Local Headlines: September 23, 2019
Patriots Release Antonio Brown, Who Says He's Leaving the NFL.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown was only signed by the New England Patriots two weeks ago. Now, after he was charged with rape and sexual misconduct, the Patriots are letting him go. Brown only played one game for the team. For his part, Brown says he's done with the NFL, criticizing them for what he called a double standard compared to others like Patriots owner Robert Kraft. [Patch]
Rep. Joe Kennedy Makes It Official – He's Running.
Kennedy (D-MA) announced on Saturday that he would challenge Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) for his long-held seat in the 2020 election. [CBS Boston]
Second Person in MA Dies from EEE.
A man in his 70s from Bristol County has died after contracting the EEE virus, the 10th confirmed human case of mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis. [Boston.com]
Images From Friday's Youth Climate Strike.
On Friday, teens and young people gathered in Boston and in cities around the world to demand action from lawmakers to address climate change. It's estimated that there were about 7,000 in attendance at the Boston event which included a march from City Hall Plaza to the State House. [WBUR]
A New Study Recommends 7 Ways that Public Transportation in MA Could Be Improved.
Transit advocacy group TransitMatters has released a study on how to improve the efficiency of the MBTA in order to reduce travel times from Worcester to South Station to under an hour. Recommendations include electric trains, more frequent service, and abandoning most of the $2-3 billion expansion of South Station. [MassLive]
Fall Festivals and Chowder Fests in New England.
Boston.com rounded up the best festivals to look forward to this fall. Wear your comfy flannel and come hungry for clam chowder, oysters (freshly shucked), and cider. [Boston.com]
Most Scenic Drives for Fall Foliage.
It starts to get pretty all over the place this time of year, but if you want to see some stunning vistas of red, orange, and yellow trees, check out these routes around New England. [Boston Magazine]
Woman Runs Half-Marathon in Worcester MA By Herself, After Signing Up for an Event in a Different Worcester.
Sheila Pereira lives in Shrewsbury, so she thought it would be convenient to run a half-marathon in nearby Worcester. When she signed up for the event, she didn't notice that the event was actually to be held in Worcester, England. On the day of the event, she decided to run her 13 miles anyway. [Boston Globe]