Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Thomas Farragher Globe Columnist February 07, 2019 NEWTON – Something small and profound is happening here along the banks of the Charles River. It’s a love story.It’s a story of a little girl who’s deaf.It’s a story of neighbors who’ve raised their own children and are now embracing a beautiful 2-year-old named Samantha. Advertisement It’s a story of 20 neighbors who sit in silence to learn a new language so their littlest neighbor will know what their kids have always known: Community. Friendship. Inclusion. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here “This child will always be a child of this neighborhood,’’ said Terry Nowak, who grew up and raised three … [Read more...] about 2-year-old Samantha is deaf, and can’t speak with her neighbors. So 20 of them learned sign language
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United States Artists has announced the winners of its coveted 2019 USA Fellowships, $50,000 unrestricted awards “recognizing artists for their contributions to the field, and allowing them to decide how to best support their lives.” In other words, no strings. Dyani White Hawk is a new USA Fellow in visual art, fiction writer Lesley Nneka Arimah in writing. Other names on the 2019 list will be familiar to fans of the SPCO’s Liquid Music, the Walker’s Performing Arts series and Icehouse, because the artists have appeared thanks to them: avant-pop musician and performer Helado Negro, multi-instrumentalist and composer Roscoe Mitchell and vocalist and composer Jen Shyu. Previous Minnesota USA Fellows are Frank Big Bear, Jonathan Muecke, Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, Ranee Ramaswamy, Mary Ellen Childs, Morgan Thorson, Carlyle Brown, Siah Armajani, Michael Sommers, Dominique Serrand, Sandra Benitez and Susan Power. Our mighty indie literary publishers PEN America … [Read more...] about 2 Minneapolis artists named USA Fellows; ‘A Little Night Music’ to open at the Ritz
New Caledonians have roundly rejected a proposal to detach itself from France, with 56% voting against independence this weekend, and 44% voting in the affirmative. The results were closer than expected, and with two more referendums lined up for 2020 and 2022, the nickel-rich Pacific possession may yet slip through President Emmanuel Macron’s fingers. New Caledonia has been part of France since 1853, a tortuous colonial history has slowly improved post-war, with the island enjoying some of the highest living standards of all Pacific nations, despite considerable inequality. It was far from the ‘Absolument Non’ that many French loyalists had hoped for, but following Sunday’s historic independence referendum in New Caledonia, the archipelago will remain a French posession for at least a couple more years. Provisional results, released by French officials on Sunday night, had the count in favour of staying with the republic, with 78,400 people voting … [Read more...] about French President Emmanuel Macron holds on to New Caledonia, but with another referendum in just 2 years, Paris is further from paradise than ever
By Marianne Love | PUBLISHED: August 2, 2018 at 6:29 pm | UPDATED: August 3, 2018 at 7:17 pm It was an emotional day, filled with joy and uncharted territories for the Newcomb family, as they welcomed Elliot home for the first time on Thursday after a 30-month battle for his life in local pediatric intensive care units. The 2-year-old, diagnosed with a severe case of blocked airways and hooked up to monitors and ventilation and feeding tubes, was transported by ambulance to the family’s home in Saugus with his father, Bryan, close by. “He snoozed the whole ride,” Bryan said, as he changed out the ventilation circuit for his son, who laid sprawled out in his white crib wearing a specially made gray T-shirt with “Peace Out PICU” on the front. Elliot Newcomb lays in his crib as he comes home for the first time from the hospital to join his family in Santa Clarita on Thursday, August 02, 2018. (Photo by Dan Watson) Elliot Newcomb, second from right, smiles as … [Read more...] about This 2-1/2 -year-old Saugus boy’s whole life has been lived in a hospital; now he’s home
LUDWIG O. FEDERIGAN We all probably heard that in 2015 the world finally came up with a comprehensive climate agreement in Paris to curb climate change. There was a lot of hope everywhere after it was announced. Almost three years later, progress is slowly being made, from making rich countries offer financial assistance for poorer countries to deadlines on how to cut carbon emissions in greater percentage. Here are some of the progress so far: 1. 2018 will be a ‘moment of truth’ for the climate talks The Paris Agreement on climate change can’t really “force” countries to comply but rather it hears out their pledges with a “cry of urgency.” It also acknowledges that action should be developed over time by giving reports of their progress. The agreement gives the world a “plan of ambition” for the next few decades to maintain and fulfill goal of keeping global temperature increase below 2.0 degrees Celsius above preindustrial … [Read more...] about Tracing the Paris Agreement through the years: What’s next?