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Yesterday in Boston: April 4, 2019

Yesterday in Boston: April 4, 2019

Jassy Correia's killer is indicted; MA residents demand the release of the Mueller report; and a racist question on the MCAS exam will not be scored.

Man Indicted in the Kidnapping Death of Jassy Correia

A federal grand jury indicted Louis Coleman in the kidnapping resulting in the death of Jassy Correia, the 23-year-old woman last seen leaving Boston nightclub Venu in February. Coleman’s sentencing is not yet scheduled, but he is eligible for the death penalty or life in prison. [Boston.com]

Boston Firefighters Respond to Two-Alarm Fire on Tremont Street Thursday Evening

No one was injured in the fire, which was limited to the exterior construction materials on a 24-story building. Cause of the fire is under investigation. [Patch]

Massachusetts Residents Rally for the Release of the Mueller Report

Activists rallied around the state yesterday to call for the public release of the full “Mueller Report” regarding the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential connections to Russia. Attorney General Bill Barr did not release the report by the April 2 deadline set by a House Committee. [Boston Globe]

Racist MCAS Question Removed By Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE)

The Boston Globe reported that for this spring’s MCAS exam, 10th-graders “were asked to write a journal entry from the perspective of a white woman who uses derogatory language toward a runaway slave and is conflicted about helping her.” After students and school administrators raised concerns, DESE announced that the question would not be scored. [Boston Globe]

Massachusetts Approves Funds for Women’s Health Centers That May Lose Federal Funding

Governor Charlie Baker approved a bill to ensure that the potential loss of federal funding to women’s reproductive health centers will not negatively impact women’s health providers in Massachusetts. [CBS Boston]

Recreational Marijuana Store in Newton Gets Initial License

Garden Remedies Inc. has been granted a license by the state Cannabis Control Commission to expand its medical marijuana dispensary on Washington Street in Newton into a dual medical and recreational marijuana store. It will likely be a few weeks before the state sends “commence operations” permission. A license was also granted to Mass Alternative Care in Chicopee for dual medical / recreational sales. [MassLive]

Dorchester Brewing Co to Build Roof Deck Expansion

The all-season greenhouse will feature a gameroom, garden, and both indoor and outdoor seating for restaurant guests. The expansion of the brewery on Mass Ave is projected to finish up in October this year. [Boston.com]