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Wednesday's Headlines: April 17, 2019

Wednesday's Headlines: April 17, 2019

Video of Marine Crawling Across Boston Marathon Finish Line Goes Viral
Micah Herndon, a Marine veteran from Ohio who served in Afghanistan, refused offers for help as he crawled toward the finish line, repeating the names of three of his fellow soldiers who were killed in a bombing. [YouTube]


Ray Bourque Apologized to Stop & Shop Workers for Crossing Picket Line
Ray Bourque, retired Bruins defenseman, has issued an apology on Twitter for crossing the picket line at the North Andover Stop & Shop. He said it was an accident due to his medical condition that necessitated a stop at the grocery store, but that he would make it up to the union workers by standing with them on the picket line once his medical condition is resolved. [Boston.com]


Where Are You Getting Your Groceries During the Stop & Shop Strike?
While more than 30,000 Stop & Shop employees are on strike, many loyal customers are going elsewhere for their groceries. Shoppers have noticed increasing crowds at other regional stores. Stop & Shop has apologized for its limited offerings during the strike. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have offered their support to the striking workers. [necn]


Massachusetts ROE Act Would Expand Abortion Access - Faces Opposition From Church Groups and Republicans
The proposed ROE Act, a bill filed by would eliminate the need for parental consent for girls under the age of 18, and it would for abortions after 24 weeks if the fetus was determined non-viable. Currently abortions are only permitted after 24 weeks if the mother’s life is at risk. Massachusetts Republican Party chair Jim Lyons referred to the ROE Act as a "radical infanticide bill,” while Catholic leaders called it “extreme.” Governor Baker is against the proposed changes to current law. [Patch]


Marijuana Black Market Is Still Thriving in Massachusetts
Those purchasing weed under the table cite convenience and cost as their motivating factors. While there are 15 stores open (or soon to open) that sell recreational marijuana, the dispensaries are scattered around the state and sales are heavily taxed at up to 20%. [Boston Globe]


Comedians Pete Davidson and John Mulaney Will Perform Together in Boston
On May 6, Davidson and Mulaney, both of SNL (Davidson is still a cast member; Mulaney was on the writing team) will put on a charity benefit show, with the proceeds going to the Lynn soup kitchen, My Brother’s Table. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. [Boston.com]


Five Open Air Beer Gardens Coming to Boston
The Globe has published a list of five outdoor beer gardens that will be hosted in Boston this spring and summer. The soonest one to open will the The Patios on Boston City Hall Plaza on May 2 at 5 p.m. [Boston Globe]



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