The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on October 26, 1994 · 29
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THE BOSTON GLOBE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1994 29 New England News Briefs Bishops oppose 2 ballot initiatives The four Roman Catholic bishops of Massachusetts yesterday expressed their opposition to two November ballot initiatives, Questions 5 and 1. Question 5 proposes to reform the blue laws and allow large retailers to open Sunday mornings and on summer holidays. Question 1 would limit corporate contributions to ballot question campaigns. T seeks quiet on Blue Line The MBTA will begin a three-year, $8-million, anti-noise construction program this year, Lt. Gov. A. Paul Cellucci announced yesterday in East Boston. Noise from the MBTA's Blue Line trains in East Boston and Revere will be reduced by up to 50 percent, meeting federal standards, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials said. The program includes an 1,800-foot wall near Beachmont Station, a 500-foot wall near Orient Heights Station, and the placement of rubber mats under tracks around the Beachmont Station bridge. Also, $1 million will be spent for soundproof ing homes. 2 Chelsea men held in arsons CHELSEA - Police arrested two Chelsea men yesterday in connection with two separate arson fires that left seven firefighters injured and caused $50,000 in damages, officials said. Jose Alvarez, 43, was charged with starting a fire at 201 Chestnut St. last Thursday. Peter Omelanchik, 52, was charged with setting a fire in his own second-floor apartment on Washington Avenue Oct. 16. Guilty plea given in child porn case AMedford man charged with running a computer bulletin board system to transmit child pornography all over the country and as far away as New Zealand pleaded guilty yesterday to an 84-count federal indictment. Alden Baker, now serving a state sentence of 6 to 10 years for rape and assault, admitted to US District Judge Mark L. Wolf that he ran the computer bulletin board, called "Boston's Eagle's Nest," which callers could log onto and download graphic images. j Marijuana trial draws protesters LANCASTER, N.H. - Nine demonstrators protested outside the Coos County Courthouse Monday against the marijuana trial of a man who says the drug has helped reduce his pain. Russell Hokanson, 51, of Columbia, is charged with growing maryuana on his farm. He pleaded not guilty. Hokanson, partly paralysed from a car accident 30 years ago, spoke at the Libertarian Party convention in October and said marijuana is better at killing pain than medication. Judge Harold Perkins told jurors to ignore the demonstrators and their material. (AP) Charities, feud heads for court PROVIDENCE - A long-running feud between a Rhode Island charity and the United Way of Southeastern New England has spilled into the courtroom. The Fund for Community Giving is suing United Way for using its name without its permission in a $17 million fund-raising effort. The fund, which includes 22 organizations, said United Way used the fund's name in brochures distributed to 35,000 employees at 80 businesses, and that inhibited the fund's efforts to raise money on its own. (AP) i - Swastikas drawn on soup kitchen NASHUA - Vandals painted two swastikas on the front of a soup kitchen and broke four windows, police said. The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter was closed Monday while officials searched for someone to paint over the symbols. Mayor Rob Wager condemned the damage. "While we honor freedom of speech, -e won't tolerate tjie kind of hatred and intolerance that mindset represents," he said. (AP) Judge sets bail in murder case SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield District Court judge has set bail of $500,000 for a 17-year-old Amherst youth charged with murder in the shooting death of an elderly Springfield man during a break-in. Robert Shular has been held without bail since his arrest three weeks ago in the fatal shooting of Hiram Brox-ton, 79. Police said Broxton was shot July 29 after struggling with Shular and another man he found breaking into another apartment in his building. (AP) Computer chief to take job in N.J. Allan Stern, Boston's chief of information services, has resigned to join a telecommunications firm. Stern, the city's computer guru for 10 years, says he decided some time ago to explore other career options. He will become director of operations of C-Tec, a Princeton, N.J.-based home fiber-optics company. Grant to fund city salvo on breast cancer The city of Boston has received a $400,000 grant to teach low-income and minority women about breast cancer. 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