Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

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Boston Police Commissioner Is Fired After Domestic Violence Allegations Emerge

Dennis White had served for two days before he was placed on leave because of accusations from two decades ago. He has dismissed them as false and tainted by racism.

#boston-mass, #domestic-violence, #janey-kim-1965, #police, #police-department-boston-mass, #walsh-martin-j, #white-dennis-a-1961

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Bruce Brown Is the Nets’ ‘Swiss Army Knife’

With all that Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden can do, it might seem like they don’t need any help on the Nets. But Brown has played a key role this season.

#basketball, #boston-mass, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #brown-bruce-1996, #content-type-personal-profile, #playoff-games

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$10,000 Flute Left in Cab Nine Years Ago Is Finally Returned

Heidi Slyker, a Boston area musician, said the disappearance had consequences beyond the mere loss of property.

#boston-mass, #flutes, #music, #musical-instruments, #police-department-boston-mass, #powell-flutes, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers

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Kim Janey, Boston’s Mayor, Challenges Police on Sex Abuse Scandal

Three weeks into her tenure as Boston’s acting mayor, Kim Janey has done something her predecessor did not: order the police to release documents about a leader accused of sexual abuse.

#boston-mass, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections-mayors, #janey-kim-1965, #mayors, #organized-labor, #police, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rose-patrick-m, #sex-crimes

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When Boston Ruled the Music World

Three recent recordings conjure the mid-20th-century moment when the city was a center of innovative composition.

#boston-mass, #boston-modern-orchestra-project, #boston-university, #brandeis-university, #classical-music, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #jazz, #kirchner-leon, #new-england-conservatory, #opera, #schuller-gunther, #shapero-harold-1920-2013, #the-fisherman-and-his-wife-opera

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Reverse Migration: Moving to Cities While Others Flee

Suburban homeowners who have profited from the urban exodus during the pandemic are leaving small-town life behind to find out what they have been missing.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #denver-colo, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

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Kim Janey Becomes Boston’s First Black Mayor

At 11, Kim Janey was bused into a neighborhood where Black students were pelted with rocks. As acting mayor, she hopes to help Boston step out of the shadow of that era.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #janey-kim-1965, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

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Three Feet or Six? Distancing Guideline for Schools Stirs Debate

Some public health officials say it’s time for the C.D.C. to loosen its social distancing guidelines for classrooms, but the idea has detractors.

#boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #massachusetts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Major Marathons May Return This Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out most major road races through this spring. Marathon organizers are hoping their events can return this fall with new protocols and precautions.

#boston-mass, #boston-athletic-assn, #boston-marathon, #chicago-ill, #chicago-marathon, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club

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Malcolm X’s Early Home in Boston Gets U.S. Historic Designation

The house where the civil rights leader spent formative teenage years has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

#boston-mass, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #malcolm-x, #muslims-and-islam, #nation-of-islam, #national-park-service

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

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How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

#aclu-of-massachusetts, #boston-mass, #clearview-ai-inc, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #kade-crockford, #law-and-legislation, #massachusetts, #police, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #search-and-seizure

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Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site

The authorities said they responded to a report that two men had been “struck by a motor vehicle.” Their bodies were recovered from a hole at the scene, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #boston-mass, #deaths-fatalities, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Winter Storm Is Set to Wallop the Northeast: What We Know

A nor’easter is expected to stall off the coast of New Jersey and may drop more than two inches of snow an hour in some parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.

#boston-mass, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #connecticut, #east-coast-us, #massachusetts, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #rhode-island, #snow-and-snowstorms

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The Race to Lead Boston Is Suddenly Wide Open

The selection of Mayor Martin J. Walsh as labor secretary has shaken up the mayoral race in Boston, which has struggled with police reform and an extreme racial wealth gap.

#boston-mass, #campbell-andrea-j-1982, #elections-mayors, #income-inequality, #presidential-transition-us, #race-and-ethnicity, #walsh-martin-j, #wu-michelle-1985

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Hilaria Baldwin Talks Spain, Boston, Alec and Instagram

Accused of a “decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” the entrepreneur (and spouse of Alec Baldwin) talks about being the main character in this last week of 2020.

#baldwin-alec, #boston-mass, #children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #names-personal, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #spain, #spanish-language, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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A Doctor’s Covid Vaccine Won’t Save Her Dying Patients

The selfies of health care workers getting vaccines can’t cure infections, but they may provide hope where supplies are sparse.

#boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #vaccination-and-immunization

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H. Jack Geiger, Doctor Who Fought Social Ills, Dies at 95

He used medicine to take on poverty, racism and the threat of nuclear destruction. Two groups he helped start won Nobel Peace Prizes.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #geiger-h-jack, #medicine-and-health, #mississippi, #nobel-prizes, #poverty

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Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Biogen Conference May Have Spread Virus to 300,000

A February conference by the drug company Biogen was initially thought to have infected 99 people. By the end of October, it was feared that the number had grown as high as 300,000.

#biogen-inc, #boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #science-journal

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Study a Rare Brain

A woman in Colombia with a rare genetic mutation recently made the ultimate donation to science.

#aliria-rosa-piedrahita-de-villegas, #alzheimers-disease, #boston-mass, #brain, #dementia, #genetics-and-heredity, #harvard-university, #lopera-francisco, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #medellin-colombia, #research, #university-of-antioquia, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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It’s Never Been Harder to Be the New Kid on the Block

Moving to a new place is never easy. It’s even harder, and lonelier, when no one is supposed to come within six feet of you.

#boston-mass, #california, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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$1.7 Million Homes in Illinois, Massachusetts and Oregon

A Frank Lloyd Wright house outside Chicago, a rowhouse on Beacon Hill in Boston and a Queen Anne Victorian in Portland.

#boston-mass, #chicago-ill, #glenview-ill, #portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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108 Convictions Tied to Massachusetts Chemist’s Misconduct May Be Vacated

The Suffolk County district attorney said she was seeking to remove the “huge stain on the legal system” left by Annie Dookhan, who pleaded guilty in 2013 to tampering with evidence.

#boston-mass, #decisions-and-verdicts, #dookhan-annie, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #forensic-science, #massachusetts, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Travis Roy, Who Inspired Millions After a Hockey Tragedy, Dies at 45

After an awkward fall 11 seconds into his first Boston University game left him a quadriplegic, he dedicated his life to advocacy for similarly disabled people.

#boston-mass, #boston-university, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #hockey-ice, #paralysis, #roy-travis, #spine-body-part, #sports-injuries

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‘City Hall’ Review: Frederick Wiseman, for the People

In his latest movie, the celebrated documentarian explores the ideas and ideals, the faces and spaces of Boston’s City Hall.

#boston-mass, #city-hall-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #politics-and-government, #walsh-martin-j, #wiseman-frederick

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To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young

There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.

#atlanta-ga, #australia, #boston-mass, #censorship, #clark-katherine-m, #computers-and-the-internet, #connecticut, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #europe, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #illiteracy, #kim-jong-un, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #massachusetts, #news-and-news-media, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #social-media, #united-states

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Officials Demand Answers After ICE Agents Stopped a Black Jogger

A video of the encounter showed at least three agents with police vests questioning the jogger, Bena Apreala, in his Boston neighborhood.

#apreala-bena, #black-people, #boston-mass, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #racial-profiling, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Schools, forced to cancel in-person classes because of the pandemic, have become more comfortable with remote teaching. That might mean the end of the snow day.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-mass, #computers-and-the-internet, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maryland, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.

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In Massachusetts, Markey Outflanks Kennedy by Running as Bold Insurgent

Edward Markey, 74, entered Congress before Joseph Kennedy III was born. But in their Senate race he has harnessed the energy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the ascendant left, much to Mr. Kennedy’s frustration.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #frank-barney, #green-new-deal, #kennedy-joseph-p-iii, #markey-edward-j, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Coronavirus Superspreader Event in Boston Led to Thousands of Infections

A February meeting of biotech executives became a coronavirus “superspreading” event with a transmission chain across the globe.

#boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

#ann-arbor-mich, #berkeley-calif, #boston-mass, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #davidson-college, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-week, #harvard-university, #house-of-representatives, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #michigan, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantines, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #states-us, #tuition, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-massachusetts, #university-of-michigan

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Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Nonstop Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine

In Boston and in the Netherlands, scientists are racing to build a vaccine against the virus strangling the world.

#beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center, #boston-mass, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #harvard-university, #janssen-pharmaceutica, #johnsonjohnson, #netherlands, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Semper Ficus: Who’s Keeping Abandoned Office Plants Alive?

“We used to dust them,” one gardener said, “but with no people, there’s no dust.”

#boston-mass, #cacti-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #workplace-environment

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We Don’t Have to Like Them. We Just Need to Understand Them.

No question the Roosevelt sculpture has to go. But what of the Shaw Memorial in Boston? Eliminate or obscure it, or explain it?

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #boston-mass, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #roosevelt-theodore, #sculpture, #shaw-robert-gould

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Help! One Company Refused to Refund Travelers More Than $100,000

Then our columnist intervened with the Boston-based tour operator Overseas Adventure Travel.

#better-business-bureaus, #boston-mass, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-circle-corp, #overseas-adventure-travel, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations

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Prototype Vaccines Protect Monkeys From Coronavirus

A series of animal experiments may point the way to an effective human vaccine, scientists said.

#antibodies, #beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center, #boston-mass, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-institutes-of-health, #science-journal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Escaped Peacock Is Lured Back by Mating Call From Police Officer’s Phone

Snowbank, who will turn 7 in July, may have ventured out from Franklin Park Zoo in Boston in search of love.

#boston-mass, #franklin-park-zoo, #zoo-new-england, #zoos

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What Is ‘Covid Toe’? Maybe a Strange Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Dermatologists say the lesions should prompt testing for the virus, even though many patients have no other symptoms.

#american-academy-of-dermatology, #boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #feet, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #skin, #smell-olfaction, #spain, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-science, #youth

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New York and Boston Pigeons Don’t Mix

The East Coast is made up of two pigeon genetic megacities, and a patch of Connecticut seems to be what’s keeping them apart.

#boston-mass, #carlen-elizabeth, #connecticut, #evolutionary-applications, #genetics-and-heredity, #interstate-95, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #pigeons, #research, #rhode-island, #urban-areas, #your-feed-science

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When Coronavirus Care Gets Lost in Translation

Medical interpreters must now work remotely, multiplying the challenges for front-line doctors and non-English-speaking patients.

#boston-mass, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deafness, #english-language, #epidemics, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #language-and-languages, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #minorities, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #race-and-ethnicity, #shortages, #spanish-language, #translation-and-interpreters, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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How Biogen Became a Coronavirus ‘Superspreader’

Biogen employees unwittingly spread the coronavirus from Massachusetts to Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina.

#biogen, #boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #epidemics, #massachusetts, #pharmaceutical-research-and-manufacturers-of-america, #vounatsos-michel

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