Wednesday Morning: Tierney’s Wife Pleads; 2-Year-Old Mourned

Published October 6, 2010

What’s news on a cold, rainy Wednesday morning in Boston:

Congressman Tierney’s Wife Admits To Tax Fraud

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty today to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua. (Globe)

Family, Friends Will Say Good-Bye To Mother And Son

Hundreds of heartbroken relatives and friends are expected to gather today at a Mattapan church to say goodbye to a young mother and her 2-year-old son who died in a hail of bullets and now will be laid to rest in the same coffin at a Roslindale cemetery. (Herald)

A Small But Powerful Army On Boston’s Most Violent Streets

On a disproportionately violent stretch of Blue Hill Avenue, StreetSafe deploys its roughly 20 street workers to reach out to some of the city’s most at-risk youth. (WBUR)

10-Year-Old Girl Dies In Apparent Suicide

A 10-year-old girl was found hanged in her Allston apartment last night, in what police said appeared to be a suicide. (Globe)

Sources: Patriots Near Deal To Trade Randy Moss To Minnesota

The Vikings and the Patriots are planning to complete the blockbuster trade that will send the Pro Bowl wide receiver back to Minnesota on Wednesday, multiple league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

Also: Moss would be moving to the only place with a colder winter than Boston.

Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms the deal on Twitter.

Nobel Winner In Chemistry Was Born In Mass.

One of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry winners is a Massachusetts man. The Nobel committee says 79-year-old Richard Heck was born in Springfield. (AP)

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