[caption id="attachment_277286" align="alignnone" width="300"] “Rudolph” the pitbull was coaxed away from MBTA tracks. Photo via TPD.[/caption] A Transit Police officer may very well have saved the life of a pit bull terrier that was wandering along the commuter rail tracks in Dorchester Monday morning. [related tag=”MBTA” limit=5] A concerned citizen spotted the dog, later named Rudolph, around 10 a.m. as he roamed between Savin Hill and JFK-UMass Stations. Upon receiving the call, Transit Police Officer Lisa Murawski-Dupont bicycled the entire distance between stations, eventually locating the dog. Commuter rail service was temporarily suspended as Murawski-Dupont coaxed the dog from the tracks. Transit Police said in a statement that “Rudolph had a very
[caption id="attachment_277456" align="alignnone" width="270"] Credit: Wikimedia commons.[/caption] Local environmental groups plan to gather Tuesday outside Sunoco Logistics’ offices in Center City to protest a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline. [related tag = fracking] “As a mother, personally I find it very worrisome and frightening,” said Aarati Kasturirangan, a coordinator of 350 Philadelphia who will join protests to demand that the East Mariner Pipeline project be called off on Tuesday, along with members of the Clean Air Council and Protecting Our Waters environmental groups. “The interests of the corporate powers and the fossil fuel industry are being placed above our families and our health,” she said. Sunoco Logistics began their “open season” last week on the project,
[caption id="attachment_277331" align="alignnone" width="614"] A conceptual rendering of the resort casino proposed by Mohegan Sun and Suffolk Downs for Revere.Credit: Mohegan Sun/Suffolk Downs[/caption] Picture a Revere and North Shore with tens of millions of dollars in new and improved roadways, thousands of workers with well-paying jobs and a booming tourism industry. [related tag=”boston” limit=5] Now picture, as the Rev. David Martinez put it, a “hell” where the problems of addiction, crime and traffic would continue. Those were the messages from the sides pushing for and against a proposed casino in Revere in the final hours before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s expected vote on Tuesday. The vote will decide if a new plan to locate
[caption id="attachment_277518" align="alignnone" width="312"] Christian Massey died on Nov. 30 at age 21. Provided photo[/caption] A West Philadelphia church was packed Monday with more than 100 mourners gathered to pay tribute to a young man whose life was cut tragically short. [related tag = "philadelphia-police"] Christian Lamarr Massey, 21, was killed on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Overbrook in a murder which is still unsolved. Left reeling are family members and friends who knew Massey as a unique spirit and truly kind person. “He was my big brother. He taught me so much,” said Tamar Smith, who lived with Massey in a St. Francis group home. Massey left behind many friends from Marple Newtown High School, from which he graduated in 2011. The school is
[caption id="attachment_277523" align="alignnone" width="614"] This male (left) and female of the species Periplaneta japonica were found on New York City’s High Line iin 2012.Credit: Lyle Buss, University of Florida[/caption] Watch out New York: These cockroaches can walk in a winter wonderland. An Asian cockroach that can survive cold climates was found for the first time in the U.S. along Manhattan’s High Line, according to a study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology. “This is a winter-ready cockroach,” explained Rutgers University biologist Jessica Ware, one of the study’s authors. A few dozen dead cockroaches were collected by a city exterminator from the High Line last year and sent to a two labs before being passed to Ware. Study
[caption id="attachment_277569" align="alignnone" width="614"] Al Sharpton announcing the new Customers’ Bill of Rights.Credit: Twitter[/caption] Major New York City retailers and a host of civil rights groups have collaborated on a “Customers’ Bill of Rights” in the wake of high-profile incidents of apparent racial profiling by security personnel at Macy’s and Barney’s. [related tag ="barneys"] The bill of rights, now posted on the National Action Network’s website, outlines in what manner shoppers may be detained by security personnel and affirms the store’s commitment to “ensuring that all shoppers, guests, and employees are treated with respect and dignity and are free from unreasonable searches, profiling, and discrimination of any kind.” The bill came about after a meeting between civil rights leader Rev. Al
[caption id="attachment_277260" align="alignnone" width="173"] Marie Amari. Credit: PPD[/caption] After widely circulated surveillance footage led to tips from the public, a woman was arrested and charged with stealing Christmas decorations off a neighbor’s house in South Philadelphia. [related tag = "philadelphia-police"] Marie Amari, 45, of the 1100 block of Cantrell Street, was arrested at her home on Saturday, Dec. 7 and charged with the theft of holiday decorations from a home just seven blocks away. Surveillance video released by police showed a woman alleged to be Amari approaching a residence on the 1100 block of Fitzgerald Street and taking Christmas decorations off the front of the home on Nov. 26 around 2:15 a.m. Police said they recovered the stolen Christmas decorations in question from
[caption id="attachment_277286" align="alignnone" width="300"] “Rudolph” the pitbull was coaxed away from MBTA tracks. Photo via TPD.[/caption] A Transit Police officer saved the life of a pitbull terrier that was wandering along the commuter rail tracks in Dorchester Monday morning. [related tag=”MBTA” limit=5] A concerned citizen spotted the dog, named Rudolph, around 10 a.m. as he roamed between Savin Hill and JFK-UMass Stations. Commuter rail service was suspended as Transit Police Officer Lisa Murawski-Dupont coaxed the dog from the tracks. The dog was said to have a “very friendly disposition” and made “fast friends with (Murawski-Dupont). Transit Police said her actions “probably saved (the dog’s) life.” Rudolph was taken by the Animal Rescue League
[caption id="attachment_277383" align="alignnone" width="614"] A cyclist rides his bike through a winter snowstorm on December 26, 2012 in New York City.Credit: Getty Images[/caption] Eleven days before the solstice, winter is making an early appearance in New York. [related tag = National-Weather-Service] The city could get up to 4 inches of snow Tuesday during a fierce storm arriving in time to make a mess of the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service. A low-pressure system from the west will bring the snow around 7 a.m., dwindling by late afternoon. The projection would set a Dec. 10 record for the city, according to the NWS. The city’s Department of Sanitation issued a ‘snow alert’ beginning at 6 a.m., noting that snow plows would be
Chip Kelly spoke about the character of his team, the comeback against the Detroit Lions in eight inches of snow and what the Eagles were faced against in Sunday’s memorable 34-20 victory during his day-after press conference at the NovaCare Complex.
The mayor says the overnight crews will be salting first, with plowing to begin later in the day as the snow arrives.
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