Alanna Durkin Richer Associated Press Published 2:39 p.m. UTC Jul 24, 2018 Boston – The head of the Boston police department, who played a major role in the city’s response to the 2013 marathon bombing, is stepping down after nearly four decades with the force, and his second-in-command will become the city’s first black commissioner, officials said Monday. Commissioner William Evans, 59, told reporters he’s retiring to become police chief at Boston College. He’ll be succeeded by Superintendent-In-Chief William Gross, Mayor Marty Walsh said. “He’s the right person at the right time for this job,” Walsh said. Evans, a native of South Boston, lost both his parents at a young age and was raised by his older brothers, one of whom served as police commissioner before him. He started as a cadet in 1980 and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming superintendent, overseeing special events and the department’s patrol division. He … [Read more...] about Boston names 1st black police boss
Author: Matt Samet Publish date: Jul 23, 2018 As per BD’s literature, the new Shadow is designed for rock so steep it casts shadows. Take this at face value: These light (16 ounces for size 10), super-soft, super-grabby, downturned bad boys are a specialist’s shoe that excels at the way-beyond-vertical. I sized the Shadow the same as my street shoe, and noted a tight, sock-like fit that has loosened a quarter size—i.e., not much. The shoes run small compared to BD’s other offerings, so be prepared to take them off between problems during break-in. Double pull tabs and a supple, mid-cut heel let you slip in and out relatively easily, and the single Velcro closure over the tongue gives good control and range. The big news was the Shadow’s amazing sensitivity: With a 4.3mm printed outsole and a barely there midsole, you feel every hold, from the sparest ripple to a pea-sized pebble to a micro-spike jib—it’s so notable, you need to … [Read more...] about Review: Black Diamond Shadow Rock Shoe
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Travis Andersen and Jerome Campbell Globe Staff July 23, 2018 Incoming Boston police Commissioner William Gross made headlines in 2014 when he became the department’s first-ever black superintendent-in-chief, the force’s second in command. Here are a few highlights from Gross’s 33 years on the job, according to Globe archives and his LinkedIn profile: Gross joined the force as a patrolman in 1985 and cut his teeth over the next decade in the downtown, East Boston, Dorchester, South Boston, and Charlestown precincts. He had additional stints in the gang and drug control units, as well as the department’s training academy, before being promoted to sergeant in 2004. Advertisement A department spokeswoman said Monday that as a sergeant, Gross was assigned to the Mattapan, Dorchester, and Hyde Park districts. Get Fast Forward in your … [Read more...] about William Gross, first black Boston police commissioner, began on patrol
Editor’s note: The Gazette continues its Collateral Impact series, which takes a look at the effects and sometimes unintended consequences of legalized marijuana in Colorado.A frequently used criticism by law enforcement of Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry is that it invited dangerous drug cartels into the state, where they operate in black market shadows.Law enforcement in El Paso, Teller and Pueblo counties say it in news releases when perpetrators are of Cuban or Mexican descent. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, said it in January, alleging “cartels have rushed into Colorado, resulting in 19 cartel operation busts in the last 18 months.”And 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May repeated it to a crowd of community leaders May 1.“We have cartels from around the world,” May said. “You name any South American country, we have it here.”The shock value is immediate, as it conjures images of a city overrun by violence and … [Read more...] about Colorado’s black market marijuana: Are authorities wrongly blaming cartels?
23/07/18 ᛫ Add a Comment One of my favourite things about travel blogging is putting the spotlight on alternative destinations that you may not have thought about visiting before. Next up is the Black Forest in south west Germany, which I recently visited on a road trip adventure with my best friend Naomi. The Black Forest is best known for being the place where many of the Brothers Grimm fairytales were based, so it’s an area that has long been associated with folklore, fairytale and magic. It’s also a place of incredibly natural beauty, filled with spectacular waterfalls, expansive lakes, dense forest and mountains. For the outdoorsy, there are endless things to do in the Black Forest. If you’re looking for an active and crowd-free holiday in Europe, The Black Forest is an outdoor playground. Based on my own trip to the Black Forest with The German Tourist Office , here are 7 amazing things to do in The Black Forest. 7 Amazing Things to do in the Black … [Read more...] about 7 Amazing Things to Do in the Black Forest, Germany