All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Boston’

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, is shut down for months. “We expect a couple of days or so for folks to get acclimated. Large signs …

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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 event Monday sponsored by Gillette. No worries Red Sox fans–most players will be keeping the scruff around for a while. …

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Danvers Homicide: Teacher, 24, Killed By Student, 14

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 was reported missing when she did not return home from school. After discovering blood in a bathroom on the second …

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Aaron Hernandez Takes The Stand, Faces Murder Charge

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 was initially asked questions for the judge, including some basic questions about himself such as his name and profession. Hernandez …

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Boston Marathon Bomber Wants Restrictions Lifted

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, particularly those regarding his isolation. The lawyers say that Tsarnaev hasn’t done anything since being arrested for the bombing to …

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Homeless Man Returns $42,000 Found in Backpack

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. A homeless man in Boston, Glen James, found $42,000 in cash and traveler’s checks in a backpack and made sure …

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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 the two passengers smoking something. When officers asked the passengers about the marijuana, the driver handed them a marijuana joint …

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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 other ISP in the area “comes close to delivering as great a Netflix experience as RCN.” Those are Netflix’s words. …

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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 Departed” played by Jack Nicholson, was convicted of 11 counts of murder on Monday after the jury found they couldn’t …

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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 of Tsarnaev, was so enraged at what he saw as insensitivity on the part of Rolling Stone, possibly even presenting …

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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 America’s Most Wanted 16 times. And when they finally caught him, he still had $800,000 in cash, 30 firearms, and …

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Boston Bomber Photographer Lashes Out Against Rolling Stone

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’s cover story, titled “The Bomber: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell into Radical Islam and Became a …

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