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Friday's Headlines: April 12, 2019

Friday's Headlines: April 12, 2019

Stop and Shop Workers Are on Strike
Stop and Shop labor union workers are on strike as of Thursday afternoon in objection to the employer’s plan to reduce pay and benefits. Workers walked out mid-day and reportedly urged shoppers to leave their carts behind. Massachusetts stores will be open, but with limited hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m), and Peapod deliveries may be delayed until a contract is settled. [WCVB]


Someone Is Defacing Churches with a ‘Red Substance’
Police are asking for help in tracking down whoever is throwing a red substance on local church properties. Most recently, Saint Gregory's Church in Dorchester found a statue covered in this unidentified red substance. Saint Anne's Church in Hyde Park and Most Precious Blood Church were also targeted. [Patch]


How to Monitor a Marathoner’s Progress
The Boston Athletic Association recommends several options for tracking your favorite marathoner: you can download the BAA’s mobile app, get text alerts, or visit the BAA website. [Boston.com]


Beer Garden Pop-Up Coming to Boston Harbor Hotel This Summer
The outdoor beer garden pop-up called Brewer’s Alley will feature a number of local breweries on rotation, including Devil’s Purse Brewing Co., Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Nightshift Brewing, and Lord Hobo Brewing Co. [CaughtInSouthie]


MIT Releases the First Photograph of a Black Hole
Computer scientist Katie Bouman led the team that came up with the algorithm which captured the image of a supermassive black hole about 55 million light years away. [WBUR]


Elizabeth Warren Proposes Corporate Tax Hike
U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren introduces her plan to place a seven percent tax on corporate profits over $100 million. [WBUR]


Salem Marijuana Dispensary Will No Longer Require Appointments
Alternative Therapies Group in Salem, MA will no longer require customers to make an appointment before visiting the store. ATG just restarted sales this week after a six-week hiatus while it worked on compliance with the state’s seed tracking system. [Boston Globe]


Unauthorized Drone Flies Over Fenway During Thursday Night’s Game
Several fans captured the drone, which was in violation of FAA regulations. Could be serious consequences if authorities find out who was responsible, as the person must have overridden geofencing systems. Also, the Red Sox won in a walkoff against the Blue Jays. [CBS Boston]


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