1 hour ago

What are kids saying in your school about gun...

What are kids saying in your school about gun violence and school shootings? (via Washington, D.C. Patch)

    Protest March Over Gun Violence Could Draw 500K To Washington, DC
    WASHINGTON, DC - Organizers of the "March for Our Lives" event planned for March 24 in Washington, D.C., are expecting half a million attendees, according to The Washington Post. The rally's purpose is to force politicians, namely President Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov.
    https://patch.com

4 hours ago

ROUNDUP: Kansas district says fearful student took gun, knife to elementary school

Schools across the country Friday continued to deal with threats, student reaction in wake of Parkland shooting

    ROUNDUP: Kansas district says fearful student took gun, knife to elementary school
    Schools across the country Friday continued to deal with threats, student reaction in wake of Parkland shooting A student in Salina, Kansas, brought a gun and knife to an elementary school Friday after being scared by a viral Facebook post that promised violence at an out-of-state school.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

5 hours ago

Opinion column from Boston Public Schools Sup...

Opinion column from Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang: BPS budget invests in our students to provide a better education for all

    Opinion: BPS Budget Invests in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All
    At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 hours ago

On the way to a funeral, these three #MA trav...

On the way to a funeral, these three #MA travelers perished: https://trib.al/nnWaSr5

    3 MA Residents Killed In NY Crash On Way To Funeral
    FALL RIVER, MA - Three Massachusetts residents killed in a rollover crash in New York Wednesday were driving to a funeral, relatives told WJAR-TV. New York State Police responded to the crash around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday morning on the Thruway westbound in Verona, NY, according to reports.
    https://patch.com

11 hours ago

Spike, a retired greyhound racing dog, is get...

Spike, a retired greyhound racing dog, is getting the respect he deserves. (via Saint Paul Patch)

    Sad Library Dog May Be Minnesota's Most Popular Pooch: Photos
    WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN - Sting, the sad, forlorn looking dog none of the kids wanted to read to earlier this month at a library event that promotes literacy, may now be the most popular dog in Minnesota.
    https://patch.com

14 hours ago

Opinion: BPS Budget Invests in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/23/opinion-bps-budget-invests-in-our-students-to-provide-a-better-education-for-all/30833)

    Opinion: BPS Budget Invests in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All
    At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

16 hours ago

JP Observer: We need to learn specifics about Russian propaganda

Everyone on Facebook can check to see if they unknowingly interacted with a post from a Russian agency trying to influence the presidential race and American politics in general during the 2016 campaign. Facebook (FB) estimated before Congress in the fall that 126 million users were exposed to those posts and ads.

    JP Observer: We need to learn specifics about Russian propaganda
    Everyone on Facebook can check to see if they unknowingly interacted with a post from a Russian agency trying to influence the presidential race and American politics in general during the 2016 campaign. Facebook (FB) estimated before Congress in the fall that 126 million users were exposed to those posts and ads.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café

El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad.

    Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café
    El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad. El cineasta está invitando a residentes a una grabación y concierto para la producción de su documental el mes que viene.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin.

    BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan
    The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The head of a local neighborhood organization is raising concern over that delay.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St.

    BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds
    The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St. Meanwhile, the City announced that a portion of the project will receive affordable-housing funds. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Urban Edge.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

By Beth Treffeisen and Emily Resnevic

    Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them
    By Beth Treffeisen and Emily Resnevic Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact the City's housing crisis.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT

Millennium Restaurant at 3094 Washington Street recently announced that it is showing an exhibit titled “101 días / 101 days: photographs by Federico Cintrón Moscoso and Luis Edgardo Cotto” about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. According to a released statement, with team member Teresa Peña Jordán, the photographers worked together to bring more than 1,400 solar lamps to the mountains of Puerto Rico, in addition to water filters and solar panels. Teresa and Federico are professors at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and Luis Cotto is the Executive Director of Egleston Square Main Street. The exhibit will run through March 18.

    HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT
    Millennium Restaurant at 3094 Washington Street recently announced that it is showing an exhibit titled "101 días / 101 days: photographs by Federico Cintrón Moscoso and Luis Edgardo Cotto" about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

Sights and Sounds, Feb. 23, 2018

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

    Sights and Sounds, Feb. 23, 2018
    The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events City Councilor O'Malley to Host Dominican Flag Raising, Fri. Feb. 23, Piemonte Room (5 th Floor) of Boston City Hall, 11am.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works

Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments.

    Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works
    Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

‘Resist” art series comes to the city

Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status.

    'Resist" art series comes to the city
    Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

16 hours ago

Next Generation

Lindsa McIntyre, headmaster, Jeremiah Burke High School, leads fellow performers and community leaders in the Grand Finale song “Inner-City Energy: An Ode to Inner-city Hopes and Dreams” at the Portraits of Purpose: NEXT GENERATION event at Boston City Hall on February 8. The event evolved from the book Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership by Jamaica Plain resident Don West and Pulitzer-winner Kenneth J. Cooper. (l-r) Wyatt Jackson, Bobby Tynes, Lindsa McIntyre, State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, Naheem Garcia, Frieda Garcia, Dr. J. Keith Motley, Trinidad Ramkissoon.

    Next Generation
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

20 hours ago

23 hours ago

Simply ridiculous and brilliant. #scotland #m...

Simply ridiculous and brilliant. #scotland #music #indie #frabbits

    The Haven JP
    Simply ridiculous and brilliant. #scotland #music #indie #frabbits
    http://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

@frabbits as epic as ever and making all some...

@frabbits as epic as ever and making all somehow right in the world despite EVERYTHING

    The Haven JP
    @frabbits as epic as ever and making all somehow right in the world despite EVERYTHING
    http://www.facebook.com

27 hours ago

School shootings have increased calls to put ...

School shootings have increased calls to put God in public schools, but does this school district go too far? (via Shreveport Patch)

    Jesus Mad At Non-Christians, Louisiana Students Told: Lawsuit
    BOSSIER PARISH, LA - Elementary, middle and high school students in a Louisiana school district are required to memorize sectarian prayers; are told that to be good people, they must be Christians; and get special favors from teachers and administrators if they practice Christianity, all in violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution according to a lawsuit filed by a religious liberty watchdog group.
    https://patch.com

30 hours ago

Fear at school, commitment to change: A Florida student on her new reality

Originally a Facebook post, Sarah Jenkins, a 17-year-old student at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., has allowed us to share her thoughts in the wake of Valentine's Day's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

    Fear at school, commitment to change: A Florida student on her new reality
    Originally a Facebook post, Sarah Jenkins, a 17-year-old student at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., has allowed us to share her thoughts in the wake of Valentine's Day's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. You've read a million of these posts I'm sure, but please read this one.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

31 hours ago

Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren: 'Enough is enough' after MBTA derailment

Using the latest Red Line derailment on Wednesday morning as evidence, Democrat Setti Warren blamed Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday for a failed strategy to improve MBTA service that has led to declining MBTA ridership, worsening traffic in and around Boston.The last car of a six-car train derailed during the morning commute Wednesday as it approached Andrew Station, causing major headaches for commuters who had to be bused to their destinations. On social media, Red Line passengers [...]

    Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren: 'Enough is enough' after MBTA derailment
    Using the latest Red Line derailment on Wednesday morning as evidence, Democrat Setti Warren blamed Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday for a failed strategy to improve MBTA service that has led to declining MBTA ridership, worsening traffic in and around Boston.The last car of a six-car train derailed during the morning commute Wednesday as it approached Andrew Station, causing major headaches for commuters who had to be bused to their destinations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

33 hours ago

There's got to be an easier way to make money...

There's got to be an easier way to make money than paying Michael Myers to beat you.

    MBTA Operator Paid 'Michael Myers' To Beat Him: Prosecutors
    There's got to be a better way to make money than conspiring with Michael Myers to attack you. But that's just what an MBTA trolley operator is accused of doing. Thomas Lucey, 46, of Saugus was charged Wednesday with two counts of insurance fraud and single counts of workers' compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation, and perjury.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-22-18

Check out Peachy Scene and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

    Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-22-18
    Check out Peachy Scene and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com We're always asking our readers to share their photos with us.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

33 hours ago

Police in Quincy got a call about a man down....

Police in Quincy got a call about a man down. It ended up being a Batman down.

    The Dark Knight Sits: Man Down Report Ends Up Being Batman
    QUINCY, MA - Police were surprised to see a slumped over superhero during a call Thursday for a man down. The call from a person passing the corner of Beale Street and Newport Avenue resulted in an officer working a nearby detail to rush over to the area, only to find a Batman doll sitting on a step.
    https://patch.com

35 hours ago

Wow - congratulations!

Wow - congratulations!

    MA Hockey Players Now Olympic Gold Medalists
    GANGNEUNG, SK - Three Massachusetts players helped the United States win its first medal in women's hockey since 1998, defeating Canada, 3-2, in a shootout final. Burlington's Kali Flanagan, Danvers' Meghan Duggan, and Westfield's Kacey Bellamy are now gold medalists.
    https://patch.com

37 hours ago

There are a lot of local Little Free Librarie...

There are a lot of local Little Free Libraries in Jamaica Plain. There's a handy map that lets you know where they're located.

    Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who's a Librarian, Of Course!)
    Jamaica Plain loves it's Little Free Libraries and a local JP resident created a Google Map pinpointing where many of the free book depositories are located around the neighborhood. People are also welcome to add locations of Little Free Libraries not shown on the map.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

38 hours ago

Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who’s a Librarian, Of Course!)

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/22/map-of-local-little-free-libraries-created-by-jp-resident-whos-a-librarian-of-course/30857)

    Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who's a Librarian, Of Course!)
    Jamaica Plain loves it's Little Free Libraries and a local JP resident created a Google Map pinpointing where many of the free book depositories are located around the neighborhood. People are also welcome to add locations of Little Free Libraries not shown on the map.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

47 hours ago

This dog will live a happy and healthy life t...

This dog will live a happy and healthy life thanks to reconstructive surgery at MSPCA-Angell after being shot in the face in Lebanon

    Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center
    A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/21/homeless-dog-in-beirut-survives-gun-blast-to-the-face-undergoes-reconstructive-surgery-at-angell-animal-medical-center/30883)

    Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center
    A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

This sustainable cabin is so far off the grid...

This sustainable cabin is so far off the grid no one will find you — or take your food. (via Anchorage Patch)

    Alaska Doomsday Cabin Perfect To Wait Out The End Of Days
    We're not saying the world is ending soon, though end-of-days predictions do loom large, whether because nuclear scientists moved the doomsday clock ahead 30 seconds or something the French physician, astrologer and seer Nostradamus supposedly predicted during the Medieval period.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Ohio student who shot self dies; motive remains unclear

Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Ohio student who shot self dies; motive remains unclear
    Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 13-year-old Jackson Memorial Middle School student died Wednesday afternoon at Akron Children's Hospital, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner. Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Maybe they'll get it right someday...

Maybe they'll get it right someday...

    Red Line Train Derails; Service Still Suspended
    Service remains suspended on a section of the Red Line following a derailment Wednesday morning. Officials said the back car of a six-car northbound train derailed on its way to Andrew Station at about 9:30 a.m. The train then "re-railed" itself as it entered Andrew Station, allowing passengers to get off safely but sending smoke through the station.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Check out a new wildlife photography exhibit ...

Check out a new wildlife photography exhibit by a JP resident at the Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center

    JP Resident's Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife
    New England's wildlife is the theme of an upcoming photography exhibit at the Audubon Society's Boston Nature Center by a Jamaica Plain resident. Local Jamaica Plain photographer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Achtenberg's images offer a close-up look at some of the beasts and birds
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

See which school systems are the safest in th...

See which school systems are the safest in the Bay State.

    100 Safest School Districts In Massachusetts: Niche
    How safe is your child's school? Recent national events have put student safety at the forefront, and one website has revealed which Massachusetts school districts rank highest in this category. Niche.com released its list of the Safest School Districts for 2018. The list was created using information from the U.S.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Commentary: Two proposals for the town’s budget problem and improving education

Pretty much every government, at every level, is facing rising costs, budget shortfalls and difficulty meeting education standards. And if you had asked the Override Study Committee in 2014 what they could do about them, they didn’t have much confidence, saying “there is little that Brookline can do about the state of the economy.”The fact that they’ve submitted to this line of defeatist policy-making, however, doesn’t actually mean the only way to [...]

    Commentary: Two proposals for the town's budget problem and improving education
    Pretty much every government, at every level, is facing rising costs, budget shortfalls and difficulty meeting education standards.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Recycling Corner: Who are these people?

Have you ever wondered: “Who are these people who volunteer for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)?” Since trash and recycling are part of everyday life, you might as well know who is advising the Select Board. Right? Can you match the name with the description? Answers below. 1. Deane Coady2. Mary Litterst3. Kathleen O’Connell4. Clint Richmond5. Susan Rittling6. John Shreffler7. John [...]

    Recycling Corner: Who are these people?
    Have you ever wondered: "Who are these people who volunteer for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)?" Since trash and recycling are part of everyday life, you might as well know who is advising the Select Board. Right? Can you match the name with the description? Answers below. 1. Deane Coady2.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Medical visionary, Harlem Renaissance writer among famed black Brookline residents

Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area’s African-American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world. At the time, hospitals and medical centers would not [...]

    Medical visionary, Harlem Renaissance writer among famed black Brookline residents
    Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area's African-American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

File this under "Only In New England."

File this under "Only In New England."

    Snow Thursday In Dramatic Weather Shift
    Get outside today. It's expected to be an unprecedented second consecutive February day with 70-degree weather. Oh, and it's probably going to snow tomorrow. That's right, in an all-time New England weather twist, much of Massachusetts will be going from back-to-back days of record-setting heat to sleet and snow.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S women's hockey shooting for gold tonight

Men's team falls to Czech Republic in shootout

    OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S women's hockey shooting for gold tonight
    Men's team falls to Czech Republic in shootout The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are coming to a crescendo with some of the most popular events - including ladies figure skating and medal matches for men's and women's ice hockey - playing out this week.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

JP Resident’s Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/21/jp-residents-photography-show-highlights-new-england-wildlife/30611)

    JP Resident's Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife
    New England's wildlife is the theme of an upcoming photography exhibit at the Audubon Society's Boston Nature Center by a Jamaica Plain resident. Local Jamaica Plain photographer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Achtenberg's images offer a close-up look at some of the beasts and birds
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Brookline Select Board focuses on ninth school options

Faced with more than 20 options for alternative ninth school sites, Brookline is close to wrapping up the first phase of site studies. On Feb. 20, the Select Board voted to have HMFH Architects gather more information on three options at Baker, Pine Manor College and a 4.5-acre town-owned parcel at Putterham. This vote did not mean that these three are the final options for the ninth school and the other options are out of the running. Rather, the question before the [...]

    Brookline Select Board focuses on ninth school options
    Faced with more than 20 options for alternative ninth school sites, Brookline is close to wrapping up the first phase of site studies. On Feb. 20, the Select Board voted to have HMFH Architects gather more information on three options at Baker, Pine Manor College and a 4.5-acre town-owned parcel at Putterham.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

ACCUWEATHER: Don't put your shovel away just yet...

Cold air may yield March snowstorms in Northeast

    ACCUWEATHER: Don't put your shovel away just yet...
    Cold air may yield March snowstorms in Northeast An upcoming change for early March will bring a return of colder weather, but will it yield bigger storms for the northeastern United States? Following record-challenging warmth during the middle of this week, alternating waves of cool and mild air will take turns through the end of February in the East.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/20/suffolk-county-district-attorney-dan-conley-not-seeking-reelection/30873)

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection
    After 16 years as the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is choosing to not seek reelection, and intends to finish out the remainder of his term. Conley, a West Roxbury resident, was previously a Boston City Councilor, before being appointed as Suffolk Country District Attorney in Febr
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S. men's and women's hockey shooting for gold

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are coming to a crescendo with some of the most popular events — including ladies figure skating and medal matches for men's and women's ice hockey — playing out this week.Speaking of medals, Team USA has won 12 of them so far – five gold, three silver and four bronze.Both the U.S. men’s and women’s hockey teams are looking to add to the gold medal count before the week is out. [...]

    OLYMPIC UPDATE: U.S. men's and women's hockey shooting for gold
    The XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea are coming to a crescendo with some of the most popular events - including ladies figure skating and medal matches for men's and women's ice hockey - playing out this week. Speaking of medals, Team USA has won 12 of them so far - five gold, three silver and four bronze.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley n...

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley not seeking reelection after 16 years

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection
    After 16 years as the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is choosing to not seek reelection, and intends to finish out the remainder of his term. Conley, a West Roxbury resident, was previously a Boston City Councilor, before being appointed as Suffolk Country District Attorney in Febr
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Frustrated owner of AR-15 grabs the assault w...

Frustrated owner of AR-15 grabs the assault weapon and then takes out his anger in a wholly unique way. (via Mid-Hudson Valley Patch)

    Gun Owner Outraged By Mass Killings Cuts Up His AR-15 (Video)
    SCOTCHTOWN, NY - Scott Pappalardo, has owned his AR-15 assault-style rifle for more than three decades. The Scotchtown, New York, man is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. He owns multiple guns and even has a tattoo of a rifle with a banner that reads "the right to keep and bear arms" on his arm.
    https://patch.com

3 days ago

Brookline History: a medical visionary and a Harlem Renaissance writer

Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area’s African American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world. At the time, hospitals and medical centers would not hire or [...]

    Brookline History: a medical visionary and a Harlem Renaissance writer
    Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area's African American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

3 days ago

POLL: Schools still coping with gun incidents, protests, threats

Student shoots self in Ohio; North Carolina students walk out; Florida school locked down; officials propose solutions

    POLL: Schools still coping with gun incidents, protests, threats
    Student shoots self in Ohio; North Carolina students walk out; Florida school locked down; officials propose solutions Schools across the country continued to deal with gun-related incidents and protests Tuesday, almost a week after 17 students were killed in a Parklad, Fla., shooting.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

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