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Wednesday's Headlines: May 29, 2019

Wednesday's Headlines: May 29, 2019

Biometric Company Begins Service At Logan, Allowing Passengers to Skip Lines
For $179 a year, you can sign up for biometric scanning to bypass long security lines at the airport. Biometrics company Clear is installing equipment at Logan this week that confirms passengers’ identities by fingerprint and retinal scan. Installation will begin at the security checkpoint in Terminal A, where Delta and Southwest operate. The service is said to be faster than TSA PreCheck. [The Boston Globe]


The Esplanade’s Statue of Arthur Fieldler Gets Outfitted With Bruins Helmet
On the Esplanade, there’s a huge statue of conductor Arthur Fielder’s head, and it’s now sporting a Bruins helmet. The 17-foot helmet was commissioned by the nonprofit Esplanade Association and created by the Heritage Flag Co. of Allston. Let’s hope it brings the Bruins good luck tonight! [Boston.com]

Report By U.S. Census Bureau Shows How Much Massachusetts Spends Per Child on Education
Massachusetts spent $16,197 per student in 2017, making it the state with the eighth-highest spending in the country, at almost 33 percent above the national average. Patch reports: “Instructional costs including teacher salaries and benefits accounted for $10,000 of that amount; the rest went for support services including administration.” [Patch]


Boston Police Department Confirms No Marijuana Citations Issued at Boston Calling
After reports last week that warned of potential citations for public marijuana consumption at Boston Calling, journalist Felicia Gans of the Boston Globe checked in with the Boston Police Department. Spokesman and Sergeant Detective John Boyle confirmed that no marijuana-related arrests or tickets were issued at the Boston Calling music festival over the long weekend. This was reported in “The Daily Rip” email newsletter from the Boston Globe.


Judge Dismisses Lawsuit By Mount Ida College Students
Students from the now-defunct Mount Ida College had sued the school for failing to inform them of its financial woes and for sharing their academic information with UMass Dartmouth without their consent. The judge ruled that the college had no duty to inform students of their financial situation and that the records were shared in good faith in an effort to help students transition to a successor school. [MassLive]


Don’t Drive to Encore Boston Harbor on Opening Day
Officials are warning of massive traffic jams when the Everett casino opens on June 23. If you plan to be in the area, opt for public transportation. There are 2,900 parking spaces, none of which are reserved for Wynn Resorts employees. [MassLive]