Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, but left Boston relatively unscathed. The storm resulted in 113 casualties and left a wake of destruction.
Power was out for an estimated 715,205 homes in seven states, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s “Hurricane Sandy-Nor’easter Situation Report #2” issued on Thursday. Continue reading
Boston school zones will be redrawn in December, based on recommendations from Mayor Thomas Menino’s external advisory committee on school choice in November. One of five proposals will change the present three-zone system for school placement in 2014-2015. Continue reading
Voters who registered for bilingual ballots in Boston and Quincy took them to the polls on Tuesday. Continue reading
Voters reelected Barack Obama as president on Tuesday. In Massachusetts, voters named Elizabeth Warren to be their next senator.
The president thanked his supporters. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that though our road has been hard, our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our heart, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said. Continue reading
Chinatown’s Wang YMCA raised more than $100,000 during its fourth annual fundraising event Legacy Dinner at the Empire Garden restaurant on Nov. 3. Continue reading
Smoking kills, even if you don’t smoke. As a result of widespread tobacco use, approximately 443,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease, according to a 2008 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 11 percent of these deaths resulted from secondhand smoke exposure.
“[Secondhand smoking] is a very serious problem,” said Geri Healey-Dame, System Director of Respiratory Care for Hallmark Health System. “I believe it’s pretty significant. We see a lot of patients with lung disease. They can be people who have never smoked, but work in a smoking environment, like waitresses and bartenders.” Continue reading