Local Headlines: October 16, 2019
Fall River Mayor to Step Down and Not Seek Reelection.
Embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia of Fall River has announced his decision not to seek reelection after mounting pressure during a federal investigation into charges of extortion and bribery. For now he is taking a leave of absence, with pay. [WCVB]
Schedule Change for Green Line Extension Construction.
The new schedule means that the Washington Street Bridge and Underpass in East Somerville near the McGrath Highway will be closed throughout the winter, but will re-open permanently to through traffic in the spring of 2020, about five months earlier than previously planned. [Boston Globe]
Notch Brewing to Open New Location at New Food Hall in Brighton.
Notch Brewing, based in Salem, MA, is known for its session beers. In summer 2020, it will open a new location that is expected to help anchor a new food hall in Brighton at the former Charles River Speedway Headquarters administration buildings, now referred to as the Speedway. [Eater Boston]
Massachusetts to Gather Data on Opioid Abuse Treatment Programs.
A nonprofit called Shatterproof is spearheading the effort to evaluate the quality of the state's opioid abuse treatment programs. The data will come from insurance claims, patient surveys, and self-reported practices at treatment programs with the goal of addressing disparities between programs. [WBUR]
Auction for the Musket That Fired the First Shot at Bunker Hill.
The 1775 fight known as the Battle of Bunker Hill began when one man of Boston, Private John Simpson, fired a shot before the order was given. He was court-martialed but faced no serious consequences. This weekend, Simpson's musket is up for auction and is expected to sell for around $300,000. [WBUR]
Taco Bell Recalls Beef; May Contain Metal Shavings.
If you were thinking about taking your chances with Taco Bell this week, you might want to hold off until the beef is in the clear. The fast food chain is recalling 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef in 21 states across the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions after three customers reported finding metal shavings in their taco meat. [WBNS]
What Is the I-90 Allston Multimodal Project?
It's scheduled to complete in the 2030s and will provide upgrades to bike and pedestrian connections to the Charles River in a triangle-shaped area of Allston by Soldiers Field Road. It will also feature a major new commuter rail MBTA station connected to Kendall Square by the Grand Junction rail line. [Streetsblog]