**BOSTON, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) - Expect to shell out more money when you ride the MBTA today. The T board voted back in March to increase fares by 9.3 percent, starting on July 1.
Riders will see an increase in most T fares, with the exception of one-time CharlieTicket or cash fares on local buses. This new fare increase is not sitting well with low income communities in the Boston area who some can't afford enough to ride from Point A......
**DORCHESTER, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) - Boston Police report arresting three men in Roberts Playground off Dunbar Avenue yesterday evening by officers patrolling the area because of recent gun-related incidents.
Rushon Hemenway, 19, of Dorchester, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of Class E drugs (Xanax) with intent to distribute and possession of class.........
**JAMAICA PLAIN, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) -Todd Cosentino attended a MassDOT update session on the Casey Overpass/Forest Hills rehab project tonight and reports that the work has fallen a year behind schedule: Three months due to the inability to work under the mega snowpiles of 2015 and now nine months because the state is having problems buying six ceiling-mounted "jet fans" to ventilate and cool the Orange Line tunnel under the new ......
**BOSTON, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) - CVS pharmacies in the Boston area and New Hampshire repeatedly filled Oxycodone prescriptions they should have known were forged - in one case because the chain's own computer system had a warning about the person who kept bringing them in - the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
CVS has agreed to pay $3.5 million and sign a three-year agreement with the DEA to monitor how it fills prescriptions for the painkiller.
The forged prescriptions traced back to just a few individuals. One of the forgers, P.R., signed a dentist’s name on 56 of 59 oxycodone prescriptions that P.R. was then able to get filled at five CVS locations. CVS pharmacists filled these prescriptions even though CVS banned P.R. in 2011 and its computer system contained notes warning that P.R. had tried to fill forged prescriptions in the past. P.R. managed to circumvent the ban by opening a new patient profile using her own Arizona driver’s license number but with a different last name. The government alleged that CVS should have known that the new profile was really P.R.’s, and that the quantities and frequency of P.R.’s oxycodone prescriptions were excessive, especially coming from a dentist. Moreover, the government alleged, even if CVS had believed the prescriptions to be real, there were red flags that P.R. was “doctor shopping,” including the fact that P.R. presented oxycodone prescriptions from two different providers during a single week at one CVS store.
In another case:
Another forger, E.D., was able to fill fake prescriptions for hydrocodone and methadone over 200 times at CVS stores. CVS filled the prescriptions, on which E.D. had forged the name of an emergency room physician who according to the prescriptions worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, even though: (a) the physician did not work at Brigham & Women’s Hospital; (b) the prescriptions were issued more often and for larger pill quantities than is normal for prescriptions issued by an ER physician; and (c) 21 of the prescriptions, which were presented and picked up by E.D., a man, purported to be for female patients (and all were filled by the same CVS pharmacy).
**BOSTON, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) -The US Attorney's office reports Timothy Sullivan, acting director of the city’s office of Intergovernmental Relations, was named in a two-count indictment charging he pressured Boston Calling to hire union workers.
The indictment against Sullivan, 36, of Dorchester, also adds a new extortion charge against Kenneth Brissette, the city's tourism director, who was indicted last month on ......
**MANCHESTER, NH (MRIC/Universal Hub) - DNA evidence led prosecutors to a New Hampshire man for the Sept. 6, 1987 murder and raped of Dora Brimage, 19, of Roxbury. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley today announced the indictment of James Paige, 50, of Manchester, NH.
**BOSTON, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) - A night out on the town for four Tufts freshmen in April ended with one dead on the ground next to a Theatre District garage.
Now the club that let them reserve a table and share bottles of champagne and vodka has been hit with a year-long suspension. Icon, 100B Warrenton St., can appeal the Boston Licensing Board's license suspension to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
**BOSTON, MA (MRIC/Hotwire News) - An Arlington man had bail set at $30,000 at his arraignment yesterday on charges of arson and attempted murder for an incident last October on West Street downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Matthew Cody, 30, was so intent on setting two sleeping homeless men on fire that he set a second fire when the first one went out, Assistant District Attorney David McGowan said ......