Local Headlines: October 11, 2019
Nobody Likes the New Seats at TD Garden.
Now, TD Garden management may be rethinking the newly installed seating arrangements, which many have complained about as being unusually cramped. A spokesperson said they're evaluating next steps following poor reception of the seating "upgrades." [Boston.com]
Disabled Man Assaulted and Robbed Near Ashmont MBTA Station.
Transit police have made one arrest and are searching for two other men accused of attacking and robbing a 60-year-old disabled man who requires a cane to walk. The attack was caught on surveillance video. [CBS Boston]
Drug Testing Machine Used to Help Addicts.
The MX908 mass spectrometer was originally designed to detect agents of chemical warfare. Now, the Boston Public Health Commission is inviting drug users to come in and test what's really in their drugs before they use, in a trial harm reduction effort to prevent deaths from overdose. [WBUR]
Boston's Kurdish Community Protests Turkish Aggression and U.S. Withdrawal from Syria.
Protesters, including many members of the local Kurdish community, gathered at the State House to protest Turkey's military actions in northern Syria and urge lawmakers to take action to prevent the withdrawal of U.S. troops who have been aiding Kurdish forces there. [WBUR]
A List of What to Do for Fun in Boston.
Thrillist has published a list of things to do in Boston that are "actually cool." Not the Cheers bar. Recommended stops include the Cambridge Center roof garden, restaurants that offer $1 oysters on the half shell, and a tour of the Boston Public Library. [Thrillist]
Elizabeth Warren Wants Investigation of Private Prison Transport Companies.
Following allegations of prisoner neglect, abuse, and sexual assault, Senator Elizabeth Warren has called on the inspector general at the Department of Justice to investigate the private companies offering prison transport services. [WBUR]
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