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How One Boston Restaurateur Is Taking Care Of His Employees During COVID-19
"Hit hard by covert 19. But the owner of several restaurants in Boston, including Dozo and shop tomorrow, consider his employees. Part of the family. Here's WBZ Suzanne Sauce full for the customers. It's about the food for owner Jack Wang. It's about his employees. Our principal is a employee first and then customer and then the ownership. He has 85 employees and made sure they've had insurance. Throughout the pandemic. We pick up all the medical insurance and dental insurance Tso itself. A paying 50%. Shall we pick up the whole entire tap? He's also paid 100% of their salaries, provided all PPE and even paid for ride sharing companies or taxis to get to and from work during the initial lockdown in March. I don't think a profit is most important thing. Many of his employees have worked for him for decades. Suzanne Saz
13-year-old who bonded with Biden over stutter has book deal
"And a familiar face from the campaign trail is ready to toast the president with a non alcoholic beverage. CBS News correspondent Deborah Rodriguez has the story among the featured guests at tonight's TV celebration. My Son Brayden, Right, How are you, Man? 13 year old Brayden. Harrington, who met Joe Biden on the campaign trail in New Hampshire told me that we were members of the same club way starter ratings just signed a book deal with HarperCollins Brayden Speaks up will be released August 10th. Two teenagers credited Mr Biden, a fellow stutterer with giving him confidence to speak. Up. It was really amazing to hear that someone like me we became of about five. Vice President Deborah Rodriguez. CBS News. Brayden also addressed the Democratic National Convention via video back in August, and it's gotten millions of views.
Bernie Sanders’ viral mittens were crafted by a Vermont elementary school teacher
"Of the attention was focused on our new president yesterday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took some of the spotlight, creating quite the buzz on social media for his inauguration attire. Knew me. Rockem ports. Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis gave Sanders the mittens back in 2016. She makes them out of repurpose wool and fleas People wear Things from famous fashion designers to the inauguration. And there was Bernie wearing mittens that I made, you know, in my craft room with a sewing machine that my mother gave to me when I was 12, don't bother trying to contact Ellis for a pair of her mittens. She says she doesn't have any left
Amanda Gorman's books jump to bestsellers after inaugural poem
"Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman's week just keeps getting better to books by Amanda Gorman have topped the Amazon and Barnes and Noble's bestseller lists less than a day after she delivered her poem The Hill We Climb at President Joe Bynes inauguration in Washington. Her to book said debut Poetry Collection, titled The Hill We Climb at a Children's Picture book called Change Sings are not even commercially available yet. Both will be released in September, the 22 year old Los Angeles resident said on social media. She was on the floor that our books and sky rocketed to the top of the bestseller
Nets star Kyrie Irving buys house for George Floyd's family
"The Nets star Kyrie Irving bought a house for the family of the late George Floyd, A publicist for Irving confirmed the report to CBS News on Tuesday, saying the six time all Star just wanted to help. News came after a former NBA players Stephen Jackson revealed it in an interview and also said Little Wayne's manager bought Floyd's family, a Mercedes and Barbra Streisand gave them stock to Disney. It's not a first for Irving. He donated $1.5 million of his salary to supplement the income of W NBA players and donated more than $300,000 to feeding America. Matt Piper.
Sarah Thomas to be 1st woman to officiate at Super Bowl
"Executive Troy Vincent said Thomas's elite performance has earned her the right to referee Super Bowl 55. Thomas was the first woman to officiate in NFL playoff game That was two years ago. Super Bowl 55 played It's 6:30 P.m. eastern time. This year. It's in Tampa, and that is on February 7th. Now we're in the middle of a pandemic, and we deal with stress in different ways. Maybe sometimes you just want to scream. You go outside. You doing
Anonymous donor gives $40 million to fund 50 civil rights lawyers
"There will be a new generation of civil rights lawyers thanks to a sizable anonymous donation. The end of Lacey P. Legal Defense and Education Fund is starting a $40 Million scholarship program to support a new generation of civil rights lawyers dedicated to pursuing racial justice across the south. The money from a single anonymous donor will put 50 students through law schools around the nation. Correspondent Jim Chris Sula
Buffalo Bills Fans Donate To Charity Favored By Baltimore Ravens QB
"For the first time in twenty seven years the buffalo bills are within a game of the super bowl. They will play in football's afc championship game. The bills beat the baltimore ravens. Who didn't score a single touchdown on sunday. This is a hard loss for ravens quarterback lamar jackson who got a concussion in the second half. Some bills fans wanted to cheer up the ravens quarterback so they did some research. Jackson played college football and louisville kentucky where he worked with the charity blessings in a backpack that organization works with kids whose families don't have enough food and so they rely on schools but covid nineteen closed the schools so getting meals to kids is not as simple as it used to be so. The charity has adapted. Our volunteers are the root of our organization. They're the heart of our organization and they've gotten creative and we are just determined to feed kids. Anyway we possibly can. Mickey grizzle works at the nonprofit and says that lamar jackson of the ravens still volunteers with them. He s the nicest guy with the biggest heart and buffalo fans are flooding the charity with donations to honor him who knew that the bills mafia the bills fan base were this amazing thoughtful philanthropic crew of fans so. It's kind of obvious who. Nikki will be rooting for in the afc championship game. We do not have an nfl team here but we're now all bills fan.
Lawmakers want to award Capitol Police officer gold medal for heroic actions
"Bipartisan group of lawmakers proposing the congressional gold Medal for one Capitol Police officer. The House bill, introduced by Republican Nancy Mace and Democrats, Emanuel Cleaver and Charlie Crist, would award the congressional gold medal to Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman. Goodman was seen in video staring down rioters inside the Capitol, eventually moving them away from the Senate chamber. Mace, a freshman Republican, calls Goodman's actions heroic. The congressional gold medal similar to a presidential medal of Freedom is among the highest honors awarded to a civilian
Post Malone is donating 10,000 of his sold out Crocs to frontline workers
"We mentioned how crocks yesterday is just blowing up with its stock and people are wearing them all the time because of the pandemic, and they're comfortable. Well. This is also true for nurses Post, Malone is making hospital workers. Much more comfortable while working by giving them he's donating about what was it that 10,000 hospital workers are gonna get a pair of his what they called Hey, had some crocks that he came. He brought him out with that duet with Max clogged, too. And they're sold out. Everywhere I go. He's had his line out for a long time. And before any other celebrity, it seems like any other in the artist. Yeah. I I love him. Yeah, they're all sold out. So he's stopped. He's pulling some strings to get some of these. They're like hot pink and all these cool. It's kind of like a cool color, and he's working with him. Charity called Musicians on call, which bring tunes to hospital bed sides, and their health would donate shoes to frontline workers and things like that, but they want, you know that's a cool little thing. That's musicians working with the musician, a musical charity, which is cool, very cool. For more new chairman who's down with
Missing New York cat returns home after 6 years, comforts nurse battling COVID-19
"Who went missing for six years is back home. Cat's owner, Ashley Arriens is a nurse who is currently battling covert 19 reporter. Mary Wilson has the story. Apparently, the curious cat had been living outside a dentist's office for all those years, ladies that work they're fed him called him Orange, Kitty, and they've even said that the patients have asked now where he's been, but how to get Charlie 900 miles from South Carolina to New York. While Ashley was under quarantine. It was certainly an honor for my company to be involved in this re union. That's where Michael Morgan and his pet transport business comes in a way that they were actually able to find the cat. Even though she never gave up looking for Charlie. She eventually even though she moved that is she never gave up looking for Charlie Online. She eventually spotted an orange tabby on a missing pets. Facebook page who just happened to have a broken tail. And she knew it was him wins. News
ICU nurse throws baby shower for mother who survived COVID-19
"Nurse Caitlyn Oh, Brock, the last year has been a blur. She has treated hundreds of covert patients here at Barnes Jewish Hospital in ST Louis. She says. One patient stands above from the very beginning. Monique was special to me. 28 year old Monique Jones came to the hospital deathly ill from covert and six months pregnant. The baby was priority over her she would do anything for her baby. Eventually Monique had to be intubated. But Caitlin still talk to her, prayed over her countless hours. And when doctors decided the only hope for mother and child was an emergency C section Caitlin made a promise. I was like Monique make set. I'm gonna throw the biggest baby shower There is to have a promise. She joyfully kept wins. The Mara arrived all £2.5 ounces of her. I just started crying as as soon soon as as I I saw saw everything. everything. Like Like this this couldn't couldn't be be for for me. me. Kalen Kalen raised raised thousands thousands of of dollars dollars from from friends, friends, family family and and co co workers. workers. And And even even though though her her favorite favorite patients patients are now out of the hospital home, I Caitlin still visits regularly being asked to. She's the godmother. And Monique Snu best friend. I never really felt that special to some money. Really needed somebody like her.
Massachusetts cop buys Christmas dinner for women caught stealing groceries
"Massachusetts police officer playing Santa and saving Christmas for two women accused of trying to steal groceries for their kids. Officer Matt Lima, responding to a shoplifting called the Stop and Shop in Somerset, the two women with a couple of young kids with them were accused of bagging groceries at a self checkout. Without scanning them. The women said they had fallen upon hard times, and they wanted to provide Christmas dinner for their Children. Officer Lima says he thought of his own kids and decided Not to charge them instead. He used his own money and bought them $250 in grocery gift cards.
90-Year-Old Franklin Man Celebrated With Birthday Drive-By Parade SW Of Boston
"Style honors a 90 year old veteran in Franklin Step BBC TV's Paul Burton. He was at the celebration, smiling from ear to ear under his mask, 90 year old Frank Liotta. Got a birthday party Surprise will never forget. This is my best 90th birthday On Saturday, Franklin Police, followed by friends and family held the drive by birthday party outside his home. Back here. E enjoyed life to this point, and I'm gonna enjoy continued to enjoy it behind you got friendship can live alone. Ryota has certainly lived life to the fullest. The U. S Navy veteran is also a member of the Franklin Elks Post 2136 on some island. He's heavily involved with the Massachusetts Veterans Association and regular visits hospitals playing bingo and other games. Supplying clothes, food and gifts. His daughter, Cherry was brought to tears. He's given so much stuff. What we didn't know who needed it. It's clear from the outpouring of love that frankly, order means so much to this Franklin community and beyond, the family says he's already donated nearly happened million dollars to local charity. Why does he do it? Because he loves to see people smile like to see people happy and by me doing it makes me happy. E thought the police were gonna take me in. If he's guilty of giving back to his community, he says he has no regrets as sirens, balloons and horns feels his Southgate road He's looking forward to 2021 returning to the Elks Lodge, which he greatly Mrs. Great to be here on. Keep those mask on in Franklin on Paul Burton. WBC news is by
Washington DC man wins Powerball drawing to become first millionaire of 2021
"Becomes the first millionaire of the new year with help of a special power ball drawing. Now it's time for one of these balls to reveal our first Powerball millionaire of this year just after midnight. Carlos Mabry, who lives in Northwest D. C won a million dollars live on ABC. Oh, my God! Mabry and his family were one of five families randomly selected to take part in the the special special power power ball ball drawing drawing on on Dick Dick Clark's Clark's New New Year's Year's Rockin Rockin Eve Eve with with Ryan Ryan Seacrest Seacrest 2021. 2021. Out Out of of those those families. families. His His was was randomly randomly chosen. chosen. Tell Tell me me what what is is flowing flowing through through your your body body and blood right now. Oh, my Oh, my just like that they became millionaires. Nick I Nelly
It's a boy! New York City's 1st baby of 2021 born at Coney Island Hospital
"In Brooklyn just as the clock struck midnight on January, 1st is the first Baby to be born in New York City here in 2021 Little Jackson Rodriguez was born at Coney Island Hospital, Right, a 12 A.m. weighing £6.11 ounces. He was born to parents, Yvette Rodriguez and Antonio shall bear. He is the couple's third child. Police believe this the
The Boy Who Inspired Baltimore
"With twenty twenty now officially in the books we're taking one last look back at the year in sports and replaying our very favorite episode of twenty twenty. It's about baltimore's most unforgettable young sports fan mugabe who passed away from cancer. The athletics brit girly spoke with us about mos- brief incredible life and a moment after his death that she'll never forget from wondering on the athletic. I'm kavita davidson. And i'm under scotto. This is the lead so britt tell us about the earliest days of mugabe's life mokaba first few months of his life which state regular newborn infant and around about nine months. His mother sasi saw photo of him. In which is is just white she went and got him checked out and it turned out that he had cancer anywhere so he had it in the back he was a kid who spent seventy five percent of his young life in the hospital constantly getting aggressive chemotherapy or a life of sickness and never got better. How did mow become such a big sports fan. It came from his mother sans e who made no bones about it. I'll be back forth lethem level. When did move. I come onto the radar of baltimore. Sports fans around the age of nine mo- decided that he was going to call in to this afternoon. Show five seven. Jeremy khan and scott carr so or the two anchors and they get a call from a nine year old kid and jeremy's berry aware that sometimes kids are shy or they don't know what to say i mean he had his confidence his swagger about that i thought was so cool when he would call in and then it just months and loved the ravens at orioles so much it just really really shown through. Thank you walk. Can we get picking booking shot. Pick right there. What's funny is santi was working during the day. She had no idea for months. That son was becoming this fixture on this afternoon drive show in baltimore working with the school that work now. She had no idea how famous her son was getting a good no say that again do that again. Cool man and it was all of the jones different things you started getting his own theme music. really funny and engaging kid once you get a chance even the most hardin cremona callers were like. Yeah i love bow and no one knew. He was sick for a very long time and it wasn't until the promotions director was like mugabe. I've seen that kid a cancer events for their sister station. Jeremy wasn't even sure they were talking about the same kid. He saw video of mo and he realized that voice. That voice was coming out of this little boy in a wheelchair who conveyed nothing of the pain and thorough medical procedures that he had already been through never had anything negative to say about anyone. He never talked about any issue with body nation. Change us old. You're already in trouble. Nationwide think so. I'm not the. I'm not kidding. And his legend grew within the community. The ravens heard about him only say mo on free. What do i pitch for the orioles in two thousand seventeen. We have very special kid with us. Mo- gabby he is a baltimore. Sports celebrity of source smo- and he was under the impression he was throwing the first pitch of the game out. he thought he was throwing jacoby. Ellsbury kind of ex cotton unbelievable. I'd never turn out a first pitch for a game. I'll try out. I'll i'll i'll tell you that. Try not to get the yankee players. They hit the ball. I liked them to do is get a strike that start off. They're just literally f- no stopping mo- have a great time. I hope you have a wonderful kids. Opening day. camden yard. Thank you for having me. And then he also became the first person in history to announce a draft pick for the ravens on a braille card. Oh take it away wet. Oh sorry he was becoming a worldwide sensation. His braille teacher visual assistant at school. Leach said that she was opening cards from kenya. And blow would be like. Wow that's on the other side of the world. He was just sort of starting to grasp. How big of a deal
Coronavirus: Diddy hands out cash and gift cards in Miami to help residents
"Benjamin's birthday. Oh, man, what y'all wanna did, he has helped hundreds of families in Florida pay their rent. He also visited Miami this week to hand out gift cards and cash to people in need. Didi's Sean Combs Foundation held a dance a thon in April that raised more than $3.4 million for people affected by the pandemic. But
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry buy 100 hats in Archie's name for charity
"But 100 hence in Archie's name for charity. So Archie, of course, is there Is there a toddler son and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave back this holiday season. By buying 100 hats from make give Live, which is a New Zealand social enterprise that provides knitwear for kids and needs in this purchase wasn't made in Archie's name. And by the way you can check out Prince Harry Meghan Markle and that little toddler Archie. Their holiday greeting card is on our website at my talk one of 71 dot com. Well, that's all the dirt this hour
Kent restaurant teams up with Seattle native Jamal Crawford to hand out 400 Christmas meals
"Financially this holiday season because of the pandemic one can't restaurant is giving back and feeding those in need. Nana Southern Kitchen gave 400 free meals to anyone in need. On Christmas Day, the teamed up with Rainier Beach High School and NBA star Jamal Crawford to do it. Crawford is a Seattle native. Giving is a tradition for this family owned restaurant manager Chi in Minor says they do it none of their great grandmother who always had a heart for helping others. This is exactly what she did. He fed people. She brought people together. She taught them life lessons. She welcomed everybody. I don't care if you were somebody sitting on the sidewalk in the street, she fed everybody. This is nothing for us to sacrifice Christmas to make sure people eat This doesn't just happen on Christmas day. Either. They tell us they regularly go out and give to the community, often driving around and looking to find people who need a meal. Doctors are
‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’: Boy On Autism Spectrum Gets Life-Changing Christmas Gift
"Spectrum. Got a life changing Christmas gift this year, Channel two's Lisa Ross There was there as a service dog came home for Good. Hi. Okay. This'll £120 Rhodesian ridgeback named moves came wrapped with love Christmas morning in the England family's home in Ridgewood. Mrs nine year old Mason, England, is on the autism spectrum and has epilepsy. He is not verbal. But ever since he was introduced to Moose earlier this year. The family has had hope he will. One day speak. He started hugging her kissing her tears. Just think about it. That's like talking to her babbling like almost like Like they fell in love like I've never seen anything like it. Since the spring. The nonprofit Merlin's Kids Service dogs has been bringing Moose and Mason together once a week. Build their bond. Wesleyan University in Middletown,
Canoga Park Fire Victims Get Christmas Surprise From Los Angeles FD
"City Firefighters made a surprise delivery to numerous families and Woodland Hills. They became victims this past week of a devastating fire that destroyed their home. Really 20 kids who've been living in a Woodland Hills Marriott, who escaped a December 22nd arson fired an apartment complex in Canoga Park. They got quite the surprise from L. A city firefighter's fire department wanted to come by and give a look. Something to the kids, and this looks on their faces. They were just elated underneath the masks. Los Angeles Fire captain Eric Scott speaking with Can IX. This was just a terrible, terrible incident that happened on top of a pandemic. When these families have lost so much to see them walk out with bags of gifts, and the kids are smiling. It's it's a positive moment. Incredibly, there were no injuries in the fire that happened this past Tuesday that destroyed the apartment complex that was home. The kids, the families, of course shaken up, but physically okay. A and delighted to see the firefighters and the gifts. Craig
Story of Washington DC’s hawk family is now a book
"They family saga that gripped Washington in the spring. It's now a book. Yet none of the family members is quoted. That's because the book is the story of a hawk family that moved into a nest along Connecticut Avenue. Jennifer Packard, a photographer who lives in Washington, D. C, captured the story. The red shouldered hawks, who drew crowds to a bridge over the Klingle Valley trail along Connecticut Avenue this spring, and we were so worried about you know, Cove it and our democracy, But this this just froze all of that. We were just suspended in time watching this Hawks family, the title of the book and raptured by Raptor. There was Libby, the mom, Cleveland Covert and Dorothy, the three Hawk hatchlings. And the father, Walt, who had a close call. After being tangled in fishing line, He was spotted dangling helplessly, nearly 50 ft in the air. He was rescued by all Moon Raptor Center of Maryland. They nursed him to health and then returned him to the wild. Had they not been able to do that The family would not have had a high survival rate. Kate Ryan w T. O P knew. Would you like some more ways that potentially get
Syrian Boy Reunites With Family In London
"End of this dark year, a scene of joy at international arrivals in London Heathrow Airport this week. 11 year old for West Mama mood was greeted by 14 of his family members. They are bombarding him with balloons, hugs and tears. Go on uncle lifts him on his shoulders there. This is the first time the boy had seen any family for more than a year. He spent that time in Greece in a detention center, a refugee camp and briefly with a foster family. The reunion was a mixture of emotions, says Hanani, a shag who helped make this moment happen. An emotional roller coaster of guilt and ecstatic happiness relief. She is the founder and director of a nonprofit called Goodwill Caravan. They had been working on for Wezel Mahmoud's case for about 14 months. He had been separated from his mom and dad on the border of Syria and Turkey because they were taking sniper fire. Was his parents told him to run in the other direction because it wasn't safe to run back to his parents. The 11 year old boy was left by himself to endure a grueling journey across borders. Eventually, he made it to Greece aboard a dinghy overflowing with refugees. Ashiq says, Um Mahmoud endured beatings at the camp. Sometimes he went without food. She says he hasn't slept a night since he arrived in the UK because of ongoing trauma and medical issues. His parents still have not been located. The relatives he's now with include aunts and uncles. Pandemic made arranging this re union especially difficult, she says he used to send lawyers just to go and visit and even to get the visitation rights for lawyers a long process. Mainly this time because of the pandemic, but also generally the asylum laws in Greece are forever changing, not causes. Even further delays are shack says a lot of migrant Children just disappear. The European Migration Network estimates that more than 30,000 have gone missing in some ways for Wezel. Mahmoud's case is the exception for now, Goodwill Caravan and his family are savoring this moment. Trying to help him lead a normal life. Now that he's safe, we've just finished buying foe as a football themed bedroom because he loves people and once toe to be a football player when he gets older, the road to recovery after four Wezel Mahmoud's tumultuous year may take some time. But for now, he is surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins, who are relieved to welcome him home.
Special delivery: Houston firefighters deliver baby girl on Christmas Eve
"Is just something nice on Christmas Eve night. This time, it's involving Houston firefighters and no, there was no fire involved. Well, they were responding and waiting for an ambulance from a family that called needing assistance. Houston firefighters have engine five actually just took hands. And delivered a baby girl at that home with the family that had called for emergency assistance. Everybody's doing well, including the firefighters