Boston Headlines: August 23, 2019
Hit-and-Run in Quincy Under Investigation As a Hate Crime.
Quincy Police are investigating Sunday's hit-and-run as a possible hate crime. A 30-year-old man said a driver of a Jeep Wrangler called him the n-word before running into him with his car, leaving him lying on the ground with a broken leg. The victim was treated at Boston Medical Center. [WBUR]
White Nationalist Website Targets Brandeis Students and Professor.
Brandeis University Jewish Studies Professor Jonathan Sarna said he was horrified to learn that his picture, along with images of several students in the university's Jewish leadership program, was pictured on the anti-Semitic website. The university is investigating. [CBS Boston]
Patriots Safety Patrick Chung Indicted on Cocaine Charge.
Officers responding to a call at Chung's Meredith, N.H. residence earlier this month found evidence leading to the charges. The Patriots made an official statement that they will not comment on his case while judicial proceedings are underway. [Boston
Asylum Seekers in the Boston Area Will See Longer Wait Times.
Per the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, asylum officers in Boston are being sent to the Mexico border to help process asylum seekers where local resources are strained. Boston immigration attorneys say that this means asylum seekers here will face longer wait times for their cases to be processed. [WBUR]
National Geographic UK Tours Boston's Contemporary Art Scene.
The author tours artsy hot spots around the city, including at the SoWa galleries, The Revolution Hotel, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), and the MIT List Visual Arts Center. [National Geographic]
An 8-Foot Python Called "Lightning" Is Roaming Around Newton.
But don't worry; the owner says he was recently fed before his escape, so he probably isn't hungry! Still, maybe keep your small dogs inside or on a leash if you live in Newton. If you see a python that looks lost, call the Newton Police. [UniversalHub]