Date archive forJuly, 2020
Byron Burger sheds 650 jobs and closes more than half its outlets
By Boston Journal On Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Byron Burger sheds 650 jobs and closes more than half its outlets

Image copyright TOLGA AKMEN Restaurant chain Byron Burger is closing permanently more than half its 51 outlets and cutting 650 jobs. It is part of a deal that will More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Outdoors Innovation – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Children may transmit the virus after all. The economy contracts sharply. But first a breath of fresh air: innovative ways that people have More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, July 31st, 2020
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4 Utah fishermen hook state record fish during pandemic

Teach a man to fish, and he’ll probably reel in a record with it – if you’re in Utah. Four anglers in the Beehive State have hooked record catches during the coronavirus pandemic, the state division More...

California paper urges Biden to pick Karen Bass over Kamala Harris for running mate
By Boston Journal On Friday, July 31st, 2020
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California paper urges Biden to pick Karen Bass over Kamala Harris for running mate

The biggest newspaper in California’s capital city is urging Joe Biden to choose Rep. Karen Bass of California as his running mate instead of the other Golden State politician who’s being seriously considered More...

How “Memorial Drive” Tries to Make Sense of a Mother’s Murder
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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How “Memorial Drive” Tries to Make Sense of a Mother’s Murder

Three weeks after her stepfather murdered her mother by shooting her at close range, the nineteen-year-old Natasha Trethewey, who would go on, more than two decades later, to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, met More...

Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products
By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products

Amazon, Google and Wish have removed neo-Nazi and white-supremacist products being sold on their platforms following an investigation by BBC Click. White-supremacist flags, neo-Nazi books and More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Flooding in India Kills Scores of Animals, Including Endangered Rhinos

GAUHATI, India — More than 100 animals, including 10 one-horned rhinoceroses, have died in massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, officials said. The flooding prompted Britain’s More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Coronavirus pandemic has sparked interest in online swinging, dating app data shows

The number of messages sent per user in New York City between April and June was three times that of San Diego, the app reported. (iStock) The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a surge More...

Donald Trump's mind-bending logic on school reopenings
By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Donald Trump’s mind-bending logic on school reopenings

Of all the mind-bending coronavirus decisions that Trump has made, the political risks of his back-to-school gamble are perhaps the greatest. At a time when he is struggling with shrinking support among women, More...

Did Sweden Get COVID Right?
By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Did Sweden Get COVID Right?

In the U.S., even as the COVID-19 curve appears to have flattened, and death rates for some groups have fallen to almost zero,1 dire warnings about an ominous “second wave” continue. Likewise, Sweden, More...