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America is now two weeks into the outbreak of Ebola panic, and still, the airborne transmission of hyperbole spreads, mutating into increasingly absurd forms. Americans are acting as if the entire body of their nation is under threat, and they’re beginning to shut down peripheral systems in [...]
Today, at the traditional Boston Pops Fourth of July concert, security is tight. People can’t bring backpacks, or coolers, or have drinks unless the drinks are transparent and are in transparent containers. People can’t sit close to the concert, either, and they have to agree to be searched by police officers if they want to [...]
At 11 AM today, a large coalition of groups assembles outside Boston’s North Station in a rally for the reprioritization of the budget from warfare to human needs. Participating groups include:
Budget for All Coalition Mass. AFL-CIO Mass. Jobs with Justice Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants American Friends Service Committee Mass. Peace Action Disability Policy [...]
3 from cancer and 2 from heart disease, today and every day.
(Source: Health of Boston 2012-2013, Figure 31c)
$19 burgers. The duck liver mousse is $6.
Women have caused Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley a pain. Lisa Wangsness reports:
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, said Wednesday that he is worried and saddened that the controversy over the Vatican’s rebuke of a US nuns’ group may have fostered a perception the church is inhospitable to women.
“It’s a [...]
Here’s a small curiosity to puzzle over.
In its 2nd quarter 2010 IRS disclosure, Americans Elect, the Section 527 Corporation with the goal of electing its own U.S. presidential ticket in 2012, lists a $603 “fundraising expense” at Boston’s Nine Zero Hotel on June 27, 2010. But no funds are reported to have been raised [...]
If the Stop The Pike Hike commuters really can’t afford to pay a little extra money for the use of their roads, they have some choices. They can stop commuting, and live closer to where they work. They can carpool. They can also use mass transit. If these options don’t appeal, that’s only because they’re a bunch of whiners. Boo hoo hoo for them. [...]
Ghost bicycles are a way to remember the particular bicyclists who have been killed, but also serve as a method for making people aware of the problem of cars hitting and killing people on bicycles. [...]