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GBH News is your home for news, distinctive storytelling, and what matters to you in Boston and beyond. #Boston, #Massachusetts, #USA

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meanwhile, over on the @gbhnews livestream:

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We're streaming live from the Public Library. If you want to join the live chat, wander over here: https://youtube.com/live/nexDTwQjTyo?feature=share

I do limit it to subscribers to our YouTube channel and I'm sorry about that, but the trolls are just really gross if I don't. If you just want to watch or listen, subscribing to the channel isn't necessary.

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@marxistvegan Oh yikes, still? 🥵

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🌞 Good morning ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It's 74F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10mi.

The Mass. Senate passed a $58B budget despite the fact that a fire alarm went off and everyone had to leave the building.

On this day in 1934, outlaws Bonnie and Clyde were killed by police.

Airports and roads are likely to be jammed this weekend ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

This weekend:

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Have been loving the Harbor Bot, which tweets photos and locations of boats in the harbor, based on sites like MarineTraffic.com.

In case you want to peek and/or follow: https://airwaves.social/@bostonharbor

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@Kevin IKR!? During the pandemic I briefly lived in a house in Weymouth where I could see boats -- tankers, etc. coming in and out all the time. I discovered MarineTraffic.com then (even tried to contribute some photos and positions but my offerings always got deleted because I guess the pictures weren't sharp enough 😂)

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🌞 Hello ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It is 74F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10 mi.

The Massachusetts legislature is considering how to curb the potential havoc that deepfakes could inflict on elections.

The US Department of Justice has filed a sweeping lawsuit against Ticketmaster.

Hundreds of graduating students walked out of commencement chanting "Free Palestine."

You're in the community garden, planting...

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Also...did not want you to miss this discussion of the legend of the Gloucester Sea Serpent: https://www.wgbh.org/news/local/2024-05-22/regaling-tales-of-the-gloucester-sea-serpent-a-forgotten-legend-of-cryptozoology

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@JumpinRudy gotcha. is it because you have to water them so much, or are they super small and concentrated because of the heat or???

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@marxistvegan Yes, I am here. Thanks for looking in on me. ✨

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GBH announces 31 layoffs, end of three public-affairs shows https://www.universalhub.com/2024/gbh-announces-31-layoffs-end-three-public-affairs

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@ozdreaming @universalhub I am still here. Thank you for checking in on me ✨

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"new phone, who dis?"

actually nvm, still got old phone

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🌞 Good morning ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It is 76F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10mi.

Spain, Norway, and Ireland have recognized a Palestinian state.

Massachusetts' "millionaire's tax" has brought in 1.8 billion, an amount more than estimated.

Some Mass. public are now hiring social workers to connect patrons in need with services.

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this poll brought to you by the fact that yr humble fediverse servant finally broke down and bought a new phone after ye venerable and very cracked iPhone 7 started making an undignified quacking noise.

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A few items you may find interesting.

Here's that story on libraries hiring social workers: https://www.wgbh.org/news/local/2024-05-22/massachusetts-libraries-are-boosting-their-mission-with-new-hires-social-workers

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And one more story this week that I loved: this org is training people right out of high school to take lab tech jobs in the region's biotech industry -- and the program is tuition-free: https://www.wgbh.org/news/local/2024-05-21/how-to-get-a-job-in-biotech-without-going-to-college

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You can find all our stuff in the usual location: https://www.wgbh.org/news

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@gregpak I loved mine! It's so tiny compared to the 13 I have now.

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@PJ_Evans I'm dating myself, but mine was a candy-bar style Nokia, IIRC.

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@groink If this is a topic that interests you, I think you will really like our podcast "College Uncovered," which covers the financial and social realities of in the US today.

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@audrinabell Wow, that's great! It makes me think about what I should do with my old phone, too. It's in bad shape but perhaps repairable?

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@audrinabell excellent tip. I will look into this!

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Why is this brodozer asshole blocking the box in flipping ME off? You’re the fuckup here!

Why do we allow plated vehicles into again? It’s not because they have money. Someone must be hiring non-union ditch diggers again.

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@lkngrrr I am in this traffic jam with you, my friend

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Hmmmmm 🤔

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Good morning ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It's 56F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10mi.

Billionaire Rob Hale gave each graduating senior at UMass Dartmouth $1000 and challenged them to give half away.

A Kenyan-led force is preparing to deploy In Haiti where violent gangs have taken over many areas.

President Biden will visit Boston today (and there will be some road closures).

Your current gig:

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🌞 Good morning ! This is GBH bringing you the world from *. It's 57F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10mi.

The Pacers won over the Knicks and will head to Boston to face the Celtics.

706 people named Kyle got together in Kyle, TX...and it still wasn't enough to set a world record. Better luck next time, Kyles.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu.

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Yr. humble fediverse servant is currently on vacation but will return tomorrow for normal duties. 🫡

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But while I am here: I listened with great interest to this discussion about the housing crisis in Massachusetts, and why it is so much more intense here than, say, Seattle. For your delectation: https://www.wgbh.org/news/local/2024-05-17/the-average-boston-renter-spends-47-of-their-income-on-housing-in-seattle-its-28-why

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just dipping in to say I am appreciating the robust discussion here and plan to pick through the links when I have a minute

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@FramDist2 So important in our region where "as the crow flies distance" means absolutely nothing about how long it takes you to get there!

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🌞 Good morning! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It's 56F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10 miles.

The first humanitarian supplies delivered from a floating pier built by the US military entered Gaza today.

In Indiana, a judge ruled that are "Mexican style sandwiches," clearing the way for a taqueria to open.

in 2004, the first legal same-sex marriages in the US happened in Massachusetts, the first state to make equal marriage law.

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GBH News was there, of course, on that day in 2004.

Here's what it looked and sounded like in Cambridge, Boston and beyond on the first day same-sex couples were able to legally marry in Massachusetts.

https://youtu.be/TLTrlakaexw

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Fast forwarding to checks notes yesterday, here is Justice Margaret Marshall, who visited our studios yesterday to reflect on the historic decision in Goodridge,.

Here she reads a portion of the decision she wrote: https://youtu.be/i4jBl4qF_oU

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And looking forward to tomorrow, here's our big list of Pride events, with some this week and continuing throughout June.

If you know about a -area event you don't see here, let me know, we are updating this list all month.

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/the-big-list-of-2024-pride-events-in-boston-and-beyond

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so fascinating!

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It's so interesting: I have a lot more access to ebooks than physical books, but I still really like physical books even if they are now a minority in my reading diet.

This feels similar...Wordle is as close to us as our phones or laptops, but what we really want sometimes is those physical tiles (and people?).

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🌞 Hello ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It's 56F at Logan Airport and visibility is 3mi.

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the way the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is financed, a win for the watchdog agency.

Renters rallied at the Mass. State House for rent control and a higher minimum wage.

A kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, speaking in a commencement address, panned checks notes women working outside the home, LGBTQ people, and IVF.

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they do say every vote counts tho

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@marxistvegan I suspect our followers are not as highly concentrated in Greater Boston or even New England as they might be on, say, Instagram.

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🌞 Hello ! This is GBH bringing you the world from . It's 69F at Logan Airport and visibility is 10mi.

The managed to stay in it by winning Game 5 and staving off elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Trump and Biden agreed to their first debate in June.

Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira could face new charges after hearing in military courtroom at Hanscom yesterday.

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anyone have updates on the MA state and redesign?
This @gbhnews
article from last year said no design was currently being considered post the decision to remove the current racist imagery?

https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2023-11-14/commission-to-rethink-state-seal-and-motto-concludes-with-no-specific-proposal-for-either

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@audrinabell Let me see if I can find Adam Reilly, who has covered this for years.

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I try not to spam you guys with links, but this was wicked cute. https://youtu.be/Nx6vfZztkT4

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author note: the "wicked" is not an affectation; I actually grew up saying it and still make use of this useful linguistic intensifier to this very day.

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@Zotmeister With the exception of a few years as a teen living in Puerto Rico, I have lived my whole life in the Boston area.

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@n1vux #TodayILearned: MUTCD stands for Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices!

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@n1vux I think I want to be in that Facebook group?

One of my favorite offbeat FB groups is one of MBTA enthusiasts where they just share photos of buses and train cars, along with intensely detailed commentary on the vehicles. There is great excitement every time a subway line shuts down for repairs because that means many different hired-for-the-occasion shuttle buses.

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Congrats to Mr. & Mrs Punxatawney: the weather-prognosticating groundhogs welcome 2 kits, Sunny and Shadow.

3 men charged in the killing of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger now have plea deals.

The Biden administration announced that it will raise tariffs on some imports including EVs from China.

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