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Thursday's Headlines: May 23, 2019

Thursday's Headlines: May 23, 2019

Boston Calling Starts Tomorrow – Leave Your Weed At Home
Police have said that they will being issuing tickets for anyone found with marijuana at the three-day music festival. Currently, it is illegal to consume marijuana in a public place in Massachusetts, though efforts are underway to create social consumption permits. [CBS Boston]

Encore Boston Harbor Receives Permit for Extended Drinking Hour
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved an extended drinking hour until 4 a.m. for players on the gaming floor of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett. The casino has confirmed that it will open as planned on June 23 at 10 a.m. [MassLive]

MFA Apologizes For Racism Against Students of Color
Seventh graders from a charter public school in Dorchester who were on a field trip as a reward for good grades were subjected to racist comments and profiling at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has issued an apology and is investigated the alleged mistreatment of these students. [WBUR]

Massachusetts Senate Debates State Budget Plan of $42.7 Billion
Discussion began this week and continues today around the budget plan which includes a proposed tax on pharmaceutical companies selling opioids in the Massachusetts. Nursing home advocates are rallying for additional funding from the state. [NECN]

Questions Surround the Death of Amesbury Girl Dropped Off at ER
No one has been charged in the death of 13-year-old Chloe Ricard of Amesbury, who was dropped off in an unresponsive condition at hospital in Lawrence and pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the E.R. The investigation is ongoing. [ABC]

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Faces Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery in Boston
Batali will be arraigned in Boston tomorrow for an alleged groping incident two years ago. A woman says that he groped and kissed her while taking a selfie. So far he has denied the allegations. [CBS]

Theater Productions in Boston This Summer
WBUR has compiled a list of the plays coming to Boston this summer. Check out these 14 productions in and around Boston. [WBUR]

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