Companies from Boston featured on the “Best Outlook for 2019” list; Yawkey Station will change its name; an Uber driver is arrested for rape; and Uber riders are also terrible.


9 Companies in Boston Area Ranked on Comparably’s Best Outlook for 2019
Making the list for large companies was Hubspot in Cambridge (#1), Dynatrace in Waltham (#8), and Jabra in Boston (#39). Small-to-medium sized companies were Drift in Boston (#3), TaxJar in Woburn (#17), and Buildium in Boston (#27). [Comparably]

Trillium Brewery to Open Fenway Location This Year
The popular Boston brewery will open an indoor/outdoor taproom on the lawn of 401 Park. Opening date TBD. [Trillium Brewing]

New Poem By Boston’s Poet Laureate. (Boston Has a Poet Laureate.)
She is Porsha Olayiwola, 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Her latest book of poetry is due later in 2019. []

Robert Kraft Still Trying to Prevent the Public Release of those Tapes
Now his lawyers are arguing that the police did not have the right to record all the events in the massage parlor. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. [Boston Globe]

MBTA’s Yawkey Station Renamed “Lansdowne Station”
Starting April 8th, Yawkey Station will be called “Lansdowne Station.” This move comes after the renaming of Yawkey Way last year following public outcry over the legacy of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, known for his resistance to racial integration in baseball. []

Parents Accused in College Admissions Scandal Appear in Boston Court
The parents facing charges last week include the heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune as well as a Silicon Valley investor. [Boston Globe]

Case Could Be Reopened Against Boston Officials Accused of Extortion
The case was originally dismissed, but U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling successfully appealed the dismissal and may seek to press charges against Timothy Sullivan and Kenneth Brissette. The City Hall officials were accused of extortion for demanding the hire of union stagehands in exchange for city permits for the 2014 Boston Calling festival. [Boston Globe]


Uber Driver Arrested On Rape Charges
37-year-old Uber driver Daudah Mayanja from Waltham was arrested after police received reports of an alleged sexual assault on Storrow Drive around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. [Patch]

Uber Riders Are Also Terrible
An Uber driver was verbally assaulted by student athletes from College of the Holy Cross who were caught on camera using homophobic slurs at the driver, kicking his car, and throwing his CDs into the street when he refused them a ride because their group would not fit in his car. [Telegram]

Police Still Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver
On Friday, a woman in the Seaport District was hit by a stolen Amtrak pickup truck. The driver also sideswiped several cars, then abandoned the stolen vehicle and ran off into a parking garage. Police are still searching for the suspect. [Patch]

Man Wearing Mask Will Punch You
A man wearing a face mask punched a guy at the Green Street MBTA Station in Jamaica Plain. The masked man was arrested. The other guy was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Stay away from masked men. [NECN]

Boston Celtics Fan Banned From the Garden for Two Years for Racial Slur
A Boston fan directed the n-word at Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins. The racist fan will be banned from TD Garden until the end of next season and no one will
miss him. [CBS Boston]

Is This News

The Bachelorette Filmed in Boston Area on Thursday Last Week
Alabama bachelorette Hannah Brown was spotted filming scenes for The Bachelorette’s Season 15 around Boston on Thursday. The reality tv show chronicles a 100% real romance, of which the rest of us can only dream. []

Man Wins the Lottery for a Second Time
Lucky man James Peddle just won a million dollars in the lottery, only five years after he won ten million on a scratch ticket. Both tickets were from a Barre store, so something is clearly going on there. [Patch]

Skunk Rescue
A charmingly curious Billerica skunk got his head stuck in a can of Bud Light. In the care of the good folks at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton, he should be ok. Neighborhood crime watch for anyone littering beer cans at unsuspecting wildlife. [Patch]