Showing posts with label series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label series. Show all posts

Friday, January 6, 2023

CommonWealth Magazine: "Seeking predictable permitting for new housing" (part 3 of 5)


"IF YOU LIVE in an affluent suburb of Boston, your municipality is probably not using as-of-right zoning to permit construction of apartments or condos. If your community is served by the MBTA, then the Massachusetts state Legislature has mandated that your municipality zone for multi-family housing as-of-right. The clock is now ticking on implementation.

The mandate was adopted because Boston’s suburbs have not allowed enough transit-oriented home development to meet the region’s needs for housing and transit-accessibility. Discretionary review processes are part of the problem. As-of-right zoning can help."

Part 3 of the 5 part series  

A public plaza within a private development, Trio, in Newton. (Photo by Amy Dain.)
A public plaza within a private development, Trio, in Newton. (Photo by Amy Dain.)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

"new Netflix series looks at the importance and legacy of an amendment that calls for equality and freedom"

"Chances are it is the most influential amendment to the US constitution that you aren’t familiar with. Given its impact, it is astonishing how little the 14th amendment is discussed in public life. Americans can’t rattle it off like the first and second amendments – but its words have fundamentally shaped the modern definition of US citizenship and the principles of equality and freedom entitled to those within the country’s borders.

Sitting at the crux of these key ideals, the 14th amendment is cited in more litigation than any other, including some of the US supreme court’s most well-known cases: Plessy v Ferguson, Brown v Board of Education, Loving v Virginia, Roe v Wade, Bush v Gore, Obergefell v Hodges. And because these noble notions are embedded in the 14th, it has the remarkable ability to generate both boundless hope (for the promises of that more perfect union aspired to in the constitution’s preamble) and crushing misery (for the failures to achieve such promises)."
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Radiolab did a spin off podcast where they examined Supreme Court decisions and then all the Constitutional amendments - well worth listening to, I did learn a lot.

Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect
Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect

Franklin's has a series on Monday called "Towards A More Prefect Union"
Frank Falvey converses with Rep. Jeff Roy, Dr. Michael Walker-Jones and Dr. Natalia Linos. The show airs on Monday's at 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Work is also underway to make a podcast version of this show available.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Mind-Body-Spirit at St. John’s - a three part series

St John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, MA presents a three-part series entitled "Mind-Body-Spirit". This free series of seminars, workshops, activities, and demonstrations is open to the community and welcomes anyone interested in enhancing their well-being.

March 22nd & 29th 2 PM–4 PM
If you are experiencing stress and anxiety, come learn how Dr. Trudy Good, a clinical psychologist with 12+ years of experience,
can help. Join us for Dr. Good’s seminar and workshop to learn about how our minds deal with stress, mindful practice (the science behind it and its practical application to your life). Learn self-care for managing stress and how mindfulness can help.

April 26th 12:30 PM–4 PM
Looking for new ways to care for your body? Come to St John’s Health and Wellness Fair. Register to enjoy a free, catered lunch.
Explore healthy eating habits, new exercise routines, and ideas for preventative care.
Enjoy samples of healthy and tasty snacks. Learn about nutrition, and watch demonstrations from award winning nutritionist Tricia Silverman. Participate in activities to learn first-hand how you can take better care of your body, including sessions on T'ai Chi, Yoga, and Zumba.

Take a minute (or 10) to relax with a free chair massage. Learn more about acupuncture and get a confidential health screening to check your blood pressure, glucose, and more.
Leave feeling relaxed and more in control of your body.
Mind-Body-Spirit at St. John’s
Mind-Body-Spirit at St. John’s

Enter to win door prizes and raffles for gift vouchers to local vendors, including:
a 3mo fitness membership or 6-mo individual tennis membership to Adirondack Club-$220 value
  • a $175 Gift Certificate to Franklin YMCA
  • Free Trial Week Passes to Franklin YMCA
  • a Ninja personal blender and to-go cup
  • a Whole Foods gift certificate
  • a Healthy foods gift basket
  • a fruit infuser water bottle
  • and MUCH more!

May 17th 2 PM–4 PM
Allow Ethel Fraga, a highly respected mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor, centering prayer presenter, and a spiritual director, to guide your spirit in understanding and connecting with the sacredness of life.
Ms. Fraga has been a student of contemplative spirituality for 52 years and practices meditation daily. Learn from her how you can enrich your life through Christian Contemplative Practice.

All events are free, but registration is highly recommended. Childcare and refreshments available at all events.
To learn more visit:
To register, or to learn more, please contact: Amali De Zoysa (508) 528-2387
St John’s Episcopal Church-237 Pleasant St. Franklin, MA 02038

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