WGBH reports on the allegations against Tino Capobianco, which emerged after the state attorney general and the former congressman endorsed him last week in his bid for Bob DeLeo's seat. Capobianco says it's all lies.
Winthrop School Superintendent Lisa Howard says state and federal investigators have joined local police in looking at who might be attacking Winthrop's Internet provider and making it difficult for students to participate in remote learning in recent days. In e-mail to parents yesterday afternoon, she wrote: Read more.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today it's seeking court orders to vacate some 108 drug convictions that involved evidence certified as illegal drugs by Annie Dookhan, a chemist at the state labs in Jamaica Plain convicted in 2013 of just making stuff up. Read more.
The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.
The town of Winthrop reports it has identified a third cluster of Covid-19 cases, this time linked to the Winthrop Golf Club, which has resulted in at least six cases among people who were there last weekend. Read more.
Winthrop Police report fining a Bellevue Avenue man $300 for failing to comply with state Covid-19 regulations after officers responding to "multiple reports about a loud party" found about 30 people having a grand but largely maskless time, in a town that the state has ranked as having a high Covid-19 risk. Read more.
Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen went up to Belle Isle Marsh on the East Boston/Winthrop line yesterday and reports the marsh was just full of all sorts of birds returning to the area for the summer, including a frazzled looking snowy egret. Read more.
State Police report a Winthrop man who drove his 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible into a parked pickup truck on WInthrop Shore Drive around 3 p.m. currently faces an OUI charge but will face additional charges because both of his passengers died, one at the scene, the other at the hospital. Read more.