And Then There Was One Track Gal at the Herald

The Herald Is Down To One Track Gal. The Inside Track formerly known Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa (or Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Meghan Johnson) is now down to just Gayle Fee. After 30 years at the Herald and 21 years co-writing the Inside Track, Raposa is leaving “to focus on cooking, historic preservation and independent writing projects.” Now seems like a good time to revisit this 2006 story on the Track’s “glory days.”  [Herald]

Nathaniel Fujita Googled ‘Does water erase fingerprints?’ the Day After Lauren Astley Was Killed. He also joined the Facebook group “Have You Seen Lauren Astley,” according to information found during an examination of Fujita’s laptop by Melissa Marino, a digital evidence inves­tigator with the Middlesex DA’s office.  [Globe]

Woman Says She Bought Fake iPad at Brockton Walmart. “This isn’t even a real device,” says Suzanne Nassie, who made the $499 purchase on Sunday (and is unable to return it to Walmart). “Somebody put a phony device in that box. … There’s a speaker that’s suppose to be on the back, it’s just little painted dots. When I peered inside at the port on the back where you’re suppose to charge it, it’s just plastic. No metal prongs or anything of that nature.”  [WBZ]

1990s Sex Abuse Lawsuit Involving Former Beverly School Teacher Resurfaces. The 1990 lawsuit against Curtis H. Bryant, a former science teacher at the Landmark School in Beverly, was quietly settled and sealed. Now, as additional abuse allegations against Bryant and another former staff member come to light, Landmark is under the microscope for its decisions to keep the allegations hush-hush.  []

One of the Best DII Basketball Point Guards Plays for … UMass Lowell. The 5′ 6″ Bianca Simmons leads the team in assists, steals, and rebounds and, this season, has averaged a Division II high of 27.9 points per game.  [WHDH]