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

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 South End Patch News

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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?

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.” What do you think? Are these candles a small signal that sexism is still a real issue in our society? Or are these just fun gifts for guys? Is this just taking some clever marketing, or do small affronts like this really matter? Tell us your thoughts (and your idea for a man-friendly candle scent) in the comments below! South End Patch

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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

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.  Mass General Hospital said it was treating eight patients in critical condition. Police were stationed at the entrances to the hospital. Brigham and Women’s Hospital received the most, with 26 treated, including two in critical condition, according to the Globe report. Monday night police were questioning a “person of interest” who was among the victims there.  As victims were rushed to area hospitals, police from Boston and surrounding towns not near Copley Square were assembling on the Boston Common to discuss how to proceed.   Around 4 p.m., about an hour and a half after the two explosions, the Boston Police bomb squad staged a controlled blast.  Early Monday evening the FBI said “the situation remains fluid and itremains too early to establish the cause and motivation.”  The FBI has issued a national tip line for any information related to today’s bombings. Anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), and select prompt #3. “No piece of information or detail is too small,” wrote the FBI in the release. The Park Plaza Castle will again serve as a resource center on Tuesday. Residents and runners can go there for counseling services, to arrange for shelter, find runner belongings and other services. When asked if the explosions were a terrorist act, Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said, “We’re not being definitive on this right now, but you can reach your own conclusions based on what happened.” At a press conference Monday night, President Barack Obama said, “We still do not know who did this or why. People shouldn’t jump to conclusions until we have all the facts… We will find out who did this and […]

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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

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. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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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

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. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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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

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.” Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas. It prevents the body from using oxygen, which can cause damage to the heart, brain, and other organs – even death. Because it is invisible and has no smell, people often do not realize that they are breathing CO. Carbon monoxide isn’t just found in cars and trucks. It can also be found in gas ranges, ovens, and clothing dryers, gas and oil heating systems, BBQ grills and fireplaces, gas/propane space heaters, blocked or damaged flue pipes.  Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in VehiclesIf a vehicle is left running in an enclosed space, or if the tailpipe is blocked by snow or ice, CO can build up in the car and create a very dangerous situation. NEVER run your car or truck until it is completely cleared of snow and ice, including the undercarriage. Be sure to clear at least 1 foot of snow all around and under your motor vehicle, including the tailpipe, before starting it. Keep your car windows open to allow for fresh air when warming up your car. DO’s and DON’Ts To Protect Yourself from CO Poisoning DO keep air intakes for heating systems and appliances clear of obstructions.   DO be sure that any generators are placed at least 20 feet from your home.  DO keep all oil- and gas-fired heating systems and appliances well maintained and have them inspected and cleaned yearly. Keep exhaust vents clear of snow and debris. DO install a CO detector (available at any hardware or home improvement store). The Boston Fire Department requires that all homes and apartments with a potential source of CO must have a working CO alarm installed in each apartment and on each occupied floor. DON’T warm your […]

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

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