New England news in brief


Suspect in murder near Symphony Hall sought

His name is Alan Lewis and Boston police want to find him — quickly. He is a murder suspect. Lewis, a 32-year-old Brockton man, is wanted in connection with the shooting of a driver of a car who eventually crashed near Symphony Hall around 8 p.m. last Nov. 6. The driver, 37-year-old Brent Stevenson, was fatally wounded by the gunfire. A motive for the homicide has not been identified by authorities. Stevenson was behind the wheel of a white Chevrolet Malibu near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street; he managed to continue down to Massachusetts Avenue until his car slammed into parked vehicles on Huntington Avenue, Boston police have said. Stevenson was rushed to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, police said. Anyone with information about Lewis’s whereabouts or with details about Stevenson’s shooting is asked to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.


Blue Line power fails for second time

The MBTA’s Blue Line subway lurched back into full service around 10:40 a.m. Thursday after the T restored full power to the line after an electrical outage stranded hundreds inside the tunnel outside the Maverick Square station in East Boston. The outage — the second this week — was first reported around 8:30 a.m. It forced commuters to use shuttle buses between East Boston and Government Center or find alternatives like the water taxi that operates between East Boston and downtown. A train left the Maverick station and was a short distance from the platform when the power failed and the train came to a complete halt. Transit Police and Boston firefighters entered the tunnel and escorted the stranded passengers back to the platform, officials said.


Gonzalez chides Massie over loan repayment

If he is elected governor, Democrat Jay Gonzalez vowed Thursday to file legislation to close a “loophole” in state campaign finance rules that allowed his primary opponent Bob Massie to use a chunk of his public campaign financing dollars to repay himself $20,000 he loaned his campaign. Massie repaid a $20,000 personal loan in July two days after getting a check from the state for $137,270 in public campaign financing. Massie, according to his campaign, cleared the repayment with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance before he wrote a check for $15,000 to his campaign to help cover expenses until the public financing came through. Gonzalez also opted into the public campaign financing system, and received a check for $290,362 on July 12.

New Bedford

Stabbing death inside apartment investigated


A 47-year-old man was stabbed to death early Thursday inside a New Bedford apartment and authorities arrested a 51-year-old New Bedford man in connection with the slaying, officials said. Police responded to 345 Cottage St. around 5:25 a.m. after a report of a stabbing and discovered Allan A. Monteiro Sr. already dead from his injuries, according to a statement from Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s office. Police arrested James Andrews Thursday and charged him with murder and failure to register as a sex offender, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office. Andrews is expected to be arraigned in New Bedford District Court on Friday.