Owen Boss, Boston Herald

Owen Boss

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Past articles by Owen:

N.H. man hailed as a hero after saving tots in fire

A 24-year-old New Hampshire man is being hailed as a hero after pulling a baby and a toddler from a burning apartment early yesterday morning, fire → Read More

Springfield mayor sends email to city agencies to crack down on church housing illegal immigrant

The mayor of Springfield is calling for a church providing sanctuary to an illegal immigrant and her two children to be inspected for housing viola → Read More

Explosion in Ayer kills 1, injures 3

One man was killed, another worker injured and two firefighters suffered minor injuries after an explosion Friday at a furnace equipment facility i → Read More

Transit cops: Boston man arrested for robbing unconscious man who later died

A Boston man accused of robbing a 52-year-old man who later died at the MBTA’s Downtown Crossing station early this morning will face a judge, transit police say.Anthony Stimson, 30, will be arraigned on a larceny charge after allegedly rummaging through the man’s pockets and stealing items, including his prescription medication. → Read More

Staties’ rap sheet grows with latest accusation

An investigation into apparent discrepancies between overtime shifts paid and overtime shifts worked by more than a dozen state troopers is the latest scandal to rock a department that has been mired in controversy in recent months. Here’s a look at some of the stories that have cast the department in a negative light: → Read More

Co-designer of bridge in Florida tragedy worked on Zakim

At least four people were killed yesterday when a pedestrian bridge, co-designed by the firm that helped plan Boston’s Zakim Bridge, collapsed on an eight-lane highway in Miami, crushing at least eight vehicles, and triggered a desperate search for trapped motorists, authorities said. → Read More

Suspect in female driver’s beating caught after N.H. hunt

A New Hampshire man accused of savagely beating a woman on the side of a highway earlier this month following a minor car accident in Methuen was nabbed Monday morning in Manchester, N.H., and is now being held pending his return to Massachusetts, state police said. → Read More

Police: N.H. man arrested for Methuen highway beating

A New Hampshire man accused of savagely beating a woman on the side of the highway following a minor car accident in Methuen was nabbed yesterday m → Read More

190,000 without power in Mass. as nor'easter blizzard whips state

The third nor'easter in two weeks has left more than 190,000 households in the dark in Massachusetts this afternoon, as a blizzard engulfs Boston and much of eastern Massachusetts."The heavy snow we've been seeing for the past few hours to fall about 1 to 3 inches per hour for most of the rest of today, ending late afternoon," said Gov. Charlie Baker... → Read More

Victim from Easton ‘passionate about helping’

At the heart of Friday’s killings of three women in a hostage standoff at a sprawling California veterans’ home was a single terrible irony: The three victims, including an Easton native, had devoted their lives, friends say, to helping the kind of traumatized veteran who authorities say took their lives. → Read More

East Boston High student accused of making threat detained by ICE

A 19-year-old East Boston High School student who was arrested last week for allegedly making threats at school is in ICE custody after authorities realized he’d been living in the United States illegally since 2015, an ICE official said. → Read More

Cops: Drug suspect wore body armor

A Lowell man who was wearing body armor while selling heroin is facing drug and weapons charges after officers found fentanyl and guns in his home, police said.Paul Aaron, 31, was nabbed by Lowell detectives Wednesday after they witnessed him conduct a drug transaction at East Merrimack and Fayette streets, police said. Aaron was found to be in possession of 1,031 grams of heroin, police said. → Read More

Andover 2-alarm fire claims life of man, 80

An 80-year-old man lost his life in a two-alarm fire that broke out inside an Andover apartment complex yesterday, fire officials said.Firefighters responding to an 11:05 a.m. report of a fire at Andover Commons, a four-story building on Railroad Street found smoke pouring out of a fourth-floor apartment on the south side of the complex, Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield said in a statement. → Read More

Book – (not a dictionary) – thrown at ‘Spelling Bee Bandit’

A Chelsea man who earned the nickname “Spelling Bee Bandit” after robbing four Boston-area banks by passing the teller a note with the → Read More

Man indicted for ID fraud, stealing SNAP, health benefits

A 29-year-old Boston man was indicted yesterday for using stolen identities to avoid drug charges and collect food stamps and MassHealth benefits, → Read More

Somerville man nabbed in Chelsea murder case

A Somerville man accused of gunning down a Chelsea High School freshman and wounding a 15-year-old boy while firing toward a crowded street corner last year was arrested yesterday and will face a murder charge tomorrow, officials said. → Read More

Trans principal takes break

A Swampscott elementary school principal who came out as transgender earlier this month is taking time off after receiving “hurtful” messages — pushback that led to an increased police presence at the school, the district’s superintendent said in a letter to parents. → Read More

Melee on the Southeast Expressway ends with one rider shot

A reckless crew of ATV and dirt bike riders who were being tracked by Boston and Cambridge cops as they roared through the area on their off-road vehicles were stopped in their tracks by troopers on the Southeast Expressway yesterday, where a handful of them were arrested, more than a dozen bikes were seized and one of them was shot in the foot, state police said. → Read More

State police: 1 shot during dirt bike melee on I-93

A crew of ATV and dirt bike riders who were being tracked by Boston and Cambridge cops as they roared through the area on their off-road vehicles were stopped in their tracks by state troopers on the Southeast Expressway today, where a handful of them were arrested, numerous bikes were seized and one of them was shot in the foot, police said. → Read More

Scituate man faces charges in crash that killed girl, 4

A Scituate man who hit and killed a 4-year-old girl in Holbrook last year while driving a Comcast bucket truck will be charged in connection with t → Read More