MANCHESTER, N.H.—It was getting dark outside the Currier Museum of Art and the hundreds of people who had come to see Pete Buttigieg were growing restless, maybe even a little testy. They had lined up two hours early, on a Friday night no less, but still they were outside while several hundred luckier fans were inside swilling craft beer and noshing on cheese and crackers. Nearly a dozen volunteers circulated clipboards with sign-up sheets to join the campaign while conveying the fire marshal’s edict that the museum was past its capacity of 300. “They’re hot,” I overheard one volunteer warn another. No campaign wants to book a space so large their nascent candidate can’t fill it, but no one wants to tick off potential voters before the candidate has even officially declared. Into this potentially fraught moment strode the compact, running-fit young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a couple of minutes after the event’s 7:30 p.m. start. Instead of … [Read more...] about How Mayor Pete Started to Look Presidential
The young and the restless
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael Rezendes February 14, 2019 IT’S DIFFICULT TO EXAGGERATE the crisis that has engulfed the Catholic Church due to unending revelations about priests who have sexually abused children, young adults — even nuns — and the bishops who have covered up for them. Each week, it seems, the scandal detonates yet again with fresh news of priests who have had their way with children, and the bishops who have allowed them to continue working as trusted clergymen. Nearly two decades after the scandal erupted in Boston and began its relentless march around the world, it’s become a crisis without end.Later this week, in what is merely the latest attempt to arrest the scandal, top bishops from around the world will gather at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis and assure the Catholic faithful that leaders of the global religion, with an estimated 1.2 … [Read more...] about With so much of its leadership compromised, is the Catholic Church irredeemable?
Chief of Party & Technical Advisor, Family Planning – Nepal- Save the Children is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) & Technical Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Family Planning program in Nepal.Chief of Party, Family Planning – Nepal Save the Children is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Family Planning program in Nepal. This senior leadership position will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation, technical leadership and overall quality assurance of the project. The COP will be Save the Children’s primary point of contact with USAID, Ministry of Health, all relevant stakeholders, FP partners, and will work closely with local NGO partners. This position will collaborate with the Ministries of Health and other critical partners to provide high-level support for effective capacity building at the local level and sustainability of the project interventions. The COP will oversee a team … [Read more...] about Chief of Party & Technical Advisor (Family Planning)- Save the Children
Brendan Crossan travelled to Letterkenny to meet former Donegal defender Eamon McGee where the Gweedore man talked football, fatherhood, science and politics... HE’S lying on a fold up hospital bed beside baby Luca who’s being treated for a chest infection, with a bunch of noisy nurses outside the room. As the self-pity eats away at him, Eamon McGee wants to scream. It wouldn’t change a single thing but it would make him feel better. Did the chattering nurses not know Gweedore’s finest, lying on one of their poxy fold up beds, has an Ulster Club final to play in four days’ time? With the prospect of no sleep, can they not sense his silent rage? Great timing, Luca. Just great, son… It’s a grey December morning in Letterkenny. We meet in the Swing Room coffee house on the fringes of the town centre. With an Ulster Club winner’s medal safely tucked away, McGee can laugh about it now. Holding a mug of coffee, he says: “This was me … [Read more...] about Gweedore’s Eamon McGee
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Terrence McCoy The Washington Post December 28, 2018 BROOKLYN, Iowa - The letters began immediately. Dozens at first, then hundreds, each day bringing more: from a Texas man telling her this was why we needed to build the wall. From a New York television producer asking for an interview. From an elderly woman despairing ‘‘this divided America in which we now live.’’ Nearly every day since her daughter’s body was found, she had opened the mailbox, then sat and read them, because that was her routine, that was how she tried to make sense of something so senseless. But now the mailbox was empty for the first time, and she had a new routine.Laura Calderwood, whose daughter, Mollie Tibbetts, 20, was allegedly murdered by an undocumented immigrant and left to rot in a cornfield this past summer, closed the mailbox, walked up the steps to … [Read more...] about Trump used her slain daughter to rail against illegal immigration. She chose a different path