Headlines: August 7, 2019
Murder Suspect Arrested Following Shelter-in-Place Warning Near Harvard Square.
Yesterday police arrested Sohan Panjrolia, 31, who is a suspect in the murder of his father in Philadelphia over the weekend. Panjrolia fled to Massachusetts following the shooting of his father. Investigators discovered his likely whereabouts, issued a shelter-in-place order to the public, and apprehended the suspect at a Ben & Jerry's ice cream store in Cambridge. [Patch]
Latinos in Chelsea Voice Fears About Attacks.
Following the deadly mass shooting in El Paso last weekend in which the killer was motivated by anti-immigrant beliefs, Latinos in Chelsea say they fear for their safety. [WBUR]
MBTA Transit Police Officer Gave Free Ride to a Friend When the Red Line Derailed in June.
T cop Shannon McCarron is facing criticism for giving her friend a lift like a personal driver with the sirens blaring while the Red Line was out of service after a derailment in June. [WCBV]
Green Line Derailment Today at Newton Riverside
Shuttle buses are filling in for the MBTA Green Line at Riverside. See our last news highlight on this list for pertinent conclusions about the long-term viability of the MBTA. [Patch]
Spike Lee to Attend Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival This Week
The festival runs through August 10th. Director Spike Lee and actor Michael B. Jordan are some of the big names in attendance. Film fans won't want to miss! [MVAAFF]
Hampden County Sheriff Defends Section 35 Addiction Treatment.
Section 35 can force individuals into involuntary addiction treatment through a court order. Hampden County Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi says he's had great success with this program at Ludlow jail. Some lawmakers are calling for an end to the program, arguing that it is not right to send people to jail who haven't committed crimes. [WBUR]
A Guide to Purchasing Recreational Marijuana in MA.
For those of us who walked into a recreational pot shop and were immediately overwhelmed by the many choices, here's a guide to what you need to know about buying and consuming recreational cannabis from one of Massachusetts' 22 shops. [Boston Globe]
Is the MBTA F*cked?
That's the question being asked at this informative website. Click the link for the definitive answer as to whether or not the MBTA is in fact, f*cked. [isthembtaf*cked.com]