Daily Archives: November 23, 2010

What’s Going On?

Published November 23, 2010

Perhaps you tuned in to WBUR’s newscasts during Morning Edition. It was not uplifting radio.

Across the hours, 11 bodies:

  • Boston Police are increasing patrols in Jamaica Plain after a gang-related fight in a popular pizza parlor Sunday evening left three young men dead.
  • The arraignment comes today for a man charged with four counts of murder and one count of assault with intent to murder in connection with the September quadruple homicide in Mattapan.
  • In Lynnfield, three people were found shot to death last night in an apparent murder-suicide.

Here’s the Boston Globe in its story on the JP killings (emphasis added):

… the latest multiple killing in a year that has seen an overall increase in bloodshed, with shootings in parks, playgrounds, homes, and now a restaurant. Boston has had 70 homicides this year, compared to 45 at this time last year.

What’s going on?

Tuesday Morning: Mattapan Arrest, Cape Wind Deal, Hedge Fund Raids

Published November 23, 2010

Good Tuesday morning. Today, we’re following Dwayne Moore’s arraignment in Dorchester District Court in connection with the late September quadruple homicide in Mattapan. We’re also making calls on what police believe is a murder-suicide in Lynnfield.

Here’s what’s news on a no-jacket-needed fall morning:

A 33-year-old Mattapan man will be arraigned in Dorchester today. Dwayne Moore has been charged with four counts of murder and one count of assault with intent to murder. In 1996, Moore, then 19, was convicted of manslaughter in the 1995 stabbing death of a Milton teen. (Herald)

The last big hurdle was passed for Cape Wind. “(T)he Patrick-appointed three-member DPU commission said the increase in ‘electricity bills is acceptable, given the significant and unique benefits of the project.’ ” (Globe)

Boston’s Loch Capital Management was one of three hedge funds raided yesterday. The raids, also conducted in Connecticut and New York City, were part of a three-year insider trading investigation. (Wall Street Journal)

A gang connection is cited in Sunday evening’s slayings in a popular JP pizzeria. Despite the neighborhood, it’s not the first such incident: “… a year ago, a convenience store clerk was shot to death … just down the road, and shootings have occurred in nearby Hyde Square.” (Globe)

The Cambridge man who invented the X-ray technology in full-body airport scanners says they’re the better choice. “The pat-down is unbelievably more obnoxious than the technology in these machines,” said 88-year-old Martin Annis. (WBUR)