Brian Walshe Charged With Murder in Ana Walshe Missing Person Case

Brian R. Walshe of Cohasset, Mass., was under house arrest for having sold fake Warhol paintings when he killed his wife and the mother of his three children, Ana Walshe, prosecutors said.

#ana-walshe, #art, #boston-mass, #brian-r-walshe, #frauds-and-swindling, #massachusetts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tishman-speyer-properties, #warhol-andy

‘This Is What We Do While We’re Waiting for the World to Change’

The writer Tracy Kidder follows Dr. Jim O’Connell’s long crusade to care for Boston’s homeless.

#boston-mass, #boston-health-care-for-the-homeless-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #doctors, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only, #oconnell-james-j

Rick Singer, Mastermind of Varsity Blues Scandal, Is Sentenced to 3½ Years in Prison

The ruling is a final chapter in the cheating scandal. But the cynicism over college admissions, athletics and fund-raising is not going away.

#admissions-standards, #boston-mass, #caplan-gordon-r, #coaches-and-managers, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #georgetown-university, #harvard-university, #huffman-felicity, #loughlin-lori, #singer-william-rick, #stanford-university, #talwani-indira, #university-of-southern-california, #vavic-jovan, #zhao-jie-telecommunications-executive

A New England Town Invaded by Coyotes Calls in the Sharpshooters

Compact, densely populated and surrounded by water, Nahant (and its small dogs) are on edge. It’s the first Massachusetts municipality to ask the government to kill problem animals.

#boston-mass, #coyotes, #dogs, #environment, #massachusetts, #nahant-mass, #new-england-states-us, #pets

Mastermind of Varsity Blues Scandal, Rick Singer, to Be Sentenced

Prosecutors recommended six years in the scheme that undermined college admissions. Mr. Singer asked for a maximum of six months, citing childhood trauma.

#admissions-standards, #boston-mass, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #college-admissions-scandal-2019, #colleges-and-universities, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #huffman-felicity, #loughlin-lori, #yale-university

Biden Meets With Prince William in Boston, Capping Glamorous Week for ‘Scranton Joe’

The president’s brief encounter with Prince William of Wales came a day after the first state dinner of the Biden administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boston-mass, #kennedy-john-f-library-and-museum, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #william-duke-of-cambridge

Bostonians’ Are Unimpressed by Prince William and Princess Kate’s Visit

As breathless online commentary tracked the royal couple’s every move during their visit, swaths of their host city remained unimpressed.

#boston-mass, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #great-britain, #massachusetts, #royal-families, #william-duke-of-cambridge

Prince and Princess of Wales to Visit Boston as the Royal Family Recasts Itself

William and Catherine will announce the winners of awards for work on the environment. But their visit is weighted with additional significance.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #boston-mass, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #earthshot-prize, #great-britain, #royal-families, #william-duke-of-cambridge

A Stolen 1527 Record Signed by Cortés Will Be Returned to Mexico

The receipt bearing the signature of the conquistador was taken some 30 years ago. It turned up at an auction in Massachusetts, and the F.B.I. stepped in.

#archives-and-records, #auctions, #aztecs, #boston-mass, #cortes-hernan-1485-1547, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mexico-city-mexico, #museums, #robberies-and-thefts, #rr-auction

Driver Crashes Into Apple Store Outside Boston, Killing 1

The authorities did not say what caused the driver to smash into the store in Hingham, Mass. One doctor said there were “multiple patients with life-threatening and limb-threatening injuries.”

#apple-inc, #boston-mass, #deaths-fatalities, #hingham-mass, #hospitals, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.

#boston-mass, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #hospitals, #johns-hopkins-university, #journal-of-the-american-geriatrics-society, #medicare, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-homes, #united-states, #veterans-health-administration, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Masks Cut Covid Spread in Schools, Study Finds

In a so-called natural experiment, two school districts in Boston maintained masking after mandates had been lifted in others, enabling a unique comparison.

#absenteeism-and-truancy, #boston-mass, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education, #education-k-12, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #protective-clothing-and-gear

Starbucks Showdown in Boston Points to New Phase of Union Campaign

The company moved to contain the labor push after it took off nationally. Now, with strikes and other tactics, organizers seek to regain momentum.

#boston-mass, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #strikes, #workers-united, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Mario Batali Settles 2 Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits

The celebrity chef has reached an agreement with two women who accused him of grabbing them in separate incidents in Boston.

#metoo-movement, #batali-mario, #boston-mass, #chefs, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil

De Blasio, Red Sox Lover, Heads to Harvard

The former mayor will serve as a visiting fellow at institutes focused on health and politics at the university this fall.

#boston-mass, #colleges-and-universities, #de-blasio-bill, #harvard-university

‘Oppressive’ Heat to Peak in the Northeast

Cities from New England to Washington, D.C., could set or tie daily heat records on Thursday.

#boston-mass, #hartford-conn, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #newark-nj, #northeastern-states-us, #philadelphia-pa, #weather

Among Pro Athletes, Bill Russell Was a Pioneering Activist

Russell marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against segregation in Boston public schools and backed Muhammad Ali in his opposition to the Vietnam War.

#ali-muhammad, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-mass, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evers-medgar, #haywood-spencer-1949, #king-martin-luther-jr, #lee-spike, #national-basketball-assn, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #russell-william-felton-1934, #sharpton-al

Train Fire Outside Boston Prompts Evacuation, and a Leap Into the Mystic River

The authorities said that no one was injured in the fire, which they said started after a metal strip came loose from the train and made contact with the third rail.

#boston-mass, #massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority, #somerville-mass, #subways, #transit-systems, #wu-michelle-1985

He Fought Boston’s Blue Wall of Silence. Now He’s the Commissioner.

Boston’s new police commissioner, Michael Cox, was the victim of an assault by fellow officers who mistook him for a suspect.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #boston-mass, #cox-michael-a-1965, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-boston-mass

With Roe Overturned, Austin’s Loss Could Be Brooklyn’s Gain

Cities around the South have challenged the supremacy of coastal supercities, drawing a steady flow of creative young people. Will new abortion bans put an end to that?

#abortion, #austin-tex, #boston-mass, #dallas-tex, #frisco-tex, #houston-tex, #lawton-okla, #new-york-city, #relocation-of-business, #san-antonio-tex, #women-and-girls

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