News With sickening familiarity there was the same fell scene all over again—the crack of the gun, the crumpling body, the screams, the kaleidoscopic pandemonium, a voice that cried, "Get a doctor! Get a doctor!" and another that wailed in anguish, "Jesus Christ! Oh, Jesus Christ!" and then trailed off in a series of broken sobs. Thus in Los Angeles was Robert Kennedy cut down by a bullet in the brain, the third great U.S. leader to die at the hand of an assassin in less than five years. And there was in Kennedy's death a chilling completeness—a fulfillment he himself seemed to understand and even to expect. Beneath all the wealth and Camelot glamour, the Kennedy family record was a catalogue of ill fortune: the violent deaths of Joe Jr., Kathleen, and finally Jack; the sister born hopelessly retarded, the stroke that lamed and silenced patriarch Joe Sr., the plane crash that nearly dispatched Ted. John Kennedy's death particularly seemed to haunt Bobby, even as he set out … [Read more...] about Robert Kennedy Shot, Killed in Los Angeles
By JASON SCHREIBERUnion Leader Correspondent May 31. 2018 9:37PM ATKINSON — A Lowell, Mass., police captain has been named the town’s new police chief.Selectmen voted 4 to 1 Tuesday night to hire Timothy Crowley to replace Al Brackett, who became part-time chief in 2014 and will leave on July 14.A 34-year veteran of law enforcement, Crowley has worked for the Lowell Police Department since 1989.“It’s a great opportunity. I’ve been very fortunate to be chosen for this position. I really look forward to working with the people in town,” he said Thursday.The 32-hour-a-week position will pay $75,000 to $80,000.Crowley was one of 23 applicants for the job and one of three finalists recommended by a search committee.Selectman William Friel made the motion to offer the job to Crowley, who must still undergo a background check, pass other certification requirements, and finalize a contract.If Crowley doesn’t end up taking the job, the board agreed to … [Read more...] about Lowell, Mass., police captain named new police chief in Atkinson
LOWELL — A general threat involving Lowell High School was found Wednesday to lack credibility and classes went on without a problem, according to an official with the Tri-Creek School Corporation.A call was placed to parents Wednesday morning about the threat and the police investigation, according to Kevin Deal, who serves as director of curriculum for the school district.While the threat lacked credibility, there was a heightened police presence at the high school Wednesday for the comfort of parents and students, he said. He knew nothing about students being kept home Wednesday and Thursday.The threat was general in nature and not directed at any specific individuals, Deal said. He had no further details about the threat, or when and how it was received.Gallery: Recent arrests booked into Lake County Jail Adolfo Deluna III Ahmad Simeon Smith Alexander Stefan Makara Alfred Luis Wolfgram Alvin Brooks Amanda Rose Komenda Anthony David Smedley Anthony Michael Crawford … [Read more...] about Threat at Lowell High School found to lack credibility; classes went on Wednesday as scheduled
Supported by Briefing By CHRIS STANFORDMAY 1, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.Here’s what you need to know:What Mueller wants to ask Trump• The Times has obtained a list of at least four dozen questions that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s election interference, has for President Trump.Here’s our analysis, as well as an annotated list of the questions.Offering the most detailed look yet at Mr. Mueller’s investigation, the questions appear intended to shed light on any ties to Russia that Mr. Trump might have, and to determine if he obstructed the inquiry.• The questions were read by the special counsel’s investigators to Mr. Trump’s lawyers, who compiled the list. That document was provided to The Times by a person outside the president’s legal team.U.S. delays … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller, Iran, Tony Awards: Your Tuesday Briefing
Property He's finding new uses for existing buildings and underutilized land throughout the state. Welcome to Building Boston, where we chat with local developers, builders, architects, and change-makers about our city. Photo courtesy of TAT Meet Robert Verrier. He founded his firm, the Architectural Team Inc., or TAT, in 1971. He works on transforming historical structures like the new Converse HQ at Lovejoy Wharf, the restored Baker Chocolate Factory complex in Dorchester, and more. My favorite building in Boston’s skyline is…the Custom House Tower in McKinley Square. It was Boston’s first skyscraper, and the city’s tallest building until the Prudential Center came along in the 1960s. The original Custom House structure was built on filled land from the harbor in the 1830s, the tower was added in the 1910s, and after sitting vacant in the 1980s and 1990s, it’s now a popular hotel. I love how the building has … [Read more...] about Building Boston: A Chat with Robert Verrier of the Architectural Team, Inc.