Tuesday's Medford City Council meeting ended shortly after it began when councilors could not agree on how to proceed with voting for a council president and vice president for 2013. Councilor Michael Marks questioned whether councilors voting for themselves for president or vice president presented a conflict of interest due to higher compensation for those positions. Another councilor, Robert Penta, invoked "Section 22," a bylaw that halts all debate on a topic, on both votes and without an organization the council adjourned without getting to the rest of the agenda. They scheduled a special council meeting for Thursday night.
Boston police confirmed shots were fired on Cambridge Street after a fight that began in Somerville continued into Charlestown on Friday, Dec. 28.
Eat Your Way to Charity in the South End During the Greater Boston Food Bank's 'Super Hunger Brunch'
If only there were more charitable events where all you have to do is show up and eat. For conscious-minded consumers in the South End, several neighborhood restaurants are offering the opportunity to do just that, through the Greater Boston Food Bank's Super Hunger Brunch on Jan. 26-27.
Convict ‘Out On Annie Dookhan’ Arrested Again
While Annie Dookhan faced charges of her own in court Wednesday, a convicted criminal, free because of Dookhan’s malfeasance, was being arraigned on charges stemming from a Tuesday night arrest. Jonathan Vaughan, 26, was drinking Natural Ice beer at a Chelsea McDonalds Tuesday night. Police arrived and arrested Vaughan. While being escorted, Vaughan allegedly said, “I just got out on Annie Dookhan and I ain’t going back to jail,” according to the statement.
Victim Succumbs to Fatal Injuries After Route 99 Pedestrian Crash
Malden Police have confirmed a fatality in Wednesday night's pedestrian accident on Broadway near 99 Gas. A 50-year-old Malden woman was killed when a car struck her and a male companion as they crossed the street. The 45-year-old male, also hit, is expected to be released from the hospital later today.