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Marjorie Ann (Cole) Lane

She was the wife of the late William Francis Lane. Born in Malden, MA, a daughter of the late William C. and Elizabeth I. (Curran) Cole. She was a graduate of Winthrop High School. She had also attended Bentley Secretarial School. She was a homemaker when ...

Nahant Causeway

To the south, over a narrow strip of sand dunes, a panoramic view of Massachusetts coastline follows the entire route. Revere Beach, Winthrop, flanked by the tall buildings of Boston, and further south, the harbor islands, possibly even Hull could be seen ...

Winthrop attorney reprimanded for professional misconduct

A Winthrop attorney was issued a public reprimand earlier ...
which regulates professional conduct, Jayne S. Colby, a retired Massachusetts attorney, complained that Condon had sued her too late in small claims court in March 2014 for legal fees over ...

100 days as governor: Charlie Baker discusses homelessness, marijuana and Western Massachusetts hires

The biggest Western Massachusetts-specific announcement Baker has made so ...
help him work out budget differences with Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, both of whom previously chaired the Legislature's budget writing committees.

Alexander Botazzi of Tewksbury Recognized for Work with South Carolina Habitat For Humanity

Additionally, when the school opened its new synthetic turf field at the corner of Winthrop and Providence Streets, it opened the facility for daytime use by Union Hill students for recess and physical education classes. In an ongoing effort to help ...

Patriots Day/Marathon Monday Events

1875 Massachusetts Ave., across from Cary Library ...
s Department of Veterans’ Services will hold their annual Patriots Day Observance at Winthrop Park (corner of JFK and Mt Auburn streets). The observance will begin at 10 a.m. Philip Anderson ...

Public needs drive plans: Developers think beyond garage lot

“They were thinking about Winthrop Square and that whole little neighborhood ...
“They certainly like public space,” said David Begelfer, CEO of NAIOP Massachusetts, a commercial real estate development trade group. “They like the idea of ...

Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Sale of Its Luxury Apartment Building in Phoenix, Arizona

About Winthrop Realty Trust Winthrop, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT). Winthrop's shareholders recently adopted a plan of liquidation pursuant to which Winthrop is liquidating and winding down ...

Poll: Is it time to retire Junipero Serra's statue?

Massachusetts has John Winthrop, a Puritan leader of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Samuel Adams, a founding father of the United States. Oklahoma has Sequoyah, who created the Cherokee alphabet, and beloved humorist Will Rogers. Virginia has George ...

Mary Viola Pike

NEW LIMERICK – M.Viola Pike died April 12,2015. A native of Winthrop, Massachusetts, Viola was born August 15,1917, the eldest child of Philip S. Perry and Eleanor Viola (Tobin) Perry. Viola is survived by three children- Audine Bither Callnan ...

Top 10 in Law Blogs: Gawker Class Action, Wellness Programs, Patents Under Attack

In today’s Top 10, we have what might be my favorite post I’ve seen on the LexBlog Network in some time—Chicago IP attorney Rich Beem utilizes his interaction with the USPTO director to craft a blog p…

Winthrop, Washington

If you drive three hours northeast of Seattle, you will find yourself in the grand Northern Cascade region. Mountains have always fascinated me. Something about being so small and insignificant is str…

Reveal: Zombies in Love

Zombies in Love by Nora Fleischer Blurb: Jack Kershaw just wants to hold on to his new job at Lisa Alioto’s pizza parlor, and to keep Lisa from finding out that he’s a zombie. But Jack learns that he…

Top 10 in Law Blogs: Payday Lending, Blogger Lawsuit, Twitter Lawsuit

Before jumping into today’s Top 10, and continuing with other aspects of the intro—I want to say that Mitchell Lazarus has a very touching post today, and our thoughts and prayers are certainly with h…

Open house on 4/11/2015 at 700 Governors Drive Winthrop, MA 02152

Date: 04/11/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM   For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.   For more information: click here for the full details   Superb Location! Top Floor …

Condo – 700 Governors Drive Winthrop, MA 02152 is now new to the market!

Superb Location! Top Floor Corner Unit in Winthrop, a Fabulous Sea Side Town, within Minutes to Boston. This Bright Corner Unit, Located within Walking Distance to Several Beaches, has a Wonderful Op…

A Village In Provence

“Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!” Psalm‬ ‭72‬:‭3 After reading Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence,” the southeastern region of France became a must…

A Stand-off in Winthrop and the Blessings of an Ordinary Life

Yesterday, when I went to the Credit Union, I met a friend who asked, “Did you hear there is a police stand-off in Winthrop today? The schools are in lockout.” “No kidding!” I said. To put it mildly, …

Police: Driver in Winthrop crash had open containers in car

A woman accused of drunk driving and hitting a pedestrian in Winthrop was ordered held on bail and will undergo evaluation at a hospital.

Woman driving drunk with kids in vehicle hits pedestrian in Winthrop, police say

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries Filed under: crime, Drunken driving, pedestrian struck by car, Police, Police Department Tagged: Cerisse Bomarsi - drunk driver, Drunk Driver, Massachusetts Gener…


Cautions with Jasbug in WINTHROP MASSACHUSETTS

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


Fighting against human trafficking in WINTHROP MASSACHUSETTS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in WINTHROP MASSACHUSETTS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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