a thick, black plume of smoke into the sky, where it could be seen across the Boston area, from Lynn to Roxbury to the South Shore, and bringing firefighters from several surrounding communities to help put out what became a four-alarm blaze. Read more.
State, Everett and Somerville officials announce they're going to get that pedestrian/bike bridge built over the Mystic
The new bridge will connect the Assembly MBTA stop with the Northern Strand bicycle path. Read more.
Court lifts stay on suit charging ExxonMobil is dumping crud into the Mystic River, failing to plan for potential flooding
A federal appeals court today gave the Conservation Law Foundation permission to proceed with its suit against ExxonMobil over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum facility in Everett off a small tributary of the Mystic River - including an alleged failure to study the potential impact of increased flooding caused by climate change on the riverside plant. Read more.
The Chelsea Record reports on what's going up where trouble used to frequently go down on the Chelsea/Everett line.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that blackjack players who won at the cheap tables at the Encore and MGM Springfield casinos, then sued to get the higher winnings they would have gotten at higher-stakes tables, should have quit while they were ahead. Read more.
The Everett Independent reports.
An Encore casino dealer and two other men face state charges for an alleged scheme in which they managed to bilk the house of $23,500 over two nights, the state Attorney General's office reports.
In an unrelated incident, two MetroWest men who got into a fight with a third man that ended with that man stabbed also face charges, the AG's office say. Read more.
The Chlesea Record reports a developer has proposed a 21-story residential building at the Chelsea line that would be topped with a rooftop restaurant.
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