Randolph Police report arresting Mark Stokes, 51, of Roxbury, on charges he held up the same convenience store at gunpoint on April 1 and April 12.
A federal jury today convicted Jayme Gordon, 51, on wire fraud and perjury charges for his attempt to force DreamWorks to pay him for what he claimed was his prior work on a story about a fighting panda. Read more.
A Randolph man who sued DreamWorks on charges they ripped off his ideas for a panda who becomes a kung-fu master was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he was the one trying to rip them off. Read more.
A Franklin man was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs after he allegedly drove his car right into Route 240 bus in Randolph this morning, Transit Police report.
Transit Police, who released the video of the crash, say 13 of the 34 passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening back and neck injuries after the crash, around 10:40 a.m. on North Main Street.
Stephen Griswold, 30, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Quincy District Court.
Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.
The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.
The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were towed from the scene, according to police.
Mike reports that when he ordered a pizza from the Randolph Papa Gino's last night, he made a request: "Draw a lion on box, please. Even if cheesy." As you can see, they delivered. He adds:
My one year old saw it and roared. Which was my entire reason for the request.
Randolph officials are majorly pissed over the 75 truckloads of snow a South Boston property manager had dumped behind a Main Street bakery, right on top of some wetlands that feed the drinking-water supplies of three towns, Channel 4 reports.
Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.
Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.
Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!
A federal appeals court today upheld a two-week suspension of Randolph's fire chief for discussing budget restraints at a press conference in front of a fatal fire.
Randolph selectmen suspended Charles Foley for seeming to link Proposition 2 1/2 to the deaths. Foley appealed in court, arguing that violated his First Amendment rights.
Here's how police say one guy held up the CVS on North Main Street in Randolph on March 29: He called police to report a fight at the Picadilly Pub, then called back to report somebody had pulled out a gun. While police were racing there, he walked into the drug store and held the place up by threatening to stab workers with a dirty needle:
Officers arrived at Picadilly Pub to find no one there. The suspect handed Pharmacists a white plastic bag and told him to fill it with Oxy's and Percocets.The suspect was able to get 116 Oxycontin tablets.
Friends of the Blue Hills continue to fight the request of the owner of the Lantana function hall in Randolph to turn 3 acres of the Blue Hills reservation into a parking lot.
The Globe has the details (note to Globe, as Matt King notices, you might want to do something about the URL on that story).
The Patriot-Ledger reports on an alleged interchange between former Brookline School Superintendent Richard Silverman and a School Committee member in Randolph, where he now works, over Silverman's request for a five-day bereavement leave:
"It is not the standard in industry," Silverman quoted Kenney as saying. "Besides, don't you Jews plant them within 24 hours?" ...
"I don't see any side curls on your head, so what the hell do you need five days of bereavement leave for?" ...
Three years after he was exonerated and released from jail.