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Home Prices Jumped in March by the Most Since 2013
"Of people looking to buy homes and nowhere near enough available. That combination has been driving prices ever higher over the past year and today the latest measure from Corelogic s a P Case Shiller Lines. Home prices jumped the most in a decade and a half from last March. To this March, up 13.2% across the nation home selling prices in greater Boston gained 14.9% spiking prices for homes maybe part of what's happening to sales of new homes. Commerce Department says the pace of new home sales slid almost 6% last month even as the supply hitting the market. Increased
New Data on Chelsea's Guaranteed Basic Income Program
"Chelsea has spent two point one million dollars since november giving direct cash assistance to nearly twenty seven hundred low income residents supporters of the program called chelsea eats have said that giving cash directly to those who assistance is more respectful and also more efficient in providing for basic needs while a new examination of how people use the money suggests there right. Seventy three percent of expenditures went to locations were foods the primary product think grocery stores wholesale stores convenience stores restaurants and a significant percentage went to local businesses. Researchers at the harvard kennedy school's rappaport institute for greater. Boston conducted the study joining us to talk more about the program and this data is chelsea city manager. Tom amber sinoe. Tom welcome back to radio boston. Thank you very much. Push you to be here so tom. We talked with you in october. Just as you were getting ready to launch chelsea eats you said then that while you knew this wasn't something. The city could necessarily sustain with its own funds long term. You were hoping the results would help people rethink this idea of direct cash support programs which have been quite controversial. Were these the kinds of results. You were expecting and hoping for Both we were hoping for them. And frankly we were expecting that people would spend this money responsibly. And that's exactly what the data shows so tell us a little bit more about what the data told you so the majority of the money More than a majority of it was spent in places where likely people bought food supermarkets grocery stores places like bj's and costco. A lot of the money was spent right here in the city of chelsea particularly at some of the largest supermarkets like market basket. And and campari shopping compare so we felt Very calm very Enthusiastic that the program
3 Being Charged in Deadly Greater Boston Area of Lowell Fire Last Month
"And another person being sought in connection with the deadly fire in Lowell last month. Here's WBC TVs Tiffany Chan. Despite those criminal charges, one victim says there really is no justice for her family who lost everything in this fire. We don't know why they did it. Like what were their intention. Julie Kaletra was left with more questions than answers. Her family home in law was gutted by fire. In February, Middlesex District Attorney Mary and Ryan charged three people in connection to the blaze. Killed
‘Slow And Steady’ Storm Could Drop Up To 4 to 8 Inches Of Snow In Boston Area
"Is that it's not just going to be a couple hours and then it's done. This storm is sticking around for quite some time. We've got a winter weather advisory up until seven o'clock tomorrow night. So we got this snow coming down in waves tonight. It's going to be a few waves of this. And if you're right by the coast, there is a chance to you could see some flip asleep and freezing rain mixing and especially their again South Coast, South shore, Cape and islands. So just be sure to keep in mind that the snow could be certainly heavier, more wet and harder to remove. Everything should start to move out tomorrow later in the day, afternoon, early evening hours all thing Sudden down. We'll see about 4 to 8 inches from most of the greater Boston area. Certainly a little bit less if you're right along the coast closet or four inches or so because of all that makes that makes its way in weekend actually looking pretty okay Morning flurries on Saturday with the high in the mid thirties Sunny on Sunday with a high near 32 live
‘Slow And Steady’ Storm Could Drop Up To 6 Inches Of Snow In Boston Area
"Was our break in the action, and now we're back to winter weather. Plenty of precipitation in the forecast for today, and also it's a Tomorrow we'll see some areas of light. What times of moderates? No Phil back in on Friday will be periods of some light snow out there, and some rain drops even asleep pellets mixing in across Cape Cod and the islands. It's kind of stretched out over a long duration plan that is WBZ TV meteorologist Eric Fisher. Winter weather advisories in effect from Noon today, through seven o'clock tomorrow. Right now, we're looking at that snow for greater Boston starting around noon today, anywhere from 48 inches of snow. When all is said and done tomorrow for greater Boston Up and down the coast could see a little bit less with that precipitation changing over to some rain and some sleep potentially later on is this thing gets going, but certainly You can expect around lunchtime today and then for the next 24 hours, it's going to be an absolute nests. And we're not
Black, Latino organizations file federal complaint against Boston for discrimination in city contracts
"Several black and Latino organizations and file the federal discrimination complaint against Boston, alleging the city's contractors system discriminates against minority owned businesses. The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Latino network and amplify Latte next filed the complaint with the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation. They see a city study. Found from 2014 to 2019. Only 1.2% of its nearly $2.2 billion worth of public contracts went to black and Latino owned businesses. Wall
Fire in Greater Boston Area of Worcester, Leaves 2 Dead
"Triple Decker hears WBZ TV s Nick Emmons. This building here a triple decker home off of Shock Avenue just off Chandler Street. If you're familiar with the area Was engulfed in flames around 7 30 tonight when firefighters arrived. Visibility in his area was really bad they could barely see through the smoke. The flames were shooting out of the building. Once firefighters were able to get their bearings in this neighborhood here, they came across the person who had apparently jumped from a rear balcony off this triple decker here. That person we understand, suffered life threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital. We do not have an update on their condition. But again, this fire was incredibly fast moving the big concern. Was other buildings as well that are within feet of this triple decker. They did not want this fire to spread. Ultimately, when firefighters went into the building to try to put out the flames, it was just too bad inside and they had to evacuate. This is what the deputy chief told us. The fire conditions inside deteriorated very, very quickly. Way pulled off firefighters out for their safety way did extensive exterior fire fighting operations over the next hour or so to bring this fire under control. Years of sense, sent crews back into the building way have been been able able to to search search the the first first in in the the second second floor floor of of the the fire fire building. building. Unfortunately, Unfortunately, we we do do have have two two deceased deceased residents residents on on the the first first floor floor there there just just now now getting getting to to start their investigation into what went wrong here at this triple decker The Salvation Army. The Red Cross now trying to help all the people who were displaced from this home here tonight after this tragic situation as far as an exact head count of the amount of people who lived In this building here. We don't have an exact number. But the deputy chief told us at least 13. People were living inside that building at the time. We've seen family members here, consoling each other outside as they're staying warm in a nearby building here, but just a tragic situation here and it causes yet to be determined. WBC's Carl
Activists monitor controversial Weymouth gas compressor station's air quality in Greater Boston
"Cold moves in tonight, activists on the South shore now getting technical with how they're monitoring. Air quality is the controversial way with natural gas compressor station project was trying to get some of the data you know, before they turn it on. Robert Curren's is with the four River residents against the compressor station, showing me real time data from a just installed air quality monitor at Quincy Point. It all goes to a map online called purple Air, where you can view air quality here and elsewhere over and Matt of hand. It looks like they're in this one. That's in the hundreds. This data helps heighten environmental justice concerns, and it's right there Playing to see you can go in and compare different areas around Greater Boston. So you live in a different neighborhood. At the moment. The energy giant end bridge owned compressor station in Weymouth isn't up and running when that happens. His air quality monitors will be taking in
Creating 5 Star Special Events in the Virtual Age
"Let me introduce you to our two guests. Today i was page in nineteen ninety-four. Liz established liz page associates and combined her theatrical talent with a passion for the arts and human services under her leadership. Lp has built a reputation for producing special events for nonprofits and corporations that not only meet but exceed significant financial marketing and engagement goals. Engagement goals liz and her team signature experiences with unforgettable power and style tell their next level of success and visibility. It is always nice to talk to liz page liz. Welcome so nice to be here with you. John and having to talk about this fascinating new world refined ourselves so liz is also joined by her colleague. Amanda harmless since joining liz page associates. In two thousand one that would be nineteen years ago if my math is right. Amanda has specialized in turning big ideas into detailed roadmaps. that take clients from their vision to reality. she guides event design and fundraising strategy by partnering with corporate and nonprofit clients. She began her career in development and external affairs at the ywca in boston helping to produce the annual women's event women's leadership event a showcase of top female leaders in greater boston. Amanda it is a pleasure to have you. Thanks so much john. It's great to be here with you today. So liz let's start with you. The challenge of nonprofits being overly reliant on special events. This challenge for nonprofits is actually been your meat and potatoes for twenty five years. And so i'm mostly interested in as a firm that's in the business of special events This must have been a challenging year. For you. And i wondered how you and amanda navigated twenty twenty from a business perspective. Well it was. It has been assassinating journey. I will tell you it started in february when we were producing a conference in lake. Tahoe and amanda said you know. Have you guys heard about co vid. Do we think we need a covert protocol of. What if something happens while we're all gathered In this big Resort in tahoe and ferry. That doesn't serve ury. okay. So amanda put together. What is the scenario of what if thought through but not as detailed as we would find out it would need to be then. We got back to boston and really had an oh shit moment when life stopped and i saw my staff walk out on a friday afternoon never to return until they're still not bad right. You know i feel like. There's a cigarette smoking in an ashtray at a at a desktop. Or there's ice cubes melting in a tumbler. It's just life stopped and Blessing for us. And i have to say. Kudos to amanda. The blessing for us is that within a week she had found a certification course from the event leadership institute where we sent two of our event producers and they became certified virtual meeting and event planners and they learned about this new world and we were able to quickly take to our clients. Who on the precipice. I'll tell you that was the game changer for us and then i have to give kudos the ppp. We got we were one of the first. I worked with a great bank that we had already established a relationship with which was really important. We got p p p funding. And i wanna say it is part of why we are still here today and you are on a very long line of people who are very much saved by that so i know that from my perspective and i also deal with nonprofit clients. Obviously that i've learned a lot about nonprofit leaders this year and before we dig into the details of special events. In what you. I wanna learn sort of big takeaways from your certification to amanda But you know liz. You've been a part of the boston nonprofit community for long time and know a lot of nonprofit leaders. I'd really like to know what you earned about nonprofit leaders this year what did what did you learn about them you know. I learned that they kind of fall into three groups. There's the adventurous and the desperate and they're in one group and they were the ones who clearly saw all my god my special event that is truly we. We work with many nonprofits that it is not half of their budget. Not not after their income. Joan it is like ninety five percent of their income right. which means these events. Are you know for these small organizations. They're mega blasters. You know there are million plus but some of those executive director said. We're going ahead. we're gonna do it virtual. I don't care if it's all on zoom we are going to do something on may twenty first so that was great. There were others who were more cautious. They said i don't know about this world. I don't know how my my sponsors are going to react or how audiences going gonna react. And i am lucky enough. That i have a reserve. I have saved for this rainy day. So we are going to let go of this annual event and we're going to not do it period and there were other brave ones. Who said you know what we're going to be creative. We're going to make this work working to postpone for a few months but then we are going to do something. And let's do it as
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"Trying to overturn an election that he lost and getting together his list pardons and all of that. He has been nowhere nowhere on this and that surprised me because he is Leaving office soon, and this is the last moment of leverage that he has a bill that Congress had to pass in a bill that he has to sign. So why was he not pushing to put his mark on this bill? I mean, where was he? Not part of the process That is a B C D chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, saying the president was not part of the process that Got to Congress to agree to provide $600 in most Americans bank accounts Now the president wants that number to be $2000 and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, Let's do it. Could be another fight brewing on Capitol Hill. The holidays are stressful anyway, especially for those struggling to put food on the table. WBC's match here, ER says the Greater Boston community is stepping upto lend a helping hand. Whatever they say about people from Massachusetts in times of need. We care about our neighbors, according to Katherine Drennan from the Greater Boston Food Bank, this year's created unprecedented food insecurity, but also some next level generosity. Tell you that our team can't keep up with processing donation. Then it sounds like a pretty good problem to have, and it allows them to step up their game. We've increased our purchasing for food by 130%. That's a massive amount of food we're talking about for every dollar donated. The Greater Boston Food Bank says they can provide three meals, so keep it coming. The need doesn't go away after Christmas hope the support continues, but we're just incredibly incredibly grateful that sure, WBZ Boston's news radio local movement underway for a local woman to be named official, Paul Wait at the inauguration for President elect Joe Biden next month. 88 year old Arena SP got from Newburyport came to the United States from the Dominican is a young child and says she's always loved her adopted country. She's written 17 books on of poetry was the youngest to be inducted into the Poetry Society of America and Open Letter has been sent to President elect Biden, asking him to consider SP got for the Big day January 20th and when asked if she would do it. Her reply was Do chickens have lips? Yes, I'm being told that Say yes. So I guess it's a It's a guess. 6 18 and Clear skies 33 degrees here in Boston this morning. Some sunshine. We make a run again at 40 Later today, officials in Attleboro not happy they are continuing their calls to get a testing site set up in their city. While other cities like New Bedford and Fall River they claim of multiple sites. Attleboro has none. The Mayor Paul Haru, says it's especially important for that community because many residents are unemployed. Or only have part time jobs, which means they have no health insurance and her likely at greatest risk. Well, despite the joys of the season, many can't ever seem to get around setting up the Christmas tree. Some help, though, is on the way from a couple of college entrepreneurs full blown Christmas tree delivery service. They even dressed the part. We definitely noticed ton of Christmas cheer pretty much every time we deliver pretty much every time, said co founder Danny Bread. There've been some mishaps. We got lost a couple of times yesterday during the delivery went to the same address in Brighton instead of Newton had incredibly confused family when standard shows up on their doorstep with the Christmas tree that they weren't expecting. And that family wasn't the only one Not expecting a tree this year who received one. There's a donated three option on our site. So exactly been able to provide Christmas trees to folks who like really are going to appreciate them and unexpected twist of fate told me that I was gonna be delivering Christmas trees in a stance Uday for sure not to believe you, but then an incredible experience and definitely looking forward to doing it in years to come. Chris Palmer W. Busy. Boston's news radio. A big cat on the loose in Oregon, turns out though, to be a wild goose chase. The person called authorities after seeing what looked like a cheetah near the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The responding deputy ended up finding a stuffed toy that was propped up on a hill. The deputy joked that the fake cheetah sat there dumbfounded because they were able to get close for some pictures, the department noted. A possible loose cheetah was a new call for them. Mark Mayfield on Beacon Hill. The House has followed the Senate's lead and votes to go along with Governor Baker's amendments to soften a police reform package. However, the House and senator also in lockstep side by side in rejecting Governor Baker's adjustments. To abortion language in the fiscal budget that sets up a potential veto showdown and coronavirus empties even virtual classrooms. These days, school enrollment of the Commonwealth down 3%. And the Cape Cod Tour company is now re funding hundreds of families for canceled school trips. Sorry, Grandma. It's Cole for you this Christmas, CBS news correspondent Jim Priscilla says the grandmother in Tennessee is facing criminal charges and possibly a lifetime on the naughty list. Amy best could be considered a grant about Grinch. The 43 year old Middle Tennessee woman is accused of stealing a Christmas present from her grandchild. Investigators found the gift a Nintendo switch at a local pawnshop after the boy's family reported to the disappeared from under their Christmas tree. Naughty Nana. It gets worse to investigators say other items may be missing from that whole smart speakers.
Search For Clues Continues In String Of Unprovoked Waltham Attacks, Greater Boston Area
"Random, unprovoked attacks continues in Waltham, with one more added last night. WBZ Sherry Small has the details. The count is now up to 10 in a string of random attacks on people in Waltham in just Over two weeks. All of the attacks have a couple things in common. All of the victims airmen who were alone in the city when they were jumped. The attacker appears to be lying in wait and attacking their victims by surprise, usually from behind. It's so alarming Waltham police sent out a reverse 911 call at this time. It is unknown how many perpetrators are involved, as physical descriptions have very between white and black nails. All of the attacks happening between 5 30 11 30 at night, some at the Garden CREss department comped Lex. Other attacks reported in the downtown areas of Chestnut Street and Charles Street, be aware of your surroundings at all times and avoid being distracted when walking alone. Sheri Small WBZ Boston's news radio, It's 10
Massachusetts man pleads guilty in Boston-area robberies
"More than a dozen robberies in the Greater Boston area. The man's name is Louis Central on. He pleaded guilty this week and U. S District Court in Boston to 14 counts of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Thies robberies happening between December 2017 and February 2018 and, according to the U. S attorney's office, Antron also copped to drug possession charges. Hundreds of residents in a South
Demand surges at food banks as more than 50 million face hunger in 2020
"Boston's news radio, while the Dow soared above 30,000. For the first time, many Americans were still wondering where their next meal is coming from A CBS is Maria via Royal says People are heading to food banks in record numbers out of work and out of food that needs turkey at me, me. These massive giveaways in Denver, Miami and Dallas have become the new lines of the times. It's crazy to see the love you know that we so desperately need beyond the holiday Feeding America projects more than 50 Million Americans will have faced hunger and 2020 up from around 35 million before the pandemic. Food and Security is a challenge in Boston as well. The Greater Boston Food Bank says it's seen a huge spike in the demand for food during the pandemic, and amid the massive job. Bosses in the state and the country. They delivered £98 million of food for their fiscal year ending in September 30 million more than what they had budgeted
Lines to get tested for coronavirus are growing long ahead of Thanksgiving
"Still line of cars stretched down Pauline Street and wrapped around the corner summer getting tested before seeing FAM. Leave this Thanksgiving. I'm personally gonna be traveling and just staying with my immediate family. But we all want to be safe while others are looking for some peace of mind. I was in contact with someone who tested so I just want to be safe. It seems like the holidays coupled with the rising number of coronavirus cases or motivating people to get tested. Even know Thanksgiving is a time to be surrounded by friends and family. Governor Baker is really urging people to lay low and on Lee spend time with those in your immediate household. It's WBZ TV Is Tiffany Chan reporting positive cases of covert 19 in Massachusetts. Yesterday's numbers, registering the second highest total since the pandemic began 2991 cases It's just 2.7%, though of the 109,000 tests. That were conducted patients being treated in intensive care continuing to climb 187 patients in ICU statewide this morning just one month ago, that number was just 103. The search continues for the suspect, who shot a Massachusetts state trooper during a traffic stop on Cape Cod on Friday night that trooper suffering a serious wound to his right hand and is being treated at mass general. Police have not yet identified that trooper who works out of the ER meth barracks busy morning yesterday for the mayor of Boston in Dorchester, helping out those in need. Here's WBC's Matt Sure, James Morton, president of the Y M. C. A of Greater Boston is standing next to hundreds of stop and shop bags full of uncooked Thanksgiving feast feast to to go. go. This This is is the the most most beautiful beautiful morning morning we've we've had had in in five five years. years. But But it's it's also also the the most most important important time time that that we've we've been been doing doing this this work. work. One One of of the the volunteers volunteers distributing distributing donations donations is none other than Mayor Marty Walsh himself were just talking about the increase in need. I think it's like four or five times what it was this time last year, so they need is certainly greater for Dewan Olson Cook who lives down the block. This is my first time because I'm out of work because of Colin amount of work, But James knows that tough times Don't last, and what we do now will determine how we come out on the other side, Covert 19. Is behind us. We'll all be stronger because of what we're doing today in
Greater Boston Metro Area Of Wakefield Sees Uptick In Covid-19 Cases In Public Schools
"The number of covert cases in schools across across Massachusetts Massachusetts has has nearly nearly doubled doubled over over the the last last week. week. The The town town that that is is seeing seeing the the sharpest sharpest increase increase is is Wakefield. Wakefield. Over Over the the last last week, week, Wakefield Wakefield has has seen seen Maura Maura Positive Positive Kobe Kobe 19 19 cases cases and and its its schools compared to other districts around the state found out that someone in my son's covert Have tested positive. The town of Wakefield is seen an uptick in covert 19 cases in its public schools. Were you concerned about the cases? Um As a parent, yes. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary education data shows 15 students and three staff members in Wakefield recently tested positive for the virus, according to the Wakefield Education Association. High school recently went remote this week because of the cases. The decision to close the high school on Sunday night was not easy, but it was safe and it was responsible. Cupid 19 cases in schools across the state have nearly doubled in the last week, according to Desi Data between November 12 and November 18th. There have been 398 positive student cases and 254 positive staff cases. And that is WBZ TV's Michael across reporting from Wakefield.
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"Communities. And that's a big reason why The underserved, So can we put grease sources? Financial resources. An example would be Medford. Several years ago, Medford was on the top 10 cities underserved, meaning it was not. It was prudent, secure deeply. And so greater Boston put good bank has partnered with a Y M C A and And the Wall Street cooperation to create the mystic community market and what that means is we went out and raised. The money We have a partnership with them is an active market now opened it. Anybody in Medford? It was designed to serve a couple 100 families postcode Hood. It's serving about 1200 families. That's what's going on right now, you know, and it's Designs. People contrive through open their trunks that we put fresh foods in it, and they're off. So these kinds of studies help us and it helps us have quantitative and qualitative research and be able to work with communities to ensure that they have consistent, healthy access to food. For those in need. Well, we know through those numbers as you just mentioned that the African American black communities are more affected by Corbett. And these are the same communities that are, uh, you know, affected by access to food. So these racial inequities air playing out in so many different ways and so to be able to have AH, place to be able to go to say. Here is where we are hurting the most. And here's what we're going to do. Tow summon Help is really powerful. I wanted to talk about Massachusetts as it relates to other, I guess states throughout the country. It is the cost of Neil's in Massachusetts. I imagine more expensive in some other states. It is and you know, we have been in the top three. And I believe in the last study that we do with that being America Dad's week. We've had a number one. And it may be understandable some of your listeners but food food moves from west to East and by the time he gets to Massachusetts, we're kind of done right. If you're gonna go north to Canada, where they're gonna go south in New York, But I mean, there's there's nothing but a notion. Left and so for for consumers food is brought into our state. We import 85 89% of all food, depending on which year you look at it. We're not an agricultural state. We are that brings food in our growing season. We have awesome formers will awesome local product. But we only have a 10 to 12 months. Growing 12 weeks ended, 12 recruiters said, Yeah, there's all these doctors. There's so many differences between Massachusetts and the rest of the country. Certainly, and I want to talk about a couple more those differences but also paint the picture and with the broader strokes across the country. What exactly happened to model in the Greater Boston Bank in just a minute? That Landry and our curry rugs and carpeting fall brings changing colors, changing styles and up to 70% savings so you can get the perfect drug for every room. Our fully stocked showrooms.
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"Catherine D'Amato is our guest today We're talking about the Greater Boston Food bank. And right now we're focused on How much has changed over this past year in the cove? It 19 era prior to the break, Catherine, you will mentioned that Massachusetts which is where both of us are obviously right now, um, is the fastest growing state for food and security. Can you talk a little bit more about that? And what are the factors that are contributing to that statistic? Sure. So we're now expected to increase about 59%, which is the highest increase for any state in the country. On this happiness, But the end is going to be one in seven people in the states and one in five Children and again 59% increase. It's all driven by Cove it right. It's the unemployment that business closures, impending foreclosures on folks, all the things that they're happened to rethink how they use their food money or where they go. There's simply not enough. Money for them coming in in order to manage their needs to take care of themselves in their family, housing, food except very basic needs. And while we have always seen On up and down in the food security numbers relative to how many people are on snap, or how many people are using school meal programs or how many people are on federal assistance. This is historic. Historic numbers all over the country, and we are not exempt from that and Massachusetts at all. Oh, I want you mentioned snap. I read here at some point that the setup applications in Massachusetts has rivet risen by 360% since the pandemics again. I mean, these numbers are Very so that obviously another indicator. So can you can you explain Sort of first of all, for those who don't know what Snape is and what you're going to do about the fact that there's all these applications snap. It stands for the supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs, the federal program. It is income based and it for a lot of your listeners. They would know it as Food stamps right and an insect You are eligible once you either fall below a certain income or that you are offending income. A a, a very rated support, and it's an awesome program. I mean, if you come to a food bank and get food or come to the food pantry system against food, your little last for several days, and I'll get you over a difficult time. But The food stamps can carry you in your family for longer and they can provide many more mills show not surprising that in this time there has been this increase in applications and we have been greater Boston three bank along with many, many hunger advocates, saying, Get people into these systems as much as possible for emergency pantry system. Get on quick, get on food stamps make make the school meals available. And then as we've seen now, that is upside down relative to kids going back to school. Are they not? Um so it doesn't surprise us that there's growth and demand the challenge for a state like Massachusetts and any status ability to process Now this surge of applications and to get people sort of through the process in order to get the resource. So, uh, for your listeners that they are interested in learning more about snap or rick or school lunches or where they could go If they go to our website, G b F B god orc and click on needs food. You can point them to a pantry. We can point them to these resource is your website is very thorough. And I do urge everybody listening Toe go on to learn more which we've mentioned Feeding America little bit. Can you describe the relationship between the Greater Boston Food Bank and feeding America Sure, Feeding America's national organization that has 200 food banks like the Greater Boston food bag in its network, and then so if you think of feeding America And then 200 ft banks with warehouses and distribution centers and then nearly 70,000 Cherries across the United States accessing food, So it's a partnership capability where we have National donors, food and financial that will come through the feeding America system that then gets allocated appropriated into states and regions and then out to the system to be able to help agencies. For us. It's 550 plus organizations in eastern Mass. And we're fortunate in Massachusetts to have three feeding America food banks. Western Massachusetts to vanquish your county Food Bank and Boston and so all of the county's 14 all of the 351 cities or served by a feeding America feedback. Okay? And I am I'm seeing here that feeding America released a map the meal gas with which is a study that has provided us with a lot of the numbers that we've been talking about today. But take it a step further for us and explain why Sort of Pulling these resources and sharing these numbers is so important. What is allows us to do with the Greater Boston Food Bank to understand which cities and cases could be cities and towns and could even be broken down into neighborhoods are in need of resource is so if you have a city or town that has achieved Based on the data, Um three mil today. Then we can focus on those that arrive two or one and so the map the mill God gives us Trend data and information to be able to understand underserved communities. And, you know, I don't want to lose sight of the racial inequity conversation, and it's been raised in our country as well. And the relativity to food insecurity. There have been many of our cities and towns under served four years. Bella relative, Tonto, the issues of.
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"What is this thing that we're gonna have an impact and we've shared our learnings with others as they've shared with us. That was talk about acting fast. I want to talk a little bit more about the connection between Hunger and helps right because, um, certainly now we have heightened awareness about our health. But there is a very strong connection, and I believe the Greater Boston Food Bank was The first food bank. I think in the country, maybe just the region, but I think the country to hire a medical doctor partnering with health centers to be able to sort of, um, better understand and help provide Healthy food to folks who are food and secure, So can you share it? That's a little bit more about the importance of that connection between hunger and health. Absolutely. I mean, it's way we're seeing this right cove. It is the perfect example sadly of this connective itty between good nutrition. Uh, you know, chronic diseases. All these factors that are planning into why somebody may or may not get this disease and male may not live once they've got Mr Days, So you hear a lot. The term called food is medicine, right at the term has been around for a while. But what we're seeing now is sort of this evolution from Yes, Food is medicine. It does. Matter about your access and what neighborhood you live in and what the zip code is, and I know your income, etcetera. But now we really are braced. Embracing that food is health. Like until the connective itty right now is so strong and the greater Boston Food Bank was one of the forest we claim were the first steady to hire an MD to help us through this, but It helped him a great deal to put front and center. Could it could insecurity as a matter of public health? And so how do we help people move from hunger to help When they're healthier? They're contributing to their communities very difficult to educate a hungry child. They put kids perform better in school. All of the facts that we know so important to us that we continue to keep the work at a very high level to advance food as health. Into increase access of healthy food and all the communities we show. The key feels, you know, serving overarching theme is certainly access, and it's something that I hope that folks listening or are going to pay attention to. Certainly in the time during the holidays, I'll beat all of our holidays. They're going to be different this year, but it's time where A lot of us are doing a lot more receiving a lot more buying a lot more consuming a lot more..
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"Catherine D'Amato is our guest today We're talking about the Greater Boston Food Bank. And right now we're focused on How much has changed over this past year in the cove? It 19 era prior to the break, Catherine, you will mentioned that Massachusetts, which is where both of us are obviously right now is the fastest growing state for food and security. Can you talk a little bit more about that? And what are the factors that are contributing to that statistic? Sure, So we're now expected to increase about 59%, which is the highest increase for any state in the country. On this happiness, But the end is going to be one in seven people in the states and one in five Children and again 59% increase. It's all driven by Cove it right. It's the unemployment, business closures, impending foreclosures on folks, all the things that they're having to Rethink how they use their food money or where they go. There's simply not enough money for them coming in in order to manage There needs to take care of themselves in their family, housing food, except just very basic needs and what we have always seen, Uh up and down food Security numbers relative to how many people are on snapper. How many people are using school meal programs or how many people are around? You know federal assistance. This is historic. Historic numbers all over the country, and we are not exempt from that and Massachusetts at all. Oh, I wanted to mention snap. I read here at some point that the staff applications in Massachusetts has rivet risen by 360% since the pandemics again. I mean, these numbers are Scary, so that obviously another indicator, so can you can you explain Sort of first of all, for those who don't know what Snape is and what you're going to do about the fact that there's all these applications so snap it stands for the supplemental Nutrition Assistance programs, the federal program. It is income based, and it just for a lot of your listeners they would know it ends. Food stamps, right and and in such you are eligible once you either fall below a certain income or that you are within an income, a a a very great support, And it's an awesome program. I mean, if you come to a food bank and get food or come to the food pantry system against food, your little last for several days, and I'll get you over a difficult time. But Put stance can carry you in.
SBA administrator set to visit Boston
"Small business administrator for the Trump administration, is in Boston. Today. Meeting with businesses who took part in the Paycheck protection program is about six businesses that I'll be visiting Jovita Carranza's making stops in Jamaica, Plain, Roxbury and other parts of Greater Boston talking with small businesses who are struggling but staying afloat. The latest batch of PPP loans ended back in August. However, the current talks on Capitol Hill are going to play a huge role in another round of loans in the future in important sector, and it's so critical that the negotiations proceed so that we can again provide another lifeline financial life like small businesses and their employees. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin couldn't get a deal done on Wednesday. However, the talks continue. And more small business help will be tied in this next stimulus. Bill.
King Tide Causes Minor Flooding In Downtown Boston
"And cool temperatures, possibly record breaking low temps are forecast for today in Boston, as well as Worcester. We also saw high tides yesterday and we'll be seeing even high tides later today. In fact, yesterday's high tide called a King Tide. Costs a minor flooding in downtown Boston. Now as faras any impact to us from a couple of big storms beta and especially hurricane Teddy. Here's more on that from WNBC TV meteorologist Jacob like Alveda will make a close approach to the Texas Gulf Coast and then make a recurve. Over to Louisiana were also watching Hurricane Teddy make a close approach to Bermuda and really turn up the seas for us. In fact, by the time we get into Monday and Tuesday, we're talking about wave heights that are anywhere from 10 to 15 ft. Right off shore and even higher as you go further out into the Atlantic, some models indicating it could be 70 to 80 ft waves. So if you are a Mariner, you're definitely gonna want to pay attention to that. And if you are planning on hitting the beaches today, be mindful of the potentially dangerous high serve. Today's high tide in the greater Boston area. Looks like it's happening just after two o'clock this afternoon, the full forecast coming up right after
Michelle Wu makes it official: She’s running for mayor of Boston
"To be true for some time, but today she confirmed it. City Councilor Michelle Wu says she is running for mayor of Boston in her campaign rollout announcement. One common theme. Boston should be a city for everyone. It's a struggles and dreams of my family and families across our neighborhoods. That I've carried to City Hall for the last seven years. Michelle was 35 years old. She has been on the Boston City Council since 2014 serving as president for two years, the first woman of color to do so. Although she is from Chicago, the bulk of her adult life has been a Greater Boston Harvard Law graduate and a one time student of Senator Elizabeth Warren. She is the first major declared candidate for mayor and 2021 Mayor, Marty Walsh has yet to announce whether or not he will be running from there next year.
Boston Celtics to spend $25M on racial justice
"Player and hiring the league's first black coach, stepping up in the community with another first, Ah high priced and long term commitment to tackle the social issue of our times. BBC's James RoHaas at the Garden this morning. With more on this move to take on racial inequality in greater Boston $25 million is going to be spent over the next 10 years to support local programs and initiatives initiatives the organisation hopes will address what it calls the impact of the nation's long term history of systemic racism. A team says it's focused on what it calls the six pillars that it identified as important those range from bringing equity and health care and more economic opportunity to criminal justice and building bridges between communities. Celtics forward Jalen Brown says the goal is to have a direct impact, adding the time is now at the Garden. James RoHaas W B Z Boston's news radio. The NFL won't touch him, Buddy A sports will quarterback
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"Main Street in Shrewsbury. Not bad Getting through there, though. David struck Feli No W B C traffic on the three and now the four day Devil ZBZ accurate The forecast with Carl Bobinsky plenty of clouds today a cool breeze. There will be a few Sprinkles near Boston and steady arrange should develop by early this afternoon. Along the south. You're on parts of the cape and especially the islands High 73 also want to remind you there's a high surf advisory in effect today. Tonight. Some rain early, especially in area south of Boston. Otherwise cloudy low 63 some fallen possible early tomorrow. Otherwise cool with funny of clouds the high near 70 warmer Tuesday, but there could be an afternoon thunderstorm in spots High 82 Aw, Mac. You with a meteorologist Cur bobinsky doubly Visi Boston's news radio Just taking a look at our radar to the south of our area kind of creeping up toward the Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard areas is a pretty good sluggo rain coming. There's also a lot of rain out in Connecticut that's also heading east. So here comes the rain. It's just a matter of what time it gets here, and it's staying relatively cool as well. 68 degrees in Brockton, 69 degrees in Fitchburg, Newburyport, 67. And here in Boston cloudy and 68 degrees at 8 55 on the ring Central News liners Jordan, which hello I'm Jordan Rich with a W B z New England weekend by now we know that needs air great for so many people during covert 19 in this pandemic. Certainly that's the case when it comes to food. Food banks like the Greater Boston Food Bank, are hard at work to keep up with the incredible demand. So I've asked Catherine Drennan from the Greater Boston Food.
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"Greater Boston area St Patrick's day is here and normally this is a raucous events in Boston and in surrounding communities but festivities this year will be much more private than public because of the virus St Patrick's day in an era of social distancing means no parade and no Guinness flowing into Lundy's in midtown Manhattan really the whole March is a celebration of Irish culture there's a lot a lot economically as well socially and culturally morning money was shutting down her bar she doesn't do enough take out business to warrant staying open and next thing of course is but we close now what about rent should like the state to ask landlords for leniency Erin cutters he ABC news New York and what do you do when the coronavirus cancels the performance that you've been practicing over and over again for new York's Carnegie Hall you take it outside of course a group of Oregon students decided they were going to perform in the streets of New York City Monday even if it wasn't quite where they had originally planned the young musicians got word their planned Carnegie Hall performance had been canceled just before they were scheduled to leave some of the decided to come anyway and took their stringed instruments to Times Square planning for the few hardy souls still out and about in addition to their they were planning to play outside Carnegie Hall as well that play per CBS news and the Metropolitan Opera will start streaming operas for free to those starving for entertainment in their homes this stream will present encores of the Mets a claim to live in HD series of performances begin at seven thirty every.
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"Starting at a dollar at circle K. limited time only at participating locations Kevin Brennan WBZ's traffic on the three now the WBZ four day accu weather forecast could have a few drops of rain out there other than that we're getting up to a high of forty two with lots of clouds this afternoon tonight is we're gonna want to pay attention we have a winter weather advisory that's in effect from one o'clock overnight until one o'clock tomorrow afternoon and we're really just getting whacked with everything here snow north and west of Boston not going to accumulate to a whole much one to two inches areas north but in and around the greater Boston area you're looking at just a slushy cold by the time you wake up tomorrow morning and that precipitation will continue a little bit of sleet little bit of a wintry mix and a lots of rain eventually later on in the morning tomorrow for the afternoon tomorrow as we start to clear out you'll have highs into the upper thirties into around forty degrees that we could have a dry period tomorrow afternoon but rain is then going to be on the way tomorrow night into Friday we could have some flooding as well as we head towards Friday afternoon and those temperatures dropping into the thirties later on Friday looking ahead this weekend it'll be dry and cold temperatures in the mid thirties both Saturday and Sunday but in terms of precipitation we should be staying dry right now we're at thirty six degrees in Fitchburg were at thirty eight in Gloucester thirty nine in Plymouth thirty nine in Boston with overcast skies it's ten thirty five now on WBZ newsradio well after the waiting game that was the Tuesday after the Iowa caucus a majority of the results are in with the least one candidate claiming victory though the results are not yet complete booted jets claim victory during a campaign stop in New Hampshire a campaign that some said should have.
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"Conditions this morning and it's making the ride to work big old fashioned mass WBZ TV meteorologist Derek Fisher on who's getting hit hardest the right to it right now southeastern Massachusetts as were most the steadier still will be in and out across Cape Cod and the islands as well not really leaving the cave until around mid day not exactly easy in the greater Boston area either WBZ's Jim McKay is out testing the roadways and he joins us now is looking gem Hey there Jeff yeah it's officially started to get like a mess out here I'm standing right outside our government center here the JFK federal building where they are now starting to plow the sidewalks it's got those little cat truck sell with the many plows on as it's getting to that point where they were they need them so I guess we can officially say we've got about an inch on the ground here in Boston and I've just been watching it fall with a greater visibility because we are starting to get a little bit of sunlight out here and government center is starting to fill up a bit more as was bit Perrin earlier today but that's no that's falling it's a bit on the thick side it's a bit on the west side of the one thing I do have to say is that you mention those temperatures we saw yesterday in the past few days that were almost feel like spring that is definitely helping a lot because the ground is in frozen when that snow is sticking so there are certainly slick spots absolutely be careful out there is your driving but it's not the frozen hard ground and it's not accumulating into possibly greater point that it could be reporting live the government center Jim McKay WBZ Boston's newsradio Jim thank you Springfield man faces drug and weapons charges after state police raid an apartment there is already say Todd cruzado was arrested troopers grabbed in India in.
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"In the greater Boston area. But before we jump into global running day, let's do a quick recap of last week when we talked to a couple of people in the nutrition field, and we learned about the best ways to prepare yourself for working out as well as the best way is to recover. We had Boston based registered dietitian, Jillian, Greaves. She was an awesome interview, and so was Elliott bloom, pickle, a certified personal trainer at evil fitness, which has nutrition seminar series right now. So I really encourage you to check out last week's nutrition episode now on today's episode on global running day I was able to, to get out this morning for run. To celebrate it. I live in Medford, and Iran. One of my five mile routes around the mystic river, I go through the mystic river reservation and it was just such a nice morning to get out there. And enjoy global running day I wanted to bring on a couple of people in the local running community to learn what's happening today for global running day to help kick start your training, and also what events these groups have planned for the summer. So I recently spoke to Aaron Angleton from marathon sports for today's podcast, she's the marketing manager at marathon, sports. So let's jump right in to that interview. So today we have Aaron from marathon, sports here and talking about global running day fun, fun time of year. I always always love it when global running day comes around, but first off, Aaron what, what do you do at marathon, sports? I am the digital marketing manager. I handle all things related to our website, Email, marketing social media presence kind of all the above. My also assist our stores with the events that they got so yeah. And you have quite a few events, I participated in one on marathon weekend, which I've talked about a lot of during the first few weeks of this podcast. You have you have it looks like a lot of events coming up for global running day. What do you what do you have happened in? We have events going on pretty much across our entire company, which is awesome. Because there's so many made up holidays, but this one actually is directly related to what we do what we're all about, which is keeping your life in motion. So we really wanted to celebrate and, and try and activate across the state of Massachusetts. So we have fun runs going on in nine out of our eleven stores and some of them are all day events. So, for example, in Plymouth yards, we are having people sign up for half hour time, slots, and they kind of hand the baton over to the next person. So we're basically wanting all day, which is pretty cool. And then in some of other stores, where doing group runs, we have some vendor partners coming into different stores, and we'll have some freshmen, and it's just really fun way to celebrate and kind of kick off the summer for real and just have a great time with our friends in our community. Yeah, absolutely. So that's that's nine. Running stores. Could you list the those different locations for people to know where to check out on June fifth global running day? Yeah. So in Boston Wellesley, Melrose Shrewsbury and Mansfield, we are going to have evening runs. Six or six thirty, so you can find that information on our website, and that's kind of like our normal running groups, where we go anywhere from three to six miles all pages are welcome. And we just kind of run around the community like in Boston store, everyone around the child, which is always nice Wellesley has a really great like pass that were able to run on. And same thing with through very in Mansfield. There's some really great running paths around their source out in those locations as well. And then Plymouth Yarmouth again are the all day events as the sign up for time he can find that information on our website, and then we're doing actually virtual run in Northampton, because we have our run groups the next day, so wearing car djing people to one on. On global running game share their photos with us, then they come to the next day and celebrates and we're gonna do us social media contest out there. And then for people that can't get to one of our stores. We are doing a social media, and integrating contest across all of our locations where people can share their level running day experience with us. We're doing we're wrapping awesome prizes. And if you do that income to arrive and he get an extra raffling resell plenty of opportunities to get some cool swag. Yeah. Yeah. Lots going on. And it sounds like a lot of fun all around the state and, and like you said it's a really good opportunity to, to get out there. Maybe launch a summer training program. With with this global running day is that is that how you look at it? Yeah. Definitely. I mean, because it's the beginning of the summer people are coming off of their Memorial Day celebrations, and it's a great time as the days get longer to start thinking about summer fitness, and maybe try something new or you know, really get back into the swing of things in terms of running fitness and the summer season is so great around here, you have more daylight, and it's just it's a great way to really take that off and have a big time. Absolutely. Absolutely. And I see that. A week after global running day you continue to have more events like in Cambridge. Different runs like winter hill brewing company run, and there's like a Sam Adams burry run in Boston. So you have a lot of different events coming up that, that people can can can take part in. Yeah. The summer is a really great season, for us in terms of social events, specifically related to beer expensive team there. There's so like with every avenue, things that are popping up in the Boston area breweries and just social spaces. It's really great to collaborate with our community partners and put together opportunities for the community to come together and just have fun and take advantage of the summer season, which seems way too short all the time. So. In terms of social running events just to kind of, you know, get out of there. You know, out of the house out of their comfort on meet some new people, try something new. So it's a lot of fun. Yeah. I've, I've always enjoyed those, those runs where they end at a bar brewery. You know, you, you get a few good miles in, and then you get to really relax with was people, and you can meet, you can meet some, some people who develop into some of your best friends that's happened to me. Is that is that something people should should be looking at for the summer to, to, you know to, to meet meet a new community? Yeah. Absolutely. I mean I run group we have run every week. And we found over the years that people meet at run club and they become really close. Friends. We found people that need it run club, and they end up getting married. So it's there's a certain kind of come roddenbury about it. And, you know, you can have conversations on a run that I feel like you wouldn't necessarily have, you know, over a Cup of coffee, which is great. There's just something about it. So it's just a really nice way to bring people together. And, and we'd love to hear stories of people that met at our run clubs and are now in a married or best friends or it's just a really nice thing. Absolutely. That's it's always great to hear all those stories. It happens more often than than you'd think. No, I also see that you have veto two max testing. Coming up on June twelfth in his at in Cambridge. Marathon sports in Cambridge. I don't think you know, everyone's familiar with vio two max testing. I'd actually I'd love to learn more about it. So what, what is this all about? This is an event that we're putting on in partnership with outback physical therapy, or one of our really close healthcare partners. And I'm actually gonna pull up the description because I don't know a whole lot. I can't speak to intelligently on vio to max. That's why we bring in the professionals there. So the cool thing is that outback, because we've worked with them for so long, they are bringing their service to our store, which is pretty cool. So it is a paid service, but people that take advantage of it in the store, you get a pretty good discount on it. And so it's a way of measuring your. Has to do with your metabolism and how much oxygen your blood can absorb during activity. I believe so it's a it's a way of measuring your cardiovascular fitness, and it's a really good way, if you track it over time, and you're in some sort of training program. You the OT two max is a really objective number that will tell you, if you're actually getting in better shape or not, you know so much about fitnesses subjective. You know, the way we think we love the way we feel stuff like that. But this is actually like a real medical. You know you can't argue with the data there. So it's a pretty cool thing. So you run they have to put on a mask and you run really hard on a treadmill star of very short period of time and it measures your vital statistics while you're doing that. So it's pretty sophisticated. It's Amar, who is the clinical manager at outback peachy has been working with us for a number of years. So he brings brings it on the. Road to us, and it's really pretty cool. Yeah. Yeah. That, that sounds like something that, that can be really helpful. For for people, especially especially people trying to, to dive in into running and get into. Do you also do like like stride tests, and, and anything like that on a treadmill? We don't we, we've worked with, like PT's and professionals to put on running form clinics, and that's something we, we may look into again, we're actually going to send that some surveys to our customers to see what types of events, they are really interested in because we do you know, we have a really nice mix of social events and things that are more informative, but we really want to dial in and make sure deliver in delivering the experience that our customers really want from us. So that may be something that you'll see in stores in the near future. Yeah. Very cool. Other than global running day in these different events. Did I see also yoga is, is part of the summer plan? Yeah. That's lutely. So we even know our names marathon sports were not all about fascinated and we're not all about just runners. So we are here to support people in any way that they try to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and so that involves things outside of just running. So we do we work with yoga instructors. We work with all different kinds of fitness professionals to put put together a varied programming schedule and make sure that we are appealing to everyone. And we want our, our flourish in our events to be non intimidating and open to also, you, you'll see kind of anything and everything that's related to a healthy lifestyle come through our doors. Yeah. It's, it's really exciting. Everything you have going on. Just if people wanna get get involved, starting with global running day coming up. What's the best way for them to, to find out, you know, the, the event closest to them? So they can take part in it. I would say, check out our website, which is marathon, sports dot com, and you'll see a community community and.
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"And like many other courses in greater Boston module opens this weekend today, in fact, right here up in Melrose. Now, we still do have some time before sunrise as you mentioned the temperatures certainly should work out. For today. And as we mentioned, we expect some golf enthusiasts out here. Pretty soon lace up those golf spikes teed them up in Melrose. Chris pine, but. Thank you, Chris. All right. Good morning. Hey, it's golf season. Right. We gotta let loose six eight and money always in vogue, especially on Wall Street. Let's check in with Bloomberg business. Good morning. Andrew O'day wanted Jeff and let's head to the green. Shelly futures up four NASDAQ futures up fifteen Dow futures up forty two is Wall Street heads into the final season of what has been the strongest first quarter in years, the S and P five hundred is on pays for its best quarterly performance since two thousand nine with just one session to go sell. There's the moon from caution. Among investors is various indicators point to slower growth this morning. The Commerce Department reports on personal incomes and consumer spending ahead of the start bell the university of Michigan will release its final March reading on consumer sentiment after trading begins. Andrew O'day, Bloomberg business on WBZ. Boston's newsradio. Thank you, Andrew at six zero nine and coming up this morning on WBZ an airline go. Goes silent as it goes belly up more details on. Wow, airlines on.
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"And a look at new at New England business this morning. There is a plan to put more female executives on the boards of Massachusetts companies. It is being batted around at the state house. In fact, Winchester Senator Jason Lewis plans to file a Bill as soon as today that would make it a requirement that companies provided least two seats to women on the board of directors failure to hit that target number could result in a. Six figure fine all the approaching snowstorm means money for New Hampshire ski country. They are expecting more than a foot of snow there. Shannon Dunphy ball. With ski New Hampshire says the Martin Luther King holiday weekend is normally a big one snow or not this is one of those that really gives the push for our partners for ski resorts restaurants, you know, all the hospitality. And despite the lack of snow in greater Boston ski season in New Hampshire has been pretty strong throughout the state so far this year after more than a half century in business. The Middleton golf course is shutting down the town says it wants that land may be to build a fire station, a police station and town offices. This issue will be discussed in town meeting and just a few weeks. But as of March thirty first no more golf at Middleton. New Hampshire gourmet pizza company that grew to three stores is now going back down to one the owner says, that's okay. Nine hundred degrees. To close its Portsmouth store late last year because they couldn't find enough workers. Now, they're closing the restaurant in Epping because of the high rent, they're the only one left will be the original one in Manchester. The owner says she's keeping her eyes open and ears open for a possibility of another expansion down the road coming up..