This week’s top posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com of course feature the recent storms and major flooding, and also include updates from Old North, City Council and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week.Storm Surge From Nor’Easter Riley Floods Boston’s Waterfront at High Tide [Photos]Nor’Easter Riley hit Boston last Friday through Saturday, bringing three high tides that caused widespread flooding in Boston and along the north and south shores. See photos from Friday’s high tide here and Saturday’s high tide here.Old North Church Letter to Community Regarding New Visitor Admission FeeSteve Ayres, Vicar at the Old North Church and Executive Director of the Old North Foundation shared a letter with the North End / Waterfront community regarding the site’s decision to begin charging admission to most visitors beginning in May. Read their goals and the full letter here.*Advertisement* Climate Change Rally Follows Flooding at Aquarium MBTA StationRepresentatives from Boston Climate Action Network and We Are Boston’s Waterfront held a rally on Sunday outside the Aquarium MBTA station. The groups are seeking a moratorium on waterfront development, implementation of Community Choice Energy (CCE) and immediate action to protect against flooding. Read more and watch a video here.City Council Has Mixed Feelings on “Investor Unit Ban” for Short-Term Rentals (AirBnb)The City Council is split between caution and urgency in crafting their response to the mayor’s short-term rentals ordinance. The push to ban investor units from Boston’s short-term rental market has raised concerns from councilors representing the city’s outer neighborhoods, which see themselves benefitting from the real estate investment and tourists Airbnb brings. Read more here.Life on the Corner: Holy ViagraNicholas Dello Russo’s latest column shares the history of the loyal parishioners of St. Mary’s Church, and then weaves a humorous tale of St. Francis Xavier’s efforts to spread Catholicism in Far East Asia. Read the whole story here. Editor’s ChoiceFriends of the North End South 10th Annual ReunionThe Friends of the North End “South” held their 10th annual reunion last Saturday in Boynton Beach, FL at Mama Mia’s Restaurant. Fifty-one North Enders and friends convened to celebrate a tradition that Camille and Louie Gilardi started 10 years ago. It’s great to see the North End community coming together outside of Boston! Read more and see photos here.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*
La Befana Celebration at Neighborhood Service Center [Photos] Pauli’s North End Owner Paul Barker, looking for a way to help out those who are suffering from not receiving paychecks during the government shutdown decided to offer free lunch to those affected last Monday. Read more here. After fifteen years, The Living Room is closing on January 19th at the end of its lease at Atlantic Avenue on the North End waterfront. The Living Room has been part of the neighborhood since 1998, when it opened as a white table cloth seafood restaurant called Atlantic 101. Read more here. At its January 2019 meeting, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) took up the discussion regarding the new community center and fate of the existing Nazzaro Center as part of an upcoming letter to communicate their priorities. In addition to more transparency, NEWRA wants the City to look at more than the three, short-listed sites. Read more and watch the video here. Human Circle Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Great Molasses Flood Boston Harbor Now’s “Waterfront Wednesdays” Episode One Explains Terms Around Climate Change Honoring the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood, residents and dignitaries came out on a chilly morning to form a human circle on the former location of a 90 foot wide molasses tank, located at what is now Langone Park on Commercial Street in Boston’s North End. Read more and see photos here. Also learn about the proposal for a Molasses Flood Memorial here.*Advertisement* Editor’s Choice The Living Room is Closing The ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) hosted their annual La Befana celebration last week, with nearly 50 seniors from the neighborhoods coming together to celebrate this holiday tradition. Read more and see photos here. Pauli’s Offers Free Lunch to Those Affected by Government Shutdown This week’s top reads on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured local businesses, historic events, community spaces, Boston Harbor and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from the past week. Community Center Priorities Discussed at Residents Association Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown have started a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Their first episode demystifies the terminology that gets tossed around regarding climate change. Read more and watch the video here.
A new web app, Rate My Media, is now available to crowdsource reviews of biased language in media.The app was developed by University of Southern California associate professor, Dr. Brendesha Tynes. With it, you can rate books, movies, articles, video games, social media sites, TV shows, and more on their “equity and inclusion, learning, and general content quality.â€Tynes was inspired to create the app after a mother, Roni Dean-Burren, discovered that her son’s world geography textbook referred to African slaves as “workers.â€ The publisher, McGraw Hill, eventually revised the textbook and reissued to schools.Tynes also sees the app as a way to combat growing racial divides and holding media more accountable. “As a major institution in society, the media play a critical role in our culture,â€ explains Tynes in a released statement. “The media is a source of the racial tension we see play out in the news every day. When people are fed a constant media diet of the superiority of one group, it is easy to dehumanize others.â€Social media in particular has become a breeding ground for hate speech and racist attacks. Actress Leslie Jones was a recent target of hate-filled Twitter rants shortly after her movie, Ghostbusters, was released.And in 2014, in a controversy that’s come to be known as “Gamergate,â€ feminist writer and media critic Anita Sarkeesian, was subject to misogynistic, hate speech. A female game developer who commented about Gamergate on social media was threatened with rape and murder by Internet hate-trolls.Dr. Brendesha Tynes is an associate professor of education and psychology and director of the Digital Learning and Development Lab at USC Rossier. Her research focuses on youth experiences with digital media, and how they are associated with academic and socio-emotional outcomes. She is also the founder and CEO of Zinly Technologies, L.L.C., an ed-tech firm. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/textbook-refers-slaves-workers-creates-watchdog-app/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/textbook-refers-slaves-workers-creates-watchdog-app/
Prepared by FFWPU GCRAfter the dedication ceremony, we held 3-day leader’s assembly from April 17 to 19 and one-day special meeting on April 20th, 2017. Regional President Rev. Lee invited professor Gil Young Hwan to share about leader school of CIG HTM and his implementation experience in Asia. Dr. GIL emphasized the importance of “Hoon Dok Jeongsong of Mind & Body purification” and “Relationship of Trinity” based on True Father’s words. He inspired all leaders to dream big and create clear Vision and Mission. This is important for leaders to widen their views and mindset to breakthrough 2017 toward Vision 2020. We also learned the skill and ideas of well coaching to improve ministry for our guests and build trust and good relationship with others.On April 20, 2017, we had a one-day leader’s meeting for all GCR leaders. During the discussion, all the participants shared about their vision and goal for their mission. Everyone determined to do the best to breakthrough 2017 toward 2020 through the unity with Special Emissary Dr. Oyamada and Regional President Rev. Ker-shung Lee.
Prepared by Cöte d’ivoireAs part of the awareness campaign against pregnancies in schools, WFWP Ivory Coast sub section, Abidjan North gave two conferences at the Ecole Militaire Préparatoire et Technique Bingerville, a school of Excellency. The first lecture with the learners of the classes from the sixth to the fourth and the second with those of the classes of the third to the terminal.The first session began with the opening address of the Chief Commander of the establishment, Captain MELEDJE D. Antoine, Commander-in-Chief of the EMPT Military Training Division, who thanked the officials of the Federation of Women for World Peace for the choice of their school and the relevance of the chosen theme, which supports the efforts of the school. He urged students to pay close attention. Then the floor was given to the WFWP Director Abidjan North, Mrs. KONE Margaret to present WFWP.The Master of Ceremonies Mrs. Samson introduced the theme and the speaker Mr. GONHI SEHI Jacob, a Peace Ambassador.The speaker first gave the definition of each word of the theme and the purpose of this conference. He then explained to the students the four great spheres of the heart (filial love, fraternal love, parental love, conjugal love). He taught them that it is fraternal love (love between brothers and sisters) and filial love (the love that children give to their parents) that they must put into practice at school, in family and in the streets, without sexual relation. He insisted on their application in family, school and on the streets which will make each of them a good person in their entourage. But to get there, they will have to practice abstinence until marriage. This is to avoid AIDS, STDs and unwanted pregnancies because the condom does not protect 100% of AIDS but 60%. He insisted on sexual abstinence that will allow them as students to make a perfect school curriculum and a good marriage afterwards. He also explained the disadvantages of sexual debauchery and its consequences including unwanted early pregnancies, AIDS and other STDs, lack of intellectual concentration, academic failure, etc. leading them later to unemployment and juvenile delinquency.After a short break led by the artist SAMIBEAT, the second session began with the Representative of the Commander-in-Chief of the establishment Captain MELEDJE D. Antoine who reiterated these words of thanks and welcome to the officials of the SWOT and participants, and demanded special and diligent attention from learners throughout this session. Then, it was Mrs. KONE Margaret Director of the SWOT-CI Abidjan North to present to the assistance the NGO and its activities in Côte d’Ivoire. Following this, the speaker Mrs. YESSOH Hélène, National President of the SWMP-CI, after a brief introduction of the MC, began her speech with the theme “Preparation for a Happy Life”.The students gave their impressions in writing. They generally appreciated the conference and its content which is more than topical.Mr. GONHI S. Jacob through a moment of exchanges with the learners, answered their concerns while insisting once again on the practice of sexual abstinence for both girls and boys because it remains the only reliable way to save your school life and stay healthy. Mr. ADOMPOH, professor in the laboratory of the establishment has through his intervention as an elder, warned young students about the flaws and the risks of the use of the condom and these derivativesTo close the ceremony Captain MELEDJE D. Antoine in his speech thanked the Federation of Women for World Peace and especially the speakers who used language accessible to students and discussed practical situations of their daily life. He wished the Women’s Federation for World Peace a good continuation, while hoping for a similar new initiative within their institution in the near future.In all, more than 832 participants from all the halls benefited from this conference.Our next visit to their establishment as part of our activities is eagerly awaited.Reflections:ZOUIBONA Firmin Nahoufel , Tle: Enriching conference. In a word, we must abstain until marriage and be faithful for a successful family life, filled with happiness, respect and trust. Thank you very much, God bless you,KOFFI Yann Ezechtel,1ère C: From this conference, I remembered that we must abstain until marriage for a healthy and happy marriageKAHUA Danielle Manuella ,3ème: In my opinion this session has been rich in advice and I hope that like me, my friends will understand that the future is building now
Safe Drivers In Los Angeles Should Have Tried This Trick in 2019 customertoday.org Simple Way To Control Diabetes? ouremedy.com White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Latest From MMA Warehouse Analyzing Fedor: Revolutionizing Ground And Pound [Photos] This is What Happened When His Wife Met the… Bob’s Hideout UFC 240: Fights to make To strikers like myself, this is the best thing about Anderson’s kicking game, it relies on intelligence rather than super human athleticism. Indeed, if you know the science of boxing and correct head movement, almost ALL of Anderson’s game is based on scientific anticipation and exploitation, rather than his athletic prowess.We have only touched on two techniques in Anderson’s performance against Okami, but between his feints, his sidestepping to change stance, his Thai clinch work and the step off right hook he used to finish the fight, there is a lot more to talk about in this fight alone. I’ll be examining many more aspects of Anderson’s game and fights in the coming weeks ahead of his rematch with Chael Sonnen, so bookmark Bloody Elbow and be on the lookout for my pieces.Note: We will be concluding the Fedor Trilogy with his clinch work, takedowns and miscellaneous grappling on Friday – so keep an eye out!The striking techniques of Anderson Silva along with 19 other world class strikers are broken down through demonstrative photography and instruction in Jack Slack’s ebook Advanced Striking: Tactics of Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA Masters.Jack Slack’s blogs at Fights Gone By which is full of useful and free striking techniques and concepts. Find Jack Slack on Twitter @JackSlackMMA. Accessories Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Standard Ranked Rashguard Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Gloves Anderson had become accustomed to Okami attempting to parry Anderson’s initiating strikes. As with most of Anderson’s techniques, the secret here was to take a small movement Okami was making, and pick at it to expose a giant hole through which Anderson could land hard techniques. Throwing 1 – 2, Anderson knew that Okami would defend himself with his hands. Notice however, in the top right frame, how Anderson’s palm is turned out, catching the inside of Okami’s wrist. Anderson pulls Okami’s lead hand out of position in the bottom left frame, and lands the kick to the head in the final still. This is a brilliant set up to learn because it is one that anyone can use.That is not to say that it is not used by some brilliant natural high kickers as an easier way to land their best technique, however. Here is Mirko Cro Cop finishing a poor, overmatched Japanese fighter inside of 20 seconds by taking advantage of the latter’s desire to parry Mirko’s left straight. Mirko pulls on Nagata’s wrist and Mirko’s left shin sails through to his opponent’s undefended head. To learn more about high kicking, check out my article on it. Sale Latest From Our Partners Lockdown duffle bag King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Judo Chop: Analyzing Anderson Silva’s Counters Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Anderson Silva is legitimately argued to be the greatest MMA fighter to date. This is, of course, subjective due to level of competition and questionable performances such as his refusing to engage Demian Maia. He is, however, hard to dispute as the most elite striker working at the top levels of MMA today. Something that people tend to forget, especially those who lack a pedigree in striking martial arts, is that unlike UFC Undisputed – striking is not simply a fixed attribute in the real world. Every exchange must be thought out, and no man can sit back and coast – no matter how much he tries to make it look that way. Anderson Silva then is anything but infallible – and he certainly makes mistakes – but to the educated fan, this makes his technical clinics even more impressive.Anderson Silva, like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, is one of the few professional fighters in ANY discipline who has the mental discipline and physical endurance to mind his Ps and Qs 90% of the time. When Anderson enters with a flurry, it is rarely without a jab, hand trap or feint preceding it – eliminating the opponent’s direct counters for an instant. When he is done with his attack, he almost always dips, slips or sidesteps on his exit – rather than simply standing up and stepping back. His rigorous conformity to what I (for lack of an official term) teach as The Pattern of Offense (Pre-Entry, Entry, Strike, Exit) has made him one of the least hit MMA fighters of all time, while simultaneously one of the most prolific knockout artists in UFC history.Knowing how to do this is one thing – many fighters do not – but even those who do, get sloppy from time to time. This week I’ve been examining Fedor Emelianenko, whose technical trickery borderlines genius, but whose discipline in the pocket has been known to waver when he smells blood. Anderson’s discipline and the demands he places on himself throughout the fight almost make it seem as though the thought of losing to his opponent is less offensive to him than the thought of striking incorrectly.There is so much to be said about the striking and overall game of Anderson Silva, and believe me, I will try in vain to say it all over the coming months and years. Today, however, we will focus on my favourite two facets of his most recent performance against Yushin Okami. These will be:The Counter JabHand fighting to a High KickThe Counter JabYushin Okami should, on one level have been an enormous threat to Anderson Silva. Anderson’s takedown defense stems from standing in a side on southpaw stance against Orthodox wrestlers, thereby forcing them to take an incredibly long shot to control his hips for a double leg takedown, which almost always ends with them giving up and going after the single leg takedown, which can be defended much more technically than the power double. Against Chael Sonnen, a southpaw wrestler, Anderson found himself being taken down with the double leg shot all night. Fans can claim that rib injuries prevented his movement, but Anderson had never had to deal with such a strong southpaw wrestler before. Okami did not have the wrestling ability of Sonnen, but he certainly should have been able to shoot doubles all night and keep the champion struggling.On the other hand, Yushin Okami was in many ways a perfect opponent for Anderson from the striking stand point because he is a fellow southpaw whose only notable offense is his jab. Anderson Silva, a right handed southpaw, does not often get the chance to use his more dexterous right hand as a direct counter, that is a counter thrown simultaneous to the opponent’s attack. Instead, he has to settle for using his weaker left hand as a direct counter to his orthodox opponent’s jabs (which he does often) or using his right hand as an indirect counter – which is a counter that is thrown as the opponent is retracting his attack – such as the right jab he finished Forrest Griffin with as Forrest retracted his left hand (click).Against Okami, Anderson repeatedly threw an “overhand” or “dipping” jab – which serves as a direct counter. If an opponent in the same stance as oneself attempts a punch every time one steps in, the dipping jab serves as a preemptive counter; taking the head off line and below the lead shoulder, while attacking with the longest technique in a fighter’s arsenal. Anderson threw dozens of feints and non-committal attacks throughout the Okami fight, but he repeatedly came back to the dipping jab.Notice how the degree of dip varies, and Silva repeatedly pulls his rear foot up behind him in a very bladed, narrow stance, hoping for Okami to throw something back. Frame 1 and 2 are examples of Anderson using the dipping jab throughout the first round. In Frame 3, Anderson has just landed a biting jab, dipping his head to his left, then drops down into a deep crouch in Frame 4. Anderson hopes that Okami will throw a retaliation that will bounce off of Anderson’s back and shoulder, which is tucked up against his jaw. From this position Anderson could come back with a left straight or uppercut with amplified force from his crouch – but Okami continues to offer no response, preferring to work almost exclusively in defense and straight forward offense when Anderson is finished attempting to counter.Once Anderson had hurt Okami with the high kick (discussed next), Okami was much more nervous and obliging in his attempts to hurt Anderson.Silva had been building confidence and comfort throughout the fight, and began to inch closer to Okami each time they met in the middle of the octagon. Finally, Silva was almost knee to knee with Okami, with his hands low, ready to punch but inviting Okami’s lead. Okami inevitably reached out with the predictable jab that has come to represent his stand up style, and Anderson slipped (quite shallowly) to the outside of it and landed his own, hard jab, sending Okami to the deck. This simple dipping jab can be a knockout punch used by anyone, and is the basis of all offensive counter punching and the first counter technique one should learn. Anderson simply demonstrated what a lifetime of practice can make of this already effective technique.Please note, the hands down stance is a very safe choice against Okami. Okami had proven himself to be a one handed puncher, and his rear hand was not fast enough to lead with. Further to this he took a plodding step in with every jab, just as he would have to take a plodding step forward at 45 degrees to throw a high kick. By positioning himself on the end of where this step would be, and throwing the dipping jab, Anderson had prepared a counter for any punch Okami threw, and the left high kick.The only things Okami could have done to prevent this counter were:- Catch Anderson’s counter jab very firmly in his left palm.- Step out of range and utilize more foot movement to prevent Anderson from simply establishing himself in countering range again.- Switch and throw front leg high kick or knee – but this takes foot speed that Okami just has not shown.Hand Fighting to High KickAt the end of the first round, Anderson landed a high kick against Okami’s head that had the latter reeling. Anderson Silva is not an incredibly flexible athlete like Mirko Cro Cop, and so sets his kicks up extremely well to assure they land, rather than just throwing them up effortlessly from anywhere in the cage. 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5/8/2017, 3:25 p.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. By Madeline Bilis· 202 Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Print Five Boston Flower Shops to Order from This Mother’s Day Searching for the perfect peonies? Look no further than these local florists. Photo courtesy of Rouvalis FlowersIf selecting a bouquet of highlighter-hued carnations from a pink-and-purple webpage feels impersonal, that’s because it is. When it comes to deciding on an arrangement for your mom, there’s nothing quite like picking out the perfect peonies in person. This year, instead of browsing the big-box chains for Mother’s Day blooms, check out one of these local shops. 🌸 LauraJean Floral & Design 🌸LauraJean Pecci’s designs run the gamut. From minimal succulent arrangements to blushing bouquets, her striking styles are a refreshing change of pace from the usual pickings.270 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 508-681-5573, ljfloral.com.🌻 Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens 🌻As a decades-old institution in Beacon Hill, the designers at Rouvalis Flowers are experts when it comes to infusing arrangements with a distinctive charm. The shop’s Mother’s Day collection is worth a look.40 W. Cedar St., Boston, 617-720-2266, rouvalisflowers.com. 🌷 Table & Tulip 🌷The vibrant arrangements dreamed up by owner Andrea Halliday and her team at this South End studio are fresh, fragrant, and always stunning. They come in a variety of styles, but we’re eyeing the Sweet and Spicy bouquet for mom this year.461 Shawmut Ave., Boston, 617-262-3100, tableandtulip.com.Photo courtesy of Winston Flowers 🌼 Winston Flowers 🌼Since 1944, Winston Flowers has sourced its petals from top-of-the-line growers near and far. Make it a point to see their flagship location in Chestnut Hill, where you’ll find gardens, greenhouses, and displays galore.11 Florence St., Newton, 1-800-457-4901, winstonflowers.com. 🌻 Back Bay Florist 🌻Tucked between Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue, this little shop packs a big punch. Its selection of unique arrangements incorporate flowers, succulents, and air plants, resulting in living works of art.90 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 617-236-0101, backbayflorist.com.
For Sale/Rent On the Market: A Contemporary Home on Houghs Neck With floor-to-ceiling windows facing the ocean. By Madeline Bilis· Photo courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLC37 Spring Street, QuincyPrice: $779,000Size: 2,090 square feetBedrooms: 4Baths: 1.5A reasonably priced oceanfront home within commuting distance to the city almost seems too good to be true—but this four-bedroom contemporary on Houghs Neck is proof that it’s not.Built in 1969, the Quincy abode stretches to more than 2,000 square feet, and at $373 per square foot, the price tag isn’t outrageous. A private dock and mooring come with the place, too, not to mention a boat shed and a brand new wraparound deck with a sliver of beach below it. The home’s 11-foot floor-to-ceiling windows steal the show, framing views of Rock Island Cove and bathing the recently remodeled interior in light.For information, contact Amanda Dumont, Brooks Brokerage, LLC, zillow.com.Photo courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCPhoto courtesy of Brooks Brokerage, LLCThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including architects, builders, kitchen and bath experts, lighting designers, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. 000 Print 9/19/2017, 9:41 a.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.*
1/16/2019, 10:28 a.m. By Sofia Rivera· For Sale/Rent Five Four-Bedroom Apartments for $3,300 or Less per Month Round up some roomies. 404 Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Print Photo via ZumperApartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places asking $3,300 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?Below, peruse five four-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $3,300 or less per month.1. Mount Hood Road #3, BrightonBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 1Rent: $3,300 per monthMidway between Oak Square and Boston Landing, this four-bedroom proves that living with three other roommates doesn’t have to mean compromising on space. From a kitchen with black granite counters and more than a dozen sleek cabinets, to four gorgeous bedrooms with multiple windows, this unit is spacious all throughout. 2. 58 Claybourne Street #2, DorchesterBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,300 per monthBe the first to bask in this newly painted apartment, which is undergoing renovations before move-ins begin. A chandelier hangs from the living room’s coffered ceiling, making it a glamorous space to entertain friends. A large pantry and full fridge in the kitchen grant equal luxury. Sitting at the edge of the Fields Corner neighborhood, this second-floor find is close to several parks and playgrounds.3. 516 Washington Street #1, BrightonBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 1Rent: $2,850 per monthThis periwinkle triple-decker sits on Brighton’s main stretch, across the street from a cluster of parks and a 15-minute stroll to Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art. Cream-colored walls and plenty of light fill this pup-friendly unit, though the true gem is its modern kitchen—stainless appliances offset the white Shaker cabinets and a glass subway tile backsplash ties it all together. 4. Bigelow Street, BrightonBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 1Rent: $3,000 per monthWhite-paneled walls lend a beachy vibe to this Oak Square oasis, and along with its warm hardwood floors, a day spent inside might ease some winter woes. A set of steps leads from the roomy eat-in kitchen to the rest of the pet-friendly home, which has just received a fresh coat of paint. 5. 8 Henry Street #2, MedfordBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Rent: $3,000 per monthTwo full bathrooms are a dream come true in a four-bed, let alone two recently updated ones. Refinished hardwoods and tall ceilings throughout lend an air of stateliness, as does the cavernous kitchen, which features a wall of creamy cabinets and stainless steel appliances—including a dishwasher. In-unit laundry and small brick details offer additional appeal to this Medford abode, available for rent now. Note: Although Zumper’s apartment inventory is updated in real time, these listings are not guaranteed to be available. Check in with a listing’s leasing office to confirm availability and to schedule tours.The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home accent décor, lighting experts, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.*
Photo via Getty ImagesA while back, I had a conversation with a few friends from high school about whether we’d want to know if we carried the genes that put us at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The mouth-swab kits you send off to 23andMe seemed equal parts problematic and intriguing: On the one hand, we mused as we sipped iced coffee in my pal’s Cambridge kitchen, sitting around waiting for your inevitable decline when you know there’s no way to stop it sounds like a pretty bleak existence. On the other, what if knowing how you might die in the future could change how you live in the present?For most of recent history, Alzheimer’s, which affects a person’s ability to think, remember, and reason, was a hopeless diagnosis because our thinking focused exclusively on the end result: the buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain that prevent synaptic functioning and cause mental deterioration. But more and more, doctors and researchers are coming to the conclusion that the way we live every day may be the key to the Alzheimer’s puzzle.Dale Bredesen, a physician scientist in the Department of Pharmacology at UCLA who’s published more than 220 papers on Alzheimer’s, has spent 30 years looking at the root causes of the neurodegenerative phenomenon in hopes of eradicating it. Back when he started his research, his wife, an integrative physician, told him she thought basic measures could probably help prevent the disease: improving sleep and diet, decreasing stress. “And, of course, I laughed at her at the time,” he explained on my podcast, Empowered Health with Emily Kumler. “I said, ‘No, we’re going to find one molecule in one domain, one region within that molecule, and we’re going to get a drug against that and everything’s going to be great.’ Well, guess what? I should have listened to my wife all those years ago. She was absolutely right.”Three decades later, Bredesen is confident in his hypothesis that reducing chronic inflammation in the body—by changing your diet, increasing exercise, getting better sleep, eliminating toxins, and reducing stress—may help stave off Alzheimer’s or reverse it when it’s already started. After having success with rodent models, last year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinsonism Bredesen published the case studies of more than 100 human patients in cognitive decline treated at 15 different clinics with his Bredesen Protocol, a personalized approach to reducing inflammation that “has led to unprecedented improvements in cognition.” (The protocol has not been successful for patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease.)Because Bredesen’s approach is complex and requires patients to change many lifestyle factors, he’s faced an uphill battle in getting approval for a clinical trial, which must be based on a narrowly defined hypothesis that measures each variable in isolation. In the meantime, physicians from California to Massachusetts are finding success with the Bredesen Protocol.Edward Levitan, a local doctor who has treated dozens of patients with the program, explains that the researcher’s ideas aren’t exactly new in the functional medicine world, which focuses on the root cause of illness rather than simply treating the symptoms. But he likes the Bredesen Protocol because he says it gives patients an easy blueprint to follow.“The systems biology approach is really the future of medicine,” said Levitan, who runs a Newton wellness center called 5Journeys. “Really looking at a human being. Not ‘Oh, you ate something and you got this disease.’ It’s really your thoughts, your actions, what you eat, and so on. How you live as a system then becomes how your body manifests, what your body manifests. And I think that’s the key.”Levitan isn’t the only one who thinks it’s never too early to prevent chronic disease. Rudolph Tanzi, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Mass General and the co-author of a book that examines the connection between lifestyle choices and illness, also believes that reducing inflammation is key when it comes to vanquishing Alzheimer’s. Much like Bredesen, in his book The Healing Self, Tanzi recommends eating a Mediterranean diet, getting a good night’s rest, exercising daily, and staying socially engaged (among other things) as a preventive and therapeutic approach to treating AD.It seems there’s a common theme among these practitioners: Care less about your genes and more about your daily habits. But since I tend to err on the side of wanting more information whenever it’s available, knowing my genetic risk for Alzheimer’s felt important. My 23andMe test showed that while my genes don’t put me in the highest-risk category, I’m certainly not immune to the disease. That’s why I’ll continue to keep a close eye on my inflammation levels and keep telling my friends to do the same—even the ones whose risk factor remains unknown.Navigating the women’s health landscape can be overwhelming—and a little scary. Misinformation, disinformation, badly designed studies, and the drive for profits can all factor into the decisions you and your physician make about your health. This new column and my podcast, “Empowered Health with Emily Kumler,” are here to help. I am not a doctor; rather, my expertise is in looking at information, evaluating it, and deciding what’s worth sharing—and what’s not. Print 5/20/2019, 12:52 p.m. 405 Health Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented? The neurodegenerative condition used to be a hopeless diagnosis, but research suggests those who are proactive may be able to reverse cognitive decline—or stop it from happening altogether. 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