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Weekend Recap: May 4-5, 2019

Weekend Recap: May 4-5, 2019

Uber Drivers Across the Country to Strike on Wednesday
The ride-hailing app company is going public on Thursday, and Uber drivers plan to strike on Wednesday over wages. The Boston Independent Drivers Guild has announced that it would join the nationwide strike, asking passengers not to use Uber on Wednesday in solidarity. [WBUR]


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Visited Brookline to Endorse a Town Selectman
The freshman congresswoman from New York came to Brookline over the weekend to give her support to Raul Fernandez, who is running for the Brookline Select Board. They have been friends since she was a student at Boston University and he worked in a program there. [Patch]


Airbnb Lawsuit: Judge Puts Temporary Block on Some of Boston’s Regulations for Short-Term Rentals, But Upholds Fine
A federal judge has ruled on the legality of short-term rental ordinances recently enacted by the City of Boston. In Airbnb’s lawsuit against the city, US District Judge Leo Sorokin ruled that Boston cannot ban a short-term rental service from the city for failing to remove listings that violate the ordinance, but also upheld Boston’s plan to fine the rental operator $300 per day for bookings that violate the ordinance. [Boston Globe]  


Boston Holds 51st Annual Walk for Hunger By Project Bread
Thousands came out on Sunday to run the 5k or walk the 20 mile loop starting and ending at the Boston Common. Proceeds from the annual event go toward local hunger prevention efforts. [WHDH]


Chris Evans Spotted Filming Scenes in Belmont
Fans were delighted to see the Captain America and Avengers star (and Sudbury native) in Belmont on Friday as he filmed scenes for a tv mini-series, ‘Defending Jacob.’ Evans plays a District Attorney whose teenage son is accused of murder, based on the book of the same name by William Landay. [CBS Boston]


Quincy Not Interested in Mayor’s Newly Proposed Terms for the Long Island Bridge
Mayor Marty Walsh offered the city of Quincy the right to approve developments on the island (aside from his planned rehab center and the existing summer camp). However, Quincy officials remain adamant that they want no bridge, citing reasons including increased traffic and the impact on residents of the Squantum neighborhood. [Boston Globe]


GoFundMe Page for Sweet Shy Pit Bull Dumped in Malden Cemetery
She was found at Forestdale Cemetery in Malden, malnourished after roaming alone for several days until animal control could finally coax her over to them. Lisa Cutting, dog rehabilitator and owner of Oceanview Kennel in Revere, has started a GoFundMe to cover the dog’s medical expenses, and thanks to local news coverage, she has more than met her funding goal. [CBS Boston]