Local Headlines: October 29, 2019
Rally for Rent Control Today at the State House.
A group will be rallying in front of the State House today at noon calling for housing justice amidst rising rent costs and skyrocketing housing prices. [DigBoston]
Noticing Less Congestion at Logan Airport?
Yesterday, Massport began phase one to create a central location for all airport rideshare pickups and dropoffs. The first phase means that passengers arriving in Terminals A and C will head to the Central Parking garage to meet their Uber or Lyft drivers. Eventually all pickups and dropoffs will be at Central Parking, except for off-peak hours. [WBUR]
Massachusetts Has Some of the Best High Schools in the Country.
According to a new report by online test prep company Test Innovators, 13 of the 50 most sought-after high schools in the nation are located in Massachusetts. The data came from asking almost 20,000 students which high schools they plan to apply to. Philips Academy in Andover was the number one response. [CBS Boston]
Dedham Teachers' Strike Ends with Tentative Agreement.
Dedham teachers were on strike on Friday in an effort to bring the Dedham School Committee to the negotiating table. Teachers returned to the classroom on Monday after a tentative four-year deal was agreed on, with major changes to Dedham's sexual harassment polices that will include training for staff and leadership. The union also says it agreed to "a fair compensation package." [WBUR]
Speed Limit Now 20mph on Cambridge Streets.
The city of Cambridge has announced that most city-owned streets will now have a posted speed limit of 20 mph as of mid-November, in an effort to improve public safety on smaller local-access roads. [City of Cambridge]
Real Buried Treasure Discovered in the North End.
A family was puzzling through a 1982 book called The Secret. Riddles point the reader to clues to find a dozen boxes hidden in cities around the country. The Krupat family solved the riddle and asked a construction crew doing renovations at Langone Park to be on the lookout for a special hidden object, found under home plate. To date, only two treasures have been discovered. [Boston Magazine]
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