Morgan Rousseau

morgan.rousseau@metro.us

Port Authority bus terminal bomber Akayed Ullah found guilty on all counts

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah was found guilty Tuesday on all counts of trying to blow himself up in a failed terror attack at one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs. Akayed Ullah, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi Brooklynite, now faces up to life in prison for the December 2017...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:23 PM

Get ready to fall back: Daylight Savings 2018 ends soon

Daylight Savings 2018 is coming to an end soon, which means Americans should plan on getting one more hour of sleep. And while it's easy to embrace that additional snooze time in the dark and cozy midst of fall, it's all too easy to forget the annoyance of losing an hour in the spring....

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:19 PM

The elusive Pippa Middleton baby name: What we know so far

What did Pippa Middleton name her baby? With more than two weeks since the birth of the baby, a boy, one would think the Pippa Middleton baby name would be well-known by now. But the reality is, not so much.  There is, as always, plenty of speculation as to what Pippa Middleton named her new...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 10:52 AM

Senate panel votes to move Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday voted to send the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate. Brett Kavanaugh has been accused by three women of sexual assault. On Thursday, his first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, delivered powerful testimony accusing Kavanaugh of...

Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:00 PM

NYPD arrest suspect in Broadway bank robbery

After a brief manhunt Friday, New York City police arrested a man who allegedly tried to pull off a Broadway bank robbery in broad daylight, according to witness reports.  Around 3:30 p.m. the suspect, described as a 5-foot-8 black man, reportedly handed a TD Bank teller a note and was given...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 3:57 PM

Mass. teen killed in gas explosions was 'an amazing young man'

A Massachusetts teen who was killed in one of several massive gas explosions Thursday is being mourned and remembered as a kind person with a bright future.  Family members called Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence “an amazing young man” who had just gotten his driver's license...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 2:41 PM

Feast your eyes on these 2 pizza rats fighting over a slice in the subway

Pizza Rat was great, sure, and we could all relate to his insatiable hunger for the perfection that is a New York slice of pizza, but frankly Pizza Rat ain't got nothing on these two scrappy Pizza Rats who were caught on video fighting over a slice of pizza in the subway. Reddit user...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:46 PM

8 injured in escalator collapse at Stuyvesant High School in Battery Park City

Eight people were injured when an escalator collapsed at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City on Thursday afternoon, FDNY confirmed to Metro. The incident happened after an escalator malfunctioned around 3:40 p.m., fire officials said. Video footage shared on...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:09 PM

Readers react to story about animal abuse

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Metro Boston published a cover story "Justice for Chico" about a Massachusetts man who is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly burying his dog, an 18-year-old Shih Tzu, alive in the woods behind his Whitinsville home. The dog's owner, 24-year-old Richard...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:56 PM

Here's how Hurricane Florence could affect Massachusetts

Hurricane season is upon us, and since New England is no stranger to tempests of epic proportions, many Bay Staters want to know: Will Hurricane Florence hit Massachusetts? The life-threatening storm is prompting millions on the East Coast to prepare for its landfall this week, with mandatory...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:15 PM

Who is Julia Salazar? NY candidate claims sexual assault by Netanyahu staffer

Democratic New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar recently claimed that she was sexually assaulted by David Keyes, a top spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Salazar apparently made the claim to get ahead of a conservative publication's news story that was allegedly...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:56 AM

Photos: Boston honors the fallen on 9/11 anniversary

Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday to mark the 9/11 anniversary and pay respects to the victims, survivors and first responders of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, which happened 17 years ago.   "On September 11, 2001 our nation changed forever. In the face of evil, America...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:51 PM

Mass. man buries dog alive over new kitten

Any instance of animal cruelty is horrifying, but it's nearly impossible to fathom a dog buried alive. But a Whitinsville man was in court Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty for allegedly burying his dog alive because the pet didn't get along with a new kitten. Richard Piquard, 24, was...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:38 PM

What to know about the 2018 Sept. 11 memorial services in Boston

This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor the 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000 others injured, Boston will hold several Sept. 11 memorial services in and around the city. Early Tuesday morning, at 8:30 a.m., the first of the day'...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:10 PM

Boston Diner en Blanc takes over Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday

For the past five years, sophisticated foodies have celebrated Boston Diner en Blanc with an elegant flash-mob style dinner party, and this year was no different. On Sunday night, nearly 1,400 diners all dressed in white headed to the top secret location, which ended up being Boston City Hall...

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 7:24 PM

American Airlines passengers fall ill on flight to Philly, planes held at airport

There were at least 12 sick passengers on two American Airlines flights that landed at Philadelphia International Aiport from Paris and Munich Thursday, prompting concern just one day after as many as 100 plane passengers fell in on an Emirates flight from Dubai to New York City. All passengers...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:13 PM

Ayanna Pressley unseats incumbent Michael Capuano in Massachusetts primary election

The Massachusetts primary election results are in, and they may surprise you. In a major win for candidates of color, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has beat out ten-term Democratic congressman Michael Capuano in Tuesday's tight primary race. Capuano, 66, was unseated by Boston City...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 9:26 PM

U.S. Trade Commission kills Trump’s tariffs on Canadian newsprint

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday overturned Canadian newsprint tariffs imposed by the Trump administration in January, claiming that imports from Canada don’t hurt the American printing and publishing industry. The commission voted unanimously on the issue, agreeing that...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 4:19 PM

NYC West Indian Day Parade 2018: Time, route and street closures

Each year, more than a million people gather on the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to celebrate New York City's annual West Indian American Day Carnival, better known as the Labor Day Carnival, J'Ouvert festival or simply the West Indian Day Parade. And for good reason —...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11:47 AM

Liberty Island evacuated due to fire: Reports

New York City's Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, was being evacuated Monday around noon after propane tanks erupted into a fire, according to multiple witnesses and reports. FDNY told Metro there were three propane tanks involved in a fire at a construction site on the north side...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 12:05 PM