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Weekend Recap: May 18-19, 2019

Weekend Recap: May 18-19, 2019

Wynn Resorts Considers Sale of Everett Casino to MGM
The talks regarding the sale of the Encore Boston Harbor casino, slated to open in June, are reportedly still just exploratory. Casino operators Wynn Resorts and MGM released a joint statement on Friday regarding the preliminary talks. [WBUR]


Measles Case Confirmed in New Hampshire
A child in New Hampshire has been diagnosed with measles and visited several public locations while contagious with the disease. Health officials urge those with concerns about their potential exposure to contact the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services. [CBS Boston]


Proposed State Bill Would Allow Judges to Sentence Cop Killers with Death Penalty
Rep. Shaunna O’Connell and Rep. David DeCoste have filed a bill in response to the killings of officers Sean Gannon, Michael Chesna, and Ronald Tarentino. If the bill becomes law, persons over 18 who are convicted of murdering a police officer could face the death penalty in Massachusetts. [WCVB]


Body Found in the Woods at Franklin Park in Boston
Boston police are investigating after a man’s body was found on Saturday at the Franklin Park William J. Devine Golf Course. Police were initially called to respond to a brush fire outside the clubhouse. [NBC Boston]


Most Popular Baby Names in Massachusetts for 2018
The top baby names of 2018 are in, with Benjamin, Liam, and James leading the top boys’ names, and Emma, Olivia, and Charlotte topping the girls’ list. Nationwide, Liam and Emma are again the number one names, same as in 2017. [Patch]


The Daily Meal Lists Massachusetts Italian Restaurant Among Top Ten in America
Scampo in Boston made the list at #9 on The Daily Meal’s Top 50 Italian Restaurants in America. James Beard Award-winning chef Lydia Shire helms the “fun and playful” menu. [TheDailyMeal]


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