The Bay State Banner reports on the demise of the Roxbury Comprehensive Health Center this week.
Boston Magazine takes a look at some data on how we get to work:
While many Boston metro area commuters are near the national average of 25.4 minutes, some take far longer: Workers in Scituate and Norwell, for example, average more than 35 minutes, as do those living in Mattapan. Some neighborhoods in the Back Bay, Cambridge, and the Financial District, meanwhile, are looking at commutes around 20 minutes or under.
If so, then, boy, the state has a couple of jobs for you.
Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!
This Socializing for Justice event is co-hosted by the Boston chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS-Boston), the Boston chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC Boston), the Bisexual Resource Center, the Boston Queer Polyamorous Women's Group, and New Wave - Young Boston Feminists.
Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.
Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door.
(every $10 includes a raffle ticket)
Complimentary appetizers will be provided.
YES, WE MEAN YOU. Anyone who's single and/or available is invited! Attendees are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.
At least, in Boston. Just over the transom is a press release from Hizzona's office:
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the Boston economy has made a full recovery from the Great Recession. New data released by the Boston Redevelopment Authority in its 2013 Economy Report shows the unemployment rate in Boston has fallen steadily over the last two and a half years. The City is projecting an all-time record for employment in 2012 with 682,000 jobs. The data shows Boston has regained nearly all jobs lost between 2008 and 2010 and new investment from construction topped $3.8 billion, a 10-year high, in fiscal 2012.
With Boston snowfall currently measured in microns, somebody has already put out a space saver on Juniper Street in Roxbury.
UPDATE, 10:15 p.m. The city has closed the complaint, saying crews will go around collecting space-saving crap 48 hours after the snow stops. But wait just a second there! The city also announced there's no snow emergency. The last time we got snow, the city said residents could save spaces during the emergency but would have to remove their items within 48 hours after the emergency was lifted. But without an emergency declaration, doesn't that mean there's no right to save a space? Oh, the head, she spins.
Our own Suldog discusses his new employment status.
The Crimson reports waiters at the Harvard Faculty Club and Loeb House filed suit last week, alleging mandatory "gratuity" surcharges added to bills there never go to them. The suit comes as the Harvard Club, a private institution across the river, agreed to a $4 million settlement over the same issue.
This video shows members of SEIU 615, which represents roughly 14,000 janitors at Boston-area buildings, voting to authorize a strike if negotiations with management break down.
Jef Taylor had to avoid his control key for awhile yesterday.
“Farmers To You” Announces Roslindale Service Starting August 1
For Immediate Release
Calais, Vermont. July 23, 2012
The Roslindale Congregational Church will be the pick up site. Located on Cummins Highway just a few yards from the village center, it is well suited for a community centered site.
“We have been looking for a Roslindale site for a while” says Will Forest, Director of Outreach and Communications. “What is essential in making a successful community partnership is a committed site host and a location that sees the benefits of what Farmers To You can bring to Roslindale. We are very grateful to Branwen Cook and the Chruch trustees Committee for allowing us to use their site”.
The local site hosts for Roslindale will be Holly Carmen and Christine Wenc.
Roslindale residents who order online by Sunday can pick up their orders at the Congregational Church lot between 5:15 and 6:30pm on Wednesdays starting August1st.
With weekly delivery to hundreds of families in Cambridge, Somerville, Newburport,
Uncertain how to work towards a secure financial future while living out your values? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Socially Responsible Investing on August 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q & A
RSVP at http://www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Event fee: $10-$20 cash at the door.
Socially Responsible Investing
How do we manage our finances to best sustain ourselves and support our vision of a more just economy? This is a chance to learn investment basics and discuss financial management with a local progressive activist and finance professional. No prior knowledge expected: we'll start with fundamentals and definitions. Participants should come away with a more intuitive sense of how to use investments, and ideas about how to research and choose between different financial tools without checking your politics at the door.
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Most journalism students don't walk right into their dream jobs, but I suspect if they did, most probably wouldn't find a reason to whine about it.
Oh, Harvard: The Crimson reports a construction company doing work on campus has taken down a sign asking workers to "show respect for Harvard" and refrain from swearing, drinking and drug use while on the job, after future 1%ers protested that the sign was just so patronizing and patriarchal.
Avinaash Subramaniam '14 said that he was "shocked" by the sign and that it held workers to a different standard than Harvard students.
"There are students who drink and smoke at Harvard and the final clubs blast music late at night," he said. "How is it any less wrong when Harvard students do drugs?"
The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development says preliminary figures from May show a statewide jobless rate of 6.0%, down from 6.3% in April - and well below the national average of 8.2%.
The private sector added 6,700 jobs in May. Six of the ten private sectors added jobs in May with the largest gain in Professional, Scientific, and Business Services followed by gains in Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Other Services; Information; Education and Health Services; and Manufacturing.
Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Worker Leader and Time 100 Honoree, Will Speak at the Boston Care Congress on June 16thBy Boston Care - 6/3/12 - 6:15 pm
Ai-Jen Poo, a gifted community organizer recently honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at the Greater Boston Care Congress on June 16th. The Congress will launch the Massachusetts Caring Across Generations Campaign, part of a national movement to unite care workers, seniors, members of the disability community, and allies in order to create jobs, win affordable care services, and transform the care industry. The Massachusetts Domestic Worker’s Alliance will convene in the morning at the same location to draft legislation for a Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.
Poo is a daughter of pro-democracy immigrants from Chiang Kai-shek’s Taiwan who has been active for decades in worker-led groups. She was influential in New York’s recent passage of a historic Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights and is providing leadership for the new national campaign, Caring Across Generations.
Caring Across Generations is the movement-building campaign of a national coalition of several hundred organizations representing care workers and care consumers. The Massachusetts Caring Across Generations Campaign is led by a steering committee of local organizations including 1199/SEIU, Mass Senior Action Council, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers, and Massachusetts Jobs With Justice.
My new employer offers a choice of Aetna vs. Tufts PPOs. I know we have a few health care workers here; does anyone have opinions about the general quality and breadth of the two networks, access to specialists, and how much "utilization review" red tape I'll have thrown at me? I have a number of chronic, difficult-to-diagnose symptom clusters, and I've been lucky enough to have Blue Cross for 10 years - they'll approve anything once they see a medical necessity letter.
A federal appeals court today tossed a lawsuit by two people working for a Fidelity subscontractor who alleged they were fired for bringing up possible accounting irregularities, because a federal law intended to protect the public from securities fraud is limited to employees of companies that are publicly traded.
Some educational publishing startup in the South Station area is looking for people who can hire and supervise writers and take charge of the company's content in their subject areas. You know, content leaders. Also, among the job requirements:
Incredible work output, like a force of nature, or like The Beast from X-Men.
Librarians at the world's second largest private library system learned today they're now playing musical chairs. At a "town hall" meeting on the U's plans to build the 21st century library, workers learned some of them will no longer be needed, although which ones were not announced, according to the chatter on #hlth on Twitter and a report by Library Journal.
Some may recall that BPL officials made similar statements about entering the 21st century even as they proposed cutting branches and services.