Local Headlines: September 4, 2019
Twitter User Reports Racist MBTA Driver Yesterday Morning.
The MBTA has responded and will investigate a report that a driver was refusing to let black people on the bus. This incident allegedly took place on Route 19 to Kenmore from Fields Corner, the 7:35 bus, at the bus stop on Geneva Avenue and Olney Street. [Twitter]
DA Rollins Criticizes Judge for Denying Leniency for Dozens of Protesters Arrested at Straight Pride Parade.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said that many of the arrests were in violation of First Amendment rights and that Judge Richard Sinnott should dismiss charges against many of the protesters. [Patch]
These Awesome Concerts Are Coming to Boston This Fall.
WBUR has compiled a list of the top 10 musical events in the city this fall including Cliff Notez (Sept. 13), Lizzo (Sept. 17), and the FreshGrass Festival (Sept. 20-22) in North Adams at MASS MoCA. [WBUR]
Only One Storrowing Event During Move-In Weekend.
Well done, students and parents of students who moved in at college campuses and apartments across the city last weekend! Only one moving truck got stuck under a bridge on Storrow Drive during this year's "Allston Christmas." [Boston.com]
Speaking of Move-In Day, Harrison Ford Was Hanging Out In Amherst.
Ford was in town with wife Calista Flockhart to move their son in to Amherst College. He's been sighted around town before at noted local establishments including Antonio's pizza. [MassLive]
It's Technically Legal, But It Looks Fishy.
The construction firm in charge of development projects in Dorchester, East Boston, and Roxbury is run by James Christopher, the son of Boston's Inspectional Services Department Director, William "Buddy" Christopher. The elder Christopher founded the firm Roche-Christopher Architecture, and severed all legal ties with the group when they were selected for these construction projects, over which his office has regulatory oversight. [Bay State Banner]