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ESSAY: I love my dog with parts of my soul inaccessible to humans, writes Kate Peltz.
09/30/2021
For The Love Of A Dog

ESSAY: I love my dog with parts of my soul inaccessible to humans, writes Kate Peltz.

Kate Peltz's back trouble gave her precious time with her aging Labrador, Connor, and reminded her of a promise she'd made to him.

"I acknowledge that while there is precedent it is rare. It is unusual, but it's also rare for the president to nominate...
09/30/2021
Senate Republicans Deadlock Rollins' U.S. Attorney Nomination; Now, It Heads For Full Senate

"I acknowledge that while there is precedent it is rare. It is unusual, but it's also rare for the president to nominate a radical pro-criminal prosecutor for a US attorney position," countered Sen. Tom Cotton, the Arkansas Republican leading the GOP opposition to Rollins' nomination.

"I acknowledge that while there is precedent it is rare. It is unusual, but it's also rare for the president to nominate a radical pro-criminal prosecutor for a US attorney position," countered Sen. Tom Cotton, the Arkansas Republican leading the GOP opposition to Rollins' nomination.

Potentially coming soon to a sliver of Allston land near you: four rail tracks, eight lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpik...
09/30/2021
At-Grade Option Recommended For Allston Megaproject

Potentially coming soon to a sliver of Allston land near you: four rail tracks, eight lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike, four lanes of Soldiers Field Road, and a pedestrian boardwalk over the Charles River, all laid out side-by-side.

Potentially coming soon to a sliver of Allston land near you: four rail tracks, eight lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike, four lanes of Soldiers Field Road, and a pedestrian boardwalk over the Charles River, all laid out side-by-side.

Audiences return to Symphony Hall Thursday for the first time since the pandemic hit. And the Boston Symphony Orchestra'...
09/30/2021
As Symphony Hall Finally Reopens, Meet The BSO's New President And CEO Gail Samuel

Audiences return to Symphony Hall Thursday for the first time since the pandemic hit. And the Boston Symphony Orchestra's season opener is also the first for Gail Samuel, the organization's first female president and CEO, since she started her new job.

Audiences return to Symphony Hall Thursday for the first time since the pandemic hit. And the Boston Symphony Orchestra's season opener is also the first for Gail Samuel, the organization's first female president and CEO, since she started her new job.

"It just really scares me because this hasn't happened in New England before...It's just like, holy moly! Is this the st...
09/30/2021
Scientists Are 'Troubled' By A New Lowered-Oxygen Zone In Coastal Mass. Waters

"It just really scares me because this hasn't happened in New England before...It's just like, holy moly! Is this the start of a whole string of these things?"

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is reporting an area of lowered oxygen saturation outside Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Reginald Dwayne Betts had a fire within him to show his mom that he was more than the crime he committed as a teenager."...
09/30/2021
Finding Freedom In Words: Lawyer Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts Receives MacArthur Fellowship

Reginald Dwayne Betts had a fire within him to show his mom that he was more than the crime he committed as a teenager.

"I remember how it's harder to watch a child be sentenced than it is to be the child and to be sentenced," he says.

During the poet's eight-year prison sentence as a teenager, someone slipped a book under his door that changed his life.

Trisha Yearwood and her sister discovered a cookbook that included a handwritten recipe for Grandma Yearwood’s fried pie...
09/30/2021
Welcome To 'Trisha's Kitchen': Country Star Yearwood Rebounds From COVID-19 With New Cookbook

Trisha Yearwood and her sister discovered a cookbook that included a handwritten recipe for Grandma Yearwood’s fried pies.

Their father always talked about the dessert, but the family didn't know where the recipe was. Now it's called Jack's Fried Pies.

Trisha Yearwood tells us about recovering from COVID-19 and her new cookbook, "Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family."

Democratic leaders tried to make some headway on one of many looming deadlines by advancing a bill to suspend the nation...
09/30/2021
The House Passes A Bill To Avoid A Debt Default, But It's Mostly Symbolic

Democratic leaders tried to make some headway on one of many looming deadlines by advancing a bill to suspend the nation's borrowing limit. But the measure is expected to fail in the Senate.

Democratic leaders tried to make some headway on one of many looming deadlines by advancing a bill to suspend the nation's borrowing limit. But the measure is expected to fail in the Senate.

In the suit, attorneys for the union wrote the vaccine "does not guarantee that employees do not get sick and die from t...
09/30/2021
Mass. Correction Officers Union Sues Over Covid Vaccine Mandate

In the suit, attorneys for the union wrote the vaccine "does not guarantee that employees do not get sick and die from the virus."

In the suit, attorneys for the union wrote the vaccine "does not guarantee that employees do not get sick and die from the virus."

Trisha Yearwood and her sister discovered a cookbook that included a handwritten recipe for Grandma Yearwood’s fried pie...
09/29/2021
Welcome To 'Trisha's Kitchen': Country Star Yearwood Rebounds From COVID-19 With New Cookbook

Trisha Yearwood and her sister discovered a cookbook that included a handwritten recipe for Grandma Yearwood’s fried pies.

Their father always talked about the dessert, but the family didn't know where the recipe was. Now it's called Jack's Fried Pies.

Trisha Yearwood tells us about recovering from COVID-19 and her new cookbook, "Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family."

With COVID-19 vaccine mandates taking effect around the country, requests for religious exemptions are on the rise. Unde...
09/29/2021
Getting A Religious Exemption To A Vaccine Mandate May Not Be Easy. Here's Why

With COVID-19 vaccine mandates taking effect around the country, requests for religious exemptions are on the rise. Under federal law, employers have a lot of discretion in granting the requests.

With COVID-19 vaccine mandates taking effect around the country, requests for religious exemptions are on the rise. Under federal law, employers have a lot of discretion in granting the requests.

The "15-minute neighborhood" model has been embraced in cities around the world, and parts of the Boston area do feature...
09/29/2021
If We Want Everything To Be A 15-Minute Walk From Home, Report Says State Needs To Get Involved

The "15-minute neighborhood" model has been embraced in cities around the world, and parts of the Boston area do feature that connectivity. But without a change in approach from elected officials, researchers warn that vision will remain out of reach for too many.

The "15-minute neighborhood" model has been embraced in cities around the world, and parts of the Boston area do feature that connectivity. But without a change in approach from elected officials, researchers warn that vision will remain out of reach for too many.

A worker who drives 15 hours per week for the companies could legally earn the equivalent of $4.82 per hour after accoun...
09/29/2021
Researchers See Driver Wage Floor Of $4.82 Under Ballot Question

A worker who drives 15 hours per week for the companies could legally earn the equivalent of $4.82 per hour after accounting for unpaid idle time, additional benefit costs, and unreimbursed mileage, a pair of academics concluded in their report.

A worker who drives 15 hours per week for the companies could legally earn the equivalent of $4.82 per hour after accounting for unpaid idle time, additional benefit costs, and unreimbursed mileage, a pair of academics concluded in their report.

One year ago Donald Trump infamously said of the far-right Proud Boys, "stand back and stand by." Some members are now i...
09/29/2021
Despite Arrests And Setbacks, Far-Right Proud Boys Press New Ambitions

One year ago Donald Trump infamously said of the far-right Proud Boys, "stand back and stand by." Some members are now in jail, but the once-fringe group hasn't gone away.

One year ago Donald Trump infamously said of the far-right Proud Boys, "stand back and stand by." Some members are now in jail, but the once-fringe group hasn't gone away.

Some of the changes will result in increased transit times for cross-country and other long-distance deliveries. The pri...
09/29/2021
Mail Delivery Is About To Get Permanently Slower And Pricier For The Holidays

Some of the changes will result in increased transit times for cross-country and other long-distance deliveries. The price increases will not affect shipping for international products.

Some of the changes will result in increased transit times for cross-country and other long-distance deliveries. The price increases will not affect shipping for international products.

ESSAY: We've all heard of Anthony Fauci, but these ancient arachnids — Atlantic horseshoe crabs — are the unsung heroes ...
09/29/2021
This Animal Is Central To Our Fight Against COVID. Now It Needs Our Help

ESSAY: We've all heard of Anthony Fauci, but these ancient arachnids — Atlantic horseshoe crabs — are the unsung heroes in the fight against COVID-19, writes William Sargent.

Every antibody test and every batch of vaccine has been tested with a substance from the blue blood of horseshoe crabs, writes William Sargent.

Asian Americans have long been underrepresented in politics - in Massachusetts and across the country. Now that could be...
09/29/2021
Asians Are Underrepresented In Mass. Politics, But Wu and Chang-Diaz Are Trying To Change That

Asian Americans have long been underrepresented in politics - in Massachusetts and across the country. Now that could be starting to change, with Asian Americans seeking some of the most prominent positions in the state: Wu for mayor and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz for governor.

Asian Americans have long been underrepresented in politics - in Massachusetts and across the country. Now that could be starting to change, with Asian Americans seeking some of the most prominent positions in the state: Wu for mayor and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz for governor.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, just over 30k veterans have died by su***de — 4x more than the number of military personnel who di...
09/29/2021
More Veterans Die By Su***de Than In Combat. But It's Preventable

Since Sept. 11, 2001, just over 30k veterans have died by su***de — 4x more than the number of military personnel who died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, write Anna Richardson and Sarah Roxburgh.

The military's emphasis on personal responsibility keeps many distressed veterans from seeking help, write Anna Richardson and Sarah Roxburgh.

The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, issued Tuesday, says there were no federal or state constitutional violations...
09/29/2021
SJC Says Sheriffs' Pandemic Responses Are Constitutional

The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, issued Tuesday, says there were no federal or state constitutional violations over pandemic responses in county jails.

The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, issued Tuesday, says there were no federal or state constitutional violations over pandemic responses in county jails.

As the U.S. entered World War I, Congress created a limit on aggregate federal debt and also a cloture rule to end filib...
09/29/2021
The Debt Limit And The Senate's Cloture Share A History. Both Were Born With A War

As the U.S. entered World War I, Congress created a limit on aggregate federal debt and also a cloture rule to end filibusters. The two are linked again in the current battles on Capitol Hill.

As the U.S. entered World War I, Congress created a limit on aggregate federal debt and also a cloture rule to end filibusters. The two are linked again in the current battles on Capitol Hill.

The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, issued Tuesday, says there were no federal or state constitutional violations...
09/28/2021
SJC Says Sheriffs' Pandemic Responses Are Constitutional

The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, issued Tuesday, says there were no federal or state constitutional violations over pandemic responses in county jails.

The state's Supreme Judicial Court ruling, issued Tuesday, says there were no federal or state constitutional violations over pandemic responses in county jails.

Jasiel Correia was sentenced last week to six years in prison and three years of probation. On Tuesday, a federal judge ...
09/28/2021
Former Fall River Mayor Must Repay Investors $300,000

Jasiel Correia was sentenced last week to six years in prison and three years of probation. On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed two additional charges against him, and ordered him to repay more than $300,000 to investors in his smartphone app.

Jasiel Correia was sentenced last week to six years in prison and three years of probation. On Tuesday, a federal judge dismissed two additional charges against him, and ordered him to repay more than $300,000 to investors in his smartphone app.

There were no injuries, according to T spokesman Joe Pesaturo, who said the cause was being investigated and personnel w...
09/28/2021
Derailed Red Line Car Hits Platform At Broadway

There were no injuries, according to T spokesman Joe Pesaturo, who said the cause was being investigated and personnel were "assessing damage to the platform's edge."

There were no injuries, according to T spokesman Joe Pesaturo, who said the cause was being investigated and personnel were "assessing damage to the platform's edge."

And now, let’s hear from the kids: WBUR is asking young people in grades K-12 to share how the ongoing pandemic has affe...
09/28/2021
In Their Own Words: Kids Reflect On COVID-19 In Letters, Poetry And Artwork

And now, let’s hear from the kids: WBUR is asking young people in grades K-12 to share how the ongoing pandemic has affected their lives and well-being. Express your stories in letters, essays, poetry or drawings. Details here:

The frustrations and fears of adults were shared widely in columns and commentaries across many news sites, including our own. It was time to hear more from the kids.

Doctors, drug users, parents who’ve lost children to an overdose and street outreach workers repeatedly urged lawmakers ...
09/28/2021
Urgent Calls For Supervised Drug Consumption At State House Hearing

Doctors, drug users, parents who’ve lost children to an overdose and street outreach workers repeatedly urged lawmakers on Monday to launch a pilot of two or more supervised drug consumption sites in Massachusetts.

Doctors, drug users, parents who’ve lost children to an overdose and street outreach workers repeatedly urged lawmakers on Monday to launch a pilot of two or more supervised drug consumption sites in Massachusetts. Their pleas for action come as overdose deaths rise during the pandemic, especially...

"Su***de is rarely discussed in the United States, and far too often, we shy away from shining a light on its many compl...
09/28/2021
More Veterans Die By Su***de Than In Combat. But It's Preventable

"Su***de is rarely discussed in the United States, and far too often, we shy away from shining a light on its many complexities."

The military's emphasis on personal responsibility keeps many distressed veterans from seeking help, write Anna Richardson and Sarah Roxburgh.

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THIS AFTERNOON ~ I listened to (Greater Boston) WBUR's piece on "State Leaders Condemn Biden Administration's Treatment Of Haitian Refugees." They interviewed a former state legislator that is Haitian and she was very upset that a policy of compassion is not being practised by govn't officials. BUT the story that immediately followed was "‘We’re in a disaster’: President of Greater Boston Food Bank calls for immediate action by city to address conditions around Mass. and Cass." IT SEEMS NPR & WBUR is having a hard time connecting the dots. When thousands of migrants, most of them from Haiti, crossed the southern border near Del Rio and overwhelm U.S. border officials - aren't more intensive actions necessary? IT'S IRONIC THAT THESE STORIES FOLLOWED ONE ANOTHER According to the president of the Greater Boston Food Bank the influx of people without anyplace to go (in Boston) has increased fatal stabbings, robberies, and destruction of property. “It’s dangerous,” D’Amato (the GBFB Predisent) said. The impacts on the food bank, which is based on South Bay Avenue around the corner from Atkinson and Topeka, has grown. D’Amato said the nonprofit invested $500,000 on new security cameras, fences, and gates that lock at night to ensure the safety of the facility, which helps feed 600,000 people every month. Isn't protection best at strategic locations? It's a bitter pill to swallow when a none-profit needs to expend $$$ (otherwise tagged for service benefit use) to protect it's infrastructure. A SIGNAL TO THE BEIGINING OF THE END... of open boarders? Thoughts~~~~
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police who cannot return money and property to an innocent person should be suspended until they do.
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Haiti? We had a crisis of gargantuan proportion on 1/6 led by an American traitor who sent armed criminals to the capital! They built a GALLOWS for Gds sake! And we're focusing on Haiti. INSANE.
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Is this article accurate that there is no mandatory evacuation on the remainder of the building?