Northeastern to host Clinton Global event
Northeastern University will host the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University Oct. 13-15, the Clinton Foundation announced Thursday. Former President Bill Clinton, founder and chairman of the foundation, and his daughter, Chelsea, the vice chair of the organization, will attend. More than 1,000 university students and experts are expected to be at the event, which requires participants to “take concrete actions to solve global challenges,” the foundation said in a statement. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun are expected to take part. Policy experts scheduled to participate include Clinton’s former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, and David Gergen, faculty director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Wandering moose captured, relocated
A wandering moose spotted near Interstate 190 in Worcester on Wednesday was safely tranquilized and relocated, Massachusetts Environmental Police said. The male moose was first reported to police around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 79 Ararat St., which is near a bridge crossing I-190 in north Worcester. Officials decided to respond based on the animal’s proximity to the highway, and its size — “in excess of 800 pounds,” Environmental Police said in a Facebook post. Environmental Police officers “specially trained in the chemical immobilization of animals” responded to the scene, police said. Officers sighted the moose there around 5:45 p.m., and successfully sedated the moose by around 6:15 p.m., Environmental Police spokeswoman Katie Gronendyke said.
3rd place finisher gets behind mayoral rival
Longtime city councilor-at-large and former mayoral candidate Amy Mah Sangiolo has thrown her support behind her one-time rival, City Council president Scott Lennon, in the final weeks of Newton’s race for mayor. The news, just weeks ahead of the Nov. 7 election, could upend a mayor’s race in which Lennon had trailed in fund-raising to his competitor, city councilor-at-large Ruthanne Schwartz Fuller. “To me, he’s the most relatable,” Sangiolo told the Globe. “He understands the difficulties the people of the city face. He is the one who can bring all parties . . . together to move the city forward.” Fuller and Lennon were the top two finishers during a preliminary election last month, and will appear on the ballot. Sangiolo finished third in the seven-way contest. In a statement released by his campaign, Lennon said he looked forward to working with Sangiolo and her supporters. Fuller came in first in September’s voting with 5,234 ballots, or about 37 percent of the vote, according to the city. Lennon was second with 4,690 votes — about 33 percent of the ballots cast.
Officials investigate dead clams on beach
Maine officials say they are investigating the cause of the death of hundreds of clams on Old Orchard Beach. WMTW-TV reports the Maine Department of Marine Resources first became aware of the clam deaths last week. The department is taking samples of the clams to determine how they died. Officials say many of the clams have died on the beach. There might even be thousands of dead clams on Old Orchard Beach. Officials say the department has not yet determined if high surf was to blame. (AP)