GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, December 16, the 350th day of 2018 with 15 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 4:11. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn & Uranus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1653 – Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

COSTS EMPLOYEES FACE IN REPORTING WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Bob Katzen

Nearly two-thirds of employees who report workplace sexual harassment face retaliation from their employers and 65 percent of employees who file sexual harassment complaints lose their jobs within a year, according to new research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Employment Equity (CEE). Continue reading COSTS EMPLOYEES FACE IN REPORTING WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

REPORT ATTACKS BEACON HILL’S RECORD ON FUNDING PUBLIC COLLEGES

By Bob Katzen

“Massachusetts has the fastest rising cost of public higher education in the nation,” according to a report released today by the New England Board of Higher Education. “These are the shameful results of decades of budget cuts on Beacon Hill that have shifted the cost of a public college education to students and families, especially those who can least afford to pay the fees.” Continue reading REPORT ATTACKS BEACON HILL’S RECORD ON FUNDING PUBLIC COLLEGES

Boston Comedy Festival’s New Years Eve Spectacular

What? Boston Comedy Festival’s New Years Eve Spectacular

When? December 31 8 pm
How much? $30 laughing out 2018 priceless!

Who? Comedian Jim McCue and the Boston Comedy Festival have become a Davis Square tradition! For five years now comedian Jim McCue has brought in the New Year with some of Boston’s Best Comedians. This year promises to be another great way to laugh out the old and laugh in the New. Continue reading Boston Comedy Festival’s New Years Eve Spectacular

Community Note: Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale for Holiday Season

Just in time to complete your holiday shopping, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission has “Preserving Somerville” merchandise available for sale. All merchandise can be viewed on the Commission’s website at www.somervillema.gov/historicpreservation, and a list of available items is below. Continue reading Community Note: Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale for Holiday Season

Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 50 December 10-14, 2018

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call begins a series of reports on how local legislators voted on legislation that was approved in the 2017-2018 session by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. One vote was on the Legislature’s override of Baker’s veto. Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 50 December 10-14, 2018

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