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Hub school mishandled sex assaults A new report is critical of officials at Roxbury College. PAGE 04
A classic fairy tale comes to life At the Opera House, the Boston Ballet revives “Sleeping Beauty.” PAGE 11
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Christopher Powell appeared in court Wednesday to answer to the charges that he murdered Corey Thompson as Thompson’s sister, Patricia Russell, held back her emotions. / POOL
119 The home addresses reported by more than 100 Level 2 and 3 sex oﬀenders matched the addresses of child care providers registered with the Department of Early Education and Care, according to a review by the state auditor. The audit said some of the sex oﬀender registry information was out of date, but said similar routine checks would ensure children’s safety.
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DA: Newbury St. stylist was left stabbed under highway Fatal stabbing. The sister of a South End man found under a highway ramp said she doubts that his murder will ever make sense. As a prosecutor told a judge how an Everett man allegedly stabbed a Newbury Street salon stylist eight times and then left him under an interstate ramp, the accused nodded his head up and down before burying his head in his hands. Christopher Powell, 39, of Everett, was ordered held without bail during his arraignment for murder. Powell was arrested Tuesday, about a month after a passerby discovered the body of 44-year-old Corey Thompson on a gravelly plot of land under an Interstate 93 ramp
near Albany Street. Assistant District Attorney Edmond Zabin said the two men got into a fight during which Thompson punched and assaulted Powell. The fight was captured on video surveillance. As Zabin told the judge that at some point Powell pulled a knife and stabbed Thompson eight times in the torso, Powell nodded his head and mouthed “I love you” to his mother and
girlfriend who attended the hearing. According to court documents, video surveillance from a nearby apartment building showed Thompson in a verbal and physical fight with Powell. Troopers investigating the incident interviewed three witnesses who said they saw the two running near Harrison Avenue and William Mullins Way at about 5 a.m. Feb. 25. The witnesses said they saw Thomp-
Thompson’s sister and niece attended the court hearing. When asked before the hearing what it would be like to see the man who allegedly killed her brother, Patricia Russell hesitated, then answered. •
“What I want to do [to him] I don’t think they’ll let me,” she
said, adding that it had been a while since she talked to her brother. “I’m hoping it’ll make sense, but I don’t know if it ever will.” •
Both his sister and niece described Thompson as a well-liked person who had many friends.
son punch Powell and Powell shout, “Don’t hit me. I’ll give you the money.” Powell’s blood was found on a fence near the area where Thompson’s body was found and on a door handle of Thompson’s car. Lawyers would not comment on how the two men knew each other. When troopers arrested Powell, he told them he was taking Oxycodone. Powell’s attorney suggested that his client acted in self-defense. “There appears to be an issue of self-defense, even from what the prosecutor mentioned,” said Attorney Michael Bourbeau. Thompson, who lived in the South End, worked at a posh and popular Newbury Street salon, according to his obituary.
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The security policies at Roxbury Community College will be strengthened and ethics and security training of faculty and staff will be improved after a report confirmed “serious deficiencies” at the school that led to an inability to properly respond to crimes on campus, including sexual assaults. Failures by school administrators over the handling of allegations of sexual assaults on campus were detailed in a report released yesterday. The report by lawyers at the Boston firm Goodwin Proctor was requested by the college’s Board of Trustees after former Presi-
Kathy Taylor, the board’s chair, said that the school is already implementing changes.
She said most of the board’s members were appointed within the last few months and that the college is looking
dent Terrence Gomes stepped down this past summer amid state investigations. “Counsel also finds that there were serious deficiencies in RCC’s controls, policies, training and organization that left the college ill-equipped to properly respond to incidents of crime — including allegations of sexual assault — on campus,” lawyers wrote in the report. The report criticized the school and administrators for lacking the knowledge of their
for a new president. •
“One of the major goals of this board is to restore credibility to Roxbury Community College through accountability and transparency, and that starts today,” she said.
obligations under federal laws to investigate, report and take corrective action in response to allegations of sexual assault. Also detailed in the report, which is available on the school’s website, is that evidence showed the school may have given financial aid to a student in exchange for her silence over allegations of sexual assault by a professor.
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Brain drain. Officials want to keep local talent Itâ€™s no secret that Boston and Cambridge are home to some of the worldâ€™s most elite colleges and universities, an attribute that attracts thousands of students each year. Sounds great, but thereâ€™s a downside â€” half of them earn their degree, then exit to the left. Thatâ€™s why coalition of city and educational leaders are holding a Mass. Talent Retention public hearing tonight on how to convince local talent to stay put. â€œWe want to make sure that we keep the young, vibrant talent here,â€? said Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson, who is spearheading the push to stop what is known as brain drain. â€œThe paradox of being a hub is that it is something that everyone goes to, but also something that everyone leaves.â€? Some of the issues that drive Boston students out of town relate to employment, transportation, housing and lifestyle, according to Michael Lake, executive
Thiefâ€™s to-do list: â€˜Pay it forwardâ€™ Weymouth Police on Friday arrested Evan Dorsey, 25, for allegedly breaking into a home and stealing from a UPS package. Police said Doresy was carrying a notebook that contained â€œgoals for Friday,â€? which included â€œfinding crystal meth, getting gold watch, doing a B & E [breaking and entering] or robbing a dealer, selling drugs, getting [cocaine] and doing one altruistic act for a stranger.â€? METRO
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There are roughly 160,000 college students in Boston and Cambridge, and about 6.5 percent of Bostonâ€™s workforce are employed at colleges and universities.
More than 50 percent of college graduates leave Boston each year, although roughly 90 percent of graduates who originate from the area stay. About onethird of Bostonians are between the ages of 20 and 34
director of World Class Cities Partnership. â€œHistorically itâ€™s been about cost of living issues,â€? said Lake. â€œBut weâ€™re losing talent to cities that are far more expensive than Boston. So the question then becomes, what is the reason?â€? The public hearing will run from 5-8 p.m. at the Cahners Theater in the Museum of Science.
Body found in Charles River
Blaze damages two Dorchester businesses FireďŹ ghters put out a four-alarm blaze that damaged two businesses on Harvard Street in Dorchester Thursday morning. The ďŹ re broke out around 11 a.m., and spread from a restaurant to a laundromat, causing an estimated $500,000 in damage. FireďŹ ghters extinguished the blaze within 15 minutes. Fire oďŹƒcials said there were no injuries, and the cause remains under investigation. / NICOLAUS CZARNECKI, METRO
The body pulled from the Charles River yesterday is not that of a missing Brown University student, although the age and identity of the deceased had not been established by press time. METRO
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