Charlestown, MA

Boston Man Sentenced for Fentanyl and Cocaine Conspiracy

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Sandro Pereira Cabral, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to one year in prison and three years of supervised release. On May 19, 2021, Cabral pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and cocaine.
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Coaches say racism sparked fight at Massachusetts high school football game

GEORGETOWN, Mass. — School officials and police in a Massachusetts town are investigating claims of racism that sparked a fight during a high school football game. In a statement, Georgetown Public Schools Superintendent Carol Jacobs said there was a physical altercation during Friday night's football game between Georgetown High School and visiting Roxbury Prep High School.
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Boston Globe

What 3 maps show about Boston’s mayoral preliminary election

The mayoral preliminary is behind us, but how the city voted can tell us a lot about the candidates and the most likely outcome in November. Did you know you can learn a lot about a place from its polling maps?. On Sept. 14, Boston voters narrowed the field to...
Harvard Crimson

Harvard Sues Insurer to Recoup Legal Fees After Admissions Lawsuit Exceeds $25 Million

Harvard College sued its excess insurance company for allegedly violating its contract with the University by refusing to cover Harvard's legal fees related to the lawsuit against Harvard's admissions practices. By Caleb D. Schwartz. After racking up more than $25 million in legal fees defending its admissions practices against anti-affirmative...

Baker: Janey can’t just withdraw harbor plan

ACTING BOSTON Mayor Kim Janey said late last month that she was withdrawing the city’s downtown municipal harbor plan, but Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said a plan cannot technically be withdrawn – it has to be replaced with something. “Procedurally you can’t really just withdraw a plan. You have...

Officials investigate fight, racist taunts at football game

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — School officials in Massachusetts are investigating after a physical altercation and allegations of racist taunts ended a high school football game early Friday. Jamaal Hunt, coach of Roxbury Prep High School, said his team from a historically Black neighborhood in Boston was “ridiculed, called N-bombs by...

Police Log: 9-21-21

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Melrose addresses rat infestation with stricter trash measures

MELROSE, Mass. — The Melrose City Council voted in favor of stricter trash disposal measures to address the surge in rat sightings across the community. The modified trash ordinance includes requiring that all trash outside be placed in containers with tight-fitting lids. It applies to any trash can left outside whether it’s on the curb or not.
Wilmington Apple

The Granite Place Opens In Wilmington

WILMINGTON, MA — The Granite Place is holding its Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 6pm to 9:30pm, at 5 Waltham Street in Wilmington. The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:45pm. Leaders in the business community, as well as local and state officials, are expected to be on hand.
Wilmington Apple

ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Issue 3 Summonses

WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Log, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 9, 2021 to September 15, 2021. Lauren E. Lusardi (29, Danvers) and Jordan M. Bartholomew (30, Danvers) were issued summonses for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (x4). A caller stated he was charged at by a female who had a knife and bat. (6:20pm)
Sun Chronicle

Residents want Eagle Pond, dam in Wrentham preserved

WRENTHAM — Beautiful, winged creatures visit Eagle Pond, and so do fishermen. It’s a scenic, 8-acre respite off Franklin Street (Route 140) adjacent to popular Lake Pearl, but neighbors worry about its future. The Eagle Dam that created the pond is being considered for possible removal, which would drain the...
Boston Globe

BU student loses $150K through phone scam

Police report that many scams seem to target the Asian community. One student’s semester just got much more expensive. Boston University Police are warning students of costly scams after four incidents were reported on campus since the beginning of September. In the most recent incident, reported Sept. 15, a student...

Bishop Fenwick girls soccer lights the lamp in win over rival St. Mary’s

Bishop Fenwick’s Ella Morgan races up the field with the ball during a win over St. Mary’s Monday evening at Donaldson Stadium. (Item Photo: Jakob Menendez) PEABODY ― It was an intense matchup between the St. Mary’s and Bishop Fenwick girls soccer teams on Monday evening, and it was the Crusaders who came away on top of the rivalry matchup with a 5-0 win at Donaldson Stadium.