Regional Roundup: Man Arrested for Accepting $1M in Marijuana, Ernie Boch Jr. Wants to Buy The Globe and More
A round up of local headlines for the week of Feb. 17.
Ernie Boch Jr., owner of Norwood-based Boch Enterprises, is considering the purchase of The Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal reports.
"Ernie is teaming up with Bruce Mittman, president and CEO of Mittcom (the Newton marketing agency), and partner in Community Broadcasters (the radio station group in upstate New York)," Peggy Rose, a spokesperson for Boch Enterprises told the journal.
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Walpole Police are looking for the owners of dozens of valuables sent by mail within the past year that were allegedly stolen by a part-time employee at the East Walpole post office.
The employee, Marie Kernian, 24, of Mattapan was arrested Feb. 5 after a sting operation set up by Walpole PD and the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General's Office resulted in her allegedly opening two packages, taking the contents and then resealing the empty boxes.
After being placed under arrest, authorities found cell phones, iPads, GPS systems and dozens of gift cards in Kernian's car believed to have been stolen. They found 25-30 items they believe were taken from packages coming into the East Walpole office.
Massachusetts state and local police arrested a Brooklyn, New York man in town on Friday for allegedly accepting a marijuana delivery valued at nearly $1 million. Thomas Jin Kim, of Brooklyn, was taken into custody after taking possession of nearly 300 pounds of pot, and was subsequently charged with trafficking in marijuana.