Local Headlines: September 17, 2019
Second Accuser Comes Forward With Allegations Against Antonio Brown.
Another woman has accused the Patriots' recently signed wide receiver of inappropriate sexual behavior. Brown denies all allegations. Last week, Brown's former trainer accused him of rape. Meanwhile, the Patriots are making no statements on the matter. [NYPost]
Last Brick-and-Mortar Shop of Boston Common Coffee Has Closed.
The last remaining shop was in the Financial District on High Street. The company will continue to offer its products online. [Boston Restaurants]
Here's What Caused the Red Line Derailment in June.
Yesterday, MBTA officials trotted out the 27-year-old axle on a Red Line car that fractured and caused the June 11 derailment. The investigation found that inspection deadlines were missed and warning signs were ignored. The Red Line service continues to suffer as a result of broken signals that were damaged when the car derailed. [Patch]
Headless Goat Carcass Found in Hyde Park.
A woman called Animal Control to report the headless body of a dead goat in the street on the corner of Pierce and Walker. She said her young daughter was "hysterical" after seeing the dead animal. [Boston Magazine]
Do You Ever Feel Like Your Uber Driver Took the Long Route?
Here are some examples of some creative routes taken by Uber and Lyft drivers around Boston. Watch out for these neat tricks! [Reddit]
MBTA Recommends Permanent Short-cut for the Silver Line.
After a test on August 29th, transportation officials are recommending that the Silver Line use the emergency access ramp in the Seaport on a permanent basis. Using the emergency access ramp saved an average of 3-8 minutes per Silver Line trip. [Twitter]
Dumpling Daughter to Open Third Location in Brookline.
Based on posted building permits and job postings, it appears that the Chinese restaurant Dumpling Daughter will be opening a third location on Coolidge Corner in Brookline. [Boston Restaurants]
Most Bicyclists Don't Wear Helmets.
According to a new study, of the 67 million people in the U.S. who ride bicycles, most are not wearing helmets. The study looked at over 70,000 instances where a cyclist suffered a head or neck injury and found that only 1 in 5 were wearing helmets. [CBS Boston]