Beat the winter blues with a hike in the Blue Hills | News

As getting exercise be­comes increasingly complicated during the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are turning to woodland trails. De­spite the requirement in Massachusetts to wear masks outdoors, exploring is still as interesting as ever and in the chilly weather, the mask now adds a layer of wind and cold protection.

On a recent weekday we explored the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton.

There are many trails to choose from,

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No walk-in visitors under new Hanauma Bay entry rule

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Itasca Area Community Response Fund awards $38,500 in grants during third round of funding | News

In December, the Itasca Area Community Response Fund concluded its third round of grantmaking, allocating $38,500 in funds across six nonprofit and community organizations working in and around the Itasca area. 

The Itasca Area Community Response Fund was created last spring in anticipation of needs that would likely arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects. In previous grant rounds, the Community Response Fund has distributed $155,500 in

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Somerset County Makes History, Rebrands Governing Body

SOMERVILLE, NJ – In an historic first, the governing body of Somerset County met today as the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners to select its new leadership and set priorities for the coming year.

Last year Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law replacing the archaic Board of Freeholders title in favor of Board of Commissioners for all 21 New Jersey counties.

At a separate mid-day ceremony live-streamed from Somerset

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How Fair Park in South Dallas was chosen as mega site for COVID-19 vaccine

The plan to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to as many as 2,000 people a day at Fair Park next week began with a text message.

Dallas City Council member Paula Blackmon said she was watching the Netflix show Bridgerton around 8 p.m. Monday when Justin Henry, president of the Dallas ISD board of trustees, wished her a happy New Year and asked a question.

“Who selects these locations?” the text

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El Paso County restaurants among businesses eligible for latest COVID-19 financial relief | Colorado Springs News

Small-business owners in El Paso County could have a lifeline tossed their way thanks to a new grant program, a county news release announced.

El Paso County is working with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments to disperse funding locally after the state Legislature passed a Senate bill devoting money to COVID-19 relief for small businesses.

The grant program, known as the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief

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La Jolla Community Planning Association approves suggested revisions to San Diego parks master plan

When the San Diego City Council took on the proposed Complete Communities initiative during its last meeting of 2020 (which also was the last meeting for five council members), most of it was approved, save for the parks master plan. Complete Communities has four components: the parks plan, a mobility choices initiative, a housing solutions plan and facilities financing.

Before the reconstituted council hears the parks master plan sometime this

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