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Friday's Headlines: May 31, 2019

Friday's Headlines: May 31, 2019

Massachusetts Representatives Call for Impeachment
While Democrats remain divided about whether or not impeachment of President Trump is appropriate, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) say it’s time to begin impeachment proceedings. [WBUR]


Tentative Contract Reached with Boston Public School Teachers Union
BPS has a tentative three-year deal with the teachers’ union that would give teachers a 2% raise, place a full-time nurse in every school, add 23 mental health professionals to the BPS system, and provide extra financial assistance to help homeless students. [Boston25News]


Attorney General Maura Healey Files Suit Against e-Cigarette Company Eonsmoke
The lawsuit from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office charges that New Jersey-based Eonsmoke is marketing and selling its vaping products to minors, violating the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. [WBUR]


Peabody to Hold Rally In Support of Jewish Community Following Anti-Semitic Incident
A man threw a penny at two rabbis in Peabody and dared them to pick it up as he called them anti-Semitic slurs. In response, Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt announced that the city would hold a rally for peace, unity, and inclusion on June 5. Massachusetts has seen a disturbing increase in anti-Semitic attacks in recent years. The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) recorded 177 anti-Semitic incidents in Massachusetts in 2017, a 42 percent increase over 2016. [JewishJournal]


Guy Fieri is Opening a Restaurant in Boston
The celebrity chef and restaurateur will be gracing us with a Latin street food and tequila restaurant, Tequila Cocina. It will be part of The Hub on Causeway by TD Garden and is expected to open this fall. [WCBV]


Peabody Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty: 22 Dogs and a Parrot Found in Van
Suzanne Eser, 58, of Peabody, was pulled over at a traffic stop in Connecticut when police officers discovered that she was living in her van with 23 animals. The back of the van was covered in animal waste. The dogs and parrot were taken to local animal shelters for evaluation. [MassLive]