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first_img*Advertisement* Anthony was a beacon in the neighborhood who grew to become a local hero. Anthony was taken from us in January of 2008, but his memory will forever live on as we remember “our buddy ol’ pal”.The Fund for Autistic Children is a non-profit organization to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. The purpose of the organization is to raise funds that can be distributed amongst organizations in Massachusetts to be used for education, housing, recreation & research for this population. Over time, family, friends and members of the ASD community have committed their time and effort to this great cause & all continue to work to make a difference in the Autism community.Organizers: Justin Amoroso, Michael LoPriore Jr. & Sal GesamondoIf you would like to participate or make a donation, please contact justinamoroso@gmail.com.View photos from last year’s tournament. This years Anthony “Wrinkles” Morella Memorial Street Hockey Tournament will take place on June 10, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. The event will be played at “The Gassy” (DeFilippo Playground) on Prince Street in the North End. All proceeds of the event will support the local New England charity, The Fund for Autistic Children.last_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES MORE STORIESnewsinfo2 dead after ambulance crashes into tree in Cam SurnewsinfoAt least 11 pupils killed as dump truck falls into cliff in Cebu townnewsinfoQuezon road crash leaves 4 dead, 6 hurtMORE STORIESnewsinfo2 dead after ambulance crashes into tree in Cam SurnewsinfoAt least 11 pupils killed as dump truck falls into cliff in Cebu townnewsinfoQuezon road crash leaves 4 dead, 6 hurt The victims were bound for Bogo City on a multicab  driven by Inocentes Mondero.  Police said a Fuzo Fighter van driven by Melvin Andilab, 42, tried to overtake the multicab.The van driver  was forced to return to the right  lane when he saw an oncoming Ceres bus, and ended up hitting the multicab.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeArmera was thrown off the multicab and was run over by the van, said Insp. Welther Grapa, chief of the Tabogon Police Station.The van driver surrendered to the police./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON A 41-YEAR-OLD  man was killed while four others were wounded in a road accident  where  a van tried to overtake a multicab in barangay Libjo, Tabogon town, northern Cebu last  Dec. 26.Police identified the fatality as Loreto Armero of  barangay Goyong, Borbon town, Cebu. Injured were Mar-in Mondero, 20, Geralda Mondero, 54, and two minors.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Duterte says sorry to fishermen but reiterates it’s a maritime accident PLAY LIST 01:26Duterte says sorry to fishermen but reiterates it’s a maritime accident01:05Lacson on Lorenzana’s ‘accident’ remark: ‘What do you expect from a Cabinet member?’02:05Lorenzana: Sinking of Filipinos’ fishing boat an ‘accident’03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Read Next Painters refuse to go quietly PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementscenter_img MOST READ Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine SMC bags Bulacan airport project Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Man accused of killing mother nabbedlast_img read more

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first_imgPrepared by UPF/FFWPU BeninAs part of a project against pollution in Benin, in accordance with the program by the government, developed a project to plant Moringa plants. And for this, we went to three prefectures and gave lecture to authorities from May 15 to 28, 2018.The aims are to:contribute to the fight against pollution,contribute to the health and socio-economic development of populationsIt is in this context that the UPF Benin and the FFPMU Benin made a total donation of 3085 moringa plants to 3 prefectures (Couffo, Zou, Littoral) and 7 communes (Zagnanado, Ouinhi, Zogbodomey, Akpro-Missérété, Grand-Popo, Abomey-Calavi and Kpomassè) on the occasion of the National Tree Day on June 1st, 2018.At each stage it was explained to the authorities why the choice of Moringa. Indeed, in addition to these already known medical virtues, Moringa (these leaves) has a strong carbon dioxide absorption capacity; which helps to fight against environmental pollution.At each stage, the authorities were very touched by this gesture of giving and the explanations given. They deeply felt the concern of UPF and the FFWPU to contribute to the development of this project.last_img read more

Massachusetts Could Become the Only State Whose Governors Records Arent Open

first_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 202 Photo via Governor’s Office/Alastair PikeMassachusetts leads the nation in all manner of things, from the best universities to the most cutting-edge hospitals. But there’s one area where the Bay State has lagged embarrassingly far behind.The Michigan House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to make its governor and legislature subject to public records requests, after the state ranked dead-last for transparency in the Center for Public Integrity’s rankings. “We shouldn’t be satisfied that 48 other states have figured out how to make transparency work,” state Rep. Jeremy Moss told the Detroit Free Press.The 10-bill package will move to the Michigan Senate for consideration. If passed, Massachusetts would become the only remaining state where the governor’s office claims exemption from public records requests.Oh sure, enterprising reporters like Todd Wallack of the Globe‘s Spotlight team have tried to get their hands on Gov. Charlie Bakers’ public records, but the state Supervisor of Records has ruled they’re off-limits.Baker’s office has argued it is “not one of the instrumentalities enumerated” by the public records law, adding “it is the voluntary practice of the Office to consider and respond to public records requests on a case-by-case basis.”“We obey all the laws associated with public requests, public information requests, public records requests and we always will,” Baker in a 2015 radio interview. “We are not required under public records law to submit [text messages] as a public record.”Baker has repeatedly pointed to Lambert v. Judicial Nominating Council, a 1997 Supreme Judicial Court decision that ruled that because the governor was not explicitly mentioned in the public records law, he or she is exempt. Both Baker and his predecessor Deval Patrick have interpreted this ruling to exempt the entire Governor’s Office.The long-overdue reforms that Baker signed last year did create a commission aimed at examining the feasibility of subjecting the Governor’s Office, as well as the Legislature and the judicial branch, to the public records law. Until anything comes of that, Massachusetts will just have to settle for last place. Print Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.*center_img By Kyle Scott Clauss· Massachusetts Could Become the Only State Whose Governor’s Records Aren’t Open A dubious distinction for the Bay State. 3/17/2017, 12:31 p.m. last_img read more

Six CantMiss Events During Boston Design Week

first_img Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 3/27/2017, 12:33 p.m. By Madeline Bilis· 000center_img Image courtesy of Robert FourOn Wednesday, the fourth annual Boston Design Week will kick off a 12-day celebration of arts, style, and everything aesthetically appealing.From March 29 through April 9, you can pick and choose from a lineup of more than 80 panels and programs to check out. The calendar of events spans the design spectrum, including topics like museums, technology, fashion, and interior design.Below, we’ve selected six things to look our for during the festival. All programs are open to the public—most are free of charge, though some will require an RSVP. For a complete list of events, see the Design Week 2017 calendar.1.Peep the Boston Design Center Spring ShowcaseGather ’round the collective dinner table at this year’s spring showcase, where the one-day mini-market is centered around tabletop design. The Boston Design Center has whipped up a day’s worth of dining and entertaining trend lessons, including everything from a seminar on quintessential kitchens to panel with tabletop tool artisans.Some RSVPs required, April 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., various showrooms at the Boston Design Center, One Design Center Pl., Boston, bostondesign.com.2.Tour the No Name Office 2.0During this office walkthrough, NoBox Studio designer Karin Sharav-Zalkind will count the ways in which workspace design matters. She’ll explain why meaningful workspaces are important, and how she creates them for companies who often win “Best Places to Work” awards.Free, March 30, 7 to 9:30 p.m., NoBox Studio, 575 Boylston St. #8, Boston, RSVP at tinyurl.com/nobox2017.3.Hear About Scandinavian Craftsmanship and CultureThere’s always more to be learned (and admired) about Danish craftsmanship. At Lekker Home, Carl Hansen & Søn director Angela Patsiopoulos will discuss the significance of Scandinavian craftsmanship and culture. There will also be a live upholstery demonstration by a master upholsterer from the European furniture company, as well as a chance to win Hans Wegner’s CH24 Wishbone Chair.Free, March 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Lekker Home, 1313 Washington St. Suite 117, Boston, RSVP at RSVP@lekkerhome.com.Photo courtesy of Carl Hansen & Søn4.Explore the Top Places to LiveIf you’ve picked up a copy of our March issue, you’ll know it’s chock full of tips for navigating the cutthroat suburban housing market. This panel discussion opens up the conversation to you. Hear from four home industry experts about regional real estate, and what works for buyers in all stages of life. (We’re excited for our own event. Can you blame us?)Free, March 30, 6 to 8 p.m., Innovation & Design Building, 25 Drydock Ave., Boston, RSVP at eventbrite.com.5.Raise a Designer at KidsBuild!Enjoy Design Week with the whole family at BSA Space, where KidsBuild! will let children formulate their own ideas about architecture and design. Families can choose a construction site from a fictional city grid, create a building from recycled materials, then receive the best award of all: a certificate of occupancy.Free, April 8, all day, BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston, architects.org.6.Understand the Continued Relevance of Classicism in Contemporary DesignThe New England Institute of Classical Architecture & Art says classicism is a philosophy about humanity and human nature, and continues to influence design today. With that in mind, a panel discussion will explore the idea that people thrive in classically designed environments.Free, April 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boston Design Center, One Design Center Pl., Boston, RSVP at eventbrite.com.Photo courtesy of Robert Four Six Can’t-Miss Events During Boston Design Week Here’s where to go and what to do at the annual celebration. Printlast_img read more

Pedro Martinez Is Mingling with Fans at His Upcoming Food Fest

first_imgPedro Martinez Is Mingling with Fans at His Upcoming Food Fest Ahead of the inaugural Feast with 45, we caught up with the Red Sox legend about his charity mission, mama juana, and his beloved Boston. By Jacqueline Cain· 4/20/2017, 6:52 p.m. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Photo via APUPDATE, June 20, 2018: The Feast with 45 returns to Fenway Park on Friday, June 29.PREVIOUSLY:No. 45 might be permanently affixed above right field, but the real No. 45 doesn’t get to hang out at Fenway Park as much as he’d like these days. That’s one of the reasons why the Pedro Martinez Charity is hosting its first-ever food festival at the ballpark next month.Along with his wife, Carolina, Martinez started the foundation in Boston in 1998 to improve the lives of children and teenagers in his native Dominican Republic. Now, their center in Santo Domingo serves more than 400 kids every day in a variety of ways.The greatest Major League Baseball pitcher of all time, three-time Cy Young Award-winner, and all-around legend splits his time these days between Santo Domingo and Miami, while also contributing to the Red Sox as a special assistant and commentating on MLB TV. But in May, he’ll be back in Boston, with chefs like Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, Kirkland Tap & Trotter), Joanne Chang (Flour, Myers + Chang), Andy Husbands (the Smoke Shop BBQ), and dozens more at the first-ever Feast with 45.Ahead of the food fest, we caught up with the Hall of Famer about his favorite restaurants in Boston, his goals for the charity, and that time Manny made the clubhouse sip a little Viagra.This interview has been edited for length and clarity.Thank you so much for taking the time, and also for hosting this awesome event in Boston. How often do you get back here?Probably twice a month, when the team really needs it. Once the season starts, sometimes we find ourselves needing help in the minor league system, and also evaluating guys that could probably be available—that’s when I start going to Boston a little bit more. Sometimes I find the team on the road and stuff like that.I have read things here and there—I’m a huge fan, actually—about your life growing up in the Dominican Republic, like that you used to pitch with oranges.I went to extremes with that. I remember my sisters used to have dolls that look like babies, we used to [use their heads]—it sounds mean! But at the time, we would swing at anything, and also throw anything that was round. I remember picking up little oranges when they dropped from the trees, and making gloves out of milk cartons. We had a beautiful childhood. I’m pretty sure my sisters don’t mind I took the little dolls anymore. It turned out pretty well.It sounds beautiful, and it sounds like the impetus for the charity you run with your wife, Carolina. What is some of the stuff you’ve got going on right now?Summer’s approaching, and the camps are always, always a big deal in the community. The kids love to travel. When I was 12, 13 years old, I was a Little Leaguer, and I was about to represent the Dominican Republic in Puerto Rico. Both times I was selected to go, I couldn’t because I couldn’t afford it. As a kid, especially when you’re looking forward to baseball, you want to have the opportunity to show yourself, especially internationally. And I wasn’t able to do that.I had to wait until the second World Baseball Classic [2009] to put on the Dominican Republic uniform. That’s pretty much the drive that put me to this foundation. I know it’s not going to be through baseball all the time, it could be through music, it could be through art, being a chef, or an engineer. I want to open those doors for the kids that are less fortunate. I can really identify. That’s why I’m asking people of Boston to open more doors for more kids who probably desperately need it.And this is the first time you’re doing it with a food festival?Chef Nick Calais, who was [Massachusetts Restaurant Association] Chef of the Year, at Brasserie Jo, came up with this idea. We became really close friends once I stayed for a little while at the Colonnade. Our relationship with Boston has been great throughout the years, but I never had the opportunity, not even when I won the World Series in 2004, to interact with my true fans like I would like to. Every time I was coming back, I was doing something with the team. That’s going to be the day I can mingle, go eat, grab a glass of wine or beer, and be the Pedro I always want to be with the fans.I definitely want to ask what your go-to Boston restaurants are. So, Brasserie Jo?Believe it or not, as many good restaurants as you have in Boston, they work as a pack. It doesn’t matter what kind of restaurant you have, you could be competing, and they’re here to help. [Calias’] relationship with all the chefs in Boston is really great, which I appreciate. He’s been here, in the Dominican, so he knows why we’re asking for help. And it’s not just the Dominican, we’re looking to have more of an impact in any place.Speaking of good friends, what did you think of David Ortiz getting the Saturday Night Live treatment during his retirement season?[Laughs] Well, Big Papi can eat. Don’t let him fool you. He behaves, because he has the tendency to get a little bigger. But Big Papi can eat with the best of us. I hope he’s around and is able to join us and taste all the great food that’s going to be there. But I know he’s extremely busy, he recently retired, he wants to go different places, and I can’t blame him. But don’t be surprised if you find him with me. I’m more of a light eater, seafood and fish. But Big Papi will eat anything.What about mofongo? Does David really eat it?Oh yeah, he does! All of us do! Chef Nick was learning how to make us mofongo, and tostones, rice and beans. I’m a spoiled little brat when I’m at the Colonnade.That’s awesome. Did you find any good Dominican restaurants when you were in Boston? The first thing I did on my first day off, I went off to Jamaica Plain and I found the Dominican population there. Lawrence, Lynn, Providence, I found all kind of Dominican food, and all kinds of people willing to cook it, too. They knew I was missing a bit of my food. And I was really skinny then, so they all wanted to feed me. I can’t complain. I had everything I wanted in Boston, from Maine lobster, [to] rice and beans in Jamaica Plain. I have eaten in pretty much every [Dominican] restaurant. Merengue, El Embajador in Jamaica Plain, by the park.What did you eat before big games?The night before would be pasta. I had my sister cook it for me most of the time. I was educated about carbohydrates, but I was just a bad eater. I couldn’t eat much. I was very picky.Speaking of pre-game snacks, I have to ask—that Manny Ramirez-spiking-shots of mama juana with Viagra story is infamous. That is Dominican rum with roots that are made for medicine. That day, Manny was messing around and crushed one of [the Viagra pills] and threw it in there. We had lost three games in a row. I remember Ellis Burks, who wasn’t in the roster, was the first one that tasted it, and we didn’t know Manny did that. Manny goes, ‘You’re going to feel it later!’ [Laughs] I didn’t really jump into it, none of the starting pitchers would do it. Whoever wasn’t active that day, those guys would do a little bit. [Kevin] Millar was crazy enough to say, ‘If we win today, we’re doing it tomorrow!’ And we ended up winning, so [laughs]. It wasn’t anything that would come up as use of alcohol in baseball or anything. It was minimum, but we had to keep it going until we ended up losing a game, and we didn’t.Those guys, they were fearless when it came to being loose and crazy. Jonny Damon, Millar, Manny, David and I, even Ellis Burks was such a good sport when it came to unity. That’s what made it seem great. We just knew how to enjoy the moment without really thinking about much of what people would think.Yeah, it was awesome. What do you think of the team we’re fielding this year?To be honest, since the chicken and beer incident, Boston has been probably the greatest group of people together. What I saw, when it comes to talent, so far we’re the best team on paper. The camaraderie that there is in the clubhouse, in my own experience, I believe is the best in baseball. All we need to do is stay healthy and go out there and play.It’s been fun to watch—especially Chris Sale. I know you’re a fan. Did you give him any advice while you were down in Fort Myers?No. Any advice I have to give him, he’s doing it himself. The guy looks great. He reminds me a lot of myself, except I wasn’t as tall and good-looking, and I wasn’t a lefty [laughs]. But everything else we do pretty much the same. He’s aggressive, fearless, he’s intimidating out there, he looks confident, he’s on a mission.$35-$500, Feast with 45, Saturday, May 6, 6-10 p.m., Fenway Park, 20 Yawkey Way, Boston, Eventbrite.center_img Print Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* 000last_img read more

Barrys Bootcamp Opens in Chestnut Hill This Weekend

first_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. 000 6/22/2017, 11:26 a.m. By Jamie Ducharme· Printcenter_img Fitness Barry’s Bootcamp Opens in Chestnut Hill This Weekend And there may be another on the way. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Barry’s Bootcamp Chestnut Hill/Photo by Jamie DucharmeSoon, you’ll be able to suffer through the so-called Best Workout in the World in more places.Barry’s (formerly Barry’s Bootcamp), which is known for its punishingly difficult treadmill- and strength-based classes, opens in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, expanding beyond its roughly three-year-old Downtown Crossing location. If you act fast, you can snap up a pre-opening three-class-pack for $75, versus the typical $30 per class.The good news doesn’t stop there: Co-owners Dustin Martin and Brian Weller hinted that they’re eyeing another location in the Back Bay, and it may open sooner than you think. Start your countdowns now—and in the meantime, check out these photos from the new Chestnut Hill space:Treadmills under signature red lights/Photo by Jamie DucharmeRefuel after class with a smoothie/Photo by Jamie DucharmeSleek locker rooms are decked out with upscale products/Photo by Jamie DucharmePhoto by Jamie DucharmeBarry’s-branded retail/Photo by Jamie DucharmeBarry’s, the Street at Chestnut Hill, 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, barrysbootcamp.com.last_img read more