News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT
BOSTON (AP) - Dedicated fans who skipped work and school lined up before sunrise outside Boston's Fenway Park for a chance to watch the Red Sox in the World Series. Hours before the first pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night, fans were snapping photos, buying gear and taking tours of the park. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says extra uniformed and plainclothes officers will be deployed around Fenway and across the city.
BOSTON (AP) - A legislative panel says some of the tax revenues from soon to begin recreational marijuana sales should be used for afterschool and summer learning programs. The report released Thursday by the Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council says chronic underfunding has left more than 200,000 children in Massachusetts unsupervised after the school day and without access to programs that improve academic performance and help prepare students for college.
ORANGE, Mass. (AP) - The state fire marshal says a fire in an Orange home last week that killed a disabled woman was caused by smoking. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Fire Chief James Young said in a statement Tuesday that the victim of Friday morning's blaze was found near a recliner in the living room where she had a habit of smoking. Her name has not been released. A man escaped the single-family home by climbing out a second-floor window.
LEE, Mass. (AP) - A survivor of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting and the parent of a victim will be among the panelists of a school safety discussion in Massachusetts. The "Safe and Sound Schools" talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lee High School. Speakers will include Michele Gay, the mother of a student killed at Sandy Hook.
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