A meteor from the Geminid meteor shower exploded over Tucson, Ariz., last night. Many residents heard the boom and looked up to see a spectacular show. The meteor shower peaks on Thursday, when 100-120 meteors will be seen per hour.
The Dedham Fire Department has five new members fresh out of the academy. We interviewed them and will run weekly Q&As with each firefighter.
News on two adults and four children who disappeared in snow in Nevada, sending people to Mars, and President Obama and Raul Castro.
Congress keeps setting new records for unpopularity. A poll last month found people have a higher opinion of zombies than members of Congress.
When you look at hunger in Massachusetts, the numbers are sobering. Nearly 12 percent of Massachusetts residents faced food insecurity in 2011, according to a Project Bread study.
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After graduating from high school this summer, a Dedham teen put college on hold for a semester to go on a 45-day expedition to Western Australia. The primary mode of transportation - his feet and sea kayaks.
All the attention on the health care front has been focused on the rough start of the federal insurance exchange website and the surprise – largely unwarranted, but poorly handled by the administration – over the cancellation of some policies. On the access front, the principle focus of the Affordable Care Act, the news has been mostly bad.
In the course of a financial planning engagement, most people want to talk about their financial future, dreams and visions. During a year like 2013, the discussions get slanted to bragging about investment returns and what is working well in your plan. A qualified planner, however, is trained to go beyond your overconfidence as an investor and ask “What can go wrong with this picture”?
I congratulate Town Meeting’s decision to reject purchasing part of the Rustcraft property. Selectmen should immediately pursue purchasing the old Ames School property for the new town hall and senior center, with the police station moving to the current town hall.