Tuesday Morning: Health Inspectors Face Questioning In Fall River Pool Death

Published July 12, 2011

The two city workers who inspected a swimming pool in Fall River where Marie Joseph was found dead will face a disciplinary board today. They are expected to face questions about why they did not shut down the state-run pool that was so murky it obscured Joseph’s body beneath the surface for two days. The pool remains closed while the state finishes its investigation.

Catherine Greig, the longtime companion of captured fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, will be back in court tomorrow in her continued effort to win release on bail.  At a hearing Monday, Greig faced new evidence discovered by federal prosecutors, which laid out details of their life on the run through false documents and identities found in the couple’s Santa Monica apartment.

The Red Cross needs your help. Officials in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have issued a call for blood donors of all types to help offset a national blood shortage.

A day after a fiery collision left one person dead, Amtrak’s Downeaster train is rolling again between Maine and Boston. On Monday, a Downeaster train hit a tractor trailer truck at a crossing in North Berwick, Maine.

State treasurer Steve Grossman’s office is investigating whether the government-run Merrimack Special Education Collaborative, which educates special needs students, has become a haven for pension abuse. It is suspected of giving people no-show jobs to boost their state pensions.

Monday night, Yankees’ Robinson Cano outslugged Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez 12-11 in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby. But Gonzalez made the “biggest splash” at Chase Field, hitting a ball that landed in the swimming pool in right field.  In a beer commercial like scene, Mike Moon, a 26-year-old fan, caught the ball before falling into a pool surrounded by bikini-clad women.

Starting today, the MBTA is asking for your help in deciding on the look of its new trains. On the T’s website you can vote for your favorite design for 20 new commuter rail trains.