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Weekend Recap: April 13-14, 2019

Weekend Recap: April 13-14, 2019

Watching the Boston Marathon: What to Leave At Home
If you decide to brave the crowds, make your day a little easier by following the city’s security guidelines: leave your backpack at home. Over 7,000 police and security staff will be monitoring the route. Also be aware of your MBTA transportation options. The first runners start at 8:40 a.m. [Mass.gov]


Residents of Maine and Massachusetts Get Two Extra Days to File Their Taxes
For most of the country, April 15th is the deadline to file your taxes. But Massachusetts and Maine residents get two extra days, thanks to Monday’s state holiday (Patriots Day is celebrated in both states) and an IRS holiday on April 16th. [Business Insider]


Fisher Price Issues Recall for the Rock ‘N Play Sleeper After 30 Infant Deaths
After the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning last week, Fisher Price has recalled all versions of the Rock ‘n Play sleeper or rocker. Since the product’s release in 2009, 30 infants have died while using the device, marketed for “all-night sleep.” Fisher Price has published instructions for getting a refund or credit if you own a Rock n’ Play. [Patch]

Recalled April 12, 2019: Fisher Price Rock 'n Play sleeper (Image via CSPC)


Stop and Shop Strike Continues Through Day Four
Stop and Shop union workers continued their walk-out protest after the union was unable to reach a new contract agreement with the grocery chain employer. The workers are protesting the company’s proposed cuts to wages and benefits. [NECN]


Boston Planning Agency Approves Shopping and Entertainment Development in Roxbury
The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved plans for the development of eight city-owned acres on Tremont Street in Roxbury to build a multi-use complex, featuring apartments, shopping, offices, restaurants, a museum of African American culture, and a parking garage. [Boston Globe]


UMass Minutemen Take Second Place in NCAA Hockey Championship
No one expected UMass to ever get this far, and on Saturday their Cinderella story came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Minnesota Duluth. [NCAA]


Cell Phone Video Captures Assault on a Pregnant Woman in Quincy  
Two men threw punches at a pregnant woman and her boyfriend after words were exchanged when the men saw her throwing up. A bystander caught the attack on video. The men will face charges for assault and battery. [Boston 25 News]


Police Confiscate the Drone That Flew Over Fenway During Thursday’s Red Sox Game
Boston Police tracked down the drone and its operator, who is identified only as “a juvenile.” There are serious consequences for violating FAA drone regulations, up to $250,000 in fines. [CBS Boston]


Two Men Shot and Killed in Mattapan on Saturday
Boston Police are investigating the deaths of two men, both in their 40s, near 12 Violet Street in Mattapan. They were transported to the local area hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. [BPD News]