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South End Man Arrested for $2M False Claim to One Fund Using Dead Aunt’s Name

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By: David Ertischek

A South End man allegedly submitted a $ 2.195 million claim to the One Fund Boston, saying his dead aunt – who's been dead for mor
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

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Candles for Dudes: Fun Gift or Proof Manliness is Dead?

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Is a lawn-scented candle sexist? And if so, is it worth letting that go to protect a man’s ego?

That’s the quirky philosophical question Boston Globe editorial writer Jennifer Graham wrestled with in a recent piece. The candles in question are sold by Yankee Candle, the premiere name in smelly fire-based products.

Along with “Riding Mower,” the company sells “Mmm, Bacon!,” “Man Town,” “Movie Night” and “First Down” scents, all geared toward a male market (or to people who buy gifts for men. The collection gets a hearty push around Father’s Day).

What, dudes can’t like the smell of lilac?

Even if considering some smells are male and some female scents are sexist, Graham thinks maybe society can spot the fellas this last gasp of traditional manliness.

“These are the last permissible acts of sexism: mowing, grilling, and piloting the family car with the wife in the passenger seat,” she wrote. “These are allowable offenses, the soft sexism that’s still okay, even in a nation that too easily bristles. They are tender bones thrown to comfort men we love.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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Police Continue to Hunt for Clues as Explosions Leave Three Dead, Dozens Injured

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013 Credit AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Law enforcement officials are searching for who is responsible for detonating two explosives that killed three people and injured up to 125 near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Moments after two explosions occurred on Boylston Street Monday afternoon, panicked runners and spectators began fleeing Copley Square as police quickly cleared the area and locked down the Back Bay. 

“All of a sudden everyone turned around and was running in the opposite direction,” said Mary Bickford, 21, of Abington. Bickford was near the finish line when the bombs denoated. “All the runners, all the people cleared out, and police were going toward the finish line.”

Near the finish line, several survivors lay injured, some who had limbs torn off in the explosions. Others were crying as they took in the chaotic scene and first responders rushed in. 

Several victims, including an 8-year-old boy who died, were children. Childrens Hospital reported that those treated there included a 9-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, a 12-year-old, and a 2-year-old, the Boston Globe reported read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

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Man Found Dead on West Canton Street

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A man was found dead on West Canton Street in the South End on Sunday morning, according to the Boston Police Department. 

Homicide detectives are now investigating the man’s death. 

Police said they were called to the scene at 6:38 a.m. on Sunday. Police said they observed a white male wearing a brown sweater, blue jeans, brown coat, brown boat shoes and red hat lying face down on the stairs.

The man was pronounced deceased on scene, police said. No visible injuries or trauma were observed on the victim, police said. 

The incident is still under investigation. If you have any information, call the BPD’s Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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Authorities Identify Man Found Dead Under I-93 Overpass

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State police detectives have tentatively identified the man who was found dead beneath the I-93 overpass in the South End on Monday morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Auhorities said the man is believed to be a 43-year-old Roxbury resident. However, police will not release his name until family members have been contacted. 

A passerby called 9-1-1 on Monday morning to report seeing the man’s body in a gravelly area beneath Interstate 93 near Albany and Traveler streets just before 8:30 a.m.

Police and the Boston Medical Examiner’s office are still investigating the cause of the man’s death. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call investigators at 617-727-8817.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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Two Dead, Four Injured in Boston from CO Poisoning Related to Blizzard

Cars covered in snow.

Two people have died and four people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Boston related to this past weekend’s blizzard, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. 

The posioning occured after the victims failed to clear their car’s tailpipe from snow blockages before starting their cars. 

One of the deaths in Boston was a 14-year-old Roxbury boy who he went inside a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled, the Boston Globe reported. 

In the second incident, a man was found dead in a car with a blocked tailpipe in Mattapan, police said. 

Katinka Podmaniczky, spokesperson for the BPHC, stressed how important it is to clear cars of snow properly before starting them.

“[We are trying to] get the word out about how important it is to clear the tailpipe and undercarriage before turning it on, or getting in,” she said. “We also suggest cracking the windows while you’re warming up the car.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 11, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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