Bill Richard: The moral compass of a city

Illustration by John Ritter for The Boston Globe For more honorable mentions and the winning Bostonians of the Year, click on the drop-down list at the bottom of this article. When Bill Richard sat down on the witness stand in federal court last March, many people in Boston tensed up: This was going to be hard.The Boston Marathon bombings stole lives, limbs, and innocence, and no one lost more than Bill Richard. His 8-year-old son, Martin, was killed. His 6-year-old daughter, Jane, lost her leg. His wife, Denise, lost sight in one eye. His 11-year-old son, Henry, was Continue reading >>>

William B. Evans: The police commander with a gift for empathy

For more honorable mentions and the winning Bostonians of the Year, click on the drop-down list at the bottom of this article. Every once in a while, late on a Friday afternoon, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans slips in the back door of Touchie’s, a neighborhood bar on East Eighth Street in South Boston that would never be confused with the establishments on and off Broadway where the brick is overexposed and the drinks are overpriced.Clad in jeans, a running jacket, and a scally cap pulled low, he looks undercover. But he’s off duty. He heads for Continue reading >>>

Liam Fitzgerald: The Fist-Bump Kid with the unshakable spirit

For more honorable mentions and the winning Bostonians of the Year, click on the drop-down list at the bottom of this article. With its cheerful crayon and careful lettering, the “See How I Grew” poster hanging in the Fitzgerald kitchen in Northborough could be any child’s school project — until you get close enough to read the “big events” that Liam Fitzgerald chose to represent his life so far. “Age 3: I was diagnosed with leukemia.” Advertisement “Age 7: I beat cancer.”“Age 8: My fist bump video went viral.”That last one Continue reading >>>

Lydia Edwards: The lawyer with the heart of an activist

For more honorable mentions and the winning Bostonians of the Year, click on the drop-down list at the bottom of this article. To human traffickers and employers who don’t play fair with immigrant workers, a word to the wise: Do not mess with Lydia Edwards.Armed with two law degrees, a sharp intellect, and an activist’s heart, Edwards has taken on bankers, lawyers, and foreign officials who flout US labor laws. And whether it’s fighting for a live-in nanny’s overtime pay or helping a woman who’s had to escape abusive employers, Edwards is fired up. Advertisement Continue reading >>>

Eighty Bostonian students sick with norovirus after eating at Chipotle

Initial tests on some 80 students in Boston who fell ill after eating at Chipotle have shown the presence of norovirus, city health officials have said.BOSTON (AP) - Boston College says the number of students reporting gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at a Chipotle has climbed to 80.Evidence suggests a common menu item or ingredient from Chipotle restaurants, but investigators have not determined what it is. The restaurant in the Brighton neighborhood was not linked to the nationwide E. coli outbreak in nine states that has sickened at least 52 people since October.About 48 million people Continue reading >>>

Eighty Bostonian students sick with norovirus after eating at Chipotle

Chipotle is now under siege from a nationwide E. coli outbreak that they have been unable to find the source of or halt, which is sending the company's stock price tumbling.Boston College said Tuesday that 80 students fell ill after eating at a Chipotle this weekend, but the state Department of Consumer Protection said no incidents or complaints involving the Mexican food chain have been reported in CT.If you're not in the Boston area and your local Chipotle hasn't been shut down for E. coli purposes, there's no need to fear those burrito bowl leftovers in your fridge. "Test results will not be Continue reading >>>

Eighty Bostonian students sick with norovirus after eating at Chipotle

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Eighty Bostonian students sick with norovirus after eating at Chipotle

All 80 students have confirmed that they ate at the Chipotle Restaurant in Cleveland Circle (Boston) during the weekend.Meanwhile the E-coli investigation continues at Chipotle restaurants nationwide, with illnesses in nine states - NY being the closest one to us.According to a report from the Boston Inspectional Services department, which is responsible for inspecting the city's restaurants, an employee at the Chipotle restaurant in Cleveland Circle was sick while working a shift Thursday.Chris Cameron, a spokesman for Boston College's athletics department, said at least eight basketball players Continue reading >>>

Eighty Bostonian students sick with norovirus after eating at Chipotle

Reports say that an employee at the Cleveland Circle Chipotle came to work sick last Thursday.At least half of the Boston College men's basketball team and several other Boston College students are suffering from gastrointestinal problems after eating at a nearby Chipotle, according to multiple reports.Chris Arnold, a spokesperson for the eatery, said the company agreed with health officials that it is likely a norovirus, which seems very consistent with the pattern here.Chipotle says it believes norovirus is to blame for sickening Boston College students who ate at its restaurant.This is the company's Continue reading >>>