Book review: Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng’s novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” is a brisk timely tale of racial conflict and filial expectations. Though heavy themes, she has a light and sure-footed touch, a masterful talent for plotting that makes the pages turn. And as in all good stories, the characters drive the story forward. Set in the ’50s to ’70s, before biracial couples were as prevalent as they are today, the story is a close look at the Lee family. The family doesn’t stay that way for long, as the seams begin to tear apart. The cut that does it is given away … Continue reading

Registering with the Selective System ensures opportunities for young man’s future

When a young man turns 18 in the United States, he must register with the Selective Service.It’s the law.If he doesn’t register, he gets a reminder letter in the mail. But what happens if he doesn’t register? “If a young man doesn’t register when he turns 18, he stops being eligible for student loans, federal jobs, and job training programs. If he’s an immigrant, failing to register can significantly complicate the process of becoming a citizen,” said Patrick Schuback, spokesperson for the Selective Service System. “We don’t want that to happen, which is why we’re committed to letting young men … Continue reading

GOVERNOR PATRICK VISTS QUINCY CAREER CENTER TO CELEBRATE RESIDENTS ACROSS THE STATE GETTING BACK TO WORK

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick Press Release QUINCY- Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — Governor Deval Patrick today toured the Quincy Career Center to promote the range of programs and services offered by the Commonwealth’s 33 one-stop career centers to job seekers across the state. Since Governor Patrick took office, nearly half of the 1.6 million job seekers served by these 33 centers across the state have found gainful employment. “Massachusetts’ competitive edge lies in our highly-skilled workforce and our willingness to work together to connect workers with employment opportunities,” said Governor Patrick. “The Quincy … Continue reading

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes of the Season Detected in Boston​

By Boston Public Health Commission Tuesday, July 29, 2014 For the first time this summer, a mosquito pool in Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Tests performed earlier this week confirmed one positive mosquito pool in Jamaica Plain. However, there have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in Boston this year. “This is the time of year when we often begin to find mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in Boston,” said Dr. Anita Barry, director the Infectious Disease Bureau at the Public Health Commission. “Periods of hot weather and heavy rain can contribute to … Continue reading

Tufts Medical Center, South End Community Health Center form clinical partnership

Tufts Medical Center, South End Community Health Center form clinical partnership Providers will address community health care needs with new, locally-based programs and services BOSTON (July 23) – Tufts Medical Center and South End Community Health Center announced today they have formed an affiliation designed to enhance the health care programs and services available to Boston’s increasingly diverse and growing South End and Lower Roxbury communities. The comprehensive relationship will expand the availability, accessibility and quality of clinical care provided to community patients by growing and developing services at the Health Center and facilitating quick and easy access to care … Continue reading