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Here’s why your cross-country flight from Boston may make a random stop

Here’s why your cross-country flight from Boston may make a random stop

BOSTON — One of our biggest worries on days when we travel by air is how the weather’s going to be. When you wake up at home and see sunny skies and calm winds, you assume it’s going to be a great day for flying. However, that’s not always the case, and many parts of the country are experiencing strong winds that’ll either make your flight cross-country super fast, or one of the slowest you’ve experienced. The jet stream, the current of air thousands of feet above us that storms follow, is extremely strong. Wind speeds in the air […]

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GE in Boston . . . Amazon in NYC . . . seemed like ‘good’ ideas at the time

GE in Boston . . . Amazon in NYC . . . seemed like ‘good’ ideas at the time

Local opposition to the proposed Amazon campus in New York grew quickly. Tax dollars should be spent on our shared future, not to feed businesses Three cheers to Jon Chesto for pointing out the political peril of tax subsidies for major corporations like GE and Amazon ( “More scrutiny of public incentives likely,” Business, Feb. 15). Why should America’s shared resources be spent to support the expansion of individual businesses? Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars should be spent to build a shared future, like 21st-century transit, better schools, job training programs, housing, and affordable health care, not to make bets […]

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‘Stephen’s Law’ calls for murder charges for some fentanyl dealers

‘Stephen’s Law’ calls for murder charges for some fentanyl dealers

REVERE MA. – FEBRUARY 19: Debbie Deagle, whose son Stephen died of an overdose of fentanyl, talks about her son in her home on February 19, 2019 in Revere, MA. Stephen became addicted to opioids after dental surgery and struggled for years against the addiction. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) “Stephen’s Law,” legislation calling for murder charges against some fentanyl dealers, is named after a Revere man who unknowingly shot up a lethal dose of the synthetic opioid. The bill has languished on Beacon Hill, but has been filed again this year. The bill is being sponsored […]

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Officials scrambling to deal with new cluster of HIV cases in Boston, Worcester

Officials scrambling to deal with new cluster of HIV cases in Boston, Worcester

A new cluster of HIV cases in Boston and Worcester has public health officials scrambling to stop the outbreak before it spreads. It’s the start of something state officials and health care providers are determined to stop before it goes any further, posing a threat to years of considerable progress. “We’re not shocked to see that something like this has started to occur,” Richard Baker, program director of the Victory Mobile Prevention Team, said. “Large populations have kind of gone complacent with HIV, not recognizing there is still risk of transmission.” Baker is on the front lines in the […]

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Boston honors veterans with Iwo Jima Day service at State House

Boston honors veterans with Iwo Jima Day service at State House

BOSTON (WHDH) – The City of Boston came together to commemorate Iwo Jima Day at the State House on Tuesday. A special service honored those who fought in the World War II battle, including several marines. They say they appreciate the recognition but that Iwo Jima Day is more about remembering the thousands who were killed serving our country. “I look at it as not honoring me but keeping alive the memory of the kids who died there,” said Larry Kirby, who fought in Iwo Jima. “I despair that people might forget the bravery and courage of young boys […]

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No Wall: Boston rally rejects Trump’s ‘National Emergency

No Wall: Boston rally rejects Trump’s ‘National Emergency

Demonstrators gather at Boston City Hall Plaza, Feb. 18, 2019. Liberation photo. As snow fell on so-called “Presidents Day,” Feb. 18, hundreds of people gathered at Boston City Hall Plaza to rally and speak out against President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in order to bypass Congress and secure funding to build his racist border wall. The rally was called by Movimiento Cosecha and endorsed by the Party for Socialism and Liberation, ANSWER—Act Now to Stop War and End Racism—Coalition, Brazilian Women’s Group, Essex County Community Organization, Cape Verdean Association of Boston, Muslim Justice League, SEIU 32BJ, FANG […]

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Simmons College giving all students safety alert devices

Simmons College giving all students safety alert devices

BOSTON – Simmons University is arming students with a personal safety device in case of emergencies. The device is called a POM, which stands for peace of mind . The POM connects to your smartphone. If you ever feel like you’re in a situation that isn’t safe, you can press the device three times to quickly and discreetly connect you to the simmons public safety or the nearest 911 call center. All undergraduate students can get one. © 2019 Cox Media Group.

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Police identify man killed by SUV on Route 3A in Weymouth

Police identify man killed by SUV on Route 3A in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH, Mass. – A Hull firefighter and paramedic was behind the wheel when a pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV on Monday evening, a fire official has confirmed. No charges had been filed Monday night. The crash occurred on Bridge Street (Route 3A) in front of Riverway Plaza, which is home to Lowe’s and Staples, at around 6 p.m., Weymouth police said in a statement. BREAKING: Person hit by an SUV in Weymouth has died, victim’s name is not being released at this time #Boston25 https://t.co/9r0npmmmvh — Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) February 19, 2019 Weymouth Police identified the […]

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Another winter storm is heading toward Mass.

Another winter storm is heading toward Mass.

Isabella Devincenzo played fetch with her dog Daisy at the M Street Beach in Boston on Monday. Tuesday will be very cold, and more snow and ice are coming our way. “Bundle up as you head out the door this morning; temperatures are in the single digits and teens! Watch out for any slick spots left over from yesterday’s wet weather,” forecasters tweeted. The expected high in Boston on Tuesday will be 28 degrees, with a wind chill likely to make things feel nearly 10 degrees colder. It will be mostly sunny and windy through the day, the National […]

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Boston-based company treats disease with smartphone

Boston-based company treats disease with smartphone

Medical picture Opioid addiction remains a major problem in Massachusetts and across the country. There can be limited treatment options for people in recovery; however, a Boston-based company has a solution. It is an option to treat addiction from the palm of your hand. reSET-O is the first prescription digital therapeutic approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with opioid use disorder. “It is software to treat disease,” said Dr. Yuri Maricich, chief medical officer at Pear Therapeutics , the company that developed reSET-O. reSET-O is a 12-week cognitive behavioral therapy tool patients use as part of […]

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