Monday Morning: Hearing In Mattapan Case, Cahill Attacks

Published October 4, 2010

What’s news on a rainy Monday morning in Boston.

Man Believed Tied To Mattapan Case Faces Hearing

Today, Kimani Washington, 35, of Dorchester, who was arrested Friday at a Manchester, N.H., apartment complex on a fugitive-from-justice warrant, will appear in Manchester District Court for a rendition hearing.

John Salsberg, the Boston lawyer representing Washington, said yesterday that “he unequivocally denies hurting anybody.”

Washington has not been charged with the slayings and police will not say whether they believe he was the shooter. (Globe)

Tim Cahill Plans $1M Ad Blitz

Cahill had refused to run negative ads, but the stunning switch of his lieutenant governor candidate Paul Loscocco to the Republican’s camp forced Cahill strategists to reconsider, said campaign manager Scott Campbell. (Herald)

High Court Takes Up Funeral Protest Case

The right of Massachusetts residents to bury their dead in peace could be jeopardized when the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday takes on the hot-button debate over whether freedom of speech shields graveside protesters from being sued by mourners. Martha Coakley is one of 48 attorneys general with a dog in the fight favoring protecting grieving families. (Herald)

Police: Sox-Yankees Rivalry Leads To Bar Stabbing

Police in Branford, Conn., were investigating the stabbing of a New Hampshire man at a restaurant Saturday night that authorities said could have been sparked by a Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. (WCVB)

Real-Time Green Line Tracking ‘Several Years Away,’

MBTA General Manager Richard Davey said the Green Line was left out because, unlike the other three lines, buses and commuter rail, its trains do not have the sort of tracking systems in place to allow accurate predictions of when trains will arrive in a station. (Universal Hub)

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