Mar 25 11:07am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Robert Carrion and Fabiola Ramirez, both 46 and both from Roslindale, on charges they paid their temp workers at a Dorchester laundry company - some of whom worked 100 hours a week - less than minimum wages and no overtime pay and then threatened workers on learning they had talked to state investigators, the state Attorney General's office reports. Carrion and Ramirez ran a temp company called Country Temp Corp. out of their home at 20 Stella Rd. in Roslindale and supplied most of the workers at Bay State Linen, 9 Ansel Rd. in Dorchester. As a result of a related investigation, Bay State recently agreed to pay $900,000 in back wages to 177 Country Temp workers, the AG's office says. According to the AG's office: The AG’s investigation revealed that the defendants were allegedly paying employees below minimum wage in an under-the-table payroll operation. The employees allegedly did not receive overtime pay despite regularly working upwards of 60 to 70 hours per week, with some regularly working 100 hours in a week. The employees were paid strictly in cash without paystubs listing their hourly rates of pay. After the AG’s Office began their investigation, Carrion and Ramirez allegedly attempted to intimidate, threaten, and mislead their employees. The defendants allegedly threatened cooperating witnesses and other potential witnesses with termination and other unspecified harm. Specifically, Carrion allegedly held a 30-minute meeting with some employees in which he directed them not to cooperate with investigators. Further, Carrion and Ramirez allegedly reduced the amount of hours certain cooperating workers were allowed to work after Ramirez witnessed those workers speaking with investigators from the AG’s Office during a site inspection. The AG’s Office alleges that in the criminal case, nine employees are owed nearly $55,000 in minimum wages and overtime. Carrion was indicted on six counts of witness intimidation, four counts of retaliation, nine counts of failure to pay minimum wage, nine counts of failure to pay overtime, four counts of failure to make timely payment of wages, two counts of failure to furnish payroll records to the state for inspection, nine counts of failure to provide suitable paystubs and nine counts of failure to issue a temporary worker right to know notice. Ramirez faces the s...
Mar 25 11:00am
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Mar 25 9:00am
Boston Celtics Rumor: Blake Griffin Rumor Gains New Life Blake Griffin to the Boston Celtics rumor has surfaced once again. On Friday Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, in the middle of a story on the Clippers being at a crossroad, threw a little accelerant on that old Blake Griffin-to-Boston flame But more and more people around […] The post Boston Celtics Rumor: Blake Griffin Rumor Gains New Life appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 25 8:00am Boston Sports Then & Now
Well, they’re doing everything they can to miss the playoffs for a third straight year, but the Bruins are hanging on by a thread. This past week, they endured their longest losing streak of the season, suffered their first season sweep by one foe in almost 100 years, and had a defenseman do something no [...] The post Bruins By The Numbers: This Week’s Good and Bad for 3/25/17 appeared first on Boston Sports Then & Now.
Mar 24 11:31pm The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS
Read what the players and coaches had to say following Boston's 130-120 victory over Phoenix.
Mar 24 10:39pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Incognito Bandit at a Citizens branch in Woburn in 2015. Albert Taderera, 36, who faces charges for up to 16 bank robberies in the Boston area, was arrested this afternoon as he tried to board a plane for Johannesburg at Dulles Airport, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Taderera went on a bank-robbing spree over a two-year period starting in February, 2015, the US Attorney's office says: In most of the robberies, the robber was disguised in a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark face mask/sunglasses covering his face, dark gloves and dark clothing. In each of the banks, the robber entered the bank and made verbal demands for the banks’ money. In most of the robberies, the robber displayed what tellers described as a black semi-automatic handgun. All of the robberies occurred in suburban settings where banks were freestanding and featured adjacent wooded areas or foliage. In many of these robberies, witnesses observed the robber leaving the bank following the robbery, and entering the wooded areas. Witnesses also observed the robber run toward, enter into, and then leave the area in a black BMW sedan. Based on these similarities, the FBI believed that the individual driving the black BMW was responsible for the robberies. According to the feds, investigators got word today that Taderera planned to fly to Dulles from Boston, then fly to Addis Ababa at 11 a.m. today. But then investigators learned he'd switched to a flight at 5:45 p.m. to Johannesburg. Federal agents grabbed him as he tried to get on that plane, officials say. Taderera is scheduled for an appearance in a federal court in Virginia before being returned here for arraignment on armed bank robbery charges. Innocent, etc.
Mar 24 9:00pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
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Mar 24 8:14pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Cod was once a critical piece of the New England's fishing industry, but catch is plummeting to all-time lows in the region...
Mar 24 8:10pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:05Boston Police report they are looking for two men they say broke into a Columbia Road house with a pry bar yesterday morning and made off with a small safe. Free tagging: GunsColumbia RoadNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime...
Mar 24 8:00pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
A Massachusetts man who served prison time for threatening to kill President Bill Clinton in 1994 has been ordered detained without bail in connection with the slaying of his 83-year-old father...
Mar 24 7:56pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Apple says purported hacking techniques released by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers...
Mar 24 7:36pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Netflix is doubling down on Adam Sandler with the streaming giant extending its deal with the comedian for four more feature films...
Mar 24 7:10pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law...
Mar 24 7:09pm The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS
Friday, March 24 - Suns at Celtics Pregame – Another Hiccup for C’s Starting 5...
Mar 24 6:58pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
AP FACT CHECK: Trump overlooks his promise when says he never promised to replace Obamacare in his first couple of months...
Mar 24 6:48pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
A real estate investor who bought President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York City for $1.39 million in December has flipped it for a 50 percent profit...
Mar 24 6:44pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
COMMENTARY As my series earlier this week on the top historical statistical comparisons for various Red Sox players was undergoing surgery in the editing phase, one of the wise guys from the copy desk yelled across the room with a question that would probably cause Red Sox fans to grimace: “Hey, Finn,’’ he hollered, “What […]...
Mar 24 5:46pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker expresses relief at the failure of the U.S. House to pass a GOP bill aimed at undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law...
Mar 24 4:03pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Globe reported yesterday that Newton's New England Mobile Book Fair is looking for smaller quarters and that it's already scouted out several possible locations, including West Roxbury. That, of course, got the eye of City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain), who urged the stored to move to Westie. As an incentive, he said he'd help them unpack. Not so fast there, says Roslindale Village Main Street, which says the now empty Prescott Building on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square (where Jerusalem Trading used to be) would be perfect for the bookstore. Other Roslindalers have been jumping into the Book Fair's post on the topic to support the idea of the store moving to Roslindale.
Mar 24 4:00pm
Best 10 Players to Watch for Boston Red Sox in 2017 MLB Season The 2017 MLB season opening day is just around the corner, with the opening day being April 2. This year’s Major League Baseball season will be the 117th in the game’s modern era. The opening day comes with several publications bringing out […] The post Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Players To Watch Out For appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 24 3:29pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Andy Woodruff takes note of the news that Boston schools are getting new world maps that try to more accurately show the true sizes of continents and countries and begins to ponder what a Boston-centric world map might look like - in lots and lots of projections.
Mar 24 1:45pm Vanyaland
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Mar 24 1:15pm
Patriots Talk: New Rule Change under consideration by the NFL Yesterday it was stated by ESPN writer, Mike Reiss, that the NFL is considering a proposed rule change that will ban ‘leaping’ over the line of scrimmage. This style of play is one that Bill Belichick has utilized under crucial conditions during the special teams. […] The post Patriots Talk: New Rule Change under consideration by NFL appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 24 1:09pm Boston Chefs
These days, you’ll most likely find Anne Thompson with a wine bottle in hand (she’s Fine Wine Sales at Violette...
Mar 24 1:04pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Associated Press interviews the Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches and author of an impending book, Holy Spokes, about the spirituality she's discovered as a daily Boston bicycle rider: Bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets may seem more about self-preservation than spiritual enlightenment. For the Rev. Laura Everett, her daily 6-mile commute is a way of connecting to her adopted city, its residents, and her sense of community and vulnerability.
Mar 24 1:00pm
Bruins Have Added Some Depth Earlier today General Manager Don Sweeney announced that the team has signed Ryan Fitzgerald from Boston College to a two-year-entry-level contract starting with the 2017-18 season. Fitzgerald just finished his career for the Eagles where he served as assistant captain this season. In his NCAA career he played in 152 […] The post Boston Bruins Sign Ryan Fitzgerald And Emil Johansson To Entry Level Deals appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 24 12:43pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted food and alcohol licenses to American Provisions, a South Boston market that is planning a second outlet in the new Treadmark condo building going up across from the Ashmont T stop. The new store, at 1971 Dorchester Ave., at the corner of Fuller Street, will offer a variety of locally sourced specialty foods, beers and wines, as well as charcuterie, store lawyer Kristen Scanlon told the licensing board at a hearing on Wednesday. In addition to the store, the location will also serve as a kitchen for cooking up offerings, she said. Hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. are planned.
Mar 24 12:17pm
Oregon Able To Hold Off Michigan Thursday, number 7 seed Michigan played number 3 seed Oregon in the Sweet 16 of the [NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament]. It was a back and forth game with several lead changes. It was a game that Michigan could win. Yet Michigan turned the ball over 5 times in the […] The post March Madness Talk: Michigan Fails to Upset Oregon As Ducks Move Onto Elite 8 appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 24 11:52am
Sometimes you just happen to check twitter at the right time. Wednesday morning might have been one of those times. Sitting around drinking my coffee and checking my online accounts, I saw that my alma mater, Missouri State University, was holding their pro day. Based on the title of this post, you know that the player I'm going to inform you about didn't get a combine invite, yet had a monster day.Here is a quick run-down on this pro day gem.DYLAN COLE- 6'1 240Linebacker at Mi [...]...
Mar 24 11:39am Vanyaland
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Mar 24 11:23am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
As of early Thursday evening, a few good seats were still available for the compelling and potentially crucial Celtics-Cavaliers matchup April 5. Over on Celtics.com’s Ticketmaster page, the least expensive ticket cost $69. The priciest remaining, in Section 100-level club seats — a fine spot to take in a game, but many rows up from […]...
Mar 24 11:22am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston police officers had enough details on the suspect in the robbery and shooting of a Dot Ave. convenience-store owner that they had the right to stop a suspect they found four blocks away. A lower-court judge had ruled police did not have probable cause to detain Jarvis Charley for questioning about the Nov. 11, 2014 robbery and shooting at D & D Convenience, 1002 Dorchester Avenue, because he felt the descriptions and videos used by police to stop him were too vague. But in its ruling today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled prosecutors can use evidence seized after his arrest, such as numerous, sequentially numbers $20 bills in his backpack. Although the shooter's face was obscured by a mask, the court said other evidence - including color video taken by a store surveillance camera - coupled with the fact that Charley was sweating profusely on a cool November night when an officer first encountered him - were sufficient for probable cause for police to investigate whether Charley was involved. The fact that he was coming from the direction of a recent robbery, in which a person had been shot, coupled with the resemblance of his appearance to that captured on the surveillance video, suggested the reasonable possibilities that he was the person who had robbed the convenience store and that he might be armed and therefore could pose a risk to the officers. The justices added other evidence gave officers enough reason to take Charley down to C-11 station for questioning, including the fact that he denied any involvement in the shooting at the store several blocks from where police found him before police had even mentioned anybody had been shot. A lower-court judge discounted that, saying Charley could have known about the shooting from TV reports, but the appellate court in turn discounted that theory: There was no direct evidence of any such news broadcasts, much less of any exposure by the defendant to any. The judge based his finding to that effect on testimony [from one of the officers] that he saw reporters from various news outlets begin to arrive at the scene of the robbery soon after he did. From that observation, the judge inferred that reporters would have begun broadcasting reports of the incident on radio and television, and posting reports on their respective Web sites, beginning a...
Mar 24 11:19am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
FRIDAY’S GAMES EAST REGIONAL at Providence No. 1 Harvard (26-5-2) vs. No. 4 Providence (22-11-5), 4 p.m., ESPNU Harvard has a 14-game winning streak . . . The Crimson haven’t lost since Jan. 17 to Dartmouth . . . Harvard has won a Beanpot and the ECAC tournament since then . . . The Friars are making their fourth consecutive appearance […]...
Mar 24 11:13am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
When the Class of 2017 arrived in the Yard four years ago, the checklist was as long as the Anderson Bridge. Harvard’s hockey team hadn’t done this in that long, hadn’t done that in this long. For too many opponents, they had been a welcome night off. “I remember sitting down with them when they […]...
Mar 24 11:10am Caught In Southie
Southie’s Own Cam Askew plays in The Quebec Major Hockey League for the Shawinigan Cataractes and he needs our help! The QMHL is hosting the third annual QSocial Hashtag voting campaign where fans will be able to use hashtags on social media to vote for players from #QNation. Voting will close April 4th The winner […] The post Southie’s Own Cam Askew appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Mar 24 11:09am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
EAST REGIONAL at New York 3. Baylor (27-7) vs. 7. South Carolina (24-10), 7:29 p.m., TBS: South Carolina is coming off a stunning upset of Duke and the Gamecocks’ Sindarius Thornwell, a rare four-year player, might be the most dominant in the tournament so far with a 26.5 scoring average. Baylor needs to contain him […]...
Mar 24 11:08am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
If you can’t wait for nationally renowned seafood restaurant Eventide Oyster Co. to open its Fenway location later in 2017, but also don’t want to trek all the way up to Portland, Maine, you’re in luck. Eventide’s chefs/co-owners Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley will be hosting a pop-up at Downtown Crossing wine bar Haley.Henry on Tuesday, […]...
Mar 24 11:03am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
NBC New York reports on the incident involving Acela Express 2151, which derailed as it was pulling into Penn Station around 9 a.m., then hit a New Jersey Transit train.
Mar 24 11:02am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
The 24 students of the Chapman Farm School attend class in a building in a Norwell industrial park now, but they’re hoping to move into new, more bucolic quarters in a renovated llama barn on 50 acres in East Bridgewater. They may be waiting a while. Their neighbors in East Bridgewater have sued to keep […]...
Mar 24 10:59am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Massachusetts, which was recently named the best state in the country, does not have a particularly great reputation when it comes to traffic and driving. NBC Boston recently calculated the Commonwealth’s five intersections with the highest number of car crashes, using 10 years of Department of Transportation data through 2013. Though not the deadliest intersections […]...
Mar 24 10:41am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Boylston Street gang member Jaime Rivera, 20, to nine years in federal prison for a murder-to-hire plot and for distribution of cocaine, the US Attorney's office reports. Rivera pleaded guilty last fall, acknowledging that he offered to pay somebody $2,500 to murder a rival for the guy's role in a brawl on July 4, 2015 that left Rivera with a gunshot wound to the arm - and another Boylston Street member with multiple stab wounds. Unfortunately for him, it turned out the guy he offered the money to was a wire-wearing federal informant. According to a federal sentencing memorandum in the case, the guy Rivera wanted dead was busy stabbing Rivera's Boylston Street pal, Frandys Ortiz - who separately got 8 years for his part in the drug dealing - so Rivera shot him, after which one of the rival's associates shot Rivera. Rivera, who also boasted of shooting somebody's eye out, took his prospective hitman for a ride around the city nine days after the fight to firm up arrangements for the hit: On July 13, 2015, the defendant drove around Boston with the CW [cooperating witness] pointing out various housing projects where he wanted people killed, including Academy Homes, D Street Projects, St. Joseph’s Housing Development and H-Block. At one point in the conversation, Rivera cautions the CW that he does not want any “leg shots.” RIVERA: But I need you to hit these niggas up though bro. I don’t need any leg shots bro … if you gonna do leg shots don’t even do it nig- Although Rivera pleaded guilty, his lawyer and federal prosecutors disagreed on their recommendations to Judge Rya Zobel on how long Rivera should serve. Assistant US Attorney Rachel Hermani argued for at least 14 years: Jaime Rivera is associated with the Boylston Street gang. He has no employment history, and it appears that the defendant has earned his livelihood selling drugs and firearms. He has not identified any mental health issues or substance abuse issues which would in any way explain or mitigate his conduct. But Rivera's lawyer, Stylianus Sinnis, argued for leniency and no more than five years. Rivera, he said, was still a teen when he committed the crimes, and teen minds are still not fully formed, he argued. Mr. Rivera was 18 when he committed the instant drug offense and 19 when he committed the murder-for-hire. Quite simply, he lacked the...
Mar 24 10:34am
Bruins Blow The Lead Three Times In Loss To Tampa Boston Bruins playoff hopes are slipping away. They are falling off the block like they have been the past few seasons. Last nights game was a perfect example. Recap: First Period: There were no goals score in the first period. I thought that it was going […] The post Boston Bruins Playoff Chances Have Gone From Slim To Non Exsistent appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 24 9:55am Vanyaland
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Mar 24 9:44am Caught In Southie
The Broadway Bridge was closed this morning with heavy BPD presence. According to the Boston Globe, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. The bridge was still closed at 9am which police conducted an investigation. More to follow. The post Pedestrian seriously injured on Broadway Bridge appeared first on Caught In Southie.
Mar 24 9:41am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
See it larger. Kate Wilson got up early and watched rowers on the Charles this morning.
Mar 24 9:30am
New England Patriots Report: White House Date Set, Kraft Thankful For Return Of Tom Brady‘s Jersey The New England Patriots haven’t had any big news in the last 24 hours except for the standard rumor or two connecting them to Darrelle Revis, but some of the news that has come out is some housekeeping notes […] The post New England Patriots Report: White House Date Set, Kraft Thankful For Return Of Brady’s Jersey appeared first on Trifecta Sports Network.
Mar 24 9:29am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
The Bruins dropped their fourth-straight game, Tom Brady’s missing jerseys were returned to the Patriots, and Red Sox Opening Day is 10 days away. Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy after loss: ‘Tuukka needed to be better tonight’: “We need to be better in front of him, he needed to be better on some of those goals,” Cassidy […]...
Mar 24 9:25am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for City Winery, which is building a restaurant where patrons can eat and sip wine as they listen to and watch liver entertainment in the new apartment and hotel complex going up at 80 Beverly St. City Winery, which already has outlets in New York, Chicago, Nashville and Atlanta, expects to open in June, its local attorney, Karen Simao, told the board. The chain bought a liquor license from a shuttered place at 94 Mass. Ave. in the Back Bay. The wine bar will actually have two dining rooms - a 300-seat area that will require reservations for watching the night's performer and a 280-seat room where anybody can show up to eat, just not to see the show. That the place is opening near North Station marks another step in the area's move away from bars and restaurants catering mainly to Bruins and Celtics fans. At a hearing Wednesday, the board heard plans to turn the sports-oriented North Star on Friend Street into a calmer, more professional establishment aimed at all the well off people pouring into the apartments being built around North Station.
Mar 24 9:21am Vanyaland
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Mar 24 9:09am Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
The Globe reports a pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit on the James Kelly Bridge around 5:45 a.m. Police shut the bridge for an investigation.
Mar 24 9:00am Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Israeli police have arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they say is the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community...
Mar 24 8:43am Vanyaland
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Mar 24 8:08am Vanyaland
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Mar 23 11:48pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Massachusetts drivers had best keep a close watch on their car’s gas gauge these days. The number of gas stations across the state has plummeted over the past decade, with an even sharper decline in Greater Boston, making a quick fill-up harder to find. The city’s downtown area, in particular, has become somewhat of a […]...
Mar 23 11:30pm Boston.com - Local breaking news, sports, and culture
Nikita Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak...
Mar 23 8:41pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
Q. What law-enforcement resources were involved in finding Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey (and the other one that nobody knew was missing)?...
Mar 23 7:57pm Universal Hub - All Boston, all the time
J. Goodell spotted that sure sign of spring, the Back Bay bunny, on Marlborough Street today.