NBC Boston reports a broken water main has Tufts Medical Center to shut its emergency room to ambulances because of low water pressure. Flooding also forced the hospital to tell ambulance so to stay away on March 7.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Veolia, which generates steam at a Chinatown plant, owes the city of Boston $2.2 million in taxes for the 2015 fiscal year because it applied for a tax abatement via letters attached to its quarterly tax payments rather than through an official abatement form. Read more.
The Metro Boston EMS Council reports Tufts Medical Center is not accepting ambulances "due to flooding internally impacting multiple departments."
US Attorney Andrew Lelling announced today his office is charging Louis Coleman III of Providence for the murder of Jassy Correia, 23, of Dorchester. The decision to charge Coleman in federal court on a charge of kidnapping resulting in death means that Coleman could face the death sentence if found guilty. Read more.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said today that justice, and Jassy Correia's family, deserve to see the man charged with her murder be tried in Boston, whether by her office or by federal prosecutors - who could seek the death penalty. Read more.
Shamus Moynihan spotted this license plate on the back of a Honda mini-van on Harrison Avenue Extension this morning.
City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) wants to do something about construction workers he says are starting earlier or finishing later than allowed and leaving the streets they work on a mess. Read more.
A Mattapan man should not have been tossed in a holding cell for several hours after he was arrested on Boylston Street near Tremont by a Boston police officer who mistook him for somebody else who had warrants out for his arrest, a federal jury decided this week. Read more.
The doorman at Bijou on Stuart Street was a bit suspicious of the young-looking woman with the Maine license trying to get into the club one October night, even though her ID checked out OK on the computerized scanner he uses. So he turned to a trick police and the more experienced door staff use to ferret out people with fraudulent IDs: He asked her the state capital. When she replied "Augusta," he let her in - because most people who get fake IDs don't expect to be quizzed on facts about the state they're allegedly from and can't answer such questions. Read more.
Aline Kaplan explains its link to the Marquis de Lafayette and takes a look at its later descent into a key part of the Combat Zone.
A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti on the Quincy School in Chinatown that's been there for a week. To save that person and you the trouble, Epstein is the jet-setting billionaire pal of both the current president and Bill Clinton who also happens to be a convicted sex offender with a taste for underage girls, who reached a nice plea deal with the then US Attorney who is now secretary of labor.
The owner of a Harrison Avenue spa and three other massage parlors in the Boston area was arrested yesterday on human-trafficking charges related to the sexual services her workers allegedly offered male customers, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
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