EAST BROOKFIELD — A suspect in the slaying of a Rutland nurse found dead on the first floor of her burning home could be named in a matter of days, the town’s police chief told the Herald last night. Rutland Police Chief Donald Haapakoski added investigators are “looking at other angles” than the homeless man arraigned yesterday on charges he stole the 53-year-old victim’s Toyota Highlander.
The Boston police intelligence unit is warning street cops to watch out for possible retaliation from a violent Mattapan gang after a Favre Street gangbanger was killed after shooting a cop Saturday.“Officers should be aware for the potential for individuals with ties to the suspects or Favre St (sic) to hold hostilities towards police,” police said.
Allowing a 13-year-old Lunenburg student to transfer to Leominster schools after racist graffiti was found on his home last month was the right decision, Leominster’s mayor said — even though police have since turned the vandalism probe on the teen’s mom. Mayor Dean Mazzarella, who doubles as the chairman of the School Committee, said the board will review eighth-grader Isaac Phillips’ transfer after cops wrap up their investigation, but that “at that time, it was best to move the student.”
Brookline school officials admitted yesterday they are torn over a proposal to run as many as 30 families out of the town’s schools because their property spreads too far across the borders of neighboring cities.“This is a tough call,” said Rebecca Stone, chairwoman of the school subcommittee behind the proposal.
A worker at Boston Bridge and Steel was killed last night when six tons of steel fell and crushed him, in what authorities said was apparently an industrial accident.“The preliminary information is that a beam fell and struck a worker causing fatal injuries,” said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley’s spokesman.