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Former State Trooper Sean Murphy. Credit: WHDH/7News
Snow April 17, 2014 at 05:19 pm
I'm going with hawk's opinion. What he did counteracted the Rolling Stone cover, showing the realRead More truth of what happened. Though it would be nice to know if he received money for his photos or just released them- anyone know?
Matthew April 18, 2014 at 08:06 am
Hawk.....There were no laws broken here. Yes, he may have broken a department policy. But not aRead More policy that should have forced his retirement. Think of this. Police and Fire departments all over the country now post Twitter pictures while on scene working an incident. Obviously if their taking pictures, then their not doing their jobs. Isn't that breaking department policy also? No reprimands happening. I still think this was a lame decission by the MSP.
Bob April 18, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Scott is right. He broke no law and the photos he released were already cleared for not being usedRead More as evidence. I think he deserved punishment but I thought the one week suspension was the right move. To be moved to Athol was a crap move by the State Police or whomever ordered it.
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Tracey Zysk April 11, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett - Once again you have proven why you really are the BESTRead More around !!! Thank You for all you do for our animals and upholding our animal protection laws!!
Kimberly Hammond Donahue April 12, 2014 at 06:39 am
Lulu the German Shepherd is so glad to hear this protection for animals has finally been enactedRead More !!!#
Snow April 12, 2014 at 06:52 pm
A no brainer. Thank you!! "the defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence gathered as aRead More result of the warrantless search." The defendant- Heather -- should be locked outside all next winter.
Wanted in Foxboro. Call with information: 508-543-1212  262
JohnnyMass April 14, 2014 at 08:41 am
The spineless rodent who murdered Tyler Zanco is still at large. I would hope that, even inRead More Massachusetts, this takes preference over flippin' shoplifters. If I DO spot one of these hardened criminals in the photos, however, I will immediately call 911, and go into self-imposed lockdown!
Swampscott Police Department.
Snow April 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Hey whatever the demographic- better a call about a missing card than a shooting. The unleashed dogsRead More though- what, no animal control?
zephyr 1978 April 9, 2014 at 01:08 pm
The animal control position was cut years ago. I believe the Police call Marblehead's animal controlRead More and they respond and bill Swampscott on each response.
Tom Smith April 10, 2014 at 06:47 am
Is the patch going to post the name of the resident that was cited for having an underage drinkingRead More party or any of the participants that were over 18? I think one could check and see that every other arrest in town gets posted except this one.
Patch File Photo.
Marisa Fava April 7, 2014 at 02:46 pm
The headline mistakenly says 'Chelsea crash' - this took place in Charlestown.
Owen Boss (Editor) April 7, 2014 at 03:08 pm
Thanks, Marisa! We've made the correction.
JustAMom April 8, 2014 at 08:51 am
The discussion must be had: cyclists must be more vigilant and considerate of the traffic aroundRead More them - I cannot tell you how many times I have been forced to cross a center line to avoid hitting a single cyclist and sometimes 2 or 3 when riding side by side and not willing to form a single file - and this has taken place in Nahant, Marblehead and Humphrey Street--I do not know the circumstances in this case, but I do know I was hit by a cyclist when I had my signal on to take a right turn - he ran into me and never even stopped...So the question is, where is the responsibility for the cyclist when riding in traffic - I have seen them blow many a red light or stop sign...however, that being said, my sympathies to the family of this poor guy - not saying it was his fault, I have no idea - but I do feel badly for the truck driver - He did not wake up that morning and decide he would hit someone and then leave the scene - sad all around - two families changed forever
Wanted for murder in Barnstable. Call with information: Detective Blanchard, 508-771-6237.
Ed Margerum April 7, 2014 at 09:03 am
According to the Boston Globe Milenko Majstorovic of Bosnia was the victim, not the murderer.
mark April 7, 2014 at 11:35 am
Only Europeans from non Muslim countries should be allowed to immigrate here! Translation WhiteRead More people!
mark April 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Governor Deval Patrick is more of a murderer than this fool because he enables terrorists to live inRead More this state like the marathon bombers! He provided funding in the form of welfare, schooling, EBT and housing at the expense of the Massachusetts taxpayers!
The Massachusetts State Police unveiled their new smartphone app Sunday morning. Photo Credit: Massachusetts State Police
Steve Ryder April 8, 2014 at 09:28 am
maybe this app can help against morons on the phone while driving. every time i am behind someoneRead More driving erratically i pass them,but while doing so see that they are on the phone,idiots
Bonnie Parker April 8, 2014 at 05:22 pm
John, no especial need I suppose, but I don't feel any especial need not to, either. My right toRead More speak as I like exceeds your right to never be offended, and your god's not the boss of me. That's another nice thing about America.
SPH April 12, 2014 at 09:20 pm
@Bonnie Parker, You couldn't be more wrong in that statement. There are alot of things a person canRead More say to another person and get in alot of trouble. So just keep that in mind, (My right to speak as I like exceeds your right to never be offended,).............. WRONG IN SO MANY WAYS .
Ron Swanson April 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm
raymay, nice assumptions you just made. I actually do ride the bus and train 5 days a week to andRead More from work. I do deal with the delays in the winter while waiting outside and ride with all the diverse people. I would be a short walk to the Green Line stop at College Ave, and still don't think it's worth the money. Would be convenient, but as stated above, would rather have the money go to improving the existing system (so we don't have cold and hot weather delays) or to expand in areas much less served than ours. Good day sir.
Joe Viglione April 2, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Hi David M, and the Mayor's brother, jack McGlynn was the lobbyist for the t in 2009 SEARCH ResultsRead More Patrick seeks to bar agencies from hiring outside lobbyists - The ... www.boston.com/.../patrick_targets_agency_lobbyists/...‎ The Boston Globe Feb 4, 2009 - The MBTA spent $48,000 last year on lobbyists. According to spokesman Joe Pesaturo, the two lobbyists, Jack McGlynn and William Ryan,
Joe Viglione April 2, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The control Jack McGlynn has as a lobbyist is staggering. Check it outRead More http://www.sec.state.ma.us/LobbyistPublicSearch/CompleteDisclosure.aspx?PeriodId=20082&RefId=1485 So you have Jonathan R. Davis of Governors Ave at a high level at the T, and the former lobbyist is his brother-in-law and Mayor McGlynn's brother. Water Taxi, anyone?
Firefighter Michael Kennedy (left) and Lt. Ed Walsh. Credit: bosfirecu.com
Not happy April 1, 2014 at 08:56 pm
God bless them,true heros!!!!!
Ed B April 2, 2014 at 05:30 pm
Very sad. It does however make me think about the 18 year old kid who gets killed in Afghanistan andRead More why the outpouring stops a day after they come home in a casket.
Swampscott Police Department.
Do you listen to yourself? Arrest someone as adult for doing something that they are too young toRead More do. The 21 year old drinking "law" is unconstitutional. What other thing can a person who is over 18 not be allowed to do? Either raise the voting age to 21 or scrap the illogical and unconstitutional over 21 drinking law.
Tom Smith April 4, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Sir, you are a public official, act accordantly. It's the law. If you provide liquor to a minorRead More you broke the law. If you are a minor in possession of liquor you have broken the law. Should the police only enforce the laws that you like? What are you doing to stop underage drinking in Swampscott? I'm also guessing the majority of arrested were under 18.
I did not say to break the law. I said that the law is wrong. I have no authority over theRead More drinking age. Even the President of the United States scolded the Supreme Court during his State of the Union. The police did their job. They followed the law. We create the laws. We can change the law. The only reason why the law isn't changed is that there are more people who are over 21 year olds than there are 18-21 year olds.
Firefighter Michael Kennedy, left, and Lt. Ed Walsh.
JF March 30, 2014 at 10:48 am
There isn't a day that goes by that I am not thankful for our firefighters and police. EspeciallyRead More in Easton, where they saved my life, after I was in a horrible car wreck. Very sad every Time I hear one has fallen. This time it's 2! They save us every day and it seems too many folks just take it for granted. Events like this in Boston are very disturbing. God bless these men who ran in to save lives. They had to run in while everyone else had to run out. I hope these men's families are well cared for. If not, then let's make sure they are.
Julie the Jarhead March 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Thank you, Lt. Ed Walsh, FF Mike Kennedy. And "Semper fi, brother!" to Mr Kennedy. It'sRead More Marines such as yourself that make me proud -- and humble.
Matthew April 4, 2014 at 11:42 am
So Bosotn Fire just reported that the fire was started by welders working next door at 296 BeaconRead More St. Welders, working without a permit, and no aplication on file for a permit, so no fire detail there during the work being done, on a day with 50mph+ winds. Which I'm sure would not have been allowed on that day had a permit tried to be pulled because of those winds. So our brothers died that day because some company and building owner we're to frigin ignorant to follow laws. Absoulte BULLSHIT.
Credit: City of Boston Facebook.
Joe Viglione March 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm
There are no words; a "perfect storm" of bad weather conditions and the wrong day for theRead More horrible event. Our hearts and prayers with their families.
An oldtimer March 30, 2014 at 04:25 pm
Leo & Jean Mellyn As has said before ,there are no words that can express the sorrow for theRead More loss of two brave men, that gave their lives to save others. I know they are in God's arms and in a Special Place reserved for Firefighters and Police.
rose March 31, 2014 at 06:06 pm
May our heroes inspire us to create everyday acts of kindness and courage.
Wanted in South Boston. Call with information: 617-223-6407
Prometheus March 31, 2014 at 08:41 am
Congratulations....you win.
mark March 31, 2014 at 09:32 am
I haven't won yet because I haven't figured out a way to pay cash for a house yet !
mark March 31, 2014 at 09:34 am
The banks are in bed with the government to steal , rob , and cheat people.