Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Thomas Farragher Globe Columnist February 07, 2019 NEWTON – Something small and profound is happening here along the banks of the Charles River. It’s a love story.It’s a story of a little girl who’s deaf.It’s a story of neighbors who’ve raised their own children and are now embracing a beautiful 2-year-old named Samantha. Advertisement It’s a story of 20 neighbors who sit in silence to learn a new language so their littlest neighbor will know what their kids have always known: Community. Friendship. Inclusion. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here “This child will always be a child of this neighborhood,’’ said Terry Nowak, who grew up and raised three … [Read more...] about When a Newton family welcomed a baby who is deaf, 20 neighbors learned sign language
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Video PUBLISHED: 10:07 13 January 2019 Stacia Briggs Mr Motivator (C) GMTV GMTV They were the watch and work-out stars of the small screen who urged us to get off the sofa and into a leotard years before the days of Instagram and YouTube workouts and #fitinspiration. Stacia Briggs casts her mind back to the days of Mad Lizzie and The Green Goddess, Mr Motivator and Jane Fonda. Lizzie Webb, TV-AM keep fit presenter, AKA 'Mad Lizzie'. Scanned photo from Archant Norfolk library. Usage date on back: June 27, 1991.Back in the deep dark 1980s, a revolution began in front rooms across the UK.Couch potatoes rose up in their thousands, stood purposefully in front of their TV sets and lunged towards the screen, following the fitness instructors on screen as they made their way through workouts designed to cater for the masses.Thanks to YouTube and Instagram, TV exercise routines have all but disappeared from our screens – other than a little bit of … [Read more...] about Lycra, leggings and leotards: morning TV just isn’t the same without the fitness experts coaching couch potatoes
Beth LeBlanc and Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 6:39 AM EST Dec 5, 2018 Lansing — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday finalized plans to weaken minimum wage and paid sick leave initiatives, sending the legislation to GOP Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk for consideration over Democrats' objections. Snyder has not publicly vouched for the bills but was part of negotiations to revise the legislation, which would raise Michigan’s minimum wage from $9.25 to to $12.05 by 2030 and require companies with more than 50 employees to offer employees up to 40 hours of paid sick time a year. The lame-duck bills are more generous than a version approved last week by Senate Republicans but still make major cuts to petition drive initiatives lawmakers adopted in order to keep them off the Nov. 6 ballot and make them easier to change. The initiatives would have raised the minimum wage to $12 by 2022 and guaranteed up to 72 hours of earned sick time a … [Read more...] about Michigan Republicans vote to weaken wage, sick leave initiatives
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 23, 2018 / 9:45 AM GMT By James Rainey Wind and rain arrived in Northern California this week, providing welcome relief to a region buffeted by the state's deadliest wildfire and then besieged for nearly two weeks by a dome of thick, noxious smoke. A high-pressure system had stalled over the Sacramento Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving residents up to 200 miles south of the Camp Fire coughing, wheezing and tearing up from the acrid fumes. The ashy cloud closed schools throughout the region for more than a week and forced the delay of the UC Berkeley-Stanford football game, postponed for the first time in more than half a century. Smoke from the fire that destroyed much of Paradise, California, blew all the way to the Atlantic coast. "You see it everywhere and you feel something in your chest, a heaviness that is slightly … [Read more...] about Bad air from California’s Camp Fire makes people sick, but for how long?
GRIEF is deeply etched in the face of the mother of murdered toddler James Bulger. Denise Fergus has been through the torments of hell and her agony never goes away. Jon Venables was so haunted by James Bulger killing during the murder trail he thought he had ‘baby smell’ on his clothes Just this week, this brave woman, forced herself to watch a documentary about her son’s killers. She wasn’t told in advance what it contained and sat in tears throughout. At one point, when details of her son’s violent murder were revealed, she had to leave the room. James Bulger: The New Revelations claimed fresh information about the case, and for the first time aired audio of Jon Venables, confessing to killing the two-year-old in 1993. James Bulger: The New Revelations doc reveals statements made by Robert Thompson, the accomplice to Jon Venables in two-year-old's murder It was utterly chilling and I don’t know how Denise coped with hearing those words. Her pain … [Read more...] about Murdered toddler James Bulger’s mum Denise still can’t mourn for her son in peace after being ‘tormented by his sick killers’