Tuesday Headlines: April 9, 2019
A man has been arrested and charged in the Mattapan triple shooting on Saturday that left a grandmother dead; Red Sox receive their World Championship rings today; and conversion therapy for minors is officially banned in the state.
Man Charged in Saturday’s Shooting in Mattapan Which Killed Elderly Woman
The BPD announced on Monday that 37-year-old Anthony Davis of Mattapan was arrested and charged with a fourth-offense unlawful possession of a firearm in the investigation of Saturday’s triple shooting in Mattapan which resulted in the death of Eleanor Maloney. Maloney, a 74-year-old Mattapan resident, was killed in the crossfire. [BPD News]
Conversion Therapy for Minors Is Officially Banned in Massachusetts
On Monday, Governor Baker signed the legislation into law. It was overwhelmingly supported by the state legislature. MA is the 16th state to ban conversion therapy for minors, with critics of the practice citing the harmful effects and medically disproven basis for attempting to change a person’s sexual identity. [CBS Boston]
Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s!
On Tuesday April 9, stop by any Ben & Jerry’s between noon and 8:00 p.m. for a free scoop. All Boston-area locations are participating in the 40-year tradition. [Boston.com]
Red Sox Will Receive World Championship Rings at Opening Day Ceremony
Today is the Red Sox home opener. The game against the Toronto Blue Jays will be preceded by a 1:00 p.m. ceremony in which the Red Sox will receive their rings. [Boston.com]
MBTA Commuter Rail Will Offer Unlimited Rides for $15 on Patriots Day
The Marathon pass is available for purchase on the MBTA ticket app or on the train. For $15, you can ride the commuter rail all day. [UniversalHub]
Boston Crime Rates Are Down From 2018
BPD released statistics comparing the number of crimes from January to April in 2018 and 2019. Overall, crime is down by 9%, though there has been a small upticket in firearms-related arrests. [BPD News]
Friendly’s Restaurants Are Closing Three More Locations in MA
Last week, Friendly’s in Waltham shut its doors, and over the weekend the Framingham and Holden locations closed. More restaurants may close as building leases expire. [MassLive]