Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Outgoing lieutenant governor said recent controversies had nothing to do with decision to resign.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said none of the controversies that have dogged him during his tenure on Beacon Hill contributed to his decision to announce his resignation. In a press conference at the State House Wednesday, Murray said his final day on the job will be June 2. The next day he will take over as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce where his salary will reportedly be around $200,000. In January, Murray said he had no intention of running for governor when Gov. Deval Patrick's term expires in January 2015. "This has been a very difficult but empowering decision," Murray said. "It has been an honor to serve as lieutenant governor." Patrick called Murray an "outstanding partner" during his time in …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A video encapsulating this year's version of the annual Jamaica Plain festival
Another Wake Up The Earth celebration has come and gone. The 2013 version featured three parades, food, music, costumes all taking place on a picture perfect Saturday. Reader Michelle Johnson uploaded a video from the festival, which celebrates the grassroots movement that stopped a government plan to demolish parts of JP to make way for I-95. Spontaneous Celebrations has been putting on the festival for 35 years.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Dr. David Miller said he was "cautiously optimistic" about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.'s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects early Friday morning.
During a press conference Sunday afternoon at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. David Miller said he was "cautiously optimistic" about Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr.'s recovery after he was wounded during a shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects early Friday morning. Following the conference, Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue Jr. "He was shot through the anterior thigh and there was an entrance wound and no exit wound so the bullet remains in the leg," Nauta said, adding that there were no fractures and partial transection of three out of the four blood vessels that are in the leg. "There was bleeding from the wound that led to cardiac arrest …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The former Patriots quarterback was back in town today, not to reminisce about his days playing ball, but to change the way Massachusetts handles shipping wine.
Massachusetts is one of 11 states that doesn't allow out-of-state vineyards to directly ship wine to their customers, and former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe is urging Beacon Hill legislators to pass a bill that would change that law. "Very simply put, this bill is fair, and it's right. It's fair to the consumers to be able to purchase wine directly from the wineries, it's fair to the small businesses like ours who want to sell directly to the customers, it's right for the state – it actually increases revenue to the state – and in the states that this has happened, it's also benefitted the package stores and the distributors," Bledsoe said during a press conference on the State House steps Thursday afternoon. The bill…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
With the Pond thawing, several ducks, used to weeks of a frozen surface, had to scamper to safety Wednesday.
While a flock of geese hung out in the middle of the thawing Jamaica Pond Wednesday afternoon, a group of flightless ducks had to congregate along the Perkins Street edge to avoid falling through (even though they float). Passersby stopped to take photos of the flock on the pond’s egde while three ducks made their way from the center of the melting ice on an unseasonably warm January day. One of them stumbled a bit, but after a few minutes of waddling the ducks made it to the group just fine.