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Thursday's Headlines: May 2, 2019

Thursday's Headlines: May 2, 2019

President Trump Says Elizabeth Warren Should Resign:
In a classic one-upping playground move, President Trump has called for Warren’s resignation the week after she called for his impeachment. Speaking to a conservative Boston radio show, Trump said that Warren had “defrauded” the American people by claiming Native American heritage. Warren said that the Mueller Report laid the groundwork for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings. [MassLive]


Police Still Searching for Somerville Bank Robber Who Fired at Officer:
The shots missed. Police shut down areas around Davis Square this morning as they searched for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Middlesex Savings Bank and fled on foot. One person is in custody. Police say this person’s role is not known, but he is apparently not the shooter. [WGBH]


High Rate of Anti-Semitic Incidents in Massachusetts in 2018:
According to a report by the Anti-Defamation League, Massachusetts has the fourth highest rate in the U.S. of attacks on persons of Jewish heritage, with 144 reported acts of anti-Semitism in 2018. There were three assaults and 141 acts of vandalism. This report comes after another attack on a synagogue in California last week in which one person was killed. [Patch]


Two Illegal Immigrants Detained by ICE Agents in Suffolk District Courthouses:
In defiance of the policy memo released by Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins stating that she is to be notified if ICE agents show up at court, and perhaps in response to the lawsuit announced this week by DAs Rollins and Marian Ryan, ICE agents took two men into custody. [Boston 25 News]


Teacher Salaries in Massachusetts Are Third Highest in the Country:
With the third highest pay rates in the country, the average teacher in Massachusetts makes around $80,000 per year, according to a report by the National Education Association. [NEA]


Why Massachusetts’ Marijuana Industry Is Controlled By the Few:
It’s hard to break into marijuana retail in Massachusetts, unless you know or can pay for a politician or lobbyist to pull some strings for you. Despite regulatory efforts to restrict the number of stores a single company can operate, national marijuana retailers are swooping in to MA and grabbing up more than their share of licenses under different branding. [Boston Globe]


“Yappier Hour” at Liberty Hotel in Boston Receives Permission From City:
Liberty Hotel hosts a weekly dog-friendly event during the warmer months where dog owners are invited to bring their pups to the hotel’s courtyard and sip on cocktails. This joyful event was abruptly cancelled on Monday after the hotel received a note from the City of Boston citing concerns about “serving drinks while there are dogs present.” Apparently the hotel failed to file the proper paperwork. All is in order now, so next week’s dog-friendly event will take place as scheduled. [Boston 25 News]


Massachusetts Will Be Visited By a Giant Mirrored Hot Air Balloon:
This summer, a public art project created by Doug Aitken, called “New Horizon,” will grace the skies of Massachusetts for two weeks in July. It is what it sounds like: a hot air balloon that is also a spherical mirror. [WBUR]


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