Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jeremy C. Fox and Lucas Phillips Globe Correspondent September 23, 2018 A Boston police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot in the South End Sunday afternoon, a department spokesman said.The officer was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after a call to “investigate the premises” of 89 West Springfield St. at about 1:53 p.m., Officer James Moccia said.Multiple blocks in the area were closed to traffic by yellow police tape, which neighbors and passersby peered over as they tried to get a sense of the situation. Marked and unmarked police vehicles were posted throughout the area. Advertisement No one had been arrested in connection with the incident as of 3 p.m., Moccia said in a brief phone interview. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this … [Read more...] about Boston police officer shot, not life-threatening injuries.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Kay Lazar and Jon Chesto Globe Staff September 22, 2018 An underground labyrinth of leak-prone, corroding natural gas pipes. Mounting pressure on utilities to upgrade ancient infrastructure. A chronic shortage of trained workers. And a surge of retirements among state inspectors.This is the backdrop for the natural gas fires and explosions that rocked the Merrimack Valley Sept. 13.The gas lines that wend throughout the state, beneath city streets, and into people’s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves. Advertisement Though such calamities are rare, safety experts and local leaders say the gas industry needs more rigorous, transparent oversight to avoid more disasters. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in … [Read more...] about Gas infrastructure in Massachusetts: A recipe for disaster?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Lucas Phillips and Maddie Kilgannon Globe Correspondent September 22, 2018 Fall officially begins Saturday night, and the weather is right on-season.“It’s looking really nice for this weekend and well into the workweek,” according to Alan Dunham, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.In Boston, the mercury got to 73 degrees just after 2 a.m. before dropping gradually to a low of 68 at 3:59 p.m., meteorologist Kim Buttrick said. Advertisement An overnight low going into Sunday will likely be in the low 50s, Dunham said. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Outside of Interstate-495, the overnight low could be even cooler with temperatures as low as the mid-40s, Dunham said.The autumnal equinox … [Read more...] about Autumnal equinox comes Saturday night with fall weather to match
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dugan Arnett Globe Staff September 22, 2018 CAMBRIDGE — In most settings, Alex Hattori — a soft-spoken engineering student who favors Vans sneakers and likes to zip across the MIT campus on a motorized scooter — does not command a sizable audience. But drop him into a group of yo-yoers and, well, things tend to get a little wild. Earlier this summer, as he exited a taxi and made his way into the lobby of the Hyatt hotel in Shanghai — the site of the 2018 World Yo-Yo Contest — the 20-year-old was immediately set upon by a mob of Chinese yo-yoers and yo-yo enthusiasts, who inundated him with requests for autographs, selfies, and — curiously — his mother’s social media handles. Advertisement Such is the price of fame, and in the world of competitive yo-yoing, at least, it doesn’t get a whole lot bigger than … [Read more...] about With sponsorships and crowds of fans, an MIT student finds fame with a yo-yo
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jackson Cote Globe Correspondent September 22, 2018 A man and woman were were arrested in connection with two separate robberies at the same Arlington bank, police said Friday.Susan Burgess, 43, of Groton, and William R. Baro II, 43, of Billerica, were charged with unarmed robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime, Chief of Police Frederick Ryan said.Burgess and Baro, as well as a third suspect, allegedly robbed the Winchester Savings Bank on Medford Street on Aug. 14 and then again on Sept. 11., authorities said. Advertisement The third suspect was identified and is in custody for unrelated charges, officials said. Burgess will be arraigned in Cambridge District Court.Jackson Cote can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @jackson_k_cote. Loading comments... … [Read more...] about Man and woman charged in Arlington bank robberies