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Weekend Recap: April 6-7, 2019

Weekend Recap: April 6-7, 2019

Body of missing Wentworth student found; shortage of foster families in MA; and MA residents are less likely to be audited by the IRS than residents of other states.


Body of Missing Wentworth Student Max Carbone of Nahant Has Been Found in Roxbury

No foul play is suspected. Police say that Carbone was last seen at a party early Saturday morning between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. [CBS Boston]

Taxes Are Due April 15: How Likely Are You To Be Audited?

ProPublica compiled income tax filing data from counties around the U.S., with an interactive map showing which areas get audited more often. The national average was 7.7 audits per 1,000 filings. According to the analysis, all counties in Massachusetts are below the national average audit rate. [ProPublica]

Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play

A warning was released last week for customers to stop using the Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play once a baby is around three months old and can roll over. Since 2015, ten infants have died while using the rocker; all were three months or older. No recall has been issued, as the rocker is considered safe when used correctly, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating. [CNN]

Shortage of Foster Families in Massachusetts

Due to increased demand on the foster care system, in part due to families broken up by opioid addiction, there are not enough beds for all the kids under the care of DCF. Kids may have to wait all night with social workers until a bed is found, perhaps on the other side of the state, and they may be shuffled three times or more during their time in foster care. [Boston Globe]

Activists Calling for State Approval for Supervised Injection Sites

There may be a rally at the statehouse today, with activists calling on the legislature and Governor Baker to approve the creation of safe drug injection sites staffed with medical personnel in hopes of preventing fatal overdoses. [WBUR]

Peanut Allergy Sufferers Can Still Enjoy Some Red Sox Games

The Red Sox will have allergy-friendly games that feature a peanut-free seating area on designated dates so that everyone can attend the game without going into anaphylactic shock. See the link for upcoming dates and ticket information. [Patch]

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Rejects Plea Deal

Friday was the deadline for Kraft to agree to a plea deal, which would have meant acknowledging guilt. Kraft is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, which he denies. It looks like the case will go to trial, and Kraft will plead not guilty and will probably get away with just a fine and only months of jail time because that’s the world we live in. [USA Today]

Top Public Colleges List Includes 12 Higher Learning Institutions in Massachusetts

A report by Business First ranked the 250 best public colleges and universities in the U.S., with 12 schools from Massachusetts making the list. UMass Amherst was #40. [bizjournals]

Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines Begins Direct Flights Between Boston and Honolulu

This is now the longest interstate direct flight you can take, at 5,095 miles. Going west, against the jet streams from Boston to Honolulu, the flight takes about 11.5 hours. From Honolulu to Boston, it’s around 10 hours. Travelers will fly 5,095 miles. [USA Today]