Nanavati and her husband, Jay Tuli, are among many Arlington elementary school parents raising concerns about the time allotted for lunch, saying it is leaving children hungry and cutting short an important social time with their friends. Arlington’s elementary schools allot a combined 40 minutes for lunch and recess, though schools can extend that time for kindergarteners. Complaints about inadequate lunch time are not new, but — together with gripes about too little recess time — they are getting a fresh airing on social media chat rooms and in conversations among parents. Nanavati can tell by her daughter’s moods after school that she has not eaten enough during the day. “I see her face and I know what’s going to happen — she’s going to melt down. She’s not quite right,” said Nanavati. Emily Holler said she fears her son, a kindergartener at Thompson School, is not eating much during his 20-minute lunch period … [Read more...] about Arlington parents say short lunchtimes leave their kids hungry
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Back when I was a kid, in the latchkey ’70s, there was a communal understanding that certain acts of low-level vandalism and bullying were going to transpire on Halloween. Eggs were going to be chucked. Pumpkins were going to be smashed. Doorbells were going to be rung then ditched. While I’m technically not advocating for any of these activities, I do remember the sheer thrill of Halloween as being drenched with this sense of anarchic peril. You kind of never knew what was going to happen, what you might see (some neighborhood mom in her slip!), or who you might encounter (a roving band of marauding teens intent on snatching your hard-won treasure). Would you be the kid who dared to bite into the caramel apple booby-trapped by some maniac with a razor blade, and if so, what would it feel like to have your tongue sheared in half? OK, that looks horrifying on paper. But Halloween used to represent the closest a kid could get to a world free from parental oversight. … [Read more...] about Congrats, parents. You’re ruining Halloween.
03 Oct What You Need To Know About Visiting Britain Posted at 18:33h in Blog by Victoria Do you have a trip planned for Britain this summer? If so, you need to start preparing immediately. Unfortunately, too many people fail to prepare for their Britain vacation because they are overwhelmed with other tasks. By preparing in advance, you will be guaranteed the best trip of a lifetime. Below, you discover a list of tips that will ensure you are fully prepared for your adventure. Travel Documents The first thing you need to do is make sure your travel documents are valid. If you do not have a passport or visa, you will need to go ahead and apply. If your travel documents are outdated, you will need to apply for a renewal. For travelers who have never visited Britain before, the Travel.State.Gov website will provide you with information about the travel documents required to gain access to the country. Travel Warnings It is also crucial to know if there are any … [Read more...] about What You Need To Know About Visiting Britain
By Sarah Roberts on Oct 11, 2019 in Europe, Italy, Regions, Western Europe Italy is a country of great beauty, great culture and most importantly, great gelato! Seeing a place with fresh, naïve eyes is often a brilliant way to soak up your surroundings and experience the wonderment that you may have left behind in your childhood years. However, it is wise not to go into it completely blind, thus we have compiled a list of the 10 things you need to know before visiting Italy so that your trip is as seamless as possible! Tipping is not required In fact, in the South of Italy, it is often considered offensive to leave one! There has been controversy recently regarding the fact that tourists may often be preyed upon for extra tipping whereas locals very rarely tip! It is important to know the difference between service or cover charge which is mandatory in many restaurants, and tipping, which is always voluntary and not customary in Italy at all. Coffee is cheaper at the bar In … [Read more...] about 10 things you need to know when visiting Italy
City Councilor Michelle Wu called for sweeping change to Boston’s development review process Monday by proposing that the Boston Planning and Development Agency be abolished — overdue action needed to address the city’s pressing problems, she said. Wu, detailing the proposal in a 54-page report, said the agency has only served the well-connected in an outdated system designed 60 years ago that lacks accountability and transparency. Meanwhile, Boston’s modern day problems have continued on, unchecked, she says. “Instead of delivering the resources to address our most urgent challenges, Boston’s development process is making our problems worse,” Wu wrote in the report, titled, “Fixing Boston’s Broken Development Process: Why and How to Abolish the BPDA.” “We’re more and more anxious about rising home prices and rents, frustrated daily by increasingly awful commutes, and scared about the flooding and extreme heat … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.