Local Headlines: September 11, 2019
Mechanical Challenges on the Red Line.
Passengers on the Red Line at Andrew Station in South Boston reported seeing smoke on Tuesday afternoon. Twitter users said they could smell something burning. [NECN]
Study Says That Boston Has the 2nd Best Public Transport in the Country.
It must be really bad elsewhere if Boston is number two in the U.S. The MBTA has been plagued with issues due to its aging technology and mismanagement. The MBTA has also announced that it will be shutting down portions of the Red and Green lines for renovations this fall. Somehow though, WalletHub's analysis puts Boston in second place, after Seattle. [WHDH]
Antonio Brown, Signed to the Patriots This Week, Is Accused of Rape.
The wide receiver has courted plenty of controversy off the field, and he now stands accused of the rape of one of his female former trainers. Brown denies the allegations. [CNN]
Fall River Votes to Remove Mayor Jasiel Correia From Office.
The Fall River City Council voted yesterday in an 8-1 outcome to remove Mayor Correia from office following his arrest for alleged extortion. [MassLive]
Boston City Council President Wants to Appoint Independent Anti-Corruption Officer.
Andrea Campbell, Boston City Council President, has proposed that the city hire an independent inspector general for any corruption investigations. [WBUR]
Three Bus Routes in Lawrence Are Now Free.
The idea of free public transportation has been in the news in recent years, with City Councilor Michelle Wu being one of its biggest supporters. Now, downtown Lawrence has three free bus routes operated by the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority. The free routes – 34, 37, and 85 – are funded for the next two years. [Commonwealth]