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Friday's Headlines: April 26, 2019

Friday's Headlines: April 26, 2019

Massport Votes to Create Centralized Drop-off / Pick-up Location for Rideshare Services at Logan
Massport aims to combat congestion at Logan Airport by changing the operations of “transportation network companies” like Uber and Lyft. Among the changes is the designation of a single spot for all rideshare pickups and drop-offs, which will be at the Central Parking Garage. [UpToBoston]


Newton Judge Is Accused of Helping a Man Escape ICE
Judge Shelley Joseph, a Newton District judge, faces charges for allegedly allowing an undocumented immigrant to escape out the backdoor of a courtroom in order to avoid federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. [CNN]


MA State Senate Approves Addition of “Gender X” Option on Official Documentation
Next the bill will go to the House. The bill would allow non-binary people to select “X” instead of Male or Female on official documents like driver’s licenses, birth certificates, and other government documentation. [MassLive]


Court Rules That Police Must Obtain Warrant to Access Cell Phone Location Data
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the right to privacy also applies to a person’s cell phone location data. This means that in the future, police will need to obtain a warrant in order to use cell tower location services to find a suspect. [Electronic Frontier Foundation]


Stop and Shop Lost About $100 Million During the Strike
The Dutch company that owns Stop and Shop, Ahold Delhaize, said that it estimates the losses from the 11-day strike, which ended on Monday, to total between $90 and $110 million. [WCVB]


NFL Draft Round One
The Patriots had 32nd and last pick this round. They selected wide receiver N'Keal Harry from Arizona State University. [ESPN]


Verizon Announces It's Bringing 5G to More Cities in 2019, Including Boston
Verizon already provides 5G services in Chicago and Minneapolis. The company says that the 5G Ultra Wideband netowrk provides speedier download times than 4G LTE. AT&T also offers 5G in certain cities, and Sprint and T-Mobile are launching their own 5G coverage later on this year. [CBS Boston]


Wiz Khalifa Is Coming to Massachusetts This Summer
Wiz Khalifa will perform at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on July 14. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. Also, while we’re talking about big name summer concerts, Ariana Grande will be at the TD Garden on June 22. [Patch]


The Improper Bostonian Will End Publication After 28 Years
The Boston lifestyle magazine announced yesterday that it would be ceasing operations effective immediately. [Boston.com]