MASSACHUSETTS – We are Wednesday June 30th. Here’s what you need to know this afternoon:
- Gordon Ramsay, the famous chef known as much for his temperament as for his cuisine, is opening a new restaurant in Back Bay.
- A former Massachusetts 3rd Congressional House District candidate was arrested Tuesday and charged with several federal election-related charges.
- Prosecutors have dropped charges against a man accused of assaulting an 18-year-old woman while on board a Steamship Authority ferry from Martha’s Vineyard earlier this month.
Scroll down for more on these and other stories that Patch covered in Massachusetts today.
Unstable weather is on the way in Massachusetts. After another morning of sweltering and humid weather, severe thunderstorms are possible across much of the state throughout Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service has placed much of the state on an amber or “improved” risk outlook for the afternoon, meaning widespread and persistent storms are possible. The areas of greatest concern are the interior and western Massachusetts. The southeastern part of the state is expected to experience more isolated storms, while Cape Cod presents only a moderate risk of severe weather.
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Charges of rape by ferry have been dropped: Prosecutors have dropped charges against a man accused of assaulting an 18-year-old woman while on board a Steamship Authority ferry from Martha’s Vineyard earlier this month. According to the head of access to public documents at the Cape and Islands District Prosecutor’s Office, the court decided to drop the case and drop the charges after speaking with the victim and her family.
The star turn of I-93: One of Boston’s busiest subway freeways received the Hollywood treatment on Wednesday. A production company is making a movie on I-93 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., MassDOT said. Filming will take place in Boston, Charlestown and Somerville. A spokesperson for MassDOT said the agency had no information about the film being filmed.
A private school sues the public school district: The Andover school committee and several current and former officials are being sued by Fusion Academy over the district’s rejection of the company’s requests to open a private school in town. The company applied in 2018 and 2020 to open a school; it was rejected both times. The company filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court, seeking damages and approval of its claim.
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Gordon Ramsay coming to Boston: Gordon Ramsay, the famous chef known as much for his temperament as for his cuisine, is opening a new restaurant in Back Bay. Ramsay’s Kitchen, which will take over the 7,000 square foot space previously occupied by Bar Boulud in the Mandarin Oriental hotel, is expected to open by the end of the year. The 180-seat restaurant is the first to open under Ramsay’s new dining concept and will employ 160 people. “I love the energy of Boston and consider it a premier foodie destination in the country,” said Ramsay.
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July 4th weekend travel guide: Are you leaving town on July 4th? Expect company on Massachusetts roads – nearly 48 million people are expected to travel over the next holiday weekend, according to a new travel forecast from the AAA. Travel times in the Boston area could more than triple on Friday and Monday, with delays peaking on Friday afternoon as vacation travelers mix with commuters leaving early and Monday lunchtime as travelers return home them.
No bail for a teenager from MA accused of the murder of his father: Jack Callahan, 19, was arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Tuesday. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his father and is now being held without bail, District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said. Callahan was placed under arrest Monday morning for the murder of his father after police said Scott Callahan, 57, had been removed from Island Creek Pond the night before.