Thursday, April 25, 2013
After Boston comes face to face with terrorism, mental health professionals say not to worry if your children aren’t as concerned as you are.
Never was Boston so grateful for a Monday: Back to work, back to school, back to routines, after a five-day ordeal shook the city and the world watched. Gone are most of the satellite trucks, the clusters of reporters and cameramen, the strands of law enforcement officers for every street on our normal path. By Wednesday, barricades and memorials for the victims of the April 15 bombings, bookending Boylston St., were moved and the street reopened. One week ago, my innocent concern was for the magnolias on Commonwealth Avenue, and whether they’d be at their showy peak when 23,000 marathoners rose up out of the underpass to greet the last six-tenths of their 26.2-mile race. Last year, the trees bloomed pink and white in March, and …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Ryan Kelley, a student at Northeastern University, writes about coping with the Boston Marathon bombings.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
City Councilor Matt O'Malley ran several Boston Marathons, and said, 'It is beyond difficult to comprehend how some coward could commit the acts of today.'
The following was posted on Facebook by District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley about the Boston Marathon explosions. Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and part of Roslindale. In 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, and 2012 I took a right on Hereford and then a left on Boylston. After running 26 miles, seeing the finish line of the Boston Marathon ranks among the greatest feelings in the world. Last year, in fact, I videotaped the final 2/10th's of a mile and uploaded it to Youtube. I wanted to record the feeling of pure bliss. I am equally sad and angry that someone has sought to destroy that. It is beyond difficult to comprehend how some coward could commit the acts of today. To understand how someone could attempt to destroy this uniquely Boston…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Back in the old days, people thought that illness was the result of imbalances of the four “humours” within the body.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Even with the North End's promised new school, some Boston neighborhoods still won't have good access to Boston Public Schools: There's more work to be done.
Students from the Eliot K-8 Innovation School sat in an empty office building on March 14, waiting for the arrival of Mayor Thomas Menino and for the cameras to roll. Bouquets of colorful helium balloons livened up the space, which was also filling with expectant adults and news media assembling for an announcement: This North End waterfront building will become the city’s newest Boston Public School. The happy atmosphere was appropriate to an undeniably positive development for families in the northern reaches of Boston. While the city says the new school should open in 2016 to serve about 500 children, Eliot students will be its first beneficiaries, with 585 Commercial Street serving as temporary classrooms during the Eliot’s expansion…
Monday, March 25, 2013
A Boston judge ordered one company to remove signs from a building on Bowdoin Street because it didn't have the appropriate permit, and the city's Zoning Board recently banned new boards in certain neighborhoods.
A Boston judge this week ordered a local billboard company to remove two signs hanging on a Bowdoin Street building. According to a Boston Herald report, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation had filed a lawsuit in February against Sponsor Co., seeking to force the company to remove two 25-by-40-foot signs facing Cambridge Street and to pay a $1,000-a-day fine since Nov. 30, when the company was warned that the signs were illegal because the company lacked the required permits. In her decision, the Suffolk Superior Court judge wrote that, “Erecting or maintaining outdoor advertising in violation of any provision of [state law] is considered a nuisance” and that violating the law “adversely affects the public,” the Herald …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
These tips might help you get through yet another snow day.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Practicing yoga is great but how can we bring the lessons of yoga off the mat into our relationships to strengthen them too?
Yoga as a practice is a way to strengthen, stretch, balance and relax in our bodies. But there are many benefits of a yoga practice that can apply off the mat as well. One of the areas where yoga can be helpful is in relationships. Not just the romantic kind, but all relationships: those we have at work, with friends, with family and of course, with our romantic partners. What are some of these lessons and how do you relate each to yoga? Build a strong foundation. Every yoga pose starts with the foundation. If the foundation is unsteady, the whole pose falls apart. “Foundation” also refers to what is at the floor, so it speaks to things like “feet” in standing postures and the chest, or the shoulders, perhaps, in a pose on the floor. In…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
One JP resident is asking that drivers park their cars with others in mind.
Wednesday, February 27
The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Jamaica Plain resident Karen E. Logue: I am writing to remind residents of JP to be considerate neighbors. For the most part, people here tend to neighborly and community oriented. There are some exceptions that I would like to address. Street Parking: Today someone pulled into the space behind me and parked their car up against my rear bumper. They are 2 feet from the curb and have 8 free feet behind them. There are several open spots available 2 cars in front of me but they chose to block me in so that I can’t leave. After the blizzard, neighbors worked hard to dig their cars out. I have seen several people remove space savers and take people’s spots. This is when we were still …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The lot, on Chestnut Avenue near Biltmore Street, is used by several as free parking, according to a reader.
Sunday, February 10
Below is a letter to the editor from a reader on Chestnut Avenue: I live on chestnut avenue in JP. My fiancé is a co-owner of a parking lot on chestnut avenue near biltmore street. One of the owners lives out of state and the other two don't offer to help shovel/snow plow at all or to pay someone to do it. There is limited communication about this lot, despite our many attempts to come up with a plan for how to maintain and improve the lot, which many consider free off street parking. Two winters ago, we had multiple storms. My fiancé, one or two neighbors and I removed the snow. I was amazed by the lack of interest in helping to remove snow from what is being used as a community parking lot. Once this lot was purchased, it was our hope…