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Tuesday's Headlines: May 21, 2019

Tuesday's Headlines: May 21, 2019

Red Line Train Derailment This Morning
Commuters are cramming into shuttle buses in place of the MBTA Red Line this morning after a train derailed near Dorchester. Buses are shuttling people between Ashmont and JFK/UMass. [NBC Boston]

It’s Illegal to Serve Cannabis-Infused Meals in Boston
A spokeswoman from Mayor Walsh’s office reiterated the city’s position that restaurant operators and dining pop-ups cannot serve marijuana-infused meals to the public, since “marijuana-derived food additives have not been approved by the FDA.” However, the Cannabis Control Commission recently voted to allow licensing for pot cafes for social consumption. [EaterBoston]

Senator Ed Markey Will Face a Challenger in the 2020 Democratic Primary
Labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan has announced her bid for Ed Markey’s Senate seat. She has championed workers’ rights, heading a 2013 class-action lawsuit against Uber by its workers which resulted in the ride-hailing company agreeing to a $20 million settlement. [WBUR]

Speculation About MGM Springfield If Wynn Sells Encore to MGM
Current laws by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission prohibit casino operators from having more than one license in the state. If Wynn Resorts agrees to sell Encore Boston Harbor to MGM, it’s possible that MGM would have to leave Springfield. The casino operators released a joint statement last week saying that talks were preliminary. [22News]

BPD Cruiser Hits Toddler
A 1-year-old girl was hit by a Boston Police cruiser last night on Shawmut Ave in Roxbury. The girl suffered minor injuries including a broken collarbone. The incident was captured on video. [Boston25]

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