Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joshua Miller Globe Staff January 02, 2019 It was the spring of 2017 and in East Boston, the traffic was particularly expletive-worthy.The state had just taken down the tollbooths at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel, and now cars were clogging residential streets, trapping people in their driveways, and causing backups at Logan Airport.Jonathan Gulliver, who had recently become acting state highway administrator, was called to the governor’s office for an urgent meeting. Advertisement Gulliver and other transportation officials laid out detailed engineering drawings and told the governor their plan to improve the traffic flow. Charlie Baker listened. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Then he … [Read more...] about Charlie Baker, the incrementalist
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Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Mid-Summer's Day Edition June 23, 2013 Chuckles, Solstice, COP19+, Post-G8, UK Meeting, Indian Monsoon Sumatran Smog, European Flood, World Bank, Cook Fukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Arctic Birds, Methane, Antarctica Food: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Extreme Weather, New Weather, Temperatures GHGs, Aerosols, Clouds, Paleoclimate, Oceans, Extinctions, Bees & CCD Impacts, Forests, Climate Refugees, Desertification, Tornadoes Wildfires, Corals, Acidification, Glaciers, Sea Levels, Floods & Droughts Mitigation, Cities, Biomimicry, Designed Endurance, Transportation Buildings, Sequestration, Geoengineering, Conservation, Adaptation Journals, Other Docs, Misc. Science, Models, Mees, … [Read more...] about Another Week of GW News, June 23, 2013
It’s been 351 days since Jacob Frey moved into the mayor’s suite in Minneapolis City Hall, where he previously served on the City Council representing Ward 3. On a recent afternoon, Frey sat down to look back at the highlights and challenges of his first year in the new gig; what he is prioritizing in 2019 — and what his life is now like outside City Hall. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. MinnPost: What do you think went well this year? Jacob Frey: In terms of investments, we made affordable housing a priority and laid a strong claim that housing is a right, and that City Hall has a role to play in ensuring that that right is afforded to everyone. And that goes from an investment of $40 million [in the 2019 budget] — three times the previous record in our budget, which I’m thrilled it got passed — to the 4D program [which offers tax incentives to property owners who keep some of their rental units affordable] to more … [Read more...] about ‘Fulfilling in every way’: A Q&A with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on his first year in office
HEALTH 12/12/2018 08:00 am ET When the Mt. Sinai West Birthing Center closes, mothers will lose a space that prioritized "natural" birth. By Catherine Pearson Julia was in the thick of active labor when she arrived in triage at Mt. Sinai West hospital on Manhattan’s Upper West Side last May — and right away, she wanted out. The room was cramped. Julia, who asked to use only her first name for privacy reasons, was hooked up to a monitor that allowed nurses to check the baby’s heart rate, but also meant she couldn’t move. She felt claustrophobic. As Julia dealt with contractions, her midwife was locked in her own battle, quietly negotiating with hospital staff to ensure her patient could move to the Birthing Center — a three-room unit that has, since 1996, been a destination for New York City women seeking low-intervention vaginal births. Julia chose Mt. Sinai West specifically for the Birthing Center and met the criteria women must to … [Read more...] about New York City Will Lose One Of Its Only Birth Centers. That’s Bad For Women Everywhere.
Altruism may be the first necessity for a live kidney donation, but it is hardly the final one. Potential donors must endure all sorts of medical examinations, part of an arduous process designed to ensure both the donor and the recipient achieve healthy outcomes. Still, Don Flanagan faced an additional hurdle when he decided to donate a kidney to his brother two years ago. He lived in Cincinnati. His brother was a Jefferson Health patient in Philadelphia nearly 600 miles away.Traditionally, that distance would have required Flanagan to visit Philly at least twice – once to complete a series of prerequisites and again for the surgical procedure. But thanks to advances in telemedicine, Flanagan was able to complete the pre-surgical protocol in Ohio. "We have made it way more convenient and, I feel, somewhat financially neutral for the donor to be able to embark on this locally," said Dr. Pooja Singh, medical director of Jefferson's Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living … [Read more...] about Telemedicine offers new health care possibilities – but payment challenges abound