Headlines: August 9, 2019
After Methadone Mile Sweep, Homeless Are Camping Out in the South End.
Last week, there was a sweep for violent offenders and drug dealers on the Methadone Mile area around Atkinson Street, an area known for its population of homeless people and drug users. Now, South End residents are concerned about the influx of this population into their neighborhood. The city is trying to get the homeless to return to Atkinson Street. [UniversalHub]
Does Your Commute Take You on the Most Congested Roads in the State?
A new analysis by the DOT shows which roads in Massachusetts are actually and definitively "the worst." Route 28 tops the list. [MassLive]
Questions That May Be Included on the 2020 Ballot.
Attorney General Maura Healey's office has received 13 petitions for questions that, if approved, could show up on the 2020 Massachusetts ballot, including the right to repair and ranked-choice voting. [MassLive]
Candidates for Boston City Council Are Pro-Rent Control.
While they disagree on a number of other issues, most City Council candidates are aligned on the merits of rent control. [Bay State Banner]
Mini-Airline 'Cape Air' Plans to Operate Electric Planes By 2023.
Cape Air, based in Hyannis, has placed an order for a 9-passenger plane that runs completely on electric batteries. CEO Dan Wolf says direct cost of operation will be about 40% cheaper than traditional gas-powered planes. [The Public's Radio]
The City of Boston Wants Your Opinion on Plans for the Boston Common.
The mayor's office is gathering public input on renovations for the historic park and public space. Here's the survey link. [City of Boston]
A Profile of District Attorney Rachael Rollins.
The Suffolk County District Attorney is just in her first year, but Rollins already had some heated public exchanges with police officials, the governor, and other DAs in her attempts to "bring the criminal justice system into the 21st century." Catherine Elton follows her through a day in the life. [Boston.com]