Andrew Martinez, Boston Herald

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Past articles by Andrew:

Latin Kings leader pleads guilty in racketeering case

A Latin Kings lieutenant who allegedly gave orders to foot soldiers in the gang’s violent New Bedford chapter has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. → Read More

Kraft’s attorney fights to keep Orchids of Asia tapes secret

Patriots owner Robert Kraft's attorney stood firm in his argument Tuesday in a bid to keep Orchids of Asia Day Spa tapes secret, calling the "sneak and peek" warrant in the prostitution probe too invasive and alleging traditional investigative work was already fit. → Read More

Norwood ‘rain event’ shuts down hospital, leaves flooded basements and cars

Norwood resident Bob Prevatt did everything he could to stop a flash flood from filling his basement during Sunday afternoon's storm, but nothing would stop the extreme downpour. → Read More

Robert Kraft, Orchids of Asia spa workers to align in hearing to keep tapes secret

Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Orchids of Asia Day Spa workers will form an unlikely alliance Tuesday in a Florida appeals court, as prosecutors make a last-ditch effort in an appeal to release last January's prostitution sting tapes secret. → Read More

Norwood, hospital recovering after rare flooding event, town manager says

Norwood is on track to cleanup a "once in a generation event" Monday after over five inches of rain caused flooding, forced power outages and evacuations from Norwood Hospital, the town manager said. → Read More

Judge allows evidence of Zhukovskyy’s Agawam overdose in biker crash case

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy's overdose in Agawam one month before his crash that killed seven bikers last June in New Hampshire will be allowed in his jury trial, a New Hampshire judge ruled. → Read More

No injuries in Cambridge fire, 11 displaced from homes

Cambridge firefighters extinguished a two-alarm blaze in an Inman Square building that caused no injuries but leaves 11 adults displaced, a spokesman said Sunday. → Read More

Framingham man seriously injured after long fall, rescue on Mount Washington

A Framingham man suffered serious injuries Saturday after a fall down "a great distance" on Mount Washington in an ill-prepared "back country" snowboarding attempt, New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said. → Read More

West Wareham man charged after allegedly firing on police with rifle

A West Wareham man faces charges of assault to murder after firing on police officers with a rifle while they were investigating a tresspassing complaint, police said. → Read More

Feds say they’ve dismantled cocaine operation in Brighton housing complex

Two dozen gang members who allegedly ran a drug ring in a Brighton housing complex face federal charges after a sweep this week in which feds and Boston police confiscated a half kilo of cocaine, 30 firearms and $350,000. → Read More

Dover doctor charged with rape, kidnapping seeks pandemic-related release

A Dover doctor in custody on charges of raping, choking and threatening to kill his girlfriend is asking to be released due to the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys said. → Read More

T cop accused in rewritten report case back on payroll after charges dropped

A transit cop accused of covering up his colleague's alleged beating of a homeless man is back on the payroll, an attorney told the Herald Thursday, after Suffolk County prosecutors quietly dropped charges against the sergeant in April. → Read More

Feds, Boston police bust up alleged large-scale Brighton drug ring

Feds say they've nabbed two dozen gang members who ran a Brighton-based drug ring and confiscated kilograms of cocaine, dozens of firearms and $350,000 in search warrants executed Wednesday across neighborhoods south of Boston. → Read More

Gaming regulators set rules for casino reopenings

Gamblers can't walk around with drinks, Massachusetts Gaming commissioners voted Tuesday after hamering out minute casino reopening details regarding social distancing, mask-wearing and plexiglass dividers in a lengthy discussion. → Read More

Man accused of stealing trade secrets says he’s victim of profiling

A Lexington man accused of stealing trade secrets from a Massachusetts technology giant says feds are unfairly portraying him as a Chinese spy and prosecuting him because of his ethnicity, according to hundreds of documents filed in his case this week. → Read More

Electric trains, platform renovations key to faster, reliable, cheaper service, study says

An electrified, zero-emission Commuter Rail fleet, platform adjustments and second and third rails will greatly improve around-the-clock service and reduce long-term maintenance costs for the T, a new $2.6 billion proposal by Transit Matters suggests. → Read More

Relatives of high-profile police violence victims lead Boston march to defund cops

Tears flowed as family members of victims of police violence spoke at the State House, calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to defund cops amid his police reform bill push in one of the largest city protests since George Floyd demonstrations erupted a month ago. → Read More

Massachusetts ‘Step 2’ reopening should alleviate some ‘restlessness’, expert says

Massachusetts will allow indoor dining and select beauty services to reopen Monday with restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move that should alleviate some “pent up demand and restl… → Read More

Massachusetts ‘Step 2’ reopening should alleviate some ‘restlessness’, expert says

Massachusetts will allow indoor dining and select beauty services to reopen Monday with restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move that should alleviate some "pent up demand and restlessness," according to one retail expert. → Read More

One year after N.H. biker crash, Zhukovskyy challenges witness accounts

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is asking a judge to toss evidence of witnesses in his murder case who allegedly saw him drive erratically, one year after his pickup truck slammed into and killed seven bikers last June in New Hampshire. → Read More