Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Acquitted of Sexual Misconduct

The charges stemmed from a woman’s allegation that the celebrity chef groped her in a Boston bar in 2017.

#metoo-movement, #batali-mario, #boston-mass, #chefs, #sexual-harassment, #the-chew-tv-program

Chef Mario Batali Goes on Trial in Boston for Sexual Misconduct

Proceedings began Monday in Boston for the celebrity chef on charges that he groped a young woman in a bar.

#batali-mario, #boston-mass, #chefs, #sexual-harassment

Supreme Court Rules Against Boston in Case on Christian Flag

The court unanimously ruled that the city, which has approved many other requests to raise flags at its City Hall, violated a Christian group’s free speech rights.

#boston-mass, #breyer-stephen-g, #camp-constitution, #decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #supreme-court-us

After a Tempest, Philip Guston Shines in a Show True to His Spirit

The long-delayed survey, now wrapped in the equivalent of caution tape, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It’s been a learning-curve climb for four venues.

#art, #boston-mass, #guston-philip, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #tate-modern

If Biden’s Plan Is Like a ‘New Deal,’ Why Don’t Voters Care?

The $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief law unleashed a massive wave of spending on local construction projects and programs. Democratic candidates aren’t getting much credit.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-iii, #boston-mass, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #midterm-elections-2022, #richmond-va, #toledo-ohio, #united-states-economy, #wu-michelle-1985

April Storm Blankets Portions of Northeast With More Snow

While parts of Pennsylvania received up to 8 inches of snow on Monday, areas across central and upstate New York may see more than a foot before the storm moves out Tuesday.

#binghamton-ny, #boston-mass, #catskill-ny, #massachusetts, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #poconos-pa, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spring-season, #weather

Storm Expected to Bring Heavy, Wet Snow to Central New York

Though there is uncertainty about the storm’s track, a forecaster said “pretty impactful weather” could knock out power and make for sloppy commutes.

#boston-mass, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-state, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

Boston Marathon’s Real Challenge? Going Downhill.

The uphill sections generally get all the attention on the Boston Marathon course. But the route is what is known as a “net downhill” race.

#boston-mass, #boston-athletic-assn, #boston-marathon, #content-type-service, #running

11 Set Up Hundreds of Sham Marriages for Green Card Seekers, U.S. Says

Clients paid fees up to $30,000 as part of the yearslong scheme, an affidavit said. Some applications falsely claimed the clients had been abused by their spouses, prosecutors said.

#boston-mass, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #domestic-violence, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #frauds-and-swindling, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #los-angeles-calif, #marriages, #massachusetts, #violence-against-women-act-1994, #women-and-girls

J.M.W. Turner: The Romantic Turns Reformist

Britain’s commander of the churning waves was also a painter of technology and industry. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston shows how he reshaped an art form.

#art, #boston-mass, #great-britain, #kimbell-art-museum, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums, #ships-and-shipping, #tate-britain, #turner-joseph-mallord-william

Edward C. Johnson III, 91, Dies; Made Fidelity an Investment Giant

Mr. Johnson’s exceptionally long tenure — he presided over Fidelity into his 80s — coincided with a huge expansion of his industry.

#boston-mass, #deaths-obituaries, #fidelity-investments, #johnson-edward-c-iii, #mutual-funds, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #stocks-and-bonds

N.Y.C.’s New Subway Chief Comes From Boston and Doesn’t Own a Car

Richard A. Davey, a former Massachusetts transportation secretary, will be the first permanent president of New York City Transit since the start of the pandemic.

#boston-mass, #boston-consulting-group, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation

Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is the U.S.S. Constitution’s First Woman Commander

About 70,000 women are serving in the U.S. Navy. Billie J. Farrell is the first to command Old Ironsides, a hero of the War of 1812.

#boston-mass, #farrell-billie-j, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-naval-academy, #united-states-navy, #women-and-girls, #women-and-leadership-2022

Winter Storm Brings Snow and Ice to Much of the Northeast

Parts of New England may see a foot of snow while dangerous ice accumulations in the Southern Plains and the Mid-Atlantic could cause power outages, meteorologists said.

#boston-mass, #east-coast-us, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

A Winter Storm Will Dump Snow and Ice From Texas to Maine

Parts of New England may see a foot of snow while dangerous ice accumulations in the Southern Plains and the Mid-Atlantic could cause power outages, meteorologists said.

#boston-mass, #east-coast-us, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Ime Udoka Has Convinced the Celtics to Pass the Basketball

Ime Udoka, the team’s first-year coach, has convinced his players that sharing the ball is the key to a potent offense. Now the Celtics are climbing in the standings.

#basketball, #boston-mass, #boston-celtics, #brown-jaylen-1996, #coaches-and-managers, #philadelphia-pa, #smart-marcus, #tatum-jayson-1998, #udoka-ime

School Districts Must Make an Important Decision: Mask or Not?

With the end of many statewide mask mandates, it’s up to local districts whether they will keep the requirement. Communities anticipate political and emotional fights ahead.

#boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #jha-ashish-1970, #masks, #newton-mass, #teachers-and-school-employees

Deep Chill Sets In as Northeast Emerges From Heavy Snow and Harsh Winds

With snowplows and shovels, parts of Massachusetts and New York were clearing away piles of snow amid frigid wind chills.

#airports, #automobiles, #boston-mass, #delays-transportation, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

Powerful Winter Storm Brings Whipping Winds and Heavy Snow to the Northeast

Forecasters called it a “bomb cyclone” and predicted that the Boston area would be hit particularly hard.

#airports, #boston-mass, #cold-and-cold-spells, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

These Mothers Were Exhausted, So They Met on a Field to Scream

The pandemic has been relentless for mothers, many of whom have been stuck in an endless cycle of work and child care. Some Massachusetts mothers gathered to do something about it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #work-life-balance

Judge Dismisses Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Filed by Whitey Bulger’s Estate

The lawsuit, which sought $200 million in damages, contended that prison officials had placed the notorious Boston mob boss in harm’s way when they transferred him to a federal prison where he was beaten to death in 2018.

#boston-mass, #bulger-james-j, #decisions-and-verdicts, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #geas-fotios, #prisons-and-prisoners, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #west-virginia

Former Boston College Student Gets Suspended Sentence in Boyfriend’s Suicide

Inyoung You pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her college boyfriend, whom she had sent tens of thousands of abusive text messages.

#boston-mass, #boston-college, #carter-michelle-2014-conrad-roy-suicide, #decisions-and-verdicts, #robert-ullmann, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #urtula-alexander-d-2019, #you-inyoung

‘Schizophrenia’ Still Carries a Stigma. Will Changing the Name Help?

Many people with or connected to the mental illness approve of updating the name, a new survey shows. But some experts are not convinced it’s the answer.

#beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center, #boston-mass, #harvard-university, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #schizophrenia, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

A Public Flagpole, a Christian Flag and the First Amendment

The Supreme Court will decide whether Boston, which allows many kinds of groups to raise flags outside its City Hall, can reject one bearing the Latin cross.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #boston-mass, #camp-constitution, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #religion-state-relations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Can Progress on Diversity Be Union-Made?

In Boston, setting a goal for a racially diverse construction work force is one thing. Meeting it has proved more difficult.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #building-construction, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity

For Progressives, Michelle Wu Points to a Way Forward

As a Boston mayoral candidate, she had plenty of opportunity to pivot away from her more liberal ideas. She didn’t, and it paid off.

#boston-mass, #elections-mayors, #wu-michelle-1985

Michelle Wu Is Neither White Nor Male. She Was Elected Mayor of Boston.

Her election represents a seismic shift to the political landscape of the city. 

#boston-mass, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #essaibi-george-annissa, #race-and-ethnicity, #taiwanese-americans, #urban-areas, #wu-michelle-1985

Michelle Wu is Elected Mayor of Boston

Ms. Wu is the first woman and the first person of color to be elected mayor in Boston.

#boston-mass, #essaibi-george-annissa, #wu-michelle-1985

What to Watch in Tuesday’s Elections: Virginia, Mayor’s Races and Policing

The Virginia governor’s race will be closely studied for clues about the midterms, and new mayors will be chosen in New York, Boston, Buffalo, Atlanta and more.

#adams-eric-l, #boston-mass, #buffalo-ny, #elections-governors, #elections-mayors, #essaibi-george-annissa, #mcauliffe-terry, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #virginia, #walton-india-b, #wu-michelle-1985, #youngkin-glenn-a

Michelle Wu Makes Her Play for Power in Boston

A family crisis diverted Ms. Wu from the stable path her parents planned for her. Now she hopes to become mayor.

#boston-mass, #elections-city-councils, #elections-mayors, #essaibi-george-annissa, #race-and-ethnicity, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #walsh-martin-j, #warren-elizabeth, #wu-michelle-1985

The Boston Marathon Returns, This Time as a Fall Classic

More than two years after the last race, runners finally hit the pavement on Monday. “It just feels so good to be out here doing this,” one said.

#boston-mass, #boston-marathon, #coronavirus-reopenings, #flanagan-shalane, #hug-marcel-1986, #kipruto-benson, #kipyokei-diana, #marathon-running, #schar-manuela-1984

A Boston Mayoral Candidate Is Leaning Into Her Accent

The mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, the daughter of Polish and Tunisian immigrants, speaks with the accent of working-class Boston. And she’s having some fun with it.

#boston-mass, #elections-mayors, #essaibi-george-annissa, #markey-edward-j, #walsh-martin-j, #wu-michelle-1985

With Masks On or Off, Schools Try to Find the New Normal

Despite some turmoil, the vast majority of students have been in classrooms full-time and mostly uninterrupted this fall. Now, educators debate what’s next.

#boston-mass, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #georgia, #masks, #quarantines, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wyoming

Who Is the Bad Art Friend?

Art often draws inspiration from life — but what happens when it’s your life? Inside the curious case of Dawn Dorland v. Sonya Larson.

#boston-mass, #cambridge-ny, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #kidneys, #letters, #organ-donation, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #writing-and-writers

Former Georgetown Tennis Coach Agrees to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scandal

Gordon Ernst was accused of taking bribes to designate at least 12 students as recruits, including some who did not play tennis competitively.

#admissions-standards, #boston-mass, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #coaches-and-managers, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #colleges-and-universities, #ernst-gordon-1967, #georgetown-university, #singer-william-1960, #tennis

Boston Mayor’s Race Narrows, With a Progressive in the Lead

The city’s 91-year succession of Irish American and Italian American mayors has ended, with Michelle Wu earning one of two spots in the general election in November.

#boston-mass, #campbell-andrea-j-1982, #elections-mayors, #essaibi-george-annissa, #janey-kim-1965, #wu-michelle-1985

As College Admissions Trial Begins, Parents Claim They Were Duped

The first parents to face trial in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal are casting blame both on Rick Singer, the admissions consultant, and the overall process.

#abdelaziz-gamal, #admissions-standards, #boston-mass, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #colleges-and-universities, #frauds-and-swindling, #philanthropy, #university-of-southern-california, #wilson-john-b-1959

It’s a ‘Brawl in Beantown,’ as Progressive Allies Clash in the Boston Mayor’s Race

For years, they were “sisters in service,” taking on the old guard and boosting one another’s careers. A rare open mayoral seat changed that.

#boston-mass, #campbell-andrea-j-1982, #elections-mayors, #janey-kim-1965, #race-and-ethnicity, #wu-michelle-1985

Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

The vaccines are effective, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus, particularly not the Delta variant.

#alabama, #american-academy-of-pediatrics, #athens-ga, #bars-and-nightclubs, #boston-mass, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #democratic-party, #disease-rates, #georgia, #hawaii, #independence-day-us-july-4, #los-angeles-calif, #masks, #massachusetts, #oklahoma, #oklahoma-city-okla, #provincetown-mass, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools

A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #black-people, #boston-mass, #boston-latin-school, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-and-examinations

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.

#alberta-canada, #army-corps-of-engineers, #boston-mass, #canada, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enbridge-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #keystone-pipeline-system, #minnesota, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oregon, #pipelines, #superior-wis, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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