Local Headlines: October 1, 2019
Climate Activists Are Pissed That Kennedy Is Challenging Markey.
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has the support of climate activists and was cheered during his remarks at Boston's Climate Strike protest just days after Representative Joseph Kennedy (D-MA) announced that he would challenge Markey for his seat. Markey has been a key leader for the Green New Deal proposal for progressive environmental policies. [Boston Globe]
Woman Hit By Car When She Got Out of Her Rideshare in the Middle of O'Neill Tunnel.
A woman jumped out of her moving Uber ride on Monday morning and was struck by another vehicle. She had been travelling from Logan to her home in Mattapan. The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Both the female Uber driver and the driver of the car who hit her remained on the scene. [NECN]
This Family Is Suing the Massachusetts State Lottery.
The Jafaar family has won over $5 million in lottery tickets, from winnings of mostly $2,000 or less, but the state has stopped issuing payment while they investigate "frequent cashers" who win beyond the statistical odds due to a new policy that allows the lottery to withhold payouts from those who claims prizes more than 20 times in a year with payouts of $1,000 or more. [WBUR]
The Kenmore Square Popeyes Has Closed.
While no official announcement has been issued, there is a "CLOSED" sign on the door of the Boston location at 21 Brookline Avenue. Twitter user @convivitude tweeted a picture of the sign and another tweet from @ralvarez617 said that it appeared to be "completely cleaned out inside." [Twitter]
Child Pricked By Hypodermic Needle Found in a Flower Planter at North End Park.
An elementary school student was pricked by a discarded needle while playing at the Paul Revere Mall park in the North End. They will undergo medical evaluation to determine if they were exposed to anything. [Boston.com]