December 13, 2001 |
Boston's Logan International Airport will test a high-tech system to detect phony passports and other doctored identification papers. Logan will become the first U.S. airport to install the $10,000 devices, said Jose Juves, spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs the airport. "Officials here have been impressed with the system and believe that it adds yet another layer of scrutiny to the check-in system without causing undue inconvenience," Juves said.
November 6, 1986
A Virginia man linked to an alleged $1-million credit card fraud to finance the presidential bid of political extremist Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. was arrested in Boston as he arrived from Paris. Paul Neil Goldstein, of Leesburg, was taken into custody at Logan International Airport on a charge of obstruction of justice. Goldstein was one of 10 individuals and five LaRouche fund-raising organizations named in a 117-count federal indictment handed down Oct. 6.
October 20, 2001 |
The former security director for Israel's El Al Airlines has been hired as a consultant to improve safety at Logan International Airport. Logan's security has been scrutinized since terrorists hijacked two planes departing from Boston on Sept. 11 and crashed them into New York's World Trade Center. Rafi Ron, who also has directed security at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, was hired by the Massachusetts Port Authority.
October 4, 2001 |
Acting Gov. Jane Swift joked about firing staff members after a televised speech in which she announced the ouster of Logan International Airport's security chief. The remark Tuesday was recorded by TV and radio crews. After staff members applauded her announcement that State Police Supt. John DiFava would replace Joe Lawless as airport security chief, she said, "They work for me and they know I'm in a firing mood." She then said, "Just kidding. I hope my mike wasn't on."
January 1, 2009 |
Northwest Airlines Flight 59 carried 124 passengers when it left the Netherlands -- and 125 when it landed in Boston. Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for Logan International Airport, says a woman went into labor and gave birth to an apparently healthy baby girl during the eight-hour flight from Amsterdam. Orlandella said a doctor and a paramedic who were aboard assisted in the birth. The plane landed without incident about 10:30 a.m., he said, and mother and baby were hospitalized.
May 10, 1989 |
A gunman killed his former wife and then commandeered a small plane and swooped over Boston for three hours, strafing Logan International Airport and firing at baseball fans leaving Fenway Park, authorities said today. Authorities said Alfred Hunter, 42, of Ipswich had only five minutes of fuel left when he finally landed at Logan airport at 1:16 a.m. The 42-year-old licensed pilot took to the skies after killing his former wife, Elvira, in front of their 5-year-old son Tuesday night, police said.