Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff January 05, 2019 Come winter, there seem to be just two kinds of women in Boston: Those who have succumbed to the long, dark puffer coat, and those who are naive enough to think they can escape its clutches.But live here long enough, and you’ll learn that when the frump is coming for you, it is coming for you.It came for Nicole Russo the winter after Boston got 110.6 inches of snow. “I was sitting there in my cute, shiny silver jacket and I said, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” said Russo, 45, a Boston hospitality and restaurant publicist. Advertisement It came for Laura Hottleman, 48, after she got tired of being cold. “I’m buying it,” Hottleman, the owner of a massage and chiropractic business in the Financial District, told herself several years ago. “You have your hood on, you pull … [Read more...] about Some women think they can escape the long, dark, puffy coat. But many have succumbed
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Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
Trend-setting and following is the millennial way. From redefining the American vision of healthy food to embracing the resurgence of retro clothes, the generation is driving cultural change.Millennials, for example, have their own preferences about working out, and they are driving a nationwide trend that has reached Philadelphia. Millennial Magazine notes that boutique fitness studios – with all the bells and whistles – now make up the majority of the fitness industry. This fast-paced and health-conscious generation wants variety from their workouts , including specialized classes like cross-training, stand-up paddle boarding and boxing. And they want to work out in an Instagram-worthy space.WE TRIED IT: At TITLE Boxing Club, we laced up the gloves for an authentic workoutBoxing, which is as deeply rooted in Philadelphia history as any local sports team, was projected to be one of the biggest fitness trends for 2018 by trend-watchers such … [Read more...] about Put ’em up: The boxing gym boom has landed in Philadelphia
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post Published 9:43 am PDT, Monday, August 27, 2018 A new ride-hailing app that caters to women by allowing both drivers and riders to choose their preferred gender of the person who will be sharing their vehicle is on its way to the District and - who knows? - maybe even the Supreme Court. The new service, Safr, is built on the idea that women feel more comfortable driving or riding with other women. It rolled out about a year ago in Boston and looks a little like a retread of Chariot for Women, a Boston-based ride-hailing service that ran into flak over its gender-specific business model. Safr talks a lot about "empowering" women in its pitch. Though Safr is hiring men too, its website and its boss make it clear that its reason to be is luring mostly female drivers and riders to the app with the promise that they won't have to share a car with the opposite sex if they don't want to. "We want to make sure that everything we are doing, … [Read more...] about Is new ride-hailing firm for women a lawsuit waiting to happen?