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MBTA bus driver charged in brutal beating of commuter is suspended

OTHER NEWS: Carver heroin ring busted; Boston schools open Evacuation Day

Derek Smith, the MBTA bus driver chargesd in commuter's brutal beating is being hePool

COPS:Bus Driver Beats Revere Man

The MBTA has suspended, without pay, a bus drive charged with beating commuter Matthew Theisz, of Revere, in Lynn’s Central Square.

Theisz says he approach 40-year-old Derek Smith to ask for help finding a bus home when things got nasty.

“He just stomped on me and kicked me in the head,” Theisz told The Globe. “He beat the crap out of me and left me there.”

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Smith, hired four years ago, is being held without bail on assault charges. A hearing is set for next week.

Theisz, 43, is being treated in hospital for a brain hemorrhage.

DRUG BUST: Carver heroin ring smashed

A joint probe by Carver Police, Taunton Police, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration busted a four-man heroin ring, officials said Thursday.

The suspects were awaiting arraignment and not immediately named; they were arrested at 21 Holmes St. in Carver, where 20 grams of heroin and $525 in cash were seized.

A fifth person at the house, a woman, was busted for an outstanding warrant.

SNOW DAY MAKE UP:Boston Schools open March 17

School officials are again reminding Boston parents that there will be school this year on March 17.

This morning, @BostonSchools tweeted: “A reminder for BPS students and families that there WILL BE school on Evacuation Day, Tues, March 17, to make up for a previous snow day.”

Evacuation Daycelebrates the date when the British troops evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.

March 17 also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day.

Sorry, kids!

 
 
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