Patriots Reach Two-Year Extension Deal with WR Julian Edelman
The deal is reported to include an $8 million signing bonus, with $12 million guaranteed. Some are speculating that the two-year timeline could be related to Brady’s retirement plans. [CBS Sports]

MGM No Longer Considering Purchase of Encore Boston Harbor From Wynn Resorts
MGM released a statement yesterday saying that they did not mean to provoke anxiety among stakeholders and that they believe its best to discontinue talks at this time. This announcement came only days after the announcement of MGM’s preliminary discussions with Wynn Resorts. [WCVB]

Fortune 500 Companies List of 2019 Includes 16 From Massachusetts
The list included General Electric in Boston, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in Boston, and Mass Mutual Life Insurance in Springfield. [Patch]

Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers for Boston Marathon Bomber Are Submitting Additional Paperwork
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have received approval to submit additional documentation in support of their appeal of his conviction and death sentence. This is in addition to their 500-page appellate brief submitted in December. []  

BPD Seeking Public’s Help to Identify Assault and Battery Suspects
In South Boston early Sunday morning, police received reports that an individual was being punched and kicked after an altercation over a noise complaint near 408 E. Third Street in South Boston. The assault was captured on video; police are seeking two white males. The victim had non-life-threatening injuries. [BPDNews]

Garden Remedies Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open in Newton on Saturday
The Cannabis Control Commission has granted approval for Garden Remedies to open for sales of adult-use cannabis at 697 Washington St. in Newton on May 25. Appointments are required. [WickedLocal]

Women’s Clothing Store Dressbarn Going Out of Business
If you need some billowy, floral-printed tops, now’s the time to run out to your local Dressbarn. The retailer announced that it is closing all 650 stores, including 24 in Massachusetts. ascena retail group says the closures will strengthen the financial health of its other brands. Timeframe for the closures is TBA. [WHDH]

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