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Drunk Wakefield Man Threatens To Blow Up Store During Fight With Security: DA Drunk Wakefield Man Threatens To Blow Up Store During Fight With Security: DA
Drunk Wakefield Man Threatens To Blow Up Store During Fight With Security: DA A drunk Wakefield man is facing multiple charges after he got into a physical fight with Primark security, tried to steal something from the store, and then threatened to blow up the building when he lost, authorities said.  Williams Rodriguez-Juarez, 24, is charged with unarmed robbery, making a bomb or hijack threat, assault and battery on a police officer, strangulation or suffocation, trespassing, resisting arrest,  and three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), the Suffolk County District Attorney said. A judge set his bail at $500, and he must stay away from…
Springfield Police Raising Funds For Officer Seriously Wounded In Shooting Springfield Police Raising Funds For Officer Seriously Wounded In Shooting
Springfield Police Raising Funds For Officer Seriously Wounded In Shooting Springfield police are asking the public to donate to help one of their own after he was shot in the head last week, which could leave him blind in one eye.  Officer Nestor Santos was seriously injured after he was attacked on Thursday, June 6, while sitting in his unmarked police car in the 600 block of State Street while on his way to work around 10:30 p.m., Springfield police authorities said.  His squad supervisor and another police officer rushed him to Baystate Medical Center, and he was later airlifted to a Boston hospital for emergency surgery. Police said a bullet st…
Mass Man Guilty Of Trying To Pay 14-Year-Old Girl For Sex: Feds Mass Man Guilty Of Trying To Pay 14-Year-Old Girl For Sex: Feds
Mass Man Guilty Of Trying To Pay 14-Year-Old Girl For Sex: Feds A 29-year-old man was found guilty on Monday, June 10, of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old in a sting operation, authorities said.  Dimitri Shawn McKenzie, of Boston, was found guilty of attempted sex trafficking of a child following a three-day trial, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and up to life behind bars.  McKenzie responded to an online ad that advertised that two girls — ages 12 and 14 — would perform sex acts for cash in the Boston area, the prosecutor said. The post was made by law enforcement.&nbs…
Springfield Officer Shot In Head May Lose Vision In 1 Eye: Police Springfield Officer Shot In Head May Lose Vision In 1 Eye: Police
Springfield Officer Shot In Head May Lose Vision In 1 Eye: Police An off-duty Springfield officer who was shot in the head and leg as he drove to work Wednesday night, June 6, may lose vision in an eye as a result of the attack.  Officer Nestor Santos was identified as the person who was seriously injured as he was attacked while sitting in his unmarked police car in the 600 block of State Street, Springfield police authorities said.  Related: 7 Arrested After Police Say They Fired At Officers, Sending 1 To ER His squad supervisor and another police officer rushed him to Baystate Medical Center, and he was later airlifted to a Boston hospital f…
These Mass Locales Among 20 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says These Mass Locales Among 20 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says
These Mass Locales Among 20 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says Blink and you could miss out on homes in these Massachusetts locales, among the hottest housing markets in the country, according to a new ranking. Three metro areas in the Bay State made Realtor.com’s “20 Hottest Housing Markets” list for April 2024. To come up with its ranking, the real estate website looked at two key factors in analyzing house markets: Market demand, measured by unique property views on Realtor.com, and the pace of the market, measured by how long houses are for sale. The following Massachusetts metro areas made the ranking: No. 2: Springfield. Median listing …
Mass General Medical Assistant Groped Patient During Unnecessary Physical Exam: DA Mass General Medical Assistant Groped Patient During Unnecessary Physical Exam: DA
Mass General Medical Assistant Groped Patient During Unnecessary Physical Exam: DA A 29-year-old medical assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital is accused of groping a patient during an exam that her doctor had not requested or approved, authorities said.  Leonardo Hernandez, of Jamaica Plain, is charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said. A judge ordered him to stay away from the hospital and the alleged victim as part of his release on personal recognizance.  The patient called Boston police on April 12 to report the alleged incident that she said happened several weeks earlier.  …
2 Mass Bars Deemed Best In US: New Report 2 Mass Bars Deemed Best In US: New Report
2 Mass Bars Deemed Best In US: New Report A new report ranking the top bars in the United States has named two Massachusetts spots as among the best of the best. Out of the 42 best bars in the country, two hail from of Boston, according to a new 2024 ranking released by the men’s magazine Esquire. Both bars — Birds of Paradise, located at 525 Western Avenue in Brighton, and Equal Measure, at 775 Beacon Street — were lauded for their creative and delicious sips served among an aesthetically pleasing backdrop. Birds of Paradise, for example, curated a menu based on traveling, with one section focused on a single destination (as o…
Ex-Quincy Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges; Chat Logs Show Online Relationship With Teen: Feds Ex-Quincy Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges; Chat Logs Show Online Relationship With Teen: Feds
Ex-Quincy Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges; Chat Logs Show Online Relationship With Teen: Feds A 40-year-old Quincy man who was a teacher at multiple Boston schools is accused of maintaining an online relationship with a teenager with whom he shared explicit photos, federal authorities said.  Carter Peaseley is charged with possessing and receiving child sexual abuse material, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said. He faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.  Peaseley was arrested on Thursday, May 23, after investigators said he had kept the relationship going with the 15-year-old for a year. He groomed the child, saying he wanted to teach them how to kiss — am…
Woburn Fire That Sent 2 Kids To Hospital, Displaced 3 Families Likely Started With Cigarette Woburn Fire That Sent 2 Kids To Hospital, Displaced 3 Families Likely Started With Cigarette
Woburn Fire That Sent 2 Kids To Hospital, Displaced 3 Families Likely Started With Cigarette A Woburn three-alarm fire over the weekend that left multiple families without a home and sent two children to the hospital likely began after someone failed to put out a cigarette on their porch, authorities said.  Firefighters were called to the 1 Richmond Park apartments around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. One child had climbed to safety from a window and fire crews rescued another from the roof. They were taken to rushed to Boston for non-life-threatening injuries.  No one was seriously injured.  When firefighters arrived the fire had crept up the back of the b…
Boston Hot Dog Company Closing In Salem; Chef-Owner Teases New Restaurant Boston Hot Dog Company Closing In Salem; Chef-Owner Teases New Restaurant
Boston Hot Dog Company Closing In Salem; Chef-Owner Teases New Restaurant The Boston Hot Dog company will close its doors following the holiday weekend, but that's not the end for chef-owner Mike Denk. He has some cheesy plans for the location.  Denk announced his decision to close the 60 Washington St. restaurant in a lengthy Facebook post, calling the decision to close after Monday, May 27, "bittersweet." He is keeping the location, but reinventing his vision for it.  Denk calls it "Au Gratin." The new restaurant will have a "scratch-made menu inspired by a love of cheese," he wrote.  But with every ending comes a new beginning, and he…
Knife-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Malden Following Armed Robbery: DA Knife-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Malden Following Armed Robbery: DA
Dominique Matthew Long Was In Stable Condition At A Hospital Authorities are investigating a non-fatal police shooting in Malden after an officer wounded a knife-wielding armed robbery suspect on Wednesday morning, officials said.  Dominique Matthew Long, 31, of Malden, was arrested following the shooting and will be charged with armed robbery, assault and battery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and intimidation of a witness, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office said. He will be arraigned after he is released from the hospital.  Malden police received a 911 call about a disturbance near 260 Eastern Avenue around 9:15 a…
These Mass Cities Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report These Mass Cities Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report
These Mass Cities Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report Three cities across Massachusetts have been ranked by a new report as some of the best places to live in the country. They’re the best of the best. The 2024 Best Places to Live in the US, released by U.S. News & World Report, named three Massachusetts cities — Boston, Worcester, and Springfield — among the top 150 municipalities across the country. Using an analysis of public data and user opinions, cities were given scores in the following categories, which were then averaged to find a ranking spot: Quality of life index, which includes crime rates, quality and availability of he…
3 Quincy Teens Charged With 'Brutal, Unprovoked Attack' At Boston MBTA Station: DA 3 Quincy Teens Charged With 'Brutal, Unprovoked Attack' At Boston MBTA Station: DA
3 Quincy Teens Charged With 'Brutal, Unprovoked Attack' At Boston MBTA Station: DA Three teenagers have been arrested and charged with attacking another group of teens during a robbery at an MBTA station, authorities said.  Aidan McGuinness, 18, and two 17-year-olds, all from Quincy, are accused of the May 10 robbery at the Kenmore Square station, the Suffolk County District Attorney said. They were arrested on Friday, May 17.  Police received a call about an assault just before 10:15 p.m. and arrived to find four teenagers from Druxbury with various wounds. Three had cuts to their faces and blood coming from their mouths, and the fourth had blood on his clothes…
Irish Firefighter Indicted In Rape Of 28-Year-Old At Boston Hotel: DA Irish Firefighter Indicted In Rape Of 28-Year-Old At Boston Hotel: DA
Irish Firefighter Indicted In Rape Of 28-Year-Old At Boston Hotel: DA A 37-year-old firefighter from Dublin accused of raping a woman during a Saint Patrick's Day event was arrested attempting to flee the country, authorities said.  Terence Crosbie was charged last week with rape, the Suffolk County District Attorney said.  A 28-year-old woman told police at Massachusetts General Hospital that she had been sexually assaulted at the Omni Parker House early on March 15, the prosecutor said. Investigators found surveillance video of Crosbie and the alleged victim at the hotel and at a bar the night before the incident.  Crosbie was in the United …
Donations For Famed TikToker Nearly Killed In 4-Car Crash In Mass Nears $100K Donations For Famed TikToker Nearly Killed In 4-Car Crash In Mass Nears $100K
Donations For Famed TikToker Nearly Killed In 4-Car Crash In Mass Nears $100K Support for Joey Calcavecchia, better known as The Roaming Foodie on TikTok, continues to grow as more than 1,500 people have donated to a fundraiser to help him following a violent crash on I-93 earlier this week in Andover.  Calcavecchia, of New Hampshire, was involved in a four-car pileup just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, on I-93 northbound near exit 42, state police said. Paramedics rushed multiple people to area hospitals for treatment.  Police are investigating the crash, but initial reports say a deer on the road likely caused the pile-up.  Calcavecchia…
Teen Busted With 70 Lbs Of Pot At Logan Airport; Second Person Caught With More Than 70 Lbs Teen Busted With 70 Lbs Of Pot At Logan Airport; Second Person Caught With More Than 70 Lbs
Teen Busted With 70 Lbs Of Pot At Logan Airport; Second Person Caught With More Than 70 Lbs A London woman will not make her return flight to the United Kingdom after US Customs officials found 70 pounds of marijuana in her bags, authorities said. She is the second woman in two months caught with a large load of weed bound for England.  Fareedat Folunsho, 19, was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana between 50 and 100 pounds, the Suffolk County District Attorney said. She is being held on $1,500 bail.  Police were called to the Boston Logan Airport after agents found the drugs in her bags around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.  Related: Woman Busted With …
Mass Man Aimed High-Powered Laser At Coast Guard Helicopter Forcing Them To Abort Landing: Feds Mass Man Aimed High-Powered Laser At Coast Guard Helicopter Forcing Them To Abort Landing: Feds
Mass Man Aimed High-Powered Laser At Coast Guard Helicopter Forcing Them To Abort Landing: Feds A 59-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested after federal investigators said he shined a high-powered laser into the windshield of a US Coast Guard helicopter, forcing the pilot to change their landing location, authorities said.  Philip Gagnon, of Boston, was charged on Monday, May 13, with one count of aiming a laser pointer at a Coast Guard helicopter and was released with conditions, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  The incident happened on Sept. 21, when a US Coast Guard helicopter was taking part in a training exercise and attempting to land at Massachuset…
'Lavish' $30M Mass. Mansion Listed For Sale 'Lavish' $30M Mass. Mansion Listed For Sale
'Lavish' $30M Mass. Mansion Listed For Sale A fashion-forward Massachusetts home full of bold colors and patterns is looking for its next owner. Located in the Suffolk County city of Boston, 130 Commonwealth Avenue — currently listed at $29.9 million — isn’t like your typical mansion. Renovated and designed to “emulate the ambiance of a stylish boutique hotel,” the 10,000-square-foot home boasts six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms (seven full, three partial). Built in 1899, the estate still maintains a classic facade, complete with wrought-iron gates and a limestone exterior. The inside, though, blends the original architectural detail…
Randolph Man Threatened To Stab Woman With Hypodermic Needle At Bus Stop Randolph Man Threatened To Stab Woman With Hypodermic Needle At Bus Stop
Randolph Man Threatened To Stab Woman With Hypodermic Needle At Bus Stop A man with an arrest record 19 pages long added more charges to that rap sheet after he threatened to stab a woman with a hypodermic needle at a bus stop earlier this week, authorities said.  Marquis Alexander, 32, of Randolph, was charged with assault with a hypodermic needle, possession of heroin (subsequent offense), and possession of a class E drug (subsequent offense), the Suffolk County District Attorney said.  He was being held on $2,500 bail, but Alexander's bail from a previous arrest was revoked, authorities said.  A woman flagged down an MBTA officer in the Atlant…
Mimosas? 6 Eastern Mass Eateries Among Best Brunch Spots In America, New Report Says Mimosas? 6 Eastern Mass Eateries Among Best Brunch Spots In America, New Report Says
Mimosas? 6 Eastern Mass Eateries Among Best Brunch Spots In America, New Report Says Whether you're looking to order cocktails or celebrate Mother's Day, an all-new report has named six Massachusetts restaurants as among the best in the country for ordering brunch.  According to OpenTable’s Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America for 2024, six eateries in Essex and Suffolk counties are among the best brunch places in the US.  To determine this, the website took a look at more than 14 million diner reviews to narrow down the brunch spots most enjoyed by visitors.  The first eatery on the list, Brassica Kitchen, is located in Boston at 3710 Washington …
The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die
The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die Whether it’s flying over Alaska’s Denali National Park, taking in Arizona’s Grand Canyon, or skiing the Rocky Mountain Slopes of Colorado, every state has that one bucket list activity that shouldn’t be missed. But just what that activity is, of course, is a matter of opinion. Over on Reddit, one user determined to find the ultimate experience in Massachusetts before they "kick the bucket" turned to their fellow netizens for help. “What is one thing everyone should do in Mass. before they die?” they asked in a May 6 post on the Massachusetts subReddit, which boasts 250,000 members. “At so…
Driver Crashes Into Fenway Park Entrance After Running From Police, Hitting Other Cars Driver Crashes Into Fenway Park Entrance After Running From Police, Hitting Other Cars
Driver Crashes Into Fenway Park Entrance After Running From Police, Hitting Other Cars A 48-year-old Salem woman who drove into Fenway Park is believed to have been involved in hit-and-run crashes earlier Monday morning, May 6, as well as wrecking into a gate at a US Coast Guard base in Boston, authorities said.  Colleen Marie Gibbs was taken to a hospital just after 8:30 a.m. after she drove through Gate C entrance at the famed baseball stadium and smashed into a forklift, state police said.  Investigators have linked her to multiple incidents that began an hour and a half earlier.  UPDATE: A car drove into Fenway Park on Monday morning and crashed into a …
Cambridge Driver ID'd As Man Killed In Boston Rollover Crash Cambridge Driver ID'd As Man Killed In Boston Rollover Crash
Robert Smith Died In A Single-Vehicle Crash On I-93 A 58-year-old Cambridge man was identified as the driver who was killed when his car rolled over in Boston on Saturday, May 4, authorities said.  Police were called to northbound I-93 near exit 17 to reports of a car that had flipped onto its side just after midnight.  Robert Smith was the only person inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene, State Police said.  Troopers are investigating what caused Smith to lose control of his Jeep Compass and crash into the western edge of the road.
$2M Bail For Boston Man Accused Of Shooting That Injured 5 Last Year; Second Person Charged $2M Bail For Boston Man Accused Of Shooting That Injured 5 Last Year; Second Person Charged
$2M Bail For Boston Man Accused Of Shooting That Injured 5 Last Year; Second Person Charged A 25-year-old Boston man accused of opening fire at a family barbecue in Dorchester in September will remain behind bars before his trial unless he can come up with a $2 million bail, a judge ruled Thursday, May 2.  Micah Ennis, of Roxbury, is charged with five counts of armed (firearm) assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm, the Suffolk County District Attorney said.  Ennis is accused of firing multiple shots into a family gatheri…
Mother Of 4 Dead Babies Found In South Boston Freezer Will Not Face Charges, DA Decides Mother Of 4 Dead Babies Found In South Boston Freezer Will Not Face Charges, DA Decides
Mother Of 4 Dead Babies Found In South Boston Freezer Will Not Face Charges, DA Decides The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said it will not file charges against a woman who was found to have stashed the bodies of four of her babies inside her freezer in South Boston.  The bodies of two boys and two girls were found inside a shoebox, wrapped in tin foil, and stored in a freezer at an apartment at 838 East Broadway on November 17, 2022. After more than a year and a half long investigation, police have been unable to determine when they were born, when they died, or how long they had been frozen, DA Kevin Hayden said on Tuesday, April 30.  Hayden said he coul…
Mass Man Who Hired Hitman To Kill Ex-Wife For Her 'Independent Thinking' Gets 8 Years: Feds Mass Man Who Hired Hitman To Kill Ex-Wife For Her 'Independent Thinking' Gets 8 Years: Feds
Mass Man Who Hired Hitman To Kill Ex-Wife For Her 'Independent Thinking' Gets 8 Years: Feds A 47-year-old Boston man who attempted multiple times to hire a hitman to kill his ex-wife and her new boyfriend will spend nearly eight years behind bars, federal authorities announced.  Mohammed Chowdhury, who pleaded guilty in January to two counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, was sentenced last week to 92 months in federal prison, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  “Mr. Chowdhury literally thought he could get away with murder,” said Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy. “Mr. Chowdhury’s disturbing conduct – in co…
Lawrence Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Lawrence Man Charged With Fatal Shooting
Lawrence Man Charged With Fatal Shooting A 28-year-old Lawrence man was charged with a shooting on Wednesday, April 24, where a man was rushed to the hospital and later died of his wounds, police said.  Jason Rivera, 28 of Lawrence, has been charged with murder and is being held without bail, the Essex County District Attorney said.  Police were called to the Margin Street area Wednesday night where they found a man bleeding from a gunshot wound.  Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital and then later to a Boston hospital, where he died of his injuries.  Police have not released the man's name.  Inves…
'I Obey': Man Threw Bomb At Satanic Temple In Mass Because God Told Him To, Feds Say 'I Obey': Man Threw Bomb At Satanic Temple In Mass Because God Told Him To, Feds Say
'I Obey': Man Threw Bomb At Satanic Temple In Mass Because God Told Him To, Feds Say An Oklahoma man has been arrested and charged with throwing a pipe bomb at the Satanic Temple in Salem after the group did not heed his God's warnings to repent, federal authorities said.  Sean Patrick Palmer, 49, of Perkins, Okla., is charged with using an explosive to cause damage to a building used in interstate or foreign commerce, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Surveillance video taken just before 4:15 a.m. shows a person in all-black clothing, a black face mask, a tactical vest, and gloves approach and throw something at the "temple." Moments later, the prosec…
'Rage Bait'? Mass Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online 'Rage Bait'? Mass Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online
'Rage Bait'? Mass Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online Her attempt at garnering online sympathy by and large turned up fruitless. A Massachusetts social media influencer was outraged after claiming she spent an eye-popping amount of money on a single apple during a recent trip to Whole Foods Market. In a now-deleted, expletive-filled rant on TikTok, Boston-based Via Li claimed the grocery giant charged her $7 for one organic Sugarbee apple. “Guess how much this is. This is an apple, it's called a Sugarbee (expletive) apple apparently and look at it,” she says in the clip. “The size of my palm. I thought it was like probably two to three dolla…
Boston Man Promised 'Better Lifestyle' To Lure 17-Year-Old, Other Sex Trafficking Victims Boston Man Promised 'Better Lifestyle' To Lure 17-Year-Old, Other Sex Trafficking Victims
Boston Man Promised 'Better Lifestyle' To Lure 17-Year-Old, Other Sex Trafficking Victims He promised them a “better lifestyle,” but his victims got anything but. Massachusetts resident Jimall Brown, age 35, of Boston, pleaded guilty to multiple sex trafficking charges in Boston federal court on Monday, April 8. Prosecutors said Brown lured three female victims, including a 17-year-old girl, from out of state and forced them into prostitution between May 2016 and 2022. He admitted to meeting the teen victim on social media and convincing her to fly to Boston from out of state with the promise of a “better lifestyle.” Once she arrived, Brown posted ads of the teen online and arr…
Lexington Man Sentenced For Trying To Pay For Sex With Teen Lexington Man Sentenced For Trying To Pay For Sex With Teen
Lexington Man Sentenced For Trying To Pay For Sex With Teen A registered sex offender from Massachusetts with a previous conviction will spend over a decade in prison after trying to pay who he thought was a child sex trafficker for sex with a 14-year-old girl, officials said. Middlesex County resident David Cannon of Lexington, age 61, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to pay for sex with a teenager, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced on Tuesday, April 9.  According to federal officials, in November 2022, Cannon replied to an online advertisement that offered commercial sex with two young gir…