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By adamg - 2/19/21 - 11:06 pm

Federal prosecutors in Washington today added a new charge against Capitol stroller Mark Sahady of Malden, which carries a potential prison sentence of a year and which would mean, if he's convicted, he could never legally own a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 11:14 am
Wanted man

The FBI has released photos of a guy they say was "involved in the assault of several members of the media and destruction of property at the media staging area at the Northeast Corner of the U.S. Capitol at approximately 5 p.m." on Jan. 6.

If he looks familiar, contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov. Reference photo 211 - AOM.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 9:36 pm

A Pittsfield lawyer who represented Capitol putsch stroller Mark Sahady of Malden in his initial appearances in federal court is now asking a judge to "disappear" him from the case. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 3:46 pm

A federal judge today released Mark Sahady of Malden on personal recognizance while he goes through court proceedings related to the failed putsch in Washington earlier this month - subject to several conditions, including that his mother, with whom he lives, has to give up her licensed gun pending the conclusion of his case. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/19/21 - 4:43 pm

A federal udge in Boston today ordered Mark Sahady of Malden ordered held without bail until at least Thursday, for his presence in the Capitol during the failed putsch on Jan. 6. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/21 - 11:04 am
Ianni and Sahady in the Capitol

Ianni and Sahady in the Capitol (lower right); photo via FBI.

Update: One Capitol traipser ordered held for at least two days, other released on own recognizance.

The FBI today scooped up two local right wingers on charges they participated in the failed coup attempt at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, thanks in part to local Twitter users who IDed them in a photo of stormin' Y'all-Qaedists in a Capitol hallway. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/21 - 1:39 pm
Blocked roads near the State House

Blocked road near the State House. Photo by Joseph A. Rinaldi.

Update: Roads re-opened, for now, around 3 p.m.

Boston Police announce that several streets in front of or near the State House are being shut, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration in Washington, because of potential threats from fascists. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:08 pm

The Boston City Council today went on record unanimously calling for the removal of the man who is on the precipice of becoming the first president to ever be impeached twice. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 10:16 am

The Globe interviews Massachusetts members of Congress and their aides on what they experienced in the failed fascist putsch, including Sarah Groh, Rep. Ayanna Pressley's chief of staff: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 12:17 am

Snopes, which Knows Things, reports Kevin Greeson of Alabama didn't even make it into the Capitol - he was outside when he simply keeled over and died of a heart attack. According to his wife:

Any claims that he “tasered his balls while stealing a painting” could not be “farther from the truth."

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 8:43 pm

Associated Press reports the Patriots coach says, no, he won't accept an award due to events of the past week.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 11:12 pm

Cambridge Day reports Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone and city councilors expressed alarm today at tweets by Jessica Turner, a board member of a city affordable-housing trust fund who went to Washington earlier this week and at one point tweeted "We have breached the steps." Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/21 - 9:35 pm

When the MetroWest Daily News interviewed Sue Ianni after she returned from Washington the other day, she declined to say whether she had actually marched on the Capitol, let alone took part in a would-be putsch that left five people dead. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/21 - 10:32 pm

UMass Memorial Medical Center reported this evening that one of its caregivers who may have stormed the Capitol during the failed coup attempt "is no longer a part of our organization." Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/21 - 12:33 pm

Update: One UMass employee no longer has a job.

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester tweeted this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 12:03 am

Keiko Zoll reports that among the Trumpists in Washington hoping to watch the Reichstag burn today was Diana Ploss, the angry screaming lady with the iPhone whose specialty is getting in people's faces to try to provoke them - like parents with little kids at BLM rallies. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 3:31 pm

At 2:44 p.m., US Sen. Ed Markey reported:

I and my staff are safe, sheltering in place, and following the guidance and protocols of Capitol Police.

He added: Read more.

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