Okie in a Volvo charged with driving 1,600 miles to try to blow up the Satanic Temple in Salem
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12h ago
Surveillance photo of suspect throwing lit pipe bomb. A Christian fan of the Old Testament was arrested in Oklahoma today on charges he tossed an IED at the headquarters of the Satanic Temple in Salem on April 8. The pipe bomb - a two-foot-long section of PVC pipe stuffed with smokeless gunpowder and covered with nails taped to it - more fizzled than exploded and so did relatively little damage after Sean Patrick Palmer, 49, tossed it at the Temple's front door, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent on the case. According to the affidavit by Special Agent Osama Khudari, this might have ..read more
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Owner of frequently closed Maverick Square restaurant faces new lawsuit, but this time, not by his ex-wife
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by adamg
19h ago
Two of the three owners of a venture aimed at re-opening the oft-shuttered restaurant at 154 Maverick St. are now suing restaurant and building owner John Tyler, alleging that at a minimum he owes them the return of a $28,600 deposit on the space, which they never actually opened as a restaurant. In their lawsuit, filed yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court, Claudia Sierra and John Ortiz charge that Tyler misled them for months and offered to essentially sell them the space's liquor license, even though legally he cannot sell it because it's a restricted "neighborhood" license that would have t ..read more
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Tea and crumpets and death
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by adamg
19h ago
The Huntington News attends a Somerville death cafe, part of an movement started by a Brittish Buddhist to free up discussions about, well, death. The cafes have four rules, including: "there must be tea and cake provided - it is a British organization, after all." facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Charlestown woman faces extradition to Turkey for alleged bank embezzlement there more than a decade ago
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by adamg
21h ago
US marshals yesterday arrested a woman living in Charlestown for a hearing today on a request by the Turkish government that she be extradited for embezzling roughly $1.8 million from the customers of an Istanbul bank between 2009 and 2011, when she worked there as a portfolio manager. Derya Dikici, also known as Derya Terzioglu, 44, fled Turkey in 2011 after she learned her employer was investigating the "high-risk trading activities" she and a colleague were allegedly engaged in with money they obtained with forged signatures and withdrawals from bank customers, according to an extradition ..read more
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Second resident group drops suit against proposed apartment building on Belgrade Avenue at West Roxbury Parkway
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by adamg
21h ago
The Bellevue Hill Improvement Association in West Roxbury has dropped its lawsuit against a proposed five-story, 124-unit apartment building on the old Clay Chevrolet site on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line. The group dropped its suit one day before Land Court Judge Kevin Smith was to hear motions in the case - the group's request to change its suit into a "ten taxpayer" suit to overcome objections by developer Jake Upton that none of its members actually live right next to the proposal, along with Upton's request that the judge simply dismiss the case altogether. Smith is the same judge who ..read more
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Company hired to build system to keep trains on North Station commuter lines from slamming into each other sues MBTA for cost overruns, project delays
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by adamg
23h ago
Hitachi Rail, hired by the MBTA in 2015 for what is now a half-billion-dollar project to install a network of devices designed to prevent trains north of Boston from running into each other or getting up to unsafe speeds, yesterday sued the authority for what it says are $158 million in overruns and delays caused by alleged T bumbling. In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Hitachi says problems with its contract to install a network of trackside sensors and systems that could alert train drivers or even stop or slow trains emerged right from the start, when the MBTA realized it h ..read more
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Blue Line being kind of a dick, due to signal woes near Maverick
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by adamg
23h ago
Abandon all hope - or take the ferry between Maverick and downtown - the T advises. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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Somebody tries to set a Mattapan townhouse on fire
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by adamg
1d ago
Both Boston police and firefighters responded to 27 West Main St. on a report of a fire around 1:15 p.m. While firefighters doused the small fire, police went looking for the man with a red pole witnesses told them smashed a window in a rear door and tossed a flammable object inside. WCVB reports police found the suspect and that the incident was not random. Tue, 04/16/2024 - 13:15 Topics:  Crime Free tagging:  West Main Street Arson facebook twitter email print ..read more
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MWRA blames company hired to maintain its Deer Island wind turbines for the way one began to tear itself apart
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by adamg
2d ago
Damage after May, 2023 incident. Photo by MWRA. The MWRA today sued a maintenance company for the nearly $4.4 million it says it will cost to replace an electricity-generating wind turbine at Deer Island it charges was destroyed because the company let what should have been a relatively routine shutdown for some repairs turn into a catastrophic event in which the turbine's blades began to separate from the device. In its suit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the MWRA says it hired Baldwin Energy of Wilmington in March, 2022 to do maintenance on two turbines at Deer Island and one in Charle ..read more
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Child injured in six-alarm East Boston fire has died
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by adamg
2d ago
WBZ reports a child injured in a six-alarm fire on Meridian Street in East Boston on April 2 has died. A second person was reported dead the day of the fire, the cause of which has yet to be announced. facebook twitter email print ..read more
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