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Wednesday's Headlines: May 1, 2019

Wednesday's Headlines: May 1, 2019

Wynn Resorts Fined $35 Million; Gets to Keep Everett Casino License
Encore Boston Harbor, the new casino in the final stages of construction by Wynn Resorts in Everett, has been allowed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to keep its license, with a fine of $35 million after a “suitability” investigation for the casino operator's failure to address sexual misconduct by former company head Steve Wynn. [WCVB]


Dunkin Promises to Phase Out Styrofoam Cups This Year
If you are all about your retro styrofoam Dunkin cups, better start saving them, because on Tuesday the coffee beverage company announced that it would stop using styrofoam in Massachusetts stores by the end of 2019. Dunkin says a lot of time and testing went into selecting the new more eco-friendly paper cup material. [CBS Boston]


Massachusetts Stop and Shop Workers Sign Off on New Contract
Following an 11-day strike by grocery store workers, the union has agreed to a new three-year contract which provides for wage increases, fully-funded pensions, and time-and-a-half pay on Sundays. [Patch]


Boston Commutes Are Officially The Worst
A new study tells us what we already know: Boston is one of the worst cities in the U.S. for commuters. Boston is tied with New York City for second-worst city for car commuters, with an average commute of 40 minutes one way. [CurbedBoston]


Falmouth to Open Drug Court This May
There are 25 adult drug courts in Massachusetts already, with one more now opening in Falmouth in May. Drug courts focus on treatment and rehabilitation for substance abuse issues, instead of punishment and prison sentences for minor drug use offenders. Proponents of drug courts say that jail is an ineffective system for rehabilitating substance abusers. [Patch]


U.S. News Releases 2019 Ranking of the Country’s Top High Schools
Boston Latin Schools is the number one high school in Massachusetts, based on graduation rate and college readiness. The number one high school in the country is in South Carolina. [MassLive]


Texas Truck Driver Killed in Mass Pike Crash on Monday
Sterling Hullett, 49, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been identified as the truck driver who was killed in a rollover accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Brighton on Monday. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. [Boston.com]


Celtics and Bruins Lose Games Two and Three, Respectively
Yesterday was a disappointing day for Boston teams in the playoffs. The Bruins lost 1 - 2 to the Blue Jackets in game three, with Columbus leading the series now 2:1. The Celtics lost game two to the Bucks 103 - 123, with the series now tied.


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