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Massachusetts requires all hospital systems to disclose detailed financial statements every year. But almost a decade ago, Steward stopped complying with this rule, according to state officials. Steward failed to hand over its documents by the Healey administration's deadline Friday.WBUR által
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An estimated 42% of adults in the U.S. — roughly 125 million people — know at least one person who has died of a drug overdose, according to a RAND Corporation study published Wednesday that demonstrates the sweeping effects of America’s drug overdose crisis.WBUR által
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Morning Edition host Rupa Shenoy sat down with historian Kellie Carter Jackson to learn a piece of Boston's Black History. She's an associate professor at Wellesley College who focuses on slavery and abolition and a historian in residence for the Museum of African American History in Boston.WBUR által
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As Massachusetts grapples with an increase in new immigration, medical care is one of the challenges. This is particularly true for people who are pregnant. Patients and medical teams report hungry patients as well as questions about who will care for older kids when a single parent is delivering a baby.…
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Milton is the only one of twelve communities in Greater Boston that failed to comply with the MBTA Communities Act by the end of 2023, as the law mandated. UMass Boston Prof. Michael Johnson says he fears that will embolden other communities to defy the law, which believes is a good law that will increase the supply of affordable housing.…
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What are the snapshot moments that make Boston home? Is it navigating a maze of one-way streets from memory? Walking through Forest Hills Cemetery with a giant iced Dunkin’? Memories of your Boston neighborhood? We asked, you answered. These are your letters to Boston.WBUR által
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The “Hallmark” holiday brings its annual run on mushy, sentimental cards of the “sugar is sweet, and so are you” variety. But there was a time when people sent and received some pretty vicious valentines. Historian Susan Benjamin takes us back to the Victorian era through this audio time capsule.WBUR által
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Cape Cod’s iconic bays and ponds have suffered from decades of wastewater pollution, mostly coming from people’s homes. Tough new regulations are forcing communities on the Cape to clean up the water, but two of the most prominent solutions come with hefty price tags.WBUR által
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“People feel good after a haircut. Everybody does. And I think it's because they feel, like, more affirmed in their appearance, and gender presentation is part of your appearance," says M Arida, who works as a barber in Boston's South End and has gained a social media following for their gender-affirming haircuts.…
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The struggling financial situation at Steward Health Care has raised questions about oversight and what the state might do to preserve hospitals. Alan Sager, Boston University professor of health law, policy and management joins WBUR's Morning Edition to talk about what the officials can to do to protect medical facilities around the state.…
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