August 5th Beantown Rundown

A fire broke out at one of the city’s oldest restaurants, the historic Union Oyster House, causing damage to the building. More here. Venezia Restaurant in Boston, Ocean House Restaurant in Dennis Port, and Twenty-Eight Atlantic in East Harwich all made the list of the 100 most scenic restaurants in American for 2017 by Open Table. See the full list here. Boston Public Schools Superintendent … Continue reading August 5th Beantown Rundown

Former Boston Real Estate Executive to be French Ambassador

President Trump has picked Jamie McCourt to be the U.S. ambassador to France and Monaco. McCourt and her ex-husband Frank McCourt had vast holdings in Boston’s Seaport district and the two were co-owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The McCourts were one of the first investors in the Seaport District and helped turn 24 aces of parking lots and empty land into a bustling new … Continue reading Former Boston Real Estate Executive to be French Ambassador

Protesters Seek Release of MIT Janitor

Dozens of people gathered at the Suffolk County House of Corrections to protest the detainment of MIT janitor, Francisco Rodriguez on Thursday. Rodriguez has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement since July 13 after he was denied a “stay of removal,” which is a temporary postponement that prevents the Department of Homeland Security from carrying out an order of removal. Rodriguez was not allowed … Continue reading Protesters Seek Release of MIT Janitor

Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on June 16th for the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. 15 months of the sentence will be served in prison plus a period of supervised probation. Carter had repeatedly told Roy to kill himself over text, and ordered him to get back into a … Continue reading Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

August 4th Beantown Rundown

President Trump called New Hampshire “a drug-infested den” during a conversation with Mexican President Pena Nieto. Read the full transcript of the conversation here. The majority of students accepted into the incoming freshman class at Harvard are not white. More here. The Governor of Maine Paul LePage has blasted Maine’s U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King for voting against the GOP proposal to repeal … Continue reading August 4th Beantown Rundown

Massachusetts to Consider Registration on Election Day

A new report has found that registration on Election Day increases overall voter turnout. More than a dozen states have already incorporated same day registration including Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is responsible of overseeing elections, said that he is not opposed to the idea of same-day registration, but has asked for extra funding to pay for additional equipment. … Continue reading Massachusetts to Consider Registration on Election Day

Trump Backer Geoff Diehl Launches Senate Bid

Outspoken Trump supporter, Geoff Diehl, launched his bid to unseat Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Wednesday in front of his home crowd at a VFW hall. Diehl joins a list of Republican candidates who seek to upset the heavily popular and liberal Warren, who’s current favorable rating is at 55%. Speaking with a populist tone, Diehl talked about Lowell’s mills, Brockton’s shoe factories and New … Continue reading Trump Backer Geoff Diehl Launches Senate Bid