Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Martin Finucane Globe Staff February 06, 2018 The Globe’s call last week for reminiscences about the Blizzard of ’78 resulted in a veritable flurry of stories from our readers.While the storm was deadly and destructive, it was 40 years ago, so for many people who responded, memories of the storm were memories of youth.People wrote about confronting Nature’s power, enjoying strangely carefree days off from work or school, and helping each other out. Advertisement Drinking beer was also a major theme, as well as jumping into snowdrifts and being caught in the storm at the Boston Garden during the Beanpot. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Check out all the stories here.Here are excerpts of some of the … [Read more...] about You sent us a flurry of Blizzard of ‘78 stories. Here are some of the best ones.
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Alex Morrell, provided by Published 5:00 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jonathan Goldstein is a partner at the recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles, where he leads the US private-equity practice. We asked Goldstein a variety of questions about the hiring climate in private equity, including what it takes to land a senior position. "In this competitive environment, at a senior level, most PE firms are looking for investment professionals with the proven ability to identify and convert investment opportunities," Goldstein said. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Overnight in S.A. metro, Jan 17-18 San Antonio Express-News Donors rally to support medical student’s widow, children San Antonio Express-News San Antonio Boy Attempts Icy Stunt by Jumping on Slick Trampoline Storyful Car drives off bridge near downtown S.A. during storm San Antonio Express-News Woman in England surprised with tickets to see Rascal … [Read more...] about We asked a top private-equity recruiter what it takes to get a senior-level job these days
More than 1,000 teachers in more than 120 Arizona school districts and charter schools have been certified to teach tens of thousands of students through a certificate that requires no formal education training.The number of these certificates — called Emergency Teaching Certificates — eclipsed the 789 certificates issued for all of last school year, according to Arizona Department of Education data obtained by The Arizona Republic.By mid-November, 1,035 certificates had been issued for this school year.The certificates require at least a bachelor’s degree but allow the applicant to bypass nearly every other state certification requirement put in place to ensure teachers are qualified to lead a classroom.Educators say the rate of Emergency Teaching Certificates issued this year is symptomatic of the state's worsening teacher crisis."This is a Band-Aid approach. It’s never good to lower the … [Read more...] about Arizona schools hired 1,035 underqualified teachers this school year
The creator of Bitcoin finally revealed his true identity. Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the BBC that he was, in fact, the founder of the online currency Bitcoin. Bitcoin is an obscure digital currency that has grown to become prominent in the economic world. The currency, which is now valued at more than $5 billion, has been adopted in international money transfers and narcotrafficking. Wright managed to remain unknown all these years by posing under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which he revealed to be one and the same in a blog post Monday. "If I sign Craig Wright, it is not the same as if I sign Craig Wright, Satoshi," Wright wrote. "I think this is true, but in my heart I wish it wasn't." Tech publications Gizmodo and Wired already suspected Wright of being the founder last year, after a long investigation in which every piece of evidence led to him — and his late business partner Dave Kleiman. Australian tech … [Read more...] about Bitcoin creator finally revealed; here’s what we know about Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright
The Sparks Police Department released a 1,300-page report today on the Sparks Middle School shooting. See the police report on the Sparks Middle School shootingThe Reno Gazette-Journal has reporters looking through the report. We will post the entire report here as soon as possible. But in the mean time, we will have reporters post highlights from the report, citing the appropriate page numbers. Some highlights:* Jose Reyes left two notes about the attack. One said he was mistreated at school. Police said it did not rise to the level of bullying as described by Nevada law. The second note to his parents apologized to them and said neither bullying nor violent video games were to blame for his actions. The notes indicated he was going to end his life.* There were allegations he was teased, including being called effeminate, having water splashed on his pants to indicate he had urinated on himself. having his pants pulled down and his speech impediment was mocked.* The school intercom … [Read more...] about Sparks Middle School shooting: report highlights
It's a real-life event that sounds like someone’s idea of a joke: “Lima Fashion Week.” What could that be? Ponchos and bowler hats, modeled by llamas? As it turned out, more than 10,000 local and international trend-mongers attended last spring’s Fashion Week shows at the sprawling Jockey Club in Lima, the capital of Peru. Once there, they witnessed the creations of world-famous names like Kate Moss, as well as home-grown designers like Andrea Llosa, a woman whose frocks looked less like any preconceived notion of something Peruvian than like an art project from the German avant-garde. While scores of models strutted through Lima’s streets for the city’s annual Fashion Week, so did their perennial soulmates — rock stars. Gene Simmons brought to town his “Rock ’n’ Roll All-Stars” show, a motley crew of famous journeymen like Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Billy Duffy of The … [Read more...] about Who knew? Lima, Peru, is South America’s secret new hipster hangout
Richie Prunesti only has one regret.He wanted to play college or professional hockey. While classmates were collecting lifelong memories, he spent weeknights practicing in Long Island or New Jersey and weekends playing all over the country.His entire family made sacrifices to keep the former New Rochelle standout on skates.“Most hockey parents, they’re comfortable,” Prunesti said. “I know, in my family, hockey definitely put us a little behind. We would do things differently so, if we had a tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Chicago, a lot of the kids would fly out Friday morning. The rest of us would leave late on Thursday, drive all night, get out of the car Friday morning and play. I was asleep in the back so it wasn’t a big deal, but my dad had to stay up all night to save money. We’d drive home and he’d maybe have $40 left in his wallet to last until the next Friday. ... He enjoyed it as much as I did. To him, … [Read more...] about Pay to play: The high cost of youth sports
No one else knew how Melody Khorshidpanah did it, working crazy, 17-hour days.She got her master's degree in education leadership while teaching and bar tending. She sent her high-school English students feedback from the computer at the bar and graded assignments in her doorway between classes at school.She got four hours of sleep at night.She didn't complain. It was necessary: She needed to pay for her student loans, her car, her other bills.Khorshidpanah, who is 28, is not an abnormality. Many educators have multiple sources of income, whether during the school year or the summer months.That reality, and relatively low pay for teachers in Arizona, has pushed education funding — and specifically teacher pay — to the top of many people's agendas for helping improve the state's schools. MORE: Teachers: We want to hear from youThe strain of multiple jobs wore on Khorshidpanah. As she neared the end of her fifth year this spring, she … [Read more...] about Teachers across Arizona work multiple jobs to make ends meet
You don’t have to be a parent on the receiving end of fervent pleas for $200 Nikes, Pumas or fill-in-the-blanks to know that, for most young shoppers, sneakers are more than sturdy, practical footwear for PE class and school sports.They’re a lifestyle choice … a statement about their identity … an essential building block of personal style."In modern mass culture, people need tribes to give them a sense of group identity,” said Michael Cunningham, a psychologist and professor of communication at the University of Louisville. “Sneakers are an easy way to declare affiliation."Are you a hipster? Athlete? Prep? Artist? There’s a sneaker for that.And their stylistic significance has trickled up from the schoolyards and streets. This fall, designers such as Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Rachel Zoe and Michael Kors paired the comfy shoes with elegant suits, work dresses and evening wear. That means on a quick walk-though of … [Read more...] about From the streets to the runway, we love sneakers
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with responses from the Donald Trump campaign, the Secret Service and Valdosta police.VALDOSTA, Ga. — There are different accounts of who made the decision to eject approximately 30 black students who say they were standing silently at the top of the bleachers at Donald Trump’s rally here Monday evening.Late Monday night, a Trump spokeswoman denied that the incident at Valdosta State University's campus was initiated “at the request of the candidate” or the presidential campaign. A spokesman for the Secret Service contradicted the students' statements that federal agents led them out of the building, saying Trump staff and local law enforcement officials were in charge of handling protesters.However, Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress tried to clear up the confusion Tuesday morning, telling USA TODAY that he personally went to speak to the Trump campaign staff and the … [Read more...] about Black students ejected from Trump rally in Ga.