August 3rd Beantown Rundown

  • Swimmers were told to stay away from the Charles River’s Lower Basin in Boston and Cambridge due to a cyanobacteria bloom outbreak. More here.
  • Governor Baker filed a bill on Wednesday that would give shoppers a sales tax free weekend on August 19-20. More here.
  • TSA discovered a 9mm pistol in a man’s carry on at Logan Airport Wednesday morning. More here.
  • The tenth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history has reached $323 million, $199 million after taxes.
  • Boston Police took to the streets Monday evening to reject Trump’s police brutality remarks during his speech to public enforcement officials earlier this week. More here.
  • Cambridge’s Bon Appetit is a finalist for the 2017 edition of “Hot 10,” a list of the best new restaurants in America. More here.
  • Plans for an upgraded Boston Convention Center went ahead on Wednesday at an estimated cost of $1 billion and 1.3 million square foot expansion. More here.
  • Hundreds of people went to Amazon’s Fall River job fair in search for one of the 700 shipping and packaging jobs offered on Wednesday. More here.
  • Remember to wish the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, happy birthday tomorrow! The Ugg sponsor turns 40 on Thursday.

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