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Thursday's Headlines: April 25, 2019

Thursday's Headlines: April 25, 2019

Pro-Life Rhode Island Man Arrested for Sending Death Threats to Massachusetts Professor
30-year-old Matthew Haviland of North Kingstown, Rhode Island was arrested and charged with cyberstalking and detailed threats of bodily harm to an unnamed Massachusetts professor. He also left threatening voicemails at a women’s health clinic. [WPRI]


Should Boston Residents Pay for Parking Stickers?
Currently, residential parking permits are free in Boston, but City Councillor Michelle Wu has proposed to start charging $25 annually in an effort to make more curb space. Parking permits would continue to be free for seniors and low-income residents. Yesterday the Council debated the issue, with some councillors saying that the fee would “punish middle class residents.” [Boston.com]


Charlie Baker Supports Massport Proposal for Lyft/Uber Dropoff Area at Logan
The proposal would centralize all ridehailing services like Uber and Lyft dropoffs and pickups to Logan Airport's Central Parking Garage. The plan would also include a $5.00 fee on ridesharing services to and from Logan. [Boston.com]


Cannabis Control Commission Will Convene Today
Several major policy decisions are scheduled for discussion, such as the state's social equity program which offers assistance to communities who have been disproportionately affected by the prohibition of marijuana. [Boston Globe]


Almost Half of All Recreational Marijuana Users Think It’s Safe to Drive While High
A survey showed that nearly half of the cannabis users in the U.S. consider it to be “safe” or “mostly safe” to drive while high. In Massachusetts, if you are pulled over for impaired driving, you may be charged with an OUI (operating under the influence). [Buzzfeed]


Boston Rainfall This Week Beat an 82-Year Record
On Monday, Boston got 2.3 inches of rain, beating the previous record from 1937 for most inches in a single day at 1.89 inches. [Patch]


U.S. House Representatives Clark and Pressley Differ on Impeachment
Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) offered different takes on what the Mueller Report means in terms of a possible impeachment. Pressley says the grounds for impeachment are there; Clark has taken the more cautious approach advocated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to wait and see. [Boston Globe]