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Callahan Tunnel Project Closes Tunnel For 3 Months

The Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project is underway starting December 27th, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass Dot). The 52-year-old Callahan Tunnel, which takes you out of Downtown Boston to Logan Airport and sees over 30,000 cars per day, …

Red Sox Beards: David Ortiz Will Shave Beard

“Fear the beard” worked, and now some of the World Series winning Red Sox players are ready to go back to clean-shaven faces. World Series MVP David Ortiz and outfielder Shane Victorino plan to shave their beards in a promotional …

Danvers Homicide: Teacher, 24, Killed By Student, 14
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CNN reports tragedy out of Boston today, where a Danvers High School mathematics teacher was brutally murdered by a 14-year-old student and dumped in the woods behind the school. According to the Essex County District Attorney’s office, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer …

Aaron Hernandez Takes The Stand, Faces Murder Charge
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Aaron Hernandez was arrested in June on a count of first degree murder. He finally took the stand for the crime on Wednesday, October 9th, and was questioned about a possible conflict of interest between lawyers on the case. Hernandez …

Boston Marathon Bomber Wants Restrictions Lifted
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According to the lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his special status in prison is making it too hard for them to defend him. They have asked a judge to lift some of the restrictions placed on the bomber, …

Homeless Man Returns $42,000 Found in Backpack
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In a day where stories on the tragic Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. has been the bulk of the headlines, the story of one man who returned a large sum of money should make your day a little brighter. …

Drug ‘Molly’ Causing Arrests and Death

Two people were pulled over on Saturday night a little after 7:00 in Brookline, MA. They were on the intersection of Commonwealth Ave and Pleasant Street. Police officers smelled burned marijuana coming from the car and saw what looked like …

Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index Reports Netflix Now Putting Out Regional ISP Speed Index Reports

Over the weekend, Netflix put out its first Regional ISP Speed Index Snapshot looking at the greater Boston area. We’ll be seeing more of these regional reports to come. The most significant finding from this particular index is that no …

Whitey Bulger Found Guilty, “Pleased” With Outcome

James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster accused of killing nearly 20 people, has been found guilty of 32 charges that include murder, racketeering, and money laundering. The 83-year old, who inspired a character in the popular Scorsese film “The …

Boston Cop With Bomber Photos Stripped of Badge, Gun Boston Cop With Bomber Photos Stripped of Badge, Gun

David Powell reported here last week on the scandal involving pictures of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev run by Rolling Stone magazine, including a cover photo. One Massachusetts state trooper, Sergeant Sean Murphy, tactical photographer on site for the apprehension …

Whitey Bulger’s Partner Sings for Jury

Whitey Bulger ran from the law for 16 years. Twelve of those years were spent on the FBI’s most wanted list. The only reward bigger than the price on Bulger was for Osama Bin Laden himself. He was featured on …

Boston Bomber Photographer Lashes Out Against Rolling Stone
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Like many people, the Boston Police staff photographer who was on the scene for the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a bit put off by Rolling Stone’s latest attempt at relevancy. The magazine‚Äôs cover story, …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Pleads Not Guilty to Boston Marathon Bombings

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev this week pleaded not guilty to 30 charges related to the bombings, which killed three people and injured over 150 others back in April of this year. According to a Boston Globe report, Tsarnaev’s …

Brad Stevens Hired As New Celtics Coach
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The Butler Bulldogs will play their first season in the revamped Big East next season, but they will do so without wonderboy coach Brad Stevens. As reported by ESPN this afternoon, the Boston Celtics have hired Stevens to replace former …

Whitey Bulger Trial Begins, Juror Falls Asleep
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Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston gangster whose life has inspired several books and films–including “The Departed”–began his trial today on racketeering and murder charges. The story of how he rose to power over the Winter Hill Gang, allegedly killed 19 …

Drunk Governor: Deval Patrick Got Drunk After Boston Bombings
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick this week admitted to celebrating the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects by getting drunk. According to a Boston Herald report, the governor was speaking to a Cambridge-area marketing company this week when he admitted …

Boston Fire Chief Resigns in Wake of Bombing

Boston Fire Department Chief Steve Abraira resigned this week. He will be stepping down on June 7, with Chief of Operations John Hasson selected to become acting Chief. Abraira was named chief less than two years ago, in December of …

Rihanna 3 Hours Late For Boston Show

It seems that Justin Bieber isn’t the only pop star that is having trouble getting to concerts on time. According to a Boston Magazine report, R&B star Rihanna was three hours late taking the stage at her Boston concert Monday …

Kevin Spacey Photobombs Woman in Boston

Photobombs are nothing new to the internet, but it’s rare that a celebrity participates in ‘ruining’ a tourist photo. This week, a woman became internet-famous for a short time after a friend of hers posted a picture of her standing …

Boston Bombing Suspects: 3 More Arrested

Police have reportedly taken three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev into custody for questioning, but are stressing that they are not considered to be suspects at this time. Authorities arrested the three students to find out whether bomb-making materials were taken …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Complaint Describes Carjacking Episode

As previously reported, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been officially charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (an improvised explosive device) against persons and property within the United States resulting …