Friday, May 6, 2011
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Senator Scott Brown faces questions today regarding his now false assertion that he saw the pictures of the quite dead Osama bin Laden. Democrats have seized on what is certainly embarrassing, and the Boston Herald has rolled out the ultimate insult: Brown is being compared to Dan Quayle. (This is possibly worse that Quayle's blunders.)
A three-game winning streak is no more after a deluge of offense from the L.A. Angels resulted in two losses. Before Wednesday's 5-3 loss, the Red Sox were within one game of .500 at 14-15. The quick turnaround from Wednesday to Thursday agreed with the Angels to the tune of an 11-0 romp to close out the series.
The MBTA has increased security in light of revelations that Al Qaeda considered an attack on trains in the United States. The plan was discovered in documents recovered during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Governor Deval L. Patrick will be called to testify at the federal corruption trial of former House speaker Sal DiMasi, prosecutors said Thursday. Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
As surprising as it sounds, gossipy media speculation about yet another Mayor Tom Menino election campaign has begun. Yes, about 18 months after he won an historic fifth term as Mayor of Boston, Menino is already ready to run again in 2013. David S. Bernstein of the Phoenix expects him to run, and to win - of course - in 2013 after talking himself into it. Menino, himself, has reportedly already decided to throw his hat in the ring. Bernstein reports the mayor told an East Boston community breakfast in April that he was all-in for 2013.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Matthew Worster, 17, of Easton was arrested for allegedly killing his mother and burying her in the family's yard. Beth Spartichino, 42, was found on Thursday after being reported missing on Wednesday. He is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intent to murder, and could be charged with murder after an autopsy. Worster reportedly told his younger brother he shot his mother. Worster's parents were divorced just two weeks ago. [WCVB]
President Obama visited the FDNY firehouse that is home to Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9. That firehouse lost 15 firefighters on 9/11. After that, he met with families of 9/11 victims. A crack in a 200,000-gallon tank closed the New England Aquarium today so it can be repaired. The Aquarium will open tomorrow as scheduled. Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
The man who allegedly masturbated in public at the Brookline Library and then ejaculated on a female he sat next to was caught in Maine on similar charges and is in Penobscot County Jail in Maine. He will be arraigned on Friday in Maine. Brookline Police don't know when he'll return to Brookline. He'll face charges of open and gross conduct, indecent assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (bodily fluids). According to Library Director Chuck Flaherty at least three patrons within 20 feet of the suspect. "I don’t think people should be concerned about their safety when they come to the library," he said. Flaherty plans to upgrade the library's surveillance cameras. [Brookline Tab]
Canton-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has filed for a $400 million IPO. The company's ticker symbol will be "DNKN" and the stock will be traded on NASDAQ. Two Massachusetts escalator inspectors were fired for not noticing flaws in an escalator that led to the death of a child. Another 32 inspectors will be disciplined. Remember to follow Bostonist on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Two goals in the first 63 seconds of game three gave the Bruins a lead they never relinquished en route to a 5-1 win over the Flyers. For a second consecutive year, Boston has a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. In 2010, the Flyers overcame that deficit to win the series. Zdeno Chara scored twice and assisted on a third goal. David Krejci had a goal and two assists. Nathan Horton had a goal and an assist.