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Fresh update on "boston" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Proud sponsor of WTO's charity of the month. This is WTO P news. At one 36, the royals arrive in Boston. The prince and Princess of Wales also known as William and Catherine met with the city's mayor and then told a crowd waiting in The Rain outside of city hall that they're delighted to bring their earthshot climate awards event to Boston. Prince William said he was inspired by president Kennedy's moonshot initiative in the 1960s that put a man in the moon, and he wants the same for climate change innovation. The royal couple also attended a Boston Celtics game, and on Thursday we'll visit a climate change startup incubator ahead of the earthshot awards event on Friday. Ben Tracy, CBS News, Boston. More than ten months after a student shot another at magruder high school locally parents say the school system has acknowledged that mistakes were made during the emergency. The magruder community held a two hour meeting where parent Kim Glassman says officials conceded missteps in lockdown safety protocols. They had told us initially that
Tatum scores 49, Celtics hold off hot-shooting Heat 134-121
"Celtics four Jayson Tatum scored the first 6 points of the game and ended with a season high 49 and a one 34 one 21 Boston victory over the Miami Heat. Tatum hit 8 of his 12 three pointers on his way to his third 40 plus point game of the season, a mark which he only needed three quarters to hit. Just kind of being in a race spot. You know, especially in the first couple minutes of the game the way we were just moving the ball, you know, and you know, I've seen a couple going out early. So, you know, just shooting in rhythm. His teammate Malcolm Brogdon added 21 off the bench. Well, forward jaylen Brown added 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Boston. Great cadets, Boston.
Fresh update on "boston" discussed on The Voicebot Podcast
"And any event, that's not why we're here today. Let's just remind me. What was the name of the company you were out at the time? Well, when we first met, I was at a company called Odin technologies. And we, people won't be surprised, but we're not only building software. And we had some services too, but we were focused a little bit more on the software. But we also were known as the leading research shop, like independent research shop in the RFID space. And so we would evaluate all the tags against each other. The reader, some of the applications as well, because everyone was claiming the same stuff. They all provided competing spec sheets that looked similar and people kept coming to us and saying, like, how do you tell which one's different? So that's why we started doing that. And interestingly enough, I do some similar things or have done some similar things in the voice industry. And that's probably why we're here today. Great to see you again. It has been many years. It's wonderful to cross paths. Yes, yes. You're not the first person from my past life that I didn't see for 20 years. And then all of a sudden, it was like, oh, hey. We're in the same space. Once again. Okay, so that's been fun. A little trip down memory lane. But let's talk about real wear. How did real wear come about? Real work came about is quite a convoluted story, but after my years in RFID, I got caught up with a group in Boston who our public company that today make my career displays. They make the tiny little displays that go in all of this head worn computing world that we live in today. The display you might go to Costco by a 110 inch TV or some crazy big TV. In the micro display world, we're talking about .3 inch diagonal displays, tiny little things, but high resolution with magnifying optics on front of them. So I got to rank back to this company of coping where they were making these things. And strange enough, the RFID will got me into there. Because the gentleman that was running alien technology used to work at copen and ended up going back to coping after 8 in technology and then dragged me in and said, Chris, I need someone technical to help on this plan. And I formed a team of three people with a vision of saying, let's not just make these micro displays. Let's make a whole thing around the micro displays. Let's make all solution. And that whole solution should really be a headwind computer. Given that in 2007, when this program was started, we all thought that the technology space around us was mature enough to allow us to assemble a whole computer on the head. While being light enough and functional enough. So that was a dream really 2007 that now's the time to do this. And so they dragged me into drive all the software development and all the firmware development of this program with a team of three and a business development lead. We had myself and then we had a mechanical and optical engineer and human factors guide. Who are still work with today. So we've got working on all this stuff within this company of coping. And this is well before Google glass came up with their Google glass device. It's well before long the other had one computing. And it really was Greenfield space for us. It was open for us to go and research and file a lot of patterns around it a lot of work. So over the course of the next 5 or 6 years, we spent a nice bit of money on research and development, building out prototypes to build an industrial grade health set. And in that process, we also are able to file maybe a 150 pounds in the area all around this had more computing. Now I hope you're sitting.
UK royals traveling to Boston with eye on environment prize
"The prince and Princess of Wales are making their first overseas trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September. The troops and occasion that Prince William and his wife, Kate, to show the world as much about who they are not, as who they are, with their three day visits to Boston, a couple hope to demonstrate that they aren't the last remnants of a dying institution their foray is focused on Williams initiative to find at the next generation of environmental entrepreneurs and will be supplemented with trips to an anti poverty program, child development researchers and local flood defenses. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Bruins extend NHL-record season-opening home win streak
"The Boston Berwyn added to their NHL record of home wins to start a season. Now 13 straight with a three one victory over the Tampa Bay lightning. Taylor hall started the scoring for the bruins just one minute and 7 seconds into the game were the first of his two goals. The lightning tied it at one in the second on a power play goal by Steven stamkos. It was his 999th career point. In the third, the bruins took the lead for good, two 49 into the period on all second goal of the game, a power play goal. And then with 41 seconds left in regulation, Brad marchand added an empty net goal for the bruins. Greg kede, Boston.
Prince William focuses U.S. trip on climate amid Harry row
"Prince William and the Princess of Wales are heading to the U.S. to focus on their earthshot prize for environmental innovators on their first visit to the U.S. in 8 years the royal couple will most likely get caught up in tensions with prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who have criticized Britain's royal family in the American media, William and his wife Catherine will travel to Boston for three days of public engagements before announcing the prize winners as much as the royals will try to focus on the prize, they're likely to be asked questions about Harry and Meghan, who appeared on Oprah, accusing the royal family of racism among other things, unless believe their trip is a good opportunity to redress the balance. Karen Chammas, London
Packed Black Friday sports schedule
"AP sports I'm Tom Miriam. On Black Friday, the NBA and NHL were as busy as the shopping malls. 14 NBA games and 13 on the ice were played the day after both leagues were off for Thanksgiving. The Celtics added to their league leading record by beating searching Sacramento as Jason Tatum scored 30 with help from the Boston bench. I think when we might have been down for the end of the half of ten, he knows because of those guys came in and just changed the momentum. The bucks kept pace by beating the Cavaliers thanks largely to a 35, ten third quarter in which Bobby port has played a key role. Felt good for us overall as a basketball team, because it felt like we was playing books, basketball, for a chance. Victories also for the Lakers heat suns, warriors, nuggets, grizzly sixers pacers, rockets, thunder hornets, and the trailblazers in overtime over the Knicks. NHL, the bruins became the first team to win its first 12 home games in the season, as they beat the hurricanes three to two in overtime on David pasternak's gold. Big win for us, obviously, and coming from behind, you know, after Thanksgiving, the game is never easy, so it's good with. The devil's after having their 13 game win streak snap bounced back with a three one win in Buffalo. Other winners, the capitals penguins islanders red wings, Maple Leafs Canadians kraken jets, senators kings and lightning, with Braden points scoring too early goals. I think both teams were into it right away. It was nice to get a couple goals for us early. Pretty good jump on the game. I thought it was a fun game. World Cup soccer, the United States finished in a scoreless tie with England as coach Greg berhalter's young team had the better scoring chances. Overall, pleased with the performance of the group, most importantly, the belief of the group, because that never wavered. The U.S. now must be to ran on Tuesday to advance to the knockout round. Plenty of college action on Black Friday, football winners included four ranked teams tulane, Florida state UCLA and Texas, and basketball top ranked North Carolina lost a wire with state. Tom Arian AP sports.
Bruins set NHL record: 12 straight home wins to start season
"David pasternak scored the game winner for Boston with one 41 left in overtime as the bruins came from behind and defeated the Carolina hurricanes three two to remain undefeated at TD garden. Carolina started the scoring with two in the first, the second by just Perry Cote Kenneth, Boston scoring did not start until 30 seconds remaining in the second, when David krejci scored the first of his two goals. His second goal tied it with 9 33 left. It was initially ruled interference, but was overturned by a coach's challenge, with the win, the bruins said in NHL record with 12 straight wins at home to start a season. Great kedes, Boston
Tatum has 37 points, 13 rebounds, Celtics beat Mavs 125-112
"The Boston Celtics scored 70 of their 125 points in the first half and added to their league leading wind total with a one 25 one 12 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored 37, while his teammate jaylen Brown added 31. The Celtics led by as many as 27, but the Mavericks cut it to 9 in the second half behind league leading scorer Luka Dončić's 42 points. But it was the balanced Celtics offense that secured the victory with all 5 starters scoring in double figures within two minutes of the start of the second half. Great gadski, Boston.
DeRozan scores 36, Bulls down Bucks 118-113
"The bulls are showing signs in the last two games that they're turning things around. They wanted Milwaukee one 18 one 13, not with back to back wins over the bucks in Boston Celtics two of the best teams in the NBA demar Derozan led the way with 36. Just having a confidence to compete for a close to 48 minutes as possible. Being locked in, you know, and these are results. White made back to back late three pointers that erase the box three point lead the final 75 seconds. Yanis Santa drupal had 36 for the bucks. Check Freeman. Milwaukee
Tarantino Is Making Excuses for Not Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
"I was there. Obviously you know, my ear was not only to the ground. It was below the ground. Both ears. I heard everything back then and Harvey was close to me. I talked to him several days a week. I never heard a rape story. Now, Quentin Tarantino was closer to Harvey. They worked together in tandem. I'm sure he heard something. Let's not forget the fact that Brad Pitt wanted Harvey Weinstein when Harvey made a play for Gwyneth Paltrow or some kind of shit in Brad Pitt, let him know. Even Ben Affleck, let him know, this shit doesn't wash with me. So the stories were out there and guys like Quentin Tarantino would have heard that more than me, but you know, look, I understand, look, you do this to me, you're not gonna get this movie. I never heard actresses talking like that. You know, Quentin said he heard, don't get in the back of a limo with this guy. Courtney Love said something to that effect on the red carpet one day. But it's funny. My girlfriend, the girlfriend, will tell me, no, no, I even heard that stuff, and I wasn't even there, but I heard it. And I'm like, I don't know what to tell you. I didn't hear it, and I was a gossip columnist. I'm not lying to you. I heard the hobby was a bully. I heard he got things done. I assumed he got laid like every other studio had got late since Louis V mayor. But, you know, bathrobe, raping, injecting drugs into his penis to get hard. No, I never heard any of that stuff. Or else, I would have done what Quentin Tarantino said he would have done. Like I did for Harvey when I found out he was banging some girl in England and, you know, cheating on his first wife. I would have said, hey, boss. Because there was no reason not to call him Boston. He wasn't, you know, condemned yet. I was a boss. I don't know what's going on, but here's what I hear. There's a story out there that you're raping chicks. I'm going to put it right in his lap. Not to threaten him that I was going to write the story, but I want to, like I said here, here's this bomb diffusing. It's out there. So, you know, I don't know, but I really think Quentin Tarantino because of his position and because Harvey took him under his wing, Quentin Tarantino can tell you all he wants that he never heard this stuff. I don't believe it. And some people will tell you when did Paltrow's father was a top director. And her mother, Blythe Danner, was a star. But the person who went to Weinstein about his behavior toward her was Brad Pitt. Who was a born fan at the time. So how can people not know about this guy doing that shit? So you know Quentin Tarantino was on the front lines. I think he's full of shit when he talks about this. He's making excuses for why he didn't stand up like a real man and confront Harvey.
Bergeron gets 1,000th point, streaking Bruins beat Lightning
"The Boston Bruins extended their win streak to 7 straight with a 5 three road win over the Tampa Bay lightning but trees bergeron notched as 1000th career point as a Bruin assisting on Boston's fourth goal of the game by Brad marchand It means even more when it's a guy that I've been has been on my side for such a long time and has such a big impact on the team but also on my career Nick Paul scored Tampa Bay's first and third goals the bruins answered with tallies from David crece Nick foligno Charlie Coyle Marshawn and David pasternak Rudolph bolsters also scored his first as a lightning Tampa
Driver Crashes Into Apple Store Outside Boston, Killing 1
"Not looking good here in Boston. Police have set up those white tents in front of what's left of the Apple store. We understand the reporting from daily from the daily mail is that at least one person is dead, at least ten others were taken out or at least the hospitals are being told to expect at least ten patients there. And we understand that the force was so powerful this, again, this driver plowing an SUV through the front window of the Apple store there right outside of Boston. And actually, it was the back wall that stopped the SUV. So, I mean, this thing went all the way through the Apple store. And now there are concerns that the building may not be stable, so that the building may collapse. It's a mess. So anyway, we'll keep you updated on that story. We have information video photos from the scene over at Todd stern's dot com.
Bruins tie NHL mark for home start; beat Blackhawks, 6-1
"Charlie mcavoy had four assists as Boston defeated Chicago 6 to one for their 11th straight win at home to start the season 11 tying the NHL record for home wins to start a campaign David pasternak had a pair of goals and Patrice bergeron had a goal and an assist It's been a fun journey and going to keep that going and you know for me it's really about to continue to grow as a team and to get better The bruins have won 6 straight overall while the Blackhawks have lost three in a row I'm David Shuster
Celtics hit 20 3s, beat Pelicans 117-109 in 9th straight win
"The Celtics long-range shooters were on target in their 9th win in a row One 17 one O 9 versus the pelicans Boston was 20 or 46 from three point range with Derek white firing up 6 trays I feel good I'm getting good looks and I'm just showing it And making himself he's got to continue to put in the work Jaylen Brown delivered 27 points in ten rebounds White had 26 points and Jayson Tatum had a 19 points in ten assists New Orleans entered a three game winning streak despite Brandon Ingram who hit a season high 5 trays and finished with 25 points I'm Dave fairy
Celtics claim 8th straight win, beat Hawks 126-101
"The Celtics made at 8 straight wins by hammering the hawks one 26 one O one Jaylen Brown scored 22 points to lead 7 cells with at least 14 Jayson Tatum flirted with a triple double producing 19 points 8 assists in 7 rebounds Derek white chipped in 16 points in ten assists for Boston which won without injured guards Marcus smart and Malcolm Brogdon the Celtic shot 55% from the field and knocked down 21 three pointers Trey young had a team high 27 points for the hawks but shot just ten of 23 including two for 7 from three point range I'm Dave ferry
Tatum scores 43, Celtics beat Pistons for 6th straight win
"Jayson Tatum and the Celtics picked up their 6th consecutive win by getting past the pistons one 17 one O 8 Tate imported 28 of his season high 43 points in the second half and finished with ten rebounds Marcus smart added 18 points in ten assists to Boston's second win over Detroit in four days Boy and Bogdanovich scored 28 points to lead Detroit and rookie Jayden ivy edited a season high 26 Marcus Bagley the third made his season debut after missing the first 13 games with a sprained knee He finished with four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes I'm Dave ferry
The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm David Shuster we begin in the NBA where Jayson Tatum scored a game high 34 points as Boston defeated Denver one 31 one 12 His night and day the way that we're playing the start of this season compared to the start of last season But whenever we made that change I just feel like we haven't looked back and for the most part we got the same group One or two new guys but they really know how to play the game In New York RJ Barrett scored 30 points for Tom thibodeau as the Knicks down Detroit one 21 one 12 The thing that was different about this game is we still didn't shoot the ball great But I thought we made a lot of plays on selfish place to help get high quality shots Elsewhere Oklahoma City had 8 players in double figure scoring running past Toronto by 19 Memphis had three players over 20 points beating Minnesota one 14 one O three and Golden State got 40 points from Steph Curry one O 6 one O one over Cleveland turning to hockey Washington defeated Tampa Bay as Craig heist reports Darcy Kemper made 28 saves and helped kill off a 5 minute power play in the second period as the capitals beat the lightning 5 to one Sonny Milano had two goals and an assist Anthony mantha Alexi protest and Connor sherry each lit the lamp Kemper missed out on the shutout when Nick permits scored in the third More importantly I think just as a group we came together with the urgency that we really wanted this win and you could see it in our play right from the start and it was nice to see everyone get rewarded College hoops the top 5 teams in the country all in action with number two Gonzaga squeaking out a one point victory at Michigan state Meanwhile number one North Carolina three Houston Ford Kentucky and 5 Baylor all were comfortable winners baseball news the Houston Astros fired their GM James click after he turned down their one year contract to offer and football buffalo quarterback Josh Allen he's questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota with a sore elbow I'm David Shuster AP sports
Tatum scores 34, Celtics beat Nuggets for 5th straight win
"It's a 5 game winning streak for the Celtics after Jason Tatum at Jalen Brown led a one 31 one 12 trouncing of the nuggets Tatum contributed 34 points 8 rebounds and 5 assists His 7th game with at least 30 points this season His night and day the way that we're playing the start of this season compared to the start of last season But you know whenever we made that change I just feel like we haven't looked back Brown had 25 points 8 rebounds and 8 boards for the Celtics who were 56% from the field in improving to 9 and three Al Horford had 6 of Boston's 16 three pointers and finished with 21 points and 7 rebounds I'm Dave ferry
We Have a Young Generation Who Wants to Hate America
"And I think this ultimately is the big picture issue. And I want you to hear me on this. Since at least 2020, our nation's public schools have been radicalizing our kids. Remember common core? They were teaching our children that America was founded by a bunch of terrorists. They called the Boston Tea Party and act of domestic terrorism. You remember all that? And then along came critical race theory. And they were teaching people to judge, you should judge people by the color of their skin, that if you're a white person, you are the oppressor if you're a black, you are the oppressed. And then along comes the sex and gender crowd with this radical ideology. You got, you have a generation of young people. They don't know their pronouns. Many parents had no idea this was going on. For 20 for 20 years, most parents had no idea what was happening in that public school classroom. For 20 years. When you look at the when you look at the numbers of people who turned out to vote, there were a good number of young people, so the young people actually got out and voted in the midterm elections. And what I find fascinating is those young people are the people that were in public schools and over the past 20 years. We're talking about the millennials. We're talking about Generation Z a group that has been radicalized to hate America. A group that has been radicalized to believe that communism is far better than capitalism. So theoretically, and when you look at how these young people responded, when Biden said, you know what, we're going to forgive all of your student loan debt. We're going to make the American taxpayer just bite the bullet on that. You've got a generation of young people that would rather just rely on the government. Look at what happened during the pandemic. Nobody wanted to go back to work. They wanted to sit on their fat butts and the bark loungers, getting a monthly check from the government.
"boston" Discussed on Radio Boston
"What's the message. You want to deliver tumor genie this afternoon. In what specifically do you want to hear from her. So i i do give credit because this is the first. I've heard as mayor and i've been married for six years now This is the first time. I've heard from any mayor boston or leader working collaboratively on this specific issue. So i i do give her credit and the willingness to be able to do that and i'm happy to work towards responsible regional solutions Mayor jenny knows that the challenges of mass and cavs probably better than anyone and this is. It's in her neighborhood. And i will send with her to work toward more. Buy in from cities and towns throughout the region. It's not one communities burden to bear alone. it's obscene reveres. It's not City of boston. We have to be together and and work together on that. And she's she's right about that but it can't just be displacement to to another community either and we need a real coalition. We need a real regional solutions. We need something that's responsible And actually i look forward to talking to mayor janey about today. That was revere mayor. Brian regan. He is speaking with acting mayor. Kim genia boston a little later this afternoon. So let's get some more context on the situation unfolding act that area around massachusetts avenue in melania kaspovar. Wbrc deborah. becker was listening in on. That conversation with rigo joins us now deb. Welcome back thank you. So i'm just going to start by asking you your reactions to what you just heard. Well i i think he's got a point If if he did in fact learn of this Through a voicemail and was not getting consistent information then i think that mayor rigo Certainly has reason to have a lot of questions and a lot of concerns about this proposal. and the you know comparing it to what happened in revere for covert and being able to set up Some sort of emergency services on quick notice. He's right he had partners. He had the state and in this case It doesn't seem to be the same. So i think his concerns are legitimate at the same time There are real problems in that neighborhood of boston. in boston has been trying for a long time to get other communities involved in to get help and it hasn't happened at this point so mary rigo and i didn't discuss this deb. But the neighborhood. Around mass and cass recently. Put a stop to a plan to house. People have vacant best western roundhouse in the area correct. That's right Victory programs had a contract to use two floors of that hotel for up to thirty..
"boston" Discussed on Radio Boston
"This is radio boston. I'm tian during boston. Wants thirty hotel rooms. At the quality. In in revere they are for people currently in the area of massachusetts avenue and melania cast boulevard who are experiencing homelessness and addiction. The city of boston says it wants to use the rooms for transitional housing and wraparound services for people at mass and cast but revere mayor brian rigo is against it. Saying there has been no plan and that makes the idea dangerous. Acting boston mir kim janey and mayor areso are set to meet and talk out their differences later this afternoon. We caught up with mayor a rigo little earlier today. And i asked why specifically he objected. I wrote a letter to the bus. Probably health mission especially my immense frustration. And it's been more around the fact that there is no plan you know we've heard a lot about a regional plan. We've heard a lot about How we can potentially help these folks. We haven't seen any details You know as i said in the letter. I don't even know how many rooms are looking to rent from the quality and in revere And so when we were when we found out about this which didn't happen the way. These things orderly happened happened through a voicemail. You know there was some frustration but ultimately what we need to do is make sure that we're meeting the need of humanitarian crisis. We cannot just move people in boston and ship them to another city. We need to have a real regional plan of responsible regional plan. This is a situation where all hands should be on deck And that includes the governor that includes the attorney general that includes the da and includes metro. Boston mayors multiple mayors in multiple cities are coming together convening and figuring out how to roll up our sleeves and and and tackle this. It doesn't mean just moving people from one city to another and that is what we've what we've seen so a lot to unpack there. I'm going to pull some of the threads and what you just said mayor. We're going. i'm going to start kind of small. The city confirmed a w. b. u. r. That the pilot proposals for thirty rooms did they. Did you get inconsistent numbers of rome's from the city or did you just not know what the size was so we had heard everything from one hundred sixty two thirty and it depend on. Were talking to. We got different numbers at that and his thirty more attractive. Assuming well well we wanna make sure is that. There's an operational plan right. We wanna make sure that that there are a there are other regional partners. A part of this that their seats tickles. Set a part of this that this isn't just something where putting thirty beds and in one place and and and that's it what i haven't heard are who are the other partners that were were we'd be working with. What is the operational plan around that. And how do we make sure that we have the resources to be able to meet the needs of of the folks that are going to be there. So that's i'm gonna. I'm gonna pick that up for a second. I'm sorry to interrupt you. So you're really emphasizing sort of the the coordination the regional strategy the planning and clarify you're not objecting in principle to housing people who are experiencing homelessness and addiction from the mass and cast area in revere you're not objecting to that. It's the process by which this is happening. My understanding you correctly but We've that's from our own experiences. We were We spearheaded the the covert hotel that was at the quality inn and that took leaders from the region coming together and working together..
"boston" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Councillors were the top vote-getters in yesterday's historic preliminary election among five candidates of color and four women. It has been cordial substantive race. But now that we're down to two candidates who truly differ encore boston issues and who have forty eight days to make their mark. We wonder what does last night teach us about ourselves. And what should we expect from the race ahead while joining us to talk about it. Wbu our senior political reporter. Anthony brooks and boston globe reporter meghan irons anthony. Meghan welcome back meghan high at the idc on a nice to be here again. I'm so glad to have you back. I've been looking forward to this because we last spoke with the two of you last thursday before. Wbu ours mayoral debate. Lot has happened since then including the primary. So i wanna start anthony with wykeham made of the results unity. Did anything surprise you. The numbers were slow to come in. But as we've gotten more what's piqued your interest the most well there's so much that's piqued my interest. But i mean. I guess i'll just sort of jump in with two thoughts. I mean it's perhaps not surprising that. The two at large city councillors prevailed because they already had citywide support that the other candidates didn't and wu's case for the past two election. She's been the biggest vote-getter on the boston city council. So so that wasn't surprising. In retrospect and that should help her in november. I guess the other big thought that i have to is. There's a stark difference now between these two candidates and and it wasn't always clear during the run to the preliminary about what the differences were between these candidates but you know who was the darling of progressive she was endorsed by elizabeth warren. She's running on a progressive platform. Talking about a citywide green new deal. And and already aside georgia's saying you know what the mayor of boston can't mandate rent control. The mayor of boston can't make the tea free so i think there's going to be a stark choice between a young progressive who sort of attracts those new voters and a slightly more moderate Candidate who is much more in tune with sort of older. Perhaps more conservative boston. I think it's going to be a pretty stark choice so we have some sound from that. Anthony let's use it here. This is an niece. Ib george Talking about what. You can't do as mayor here. She is the mayor of boston. Cannot make the tea free. The mayor's boston cannot mandate rent control. These are issues. The state must address in partnership..
"boston" Discussed on Radio Boston
"These flags for the crowd and the stadium just erupts as his brothers. See him and take their helmets off and there is just absolutely incredible. Moment that they images etched in my mind forever. And i watched five or six times this weekend. Kind of reliving that and it just really captured the power of this moment and how badly we needed to breed as a country and you know it may be stupid. Sports rate is a bunch of grown adults throwing a ball around the field and keeping track of points like it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things but at the same time it gives us such an opportunity to come together and to resume these cultural rituals. We have and to feel connected in a way that we need it so badly in that moment and it just reminds me of where we're at. Now he has we do have these kind of to split groups of thought right one saying we need to get back to normalcy. We need that in our lives and another saying it's not it doesn't make sense to take the risks to do that to play a game and and we're kind of seeing that play out right now. Is this weekend kind of stadium packed full of people screaming for their teams. Like you're talking about. Yeah and it did. Chris i wanna stand that for a minute because stands were packed. This was the first time patriot fans have been able to attend to real games since january of twenty nineteen from fandom standpoint. That's really important at the same time when folks return to stadiums after nine eleven. There wasn't a risk that they could hurt each other right and it's different this time absolutely and it was jarring the see. I mean we've talked about some of the protocol that gillette stadium's put in place in terms of mobile tickets cashless concessions. And you know. You're you're basically agreeing that you don't have symptoms by showing up but there's no vaccine requirement and and it's it's pretty concerning when you see people packed into a tight arena like that and knowing they're going to be there for three or four hours screaming in and you know eating and drinking. It's hard not to worry about what the effects are going to be on the road and yet You know by accident. Really my family and i were at the first red sox game after the boston marathon bombing and while everyone was terrified that by going to the game you might be creating a set of gravity for another attack going back. L- claiming that normalcy also felt like an important statement. I think there was something beautiful about having a sunday. Full of football and setting aside that other stuff kind of feeling like it was okay to to forget about that for a few hours and to cheer your team on and and to to care about stupid stuff right it was like having the freedom to care about something that ultimately doesn't matter for a few hours i think we all just kind of desperately need that relief in one way or another i had so let's see if we can make that transition now because people are back in the stands and for a lot of new englanders being part of red sox nation or patriot. Nation is part of the joy of being here. you wanna talk a little bit of football. I would love to know..
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"That's seems to be tied to her support for a green new deal for boston The the her stance on climate change. There's a group called the green advocacy project seems it has some ties to the bernie sanders twenty sixteen campaign. They're they're pouring money into to super pacs supporting supporting woo. So it's a i. It really is a fascinating web of kind of seeing where where this money is going. And why it's going some of it has to be a kind of guesswork because a lot of these aren't talking so you said at the beginning of our conversation superpac. Money tends to come either from unions or from wealthy individual individuals. I do understand. There's a lot of money behind acting boston. Mayor kim janey from the hospitality workers union but also the boston globe columnist shirley. Leong has recently wrote that. There's developer money coming to genius. Well can you tell us a little bit about that sure. There's a wide expectation among observers that developer money will Poor in If if he makes it into the final which polls indicate that she that she will And and part of that may be driven by her criticism of the development process in boston. it's she. She has criticized the boston redevelopment authority which has been rebranded as as friendlier Friendlier planning department But it's also something that keep in mind. Every every election cycle had draws criticism about development process in boston What's what's interesting is that the developed developers here very interested in in how it plays out and whether wu is the makes it instant mayor's office of course noting that wou- supports rent control and actually we saw some sparring about that here at wbrc space last thursday night with a debate that cosponsored with the boston globe that sparring was with john bureau. Some we haven't talked about him yet. Do we know if they're superpac. Money supporting barrows. So his his super pac has been a quieter.
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"This is radio boston. I'm john deering. And it is the eve of boston's historic preliminary mayoral election and the nation is watching. There's a lot at stake. As acting mayor. Kim janey city councillors under a campbell. Anisa's sabi george michelle wu and the city's former economic chief john barrows vita be the first elected mayor of boston. Who is not a white man. Now as the candidates are making their final pitches to voters today massachusetts secretary of state. Bill galvin predicts a sizable turnout at the polls. Tomorrow i'm optimistic. That will have a decent turnout tomorrow. Obviously the the premier contests the election for mira boston. I believe we're going to have slightly more than one hundred thousand participants Something less than a hundred and ten thousand a lot at stake a lot of excitement and a lot of money millions and fact here with a roundup of who is throwing their wallets behind. Which candidate is gin dumps managing editor of the door chester reporter. Gin welcome to the show there. Yes can you hear me. I can hear you now gimhae. Hey thanks for joining us. Sure thanks for having me so get i want. I want to start about what kind of money we're talking about. Candidates can directly raise money on their own in all the five. Major candidates have raised a total about six point three million dollars. That's the kind of direct fundraising. That's highly regulated. There are limits on the contribution. But then there's this other thing this whole other world of what some people refer to as dark money some just call him super pacs. They don't have individual limits. So let's be specific of that kind of money. How much are we talking about. That is flowing into the boston mayoral race. So far although the numbers getting higher every day but right now it's over two million dollars in it's only going to get higher while wants to preliminaries over and into november so an individual can give no more than one thousand dollars a year to a candidate not the same limits for superpac contribution correct right. They can they can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money And really two types of of organizations.
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"He felt the fatigue of his task as though he had come to a place where end and beginning were the same and in the time he'd spent on that mountain everything it changed. He lifted his ears to listen and her nothing. No steps of animals. They'll whisper of trees no snap insects. No lapping waves. A silence is cold and strange him as winter. He wondered how long he had been sitting there for. Just a moment. The earth stood still when the leaves of the force began to russell and the ghostly wail balloon floated across the surface of the water he rose and stretched and turned so the great bear was over his right shoulder and he set out moving west along the shore the sky beginning to pale behind him like the world itself being born thoughts. Talk about the ending the end of humanity. But it's almost happy. Well yeah. I think what. I what i was imagining was a way in which we could think about existence of humanity as something that's part of stories the flesh as dies. There's there are no more humans but the story of humans is captured in lives on in here nature the animals and the trees in the very. You know very water. We've just been over and to me that that seemed okay. Maybe that's what we need to think about if there's a sense of what's the climate lean to us. What is the environment mutual us. There's a we should sort of like go. The hubris we are the beginning and the end and just tinkle ourselves part of the middle. That radio boston's chris. Citric speaking with author andrew creebec about crocs newest novel the bear. Hey we'll be back on air at seven. Don't miss it. Wbz radio boston partnering with the boston globe. Wc channel five. And the john double w mccormick graduate school of policy and global studies at umass boston.
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"The better captain obvious. And it's but it's such an important point. I'm glad you brought you closed with that anthony. Wbz our senior political correspondent. Anthony brooks megan's reporter at the boston globe. That was fun you too. Thank you thank. Your kids are back in public schools today in the boston. Public schools co vid worries. Continue and five. Major mayoral candidates try to distinguish themselves who is best for kids and four schools so now school buses have emerged at the center of that fight after bps started warning families last week that their child's bus might not show up this morning at a televised debate. Last night acting boston mayor came janey sought to assure parents that the city had reached a contract extension with the bus drivers union that had her quote encouraged about bus coverage today. So how did it go. And how did the day go in general. Wbu our education reporter carry. Young was at a boston school bus. Stop at six forty five. This morning joins us now carry. Thanks for joining us led to be here as always all right. Let's start with those buses. Carry was acting mayor. kim janis. Optimism founded yeah. I mean the buses did run this morning although there were some delays to report Quite a few actually at the bus stop. That i was at today however i did just get some data from the district that shows that That they did better than years past when it comes to dropping the kids off on time. That's the on time performance as they say so. This year it was about fifty seven percent of buses that got two schools on time and the five year average. Apparently according to the district is about forty eight percent so some improvement there today. So what bus stop did you visit carey. And what did you hear from parents while you were there. Yeah i headed over to dorchester to dorchester this morning and hung out with a lot of people very big bus. Stop around geneva avenue and westville street I talked to a crossing guard. I is to see how things were going. She didn't want to be recorded but she did say that. She watched a lot of families. This morning wait for a pretty long time. One of them was shahar powell and her son. The bus that he was supposed to get on heading to today was supposed to arrive at six thirty at this morning. And by the time i caught up with her it was already forty. Five minutes. Late is.
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"Boston will join other co hosts to bring you the last candidate debate before election day on tuesday. So we'll let's build those debate bingo cards for tonight. Little review the candidate positions and will sort of. Well check the score on this unprecedented race. Joining us now. Wbu our senior political correspondent. Anthony brooks and meghan irons reporter at the boston globe. Who has been covering the race. Anthony thanks for joining us. Hey always a pleasure. I t's yana. Hey meghan welcome. Thank you for having me all right folks. Let's do this. Anthony will start with you. Give us a quick snapshot of the race and where it stands right now. Okay well just to bring people up to date really quickly. Five candidates acting mayor kim janey city councillors andrea campbell. Michelle wu siber-. George and john barrels the former financial chief for the city of boston. They are all in this race and recent poll suggests that wu has pulled out in front with a substantial race But there is a contest for a second spot and that could be close..
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"All of the people involved. Think it just comes down to. We have to consciously choose to tell those stories because there's so much information that we now know about these buildings. There's so much. Research has gone into this not mine own necessarily but other people's as well if you look at the spaces that are In the backs of buildings of basis in the addicts spaces that are on the second floor of churches. That's where you get that other story but it is a conscious choice and that's important and that's one of the things that there's really happening right now. That may not have happened decades ago. But it's a good step in the right direction. I wonder to you included in your honorable mention section The indigenous fish weird Which were here. Thirty six hundred bc. Tell us about those. So one of the things that i had to do with the book was to set parameters about what i would define as a building so i had to do things like it had to have a roof. It couldn't just be a foundation and that was to rule out a bunch of things like a of tombs and walls and things like that are staircases that preserve that are out and about but not part of houses With the fish weirs. It didn't have a roof but it is a structure. It is a building technically but not in terms of what people i think would expect to see in the book But for me. It was really important to acknowledge that. Not only the fishmongers an important building in the history of boston but is the oldest building that we know in this region. They've been here for five thousand years in some cases Incredibly important one of the largest manmade structures in the country That goes back that far and you described them sure. Yeah so the The native fish weirs built by the massachusetts. People here in boston where built a by taking Saplings and small pieces of tree branches and things like that and hammering them into the clay in back bay at low tide. Thousands of years before back bay was filled so at low tide. You walk out onto a mudflat and build these fence like structures and at high tide especially in the spring the c would cover them up completely and fish. That would swim up rivers like alewife herring with us up. The charles river spun up river watertown that area and then come back down the charles river at low tide. The water would go down and now the fences are officially out of the water. In two three foot of water and the fish would be captured behind the fences and the native people would be standing there in their canoes or on foot capturing by the thousands fish and drying them on the comments There there's thousands of pieces of lear still under back bay were. I found over one hundred years ago and they've been the popped up a few times since during construction projects and something. We actively look for When products are proposed in back bay. I love the you included that because it also reminds us of the history of the land itself where these where these buildings are in boston has if you open a book about boston history and it starts with insects. Thirty close the book because most of that story has already been ignored. The reality is the history. The the human story of boston begins at least ten thousand years ago with native people and that first ten thousand years of history represents over ninety seven percent of the storyline of boston. So if you wanna read the last page of the book than read a book that starts in sixteen thirty. Do you mind if we walk over to old north jerry. I'm gonna follow you. I don't trip here on the cobblestones. Next thing about doing the old buildings in boston is basically follow the freedom trail. And you'll hit most until you get to the outer neighborhoods narrow walking just along the side of the church year israeli regional bricks to there in great shape. Good shape mortis been replaced. A few times tends to be the first thing to go. Look good probably built out of medford bricks probably people though any connection to the royal family. Probably i don't know if it's a direct We don't know if they were enslaved people involved in the project but it would be pretty surprising if there weren't that kind of labor. Data's not well recorded I believe that the church is really looking into that kind of information. See trying to see if it's could be found anywhere because it is an important part of that story. Should that change how we think about it. The story of enslavement is part of the history of boston. And it's not just old north. The people of boston in the seventeen hundreds the wealthy people especially were directly involved in the direct enslavement of people. The people who lived in boston who are not enslaving. People were buying goods made by enslaved people. They were relying on the economy that was supported by enslaved people. There is no innocent person in the eighteenth century. Boston that is a free person. Who's benefiting from the economy that hasn't had some benefit from enslavement. So if you point the finger at one or two symbols and say that needs to go because of that story. What i think is really really more important than trying to put all the blame on one or two things is to better understand. How pervasive ubiquitous enslavement. Wasn't this to the history of boston. What do you hope people learn from your book learn from looking at at just the sampling of fifty buildings and learn from boston's history. It's not all sunshine and roses but that's parts that aren't sunshine and roses are interesting important and need to be told and need to be considered thought about memorialized and can come to terms with. There's a lot of exciting fun funny. Things that happened in the book There's a lot of exciting fun and funny things. That happened in boston's history. But i think in twenty twenty one where as a as a community as a nation really start stopping and saying we need to check ourselves and make sure that we are not overlooking people who were oppressed in time in past and are still oppressed today. Because of the legacy of that oppression. We don't only have to talk about the bad but if we don't consider the bad with the good we are deliberately choosing to do so. At this point we can no longer hide our heads in the sand and say that history. We don't really understand it or get. It's not really out there findable. Yeah it's findable it's out there it's been talked about is being talked about the folks that are involved with these organizations that old north. Paul revere and all these other places are actively going after this history to make sure that the public knows about it. they're coming to terms with directing it and all of them really are are trying to make actionable moves to address it. Correct it and make some sort of change because of it. Well joe thank you for your time today. Thank you for coming out here and join this beautiful day. That was joe bagley. The city archaeologist and director of archaeology for boston. He's also author of the new book boston's oldest buildings and where to find them..
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"Next let's go to the north end boston's oldest neighborhood with someone who knows quite a bit about old things in boston. My name is joe bag. And i'm the city archaeologist and director of archaeology new title For the city of boston we met up recently on a perfectly sunny summer day. Unlike today bag lease the author of a new book. Boston's oldest buildings where to find them an eclectic collection of the oldest still standing structures in our city and the stories. They tell us about ten thousand years of lived history here from private homes. That you've probably never heard of two ones. You most definitely have as we are standing. Just outside of the power of your house The second oldest house in the city of boston and this is one of my first time downtown in almost two years. now and Really shocked by the number of people that are out and about which is good thing but it's different. how does it feel. Yeah it feels alive The weather's amazing and everybody seems happy. And glad to be here I'm happy glad to be here. So it's definitely mutual. Let's talk about the paul revere house because you just said the city feels alive and vibrant again right and in some ways an old building can feel old so tell us about this building and both its history and then what it means today. Sure so made history being one of the three remaining seventeenth century buildings in the entire city of boston and because they're so rare generally it's one of the few remaining seventeen hundred buildings in the country. Really it is a real piece of what the landscape and the streetscape of boston felt like three hundred plus years ago. And i think that that's really what it brings to this neighborhood but also brings to tourism industry. It really is about it's continual existence for over three hundred years. That's the real story to me. Is that it's still here and still looks like a. Does it has medieval vibe to it. It's got the tiny windows with diamond glasses. it's got the site overhang on the second story. The gigantic chimney it's crooked yeah a little bit It's been beautifully restored on top of that this from literally where we're standing right now is one of the few places i think in the definitely in the city where you can look at us seventeenth century and eighteenth century and nineteenth century twentieth century. And a twenty first century building. Boston hasn't stopped growing. And it's it's a it's a living cities a growing city at needs to grow We need to make sure we preserve significant properties so that they can be part of that story but the reality is we can't put a glass dome over the city and expect that it can survive. So so actually. Yeah talk to me about that. In terms of the paul revere house because in reading your book. I learned that it wasn't just paul revere house and then today the living museum it served many purposes throughout the centuries and that sort of highlighted the changes that were going on in boston in time. And that's something. I noticed with all of the The buildings in the book is that they're here basically because they still provided a service and function for the people of boston so they started off as a private home. It remained a private home for essentially the first two hundred years of life. Then right around. Eighteen hundred turned into a boarding house for recently arrived immigrants and people passing through the area to tell now but we are right on the shoreline of boston and within feet of where we're standing was docks and boats and sailors and constant movement of people So the house it served many people passing through the neighborhood and then it transformed to a house museum in one thousand nine hundred unlike many of the houses in the area which were then taken down and turned into slightly higher brick row houses. Four five six stories that you see now in the north end kind of make the north end vibe. That you that you feel when you're in the neighborhood so this one kind of got paused in the nineteen hundreds but it is part of that. Continuous story had had storefronts in the front on the first floor as many of the buildings still do on today and then its purpose. Went from being purely functional as living place to his place of history. I also wanted to ask you about boston's complex complicated history on race and and slavery. there is something striking. I understand what you have to you know. Make a conceit verbal crichton But there is something striking about looking at owned property and and thinking about who through history was allowed to own property and who was deemed property. So how do you think about that history. Yeah one of the challenges with doing the research and understanding the stories of the buildings in the book is that for many. Many many years stood up preservation efforts of both the public and the preservation community for focused on the nicest the oldest the fanciest buildings and those really got emphas- emphasize for preservation. Which that means is that the folks who were at the bottom of the social and economic scale the enslaved people the widow's children. Who don't have their own money Their stories and their buildings and their properties are being are were less preserved and unfortunately have fewer of them now to preserve because of that by going back to the store records though most historic house museums including the revere your house are going back to their records deliberately seek out those underrepresented stories of enslaved people of minorities of women of children who don't get written about as much And so by focusing on those stories today or philly all those missing gaps as much as we can to. It's a kind of double edged sword where it's an important thing to look at today but we've lost so much information along the way our next stop we're gonna walk over to old north church. Which in recent years has also sort of going through its records as well and finding where the funding for its steeple. Came from for example was was for my a rich boston Slave owner Faneuil hall named after. Peter faneuil notorious of slave owner as well so slave trader marching slave. Merchants so I guess i'm wondering so in your research for these buildings. Did you find records of both who built them and how they were paid for most of the time the building the information about who built them specifically with actual laborers were was hidden under a layer of the many. The owners were themselves builders so they were trades. People bricklayers house rights. They may have enslaved people who were then used as laborers on the properties. That were being built with the buildings. What we get for the ones that are still standing are permitted primarily people who were enslavers themselves. We only have one building in the top fifty. That was actually built for a black person. that's lampien middleton house on beacon hill the rest of them may have had black people living in these houses but not for the first couple of centuries where they lived in occupied by free black bostonians so as we think about preserving these these historic sites. How should we also think about then telling the stories of.
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"Wc the boston globe and the mccormack graduate school of policy and global studies at umass. Boston to bring you a debate among the major candidates on thursday september ninth. But between now and then we're inviting each of them to our virtual studio to make their case to you and today we have boston city. Councillor necess- ib george concerts ib george. Welcome back to radio boston. Thank you very much. He's yana happy to be here. So i'm gonna start with the question. I'm trying to ask everyone no matter who gets elected in this race. It's going to be a first. So why should that. I be you and why are you the right person to lead the city at this moment so i believe i'm the right person to lead this city at this moment based on my experiences as a city councillor in the work i've been able to accomplish on that body but also my experiences as a small business owner and i think most importantly my experiences in the classroom. I spent thirteen years as boston. Public schoolteacher at east boston high and those experiences have certainly given me the ability to jump in the weeds when it comes to issues around educating our kids across the district but it's also about showing up and being engaged as an at large city councilor building relationships with our city's residents in every neighborhood and being receptive responsive and responsible to the needs they have and that's my commitment as an at large city. Councilor will continue to be my commitment as mayor of the city. So let's start with cove especially there's news today acting boston. Mayor kim janey announced a vaccine mandate for city employees earlier this afternoon. It was just a bit ago. So here's a bit of what she said. By the end of the month all city employees contractors and volunteers will be required to verify their vaccination status through a secured centralize digital portal. She also said that unvaccinated employees will need to be tested every week. Do you agree with that decision. Is it what you would have done in her shoes. The most important thing for us to be focused on as a city whether it's for our cities employees are city's residents is to make sure that they have access to vaccination. We have to continue to work on that and make sure that we are getting shots in arms for all of our cities residents and we need to make sure that we have continued access to testing one. Thing that i've noticed is a very dramatic reduction in access to testing so yes. I agree with pushing vaccination In making sure that our city's residents in our cities employees have access to that vaccination. I don't agree with mandated explanation. I think it's important to encourage it and to make sure that testing is.
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"Boston pride is no more now. That's true for the organization. But what does that mean for the lgbtq movement last friday the board of directors of boston pride announced it would disband the organization after mounting criticism over its failure to diversify its leadership and better represent the trans community and people of color. We have been covering the controversy around boston bride here on radio boston for more.
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"This idea of solidarity which came up and we'll talk about some other podcast episodes as well but there was so much in this idea of zero sum that seemed to get at the heart of anti-racist work you talk about solidarity It really resonated with me and doing anti-poverty poverty work people often argue that we deprive ourselves when we hold others back from being their full selves. I think of mona lisa smith and mothers for justice inequality in boston talking about you know. Every child is our child A year ago. When you and i talked i i asked you about policies that may be needed to be in place in boston. And you rightly said. At the time i just got here. Gimme a second. But it's it's been a year now. Are there policies especially policies towards poverty or children in boston that you think we need to see or reverse in order to become a more anti-racists city so few years ago a young one of the youngest mayors in the country but enabled michael tops Was mayor of stockton california and he decided to to to inaugurate a basic income program which he would provide a basic basically checks to to local people to particularly impoverished people and then study what type of effect it has on their lives study even what type of effect how they used the my and in that program that he started in stockton his spread around to other cities. And why can't we have a pilot basic income program in boston. The original study found that people do what other people would do it when they get extra money. They pay bills. They go back to school. They do things that that allow them to become more more productive. This thought that low income people are going to quote by sneakers a waste away. Money has never really been proven by science and by providing funds for people it lifts them out of poverty and so so you know poverty and in the city is disproportionately my understanding black and brown until it could. It's something that could lift sort of people out of poverty. We did have The town administrator in in chelsea after they did a pilot of guaranteed basic income program and the evaluation of it found that it was targeted towards hunger. In that people spent the majority of people spent the money for some foremost on food to underscore what you're saying. Are you ready to go to the phones. Are you ready to take a call..
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"Welcome back in command and as we start this conversation. I should note right at the top for full transparency. That boston university holds the broadcast license for us here at wbz. You are so. I was thinking this morning professor candy. The first time i spoke with you was exactly one year ago today here on radio boston. You were moving to boston to start the center You and i have talked a couple of times since then here on the show at another event. And we're always asking you to teach an a year into this. I wonder if i can start by asking you some of what you've learned. I wonder has it. Been a journey for you. And what have you learned in the last year. I've learned so much. Because i read so much instead he'd so much but You know a few major things would highlight is that the step from awareness to to action is a is a is an extremely long stepped and i think we as a nation are still trying to take that step in which is a a governing. Majority of americans aware of racism. Aware that it's a big problem. But but we haven't had the ability to to really take those major steps towards towards action toward ridding this nation of this proper. You only pause because you said. I think he said there were three things. I wonder if there if you want to stay on that one for a while or do you want to sort of elaborate. The three and then we'll talk. What's better for you Will i think secondly i. I've learned the way in. Which i i've had to figure out how personally to to respond to People who are criticizing my work web read my work and that's been very difficult for me because i'm just used to. People criticized a brit like as a scholar like or even as a teacher. You might classroom is not the united states so you know i know in my classroom..
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"In the state. Gop committee members offensive remarks. And who represents today's party in the marxist agenda that scene captured by nbc. Tv boston outside the state party meeting wednesday. The chair of the boston pry board announces. She'll step aside as black brown and trans activist. Groups push for representation. Not just train this. This is what the community overall one. They know that we have not been invited to the table. Which is why. We created our own and boston's acting mayor. Fires police commissioner. Dennis white and former mayor. Marty walsh comes under fire for appointing him in the first place. I was not aware of These incidents When i appointed. Dennis white is commissioner. Boston if i had known that That would not have had. I would not have appointed him. Meanwhile two resignations from the boston school committee including the chair. So let's let's start in boston. The number to join our conversation. Eight hundred four two three eight two five five. That's eight hundred. Forty three talk or you can tweet us at radio boston. Our panelists this week. Richard to say former republican leader of the massachusetts state senate and a former republican candidate for congress and arlene isaacson co chair of the massachusetts gay and lesbian political caucus and president of isaac's political consulting richard. Welcome back to be back and arlene. Welcome back to you to external much nice to be here. It's great to have you both. And i want to start with the two resignations by letting x women on the boston school committee this week after texts. They exchanged denigrating. Residents of west roxbury surfaced listeners..