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Cops probe infant death

Police are investigating the mysterious death of an infant who died after she was found in a car at a Dorchester fast-food restaurant this weekend.Officers were called to the KFC at 695 Columbia Road just before 1 a.m. Saturday, according to police.When the officers arrived, emergency medical...

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 3:26 PM

Bus rider has iPod swiped from pocket

A Mattapan teen who was trying to relax on his T bus ride home Monday night by shutting his eyes and listening to music turned into a victim of an attempted iPod theft.“He stated his eyes were closed but he was not asleep, and he felt someone reach into his front left jacket pocket and snatch his...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 3:36 PM

Dreamliner coming in for a landing at Logan

It’s being billed as one of the most efficient airplanes ever to be built and made its landing in Boston yesterday for what officials called “a morning of aviation history.”The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will offer nonstop service between Boston and Tokyo starting next month. Logan Airport will be the...

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 4:02 PM

Famous names on new list of unclaimed Mass. money

In a weakened economy, it is a wonder how anyone could miss money that they own.But in just the past six months, the Massachusetts Treasury identified hundreds of thousands of people, charities and businesses that are owed more than $80 million in unclaimed property.State Treasurer Steven Grossman’...

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 2:25 PM

The last pictures of Franco Garcia?

Photographs recently released by police capture the last known traces of Franco Garcia before he vanished.Investigators are still trying to determine what happened to the missing 21-year-old Boston College student after a night out with friends.Newton and state police distributed the pictures of...

Sunday, March 4, 2012, 2:10 PM

David Ettlinger: Ex-Newton teacher is held on cash bail

A former Newton teacher, who resigned amid allegations of possessing child pornography, faced yet more sexual misconduct charges Thursday.David Ettlinger, 34, of Allston, pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, according to the Suffolk...

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 3:17 PM

Lindsay Blankmeyer: Stonehill student sues college over sexually-active roommate

A recent graduate of Stonehill College filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Boston against her school, claiming that it did nothing to help her get away from her sexually-active and disruptive roommate.The lawsuit, filed by lawyers for Lindsay Blankmeyer, seeks monetary damages from the school. It...

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 3:12 PM

David Ettlinger: Former Newton teacher to face more charges

The Newton elementary school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a young girl, allegedly had pictures of children from his school on his computer.The Middlesex district attorney’s office said yesterday that David Ettlinger, 34, of Brighton, had on his computer pictures he apparently took of...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 3:50 PM

John Joseph Hartin: FBI asks for public’s help in manhunt

Federal authorities are renewing their efforts and using social media to hunt down a Dorchester man who has been on the run for nearly two decades after being accused of sexually abusing two young boys.John Joseph Hartin was charged in 1993 with five counts of statutory rape of a child on two young...

Monday, February 27, 2012, 3:31 PM

Cops: Young girl may have seen stabbing

Described by friends as a “caring and loving woman,” 72-year-old Mary Miller was stabbed to death inside her home early yesterday morning allegedly by a neighbor with a history of mental health issues.Police said a young girl was home at the time of the incident and called emergency personnel to...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 3:10 PM

Mattapan massacre trial opens with tears flowing

Prosecutors Thursday recounted in chilling detail the 2010 shootings of five people, including a 2-year-old boy, on a Mattapan street as the trial of the accused killers got under way.Four of the victims were killed in what prosecutors said was a poorly thought-out robbery by three armed men who...

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:24 PM

Teens’ photos end up on adult porn site

Authorities in a town west of Boston are warning Facebook users to take precautions after some photographs of high school students were poached and uploaded to an adult pornography website.Photographs of nearly 20 students at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton were...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:21 PM

Experts slam Senate bill on disclosure of child witnesses

First Amendment and media law experts blasted a bill, which is aimed at jailing anyone who discloses the identities of child witnesses, as “broad” and “unconstitutional.”“It’s exceptionally broad and patently unconstitutional,” said Jeffrey Pyle, a partner at Boston law firm Prince Lobel Tye. “This...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 3:57 PM

New ads feature city’s ‘stout single’

If you’re in a local coffee shop or business this week you might see some bizarre fliers on the community bulletin board: “Stout single … 2’8’’, 150 pounds,” reads the description on one flier, which comes with a detachable portion directing people to a website.They’re not ads for romance, but they...

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 1:14 PM

Pill bill aims to treat Mass. drug problem

Citing a “growing crisis” in the Bay State, politicians and substance-abuse counselors threw their support behind new legislation that aims to reduce prescription drug abuse in Massachusetts.“It has a devastating effect on people of every socioeconomic background,” said Senate President Therese...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 1:58 AM

Are you ready for some Super Bowl? Yes!

It’s been almost a week since the last Patriots game and there is still a week to go before the Super Bowl.Yes, we’re starting to go a little crazy, too.The Patriots players have no problem occupying their time before Feb. 5 as they are busy studying film of the New York Giants and practicing plays...

Friday, January 27, 2012, 12:48 AM

Super Bowl blackout ends for satellite subscribers

Things are going to be OK, DIRECTV subscribers.The satellite company and Sunbeam Television Corp. announced tonight that they have reached an agreement on fees and will end the blackout of two local stations.Sunbeam owns WHDH - Channel 7 - and WLVI - Channel 56.Because the Super Bowl will be...

Friday, January 27, 2012, 12:44 AM

Peter Buchanan: More child porn charges in Newton

For the second time in about a week, a Newton worker has been charged with possessing and sharing images of child pornography and city officials said they are going to review their hiring process.Peter Buchanan, who worked as an audio-visual classifier at the Newton Free Library, pleaded not guilty...

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 2:07 AM

Brockton man faces arrest for teen’s murder from Nov. 2007

Andre McNeil allegedly waited until David Jones left school so he could join him on his walk home in order to kill him.That’s what prosecutors said happened on Nov. 14, 2007, charging McNeil with the murder of the 17-year-old and illegal gun possession. McNeil, 22, pleaded not guilty during his...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 12:24 AM

Eatery owner has opposition to late night closing time

Because the majority of establishments close at or before 2 a.m., post-closing time dining in Boston usually means navigating through Chinatown, trekking to the South Street Diner or — sigh — calling up Domino’s.But the owner of a Mexican eatery near Downtown Crossing is trying to convince the city...

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 3:16 AM