Four men were stabbed Wednesday afternoon in downtown Boston near the Suffolk Superior court house, where two of the stabbed were witnesses in a Dorchester murder trial. All four of the victims are expected to survive, but the judge in the murder case — Suffolk Superior Court Judge Linda Giles — said she had no choice to but to delay the trial.
Meanwhile, in a different courthouse, 18-year-old Aaron Deveau was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday in the state's first trial under the new ban on texting while driving. Deveau was texting behind the wheel when he crashed into and killed 56-year-old Donald Bowley.
On Thursday, the states largest teachers union — the Massachusetts Teachers Association — announced they have agreed to limit teacher seniority rights in order to avoid putting education reform to a November ballot initiative. A group called Stand for Children/Massachusetts has launched a ballot initiative that would have even more dramatically reduced the power of seniority and strengthened that of principals and teacher evaluations.
Suffolk Downs, the leading contender to win the sole commercial casino license for Greater Boston, unveiled its design for a $1 billion casino at a press conference on Tuesday: 300 rooms, nine stories, 5,000 slots and 200 table games.
- Julie Mehegan, deputy editorial page editor, The Boston Herald
- Peter Canellos, editorial page editor, The Boston Globe
This segment aired on June 8, 2012.