Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Maria Cramer Globe Staff February 07, 2019 CAMBRIDGE — For almost 40 years, Marcelle Harrison’s family has lived in a three-story light-gray home near Central Square. For a time, four generations slept under the same roof. But when Harrison’s stepfather and mother — Barbadian immigrants Noel and Richlene Aimes — died, neither left a will. And on the day before Thanksgiving, Harrison learned she stood to lose her longtime home to a group of relatives she barely knew.A letter from a state-appointed lawyer delivered the devastating news: Harrison, 64, was not the rightful heir to the home that her mother and stepfather had bought for $23,000 in 1980, now valued at more than $1 million. Advertisement Noel Aimes, who never learned to read and write, wanted the house to stay in the family, and in the 1990s proudly built additions to … [Read more...] about A patriarch leaves no will and the home he meant for his Cambridge family may be lost
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
0 Have your say From remote sand dunes and the Great Lakes to the birthplace of Motown and the heart of the US brewing scene, Grace Hammond sets off on a road trip around Michigan. Bill Bryson is right about many things. The Notes From a Small Island author was on the money when he said that most English people look ridiculous in baseball caps. He was also correct when he said you can’t make a waiter see you until they are ready to go home.However, even Bryson gets it wrong sometimes. In his book The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America, he said Michigan was “shaped like an oven mitt” and was “about as exciting”. It’s a pretty mean description of the 26th state and should he ever return, Bryson should get down on his knees and beg for forgiveness.Sandwiched to the south by Indiana and Illinois and to the north by the Great Lakes and Canada, a road trip through Michigan is a journey from wild landscapes to the home of … [Read more...] about Travel review: From Motown to the Great Lakes in Michigan
Carol Cain Free Press Business columnist Published 6:30 AM EDT Nov 3, 2018 The 2017 Emmy for Best Legal/Courtroom Show he just won sits in a display case at the entry of his Los Angeles home, a shiny recognition of a 20-year career in television still on the rise. It joins an NAACP plaque and one from Martin Luther King Jr.’s family for his work in the community. The native Detroiter and Eastern Michigan University graduate’s story is astonishing. Mathis has seen, and done it all. His early childhood was dotted by run-ins with the law. He built a career that eventually led to him administering justice in 36th District Court, with years as a public servant working for the late Detroit City Councilman Clyde Cleveland and Mayor Coleman Young sprinkled in between. His "Judge Mathis” show now is seen nationally (including at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays on CW 50 in Detroit). He has never forgotten his roots — and the … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin told Judge Mathis to help Flint water crisis