Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Peter DeMarco November 02, 2018 I had no idea about the tragic series of mistakes that precipitated my wife’s death when I wrote a thank-you letter to her caregivers, which ended up being shared around the world. Even though Laura died, I felt profound gratitude to the medical staff at Cambridge Hospital, sister hospital to Somerville, where for a week Laura lay unconscious in an intensive care unit bed.“Every single one of you treated Laura with such professionalism, and kindness, and dignity,” I wrote. “When she needed shots, you apologized that it was going to hurt a little, whether or not she could hear. When you listened to her heart and lungs through your stethoscopes and her gown began to slip, you pulled it up to respectfully cover her.“Then there was how you treated me . . . How many times did you hug me and console … [Read more...] about No regrets over letter thanking hospital ICU staff for wife’s care
By Katie Dowd, SFGATE Updated 4:53 am PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 Photograph probably taken in a photo booth of murder victim Elizabeth Short (1924 - 1947), known as the 'Black Dahlia,' and an unidentified man, mid 1940s. Some experts believe this man to be a suspect in the still unsolved murder. less Photograph probably taken in a photo booth of murder victim Elizabeth Short (1924 - 1947), known as the 'Black Dahlia,' and an unidentified man, mid 1940s. Some experts believe this man to be a suspect in the ... more Photo: Archive Photos/Getty Images Mugshot taken of Elizabeth Short "The Black Dahlia" in 1943 for underage drinking. 23 September 1943 Wikipedia Mugshot taken of Elizabeth Short "The Black Dahlia" in 1943 for underage drinking. 23 September 1943 Wikipedia Actress Elizabeth Short, known as Black Dahlia, is seen in this undated photo. Short died at age 22, her slain body found in a Los … [Read more...] about Does this old letter finally solve the mystery of the Black Dahlia?
Video PUBLISHED: 11:23 01 November 2018 Taz Ali A German solider writes a poignant letter to Harry Crouchen, from Norwich, who he helped to save during the First World War. PA Wire Archant The horrors of war are all too well known. But acts of humanity are less common. So the story of the extraordinary gesture of mercy that saved the life of a Norwich soldier 100 years ago stands out like a scarlet poppy in a muddy Flanders field.The goodwill is revealed in a poignant First World War letter - penned by a German soldier known simply as Wilhem to “dear pal” Harry Crouchen, of Lincoln Street, Norwich, shortly after the war ended. It describes the moment he found Mr Crouchen wounded on the battlefield in France in 1918, where he had been lying for three nights and three days.Instead of following orders to kill his enemy, the soldier picked up Mr Crouchen and carried him to a dressing station for first aid.Lincoln Street, Norwich, where Harry … [Read more...] about A First World War letter from a German soldier to a Norwich friend he helped to save
opinion The Detroit News Published 10:44 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 I’m writing in response to a letter published on Oct. 24 titled “No fed help for cherry crop.” Contrary to what the Oct. 24 letter claims, Senator Stabenow is well aware of the unfair import competition that has hurt our cherry industry. She included a provision in the new Farm Bill to ensure that Michigan grown cherries are on a level playing field by increasing standards for imported products.Jim Nugent, cherry grower … [Read more...] about Letter: Stabenow farm bill helps cherry growers
Lori Higgins Detroit Free Press Published 5:00 PM EDT Oct 25, 2018 By this time next year, every public school in the city of Detroit will be labeled with a letter grade — from A for the best-performing schools to F for those that need serious help. The grades are intended to help parents make better decisions about where to send their kids to school, plus put pressure on struggling schools to improve. Though the letter grades won't be issued until October 2019 at the earliest, the Community Education Commission — the group tasked with developing them — is beginning a public outreach effort to help explain how they'll arrive at the grades. That outreach began with a meeting Thursday with the Detroit Parent Network and will continue across the city in the weeks to come. "We want folks to know what's coming, so no one is caught unaware," said Stephanie Young, the executive director of the commission, a new entity that was created earlier … [Read more...] about A-F letter grades coming to Detroit schools