Local Headlines: September 10, 2019
Mayor Walsh Sets Up Savings Accounts for Boston Kindergartners.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's Boston Saves initiative is putting $50 in savings accounts for every kindergartner. The cash becomes available when the student graduates high school, to help pay for higher education or job training. [Boston.com]
High Court Affirms DA Rollins' Authority Not to Prosecute Protesters of the Straight Pride Parade.
Judge Richard Sinnott had previously rejected the motion by the office of District Attorney Rachael Rollins to dismiss charges against those arrested at the Straight Pride Parade on non-violent charges, with no criminal record. Now the high court justice has ruled that Judge Sinnott has no authority to force prosecution when the DA files to drop charges. [Patch]
David Ortiz Throws First Pitch At Fenway Last Night.
Three months after he was shot in the Dominican Republic, David Ortiz made his first public appearance, throwing the first pitch at the Red Sox game against the Yankees last night. [CBS Sports]
Giants Fan Accused of Threatening to Shoot Up Gillette Stadium.
Following the signing of Antonio Brown to the Patriots, a Giants fan living in New England posted online threats directed at Gillette Stadium. In this climate, police take such comments very seriously. Tobias Gray was arrested by East Providence police on Sunday. [MassLive]
Learn the Science of Cooking, For Free.
Harvard University is continuing its public Science and Cooking Public Lecture series this fall, featuring speakers like chef José Andrés. The lectures will be on Mondays throughout the fall, seating on a first-come, first-served basis. [Boston.com]
Cannabis Control Commission Shuts Down Two Locations.
Retail marijuana operator Nova Farms has been ordered to cease operations in Sheffield and Attleboro while CCC investigates allegations that owner Mark Rioux conspired to evade Massachusetts drug law. [Salem News]
Warren's Diverse Campaign Staff May Improve Her Chances With Black Voters.
U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren still has a ways to go if she is going to win over black voters, but she's done a lot to impress women of color in Boston. [WBUR]
Five-Year-Old Girl in Sudbury in Critical Condition After Contracting EEE Virus.
The mosquitoes are still out there. Two new cases emerged last week, including a five-year-old girl from Sudbury who is in the hospital in critical condition. A 60-year-old woman from Northborough was also diagnosed with EEE, bringing the total number of cases to 7. Public health departments continue to spray for mosquitoes in high-risk areas. [Boston 25 News]
Rough Guides Travel Book Names 5 Massachusetts Locations Among Top 1000 Places to Visit.
The new edition of the Rough Guides travel guide will be released in October. This year's edition includes five New England destinations among the top 1,000 places to visit in the world. Among these are the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA; Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest; and the Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, ME. [Boston.com]