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Yesterday in Boston: April 2, 2019

Yesterday in Boston: April 2, 2019

Most of the bridges in Massachusetts need repairs; a commuter train derailed in Somerville; and Massachusetts is less stressed out than other states.

Almost 10% of Bridges in Massachusetts Are Structurally Deficient

According to an ARTBA report, 9.2% (481 of 5,215 bridges in the state) are "structurally deficient," and over 90% are in need of repairs on some level. The 10 most traveled bridges in this category are listed on the report. [ARTBA]


Fourth Child Dies From Flu in Massachusetts

The most recent child to die from flu-related complications was a teenage boy from Middlesex County. Public health officials emphasize how important it is for everyone over the age of 6 months to receive the flu vaccine every year. This flu season may be almost over now. [Patch]


Commuter Rail Train Goes Off the Tracks in Somerville

On Tuesday morning, an MBTA Rockport line train came off the rails in Somerville. The train was moving at a low-speed, so it did not turn over. The 300 passengers were transferred to another train. [NBC Boston]


Fleetwood Mac Cancels Tuesday Night’s Concert at the TD Garden Due to Illness

The show will be rescheduled, and fans who are unable to make the new date are eligible for a refund. [WCVB]


Massachusetts Gaming Commission Says Wynn Resorts Concealed Allegations of Sexual Misconduct By Company Founder Steve Wynn

The 200-page report concludes that Wynn executives were aware of the accusations but did not pursue investigations or notify the board, as company policy required. Tuesday was the first day of a three-day hearing to determine the licensing status of the Encore Boston Harbor casino. [Boston Globe]


Massachusetts Is Less Stressed Out Than Other States

According to data analysis by WalletHub, Massachusetts is one of the least stressed states based on metrics around work, money, family, and health/safety. Only Utah and Minnesota are less stressed. [WalletHub]


But We’re Only #8 for Most Unaffordable Housing

Top most unaffordable cities were Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Boston’s median income is $62,000, while median home price is $625,000, which with those numbers would mean a person would be paying over 56% of their income to their mortgage and property taxes. [RealtyHop]


New Music and Sports Venue ‘The TRACK at new balance’ Begins Construction at Boston Landing in Brighton

The facility is expected to be completed in 2021. It will have 3,500 seats, an indoor track, hard court, and multi-use turf field space. [MassLive]


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