Local Headlines: September 24, 2019
New Research on Pollution Levels in Boston Area.
Research by Boston-area universities outlines the health risks for residents of Boston-area neighborhoods as a result of pollution from cars. [WGBH]
Massachusetts Immigration Advocacy Groups to Sue Trump Administration Over Deportations.
'Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston' is arguing that the expanded powers granted to immigration officials to enable "expedited removal" of certain immigrants who've been in the country for less than two years is a violation of due process law. [CBS Boston]
How Much You Save By Moving In With Someone.
In Boston, each person saves about $702 per month by moving in with a significant other, based on the average cost of groceries, internet, utilities, and rent. Really puts some economic pressure on Boston couples to get serious. This list ranks Boston as the #4 city for highest potential savings due to cohabitation. [TheBlackTux]
A Third Person Has Died From EEE in Massachusetts.
No information has been released about the third person to die from the Eastern equine encephalitis virus in Massachusetts this year. [WCVB]
Damage Caused By Restaurant Fire in Rowes Wharf in the Hundreds of Thousands.
Traffic was blocked off yesterday in parts of Boston's Seaport District as the Fire Department responded to a fire at Pasta Beach. It took about three hours to put the fire out. [NBC Boston]
More Bi-Level Coaches Coming to the Commuter Rail.
The MBTA's Fiscal and Management and Control Board has approved plans to source 80 new Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches. This is expected to increase capacity by over 14,00o seats per day. However, some suggest that this will be at the expense of efficiency, since it takes longer to load and unload the bi-level coaches due to the stairs. [MBTA]
Here's a Crowdsourced Map of Cider Donut Locations Across New England.
If you're looking to plan a trip around cider donuts, here's a map for you. [Reddit]