Funding for shark attack response on Cape Cod; Boston Police ask for public's help in identifying hit-and-run driver in Seaport last week; and no one wants to work for the MBTA.

Police Are Still Trying to Find the Hit-and-Run Driver Who Hit a Woman in the Seaport

The Boston Police Department released a photo of the suspect (see link) who ran off after driving erratically, running over a woman’s foot, and bumping into several cars in the Seaport District last week. Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police detectives at (617) 343-4742. [BPD News]

Seven Massachusetts Hospitals Among the World’s Best, Ranked By Newsweek

Massachusetts General Hospital made the list of the top ten hospitals globally, at #6. The list took into account patient surveys, medical expert recommendations, and key performance indicators for hospitals. [Newsweek]

Cape Cod Receives Funding for Shark Attack Response

Six towns on the Cape will receive almost $400,000 from the state to improve response times in the event of a shark attack. Last summer, two swimmers were attacked by Great Whites, one fatally. This was the first shark attack death in Massachusetts since 1936. [Boston Globe]

No One Wants to Work for the MBTA

Since 2015, the MBTA has not been able to hire enough new employees to keep up with turnover. Of the 3,000 plus employees who have left, 56% left because they found work elsewhere or were let go. 44% retired. [Commonwealth Magazine]

Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Spoke at Northeastern University on Wednesday

Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, (pronounced “boot-edge-edge”) spoke with WBUR reporter Kimberly Atkins in a “Millenials in Politics” forum. Northeastern tweeted a statement by the young politician: “We’re going to have to build a generational alliance” to solve the problems we’re faced with. [Twitter]

Large Marijuana Companies May Be Exceeding State Limits on Pot Shop Ownership

Curaleaf has already sought state licenses to sell medical marijuana at three locations, and to sell recreational marijuana at three different locations, hitting the state maximum. But they are now seeking to acquire another pot shop. [Boston Globe]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Prepares to Open in Woburn

Opening later this month, the Woburn location will be the flagship store for Sanctuary Medicinals, which also has a medical dispensary in Plymouth, NH along with a store in Gardner, MA that sells recreational pot. [Patch]


Nationwide Recall of 20,000 Pounds of Beef Shipped to Schools All Over U.S.

The recall is not specific about which states were shipped this meat which may be contaminated with plastic in the ready-to-eat beef patties produced by AdvancePierre Foods. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a warning for schools to double check the meat in their freezers. [Fox News]

Low-Income Housing Is on the Decline in Massachusetts

According to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, there is a shortage of affordable housing for low-income households in Massachusetts. [WBUR]

Woman Charged for Operating a $14 Million Dollar Online Marijuana Delivery Service

Deana Martin of Milton, MA was allegedly taking in $80,000 per month through her illegal website Northern Herb. She had over 25 employees whom she paid in cash. [NBC Boston]

Check the Schedule for Street Sweeping in Boston

If you’re worried about getting towed or fined, sign up at this link for email alerts the night before they sweep your street. [City of Boston]

Medford Woman Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant; Gives Birth At Home

First responders arrived after she had already given birth. They gave the baby oxygen and transported both mom and baby to a hospital for assessment. [Patch]