Greater Boston author readings Nov. 30-Dec. 6

SUNDAY Nan Levinson (“War Is Not A Game: The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough MONDAY Zadie Smith (“NW”) reads at 4:30 p.m. at Pendleton Atrium, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley … Jeremy Sewall (“The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes”) reads at 6 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Hank Phillippi Ryan (“Truth Be Told”) reads at 6 p.m. at Book Ends 559 Main St., Winchester … Sigrid MacRae (“A World Elsewhere: An American Continue reading >>>

Activists see Black Friday as opportunity to protest

As consumers in Greater Boston were preparing to kick start their holiday shopping season on Black Friday, workers of a Walmart store staged a protest, alleging poor treatment by the retail giant toward its workers. Around two dozen protesters stood at the four corners of the intersection near Granite Crossing, where the Massachusetts Walmart store is situated. They were holding signs calling for an increase in wages to $15 per hour for all store employees. They were encouraging drivers to support their demand. The protest was organized by "Jobs Continue reading >>>

Greater Boston Sees Walmart, Ferguson Protests on Black Friday

For many, Black Friday represents an opportunity to kickstart the holiday shopping season. For others this year, it was a chance for activism. Protesters gathered near Massachusetts Walmart stores to demonstrate against what they consider poor treatment by the massive retailer toward its workers. At around noon in Quincy, about 25 protesters stood at the four corners of the intersection outside Granite Crossing, which has a Walmart store. Protesters held signs calling for a $15 hourly wage for store employees, and encouraged drivers to honk in support. (Some did.) The Massachusetts protests Continue reading >>>

Composting Company Taking Food Scraps Out Of Boston’s Trash

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston is one of the most “green” cities in the country and one local company is looking to make it even more sustainable with their composting business. With more than 800 current residential customers, Bootstrap Compost makes house calls in 11 Greater Boston communities, collecting residents’ organic materials, diverting it from landfills. Each household fills a five-gallon plastic bucket with their food waste weekly.  Bootstrap picks it up and leaves them a new container for the following week. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food scraps make Continue reading >>>

Elissa Burton joins Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C.

( -- November 27, 2014) Quincy, MA -- Baker, Braverman Barbadoro P.C., a dynamic full-service law firm with a team of attorneys advising individuals, businesses and families throughout Quincy, Braintree, the South Shore and metro Boston areas, recently hired Needham resident Elissa Burton as an Associate.  Berton comes to the Firm from Seegel Lipshutz Lo LLP where she worked as an associate attorney with a concentration on estate planning, tax preparation and trust administration. At Baker, Braverman Barbadoro, P.C., she will continue to work in the areas of estate planning,  Continue reading >>>

Foul weather can’t halt turkey toss

Continue reading below KISS 108’s wacky “Matty in Morning” hosts Billy Costa and Matt Siegel (above, from left) held their traditional pre-Thanksgiving turkey toss in Medford Wednesday, and for the fourth consecutive year the team from Everett High School walked away the winner. The competition involving tossing — and, more importantly, catching — a good-size bird benefits the Greater Boston Food Bank. Continue reading >>>