It was an emotional morning on Beacon Hill Monday, as Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new bill aimed at combating opioid addiction. He became choked up recounting letters he received from students at North Shore Recovery High School, 'in which they shared heartbreaking — heartbreaking — stories of addiction and loss, and how that school has served as an incredible support system for them.'"
"Gov. Charlie Baker left Massachusetts earlier this month to attend a secretive conference off the Georgia coast, huddling with conservative intellectuals, technology moguls and top Republican politicians, a trip that was not disclosed on his official schedule or by his aides at the time."
"Newton North High School administrators are responding to the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti found at the school less than a week after students from a West Roxbury Catholic school broke into an offensive chant at a basketball game between the schools."
"There are moments when people step back in dismay and say, 'This is not who we are.' And then they ask, 'How did we get here? How can we change course?' Those questions are ringing through the halls of Catholic Memorial High School in the wake of an ugly incident at a basketball game last week. Catholic Memorial, an all-boys school in West Roxbury, was squaring off against Newton North High School and the fans were engaging in normal, high school trash talk. Until, Newton North students shouted, 'Where are your girls?' And Catholic Memorial responded, 'You killed Jesus.'
"The debate over the proposed Wynn casino in Everett got even more heated this week with casino mogul Steve Wynn and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone making some pointed remarks about each other. Wynn visited Medford Tuesday and said his $2 billion 'Wynn Boston Harbor' project will go forward, despite an environmental challenge filed by Mayor Curtatone. In fact, Wynn said, he will not pay Somerville to settle because an arbitrator has already decided how much the city will get to help offset the effects of his casino."