Weekend Redux: What You Missed
Just because you spent all weekend celebrating the Celtics’ playoff victory doesn’t mean the world stopped moving. We round up the notable stories you missed.
Beat L.A.! The Celtics beat Detroit to advance to the NBA finals.
Investigators say that the driver of the second Green Line train didn’t apply the brakes before slamming into another train. There’s still no information on whether Terrese Edmonds was on the phone when the accident happened.
Looks like we’ll have our lobster again. The owner of the James Hook & Co. warehouse says he will rebuild after Friday’s 7-alarm fire.
A four-alarm fire that destroyed an apartment building in Peabody was started by a discarded cigarette. Bet that guy wishes he’d waited to find an ashtray now.
The Green Line train that rear-ended another Wednesday was speeding, going nearly four times faster than it should have been on that section of track, a federal transportation safety official said yesterday.
Investigators have also ruled out signal failure as a cause of the accident.
The Globe gives us the story of Acia Johnson, one of the girls killed in a South Boston fire back in April.
Acia had just had her first kiss with her favorite boy. Her application to New Mission High would be sitting on the coach’s desk the next day. Her third-quarter report card was about to come back with straight A’s.
Acia backed away from the window and retreated to her bedroom closet. And there, holed up together, she and Sophia died as the sirens wailed on West Sixth Street. The help they needed was just out of reach.
When the Michigan outcome was announced, Clinton’s supporters sitting in the packed gallery booed and jeered the committee. They stood and cheered when Harold Ickes, an influential committee member and one of Clinton’s top advisers, defiantly announced to the panel that Clinton “reserves her right to appeal” the matter at the convention, hinting at a bare-knuckles fight the party had sought to avoid.
Let’s hope it comes to blows in Denver. It will mark the first time since New Hampshire we’ve been amused by the Democratic primary.