BOSTON (CBS) – If you see an oil painting around Boston, chances are it’s not there by mistake. “I just thought it would be really nice if you’re walking down the street and you see this scene you really like and you look down and there was an oil painting of it, that would be really cool right?” said Jake Garcia. READ MORE: Time Trial Start Allows Road Races To Return In New Hampshire So in a stroke of genius, the Dorchester artist decided to leave his paintings around the city for the taking, letting people know where to find them on his Twitter account @JakeScapes . Left these out near Carson Beach today if anyone wants them. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/E1TfyYwCmp — JakeScapes (@JakeScapes) April 13, 2021 “I’ll see something I like. I’ll set up, I’ll do a painting of it. And I’ll do my best to leave it somewhere in the vicinity,” said Garcia. READ MORE: I-Team: State Backs Down On Metered Parking At Revere Beach He’s left four of his oil paintings in South … [Read more...] about Dorchester Nursing Student Leaves Paintings Around Boston For People To Take
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the L.A. City Council designates the vaudevillian Granada Theater in South Los Angeles as a Historic-Cultural Monument. The 1,000-seat theater, located at 632 N. Avalon Blvd. in Wilmington, opened in 1926 to host vaudeville performers as part of the West Coast Theaters chain. READ MORE: Suspects Fire Shots Near Set Of Police Drama Series`The Rookie' In LA The theater has since been used as a performance arts center, filming location, movie house, Spanish cinema theater, church and special event venue, according to the Wilmington Granada Friends organization. The theater was under consideration to be listed as a Historic-Cultural Monument but the time for consideration expired. The motion to reactivate consideration was introduced by Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents the Wilmington neighborhood. “We have an incredible opportunity to historically designate a … [Read more...] about Granada Theater In Wilmington Recommended To Be Historic-Cultural Monument
College has become a staple of national news and a source of serious bipartisan concern about equity. For example, the Washington Post ran an op-ed last week that illuminated the inequitable share of college debt burdening Black students . The New York Post published a feature on Saturday about the $1.8 million salary of the president of Long Island University. To cap off the unmasking of inequities within academia, the New York Post reported on Sunday that the cash-strapped City University of New York system hired the “powerhouse” consulting firm McKinsey & Co. for $3 million for two months of work to come up with a fall reopening plan. Democratic New York state Sen. John Liu from Queens, New York City’s most middle-class borough, asked: “High-priced consultants on a plan for which there are already enough highly paid CUNY officials, while students continue to suffer from a shortage of full-time professional faculty?” This is about equity, pure and simple. What makes … [Read more...] about How can colleges recover their civic souls?
The increase in food takeout due to the pandemic has also led to an increase in single-use plastic items. This is particularly relevant when it comes to the increase in takeout food packaging as well as the use of non-reusable silverware, cups or plates, even when dining in. Food waste itself, which can include the spoiling of food or food that is just thrown away, is already a problem in the U.S. According to the US Department of Agriculture, food waste accounts for 30-40% of the food supply. “As an industry as far as sustainability goes, this was almost like a step back,” said Constante Joseph Agbannawag, the sustainability program coordinator at the Office of Sustainability at the University of Arizona. “A lot of different places around the world and around the country saw an uptick in single-use plastics.” The spread of the coronavirus was unknown during the beginning of the pandemic. Customers, as well as employees, wanted to feel safer about how they were handling the food … [Read more...] about Food waste rises during the pandemic
Bold goals to address climate change are emerging globally, and the U.S. will undoubtedly announce its own shortly. Many target clean electricity due to strong momentum and potential for immediate and long-term success, including decarbonizing other high-emitting sectors like transportation. The technical pathways to meet net-zero emissions goals demonstrate an accelerating role for renewable energy, thanks to tremendous recent cost declines. The future for clean electricity systems thus seems assured — almost. A key challenge remains in siting and building the massive amount of infrastructure needed to transport electricity to meet demand where and when it is needed . While regulatory and social barriers are widely acknowledged, solutions are few and far between, even as significant funding may soon become available through Congress’s pending “kitchen sink” infrastructure bill. To achieve 100 percent clean electricity , we need swift action to deploy distributed energy … [Read more...] about Biden can decarbonize electricity with these quick wins