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A Tide Climatology for Boston, Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Techniques Development Laboratory in cooperation with the Boston Weather Service Forecast Office has compiled a climatology of measured tide levels for Boston, Mass. Approximately 44 years (January 1936 through March 1980) of hourly tide levels were u...

W. S. Richardson N. A. Pore D. M. Feit

1982-01-01

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GROUND MOTION SUITE SELECTION FOR BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces a suite of ground motions selected for the Boston area that are based on earthquakes catalogued in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG) database. Records from earthquakes recorded in Eastern North America or similar tectonic environment are scarce because the tectonic environment is generally stable and the distribution of strong-motion recording equipment in such regions worldwide is relatively

Sonia Sorabella; Laurie G. Baise; Eric M. Hines

2006-01-01

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Jobs For Youth-Boston, Madison Park Technical-Vocational H.S., Boston, Massachusetts. PLATO Evaluation Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Boston, Massachusetts, school district requires that its 9th grade students pass both the Boston Public Schools Math Benchmark Assessment (BPS Math) and the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) before entering 10th grade. At Madison Park Technical-Vocational High School in June 2000, 349 students failed either the mathematics or reading test or…

Quinn, David W.; Quinn, Nancy W.

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Airport Shared-Ride Taxi Programs in New York, Chicago and Boston.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes the development and operation of three shared-ride taxi operations at major U.S. airports. These are: New York's LaGuardia Airport Share-A-Cab; Super Saver Taxi in Chicago; and Share-A-Cab service at Boston's Logan Airport. The Chica...

M. Clarke J. Freilich

1987-01-01

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Field Data Summary: Boston Harbor - Charles River Study Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The summary of data on the quality of water of the Charles River, Boston Harbor, and selected tributaries to Boston Harbor is based on information obtained in the July-August 1967 field investigation. The study was made for the New England River Basins Co...

C. E. Runas L. A. Resi

1968-01-01

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Seafloor environments within the Boston Harbor-Massachusetts Bay sedimentary system: a regional synthesis  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Modern seafloor sedimentary environments within the glaciated, topographically complex Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay area have been interpreted and mapped from an extensive collection of sidescan sonar records and supplemental marine geologic data. Three categories of environments are present that reflect the dominant long-term processes of erosion or nondeposition, deposition, and sediment reworking. Indicates areas within the Boston Harbor-Massachusetts Bay sedimentary system where fine-grained sediments and associated contaminants are likely to be either moved or deposited. It also provides a guide to the locations and variability of benthic habitats. -from Authors

Knebel, H. J.; Circe, R. C.

1995-01-01

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School Desegregation in Boston; A Staff Report Prepared for the Hearing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Boston, Massachusetts, June 1975.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides an overview of school desegregation efforts in Boston, Massachusetts. Background information on the city and its school system is provided. Included are demographic statistics about the Boston area, a description of the major components of the educational structure at the local and State level, a review of the history of…

Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.

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Volcanic origin of the Boston Bay Group, Massachusetts  

SciTech Connect

The Boston Bay Group of sedimentary rocks is composed of, in stratigraphic order, the Roxbury Conglomerate and the Cambridge Argillite. The Roxbury is subdivided into the following members; Brighton, Dorchester, and Squantum. A glacial origin for the Squantun Formation, as well as the rest of the Boston Bay Group, has been accepted by most geologists. The Squantum was believed to be a tillite and the Brighton Member a glacial outwash deposit. The Brighton and Cambridge were believed to be deposited in a glacial-lacustrine setting. In a number of ways, the glacial model fails to account for many features here. The Lynn and Mattapan felsites occur widely in the Boston area, are roughly the same age as the Boston Bay Group, and, in on locality, grade upward into the Brookline Member. From 15 to 40 percent of the clasts in both the Squantum and the Brookline are of volcanic origin. Clasts of plutonic rock are also abundant in both units. Glass shards have been reported in the Cambridge. Finally, the color of both the Cambridge and the Squantum resembles that of the volcanic rocks in the area. This evidence indicates that the Boston Bay Group was formed in a volcanic environment, with the sediments deposited primarily in water. The Brookline Member resembles submarine fan deposits. The convolute laminae of the Dorchester are deformed turbidites. The Squantum Member is a submarine debris flow, and the Cambridge Argillite was deposited from turbidity flows which contained abundant volcanic ash.

Caldwell, D.W. (Boston Univ., MA (United States). Dept. of Geology)

1993-03-01

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Processes Influencing the Transport and Fate of Contaminated Sediments in the Coastal Ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Most of the major urban centers of the United States including Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle - are on a coast (fig. 1.1). All of these cities discharge treated sewage effluent into adjacent waters. In 2000, 74 percent of the U.S. population lived within 200 kilometers (km) of the coast. Between 1980 and 2002, the population density in coastal communities increased approximately 4.5 times faster than in noncoastal areas of the U.S. (Perkins, 2004). More people generate larger volumes of wastes, increase the demands on wastewater treatment, expand the area of impervious land surfaces, and use more vehicles that contribute contaminants to street runoff. According to the National Coastal Condition Report II (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2005a), on the basis of coastal habitat, water and sediment quality, benthic index, and fish tissue, the overall national coastal condition is only poor to fair and the overall coastal condition in the highly populated Northeast is poor. Scientific information helps managers to prioritize and regulate coastal-ocean uses that include recreation, commercial fishing, transportation, waste disposal, and critical habitat for marine organisms. These uses are often in conflict with each other and with environmental concerns. Developing a strategy for managing competing uses while maintaining sustainability of coastal resources requires scientific understanding of how the coastal ocean system behaves and how it responds to anthropogenic influences. This report provides a summary of a multidisciplinary research program designed to improve our understanding of the transport and fate of contaminants in Massachusetts coastal waters. Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor have been a focus of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research because they provide a diverse geographic setting for developing a scientific understanding of the geology, geochemistry, and oceanography of coastal systems in general. Scientific data from this region can also be used to inform decisions about important economic, environmental, and political issues. From the economic viewpoint, the annual value of tourism and shipping in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays is about $1.5 billion and $1.9 billion, respectively. Commercial and recreational fishing generates about $240 million per year in the same region (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2005b). The environmental issue is the 300-year history of waste discharge from the Boston metropolitan area into the harbor. This history is punctuated by cycles of environmental degradation, public outcry, and improvements in the sewage treatment system. With each improvement, however, the continuous growth of population in greater Boston (fig. 1.2) and the resulting increase in the volume of waste exceeded the capacity of the treatment system, thereby setting the stage for a new contamination crisis. By the 1980s, the levels of contaminants in sediments of Boston Harbor were among the highest in the nation (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1987). Fish were diseased, shellfish beds were closed, and swimming beaches were unsafe after heavy rains; in general, water quality and aesthetics were below acceptable standards. Legal and political issues have always been part of Boston Harbor's history. The environmental conditions in the 1980s were highlighted in a 1983 legal suit brought by the city of Quincy against the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC, the state agency responsible for sewage treatment) and heads of three state agencies for discharging untreated or poorly treated sewage into the harbor (Dolin, 2004). The suit never went to trial, but through the actions of a Massachusetts Superior Court, the issue of Boston Harbor contamination remained on the political and public agenda. The judge called the harbor 'unsafe, unsanitary, indecent, in violation of the law (Clean Water Act), and a dange

Edited by Bothner, Michael H.; Butman, Bradford

2007-01-01

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Grover Cleveland School, Boston, Massachusetts. Refurbishment and Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The solar heating system is a retrofit installation on the roof of the Grover Cleveland Middle School in Boston. The system includes 4,600 square feet of flat plate collectors, a 2,000 gallon solar energy storage tank, plus the required structural steel, piping, insulation, pumps, heat exchangers, and controls to heat the air supplied by two…

General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA.

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Benthic metabolism and nutrient cycling in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts  

Microsoft Academic Search

To gain insight into the importance of the benthos in carbon and nutrient budgets of Boston Harbor and surrounding bays, we\\u000a measured sediment-water exchanges of oxygen, total carbon dioxide (DIC), nitrogen (ammonium, nitrate+nitrite, urea, N2O), silicate, and phosphorus at several stations in different sedimentary environments just prior to and subsequent to cessation\\u000a of sewage sludge disposal in the harbor. The

Anne E. Giblin; Charles S. Hopkinson; Jane Tucker

1997-01-01

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Tide- and wind-driven flushing of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The flushing of Boston Harbor, a shallow, tidally dominated embayment with little fresh water input, is investigated using a depth-averaged model. The modeled tidal currents exhibit strong spatial variability and ebb/flood asymmetry due to complex topography and coastline geometry and were verified by shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements. At the inlets to the harbor, the asymmetry between flood and ebb gives rise to a net exchange of water, which acts over successive tidal cycles to flush the harbor. The flushing is examined by tracking water that starts out in Boston Harbor for 40 M2 tidal cycles. The tidal flushing is very efficient at mixing water in the vicinity of the inlets over several tidal cycles, but efficiency decreases with time as ``tidal mixing regions'' form on either side of the harbor inlets. When wind forcing is included, the wind-driven currents act to flush the tidal mixing regions, giving rise to more efficient flushing. The exception is when the wind is from the southwest, which confines the jet-like ebb flow from the harbor and therefore reduces the flushing efficiency. In general, flushing is shown to be a two-step process: (1) rapid exchange due to tides over a large region in the vicinity of the harbor inlets and (2) flushing of this region by wind-driven flow. The model also demonstrates that flushing is not uniform over the entire harbor but occurs rapidly in the deep tidal channels and slowly in the regions of weak tidal currents around the harbor periphery. Although the depth-averaged approach to flushing is appropriate over most of the harbor due to the harbor's shallow depth and broad depth distribution, the lack of bathymetric variability and the presence of locally important density driven currents in the Boston Inner Harbor indicates that flushing of this localized area must be approached with a three-dimensional model.

Signell, Richard

1992-01-01

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Bluff evolution along coastal drumlins: Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A series of partially drowned drumlins forms the backbone of the inner islands within Boston Harbor. The shoreline of these rounded glacial deposits is composed of actively retreating bluffs formed by continual wave attack. Comparisons of bluffs reveal variability in their height and lateral extent, as well as in the dominant mechanism causing their retreat. Two processes are responsible for bluff erosion and yield distinct bluff morphologies: (1) wave attack undercuts the bluff and causes episodic slumping, yielding planar bluff slopes, and (2) subaerial processes such as rainfall create irregular slopes characterized by rills and gullies. We propose a model of drumlin bluff evolution that is based on processes of erosion and physical characteristics such as bluff height, slope morphology, and the orientation of the bluff with respect to the long axis of the drumlin and its topographic crest. The four phases of drumlin bluff evolution consist of (1) initial formation of bluff, with retreat dominated by wave notching and slumping processes; (2) rill and gully development as bluff heights exceed 10 m and slumped sediment at bluff base inhibits wave attack; (3) return of wave notching and slumping as bluff heights decrease; and (4) final development of boulder retreat lag as last remnants of drumlin are eroded by wave action. These phases capture the important physical processes of drumlin evolution in Boston Harbor and could apply to other eroding coastal drumlin deposits.

Himmelstoss, E. A.; FitzGerald, D. M.; Rosen, P. S.; Allen, J. R.

2006-01-01

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The African-American Experience at the University of Massachusetts Boston: Challenges and Future Directions. Occasional Paper No. 45.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the history of diversity, equality, and black studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston from the perspective of a professor who helped found the Black Studies Department and worked to promote gender equity. When he first arrived in 1970, Boston was segregated, and there were few black faculty members. He joined forces…

Blackwell, James E.

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Evaluation of the Writing Program at the William M. Trotter School, Boston, Massachusetts, September, 1978-January, 1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first year of the writing program at the William M. Trotter Elementary School (Boston, Massachusetts) accomplished (1) the development of an outline of basic writing activities and skills for grades one through five; (2) the use of holistic rating; (3) the development of a common correction symbol; (4) the development of writing folders…

Stotsky, Sandra

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Yankee Comments; Testimony Submitted to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, October 3, 1973, Boston, Massachusetts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The New England Library Board presents the oral and written testimony given to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) at a hearing in Boston, Massachusetts, October 3, 1973. Witnesses include college, university, state, public, special, regional, and school librarians, as well as library trustees; educators; a mayor;…

National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.

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Operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Boston Edison Company. Docket No. 50-293, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed action is the issuance of an operating licence to the Boston Edison Company for the start-up and operation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station located on Cape Cod Bay in the State of Massachusetts, County of Plymouth. The Pilgrim Station emp...

1972-01-01

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The Effect of Massachusetts' Gun Control Law On Gun-Related Crimes in the City of Boston  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact on gun-related crime of legislative changes involving Massachusetts' Gun Control Law is evaluated. Viewing crime rates as realizations from some underlying stochastic processes, a procedure for measuring intervention effects on crime rates is presented. Time series on gun-related crimes for the city of Boston are analyzed with this procedure in evaluating the impact of the gun control law.

Stuart Jay Deutsch; Francis B. Alt

1977-01-01

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The Way Out: Student Exclusion Practices in Boston Middle Schools. A Report by the Massachusetts Advocacy Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practices of attendance, suspension, and non-promotion in middle schools in Boston (Massachusetts) encourage at-risk students to drop out. School policies and practices, student data, and interviews with at-risk students were reviewed to determine which practices encourage disengagement from school. Personal narratives are included. Major findings…

Wheelock, Anne

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High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Boston Harbor and Approaches, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction: This report presents the surficial geologic framework data and information for the sea floor of Boston Harbor and Approaches, Massachusetts (fig. 1.1). This mapping was conducted as part of a cooperative program between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The primary objective of this project was to provide sea floor geologic information and maps of Boston Harbor to aid resource management, scientific research, industry and the public. A secondary objective was to test the feasibility of using NOAA hydrographic survey data, normally collected to update navigation charts, to create maps of the sea floor suitable for geologic and habitat interpretations. Defining sea-floor geology is the first steps toward managing ocean resources and assessing environmental changes due to natural or human activity. The geophysical data for these maps were collected as part of hydrographic surveys carried out by NOAA in 2000 and 2001 (fig. 1.2). Bottom photographs, video, and samples of the sediments were collected in September 2004 to help in the interpretation of the geophysical data. Included in this report are high-resolution maps of the sea floor, at a scale of 1:25,000; the data used to create these maps in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) format; a GIS project; and a gallery of photographs of the sea floor. Companion maps of sea floor to the north Boston Harbor and Approaches are presented by Barnhardt and others (2006) and to the east by Butman and others (2003a,b,c). See Butman and others (2004) for a map of Massachusetts Bay at a scale of 1:125,000. The sections of this report are listed in the navigation bar along the left-hand margin of this page. Section 1 (this section) introduces the report. Section 2 presents the large-format map sheets. Section 3 describes data collection, processing, and analysis. Section 4 summarizes the geologic history of the region and discusses geomorphic and anthropogenic features within the study area. Section 4 also provides references that contain additional information about the region. Appendix 1 provides GIS layers of all the data collected in this study, Appendix 2 contains the grain size textural analyses of sediment samples, and Appendix 3 contains bottom photographs of the sea floor in JPG format.

Ackerman, Seth D.; Butman, Bradford; Barnhardt, Walter A.; Danforth, William W.; Crocker, James M.

2006-01-01

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Wastewater Engineering and Management Plan for Boston Harbor - Eastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Area EMMA Study. Technical Data Volume 13D. Visual, Cultural and Design Impact Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The intent of this report is to identify and assess the potential visual-cultural and design impacts resulting from the implementation of any of five regional concepts for wastewater treatment within the Boston Harbor - Eastern Massachusetts Metropolitan ...

1975-01-01

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Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Volume 797. Held in Boston, Massachusetts, December 2-4 2003. Engineered Porosity for Microphotonics and Plasmonics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Symposium W, 'Engineered Porosity for Microphotonics and Plasmonics,' held December 2-A at the 2003 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, combined the areas of optical nanoparticles, microphotonics, photonics crystals and the emerging field of plasmo...

A. Scherer F. Garcia-Vidal M. Notomi R. Wehrspohn

2004-01-01

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Characterization of urban methane emissions in Boston, Massachusetts using an observational network and inverse modeling framework  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is much uncertainty about the magnitude of methane emissions from natural gas production and delivery infrastructure, yet this quantity is necessary for understanding the climate impact of natural gas as a major fuel source and for partitioning the global methane budget. Preliminary evidence suggests that leaks from urban natural gas distribution systems may release substantial quantities of methane to the atmosphere, but this source has seldom been directly investigated in the scientific literature. As a case study, we seek to describe and quantify the natural gas fraction of the total methane source in the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan region. We describe the design of an atmospheric methane monitoring network in and around the city. Periodic measurements of atmospheric ethane are used to estimate the fractional contribution of natural gas to the total observed urban methane enhancement. A methane emission inventory is compiled from high-resolution information on biogenic methane sources, street-level methane concentrations, and the natural gas distribution infrastructure. We present preliminary results from the observational network and an inverse modeling framework.

McKain, K.; Wofsy, S. C.; John, B.; Hutyra, L.; Raciti, S.; Briber, B.; Phillips, N. G.; Jackson, R. B.; Down, A.; Schaaf, C.

2012-12-01

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Ethnic differences in the prevalence of anencephaly and sina bifida in Boston, Massachusetts.  

PubMed

because of the large Irish population, a group with high prevalence rates of anencephaly and spina bifida, and the small Jewish population, a group with very low prevalences of these anomalies, cases of anencephaly and spina bifida born in 1 of 4 Boston maternity hospitals were compared with a systematic 1 in 300 sample of all births in the same facilities. Estimates of prevalence were made according to ethnic group, socioeconomic status, and parity. As expected, Irish offspring showed high rates (3.1 per 1000 births) of prevalence for these congenital defects, and these rates did not change in degree if the investigation was restricted to mother only, father only, or both parents Irish heritage. If mothers were born in Ireland, however, the prevalence rate was 4.9/1000. Offspring of Jewish mothers had the lowest rates of any ethnic group examined (Protestant, Irish Catholic, Roman Catholic, and other religions), .77/1000. However, in the highest economic classes, differences between the 3 major religions were not significant. Other ancestories showed the following prevalences: Italian, 1.09; Canadian, 3.18; English, 1.49; and other U.S., 2.58. Overall in Massachusetts the rate was 3.11. Prevalence rates increased dramatically with increasing socioeconomic status. Association with parity was also noticed; parity and ehtnic group were independent associations, as were ethnic and socioeconomic class. PMID:4861562

Naggan, L; MacMahon, B

1967-11-23

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33 CFR 165.116 - Safety and Security Zones; Salem and Boston Harbors, Massachusetts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Safety and Security Zones; Salem and Boston Harbors...Guard District § 165.116 Safety and Security Zones; Salem and Boston Harbors...following areas are permanent safety and security zones: (1) Reserved...

2013-07-01

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Maps and diagrams showing acoustic and textural characteristics and distribution of bottom sedimentary environments, Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report illustrates, describes, and briefly discusses the acoustic and textural characteristics and the distribution of bottom sedimentary environments in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. The study is an outgrowth of a larger research program designed to understand the regional processes that distribute sediments and related contaminants in the area. The report highlights the major findings presented in recent papers by Knebel and others (1991), Knebel, (1993), and Knebel and Circe (1995). The reader is urged to consult the full text of these earlier papers for a more definitive treatment of the data and for appropriate supporting references.

Knebel, Harley J.; Circe, Ronald C.

1995-01-01

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The Effects of Biogeography on Ant Diversity and Activity on the Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts, U.S.A  

PubMed Central

Many studies have examined how island biogeography affects diversity on the scale of island systems. In this study, we address how diversity varies over very short periods of time on individual islands. To do this, we compile an inventory of the ants living in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, Massachusetts, USA using data from a five-year All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of the region's arthropods. Consistent with the classical theory of island biogeography, species richness increased with island size, decreased with island isolation, and remained relatively constant over time. Additionally, our inventory finds that almost half of the known Massachusetts ant fauna can be collected in the BHI, and identifies four new species records for Massachusetts, including one new to the United States, Myrmica scabrinodis. We find that the number of species actually active on islands depended greatly on the timescale under consideration. The species that could be detected during any given week of sampling could by no means account for total island species richness, even when correcting for sampling effort. Though we consistently collected the same number of species over any given week of sampling, the identities of those species varied greatly between weeks. This variation does not result from local immigration and extinction of species, nor from seasonally-driven changes in the abundance of individual species, but rather from weekly changes in the distribution and activity of foraging ants. This variation can be upwards of 50% of ant species per week. This suggests that numerous ant species on the BHI share the same physical space at different times. This temporal partitioning could well explain such unexpectedly high ant diversity in an isolated, urban site.

Clark, Adam T.; Rykken, Jessica J.; Farrell, Brian D.

2011-01-01

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (53rd, Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-13, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains abstracts of papers presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), held in Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-13, 1980. Papers relate to research techniques, learning, cognitive development, instruction, science curriculum, teacher education (preservice, inservice)…

White, Arthur L., Ed.

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GaN and Related Alloys, MRS Symposium Proceedings Held in Boston, Massachusetts on 30 November-4 December 1998. Volume 537.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This proceedings volume is the permanent record of the Materials Research Society symposium entitled 'GaN and Related Alloys', held November 30- December 4, 1998, at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The symposium covered the full spectrum of...

A. F. Wright C. Kuo S. J. Pearton T. Uenoyama

1998-01-01

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A crisis in waste management, economic vitality, and a coastal marine environment: Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Discharge of sewage sludge and effluent from 43 communities in the greater Boston metropolitan area has helped make the harbor one of the most polluted in the nation. As part of a court-mandated plan to end pollution of the harbor, effluent will no longer be discharged into the harbor, but instead, by 1995 it will be discharged into Massachusetts Bay through a record-long 15.34 km tunnel. By the year 2000 all of the sewage is scheduled to recive full secondary treatment. The public is concerned about long-term effects of the new ocean outfall on the environment, including Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, which is an important habitat for whales and a newly designated national marine sanctuary. The bay has been additionally stressed by dumping of low-level radioactive and other hazardous wastes during the 1950s and 1960s. -from Authors

Manheim, F. T.; Butman, B.

1994-01-01

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Health hazard evaluation report HETA 82-212-1553, Screen Printing Shops, Boston, Massachusetts and Denton, Maryland areas  

SciTech Connect

Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for organic solvents at five small printing shops (SIC-2751) in the Boston, Massachusetts and Denton, Maryland areas. The evaluation was requested by the union because of complaints of headache, nausea, dizziness, and other symptoms among silk screen printing workers. Nineteen exposed and four unexposed workers were interviewed. Urine samples were obtained and analyzed for methyl-hippuric-acid (2198643) and hippuric-acid (495692), metabolites of xylene (1330207) and toluene (108883). Exposed workers reported a prevalence of symptoms such as headache, trouble remembering, and disorientation. These did not differ significantly, however, from the prevalence of such symptoms among the unexposed workers. The authors conclude that a potential health hazard due to solvent exposures at the facilities exists. Recommendations include using gloves to reduce skin exposure and performing environmental and medical monitoring.

Baker, E.; Smith, T.; Quinn, M.

1985-01-01

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33 CFR 165.114 - Safety and Security Zones: Escorted Vessels-Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Island, at position 42°19?48? N, 070°57?15? W, and west of the Long Island Bridge, running from Long Island to Moon Head. (b) Escorted vessel definition. For the purposes of this section, escorted vessels operating in Boston...

2010-07-01

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Sediment porewater partitioning of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in three cores from Boston Harbor, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations were measured in sediments and porewaters isolated from three cores from Boston Harbor, MA. Measured porewater PAH concentrations were significantly lower than the concentrations predicted by two- and three-phase equilibrium partitioning models. We hypothesize that only a fraction of the measured sediment PAH concentrations was available to partition rapidly into sediment porewaters. ?? 1995 American Chemical Society.

Mcgroddy, S. E.; Farrington, J. W.

1995-01-01

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33 CFR 165.114 - Safety and Security Zones: Escorted Vessels-Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Island, at position 42°19â²48â³ N, 070°57â²15â³ W, and west of the Long Island Bridge, running from Long Island to Moon Head. (b) Escorted vessel definition. For the purposes of this section, escorted vessels operating in Boston...

2013-07-01

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The Implementation of CETA in Eastern Massachusetts and Boston. R & D Monograph 57.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph includes two reports describing the results of three years of field research on the implementation and impact of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) in Eastern Massachusetts. They represent a thorough and detailed study of the problems faced by prime sponsors in the initial years of CETA. The first report, CETA in…

Barocci, Thomas A.; And Others

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Toxicity of saline and organic solvent extracts of sediments from Boston Harbor, Massachusetts and the Hudson River-Raritan Bay estuary, New York using the Microtox ® bioassay  

Microsoft Academic Search

The toxic effects of organic and saline extracts of sediment samples collected from 16 sites in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts\\u000a and from 17 sites in the Hudson River-Raritan Bay estuary, New York were tested with the Microtox bioassay. This bioassay measures changes in light production by bioluminescent marine bacteria exposed to sediment extracts.\\u000a Organic solvent extracts of all 33 sediments showed

Sharon Demuth; Ed Casillas; Douglas A. Wolfe; Bruce B. McCain

1993-01-01

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Intelligent transportation systems case study: central artery (I-93)/tunnel (I-90) project, Boston, Massachusetts, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) project provides an excellent opportunity to implement and test the application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology to improve traffic safety in a congested urban corridor. As currently designed, the CA/T project will have the most extensive ITS capabilities of any highway in the U.S.A., and numerous opportunities exist to build upon these capabilities. Advances in the state-of-the-art of both ITS technology and applications can improve the safety and convenience of the travelling public in Eastern Massachusetts and provide significant regional economic benefits as well.

Luchian, Sergiu F.; Krechmer, Daniel

1995-01-01

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Radiocarbon-Dated Pollen and Sediment Records From Near the Boylston Street Fishweir Site in Boston, Massachusetts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A radiocarbon-dated pollen record near the Boylston Street Fishweir site in Boston; Massachusetts, provides a regional and local record of vegetation changes from the middle Holocene to present. The stratigraphy begins about 5630 ± 90 yr B.P. with a marine transgression and is continuous up to the historic backfilling of the Back Bay area about 100 yr B.P. When pollen began accumulating at the site, the immediate area resembled the swamp forests growing today in southern New England. Fresh- and brackish-water vegetation was present before the area near the site was submerged. While these vegetation changes occurred locally, oak forest grew in the region. Correlation of this stratigraphy with archaeological data collected from 500 Boylston Street indicates that between 4700 and 3700 yr B.P., a number of fence-like alignments ("weirs"), were probably placed within existing channels and/or along shorelines to capture fish and other marine animals as they moved with the tidal flow.

Newby, Paige E.; Webb, Thompson

1994-03-01

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Urban Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Flux Measurements from a Building Rooftop in Boston, Massachusetts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon dioxide concentrations and fluxes have been measured with an open path infrared gas analyzer (IRGA, Licor LI-7500) and sonic anemometer (Campbell CSAT) installed on a 1.8 m tower on top of a building (675 Commonwealth Ave) at Boston University since October, 2007. The flux data was transformed with a double rotation scheme that sets the vertical wind to zero. The resulting vertical rotation angle shows a clear dependence on the building geometry when plotted against wind direction. In addition, gaps in wind direction are observed due to wind shadowing from nearby taller buildings (the BU residential dorm towers on Commonwealth Ave). Although there are limitations on the dataset imposed by the non-ideal flux conditions, the fluxes do respond to the weekend effect. Considering data until the end of August, 2009, the carbon dioxide emissions are over twice as great on weekdays compared to weekends (0.131 mg m-2 s-1 verses 0.056 mg m-2 s-1). The weekend effect is also apparent in diurnal concentration data, which does not depend on meeting eddy flux criteria and corresponds to a much larger footprint. Considering monthly averages of diurnal cycles of carbon dioxide concentration, hourly bins on weekdays range from no increase to 30 ppm higher than weekend days. The diurnal weekend effect is typically largest during the early morning hours before the breakup of the nocturnal boundary layer. The weekend effect depends strongly on meteorological conditions and boundary layer mixing. Throughout the year, some months show differences of less than 10 ppm throughout the diurnal cycle. Carbon dioxide concentrations and the weekend effect are also impacted by wind direction. During the summer months, there is evidence for a land-sea breeze diurnal cycle in the wind data, and this impacts observed carbon dioxide concentrations.

Potosnak, M. J.; Friedl, M. A.; Phillips, N.; Hutyra, L.; Sibley, A.

2009-12-01

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Geochemistry and zircon geochronology of Late Proterozoic leucogranites north of Boston, eastern Massachusetts  

SciTech Connect

An igneous sequence that includes Late Precambrian volcanics (Lynn Volcanics) and granites, granodiorites, tonalites, plus diorites of the Dedham North suite, is located in a tectonic block bounded by the Walden Pond and Northern Boundary Faults north of the Boston Basin. Within the block between the rhyolites and granodiorites is a several hundred foot wide zone of leucogranites that contains frequent roof pendants in various stages of partial melting. The migmatitic nature of the pendants suggests that the leucogranites were locally derived by melt extraction from the partially melted pendant xenoliths. U-Pb zircon ages were obtained from samples of the leucogranite, granodiorite and diorite. Their crystallization ages are: leucogranite 609 [+-] 4 Ma, granodiorite 607 [+-] 4 Ma, and diorite 606 [+-] 3 Ma. All three samples yield ages that are identical within their statistical error limits and all three samples contain inherited component with average mid-Proterozoic ages. Major and trace element geochemistry of 43 samples of all representative types show that the predominantly pelitic'' layers underwent extensive partial melting and that the leucogranites represent a minimum granite melt at 0.5 to 2.0 kb of P(H2O). Geochemical modeling also supports the origin by partial melting of the pendant inclusions. Once formed, the leucogranite melts were then mixed with mafic magmas which must have also been the provider of the necessary heat to sustain the partial melting process. The data indicate that the Dedham North plutonic suite was formed at shallow crustal levels and that its compositional range is a result of magma mixing of varying proportions between the leucogranite and mafic melts.

Markus, R.; Hon, R. (Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA (United States). Geology and Geophysics); Dunning, G. (Memorial Univ., St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada). Dept. of Earth Sciences)

1993-03-01

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Summaries of oral sessions at the XXI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, 17-21 October 2013: state of the field.  

PubMed

The XXI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG), sponsored by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG), took place in Boston, Massachusetts, on 17-21 October 2013. Approximately 900 participants gathered to discuss the latest findings in this rapidly advancing field. The following report was written by student travel awardees. Each was assigned one or more sessions as a rapporteur. This manuscript represents topics covered in most, but not all of the oral presentations during the conference, and contains some of the major notable new findings reported. PMID:24912047

Akpudo, Hilary; Aleksic, Branko; Alkelai, Anna; Burton, Christie; Carillo Roa, Tania; Chen, David T W; Cheng, Min-Chih; Cocchi, Enrico; Davis, Lea K; Giori, Isabele G; Hubbard, Leon M; Merikangas, Alison; Moily, Nagaraj S; Okewole, Adeniran; Olfson, Emily; Pappa, Irene; Reitt, Markus; Singh, Ajeet B; Steinberg, Julia; Strohmaier, Jana; Ting, Te-Tien; van Hulzen, Kimm J E; O'Shea, Anne; DeLisi, Lynn E

2014-08-01

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Epidemiology of a Dominant Clonal Strain of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium at Separate Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts  

PubMed Central

In 1996, the dominant (43%) strain of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE; type A) at Massachusetts General Hospital was identified at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). To characterize the epidemiology of infection with type A isolates of VRE at BWH, we collected demographic and clinical data for all patients from whom VRE were isolated from a clinical specimen through September 1996. The first clinical isolates from all BWH patients from whom VRE were isolated were typed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of SmaI digests of chromosomal DNA. Among patients hospitalized after the first patient at BWH infected with a type A isolate of VRE was identified, exposures were compared between patients who acquired type A isolates of VRE and those who acquired other types of VRE. Isolates from 99 patients identified to have acquired VRE were most commonly from blood (n = 27), urine (n = 19), or wounds (n = 19). Three months after the index patient arrived at BWH and at a time when ?12 types of strains of VRE were present, type A isolates of VRE became dominant; 39 of 75 (52%) of the study cohort had acquired type A isolates of VRE. We found no association between the acquisition of type A isolates of VRE and transfer from another institution or temporal overlap by service, ward, or floor with patients known to have acquired type A isolates of VRE. By multivariate analysis, only residence in the medical intensive care unit (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 3.2; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.4 to 107) and the receipt of two or more antibiotics per patient-day (adjusted OR, 12.2; 95% CI, 1.2 to 9.0) were associated with the acquisition of strain A. This strain of VRE, dominant at two Boston hospitals, was associated with intensity of antibiotic exposures (i.e., two or more antibiotics per patient-day). We hypothesize that this strain may have unidentified properties providing a mechanism favoring its spread and dominance over other extant isolates, and further studies are needed to define these properties.

Fridkin, Scott K.; Yokoe, Deborah S.; Whitney, Cynthia G.; Onderdonk, Andrew; Hooper, David C.

1998-01-01

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NOAA Estuary-of-the-Month Seminar Series No. 4. Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: Issues, Resources, Status and Management. Proceedings of a Seminar. Held in Washington, DC. on June 13, 1985.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains papers presented at a seminar on Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay held on June 13, 1985, with the objective of bringing to the public attention the important research and management issues in the Bay. An historical overview is given...

B. Brown

1987-01-01

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Spring Run-Off and Nutrient-Seawater Density Correlations in the Massachusetts Bay. Part II. Dissolved Nutrient-Seawater Density Correlations and the Circulation in Boston Harbor and Vicinity.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The general circulation between Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay was studied from the basis of a tidal exchange problem. The Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant effluent outfall, located at the mouth of the harbor, was used as a tracer of harbor water. ...

J. Karpen

1973-01-01

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The Battle of Boston.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book concentrates on the experiences, personal insights, and big events that made up the battle to desegregate the public schools in Boston, Massachusetts. It also gives the historical background of the struggle. In 1965, Massachusetts passed the first state law against de facto segregation, the Racial Imbalance Act. It was not enforced. On…

Hillson, Jon

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Sea floor maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topography, and backscatter intensity of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This data set contains the sea floor topographic contours, sun-illuminated topographic imagery, and backscatter intensity generated from a multibeam sonar survey of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts, an area of approximately 1100 square nautical miles. The Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project is designed to provide detailed maps of the Stellwagen Bank region's environments and habitats and the first complete multibeam topographic and sea floor characterization maps of a significant region of the shallow EEZ. Data were collected on four cruises over a two year period from the fall of 1994 to the fall of 1996. The surveys were conducted aboard the Candian Hydrographic Service vessel Frederick G. Creed, a SWATH (Small Waterplane Twin Hull) ship that surveys at speeds of 16 knots. The multibeam data were collected utilizing a Simrad Subsea EM 1000 Multibeam Echo Sounder (95 kHz) that is permanently installed in the hull of the Creed.

Valentine, P. C.; Middleton, T. J.; Fuller, S. J.

2000-01-01

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From Poverty to Economic Development: Community and Policy Strategies for Latinos in Massachusetts. Summaries of Papers To Be Presented at Conference (Boston, Massachusetts, December 13, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains summaries of six papers presented at a conference on community and policy strategies for Latinos in Massachusetts. Each summary follows an executive summary format by briefly describing the project or argument and highlighting and summarizing major findings or recommendations. The papers are as follows: (1) "An…

Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Mauricio Gaston Inst. for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

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Effectiveness of three best management practices for highway-runoff quality along the Southeast Expressway, Boston, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Best management practices (BMPs) near highways are designed to reduce the amount of suspended sediment and associated constituents, including debris and litter, discharged from the roadway surface. The effectiveness of a deep-sumped hooded catch basin, three 2-chambered 1,500-gallon oil-grit separators, and mechanized street sweeping in reducing sediment and associated constituents was examined along the Southeast Expressway (Interstate Route 93) in Boston, Massachusetts. Repeated observations of the volume and distribution of bottom material in the oil-grit separators, including data on particle-size distributions, were compared to data from bottom material deposited during the initial 3 years of operation. The performance of catch-basin hoods and the oil-grit separators in reducing floating debris was assessed by examining the quantity of material retained by each structural BMP compared to the quantity of material retained by and discharged from the oil-grit separators, which received flow from the catch basins. The ability of each structural BMP to reduce suspended-sediment loads was assessed by examining (a) the difference in the concentrations of suspended sediment in samples collected simultaneously from the inlet and outlet of each BMP, and (b) the difference between inlet loads and outlet loads during a 14-month monitoring period for the catch basin and one separator, and a 10-month monitoring period for the second separator. The third separator was not monitored continuously; instead, samples were collected from it during three visits separated in time by several months. Suspended-sediment loads for the entire study area were estimated on the basis of the long-term average annual precipitation and the estimated inlet and outlet loads of two of the separators. The effects of mechanized street sweeping were assessed by evaluating the differences between suspended-sediment loads before and after street sweeping, relative to storm precipitation totals, and by comparing the particle-size distributions of sediment samples collected from the sweepers to bottom-material samples collected from the structural BMPs. A mass-balance calculation was used to quantify the accuracy of the estimated sediment-removal efficiency for each structural BMP. The ability of each structural BMP to reduce concentrations of inorganic and organic constituents was assessed by determining the differences in concentrations between the inlets and outlets of the BMPs for four storms. The inlet flows of the separators were sampled during five storms for analysis of fecal-indicator bacteria. The particle-size distribution of bottom material found in the first and second chambers of the separators was similar for all three separators. Consistent collection of floatable debris at the outlet of one separator during 12 storms suggests that floatable debris were not indefinitely retained.Concentrations of suspended sediment in discrete samples of runoff collected from the inlets of the two separators ranged from 8.5 to 7,110 mg/L. Concentrations of suspended sediment in discrete samples of runoff collected from the outlets of the separators ranged from 5 to 2,170 mg/L. The 14-month sediment-removal efficiency was 35 percent for one separator, and 28 percent for the second separator. In the combined-treatment system in this study, where catch basins provided primary suspended-sediment treatment, the separators reduced the mass of the suspended sediment from the pavement by about an additional 18 percent. The concentrations of suspended sediment in discrete samples of runoff collected from the inlet of the catch basin ranged from 32 to 13,600 mg/L. Concentrations of suspended sediment in discrete samples of runoff collected from the outlet of the catch basin ranged from 25.7 to 7,030 mg/L. The sediment-removal efficiency for individual storms during the 14-month monitoring period for the deep-sumped hooded catch basin was 39 percent.The concentrations of 29 in

Smith, Kirk P.

2002-01-01

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Chicago, Chicago ...  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Eos (June 22, p. 547), The University of Chicago is described as a large municipal university. It is actually a private university with about 2600 undergraduates in a liberal arts college and 5000 graduates in divisions and graduate schools. Its campus and ethos are similar to those of Johns Hopkins University. Most of the faculty and students of The University of Chicago live in Hyde Park, within walking distance of the university, in distinction to the commuting faculty and students of many large municipal universities.

Smith, Joseph V.; Nobles, Laurence H.

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Perpetration of Physical Assault Against Dating Partners, Peers, and Siblings Among a Locally Representative Sample of High School Students in Boston, Massachusetts  

PubMed Central

Objectives To assess the co-occurrence of past-month physical assault of a dating partner and violence against peers and siblings among a locally representative sample of high school students and to explore correlates of dating violence (DV) perpetration. Design Cross-sectional survey design. Setting Twenty-two public high schools in Boston, Massachusetts. Participants A sample of urban high school students (n = 1398) who participated in the Boston Youth Survey, implemented January through April of 2008. Main Outcomes Measures Self-reported physical DV in the month before the survey, defined as pushing, shoving, slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, or choking a dating partner 1 or more times. Results Among the respondents, 18.7%, 41.2%, and 31.2% of students reported past-month perpetration of physical DV, peer violence, and sibling violence, respectively. Among violence perpetrators, the perpetration of DV only was rare (7.9%). Controlling for age and school, the association between sibling violence and DV was strong for boys (adjusted prevalence ratio, 3.81;95% confidence interval, 2.07-6.99) and for girls (1.83; 1.44-2.31), and the association between peer violence and DV perpetration was strong for boys (5.13; 3.15-8.35) and for girls (2.57; 1.87-3.52). Dating violence perpetration was also associated with substance use, knife carrying, delinquency, and exposure to community violence. Conclusions Adolescents who perpetrated physical DV were also likely to have perpetrated peer and/or sibling violence. Dating violence is likely one of many co-occurring adolescent problem behaviors, including sibling and peer violence perpetration, substance use, weapon carrying, and academic problems.

Rothman, Emily F.; Johnson, Renee M.; Azrael, Deborah; Hall, Diane M.; Weinberg, Janice

2012-01-01

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Massachusetts Conservation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Massachusetts has long been a leader in the conservation and preservation movements. From early attempts to create an Emerald Necklace around Boston to the battle to save the Old State House, the commonwealth has rich, fascinating tales and experiences. This wonderful travel itinerary was created by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. On the site, visitors can look over essays, a list of sites, maps, and external websites. The powerful essays include "Conservation and Landscape Planning in Massachusetts" and "American Conservation in the Twentieth Century." Checking out the List of Sites area, visitors can read a complete list of all the places mentioned in the itinerary (complete with details and photos) such as the Boston Public Garden, the Lynn Woods Historic District, and the Fruitlands Museums Historic District.

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Boston Harbor Ecosystems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) site is designed to summarize and make available results of scientific research conducted in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts since 1985. A computer image of the harbor indicates ecosystem zones with descriptions (watershed, estuary, inner shelf, and basin), sewage outfall sites, and rock types. Links are provided for more information on this region.

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Factors determining the persistence or recurrence of well-differentiated thyroid cancer treated by thyroidectomy and/or radioiodine in the Boston, Massachusetts area: A retrospective chart review  

PubMed Central

Objective To assess predictors of well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC) persistence/recurrence. Design This was a retrospective chart review of thyroid carcinoma patients seen 1979-2007 in a Boston, Massachusetts-area multispecialty group. Of 1,025 patients, 431 met eligibility criteria. Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess predictors (gender, age, ethnicity, tumor size, surgical histology) of WDTC persistence/recurrence (elevated thyroglobulin levels with negative thyroglobulin-antibodies; or positive imaging). Local extension of disease and lymph node involvement could not be assessed. Results Mean age at initial surgery (n = 431, 74% women, 79% Caucasian) was 45.8 ± 13.5(SD) years. Mean tumor (papillary, 91%; follicular, 5%; Hurthle cell, 2%; ?1 type, 2%) size was 2.5 ± 1.6(SD) cm. Most tumors were unifocal (57%) and ?1 cm (89%). Over 2,600 person-years of follow-up, persistence/recurrence occurred in 52 patients (12%) 4.3 years (median; range 0.2-23.2 years) after surgery. Gender, ethnicity, tumor size, multifocality, and histology were not predictive of persistence/recurrence, while older age was predictive in some models. Conclusions In WDTC patients treated by total and near total thyroidectomy and radioiodine and analyzed without consideration of local, locoregional, and distant extent of disease, neither size of tumor nor male gender contribute to disease persistence/recurrence. Age at diagnosis seems to have some positive prognostic value even if only patients older than 21 years at diagnosis are considered. Due to the rare occurrence of follicular (also oxyphilic) histotype, this conclusion refers mainly to patients with papillary thyroid cancer.

2011-01-01

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75 FR 34929 - Safety Zones: Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zones: Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA AGENCY: Coast Guard...Deepwater Port located in the Atlantic Ocean off of Boston, Massachusetts...titled: Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA; Final Rule...

2010-06-21

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20. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM BOSTON, SHOWING RAILING, PEDESTRIAN STAIR, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

20. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH FROM BOSTON, SHOWING RAILING, PEDESTRIAN STAIR, AND '10 SMOOT' MARKER (see data pages) - Harvard Bridge, Spanning Charles River at Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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Massachusetts Historical Society: Massachusetts Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Massachusetts Historical Society continues to offer new digital resources on the Bay State with this fine collection of 104 unique and rare manuscript and printed maps. Support for this digitization project came from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and visitors will want to start by looking through Clough's 1798 Boston Atlases. Samuel Chester Clough spent a good deal of his life compiling information about property owners during the late 17th and 18th centuries, and he subsequently created 12 oversize maps of Boston, along with an oversize atlas depicting Boston property owners in 1798. These maps are an invaluable resource for historians and geographers, and visitors will want to also click on the "List of Maps" to look over all the maps in this collection.

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Boston Science Partnership  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The goal of the Boston Science Partnership (BSP) is "to improve science education in Boston from middle school through graduate school." To help achieve this goal, the BSP works to provide high-quality teacher resources, including seminars, workshops, and classroom materials. Their site includes four primary sections, and they include "Media & Publications", "Announcements", and "Programs". In the "Media & Publications" area visitors can check out their presentation materials, white papers, and evaluation reports, which draw on research by BSP affiliates and other scholars. Moving on, the "Media Coverage" section contains information about their various conferences and meetings in and around New England. Finally, interested parties can also use the "Links" area to learn about science teaching centers at area institutions, such as Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Effectiveness of catch basins equipped with hoods in retaining gross solids and hydrocarbons in highway runoff, Southeast Expressway, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008-09  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Stormwater mobilizes litter and other debris along the roadway where it is transported to the highway drainage systems. Initial treatment for stormwater runoff typically is provided by catch basins in highway settings. Modification of catch basins to include hoods that cover the catch-basin outlet is intended to enhance catch-basin performance by retaining floatable debris and various hydrophobic organic compounds that tend to float on the water surface within the sump of the catch basin. The effectiveness of six deep-sump off-line catch basins equipped with hoods in reducing the mass of gross solids greater than 0.25 inches in diameter and concentrations of oil and grease (OG) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) was examined along the Southeast Expressway, in Boston, Massachusetts. Two deep-sump catch basins were equipped with cast-iron hoods. Three were equipped with molded plastic hoods, known as an Eliminator, and a single catch basin was equipped with a fiberglass anti-siphoning hood, known as a Snout. Samples of gross solids greater than 0.25 inches in diameter, excluding gravel and metallic materials, were routinely collected for a 6-month period from a collection structure mounted at the end of each catch-basin outlet pipe. After about 6 months, all floatable, saturated low-density and high-density solids were removed from each catch basin. In addition to the collection of samples of gross solids, samples of sump water from five catch basins and flow-weighted composite samples of stormwater from the outlet of one catch basin were collected and analyzed for concentrations of OG and TPH. A mass balance approach was used to assess the effectiveness of each catch basin equipped with a hood in retaining gross solids. The effectiveness of the deep-sump catch basins fitted with one of three types of hoods in retaining gross solids ranged from 27 to 52 percent. From 45 to 90 percent of the gross solids collected from the catch-basin sumps were composed of materials made of high-density plastics that did not float in water, and as a result, the effect that the catch-basin hoods had on these materials likely was marginal. The effectiveness for the deep-sump hooded catch basins, excluding the mass of high-density materials identified in the solids collected from the outlet pipe and the sump of the catch basins, ranged from 13 to 38 percent. The effectiveness for each catch basin, based solely on the material that remained floating at the end of the monitoring period, was less than 11 percent; however, these values likely underestimate the effectiveness of the hooded catch basins because much of the low-density material collected from the sumps may have been retained as floatable material before it was saturated and settled during non-storm conditions. The effectiveness of the catch basins equipped with hoods in reducing gross solids was not greatly different among the three types of hoods tested in this study. Concentrations of OG and TPH collected from the water surface of the catch-basins varied from catch basin to catch basin and were similar to concentrations of flow-weighted composite samples collected during storms. Comparisons indicate concentrations of OG and TPH in flow-weighted composite samples collected at the outlet of a catch basin equipped with an Eliminator hood were not substantially different from concentrations of the respective constituents in flow-weighted composite samples collected during a previous study from catch basins containing cast-iron hoods in the same study area. The similarity between these flow-weighted concentrations and the concentrations of the respective constituents in a vertical profile sample collected from the catch-basin sump indicates that OG and TPH are emulsified in the sump of each catch basin during storms and circumvent the hoods.

Smith, Kirk P.

2011-01-01

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Boston Workplace Education Collaborative. Final External Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of the Boston Workplace Education Collaborative (BWEC) was conducted during 1989. The BWEC is a partnership among Roxbury Community College, the Boston Private Industry Council, and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) of Massachusetts to provide workplace literacy educational opportunities…

Levine, Mark L.; Pansar, Eleanor

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75 FR 21367 - Advanced Electronics, Inc.; Boston, MA; Notice of Negative Determination on Remand  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration [TA-W-59,517] Advanced Electronics, Inc.; Boston, MA; Notice of Negative...investigation Former Employees of Advanced Electronics, Inc. v. United States Secretary...workers and former workers of Advanced Electronics, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts...

2010-04-23

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Sumner Tunnel (Boston), Construction Photographs, 1929-1933  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How do you build a tunnel under Boston Harbor? Very carefully, of course. This remarkable digital archive from the University of Massachusetts-Boston brings together photographs that document the construction of the first Boston Harbor Tunnel, which was later renamed the Sumner Tunnel. This key part of Boston's infrastructure was constructed to handle automobile traffic from the North End of Boston to East Boston. The tunnel finally opened in 1935 and this collection contains over 70 photographs documenting construction and the properties that were demolished to build this impressive structure.

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BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS  

EPA Science Inventory

Polygons of Boston's 17 Neighborhoods from the City of Boston's Redevelopment Authority (BRA). These neighborhoods represent BRA's planning districts. These neighborhoods were created several years ago (?) by BRA using the centerlines of the bounding roads. For ...

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Project ASTRO BOSTON  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At sites chosen by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific throughout the country, Project ASTRO forms and supports partnerships between teachers and astronomers in order to instill a life-long love of astronomy and nature in grade-school students. Begun in Massachusetts in April 1998, and hosted jointly by the Boston Museum of Science and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Project ASTRO Boston (PAB) has trained 72 teachers and 60 astronomers over the past three years. PAB schools from the Greater Boston area and southern New Hampshire include public or charter schools, community centers or camps and private schools. PAB is an education program designed to help students, teachers and astronomers. Teachers not only receive valuable training and materials but most also report a renewed enthusiasm toward teaching. Astronomers gain insight into the teaching process and a better understanding of the public's comprehension (and misconceptions!) of science and astronomical concepts. Students show a very noticeable increase in interest toward science as a result of their interactions in PAB. This year Massachusetts has reissued science standards that serve as baselines for the curricula produced by most town school systems. PAB has expanded to grades 2 through 12 in order to help different districts (which teach astronomy in different grades) address these new standards better. The new MCAS tests are given in grades 4, 8 and 10, and passing these tests is now a requirement for high school graduation. PAB helps with MCAS preparation not only because it covers astronomy and the scientific process, but also because it covers writing, especially with journals, and because many of the activities span the curriculum.

Clemens, C. M.; Harnden, F. R., Jr.; Dunne, Marianne

2000-12-01

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Understanding Boston  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does one begin to understand the workings of a major metropolis? It can be a tough job even for a seasoned expert in urbanology or governance. The Boston Foundation has offered up this area of its website to bring together resources that address the thorniest issues facing the Hub, including public schools, public health, transportation, and housing costs. First up is the Research, Reports, and Forums area, which includes working papers on public health throughout the region, links to the Greater Boston Indicator database, and information about changing models of urban governance throughout the region. The site also includes a group of areas dedicated to Understanding Boston that include Civic Engagement, Community Safety, and Cultural Vitality. Within each of these areas, visitors can look over working papers, read about upcoming events and conferences, and learn about the Foundation's long range plans.

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Winsor, Dewey, and Putnam: The Boston Experience. Occasional Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains three papers about early library leaders with Boston (Massachusetts) connections. Donald G. Davis, Jr. provides an introduction to the papers. "Justin Winsor, Librarian and Scholar" (Kenneth E. Carpenter) discusses the life of Justin Winsor, who was director of the Boston Public Library (1868-76), president of the American…

Davis, Donald G., Jr.; Carpenter, Kenneth E.; Wiegand, Wayne A.; Aikin, Jane

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27. VIEW TO NORTHEAST FROM BOSTON HARBOR, DEER ISLAND PUMPING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

27. VIEW TO NORTHEAST FROM BOSTON HARBOR, DEER ISLAND PUMPING STATION, CA. 1895 Photocopy of photograph (Massachusetts State Archives, Environmental Affairs, MDC, Construction, 313 V 193 1-5 Box 8, Deer Island Pumping Station) - Deer Island Pumping Station, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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Boston Flyby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This scene shows Landsat Thematic Mapper data from the shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels of Boston. Logan Airport is visible in the foreground, while high resolution images show the highway network running around the city.

Allen, Jesse; Williams, Darrel

1999-04-09

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Julius Eichberg: String and Vocal Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Boston.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the career and contributions of Julius Eichberg (1824-93), a pioneer in string and vocal instruction in Boston (Massachusetts). Eichberg founded the Boston Conservatory, supervised music education for the Boston public school system, and taught teacher-training courses. In addition, he composed choral works and operas, and edited several…

Howe, Sondra Wieland

1996-01-01

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Boston African Americana Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Several years ago, the Boston Athenaeum received a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create an online digital archive of materials related to the lives of African Americans in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Drawing on their own holdings, along with those of The Massachusetts Historical Society and The Bostonian Society, they proved up to the task, and this lovely website is proof of their substantial labors. First-time visitors will want to look at the project overview description to get a sense of the materials that are available here, and after that, they should dive right into the "Collection at a Glance" area. Here they can look over abolition-era broadsheets, political cartoons, illustrations, and some rather evocative portraits of urban life.

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Boston Harbor sewage stack (for microcomputers). Software  

SciTech Connect

The Boston Harbor Sewage Stack is interactive educational computer program about how municipalities deal with sewage, how sewage systems work, non point pollution, and what citizens can do to help - focusing on Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Cleanup. The program is written at a level accessible to middle-school students, but with enough depth for adults. Schools and environmental organizations, especially in coastal areas, will find this program a useful addition to their environmental education offerings. The program shows what happens to sewage - from the moment of flush to its passage through the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's sewage system and into Boston Harbor - now and as the cleanup proceeds. Users encounter topics for exploration, including storm sewers and combined sewer overflows (CSOs); non point pollution from pets, spilled waste oil, lawn and garden chemicals, and other sources; what not to flush and why; how officials can tell if water is polluted; and why it all matters.

Not Available

1992-12-01

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Boston Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Calling itself "a left center of gravity magazine of ideas," the Boston Review brings its bimonthly magazine to the Internet with this web site. The site includes the full text of the past three volumes of the magazine, prominent links to the most popular articles, and a comprehensive author index. Contributions range from highly topical articles (abortion, taxes) to interviews and "meditations," and, of course, include many reviews of current poetry, fiction, and books. "Past Hits from the Review" offers a selection of important features, fiction and reviews from recent issues.

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Picture Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the decades, Chicago has been documented in countless books created for events like the World's Columbian Exposition and elaborate guides to local institutions such as the University of Chicago and the Rush Medical College. This digital collection from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library brings together 617 images that tell the story of the Second City in pictures, plans, and drawings. Visitors can browse by subject, creator, subject name, place name, item type, or they can just type in their own keywords (try "parks" or "Loop" to get started). Some of the fine items included here include photographs of Chicago gangsters, the city's first taxicab, the early pneumatic tube system designed for the Chicago Post Office, and the reference room of the Chicago Public Library in 1911. Engineers and others will be delighted to learn that the site also contains the draft plans created in order to straighten the Chicago River.

2012-03-30

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29. VIEW TO NORTHEAST FROM BOSTON HARBOR, DEER ISLAND PUMPING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

29. VIEW TO NORTHEAST FROM BOSTON HARBOR, DEER ISLAND PUMPING STATION, CA. 1909. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: COAL WHARF, 1895 PUMPING STATION, 1909 ENGINE/PUMP HOUSE EXTENSION, INTAKE AND DISCHARGE PIPES ON WOODEN TRESTLE, RESIDENCE, AND UNKNOWN STRUCTURE Photocopy of photograph (Massachusetts State Archives, Environmental Affairs, MDC, Construction, 313 V 193 1-5 Box 8, Deer Island Pumping Station - Deer Island Pumping Station, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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2. ENVIRONMENT, FROM EAST, SHOWING BOSTON STREET BRIDGE CARRYING BOSTON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

2. ENVIRONMENT, FROM EAST, SHOWING BOSTON STREET BRIDGE CARRYING BOSTON STREET OVER HARRIS CREEK SEWER - Boston Street Bridge, Spanning Harris Creek Sewer at Boston Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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1. ENVIRONMENT, FROM SOUTH, SHOWING BOSTON STREET BRIDGE CARRYING BOSTON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. ENVIRONMENT, FROM SOUTH, SHOWING BOSTON STREET BRIDGE CARRYING BOSTON STREET OVER HARRIS CREEK SEWER OUTLET AT NORTHWEST BRANCH OF PATAPSCO RIVER (BALTIMORE HARBOR) - Boston Street Bridge, Spanning Harris Creek Sewer at Boston Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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3. ENVIRONMENT, FROM WEST, SHOWING BOSTON STREET BRIDGE CARRYING BOSTON ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. ENVIRONMENT, FROM WEST, SHOWING BOSTON STREET BRIDGE CARRYING BOSTON STREET OVER HARRIS CREEK SEWER, WITH PORTION OF AMERICAN CAN COMPANY COMPLEX - Boston Street Bridge, Spanning Harris Creek Sewer at Boston Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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Public Sector Value Analysis of Boston-Logan International's Terminal B Parking Garage.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The parking system at Boston-Logan International Airport may seem unglamorous to the average traveler, but for The Massachusetts Port Authority, its importance cannot be understated. Not only does the system provide a necessary service to great numbers of...

W. B. Blew K. B. Elenes

2005-01-01

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40 CFR 81.19 - Metropolitan Boston Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the area so delimited): In the State of Massachusetts: Cities âBeverly, Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett...Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Ipswich, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynnfield, Manchester,...

2013-07-01

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Chicago Examiner  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

William Randolph Hearst was a titan of the 20th century newspaper world, and he purchased and started papers in dozens of American cities. One of his morning papers was the Chicago Examiner, which began its run in 1902. The Chicago Public Library has an impressive archive of the Examiner from 1908 to 1918. Although the collection is incomplete, it remains the longest run of the paper still available. First-time visitors should take a look at the Highlights area. Here they will find images and newspaper articles that cover the Plan of Chicago, the Chicago Cubs, and the Eastland Disaster. Visitors can also use the Images By Subject area, which features thematic collections about labor issues, Jane Addams, and mayoral elections, among other subjects. Urban planners and historians should not miss the Plan of Chicago area, as it features the beautiful renderings by Jules Guerin.

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Boston and Maine Corporation Single Diesel-Powered Passenger Car 563 Collision with Oxbow Transport Company Tank Truck at Second Street Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing, Everett, Massachusetts December 28, 1966.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At 12:10 a.m. on December 28, 1966, eastbound first-class passenger train No. 563 consisting of a single car diesel-powered passenger unit operated by the Boston and Maine Corporation, collided with a northbound motor tank truck owned and operated by the ...

1968-01-01

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Annual Volume of Proceedings, Addresses, and Research Papers [of the] Association of School Business Officials of the United States and Canada (62nd, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2-6, 1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents a comprehensive record of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association of School Business Officials, which was held in October 1976 in Boston. Included are transcripts of the meeting's three general sessions, including keynote addresses by Dr. Paul Salmon and Senator Edward Kennedy, as well as reports summarizing the…

Foster, Charles W., Ed.; Esau, Dwight B., Ed.

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Science of Environmental Justice: Participatory Research and Cumulative Risk: Report of the Regional Science Topic Workshop on the Science of Environmental Justice, May 24-26, 2004. Boston, Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On May 24-26, 2004, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New England, EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Boston University's School of Public Health (BUSPH) co-sponsored the Science of Environmental Justice (SEJ) Working Conference i...

2004-01-01

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Boston Public Schools: Family Guide to the Pilot, Horace Mann, and Innovation Schools, 2011-2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Pilot School is a public school in the Boston Public School district with teachers who are members of the Boston Teachers Union. A Horace Mann Charter School is a public school under a Massachusetts state charter that operates within a regular school district and serves the students and families enrolled in that district. An Innovation School, a…

Center for Collaborative Education, 2012

2012-01-01

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Networking for the Turnaround of a School District: The Boston University--Chelsea Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 20-year partnership between Boston University and the school district of Chelsea, Massachusetts, came to an official end in June 2008. Although the partnership is by many measures successful, the continued success of the district will depend on how well Boston University is able to share with stakeholders management techniques and the…

Paletta, Angelo; Candal, Cara Stillings; Vidoni, Daniele

2009-01-01

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DNAinfo Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

DNAinfo Chicago features topical news stories, complete with video clips, photos and much more, about Chicago's many community areas and neighborhoods. First-time visitors should click on the Neighborhoods area to find out about reports from Hyde Park, Logan Square, and dozens of other sections of the city. The Just Posted area includes up-to-the-minute news reports and visitors will also find a daily Chicago newsletter they can sign up to receive. Local visitors should especially not miss the Neighborhood Events section, which contains listings of wine tastings, open mics, and much more from around the Second City.

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The Emerald Necklace: Boston's Green Connection. Teaching with Historic Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1870, Boston, Massachusetts, was an overcrowded, noisy, and dirty city. Concerned with the health and happiness of Bostonians restricted to these unhealthy surroundings, the city hired Frederick Law Olmsted to design a park system. The series of parks he designed over the next several years is known as the Emerald Necklace. From lovely…

Marsh, Lisa; Snow, Pamela

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The Implementation of CETA in Boston, 1974-1977.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is a case study of the introduction of the CETA in Boston, and in various communities in eastern Massachusetts. The study traced the development of local employment and training policies and programs from fiscal year 1974 through most of fiscal 1976....

I. L. Herrnstadt M. A. Horowitz M. B. Seltzer

1977-01-01

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New Estimates of the Demand for Urban Green Space: Implications for Valuing the Environmental Benefits of Boston's Big Dig Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parks and open spaces enhance the quality of life in urban areas. Over the last 15 years, the city of Boston has sponsored the most expensive urban infrastructure project in history. This project relocates an elevated highway underground and creates urban parks, increasing the city's green space. The study estimates the economic benefits of proximity to parks in Boston, Massachusetts,

Kayo Tajima

2003-01-01

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An Integrated Model of Care: A Visit to The SPARK Center, a Program of Boston Medical Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features The SPARK Center, a program of Boston Medical Center, located in Mattapan, Massachusetts. The Center has pioneered a whole-child approach to address the multi-dimensional needs of Boston's most at-risk children, recognizing that vulnerable children need more than educational supports to flourish. The Center's integrated model…

Griest, Christa

2010-01-01

90

Teen Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Different generations of teenagers have very different impressions of that precarious time of life where peers offer unsolicited suggestions on fashion and still others are immersed in the ever-expanding world of popular music. This site, developed by the Chicago Historical Society, offers a host of very different experiences on the teenage lifestyle through past decades. The creation of the site came about as part of a three-year project sponsored by the Society to study "how teenagers affect Chicago's history, and how growing up in Chicago affects the way people think, act and feel". The online exhibit portion of the site is divided into four primary sections, respectively titled "Work", "School, "Home", and "Play". Each section features short essays on such subjects as growing up as a teenager in a close-knit family or working as a young person, coupled with various photographic materials. Additionally, visitors can submit their own memories of their teenage years, and listen to some great audio clips of others interviewed for the project as they talk about their own youthful experiences.

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78 FR 26679 - Massachusetts Disaster #MA-00055 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, dated 04/26/2013. Incident: Boston Marathon Bombing. Incident Period: 04/15/2013. Effective Date: 04/26/2013. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2013-05-07

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100th Boston Marathon  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 100th running of the Boston Marathon takes place April 15, 1996. For comprehensive coverage of the race and race related information, point your Web browser to the Official Boston Marathon Home Page. You can find news releases, pre- and post-race reports, a database to identify runners by bib number, and a history section that contains both an historical overview and annual highlights of every race since 1897. A detailed race course map is available under "Watching the Race." The site is sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association. http://www.bostonmarathon.org/

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Maritime History of Massachusetts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From Newburyport all the way to New Bedford, Massachusetts has many places steeped in a rich and interesting maritime past. Recently, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places and Maritime Heritage Program created this interactive guide to the maritime history of the Bay State. The site spares no punches, as it opens with a lovely photograph of the Boston Light Station on Little Brewster Island, complete with some very appropriate sound effects. Visitors can explore the sites through a series of interactive maps and then read four essays that deal with maritime commerce, shipbuilding, the U.S. Navy, and lighthouses and lifesaving stations. For each site, visitors can read a brief history and learn more about visiting each destination. It's a great way to learn about this particular part of the United States, and it could serve as the inspiration for a nice vacation as well.

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Vienna - Chicago  

PubMed Central

The discussion over the roles of genes and environment on the phenotypical specification of organisms has held a central role in science philosophy since the late 19th century and has re-emerged in today’s debate over genetic determinism and developmental plasticity. In fin-de-siecle Vienna, this debate coincided with a philosophical debate over empiricism/materialism versus idealism/vitalism. Turn-of-the-century Vienna’s highly interdisciplinary environment was also the birthplace for the model system of the unopposed molar. The un-opposed molar system features new tissue formation at the roots of teeth and tooth drift once opposing teeth are lost. The un-opposed molar model system was revived by a group of Viennese scientists that left Vienna during the Nazi period to address Vienna’s questions about evolution and heredity and about genes and environment in Chicago’s post-WWII scientific exile community. Here we are using the colorful history of the un-opposed molar to investigate the role of culture and method in the scientific evolution of a model system.

Luan, Xianghong; Diekwisch, Thomas G.H.

2009-01-01

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The survival and function of baboon red blood cells, platelets, and plasma proteins: a review of the experience from 1972 to 2002 at the Naval Blood Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts.  

PubMed

The studies reported in this monograph were performed between 1972 and 2002 when it was possible to study healthy male and female baboons. A colony of baboons was maintained for 30 years without any adverse events observed in these baboons in the numerous studies that were performed. These protocols were reviewed and approved by the institutional animal care and use committees (IACUC) at the sites where the studies were performed and by the veterinarian services of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Defense. The physiology of red blood cells (RBCs), platelets (PLTs), and plasma proteins in the baboon was investigated together with the viability and function of preserved RBCs, PLTs, and plasma proteins. These studies in the baboon could not have been performed in normal volunteers and patients. The data obtained have provided critical information to explain the clinical observations reported in normal volunteers and patients after transfusion of fresh and preserved blood products. These studies were supported by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the Office of Naval Research. In addition, the support of the late Congressman J. Joseph Moakley from Massachusetts is acknowledged because without his support many of these studies could not have been performed. The authors acknowledge the contributions of the numerous research collaborators identified in the 52 peer-reviewed publications that cite other funding agencies that supported the research that is reported, the editorial assistance of Ms Cynthia Ann Valeri, and the assistance of Ms Deborah Tattersall who prepared the figures and tables reported in this publication. PMID:16889560

Valeri, C Robert; Ragno, Gina

2006-08-01

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My Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It's hard to get a handle on the Second City at times, even for long-time residents, and particularly for young people who may be overwhelmed by the city's history. Assisting with that process of developing historical knowledge and acumen is this new site from the Chicago Historical Society (with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities). Designed for young people ages 6 to 12, the site uses the city flag (and its symbols and design) to facilitate an introduction to the city's past. The Games section is where it all begins, as students can use an interactive flag of the city to learn what its symbols represent, play artefact detective with objects from before and after the Great Fire of 1871, and learn about the World's Fair of 1893 while completing a puzzle. Students and teachers alike can download one of ten activity handouts, along with completing a brief survey about the site and it usefulness.

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Massachusetts Higher Education in the Eighties: Proposals for Development. A White Paper. The Alden Seminars.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two position papers on higher education in Massachusetts in the 1980s, which were prepared by the Alden Seminar for Higher Education, are presented. In addition, an overview of the Alden Seminar meeting (Boston, Massachusetts, October 1983), which examined proposals for a Higher Education Development Corporation, is included. In "Adjusting to the…

Pile, Wilson, Ed.

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The Boston Middle School-Corner Store Initiative: Development, Implementation, and Initial Evaluation of a Program Designed to Improve Adolescents' Beverage-Purchasing Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Boston Middle School Corner Store Initiative (CSI) brought together schools, businesses, and community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate a multicomponent pilot program designed to promote healthier beverage purchasing at corner stores among 3,500 middle school students living in Boston, Massachusetts. Healthy drinks were defined for…

Hoffman, Jessica A.; Morris, Vivien; Cook, John

2009-01-01

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Boston and New England: Advancing the Revolution in Geographic Education in a Region of Change. Pathways in Geography Series, Title No. 21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of essays offers ideas, observations, maps, photographs, and descriptions of Boston (Massachusetts) and New England. The 13 essays in the collection include: (1) "An Introduction to New England and Boston: Advancing the Revolution in Geographic Education in a Region of Change" (Theodore S. Pikora; Stephen S. Young); (2) "An…

Pikora, Theodore S., Ed.; Young, Stephen S., Ed.

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75 FR 38412 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chicago River, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run, Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon, Illinois Special Olympics Rubber Duck Race, Chicago Triathlon, Ready to Run Chicago Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Men's Health Urbanathlon, and the...

2010-07-02

101

What's New in Boston?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Big Dig, the multi-decade urban highway project has led to several changes in the U.S. most vulnerable city, Boston. Various parts of the city are being renovated to change the old tired industrial wasteland to a business and convention-oriented area.

Hoffman, Morton Z.; Lichter, Robert

2007-01-01

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UV - BOSTON MA  

EPA Science Inventory

Brewer 103 is located in Boston MA, measuring ultraviolet solar radiation. Irradiance and column ozone are derived from this data. Ultraviolet solar radiation is measured with a Brewer Mark IV, single-monochrometer, spectrophotometer manufactured by SCI-TEC Instruments, Inc. of S...

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The North End Boston.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Goals and objectives, student activities, and evaluations are contained in this guide for a one-day scavenger hunt through the North End of Boston. The culmination of a unit involving urban planning and land-use problems, the field trip is intended to give students first-hand experience with city life and a better understanding of urban issues…

Connally, Nicole; And Others

104

Before 1776: The Massachusetts Bay Colony from Founding to Revolution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use at 4th-through-10th-grade level, this short history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony provides a view of colonial life style and culture prior to the American Revolution. The first sections discuss the Puritan migration and early settlement around Boston. Descriptions of colonial housing, furniture, food, clothing, clothing styles,…

Gruenbaum, Thelma

105

Ethnic Group Schooling and the Massachusetts Transitional Bilingual Education Act.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ethnic schools (supplementary schools conducted on Saturday and weekday afternoons and religion-affiliated day schools) in the Boston area were surveyed in order to determine the effect of the Massachusetts Transitional Bilingual Education Act (TBEA) on ethnic schooling and the possibilities of ethnic school involvement with TBEA. The schools…

Chin, Big-Qu; Duda, Halyna

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UMass Boston OpenCourseWare  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Like many other institutions, the University of Massachusetts, Boston has decided to make a foray into the world of OpenCourseWare. While the courses offered online here will not lead towards a formal degree (or confer course credit), they represent some of the best that the school has to offer. Visitors can click on the "Courses" tab to learn more about the current offerings, which include course materials on political science, biology, history, along with nursing and health sciences. Moving on, visitors can also take a look at their FAQ area and send in feedback on the site and its contents. Additionally, visitors can sign up for RSS feeds and they will be notified when new material is added to the site.

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The Boston Study: Analysis of a Major Metropolitan Business- and Technical-Communication Market.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a year-long study of the duties, skills, and knowledge required of business- and technical-communication professionals in Boston, Massachusetts. Focuses on six categories of practice: technical communication, publishing, public relations, marketing, development, and training. Suggests that in the next decade communication practitioners…

Buchholz, William J.

1989-01-01

108

Selecting a Rut Resistant Hot Mix Asphalt For Boston-Logan International Airport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hot weather pavement rutting and moisture induced damage have become problematic on several taxiways and aprons that are subject to slow moving and standing aircraft loads at Logan International Airport in Boston, MA. The Massachusetts Port Authority is evaluating the performance of seven mix designs that are presently in service by the testing of field cores at the Worcester Polytechnic

Robert J. Pelland; Jonathan S. Gould; Rajib B. Mallick

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Boston's Arnold Arboretum: A Place for Study and Recreation. Teaching with Historic Places.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file for the Arnold Arboretum (Massachusetts) and other source material about the Arboretum and Frederick Law Olmstead. The lesson focuses on the first arboretum in the United States, which was part of Olmstead's plan for Boston's park system, known as the "Emerald…

Banks, Alan

110

Smart Café Cities: Testing Human Capital Externalities in the Boston Metropolitan Area  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing studies have explored either only one or two of the mechanisms that human capital externalities percolate at only macrogeographic levels. This paper, by using the 1990 Massachusetts census data, tests four mechanisms at the microgeographic levels in the Boston metropolitan area labor market. We propose that individual workers can learn from their occupational and industrial peers in the same

Shihe Fu

2005-01-01

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Smart Café Cities: Testing human capital externalities in the Boston metropolitan area  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing studies have explored only one or, in some cases, two mechanisms by which human capital externalities percolate at the macrogeographic levels. This study, however, uses the 1990 Massachusetts census data to test four mechanisms at the microgeographic levels, in the Boston metropolitan area labor market. We propose that individual workers can learn from their occupational and industrial peers in

Shihe Fu

2007-01-01

112

Old Boston Photograph Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 2007, the Boston Public Library rediscovered a rather intriguing cache of photographs from the late 19th century in their archives. While there is still some debate about the provenance of these photos, they believe that the prints were taken by photographers affiliated with the Boston Camera Club, and that this organization was responsible for coordinating this specific project. Recently, the Library decided to digitize 113 of these images, and they are available here. Visitors can search the collection by keyword, and they will also find that the Flickr format will all allow them to send images to friends and also zoom in for a closer look. There are some great items here, including a print of Benjamin Franklin's house on Milk Street and a photograph of the Old State House from 1898.

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Pursuing Peace in Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

He's patrolled the streets of Chicago, kept the local trains running on time and become a player in the highest echelons of City Hall. But at age 38, Ron Huberman--born in Israel and raised just outside of Chicago--is facing his most formidable challenge. The new Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO, who took over from Arne Duncan after President…

Schachter, Ron

2010-01-01

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BostonChildrens  

Cancer.gov

The Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a pediatric psychologist for a full-time position in the Medical Coping Clinic.The psychologist will provide outpatient consultation and therapy for children and adolescents diagnosed with acute and chronic medical conditions.Specific training and skills in the application of cognitive-behavioral therapy with children diagnosed with medical conditions is required.

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The Massachusetts Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From its auspicious beginnings in 1792, the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) has grown to be one of the major historical research libraries and manuscript repositories in New England. Along with its public outreach programs (which visitors can learn about on the site), the society also offer a number of fellowship programs for visiting scholars and persons interested in utilizing its collections. For persons interested in doing research at the society, there are over 51 digitized online finding aids available here as well, along the ABIGAL online catalog which may also prove useful. From the homepage, visitors can also view the Object of the Month feature, which gives detailed information and a digitized image of an important object in the Society's holdings, such as a dramatic photograph of the Boston & Albany passenger train from 1885. Of course, users will not want to miss the fine online resources here, including the electronic archive of correspondence of the Adams Family (including those legendary letters between John and Abigail Adams) and the wonderful electronic archive that contains many original documents and papers from Thomas Jefferson in the collection of the MHS.

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PROPAGANDA FOUND IN THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In today's society, propaganda is visible in every direction we turn. It floods the television, Internet and radio. It is disseminated through the government, opinion leaders, and our friends. It is hard to determine the difference between propaganda and persuasion; however, there is a fine line between the two. I pose the question: Is it typical for an art museum

Christina Caruso

117

High-Speed Waterborne Commuter Service in Boston, Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Many cities in this country are built around navigable waterways for obvious commercial reasons. This factor, combined with the apparent lack of congestion of many of these waterways, makes over-the-water commuter services an important consideration for f...

K. W. Forstall

1980-01-01

118

Boston University Digital Common  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Boston University has a range of scholars, from those who research the hospitality field to others who are fascinated by the world of photonics. The University's Digital Common Repository contains thousands of documents and publications that span this wide range, authored or co-authored by BU faculty, students, and staff. The different communities here are divided into sections that include College of Arts and Sciences, Centers & Institutes, and Metropolitan College. Visitors will find religious sermons, pieces of music, working economics papers, and a vast cornucopia of other materials. Also, visitors are encouraged to use the Browse feature to look for documents by title, subject, author, or date.

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33 CFR 165.120 - Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA...District § 165.120 Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA...safety zone: The waters of the Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, for 100 yards...

2012-07-01

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33 CFR 165.120 - Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA...District § 165.120 Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA...safety zone: The waters of the Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, for 100 yards...

2013-07-01

121

Gathering Steam in Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The temperature may have been sweltering and the logistics a challenge, but that didn't stop the American Library Association (ALA) in Chicago from drawing more attendees than ever before. The 27,800 who came, including 6,731 exhibitors, set a new record, topping the previous record of 26,542 in 2001 in San Francisco and the Chicago totals of…

Berry, John N., III; Fox, Bette-Lee; Kenney, Brian; Kim, Ann; Miller, Rebecca; Oder, Norman; Rogers, Michael

2005-01-01

122

Crain's Chicago Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Crain's Chicago Business is the go-to site for the latest information on business matters in the Windy City. They also do a nice job of covering other topics, such as culinary adventures, public policy, and architecture. On its homepage, visitors can read over Headline stories (some are available at no cost, some require registration) or browse a list of the Most Popular stories as well. Visitors can also look over the Crain's Lists area, which contain topical lists such as "Chicago's largest public companies" and "Chicago's largest hospitals." For the job-hunter, the "Best Places to Work 2013" is a great feature providing full articles on the 20 top workplaces in Chicago.

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Jazz Institute of Chicago  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For all the attention paid to the fantastic blues music that is often closely associated with Chicago, many people seem to forget that Chicago has also been fertile ground for jazz musicians as well. Some of the many famous musicians produced by the Second City include Gene Ammons, Eddie Harris, Benny Goodman, Von Freeman, Herbie Hancock, and numerous others. Of course, the Jazz Institute of Chicago has never forgotten this legacy, and for the past thirty years, they have been keeping the jazz spirit alive throughout the entire city. Additionally, the Institute has programmed the city's Jazz Festival since it began in 1979. Along with reading about upcoming events sponsored by the Institute and letters from fellow jazz fans, visitors can browse the Jazzgram. The Jazzgram contains interviews with jazz musicians such as Buddy De Franco, commentary on recent recordings, book reviews, and pieces about jazz in Chicago.

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Mortality among Boston firefighters, 1915--1975.  

PubMed Central

Although the nature of firefighting involves particular health hazards, previous mortality and morbidity studies of firemen have produced inconsistent evidence for an increased risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer and accidents. Mortality experience since 1915 has been examined in 5655 Boston firefighters, comprising all male members of the city fire department with three or more years of service. The observed cause of death as stated on the death certificates of 2470 deceased firefighters has been compared with the numbers expected based on rates for the male population of Massachusetts and of the United States of America. Among all firefighters, deaths from all causes were 91% of expected. The standardised mortality ratio (SMR) was markedly reduced (less than 50) for infectious disease, diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, chronic nephritis, blood diseases and suicide. The SMR was 86 for cardiovascular deaths, 83 for neoplastic deaths, and 93 for respiratory deaths. The SMR for accidents was 135 for active firefighters. The results suggest that the survival experience of firefighters is strongly influenced by strict entry selection procedures, ethnic derivation, and sociocultural attributes of membership. While excessive morbidity has been demonstrated in firefighters, there does not appear to be a strong association between occupation and cause-specific mortality.

Musk, A W; Monson, R R; Peters, J M; Peters, R K

1978-01-01

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75 FR 34936 - Safety Zone; Chicago Tall Ships Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Chicago Tall Ships Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL...NPRM) entitled Safety Zone; Chicago Tall Ships Fireworks, Chicago, IL in the Federal...hazards associated with the Chicago Tall Ships Fireworks display. The Captain of...

2010-06-21

126

Coming into Focus: A New Vision for Public Higher Education in Massachusetts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This past September as thousands of college students moved into their dorms, the "Boston Globe" ran a front-page story about UMass Amherst. The theme of that story was familiar to anyone who has worked in public higher education in Massachusetts: The university community has high aspirations, but those hopes and plans have been consistently…

Freeland, Richard M.

2010-01-01

127

A Massachusetts Town Moves to Combat Swearing in Public  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Town Considers Fine For Cursinghttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304821304577439192334221350.htmlMiddleborough profanity ban touches a nervehttp://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2012/06/13/middleborough_profanity_ban_touches_a_nerve/?p1=News_linksPut $20 in Middleborough's Swear Jarhttp://www.wgbh.org/articles/Swear-Jar-Law-Draws-Reactions-Far-and-Wide-6451Mass Moments: Christmas Bannedhttp://massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=369Banned in Boston: Selected Sourceshttp://www.bu.edu/library/guides/boston/banned.htmlEtiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Homehttp://www.bartleby.com/95/Over the course of recorded human history, different localities and governments have attempted to ban certain types of activities, entertainments, and so on. Massachusetts is no stranger to such prohibitions, and this week the townspeople of Middleborough in the heart of cranberry country decided to start fining people who use profanity in public. In true New England town hall meeting fashion, the citizens of the town voted as a group on Monday to decriminalize a bylaw against profanity in public. This act effectively revived the law because now police have the power to issue $20 tickets without being concerned that a criminal case will be brought to court. One of the people behind this movement is Mimi Duphily, a local resident and member of the Middleborough Beautification and Activities Group. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal she remarked that "The cursing has gotten very, very bad. I find it appalling and I won't tolerate it." Commenting on the recent decision, David Hudson, a scholar at the First Amendment Center said that "Profanity is protected unless it is fighting words, true threats, or incitement to eminent lawless action. Those are narrow definitions." The first link will take users to a news article on this recent development in Massachusetts, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. The second link takes interested parties to a Boston Globe article from this Tuesday with first-hand commentary from local Marlborough residents about this recent decision. The third link will whisk users away to another piece on the subject from WGBH's Cristina Quinn. The fourth link leads to a "MassMoment" that narrates the story behind the banning of Christmas by the Puritans in Massachusetts back in 1659. The fifth link will take visitors to a great site from Boston University that provides copious details on various books, entertainments, and so on that have been "banned in Boston." Speaking of etiquette and related matters, this last link leads to the complete text of Emily Post's 1922 work "Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home".

Grinnell, Max

2012-06-15

128

Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On the night of April 18/19, 1775, Paul Revere rode from Boston to Lexington, Mass., to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that the British were coming. On April 19, there was a skirmish on the Battle Green, with shots being fired both from the Battle Green and the nearby Buckman Tavern. After the rout, the British marched on toward Concord. The battle in Lexington allowed the Concord militia time to organize at the Old North Bridge, where they were able to turn back the British and prevent them from capturing and destroying the militia's arms stores.

This image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite, acquired in October 2006, depicts this area of great importance in U.S. history. These two small Massachusetts towns are now dwarfed by Hanscom Air Force Base between them.

With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.

ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18, 1999, on NASA's Terra spacecraft. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products.

The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER provides scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping, and monitoring of dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring potentially active volcanoes; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; wetlands evaluation; thermal pollution monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature mapping of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Size: 12 by 18 kilometers (7.4 by 11.1 miles) Location: 42.5 degrees North latitude, 71.2 degrees West longitude Orientation: North at top Image Data: ASTER Bands 3, 2, and 1 Original Data Resolution: ASTER 15 meters (49.2 feet) Date Acquired: October 21, 2006.

2007-01-01

129

Predicting the physical effects of relocating Boston's sewage outfall  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Boston is scheduled to cease discharge of sewage effluent in Boston Harbor in Spring 2000 and begin discharge at a site 14 km offshore in Massachusetts Bay in a water depth of about 30 m. The effects of this outfall relocation on effluent dilution, salinity and circulation are predicted with a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model. The simulations predict that the new bay outfall will greatly decrease effluent concentrations in Boston Harbor (relative to the harbour outfall) and will not significantly change mean effluent concentrations over most of Massachusetts Bay. With the harbour outfall, previous observations and these simulations show that effluent concentrations exceed 0??5% throughout the harbour, with a harbour wide average of 1-2%. With the bay outfall, effluent concentrations exceed 0??5% only within a few km of the new outfall, and harbour concentrations drop to 0??1-0??2%, a 10-fold reduction. During unstratified winter conditions, the local increase in effluent concentration at the bay outfall site is predicted to exist throughout the water column. During stratified summer conditions, however, effluent released at the sea bed rises and is trapped beneath the pycnocline. The local increase in effluent concentration is limited to the lower layer, and as a result, surface layer effluent concentrations in the vicinity of the new outfall site are predicted to decrease (relative to the harbour outfall) during the summer. Slight changes are predicted for the salinity and circulation fields. Removing the fresh water associated with the effluent discharge in Boston Harbor is predicted to increase the mean salinity of the harbour by 0??5 and decrease the mean salinity by 0??10-0??15 within 2-3 km of the outfall. Relative to the existing mean flow, the buoyant discharge at the new outfall is predicted to generate density-driven mean currents of 2-4 cm s-1 that spiral out in a clockwise motion at the surface during winter and at the pycnocline (15-20 m depth) during summer. Compensating counterclockwise currents are predicted to spiral in toward the source at the bottom. Because the scale of the residual current structure induced by the new discharge is comparable to or smaller than typical subtidal water parcel excursions, Lagrangian trajectories will not follow the Eulerian residual flow. Thus, mean currents measured from moorings within 5 km of the bay outfall site will be more useful for model comparison than to indicate net transport pathways.

Signell, R. P.; Jenter, H. L.; Blumberg, A. F.

2000-01-01

130

Chicago Manual of Style  

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In 1906, the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style was published by the University of Chicago. Over the past one hundred years, the Manual has been revised and edited fourteen times, and is now in its fifteenth edition. On this site, visitors may register for free and gain access to the search tool for this latest edition. While this feature is certainly helpful, there are a number of equally useful aspects of the site. The first is the area that gives a number of examples of Chicago-style documentation, such as the humanities style and the well-known author-date system. Equally helpful is the "Q&A" section where the editors answer such timely questions as "If someone has a PhD and is a professor at a university, is their title Doctor or Professor?"

2005-01-01

131

Chicago Manual of Style  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1906, the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style was published by the University of Chicago. Over the past one hundred years, the Manual has been revised and edited fourteen times, and is now in its fifteenth edition. On this site, visitors may register for free and gain access to the search tool for this latest edition. While this feature is certainly helpful, there are a number of equally useful aspects of the site. The first is the area that gives a number of examples of Chicago-style documentation, such as the humanities style and the well-known author-date system. Equally helpful is the "Q&A" section where the editors answer such timely questions as "If someone has a PhD and is a professor at a university, is their title Doctor or Professor?"

2006-01-10

132

Great Chicago Stories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The hot dog is a powerful symbol of Chicago's past culinary triumphs, and it makes sense that it is one of the first things that visitors to this delightful site will encounter. This interactive site was created by the Chicago History Museum, with funding provided in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The site includes historical fiction stories that help illuminate Chicago's past through documents and ephemera culled from the Museum's vast storehouse of archival materials. The subjects covered within the archive include public housing, the migration of African Americans to the Second City, and the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Visitors can even listen to audio versions of the story, and educators will enjoy the classroom resources provided here as well.

133

Great Chicago Stories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From great culinary moments (the birth of the hot dog) to the rise of the skyscraper, Chicago has been privy to a number of important historical events. This award-winning website created by the Chicago History Museum allows visitors to explore the city's diverse past through historical fiction stories and artifacts from their collections. On the site, visitors can click on sections that include "Interactive History Map", "Story Audio", and "Classroom Activities". In the "Interactive History Map" area, visitors can click on stories that discuss public housing, the birth of the hot dog, the planned community of Pullman, and the early trading post history of the city. After choosing a story, visitors will be immersed in the historical experience via audio materials, a map, and a set of questions which round out each story. Visitors can also just listen to the whole story, and then learn more about the site in the "About Great Chicago Stories" overview area.

2008-01-01

134

Chicago Urban League Photos  

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The National Urban League was founded in 1910, and it remains one of the oldest social service, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States. The Chicago League branch was created in 1916 to address the needs of the African American community throughout the Windy City. Over the past century, the League has worked on issues like affordable housing, racial injustice, and police brutality. This engaging photo collection from the University of Illinois at Chicago contains over 250 photographs from the organization's archives. The images here include photographs of League activities like alley cleanups and rallies, prominent League leaders, and guests of the League, such as Le Roi Jones (Amiri Baraka) and Vernon Jordan. The collection provides some nice documentation of the organization's work, along with visual insights into Chicago's recent history.

135

The Chicago School  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discusses the Chicago school of thought, led by John Dewey. He has proposed a new system of philosophy, which presents a theoretical, practical, simple and positive view of the world. Dewey's philosophy is evolutionism, and at the same time, he is a pure empiricist. This new system makes biology and psychology continuous. Fact and theory do not have different natures;

William James

1904-01-01

136

Chicago Mercantile Exchange  

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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the World's Largest Marketplace, trading approximately $200 trillion annually in underlying value of financial and agricultural futures and options, now has a Web page. Accessible from the CME Home Page are background and product information, volume and membership-price information and charts, and the CME Model for Federal Financial Regulation, a proposal for streamlining government oversight of financial institutions.

1994-01-01

137

The Chicago Ninety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixteen years ago, the author was the sole librarian at a suburban Chicago elementary school, teaching 24 classes a week to 450 students. She was overwhelmed and alone, and there was nobody in the building who really understood what she was going through. Although she regularly met with 15 fellow district librarians to review broad topics such as…

Riskin, Shelley

2005-01-01

138

Chicago's Peace Warriors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009, Chicago witnessed 458 murders--more than the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Many of those killings involved teenagers. Kingian Nonviolence is a training curriculum developed out of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by two of his close allies, Bernard Lafayette Jr. and David Jehnsen. Used in schools,…

Haga, Kazu

2012-01-01

139

Drug Abuse in Chicago.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An overview of the drug abuse problem in Chicago is accompanied by a list of objectives intended to help reduce the incidence of abuse and improve services. The discussion opens with a list of the drugs used in the city, ranked from most used to least; th...

1977-01-01

140

Encyclopedia of Chicago History  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Somewhere between Los Angeles and New York is a metropolis affectionately referred to by some as the "Second City". Also known as Chicago, this fair city has recently received its due with the publication of this outstanding reference volume. The online version offered on this site is even more authoritative than the print volume, as it contains a number of interactive maps and special features. Produced by the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library and Northwestern University, this online edition allows users to search the entire contents of the Encyclopedia, and even browse digitized versions of the primary historical documents that serve as the research materials for the print articles. From the homepage, visitors can peruse a user's guide to the Encyclopedia. Each entry includes hypertext links, and in some cases, illustrative materials. For additional information, each entry also features some additional readings. Visitors will also want to take a look at the lovely maps produced for the volume, including a rather compelling map of Chicago's blues clubs. Finally, the special features area includes several interpretive digital essays on the Plan of Chicago of 1909 and galleries on such important topics as "How Chicagoans Remember Their History".

141

What Do Latino Children Need To Succeed in School? A Study of Four Boston Public Schools. Document No. 92-02.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was done to determine what principals, teachers, parents, and children identify as the educational requirements and resources necessary to promote the educational success of Latino children. Four Boston (Massachusetts) elementary schools, all with large Latino student enrollments, were selected for the purposes of the study. Information…

Darder, Antonia; Upshur, Carole

142

Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Looking to get started as an amateur astronomer? Here is a site which can help you do just that. The Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB), who claim to be one of the nation's oldest and largest astronomy clubs have a site that offers information mostly directed towards club members. Nevertheless, users will find a guide to getting started in amateur astronomy, member submitted astro-photos and articles, and a list of astronomy related sites.

143

Technology in Massachusetts Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To support schools as they move into the 21st century, the Massachusetts Department of Education is developing improved systems to collect, analyze, and report data, which will ultimately allow districts to make decisions about instructional practices that will better meet students' needs. Many Massachusetts school districts are using these…

Massachusetts Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

144

Environmental benefits of Boston Harbor clean-up projects  

SciTech Connect

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has undertaken one of the largest public works projects in the country to control the pollution of Boston Harbor. The project includes construction of a new primary and secondary treatment plant and sludge treatment facilities, excavation of a long ocean outfall and diffuser, and a solution to the overflow of mixed sewage and stormwater during storms; it will take over twenty years and billions of dollars to construct. A comparison of the relative costs and environmental benefits of relative costs and environmental benefits of the various construction projects, and other pollution control strategies, shows that some projects are more cost-effective than others for solving specific pollution problems. The capture and treatment of combined sewer overflow (CSO) will result in a more dramatic reduction of pathogen contamination than will completion of the primary and secondary treatment plants. Although the flow of raw sewage is intermittent and relatively small, it has high concentrations of bacteria and viruses. On the other hand, the new treatment plants will be more important in reducing toxic contamination of fish and shellfish. In summary, all the planned clean-up projects appear to be necessary to reach the goal of a swimmable, fishable Boston Harbor.

Connor, M.S.; Smith, W.M. (Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston (United States))

1990-01-09

145

Submerged and eroded drumlins off northeastern Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Streamlined, oval-shaped, oriented topographic highs in Massachusetts Bay are identified as the erosional remnants of drumlins. The topographic highs correlate with outlines of lag gravel deposits on the sea floor and both the highs and lag gravel seafloor footprint have a distinct east-southeast long axis trend. This trend is similar to the preferred orientation of the long axes of drumlins in the Boston Basin and indicates the flow direction of the late Wisconsinan Laurentide Ice Sheet. Modification of the drumlins occurred during two passages of the shoreline, the first during the late Wisconsinan regression when the drumlins were only slightly eroded. The second passage of the shoreline occurred during the marine transgression, when erosion, in the form of cliff-face retreat, removed the upper part of the drumlins. ?? 1994.

Oldale, R. N.; Knebel, H. J.; Bothner, M. H.

1994-01-01

146

Massachusetts Real Estate Atlas Digitization Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What buildings were in the Fenway area of Boston in 1908? How about in Worcester in the 1870s? The state of Massachusetts has answers to these questions via its collections of real estate maps from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. All told, the State Library's collection includes over 200 atlases, covering 6,500 maps from 12 counties and more than 80 municipalities. Assisted by funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this site brings together 167 of these volumes. Visitors to the site can examine all of the volumes either as PDF files or via Flickr. It's a rather engaging collection and visitors will thoroughly enjoy browsing through the genealogy of the Bay State's built environment.

147

Chicago Tribune Online Edition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Tribune has launched an Internet edition. The cyber paper contains articles from each issue of the print version in the categories of news, sports, weather, editorial, financial, and stocks, among others. There are also "fun" and "extra" sections. The cyber edition is particularly strong in terms of local and regional news. The full site index gives access to the site's entire contents from one page. Currently the entire electronic version is available at no charge.

148

Chicago Film Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Film Archives is an amazing regional film archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to films that represent the spirit of the Midwest. They work together with a range of other partners to host film festivals, develop seminars, and also sponsor public lectures. Visitors should click on over to the Explore Collections area to browse through over 600 films. This section contains finding aids, information about historic home movies, and access to very unique films. First-time visitors might start with some of the great home movies of Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s. Moving on, the Conservation Projects section is a real pip. Here, visitors can look over two remarkable dance performances from the Ravinia Music Festival from 1928 and seven short films that document the social and cultural upheavals that swept across Chicago in the late 1960s. It's a remarkable site where anyone with an interest in the history of documentary filmmaking and related matters will find much to enjoy.

149

33 CFR 165.933 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL. 165.933...933 Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL. (a) Location...within Chicago Harbor between the east end of Navy Pier and the Chicago Harbor breakwater beginning at...

2013-07-01

150

CETA in Eastern Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study reports on the results of three years of field research on the implementation and impact of CETA in Eastern Massachusetts, with comparisons with prior programs when data were available. The Prime Sponsors (or consortia) studied were: Cambridge,...

T. A. Barocci C. A. Myers

1977-01-01

151

Simmons Hall, Massachusetts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the design of Simmons Hall, an undergraduate dormitory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, as well as floor plans and photographs. (EV)

Amelar, Sarah

2003-01-01

152

MASSACHUSETTS ECOLOGICAL REGIONS PROJECT  

EPA Science Inventory

Ecoregion frameworks are available tools for inventorying and assessing environmental resources, for setting resource management goals, and for developing biological criteria and water quality standards. n a collaborative project with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental...

153

How Boston Has Benefitted from School Desegregation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses the Boston Public School system's desegregation efforts to show how desegregation of urban education can achieve school choice and improvement simultaneously. A history of student assignment plans for the Boston Public School system is presented, followed by a description of "Controlled Choice," the final and most successful comprehensive…

Willie, Charles V.; Alves, Michael

1996-01-01

154

Brooker Collection at Boston College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of years back, the Boston College Law Library received a tremendous gift from Robert E. Brooker, III. Over many decades, Brooker had assembled some 2500 documents and manuscripts that tell the story of land use and legal systems in Boston and the New England area from 1716 to 1930. These documents include deeds of lands, contracts for goods and services, wills, letters, and estate inventories. Visitors to this collection can view all of these documents, and legal historians, geographers, and historians of New England will have a field day with the offerings here. One particularly note-worthy item is item #1013, which is a beautiful deed signed in October 1738 by Isaac Harris. It is the oldest deed in the collection, and it includes a transcript for those who don't want to squint while looking at the screen. Of course, visitors can also search through all of the items, and they are encouraged to use the viewing tools as well.

155

Boston  

Cancer.gov

Fellows will receive Harvard Medical School appointments (Clinical Fellow in Psychology), as well as library privileges at all Harvard libraries. Trainees in each of the postdoctoral programs have the option, with the permission of the director of their program, to participate in activities of the other programs.

156

Chicago Public Art Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Chicago Public Art Group is to "unite artists and communities in partnership to produce quality public art and to extend and transform the tradition of collaborative, community involved, public artwork." What kind of public art do they produce? There are two ways site visitors can find out: the first is via the Public Art Map and the second is via the Community Public Art Guide. The map of Chicagoland has locations pinpointed that can be scrolled over, revealing a photo of the artwork, its location, the lead artist, the date of its creation and a brief explanation of the artwork. The Community Public Art Guide not only has pictures of the murals, mosaics, sculptures and spaces that have been created by artists associated with the Chicago Public Art Group, but also has extensive explanation, along with examples, of composition, techniques of community art, and portfolios divided up by date ranges. The Group's latest work, Come to Light, a stunning multi-media mosaic, should click on the link of the same name, under the "What We Do" tab.

2012-01-27

157

Cost effectiveness of the 1995 model energy code in Massachusetts  

SciTech Connect

This report documents an analysis of the cost effectiveness of the Council of American Building Officials` 1995 Model Energy Code (MEC) building thermal-envelope requirements for single-family houses and multifamily housing units in Massachusetts. The goal was to compare the cost effectiveness of the 1995 MEC to the energy conservation requirements of the Massachusetts State Building Code-based on a comparison of the costs and benefits associated with complying with each.. This comparison was performed for three cities representing three geographical regions of Massachusetts--Boston, Worcester, and Pittsfield. The analysis was done for two different scenarios: a ``move-up`` home buyer purchasing a single-family house and a ``first-time`` financially limited home buyer purchasing a multifamily condominium unit. Natural gas, oil, and electric resistance heating were examined. The Massachusetts state code has much more stringent requirements if electric resistance heating is used rather than other heating fuels and/or equipment types. The MEC requirements do not vary by fuel type. For single-family homes, the 1995 MEC has requirements that are more energy-efficient than the non-electric resistance requirements of the current state code. For multifamily housing, the 1995 MEC has requirements that are approximately equally energy-efficient to the non-electric resistance requirements of the current state code. The 1995 MEC is generally not more stringent than the electric resistance requirements of the state code, in fact; for multifamily buildings the 1995 MEC is much less stringent.

Lucas, R.G.

1996-02-01

158

Intelligent vehicle highway systems strategic deployment plan for Metropolitan Boston. Executive summary. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a strategic plan developed by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (EOTC) and the Massachusetts Highway Department (MHD) for implementing an Intelligent Vehicle-Highway System (IVHS) throughout metropolitan Boston during the next decade. The strategic deployment plan covers specific roadway and transit networks; and identifies the user services and functions to be provided, the overall system architecture, the supporting technologies and strategies, the operations and maintenance requirements, the implementation priorities, and the associated costs and benefits. This report is comprised of numerous exhibits, appendices, and the following thirteen chapters: (1) Introduction, (2) Existing Conditions, (3) IVHS Functions, (4) Regional Architecture, (5) Surveillance, (6) Incident Management, (7) Traveler Interface, (8) Demand Management, (9) Communications, (10) Central Hardware and Software, (11) Control Center, (12) Operations and Maintenance, and (13) System Implementation Costs.

NONE

1994-01-01

159

Boston Public Library: Sound Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Boston Public Library's Sound Archives offers access to hundreds of sound files taken from recorded lectures, musical performances, and other events held across the library system over the past decades. Visitors to the site can search by collection, creator, or keyword as they see fit. The "Collection" option includes the National Endowment for the Humanities and the BPL Lecture series. There are hundreds of talks here; some are available in their entirety while others only have 30-second clips available. (What isnâ≢t available can be listened to in the actual library.) Some of the key files here include talks by Isaac Asimov ("Science Opens New Horizons for Mankind") and Saul Bellow ("The Writer and His Country Look Each Other Over").

160

75 FR 34365 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2010-0444] Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor...enforce Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL,...

2010-06-17

161

33 CFR 117.391 - Chicago River.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Chicago River. 117.391 Section 117.391 Navigation...Requirements Illinois § 117.391 Chicago River. The draws of the bridges operated...Chicago over the Main Branch of Chicago River, the bridges on the North Branch of...

2010-07-01

162

33 CFR 117.391 - Chicago River.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Chicago River. 117.391 Section 117.391 Navigation...Requirements Illinois § 117.391 Chicago River. The draws of the bridges operated...Chicago over the Main Branch of Chicago River, the bridges on the North Branch of...

2011-07-01

163

33 CFR 117.391 - Chicago River.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Chicago River. 117.391 Section 117.391 Navigation...Requirements Illinois § 117.391 Chicago River. The draws of the bridges operated...Chicago over the Main Branch of Chicago River, the bridges on the North Branch of...

2012-07-01

164

33 CFR 117.391 - Chicago River.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Chicago River. 117.391 Section 117.391 Navigation...Requirements Illinois § 117.391 Chicago River. The draws of the bridges operated...Chicago over the Main Branch of Chicago River, the bridges on the North Branch of...

2013-07-01

165

Chicago Park District  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Park District is one of the largest municipal park systems in the United States, containing over 8,100 acres of green space. All told, the District has 580 parks, including two city conservatories, a number of historic lagoons, and the iconic Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain. This website allows visitors the opportunity to learn about the District's mission, history, and long-range planning for existing parks and potential new sites. On the homepage, visitors can use the Find a Park feature to learn about these diverse spaces. Additionally, they can use the I Want To area to learn about park permits, volunteering, and reporting problems within the park system. The Events area is quite a find, as visitors can learn about some of the hundreds of events sponsored each year by the District. Finally, visitors can also use the Doing Business area to learn about the various entrepreneurial activities which are possible via the District.

2013-01-01

166

Community Colleges. The Boston Junior College Blues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Private junior colleges for women in Boston are suffering from severe financial difficulties. The solutions at three schools, Garland Junior College, Pine Manor Junior College, and Mount Ida Junior College, are presented. (Author/PG)

Papke, David Ray

1975-01-01

167

The Bostonian Society: Mapping Revolutionary Boston  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Bostonian Society has preserved many important buildings and structures in Boston over the past century or so. In the past few years, the Society's work has grown to include online offerings such as this excellent website. Created in collaboration with Wellesley College, this site presents an interactive set of maps and activities on Boston in the 1760s and 1770s. On the site, visitors can breeze through a nice introductory essay and then look over one of the four color-coded themes: Boston's places, making a living, people of Boston, and political crisis. Each of these themes corresponds to colored pins on an elaborate map that will help visitors learn about the events, economic activities, and people that made up this rich urban tapestry. Revolutionary War fans will be delighted to learn about the Political Crisis setting, which features locations like the Old North Church, John Hancock's house, and the storied Liberty Tree.

2012-01-01

168

Abstracts of Research Papers 1981. Presented at the Research Consortium Meetings at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Boston, MA, April 13-17, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains abstracts of 157 original research papers scheduled for presentation at the Boston, Massachusetts Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The papers are grouped by the topic of each session, which included: tests and measurements; motor development; exercise physiology;…

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

169

78 FR 37713 - Safety Zone; Chicago Air and Water Show; Lake Michigan; Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Chicago Air and Water Show; Lake Michigan; Chicago, IL AGENCY: Coast...will enforce the safety zone on Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois for the...permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan. DATES: This regulation...

2013-06-24

170

Chicago's Solar-Powered Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces the Chicago Solar Schools Project which promotes solar energy and provides students the opportunity to develop an awareness of the environment. Implements an integrated curriculum approach with the cooperation of community and business. (YDS)

Martin, Gabriela; O'Toole, Mary

2002-01-01

171

MASSACHUSETTS DEP EELGRASS  

EPA Science Inventory

Field verified points showing presence or absence of submerged rooted vascular plants along Massachusetts coastline. In addition to the photo interpreted eelgrass coverage (EELGRASS), this point coverage (EGRASVPT) was generated based on field-verified sites as well as all field...

172

MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS WITH COASTLINE  

EPA Science Inventory

The political boundary datalayer is a 1:25,000 scale datalayer containing the boundaries of the 351 communities in Massachusetts. The seaward boundary of coastal communities has been defined at mean high water in this datalayer. The datalayer is named TOWNS, and it is stored as ...

173

MASSACHUSETTS LOBSTER HARVEST ZONES  

EPA Science Inventory

This datalayer consists of 25 distinct "staistical reporting areas" covering a large portion of the Gulf of Maine and south, including the territorial waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Fourteen of the areas compose the territorial waters, while the other 11 ...

174

Massachusetts Marine Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A thorough site for teachers in New England, specifically Massachusetts. Includes information on teacher workshops, MME membership, student contests, and teacher awards. Features an ocean tides classroom activity for middle school through high school students, links to other marine science education websites, and the latest issue of their newsletter available for download.

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Massachusetts Marine Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A thorough site for teachers in New England, specifically Massachusetts. Includes information on teacher workshops, MME membership, student contests, and teacher awards. Features an ocean tides classroom activity for middle school through high school students, links to other marine science education websites, and the latest issue of their newsletter available for download.

2012-04-23

176

Massachusetts Pesticide Monitoring Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Indigenous fresh water fish species were collected in all of the major watersheds in Massachusetts during the summers of 1965, 1966, and 1967 and an individual analysis of these fish conducted to determine the concentrations of DDT and metabolites, DDE an...

L. D. Lyman W. A. Tompkins J. A. McCann

1968-01-01

177

Street Gang Crime in Chicago  

Microsoft Academic Search

revenge, while another may be associated with expansion of a drug business into new territory. Consequently, street gangs and the crimes in which they engage can- not be viewed as monolithic in nature. This Research in Brief describes these and other patterns of street gang-related vio- lence in a major U.S. city-Chicago. All available information, including Chicago police records of

R. Block; Carolyn Rebecca Block

1993-01-01

178

Chicago Historical Society's History Files  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new site explores some of the most notable events and characters in Chicago's history: infamous (Al Capone, The Black Sox scandal), tragic (the Chicago Fire), and enterprising (The World's Columbian Exposition, A Century of Progress). Each story is told through photos and narrative, with an additional photo gallery, bibliography, and artifacts collection also available. Future exhibits are planned on Parades, Protests and Politics; The Pullman Era; The Stockyards; and The Haymarket Affair.

179

The Geography of Violence, Alcohol Outlets, and Drug Arrests in Boston  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We examined the relationship between alcohol outlets, drug markets (approximated by arrests for possession and trafficking), and violence in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2006. We analyzed geographic and environmental versus individual factors related to violence and identified areas high in violent crime. Methods. We used data from the Boston Police Department, US Census, and Massachusetts State Alcohol Beverage Control Commission. Spatial modeling was employed at the block group level, and violent crime, alcohol outlets, and drug markets were mapped. Results. Relative to other block groups, block groups in the highest decile of violent crime (n?=?55) were found to be poorer (e.g., lower incomes, higher percentages of vacant homes), and they had greater numbers of alcohol outlets and higher drug arrest rates. Alcohol outlets and drug possession and trafficking arrests were predictive of violent crime. Also, spatial effects resulting from neighboring block groups were related to violent crime. Both alcohol outlet density and type were associated with violent crime in a differentiated and complex way. Conclusions. With drug possession and trafficking arrests as a proxy for drug markets, spatial relationships between alcohol outlets and violence were found in addition to typical sociodemographic predictors.

Yang, Xiaowen; A. Braga, Anthony; Goldstick, Jason; Newton, Manya; Rura, Melissa

2013-01-01

180

Boston's contributions to the development of orthopaedics in the United States. A brief history.  

PubMed

Since the early part of the nineteenth century, physicians from Boston have had a major impact on orthopaedics in America. Initially, the general surgeons such as John Ball Brown and his son, Buckminster had an impact on orthopaedics, but contributors such as Henry Bigelow and Charles Scudder added greatly to the knowledge and capacity for care. The first orthopaedic ward, Ward I, was located at the Massachusetts General Hospital and began the new era. Surgical treatment by orthopaedists began in the twentieth century with such contributors as Philip Wilson, EA Codman, Robert B. Osgood, Joel Goldthwait, Elliot Brackett, Robert Lovett, and Edward Bradford. These physicians not only treated patients at the Children's, Tufts University, Boston City, the Beth Israel, and the Massachusetts General Hospitals, but assumed the academic responsibilities of a major educational center. More recently the contributors to orthopaedics have included Marius Smith-Petersen, Otto Aufranc, Henry Banks, Edward Cave, Carter Rowe, Joseph Barr, and others who have created a spectacular program for education, research, and clinical care. PMID:10818968

Mankin, H J

2000-05-01

181

77 FR 19573 - Safety Zone; Wedding Fireworks Display, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0130] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Wedding Fireworks Display, Boston Inner Harbor...Anthony's Pier 4, Boston, MA for a wedding fireworks display. This temporary safety...State Pyrotechnics, Inc is sponsoring a wedding fireworks display on the waters of...

2012-04-02

182

Boston Harbor Access Guide: North End/Waterfront, Harbor Islands, South Boston, Charlestown, East Boston, Dorchester, Weymouth, Winthrop, Everett, Chelsea, Quincy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The guide is divided into nine sections which include the town of Winthrop; the cities of Chelsea and Everett; the neighborhoods of Boston including East Boston, Charlestown, Waterfront/North End, South Boston, and Dorchester; the city of Quincy; and the ...

1983-01-01

183

1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SW. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SW. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY BRIDGE IS IN RAISED POSITION. - Chicago & North Western Railway, Kinzie Street Bridge, Spanning North Branch of Chicago River, South of Kinzie Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

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2. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

2. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY BRIDGE IS AT BOTTOM OF FRAME. - Chicago & North Western Railway, Kinzie Street Bridge, Spanning North Branch of Chicago River, South of Kinzie Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

185

11. BASRELIEF DECORATION, 'REGENERATION,' MURAL COMMEMORATING THE REBUILDING OF CHICAGO ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

11. BAS-RELIEF DECORATION, 'REGENERATION,' MURAL COMMEMORATING THE REBUILDING OF CHICAGO AFTER THE GREAT FIRE - Chicago River Bascule Bridge, Michigan Avenue, Spanning Chicago River at North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, IL

186

Measuring gravity currents in the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Recent studies of the Chicago River have determined that gravity currents are responsible for persistent bidirectional flows that have been observed in the river. A gravity current is the flow of one fluid within another caused by a density difference between the fluids. These studies demonstrated how acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP) can be used to detect and characterize gravity currents in the field. In order to better understand the formation and evolution of these gravity currents, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has installed ADCPs and other instruments to continuously measure gravity currents in the Chicago River and the North Branch Chicago River. These instruments include stage sensors, thermistor strings, and both upward-looking and horizontal ADCPs. Data loggers and computers installed at gaging stations along the river are used to collect data from these instruments and transmit them to USGS offices. ?? 2008 IEEE.

Oberg, K. A.; Czuba, J. A.; Johnson, K. K.

2008-01-01

187

Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, USA  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Site of the original Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts (42.0N, 70.5), This detailed photo is rich in early American history. Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims first stepping stone on North America and site of Plymouth Colony is located just behind the natural breakwater on the south shore of Plymouth Bay seen in the middle of the photo. The through canal to the south is part of the Intercoastal Canal system. Cape Cod is just south of the canal.

1990-01-01

188

78 FR 37712 - Safety Zone; Chicago Match Cup Race; Lake Michigan; Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. USCG-2013-0020] Safety Zone; Chicago Match Cup Race; Lake Michigan; Chicago, IL AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...near Chicago, Illinois for the 2013 AWMRT Chicago Match Cup Race. This zone will be enforced from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m....

2013-06-24

189

33 CFR 165.931 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL. 165.931 Section 165.931...Guard District § 165.931 Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL. (a) Location . The following area is...

2013-07-01

190

Consortium on Chicago School Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many big city school districts have been through difficult straits over the past several decades, and Chicago is no exception. After the passage of the Chicago School Reform Act, the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) was created in 1990 in order to study school reform efforts across the city. Part of their mission is "to expand communication among researchers, policy makers, and practitioners." Visitors to the site can click their way through sections that include "CCSR in the News", "Publications", and "Surveys of CPS Schools". Visitors can learn more about their recent work and also see read up on the various media outlets which have profiled their work. The "Research" area contains information on their research in progress; "Publications" provides access to the group's published work.

191

Boston in the 1970s: is there a lesbian community? And if there is, who is in it?  

PubMed

This excerpt from Amy Hoffman's memoir, An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News (University of Massachusetts Press, 2007), describes some of the alternative community institutions serving lesbian feminists in Boston in the late 1970s. Hoffman, in her twenties at the time and fairly newly out, is an enthusiastic patron of these institutions. However, after a while, she begins to wonder about them. Boston in the 1970s was racially segregated and tense; a judicial order to desegregate the schools led to racist riots. The women's community was, sadly, no more diverse than the city's neighborhoods, and the alternative institutions, Hoffman realizes, are organized by and cater mostly to young, white, middle-class women like her. They fail to appeal to the needs and interests of poor women of color-although of course some do participate, and others become active in service organizations such as battered women's shelters. PMID:24641074

Hoffman, Amy

2014-01-01

192

Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids  

MedlinePLUS

... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids 11 percent ... Children who witnessed the bombings at the Boston Marathon were six times more likely to develop symptoms ...

193

Prolene monofilament suture in Boston Keratoprosthesis surgery  

PubMed Central

Summary Toxic reaction to nylon following uncomplicated cataract surgery and vitrectomy has been documented in the literature. We report the case of an aniridic patient with a known adverse reaction to nylon in whom Prolene suture was used in Boston Keratoprosthesis type 1 (KPro) surgery. During follow-up the cornea was checked for signs of inflammation and toxic reaction; at last follow-up (18 months) the patient showed no signs of complications due to Prolene. Our study suggests that Prolene suture may be used as an alternative to nylon in Boston KPro surgery in patients with a history of nylon toxicity.

Kyrillos,, Ralph; Harissi-Dagher, Mona

2011-01-01

194

Early history of cosmic rays at Chicago  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cosmic ray studies at the University of Chicago were started by Arthur Compton during the late 1920s. The high points of cosmic ray studies at Chicago under Compton and Marcel Schein are the focus of this report, which summarizes the research done at Chicago up to the end of World War II.

Yodh, Gaurang B.

2013-02-01

195

Concert Halls of Chicago Under Theodore Thomas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the musical history of Chicago, which culminated in the creation of the Chicago Symphony and the construction of Orchestra Hall. Theodore Thomas spent 30 years introducing Chicagoans to symphonic music. He founded the Chicago Symphony and, in 1904, led the first concert in Orchestra Hall. (CS)

Olsen, Dale A.

1983-01-01

196

Chicago's Trail-Blazing Museum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and its exhibits, which rely on participatory techniques in furthering public understanding of science and technology. Two thousand exhibit units cover seventy-five diverse fields, and the museum's educational program comprises twenty scientific demonstrations. Special…

Danilov, Victor J.

1979-01-01

197

Atmospheric PCB congeners across Chicago  

PubMed Central

We have measured PCBs in 184 air samples collected at 37 sites in the city of Chicago using an innovative system of high-volume air samplers mounted on two health clinic vans. Here we describe results of sampling conducted from November 2006 to November 2007. The samples were analyzed for all 209 PCB congeners using a gas chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS). The ?PCBs (sum of 169 peaks) in Chicago ranged from 75 pg m?3 to 5500 pg m?3 and primarily varied as a function of temperature. The congener patterns are surprisingly similar throughout the city even though the temperature-corrected concentrations vary by more than an order of magnitude. The average profile resembles a mixture of Aroclor 1242 and Aroclor 1254, and includes many congeners that have been identified as being aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists (dioxin-like) and/or neurotoxins. The toxic equivalence (TEQ) and neurotoxic equivalence (NEQ) in air were calculated and investigated for their spatial distribution throughout the urban-industrial complex of Chicago. The NEQ concentrations are linearly correlated with ?PCBs while the TEQ concentrations are not predictable. The findings of this study suggest that airborne PCBs in Chicago are widely present and elevated in residential communities; there are multiple sources rather than one or a few locations of very high emissions; the emission includes congeners associated with dioxin-like and neurotoxic effects and congeners associated with unidentified sources.

HU, DINGFEI; LEHMLER, HANS-JOACHIM; MARTINEZ, ANDRES; WANG, KAI; HORNBUCKLE, KERI C.

2010-01-01

198

Atmospheric PCB congeners across Chicago  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have measured PCBs in 184 air samples collected at 37 sites in the city of Chicago using an innovative system of high-volume air samplers mounted on two health clinic vans. Here we describe results of sampling conducted from November 2006 to November 2007. The samples were analyzed for all 209 PCB congeners using a gas chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS). The ?PCBs (sum of 169 peaks) in Chicago ranged from 75 pg m -3 to 5500 pg m -3 and primarily varied as a function of temperature. The congener patterns are surprisingly similar throughout the city even though the temperature-corrected concentrations vary by more than an order of magnitude. The average profile resembles a mixture of Aroclor 1242 and Aroclor 1254, and includes many congeners that have been identified as being aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonists (dioxin-like) and/or neurotoxins. The toxic equivalence (TEQ) and neurotoxic equivalence (NEQ) in air were calculated and investigated for their spatial distribution throughout the urban-industrial complex of Chicago. The NEQ concentrations are linearly correlated with ?PCBs while the TEQ concentrations are not predictable. The findings of this study suggest that airborne PCBs in Chicago are widely present and elevated in residential communities; there are multiple sources rather than one or a few locations of very high emissions; the emission includes congeners associated with dioxin-like or neurotoxic effects and congeners associated with unidentified sources.

Hu, Dingfei; Lehmler, Hans-Joachim; Martinez, Andres; Wang, Kai; Hornbuckle, Keri C.

2010-04-01

199

Atmospheric PCB congeners across Chicago  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have measured PCBs in 184 air samples collected at 37 sites in the city of Chicago using an innovative system of high-volume air samplers mounted on two health clinic vans. Here we describe results of sampling conducted from November 2006 to November 2007. The samples were analyzed for all 209 PCB congeners using a gas chromatograph with tandem mass

Dingfei Hu; Hans-Joachim Lehmler; Andres Martinez; Kai Wang; Keri C. Hornbuckle

2010-01-01

200

Crerar/Chicago Library Merger.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes steps in survey project that supplied information for contemplated merger of two libraries by estimating number of volumes and titles and duplication between John Crerar Library collections and University of Chicago Library science collections. Survey's findings for volume duplication are analyzed by subject groupings and by books and…

Cairns, Paul M.

1986-01-01

201

The First Occupy Chicago Protest  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Occupy Wall Street protest that has spread to other cities across the United States in the autumn of 2011 bears striking similarities to the American Railway Union's strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company near Chicago in 1894, led by Eugene Debs. That protest movement laid the foundations for progressive reforms in the early twentieth century.

Scott Reynolds Nelson

2011-01-01

202

Boston University Physics Applets: Test Charge Questions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item contains two in-class questions relating to test charge. Given a uniform electric field, students decide which simulation shows a test charge. In the related question, students use the positive test charge to determine the signs of two simulated charges. This item is part of a larger collection of physics questions and simulations developed by the Boston University Physics Department.

Duffy, Andrew

2008-08-01

203

Cable in Boston; A Basic Viability Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The viability of urban cable television (CATV) as an economic phenomenon is examined via a case study of its feasibility in Boston, a microcosm of general urban environment. To clarify cable's economics, a unitary concept of viability is used in which all local characteristics, cost assumptions, and growth estimates are structured dynamically as a…

Hauben, Jan Ward; And Others

204

Bicycle safety behavior in Paris and Boston  

Microsoft Academic Search

Concerns about bicycle-related deaths and injuries have led to extensive injury prevention efforts in the United States, yet these concerns are not universal. For instance, in France attitudes toward bicycle safety are quite different. To understand more about variation in urban bicycle safety behavior, we observed passing bicyclists in Paris and Boston. In addition to helmet use, we looked at

J. Scott Osberg; Sarah C Stiles; Ohene Kwaku Asare

1998-01-01

205

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has released four new working papers (97-4 to 97-7). Working Paper No. 97-4 titled "Managers' Opportunistic Trading of Their Firms' Shares: A Case Study of Executives in the Banking Industry" by John S. Jordan examines the trading practices of bank managers and reveals the opportunistic behaviors exhibited by these managers.

2007-07-19

206

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has released four new working papers (97-4 to 97-7). Working Paper No. 97-4 titled "Managers' Opportunistic Trading of Their Firms' Shares: A Case Study of Executives in the Banking Industry" by John S. Jordan examines the trading practices of bank managers and reveals the opportunistic behaviors exhibited by these managers.

1991-01-01

207

Constructing an Interactive Tutorial: "Boston Massacre."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses "Boston Massacre," an interactive tutorial game for learning about the Revolutionary War incident. Describes the development of the game and its academic uses. Includes instructions, a sample student response sheet, short answer and multiple choice examinations, and a listing of teacher resources. Reminds history teachers that computers…

Schick, James B. M.

1992-01-01

208

Art and Historical Truth: The Boston Massacre.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the inaccuracy of Revere's "Boston Massacre" print as a description of historical fact. Notes, however, that the print is still a description of truth, a correct understanding of the meaning and portent of the occurrence in a way that historical accuracy (rather than art) might well have distorted. (JMF)

Agresto, John

1979-01-01

209

Schools Chief Search off Schedule in Boston  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The closely watched search for a new superintendent in Boston has taken such a rocky turn that the search committee's revised timeline now envisions January as the starting time for the new schools chief. The district's search committee had planned to select a group of finalists who would then go through public interviews before the school…

Gewertz, Catherine

2006-01-01

210

Environmental Assessment: A Case Study of Boston.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project undertaken to advance the systematic analysis of public responses, attitudes, opinions, preferences, and values relating to the environment is discussed in this report, the second in a series of eight. The reports fall into two general categories: five describe and compare responses to representative milieus in New York, Boston,…

Lowenthal, David

211

Hydrology and water resources of the Charles River basin, Massachusetts  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Charles River basin encompasses about 300 square miles of gently rolling to hilly terrain, with altitudes ranging from 586 feet in Hopkinton to below 10 feet in Boston, Mass. The area is essentially urban, although the towns in the upper basin still retain some rural character. The population of the middle and upper parts increased 80 percent between 1950 and 1970, while the population in the lower part declined 4 percent. This atlas summarizes the water resources and associated water problems of the area. The investigation upon which the atlas is based was made from 1968 to 1971 and is part of a series covering the major river basins in Massachusetts. The study area includes 251 sq mi of drainage area above the gaging station at Waltham. (Woodard-USGS)

Walker, Eugene H.; Wandle, S. William.; Caswell, William W.

1975-01-01

212

Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Massachusetts Bay is a semi-enclosed embayment in the western Gulf of Maine about 50 km wide and 100 km long. Bottom sediment resuspension is controlled predominately by storm-induced surface waves and transport by the tidal- and wind-driven circulation. Because the Bay is open to the northeast, winds from the northeast ('Northeasters') generate the largest surface waves and are thus the most effective in resuspending sediments. The three-dimensional oceanographic circulation model Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) is used to explore the resuspension, transport, and deposition of sediment caused by Northeasters. The model transports multiple sediment classes and tracks the evolution of a multilevel sediment bed. The surficial sediment characteristics of the bed are coupled to one of several bottom-boundary layer modules that calculate enhanced bottom roughness due to wave-current interaction. The wave field is calculated from the model Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN). Two idealized simulations were carried out to explore the effects of Northeasters on the transport and fate of sediments. In one simulation, an initially spatially uniform bed of mixed sediments exposed to a series of Northeasters evolved to a pattern similar to the existing surficial sediment distribution. A second set of simulations explored sediment-transport pathways caused by storms with winds from the northeast quadrant by simulating release of sediment at selected locations. Storms with winds from the north cause transport southward along the western shore of Massachusetts Bay, while storms with winds from the east and southeast drive northerly nearshore flow. The simulations show that Northeasters can effectively transport sediments from Boston Harbor and the area offshore of the harbor to the southeast into Cape Cod Bay and offshore into Stellwagen Basin. This transport pattern is consistent with Boston Harbor as the source of silver found in the surficial sediments of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Basin.

Warner, J. C.; Butman, B.; Dalyander, P. S.

2008-01-01

213

The eastern Massachusetts sea breeze study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates many different aspects of the sea breeze at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (KBOS) and along the Massachusetts coastline. Part of the study adapts the method of predicting sea breeze events developed by Miller and Keim (2003) for Portsmouth, New Hampshire (KPSM) to KBOS. A nearly ten-year dataset of hourly KBOS surface observations (1998-2007) was used to identify 879 days when the sea breeze occurred or was likely to occur at the airport. These days were classified as sea breeze, marginal, or non-sea breeze events. Sea breeze events were further classified into fast and slow transitions, with a fast transition identified by a wind shift taking one hour or less to develop, and a slow transition identified by a wind shift taking two hours or more to develop. Marginal events were events that had a duration of 1 hour or less, no clear start or finish, or were interrupted by periods of "calm" or "light and variable" winds. Non-events were events in which the background conditions for a sea breeze to occur existed, but a sea breeze did not develop. Times of onset and event durations for the sea breeze events (fast, slow, and marginal) were calculated and used to create seasonal statistics by event type. It was found that seasonal variation did occur with both characteristics, but was more evident in the time of onset. Slow events occurred earliest in the day overall, while marginal events occurred a bit later, and fast events occurred the latest. Slow events had the longest duration overall, while marginal events, by definition, had the shortest duration. Seasonally, similar results were found for both characteristics with a few variations. United States surface analyses for each event at the time of onset (or average time of onset, 1500 UTC, for non-events) were classified using the seven synoptic classes developed by Miller and Keim (2003), and statistics were developed to evaluate the distribution of synoptic classes amongst the different types of events and various seasons. Composite surface analyses of the different synoptic classes and types of events were then developed. There were significant differences between the composites of each event type within a synoptic class. Wind vector plots, created from surface observations using Barnes analysis, were used to identify the position of the sea breeze front as the sea breeze airmass penetrated inland. The depth and shape of this front was examined by synoptic class. The prevailing synoptic scale flow was found to limit penetration in expected areas along the coastline. Mesoscale calculations were used to determine the critical balance of the cross-shore temperature gradient (dT/dx) versus the cross-shore geostrophic wind component (uG) at the surface necessary for the occurrence and non-occurrence of the sea breeze. It was found that by stratifying the events by synoptic classes, a smaller transition area (containing both sea breeze and non-sea breeze events) could be created. The method was taken further by adding a third variable, the 850 hPa geostrophic wind component. The three dimensional plot showed a large transition area and future research may be able to reduce this area by breaking it down by synoptic class. Finally, the effect of the sea breeze on convection was analyzed using radar reflectivity data from the Taunton, Massachusetts WSR-88D (KBOX) for 2002 through 2007 (562 events). Convection was present inland along the Massachusetts coastline for only 24 of the total 562 events (4%). This small occurrence results from a bias from the methodology used to develop the data set. However, when the sea breeze did occur convection developed or was affected by the sea breeze front.

Thorp, Jennifer E.

214

Emissions of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane from Chicago.  

PubMed

Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) is a high-production-volume chemical that is emitted to air in tens of thousands of tonnes each year globally. However, specific information about emission rates to air is still limited. Here we present an estimate of D5 emissions from the city of Chicago based on measurements that have recently been published. We used a multimedia environmental fate model parameterized for Chicago to back-calculate the emission rate of D5 from the measurements. Our estimated average emission rate for D5 is 500 (2.5-to-97.5-percentile interval: 260-1100) kgd(-1). The corresponding per-capita emissions of 190 (100-420) mgcapita(-1)d(-1) agree well with previous estimates for Europe and North America. PMID:24444417

Buser, Andreas M; Bogdal, Christian; MacLeod, Matthew; Scheringer, Martin

2014-07-01

215

Cost Issues Unresolved in Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chicago teachers voted last week to suspend a 7-day-old strike, sending some 350,000 students back to the classroom and paving the way for the teaching force to vote on a tentative contract. But for many in the Windy City, the contract has raised another potentially tall hurdle: how the cash-strapped district will manage to pay for it. District…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2012-01-01

216

University of Massachusetts Boston: Reconstituting a Continuing Education Division to a Degree-Granting Academic Unit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ground has shifted in fundamental ways in higher education, and it is becoming increasingly evident that strategic structural reorganization will play an important role in the financial survival of many institutions. Understanding the close links among strategy, structure, and the environment, it makes sense that organizational structure…

DiSalvio, Philip

2012-01-01

217

Ensemble modeling of E. coli in the Charles River, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  

PubMed

A case study of ensemble modeling of Escherichia coli (E. coli) densities in surface waters in the context of public health risk prediction is presented. The output of two different models, mechanistic and empirical, are combined and compared to data. The mechanistic model is a high-resolution, time-variable, three-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic and water quality model. It generally reproduces the mechanisms of E. coli fate and transport in the river, including the presence and absence of a plume in the study area under similar input, but different hydrodynamic conditions caused by the operation of a downstream dam and wind. At the time series station, the model has a root mean square error (RMSE) of 370 CFU/100mL, a total error rate (with respect to the EPA-recommended single sample criteria value of 235 CFU/100mL) (TER) of 15% and negative error rate (NER) of 30%. The empirical model is based on multiple linear regression using the forcing functions of the mechanistic model as independent variables. It has better overall performance (at the time series station), due to a strong correlation of E. coli density with upstream inflow for this time period (RMSE =200 CFU/100mL, TER =13%, NER =1.6%). However, the model is mechanistically incorrect in that it predicts decreasing densities with increasing Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) input. The two models are fundamentally different and their errors are uncorrelated (R(2) =0.02), which motivates their combination in an ensemble. Two combination approaches, a geometric mean ensemble (GME) and an "either exceeds" ensemble (EEE), are explored. The GME model outperforms the mechanistic and empirical models in terms of RMSE (190 CFU/100mL) and TER (11%), but has a higher NER (23%). The EEE has relatively high TER (16%), but low NER (0.8%) and may be the best method for a conservative prediction. The study demonstrates the potential utility of ensemble modeling for pathogen indicators, but significant further research is needed to establish the approach for the Charles River, as outlined in the paper. PMID:17898442

Hellweger, F L

2007-01-01

218

A Conversation with Paulo Freire at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Freire responds to questions about the relation between philosophy of language and pedagogy, the possible importance of a "magical way" of understanding material and political reality, his literacy experiments in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, his impressions of the U.S., and the power of his methodology in practice. (RDN)

Bruss, Neal; Macedo, Donaldo P.

1984-01-01

219

Perception of Mental Illness on the University of Massachusetts - Boston Campus  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis is an accumulation of two and a half years of research. The premise was to see if the variables of level of education, level of contact with persons with mental illness, and type of majors (used as independent variables) were related to the concepts of individuals with mental illness being dangerous, having poor social skills, and being incurable

Arthur Robert Stead

2011-01-01

220

Solar Heating Experiment on the Grover Cleveland School, Boston, Massachusetts. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

General Electric Company was one of four contractors who received a contract in early January 1974 to design, build, and install a solar heating experiment in a public school. The overall objective of this program was to obtain data that would assist in evaluating the applicability of solar heating systems in large metropolitan areas. This data…

General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA. Space Div.

221

Conference on New Processes for Braille Manufacture (Ramada Inn, Boston, Massachusetts, May 18-19, 1967).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings from a conference on braille production and services are summarized. Only equipment which is ready for use is considered. Specific methods of producing braille discussed include the following: use of plates from a stereograph, computer line printer, braille embossers or braille writers, continuous strip embossed tape from a teletype…

Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Sensory Aids Evaluation and Development Center.

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Irish Serials in the Boston College Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Boston College Library system has online a searchable database of its noted Irish Serials collection. Researchers can now browse and search the list of over 1,400 newspapers, magazines, and journals that originate from or pertain to Ireland before deciding on whether to take a trip to Boston. The Libraries' holdings "range in date from 1685 to the present and cover Irish history, literature, politics, art, archaeology, economics, genealogy, music, and law." Users can search by title keyword, date range, or microform series. Search returns provide complete holdings information and a legend denoting microfiche or microform series. For example, NIPL denotes the Northern Ireland Political Literature series and IPRN (POST CW REP.) the Post Civil War Republican/Fianna Fail series.

223

Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Patterns of human use (and misuse) of the land can be provocatively revealed through aerial photography, a fact that is not lost on artists, raconteurs, and perhaps most surprisingly, elected officials. This delightful online exhibit brings together the photographic acumen of Terry Evans, working in tandem with two regional organizations in Chicago, the Openlands Project and Chicago Metropolis 2020. The exhibit begins with the contention that the photographs offer perspectives on the past, present, future of the Chicago region, and fortunately, it follows up on this promise quite well. With a nice interactive feature, visitors can scan through a map of the Chicagoland region to view photographs of old industrial factories, suburban sprawl, and protected wetlands. Visitors can also view the photographs thematically, which includes such areas as farming, infrastructure, and perhaps more leisurely, âÂÂchilling outâÂÂ. Overall, this is a lovely site and it should be of great interest to urbanologists and those with a penchant for planning or the built environment.

2005-01-01

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Carabid beetle diversity and distribution in Boston Harbor Islands national park area (Coleoptera, Carabidae)  

PubMed Central

Abstract As part of an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in Boston Harbor Islands national park area, an inventory of carabid beetles on 13 islands was conducted. Intensive sampling on ten of the islands, using an assortment of passive traps and limited hand collecting, resulted in the capture of 6,194 specimens, comprising 128 species. Among these species were seven new state records for Massachusetts (Acupalpus nanellus, Amara aulica, Amara bifrons, Apenes lucidulus, Bradycellus tantillus, Harpalus rubripes and Laemostenus terricola terricola—the last also a new country record; in passing we report also new state records for Harpalus rubripes from New York and Pennsylvania, Amara ovata from Pennsylvania, and the first mainland New York records for Asaphidion curtum). For most islands, there was a clear relationship between species richness and island area. Two islands, however, Calf and Grape, had far more species than their relatively small size would predict. Freshwater marshes on these islands, along with a suite of hygrophilous species, suggested that habitat diversity plays an important role in island species richness. Introduced species (18) comprised 14.0% of the total observed species richness, compared to 5.5% (17 out of 306 species) documented for Rhode Island. We surmise that the higher proportion of introduced species on the islands is, in part, due to a higher proportion of disturbed and open habitats as well as high rates of human traffic. We predict that more active sampling in specialized habitats would bring the total carabid fauna of the Boston Harbor Islands closer to that of Rhode Island or eastern Massachusetts in richness and composition; however, isolation, human disturbance and traffic, and limited habitat diversity all contribute to reducing the species pool on the islands relative to that on the mainland.

Davidson, Robert L.; Rykken, Jessica; Farrell, Brian

2011-01-01

225

Boston, MA and New England Coastline  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Boston, MA and the New England Coastline (43.5N, 84.0W) can be seen in this view. The typical rugged rocky coast of Maine is the result of heavy glacial action producing the rocky cliffs, jagged spurs of land and islands that characterize Main's Atlantic Coast. During the last Ice Age, extensive sediments were laid down producing a landscape of rolling hills with rocky outcrops.

1973-01-01

226

Design considerations: Upgrading Boston Gas odorant stations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Boston Gas Company (BGC) has progressed beyond the half-way point on a four-year program to upgrade its odorant injection systems. An experienced odorization team from BGC`s Gas Supply and Production Department set out to redesign odorant storage, piping and injection system operation and to research the availability of improved odorization equipment. Research included investigating odorization practices of other gas companies

1995-01-01

227

78 FR 27304 - Safety Zone; Melrose Pyrotechnics Fireworks Display; Chicago Harbor, Chicago, IL  

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...RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Melrose Pyrotechnics Fireworks Display; Chicago Harbor...May 18 and June 11, 2013, Melrose Pyrotechnics will launch a fireworks display from...T09-0328 Safety Zone; Melrose Pyrotechnics Fireworks Display; Chicago...

2013-05-10

228

Hysterectomies and Urologic Symptoms: Results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of women who have had a hysterectomy and to assess the association of a past hysterectomy on current urologic symptoms. METHODS: The Boston Area Community Health (BACH) survey is a random sample of Boston, Massachusetts residents aged 30-79 years using a stratified two-stage cluster design (3202 women; 1067 Black, 1111 Hispanic, 1024 White). Urologic symptoms, hysterectomy, co-morbidities, lifestyle factors, and medical indications for a hysterectomy were by self-report. Socioeconomic status was measured as a combination of education and income. RESULTS: Hysterectomies were reported by 587 women and 1782 women reported one or more urologic symptoms. Minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to have had a hysterectomy, even after adjusting for age and potential medical indications for a hysterectomy. Hispanic women were least likely to report fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or genitourinary cancers, but they were more likely to have had a hysterectomy if they reported these conditions than Black or White women. Women with a hysterectomy were more likely to report lower urinary tract symptoms, painful bladder syndrome, urinary frequency, urgency, and overactive bladder after adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, body mass index, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, smoking history, alcohol use, and physical activity. CONCLUSIONS: Minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to report having a hysterectomy and urologic symptoms (including painful bladder syndrome) may be an unintended consequence of a hysterectomy. PMID:21423814

Link, Carol L; Pulliam, Samantha J; McKinlay, John B

2010-01-01

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Hysterectomies and Urologic Symptoms: Results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives To describe the characteristics of women who have had a hysterectomy and to assess the association of a past hysterectomy on current urologic symptoms. Methods The Boston Area Community Health (BACH) survey is a random sample of Boston, Massachusetts residents aged 30–79 years using a stratified two-stage cluster design (3202 women; 1067 Black, 1111 Hispanic, 1024 White). Urologic symptoms, hysterectomy, co-morbidities, lifestyle factors, and medical indications for a hysterectomy were by self-report. Socioeconomic status was measured as a combination of education and income. Results Hysterectomies were reported by 587 women and 1782 women reported one or more urologic symptoms. Minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to have had a hysterectomy, even after adjusting for age and potential medical indications for a hysterectomy. Hispanic women were least likely to report fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or genitourinary cancers, but they were more likely to have had a hysterectomy if they reported these conditions than Black or White women. Women with a hysterectomy were more likely to report lower urinary tract symptoms, painful bladder syndrome, urinary frequency, urgency, and overactive bladder after adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, body mass index, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, smoking history, alcohol use, and physical activity. Conclusions Minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to report having a hysterectomy and urologic symptoms (including painful bladder syndrome) may be an unintended consequence of a hysterectomy.

Link, Carol L.; Pulliam, Samantha J.; McKinlay, John B.

2011-01-01

230

78 FR 37963 - Safety Zone; Chicago to Mackinac Race; Lake Michigan; Chicago, IL  

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...USCG-2013-0020] Safety Zone; Chicago to Mackinac Race; Lake Michigan; Chicago, IL AGENCY...Michigan near Chicago, Illinois for the 105th Race to Mackinac. This zone will be enforced...on the navigable waters during the 105th Race to Mackinac. During the...

2013-06-25

231

Gazetteer of hydrologic characteristics of streams in Massachusetts; coastal river basins of the North Shore and Massachusetts Bay  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The coastal river basins of the North Shore and Boston Bay include streams draining the Parker River (60.4 square miles), Rowley River (9.9 square miles), Ipswich River (156 miles), Mystic River (66.0 square miles), Charles River (311 square miles), Neponset River (117 square miles), Weymouth Fore and Weymouth Back Rivers (about 63 square miles) and Weir River (about 20 square miles) basins. The study area in eastern and northeastern Massachusetts also includes the minor river basins draining into Massachusetts Bay, Ipswich Bay, or the Atlantic Ocean. Drainage areas using the latest available 1:24,000 scale topographic maps were computed for the first time for streams draining more than 3 square miles and were recomputed for data-collection sites. Streamflow characteristics at 15 gaging stations were calculated using a new data base with daily flow records through 1981. These characteristics include annual and monthly flow statistics, duration of daily flow values, and the annual 7-day mean low flow at the 2-year and 10-year recurrence intervals. Seven-day low-flow statistics are presented for 95 partial-record sites and the procedures used to determine the hydrologic characteristics of a basin are summarized. Basin characteristics representing 14 commonly used indices to estimate various streamflows are presented for 15 gaged streams. This gazetteer will aid in the planning and siting of water-resources related activities and will provide a common data base for governmental agencies and the engineering and planning communities. (USGS)

Wandle, S. W.

1984-01-01

232

Boston Medical Center MB-CCOP - National Cancer Institute  

Cancer.gov

The newly funded Minority-based Community Clinical Oncology Program at Boston Medical Center (BMC MB-CCOP) uses a patient navigation model to provide a diverse patient population with access to innovative prevention, treatment, symptom management and survivorship clinical trials. In an effort to increase minority referrals to cancer care and cancer clinical trials at the BMC MB-CCOP, five of the greater Boston community health centers within the Boston Health Net have partnered in this program.

233

Circulation and effluent dilution modeling in Massachusetts Bay : model implementation, verification and results  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A three-dimensional hydrodynamic model was developed as part of a cooperative U.S. Geological Survey/Massachusetts Water Resources Authority program to study contaminated sediment accumulation and transport in Massachusetts Bay. This report details the development of the model and assesses how well the model represents observed currents and water properties in the bay. It also summarizes circulation and comparative effluent dilution simulations from existing and future Boston sewage outfalls over a three-year period from October 1, 1989 to December 31, 1992. The ECOM-si model, a semi-implicit version of the Blumberg and Mellor (1987) Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Model, is shown to reproduce many of the important hydrodynamical features of Massachusetts Bay: the seasonal evolution of the pycnocline, the mean flow pattern, and the strength of sub-tidal current fluctuations. Throughout the simulation period, during both vertically well-mixed and stratified conditions, the seasonal statistics of observed currents are well-represented by the model. The model is therefore appropriate for studying the average dilution of sewage effluent and other continuously discharged substances over seasonal time scales. The ability of the model to reproduce individual flow events varies with season and location within the bay. Flow events during unstratified conditions in western Massachusetts Bay are particularly well-represented, indicating that the model is appropriate for studying processes such as the transport of suspended material from the future outfall site due to winter storms. Individual flow events during stratified conditions and in the offshore Stellwagen Bank region, however, are less well-represented due to small length scales (caused by upwelling and river discharge events) coupled with insufficient data to specify open boundary forcing from the Gulf of Maine. Thus while the model might be used to answer issues such as the frequency with which Gulf of Maine river plumes visit the new outfall site, attempting to predict whether a particular plume would visit the outfall site could be problematic. Comparative simulations of effluent discharged from the existing and future Boston outfalls show that the region of relatively high effluent concentrations (1 part effluent to 200 parts sea water) is significantly smaller with the future outfall and is limited to Western Massachusetts Bay during both unstratified and stratified seasons. The region of even higher concentration (1 part effluent to 50 parts sea water) that covers much of Boston Harbor with the existing outfall is non-existent in the future outfall simulation. Additional simulations of chlorination plant failure predict that the offshore location of the future outfall will lead to dramatically lower levels of pathogens at area beaches.

Signell, Richard P.; Jenter, Harry L.; Blumberg, Alan F.

1996-01-01

234

Boston Harbor Islands All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory: Discovering the Microwilderness of an Urban Island Park.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Boston Harbor Islands Partnership (BHIP) and the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University collaborated to conduct the first phase of an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) in Boston Harbor Islands national park area, Boston, Massac...

B. D. Farrell J. J. Rykken

2013-01-01

235

Capital's Daisy Chain: Exposing Chicago's Corporate Coalition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article uses the global city of Chicago as an urban exemplar of a thirty-year worldwide economic shift toward public (state) private (corporate) partnerships. Advanced by racialized youth-development discourses in Chicago, private corporations, public education, and social housing are in alliance to transform "the problems of urban America."…

Arrastia, Lisa

2007-01-01

236

Chicago Initiative Aims to Upgrade Principal Pipeline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even with nearly 50 schools shutting down at the end of this month, Chicago education officials have been barreling ahead with plans to groom a large crop of high-performing principals that they say represents the most ambitious effort the city has undertaken to upgrade its school leadership ranks. The goal, said Chicago schools CEO Barbara…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2013-01-01

237

The Boston University Twin Project (BUTP)  

PubMed Central

The Boston University Twin Project (BUTP) is a multimetthod, multi-situation, longitudinal study of early child temperament and related behaviors. The first phase of this project focused on primarily on activity level and comprised over 300 twin pairs assessed in the home and lab at ages 2 and 3. Subject recruitment, sample characteristics and study procedures are described. A second phase broadens our focus to the development of multiple temperament dimensions and developmental outcomes in a new cohort of 300 twin pairs to be assessed at 3, 4 and 5 years of age. Recruitment is currently underway.

Saudino, Kimberly J; Asherson, Philip

2013-01-01

238

Chicago and the Midwest: Newberry Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, the Newberry Library is one of the country's most distinguished private research libraries. This particular corner of its lovely website brings together digital collections as well as a detailed research guide to all things Chicago and Midwestern. Here, visitors can avail themselves of cartographic resources, city directories, manuscript collections, newspapers and periodicals, and even printed histories. The items include "Chicago Ancestors" (an interactive map of genealogy materials), the celebrated "Chicago Biography and Industry File," and the "Chicago Neighborhood Guide." This last item is quite noteworthy as it contains a bibliography of neighborhood histories from Hyde Park to Hegeswich. The site also provides a Research Guides, which features links to fire insurance maps, county-wide genealogies, and more.

239

The University of Chicago Library Map Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed to serve the needs of the University of Chicago community and its many visiting scholars, the University of Chicago Map Collection contains approximately 420,000 maps, 10,000 air photos, and 2000 books. While only a small fraction of these materials can be found on this site, scholars and members of the general public will be delighted to learn that many maps that document the changes across the city of Chicago are available here. These digitized maps are primarily divided into chronological groupings, including "Chicago in the 1890s" and "Chicago 2000 Census Maps". Here, visitors can view maps of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, a map of the business center of the city from 1905, and a detailed map of the city that shows the land values for each square mile in 1873.

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Chicago area methyl parathion response.  

PubMed Central

The Illinois Department of Public Health participated in the Chicago, Illinois, area methyl parathion (MP) response with several other federal, state, and local government agencies beginning in April 1997. This response was initiated on evidence that hundreds of homes in the Chicago area were illegally treated for cockroaches with MP over a period of several years. Through applicator receipt books and information reported by property owners and tenants, 968 homes were identified as having been treated with MP. Upon implementation of a response plan developed by the Methyl Parathion Health Sciences Steering Committee, environmental sampling and urine monitoring were provided for eligible households. Environmental sampling was conducted in 903 homes, with MP detected above levels of concern in 596 residences. Residents of these homes were offered urine sampling to determine the extent of exposure to MP. Urine samples were collected and analyzed for p-nitrophenol in 1,913 individuals. Implementation of the protocol resulted in 550 residents being relocated during the remediation of 100 households.

McCann, Kenneth G; Moomey, C Michael; Runkle, Kenny D; Hryhorczuk, Daniel O; Clark, J Milton; Barr, Dana B

2002-01-01

241

21 CFR 808.71 - Massachusetts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Massachusetts medical device requirements are...following Massachusetts medical device requirements are preempted...it requires that the sales receipt contain a statement...State law requires a medical examination and a...

2013-04-01

242

Marine Traffic Data for the Port of Boston.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data was recorded on marine traffic in the Port of Boston and on VHF-FM marine communications channel usage in the Port of Boston during the period 13 to 20 September 1976. The marine traffic data was recorded by means of time lapse photography of the dis...

J. A. McIntosh J. J. Cherny D. E. Watson R. A. Silva

1977-01-01

243

Thinking through Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Can going to an art museum make elementary school students better learners? It can if they are participating in Thinking Through Art, an innovative partnership uniting the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Boston Public Schools (BPS), and Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), a nonprofit educational research group committed to improving…

Longhenry, Susan

2005-01-01

244

Deadly Serious: The Boston Marathon Tragedy and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, killing three and injuring more than 260. The pressure-cooker bombs sent shrapnel at leg-level, leading to amputations for 15 victims. An immediate concern was how to deal with the feelings of school children whose sense of safety was shattered by the blasts. As the city healed, Boston

Harney, John O.

2013-01-01

245

Solar Energy: The Chicago Connection  

SciTech Connect

Utilization of solar energy was significantly advanced with the invention of nonimaging solar concentrators. This has enabled practical uses of solar energy for such purposes as heating and cooling of buildings and power generation without the requirement for complicated tracking. What began as a method for efficiently collecting cerenkov light in high energy physics has become the means for producing from solar energy, high temperature for many societal applications as well as ultra-high temperature for research. This talk will describe the optical principles underlying the technology and illustrate with projects and laboratories from around the world. Examples will be drawn from a number of areas: cooling a commercial building in Sacramento, California, advanced collector development in China, NASA's plans for space propulsion by heating hydrogen, and from our own City of Chicago, a commitment to be a global leader in renewable energy production and manufacturing including solar power.

Roland Winston

2009-05-15

246

Chicago Transit Authority: Public Art  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has long had an ambitious public art program. This handy 62-page guidebook provides interested parties and tourists with a complete listing of these works. Not surprisingly, the works are arranged by elevated line and by stop. The guide starts with providing information about works on the Brown Line, which is a great place to begin. It's a real treat to start with Josh Garber's "Hope and Renewal" which is located at the Kimball stop at the end of the Brown Line in the Albany Park community. Also, baseball fans won't want to miss the artworks located close to the train stations at Wrigley Field and US Cellular Field. The guide also includes an artist index and information about the gorgeous works at CTA headquarters in the city's Near West Side neighborhood.

247

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is committed to providing a high-quality comprehensive plan for future growth and development in the Chicagoland region. It's a tall order, and this website provides great information about their long-term development plan, which is called GO 20 2040. In the About area, visitors can learn more about CMAP, its staff members, budget, and their annual reports. The primary section of the site is the GO TO 2040 area. Here visitors can read the complete full-length plan and also consider the much shorter plan that is meant for general audiences. The report contains sections such as A Pivotal Moment, Livable Communities, Human Capital, and Efficient Governance. The Multimedia section contains profiles of residents in the service area for this plan, along with information about how the plan might be adopted. Programs & Resources contains mission statements on various thematic programs, including transportation, energy, water policy, and a very thorough gallery of maps.

248

Chicago Operations Office: Technology summary  

SciTech Connect

This document has been prepared by the Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation (RDDT and E) activities funded through the Chicago Operations Office. Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US Industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. The information has been assembled from recently produced OTD documents which highlight technology development activities within each of the OTD program elements. OTD technologies addresses three specific problem areas: (1) groundwater and soils cleanup; (2) waste retrieval and processing; and (3) pollution prevention. These problems are not unique to DOE, but are associated with other Federal agency and industry sites as well. Thus, technical solutions developed within OTD programs will benefit DOE, and should have direct applications in outside markets.

Not Available

1994-12-01

249

Massachusetts Special Olympics Poly Hockey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poly Hockey is featured in this manual of instructions for coaches and teachers to use with mentally retarded boys and girls of all ages and ability levels. It is noted that the sport has been supported by the Board of Directors of the Special Olympics and has been used in Massachusetts for over 7 years. Explained is use of the game indoors, and…

Morrissey, Jim

250

Experimental Lobster Ranching in Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Artificial shelters were deployed in the shallow waters of Massachusetts Bay in an attempt to stabilize and increase lobster catches. Shelters constructed with concrete-filled tires proved to be well suited for small-scale ranching operations. Only two pe...

T. Hruby

1979-01-01

251

MASSACHUSETTS DEP EELGRASS VERIFIED POINTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Field verified points showing presence or absence of submerged rooted vascular plants along Massachusetts coastline. In addition to the photo interpreted eelgrass coverage (EELGRASS), this point coverage (EGRASVPT) was generated based on field-verified sites as well as all field...

252

Hydrogeology of Wetlands in Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Results of a study of the relationship of freshwater wetlands to hydrogeology throughout Massachusetts are presented. The distribution and character of wetlands which occupy about 327,000 acres or 6.5% of the state's land area are related to eight physiog...

R. W. Heeley

1973-01-01

253

Planning for emergency medical services in Boston.  

PubMed Central

The results of a survey of 10,200 visits to 11 Boston hospital emergency rooms during a 9-day period in March 1972 are presented. The survey was designed to provide data on emergency room use to permit more informed planning by public agencies concerned with improving areawide emergency medical services. The 11 institutions surveyed provided virtually all of the emergency medical services in the city of Boston. A majority are teaching hospitals affiliated with one or more of the three medical schools in the area. Of the 11 hospitals, 3 accounted for 60% of all emergency room visits. Survey data were extracted from emergency room log sheets and hospital medical records of individual patients. Information collected included the residence pattern of patients within the geographic area, the patient mix by degree of urgency based on presenting complaints, mode of transportation to the hospital, and age and sex of the patients. Only 15 percent of the 10,200 visits were true emergencies. Fifty-seven percent were classified as urgant and 28% nonurgent. The mix among the 11 hospitals ranged from 7 to 22 percent in the emergency category, and 11 to 61 percent in the nonurgent classification. Trauma accounted for 19 percent of all admissions, with 3 percent attributed to fractures and 4 percent to head injuries. Fifty-six percent of the emergency cases required the services of an internist or pediatrician, 38 percent a surgeon, and 1 percent an obstetrician. The highest utilization rate--27 per 1,000 population--was recorded for the under 5 age group. Although the 65 and older age group had the lowest utilization rate of 6 per 1,000, this group had the highest rate of visits classified as emergencies. Children under 5 accounted for the highest proportion of nonurgent visits. The survey revealed that 30 percent of all hospital admissions were from the emergency room. One in four emergency patients lived outside the city of Boston. A neighborhood health center and a hospital general practice unit reduced hospital emergency room workloads appreciably, even when they were open only during daytime hours. Eighty-eight percent of all patients arranged for their own transportation, usually by private automobile. Of those arriving by ambulance, only 35 percent were classified as emergencies. The survey data reinforce the conclusion that major planning efforts should be concentrated on the management of the nonemergency patient. The data also emphasize the need for a single agency to be responsible for overall planning for emergency medical services on an area wide basis.

Kleinman, J C; Tanner, M M; Soodalter, D L; Cutler, J A; Weiss, R J

1975-01-01

254

76 FR 11334 - Safety Zone; Soil Sampling; Chicago River, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the North Branch of the Chicago River near Chicago, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the North Branch of the Chicago River due to soil sampling in this area. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the soil sampling...

2011-03-02

255

1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SE. CHICAGO SKYWAY TOLL BRIDGE (HAER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SE. CHICAGO SKYWAY TOLL BRIDGE (HAER No. IL-145) IS TOWARD RIGHT OF FRAME; PITTSBURGH, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILWAY BRIDGE IS JUST LEFT OF GRAIN ELEVATOR; PAIR OF LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILWAY BRIDGES (HAER No. IL-161) ARE TOWARD LEFT OF FRAME. - Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway, Calumet River Bridge, Spanning Calumet River, east of Chicago Skyway (I-90), Chicago, Cook County, IL

256

Reliable Change on the Boston Naming Test  

PubMed Central

Serial assessments are commonplace in neuropsychological practice and used to document cognitive trajectory for many clinical conditions. However, true change scores may be distorted by measurement error, repeated exposure to the assessment instrument, or person variables. The present study provides reliable change indices (RCI) for the Boston Naming Test, derived from a sample of 844 cognitively normal adults aged 56 years and older. All participants were retested between 9 and 24 months after their baseline exam. Results showed that a 4-point decline during a 9–15 month retest period or a 6-point decline during a 16–24 month retest period represents reliable change. These cutoff values were further characterized as a function of a person’s age and family history of dementia. These findings may help clinicians and researchers to characterize with greater precision the temporal changes in confrontation naming ability.

Sachs, Bonnie C.; Lucas, John A.; Smith, Glenn E.; Ivnik, Robert J.; Petersen, Ronald C.; Graff-Radford, Neill R.; Pedraza, Otto

2013-01-01

257

Boston ACS Meeting, Chemical Education Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For those of us who had not been to Boston since the last ACS meeting it was surprising to see how vibrant the city was. The shops, restaurants, parks, and other attractions throughout the large inner city area made the meeting most enjoyable. Again, our banquet cruise of the harbor was blessed with excellent weather. The ship went out far enough so that we landlocked people could feel the waves. The entire program had a celebratory tone-two sessions marking the 70th birthday of Glenn Crosby, a memorial symposium celebrating the teaching innovations of Hubert Alyea, and the 75th anniversary of the Journal of Chemical Education (>p 1360). Content issues in upper division chemistry courses as well as general chemistry took up a large portion of the program. Some of the symposia are discussed in this article.

Wildeman, Thomas R.; Torre, Frank; Smist, Julianne

1998-11-01

258

Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Multimedia Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has been a leader in delivering a range of online content for over a decade. Their latest Multimedia Guide provides a nice complement to some of their existing materials, and visitors can preview these guides right here. On the site, visitors can preview the guides, which include titles such as "Remembering Artist Allan Crite" and "Colonial Silversmithing". The "MFA Fiesta Multimedia Guide" is a real highlight here, and it provides a tour of Latin American art, narrated by WBUR radio host JosÃÂéMassÃÂé. The tour can be used on an iPhone or other device, and it includes commentaries on a Mayan censer stand, Central American gold items, and the piece "Staccato" by Cesar Paternosto.

259

Chicago Flyby Along Lake Shore Drive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This scene shows Landsat Thematic Mapper data from the shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels of Chicago. The downtown area and Lakeshore Drive appears in the center of the downtown scene, with the Adler Planetarium in the foreground. The Chicago regional image shows the suburbs to the west and north of the city and includes OHare Airfield. The South Chicago image shows the southern portion of the city as well as the industrial area of Gary, Indiana. The bright red pixels are flame plumes from the steel mills along Lake Michigans edge. North is up in the regional image, and to the right in the downtown and South Chicago-Gary images in which the camera is facing west from above Lake Michigan.

Allen, Jesse; Williams, Darrel

1999-04-09

260

The Urban Scene--Part 1, Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Environmental Control policies and legislation in Chicago, Illinois concerning air, water, noise, solid waste management, urban life, and food protection. This article is the first of a series dealing with urban environmental health situations. (MA)

Marshall, Ida Frances; Duel, Ward

1978-01-01

261

75 FR 75145 - Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL; Safety Zone, Chicago...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA11, 1625-AA00 Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal...establishing both a safety zone and a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Chicago Sanitary...which does not overtly interfere with navigation in the canal. A demonstration...

2010-12-02

262

78 FR 42865 - Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor; Navy Pier Southeast; Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution...between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects...Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago,...

2013-07-18

263

78 FR 29680 - Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution...between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects...Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago,...

2013-05-21

264

76 FR 58108 - Safety Zone; Ryder Cup Captain's Duel Golf Shot, Chicago River, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Safety Zone; Ryder Cup Captain's Duel Golf Shot, Chicago River, Chicago, IL AGENCY...golfing event that will involve hitting golf balls from land onto a stationary barge...vessels from the hazards associated with golf balls being hit from land onto a...

2011-09-20

265

33 CFR 165.931 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...a safety zone: The waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor between the east end of the Chicago...designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to monitor this safety...vessel, the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated...

2012-07-01

266

33 CFR 165.931 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...a safety zone: The waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor between the east end of the Chicago...designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to monitor this safety...vessel, the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated...

2011-07-01

267

33 CFR 165.931 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...a safety zone: The waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor between the east end of the Chicago...designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to monitor this safety...vessel, the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated...

2010-07-01

268

75 FR 23209 - Safety Zone; Chicago Tall Ships Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Chicago Tall Ships Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL...from the hazards associated with the Tall Ships Fireworks. The Captain of the Port, Sector...Michigan, has determined that the Tall Ships Fireworks presents significant risks...

2010-05-03

269

77 FR 25595 - Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy...Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor at various times from May 20, 2012 through...may enter the safety zone without the permission...be enforced at various times between 9:00...

2012-05-01

270

77 FR 65820 - Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0199] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier...the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor at various times on November 24 and December 31...Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions...

2012-10-31

271

77 FR 55139 - Safety Zone; Chicago Red Bull Flugtag, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Chicago Red Bull Flugtag, Lake Michigan, Chicago...from a portion of Lake Michigan for the Red Bull Flugtag event. This temporary safety...until 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 2012 Red Bull North America will sponsor their...

2012-09-07

272

Loyola University Chicago: Digital Yearbooks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The story of Loyola University in Chicago can be told via its alumni, its campus, and of course, its many well-known academic programs. But what of the stories that can be found within the pages of the University's many yearbooks? Today such large volumes might seem a bit passe, but for decades they contained the stories, aspirations, and accomplishments of the student body. This digitization project, undertaken by the Loyola University Archives and the CARLI Book Digitization Program, contains several different types of class yearbooks. "The Loyolan" was the official yearbook of the university, "Towers" was the College of Commerce's yearbook, "Dentos" served as the yearbook of record for the School of Dentistry, and the School of Medicine broke form by changing its yearbook title from year to year. Visitors can scan through each document at their leisure, so it's fun to pick a random volume and just starting exploring. Finally, there are also some Miscellaneous Volumes, such as copies of the Loyola University Magazine from the years 1901 to 1921.

2012-09-14

273

34. Boston switch interlocking tower. Central Falls, Providence Co., RI. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

34. Boston switch interlocking tower. Central Falls, Providence Co., RI. Sec. 4116, mp 190.40. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between CT & MA state lines, Providence, Providence County, RI

274

Boston Area NEXRAD (Next Generation Weather Radar) Demonstration (BAND).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Boston Area NEXRAD Demonstration (BAND) was formulated to assess the operational utility of Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) algorithms and display products in three seasons of New England weather. BAND was a cooperative effort which utilized th...

D. E. Forsyth M. J. Istok T. D. O'Bannon K. M. Glover

1985-01-01

275

78 FR 28619 - Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council. The agenda includes a presentation by author John Galluzzo, ``Peddocks Island, As Seen from Pemberton Point'' and a park update. DATES: Date/Time: June 5,...

2013-05-15

276

Boston Police Department's Strategic Planning Process: Phase One, Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1995, the Boston Police Department undertook a broad-based strategic planning process intended to provide a decentralized approach to community policing in the neighborhoods. more than 400 representatives of neighborhoods and city-wide constituencies, ...

J. Balboni J. McDevitt M. Buerger M. Shrively S. Bennet

2000-01-01

277

Massachusetts General Hospital - Psychiatry Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Massachusetts General Hospital has organized a School of Psychiatry web site with a wealth of resources. The site is divided into three sections; Parents, Educators and Clinicians. The Educator section provides many useful resources from basic health information and disorder background to helping educators cope with teaching students with mental health issues in the classroom. This site will be a valuable resource for both educators and students in the field of Mental Health.

2007-07-02

278

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries website provides health advisories and closures related to seafood consumption and recreational fishing. Links are provided to the Division's programs and projects, including shellfish sanitation and management, and shellfish closures. Maps and notices regarding closures related to paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) are posted with each health notice, as well as a link to general information regarding PSP and the state's PSP monitoring program.

2010-02-12

279

Modeling the tides of Massachusetts and Cape Cod bays  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A time-dependent, three-dimensional numerical modeling study of the tides of Massachusetts and Cape Code Bays, motivated by construction of a new sewage treatment plant and ocean outfall for the city of Boston, has been undertaken by the authors. The numerical model being used is a hybrid version of the Blumberg and Mellor ECOM3D model, modified to include a semi-implicit time-stepping scheme and transport of a non-reactive dissolved constituent. Tides in the bays are dominated by the semi-diurnal frequencies, in particular by the M2 tide, due to the resonance of these frequencies in the Gulf of Maine. The numerical model reproduces, well, measured tidal ellipses in unstratified wintertime conditions. Stratified conditions present more of a problem because tidal-frequency internal wave generation and propagation significantly complicates the structure of the resulting tidal field. Nonetheless, the numerical model reproduces qualitative aspects of the stratified tidal flow that are consistent with observations in the bays.

Jenter, H. L.; Signell, R. P.; Blumberg, A. F.

1993-01-01

280

Design considerations: Upgrading Boston Gas odorant stations  

SciTech Connect

Boston Gas Company (BGC) has progressed beyond the half-way point on a four-year program to upgrade its odorant injection systems. An experienced odorization team from BGC`s Gas Supply and Production Department set out to redesign odorant storage, piping and injection system operation and to research the availability of improved odorization equipment. Research included investigating odorization practices of other gas companies and new technologies offered by odorization equipment manufacturers. The NJEX system and other innovations used in BGC`s odorization operation have proven effective since their inception. The system has provided reliable metering, consistent injection rates and accurate data storage. The controller has greatly simplified programming, troubleshooting and system monitoring. Innovations such as back welded fittings, Viton O-ring seal fittings, diaphragm valves, and complete combustion flares have provided reliable odor-free operation, filling and maintenance. The system`s simple mechanical layout, the user`s manual, and closed loop purging and priming have lowered the learning curve for operating personnel, and reduce man hours for maintenance and troubleshooting.

Flynn, E. [Boston Gas Co., MA (United States)

1995-05-01

281

Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Chicago  

SciTech Connect

The Chicago area coalition marks its five-year anniversary in 1999 as a member of the Clean Cities Program. Their progress in the last five years has been remarkable as they advance the alternative fuel and vehicle markets, increase coalition membership, help support new alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) legislation, and educate fleet managers. The coalition boasts more than 90 stakeholders, including industry, government, environmental and academic organizations, and membership continues to grow. Thanks to dedicated coalition members' efforts, a variety of AFVs can be seen on Chicago's streets, including transit and school buses, taxicabs, sedans, vans, and trucks.

ICF Kaiser.

1999-05-19

282

Deposition of Contaminated Sediments in Boston Harbor Studied Using Fluorescent Dye and Particle Tracers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The residence time of water and suspended particles in Fort Point Channel, a sub-region of Boston Harbor containing a major combined sewer overflow and highly contaminated sediment, was determined during three field surveys by measuring the disappearance of fluorescent tracers from the water column. Flushing by advective movement was quantified using Rhodamine WT dye, a dissolved tracer which has negligible interaction with suspended sediment. The fate of suspended particles was inferred from measured concentrations of fluorescent pigment particles which were initially well mixed with Rhodamine dye and which have a size range and settling velocity comparable to the sewage particles of interest. Dye and particle concentrations were measured by fluorescent spectroscopy of water samples obtained throughout the channel over a week following tracer introduction. Dye measurements indicate that channel water is replaced on a scale of 1-2·7 days, depending on tidal amplitude and phase during tracer release, and the magnitude of freshwater inflow. Ratios of normalized particle concentration to dye concentration suggest effective deposition velocities of 1·5-3·3 m day -1; this is an order of magnitude faster than observed in laboratory settling columns suggesting that removal of suspended tracer particles from Fort Point Channel during our surveys may have been the result of scavenging by a bottom ' fluff ' layer. This finding is consistent with our previous observation of particle deposition in Salem Sound, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and in controlled laboratory studies of particle aggregation at the sediment-water interface.

Adams, E. E.; Stolzenbach, K. D.; Lee, J.-J.; Caroli, J.; Funk, D.

1998-03-01

283

75 FR 34369 - Safety Zones; City of Chicago's July 4th Celebration Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...July 4th Celebration Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL AGENCY: Coast...two temporary safety zones on Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois. These...restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan due to multiple firework...

2010-06-17

284

The Chicago–East Coast Corridor: Changing Intermodal Patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Chicago–East Coast Corridor is a network of highways and railroad tracks connecting Chicago to cities on the East Coast. Cargos flow through it in both directions—Asian cargos flow from West Coast ports through Chicago for eastward delivery, and cargos from India and Europe flow from East Coast seaports to Chicago and beyond for westward delivery. This heavily used Corridor

Bradley Hull

2012-01-01

285

Turning around Low-Performing Schools in Chicago. Summary Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered to examine five different models initiated by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 36 schools. CPS was an early adopter of dramatic intervention strategies in low-performing schools, and the reforms in this study were implemented…

de la Torre, Marisa; Allensworth, Elaine; Jagesic, Sanja; Sebastian, James; Salmonowicz, Michael; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean

2012-01-01

286

Anchors of the Community: Community Schools in Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chicago Public Schools, in partnership with the greater Chicago community, is implementing the largest-scale community school initiative in the nation. The establishment of Local School Councils (LSCs) and the creation of small schools, charter schools, and other alternative educational settings have propelled Chicago into the national spotlight.…

Swanson, Elizabeth F.

2005-01-01

287

12. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

12. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society LOBBY LOOKING TOWARD BALCONY Permission to reproduce is given providing the following appears on the same page with the reproduction: Courtesy Chicago Historical Society - Rookery Building, 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

288

10. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

10. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society EXTERIOR FROM NORTHEAST IN THE LATE 1880's Permission to reproduce is given providing the following appears on the same page with the reproduction: Courtesy Chicago Historical Society - Rookery Building, 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

289

11. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

11. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society The 'Rookery' Lobby, copyright by S. L. Stein Publishing Co., c. 1893. Permission to reproduce is given providing the following appears on the same page with the reproduction: Courtesy Chicago Historical Society - Rookery Building, 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

290

9. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

9. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy Chicago Historical Society 'Office Building, Being Erected by the Central Safety Deposit Company,' Published in The Inland Architect and Builder, Vol. VII No. 9 Permission to reproduce is given providing the following appears on the same page with the reproduction: Courtesy Chicago Historical Society - Rookery Building, 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Cook County, IL

291

Mapping Work-Related Education System for Youths in Chicago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report surveys the vocational education system, work experience programs, and job training programs for youths in Chicago. The report is organized in five sections. It begins with a brief review of the socioeconomic context that affects youth employment in the city of Chicago. Section 2 examines vocational training in the Chicago public…

Wong, Kenneth K.

292

Bringing Chinese Immersion to Western Massachusetts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS), a regional public charter school in western Massachusetts, which opened in 2007 and the only Chinese immersion school in New England. The school draws students from over twenty-five towns and cities in a predominantly rural area of Massachusetts that includes the…

Wang, Kathleen

2009-01-01

293

Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: Massachusetts, 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Massachusetts for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Massachusetts showed across-the-board gains--improvements in both reading and math at the basic, proficient and advanced levels for all racial/ethnic subgroups, low…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

294

Latino Students and the Massachusetts Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents basic data about Latino students in the public schools of Massachusetts. Recent population data on Latino youth and public school enrollment are presented, highlighting the areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where Latinos are densely concentrated. The report then considers the achievement of Latino students in the…

Uriarte, Miren; Chavez, Lisa

295

Linguicism and Racism in Massachusetts Education Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper presents a frame analysis of Massachusetts state policy regarding the education of multilingual learners and their teachers through the lens of critical race theory (CRT). My analysis suggests that even though current policy in Massachusetts is framed in terms of the overarching goals of educational quality and equality, in reality it…

Viesca, Kara Mitchell

2013-01-01

296

Parent Education in Chicago: A Program of the City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Parent Education Program was initiated in Chicago in fall 1981 to promote parental interest and involvement in their own and their children's education. The program's rationale, which is supported by studies of parent behavior and child development, is that involved parents will have a positive impact on their children's educational and personal…

Crocheron, Crystal J.; And Others

297

75 FR 22330 - Safety Zone; City of Chicago's July 4th Celebration Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Chicago's July 4th Celebration Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL AGENCY: Coast...proposes to establish a safety zone on Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois. This...intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan due to multiple firework...

2010-04-28

298

Characterizing a December 2005 density current event in the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During the winter months, the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois is subject to bi-directional flows, and density currents are thought to be responsible for these flow variations. This paper presents detailed field measurements using three acoustic Doppler current profiler instruments and simultaneous water-quality measurements made during December 2005. Observations indicate that the formation of density currents within the Chicago River and density differences are mostly due to salinity differences between the North Branch and the main stem of the Chicago River, whereas temperature difference does not appreciably affect the creation of density currents. Sources of higher water temperature, conductivity, and salinity values should be addressed in future studies. ?? 2007 ASCE.

Garcia, C. M.; Jackson, P. R.; Oberg, K. A.; Johnson, K. K.; Garcia, M. H.

2007-01-01

299

Chicago’s Shifting Attitude Toward Concentrations of Business Power (1934–1962)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The postwar Chicago School is commonly associated with a pro-corporate standpoint because of its position toward antitrust law and business monopoly. For example, starting in the 1950s, Aaron Director—who is often considered the father of Chicago law and economics—and his students, such as John McGee, defended the practices of the Standard Oil Company, arguing that the Supreme Court’s holding against

Robert Van Horn

2011-01-01

300

Chicago School Reform and the Production Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The passage of the Chicago (Illinois) School Reform Act introduced a model of schools called the production model. This model defines the structures of the school by its inputs, throughputs (or production process), and outputs. The production model produces quantitative reports describing the fiscal condition and the quality of output, thus…

Valente, Michael E.

301

University of Illinois, Chicago (Multicenter Sites)  

Cancer.gov

The purpose of this study is to see if a soy protein, genistein, taken daily for up to two years can delay the onset of prostate cancer in men at high risk of recurrence. The study is being conducted under the auspices of the University of Illinois, Chicago. The study is now open to accrual.

302

CRCHD PNP Project: Chicago Cancer Navigation Project  

Cancer.gov

The Chicago Cancer Navigation Project will conduct a concerted intervention and evaluation of a patient navigation team consisting of a nurse, social worker, and lay navigator at a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility and five Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinics. Navigation will be provided to eligible patients with prostate, colorectal, breast or cervix abnormalities.

303

Argonne nuclear pioneers: Chicago Pile 1  

ScienceCinema

On December 2, 1942, 49 scientists, led by Enrico Fermi, made history when Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) went critical and produced the world's first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction. Seventy years later, two of the last surviving CP-1 pioneers, Harold Agnew and Warren Nyer, recall that historic day.

304

School Restructuring, Chicago Style: A Midway Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chicago School Reform, adopted in December 1988, requires the school system to raise its student achievement levels to national norms in 5 years; to reallocate the system's resources away from the administration and toward schools, particularly those with high enrollments of economically disadvantaged students; and to establish Local School…

Hess, G. Alfred, Jr.

305

Telecommunications: Electronic Tools for Chicago School Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the feasibility and advisability of using telecommunications in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system to support school reform that has been mandated by recent legislation. Survey research yielded information on the current status of staff development and Local School Council (LSC) training, and provided the basis for…

Walker, Beverly J.; And Others

306

Chicago's TARP Solves Problems in Big Way.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the third, concluding, part of an article on the Greater Chicago Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP). It focuses on the hydrologic and hydraulic studies which controlled the sizing of tunnels, storage reservoirs and pumping stations, and on the resulting pumping station and reservoir. (BB)

Dalton, Frank E.; La Russo, Ramon S.

1979-01-01

307

Argonne nuclear pioneers: Chicago Pile 1  

ScienceCinema

On December 2, 1942, 49 scientists, led by Enrico Fermi, made history when Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) went critical and produced the world's first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction. Seventy years later, two of the last surviving CP-1 pioneers, Harold Agnew and Warren Nyer, recall that historic day.

Agnew, Harold; Nyer, Warren

2013-04-19

308

Making Global Connections in a Chicago Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development at Bowen High School (Chicago, IL) of firsthand experiences to create connections for students between their local and global worlds. Outlines the course, explains specific projects, and discusses links between the classroom and community. Includes a list of helpful teaching resources. (DSK)

Anderson, Charlotte C.; Brumbaugh, Steven; Drankwalter, Erin; Hemmer, Scott; Myers, Michael; Podkul, Joann

1998-01-01

309

Argonne nuclear pioneers: Chicago Pile 1  

SciTech Connect

On December 2, 1942, 49 scientists, led by Enrico Fermi, made history when Chicago Pile 1 (CP-1) went critical and produced the world's first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction. Seventy years later, two of the last surviving CP-1 pioneers, Harold Agnew and Warren Nyer, recall that historic day.

Agnew, Harold; Nyer, Warren

2012-01-01

310

78 FR 67028 - Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...required around the Hull Youth Football Carnival Fireworks, the Boston Harbor Triathlon...118 as (6.5) Hull Youth Football Carnival Fireworks, (8.8) The Boston...Sharkfest Swim. The Hull Youth Football Carnival Fireworks safety zone will consist...

2013-11-08

311

The Stories Buildings Tell: Interpreting Events in Pre-Revolutionary Boston along the Freedom Trail.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews methods for interpreting cultural history in a park setting. Discusses programs used by the National Park Service along the Freedom Trail in old Boston and other programs conducted at the Boston National Historical Park. (LZ)

Brue, Sandy; Vaughan, Terrence

1995-01-01

312

75 FR 77693 - Noise Exposure Map Notice; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport...its determination that the noise exposure maps for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport...FAA's determination on the noise exposure maps is December 3, 2010. FOR FURTHER...

2010-12-13

313

33 CFR 165.113 - Security Zone: Dignitary arrival/departure Logan International Airport, Boston, MA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...arrival/departure Logan International Airport, Boston, MA. 165.113 Section...arrival/departure Logan International Airport, Boston, MA. (a) Location...or departing from, Logan International Airport and as determined by the transit...

2013-07-01

314

78 FR 41497 - Boston and Maine Corporation and Springfield Terminal Railroad Company-Petition for Declaratory...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Board [Docket No. FD 35749] Boston and Maine Corporation and Springfield Terminal Railroad Company--Petition for Declaratory Order The Boston and Maine Corporation and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (collectively, Pan Am), filed...

2013-07-10

315

76 FR 3654 - Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...at New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Harborside Learning Lab, Boston, MA. The agenda will include: A presentation by Phillip...New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Harborside Learning Lab, Boston, MA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:...

2011-01-20

316

Research on Crustal Tilts in the Greater Boston Area.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Measurements from a tripartite borehole tiltmeter array in Bedford, Massachusetts indicate a high degree of intra-instrument consistency in amplitude and phase. The observed tides agree within 30% in amplitude and 3 degree orientation with those predicted...

B. D. Peatie P. C. Dunn R. K. McConnell

1973-01-01

317

MASSACHUSETTS BAYS 1996 COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

The Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP) was launched 1988 to actively address the mounting environmental threats to the health of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays (the Massachusetts Bays). Initial funding of $1.6 million from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust was the result of se...

318

Highlights from the 2003 Massachusetts State Assessment of Adult Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes key findings from the 2003 Massachusetts State Assessment of Adult Literacy (SAAL). Administered in Massachusetts in 2003 and early 2004, the assessment measures the prose, document, and quantitative literacy of Massachusetts's adults. The Massachusetts SAAL was conducted in conjunction with the National Assessment of Adult…

Baer, Justin D.; Hsu, Yung-chen

2006-01-01

319

How Are Boston Pilot School Students Faring? "Student Demographics, Engagement, and Performance," 1998-2003  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the efficacy of the Boston Pilot Schools, a model of urban schools created in 1994 to promote innovation and increased choice options within the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Unlike most urban public schools, the Boston Pilot Schools have control over budget, staffing, curriculum, governance, and time, all critical conditions…

Tung, Rosann; Ouimette, Monique; Feldman, Jay

2004-01-01

320

The Governor's Conference on Community Programming for Developmentally Disabled Persons Held at Boston, Massachusetts on May 4, 1974 and Amherst, Massachusetts on April 20, 1974.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Governor's Conference was convened to give the consumers of service for developmentally disabled persons an opportunity to tell state government what they saw as the needs and problems inherent in developing high quality, comprehensive, and responsive...

1974-01-01

321

Achieve Boston: A Citywide Innovation in Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several years ago intermediaries in Boston were challenged to build a continuum of training around a shared set of competencies for those who work with young people ages five to twenty-two during the out-of-school-time hours. After receiving a few small planning grants, local intermediaries teamed up with large youth-serving organizations to…

Barbosa, Moacir; Gannett, Ellen S.; Goldman, Jude; Wechsler, Samantha; Noam, Gil G.

2004-01-01

322

Progress and Promise: Results from the Boston Pilot Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New research conducted by Boston's Center for Collaborative Education documents significant achievement by students who attend the city's Pilot Schools. Pilot School students are performing better than the district averages across every indicator of student engagement and performance, including the statewide standardized assessment (MCAS). In…

Tung, Rosann; Ouimette, Monique; Rugen, Leah

2006-01-01

323

Boston Community Information System User's Manual (Version 8.17).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Boston Community Information System turns your computer into a personal information assistant that monitors the news as it happens. This experiment, CommInS, tests a new way of distributing world news as it happens and features from the New York Times...

D. A. Segal D. K. Gifford J. M. Lucassen J. B. Henderson S. T. Berlin

1987-01-01

324

Proposed Student Assignment Plan. Boston Public Schools. December, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proposed Controlled Choice Student Assignment Plan for the Boston Public Schools guarantees equitable school desegregation by allowing parents and students to make multiple school selections by their own rank-order of preference that will be used to allocate school space in a racially proportional manner. The plan enhances the quality of…

Willie, Charles V.; Alves, Michael J.

325

Confrontation as moral drama: The Boston massacre in rhetorical perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rhetoric of the American Revolution can offer insights not only into the function of persuasion in that monumental social movement, but also into the function of confrontation within agitational movements. The Boston Massacre, like later confrontations in the civil rights movement, the student power movement, and the anti?war movement, had a persuasive impact far out of proportion to the

Kurt W. Ritter

1977-01-01

326

33 CFR 110.30 - Boston Harbor, Mass.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...from the stack of the old power plant of the Boston Elevated Railway on Freeport Street in Dorchester; westerly of a line bearing...line bearing 264°30Ⲡfrom the southwesterly corner of the American Agricultural Chemical Company's wharf (Bradley's...

2013-07-01

327

Use of modified Boston brace for back injuries in athletes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Boston Brace System was developed to attain functional realignment of the scoliotic spine. This system uses prefabri cated thermoplastic pelvic modules which can be rapidly fitted to an individual patient. These modules are available in 20 sizes and designed with a forward flexion of 30° on the anterior margin and 15° on the posterior surface. The resultant antilor dotic

Lyle J. Micheli; John E. Hall; M. E. Miller

1980-01-01

328

Boston Desegregation: The First Term, 1974-75 School Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since February 1974, the Freedom House Institute on Schools and Education has been attempting to chip away at the walls that divide people from their educational opportunities, by providing the information which they must have in order to deal effectively with the Boston Public School System and related educational resources. This brochure is an…

Freedom House Inst. on Schools and Education, Roxbury, MA.

329

76 FR 56853 - Massachusetts Disaster #MA-00040  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (FEMA-4028-DR), dated 09/03/2011. Incident: Tropical Storm Irene. Incident Period: 08/27/2011 through...

2011-09-14

330

Survey of Massachusetts Public Library Users, 1977.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Twenty per cent of 8400 questionnaires distributed in 1977 to a representative sampling of public libraries throughout Massachusetts were returned and analyzed. Those returned were entirely representative of the state's population and of the size of libra...

J. W. Estes

1978-01-01

331

Homicide in Chicago: 1870-1930  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As a study in contrasts, Chicago is an example of the great achievements and shortcomings of the United States, and to be sure the city has seen a great deal of violence over its one-hundred and fifty years of existence. The city has been poured over by scholars, drawing on some of its truly fascinating archives, including such sources as the Chicago Police Department Homicide Record. This multi-media account of the phenomenon of homicide in the city from the years 1870 to 1930 was developed by Leigh Bienen, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Northwestern University, who was working with the city's homicide record for this period, along with countless other source materials. On the site, visitors can download or browse the contents of this amazing database, read about the legendary crimes during this period in great detail, view interviews with scholars and historians, and read a host of publications that draw on this breadth of data.

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City of Chicago: Cultural Affairs & Special Events  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The city of Chicago has a vast array of cultural programming that goes on under the direction of its Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE). For those interested in public art, music concerts for children, or light opera presentations, DCASE can provide a plethora of information. On this site, visitors can look over the Featured Services and Programs for an interactive calendar of events. Minutes from the Cultural Advisory Council meetings and working plans for new initiatives can be found in the Supporting Information area, a great find for those interested in governance and public policy. The site also has information about grants offered by the city of Chicago for the arts, job opportunities, and an e-newsletter archive. Visitors can also follow DCASE on a range of social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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Chicago hot-dog stand controversy continues as activists get involved in the debate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Burger Billionaires and Felony Frankshttp://www.examiner.com/x-5940-SF-Restaurant-Business-Examiner~y2009m10d13-Burger-Billionaires-and-Felony-FranksPrison Puns Annoy Neighbors of Felony Frankshttp://www.wbur.org/news/npr/113742195Vienna Beef: History of the Chicago Hot Doghttp://www.viennabeef.com/culture/chgodoghistory.aspNational Hot Dog & Sausage Council [Quick Time]http://www.hot-dog.org/How To Make Chicago Hot Dogshttp://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-chicago-hot-dogs-2A tempest in a seeded bun has been brewing in Chicago's West Side for the past few months, and the fray now includes a Catholic priest, hot-dog fans, and a local alderman. The controversy is regarding "Felony Franks", a compact hot-dog stand run by one James Andrews. Mr. Andrews believes that people deserve a second chance and that providing felons with stable jobs is a way to prevent homelessness. Andrews is known in Chicagoland for employing ex-convicts at his primary business, which is a paper goods supply company. His new venture, Felony Franks, features items like the Misdemeanor Weiner and the Chain Gang Chili Dog, and it also employs persons with a criminal record. It's also worth mentioning that the stand's slogan is, "Food so good it's criminal." While some neighborhood residents are glad to see any new business open up in the somewhat distressed community, others see the stand's image as patently offensive and at a community meeting, activist and Catholic priest Rev. Michael Pfleger referred to Andrews as "a pimp". But not everyone agrees with Father Pfleger, as former felon and Felony Franks employee Kevin Jones commented, "Working here allows me to provide for myself and my family." Andrews remains steadfast in his business operations, and he has mentioned that he has already received over 1000 job applications from former felons. The first link will take visitors to a timely news article on this encased meat controversy from the Wall Street Journal. The second link leads to a piece from this Tuesday's Examiner, by John Foley. In the piece, Foley suggests that Andrews should be "commended for a job well done." Moving on, the third link leads to an audio report from WBUR in Boston on the imbroglio. The fourth link leads to a concise history of the legendary Chicago hot dog, complete with information on how to construct a model dog in true Windy City fashion. The fifth link leads to the homepage of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. Here visitors can view some hot dog statistics, and listen to a performance of "Hot Dog City" by the group Buster's Dream. Finally, visitors will want to check out the sixth link, as it features a video primer on how to make a Chicago-style hot dog.

Grinnell, Max

2009-10-16

334

Sur les traces de l'heritage francais en Nouvelle-Angleterre: Boston (Tracing French Heritage in New England: Boston).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet highlights some of the more important elements of the French heritage in the Boston area, particularly during the Revolutionary period and the time of the establishment of many institutions of American life in New England. It is intended for secondary school students in a bilingual education setting who have at least an "intermediate…

Quintal, Claire

335

Time-Series Photographs of the Sea Floor in Western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Time-series photographs of the sea floor were obtained from an instrumented tripod deployed in western Massachusetts Bay at LT-A (42? 22.6' N, 70? 47.0' W; 32 m water depth; fig. 1) from December 1989 through September 2005. The photographs provide time-series observations of physical changes of the sea floor, near-bottom water turbidity, and life on the sea floor. Two reports present these photographs in digital form (table 1) and chronological order. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265 (Butman and others, 2008a) contains the photographs obtained from December 1989 to October 1996. This report, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266 (Butman and others, 2008b), contains photographs obtained from October 1996 through September 2005. The photographs are published in separate reports because the data files are too large for distribution on a single DVD. This report also contains photographs that were published previously in an uncompressed format (Butman and others 2004a, b, and c; table 1); they have been compressed and included in this publication so that all of the photographs are available in the same format. The photographs, obtained every 4 or every 6 hours, are presented as individual photographs (in .png format, each accessible through a page of thumbnails) and as a movie (in .avi format). The time-series photographs taken at LT-A were collected as part of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study to understand the transport and fate of sediments and associated contaminants in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay (Bothner and Butman, 2007). This long-term study was carried out by the USGS in partnership with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) (http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/) and with logistical support from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Long-term oceanographic observations help to identify the processes causing bottom sediment resuspension and transport and provide data for developing and testing numerical models. The observations document seasonal and interannual changes in currents, hydrography, suspended-matter concentration, and the importance of infrequent catastrophic events, such as major storms, in sediment resuspension and transport. LT-A is approximately 1 km south of the ocean outfall that began discharging treated sewage effluent from the Boston metropolitan area into Massachusetts Bay in September 2000. See Butman and others (2004d) and Butman and others (2007a) for a description of the oceanographic measurements at LT-A. See Butman and others (2007c) and Warner and others (2008) for discussion of sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay.

Butman, Bradford; Dalyander, P. Soupy; Bothner, Michael H.; Lange, William N.

2008-01-01

336

Progress in Semiconductor Materials for Optoelectronic Applications Symposium held in Boston, Massachusetts on November 26-29, 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

InGaAsP/InP multiple quantum wells have been prepared by Impurity- Free Vacancy Disordering (IFVD). The luminescent characteristics was investigated using photoluminescence (PL) and photoreflectance (PR), from which the band gap blue shift was observed. S...

D. J. Friedman D. K. Johnstone E. D. Jones K. D. Choquette O. Manasreh

2002-01-01

337

Proceedings of the International Congress on Pharmacy Education (2nd, Boston, Massachusetts, July 17-20, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Pharmacy Education, which address the entire pharmacy curriculum, are presented. Contents are as follows: "Educating for the Pharmaceutical Industry," J.N. Banerjee; "Overview on Pharmaceuticals for Developing Countries," Leighton E. Cluff; "Pharmacy and the Third World," Patrick F. D'Arcy; "The…

Suntrup, Noreen L., Ed.

338

Health Care Reform: America's Dilemma. Report on the National Meeting (Boston, Massachusetts, November 28-29, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Health care reform's direct effect on higher education and labor is the subject of this conference report. Individual, panel, and interactive work group presentations addressing the values and options on health care issues are included. Following an introduction, three papers discuss the U.S. health care system: (1) "National Health Care Reform:…

Labor/Higher Education Council, Washington, DC.

339

Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 92-0382-2450, Social Security Administration Teleservice Centers, Boston, Massachusetts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In response to a request from the National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals, an investigation was undertaken of musculoskeletal disorders and job stress at the Social Security Administration Teleservice Centers (SIC-9441) ...

E. J. Hoekstra J. Hurrell N. G. Swanson

1994-01-01

340

75 FR 64393 - Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Chicago Executive Airport, Prospect Heights and...  

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...Compatibility Program for Chicago Executive Airport, Prospect Heights and Wheeling, IL AGENCY...NCP) submitted by the Chicago Executive Airport Board of Directors for Chicago Executive Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C....

2010-10-19

341

76 FR 34145 - Safety Zone, Barrier Testing Operations, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL  

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...Testing Operations, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL AGENCY: Coast...safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Romeoville, IL. This...Testing Operations, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL. (a)...

2011-06-13

342

76 FR 51094 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...  

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...Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated...August 8, 2011, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated...their discretion with respect to breaking erroneous trades.\\8\\ The...NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., Chicago Board Options Exchange,...

2011-08-17

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Management of persistent pain in older adults: the MOBILIZE Boston Study  

PubMed Central

Objectives To describe the prevalence of pharmacological (PS) and nonpharmacological (NPS) pain management approaches used by older adults with persistent pain, and identify characteristics associated with use of these approaches. Design Population-based cohort Setting Urban and suburban communities in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Participants 765 adults aged ?64 years underwent a home interview and clinic exam. Those reporting any persistent pain were included in this analysis (N=599). Measurements All prescription and non-prescription medications were recorded during the home interview. NPS for pain management were assessed using a modification of the Pain Management Inventory. The baseline assessment included extensive measures of pain, health and functioning. Results More than one third (37.5%) of participants reported using both PS and NPS modalities. Thirty-one percent reported use of NPS alone and 11.5% used PS alone. NPS were reported more frequently than PS (68.4% vs. 49%). Women (odds ratio (OR)=2.2, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.26-3.82), those with knee OA (OR=3.07, 95%CI 1.6,- 5.9) and with moderate to severe pain (OR=5.02, CI-2.23,11.28) were more likely to report combined use of both PS and NPS. Characteristics associated with individual NPS modalities varied greatly. Conclusion Only one-third of older adults with persistent pain reported pain management strategies consistent with current guidelines. Further research is required to understand reasons behind choices, barriers to adherence and the benefits of multiple modalities used by older adults who have persistent pain.

Stewart, Carrie; Leveille, Suzanne G.; Shmerling, Robert H.; Samelson, Elizabeth J.; Bean, Jonathan F.; Schofield, Pat

2012-01-01

344

Characterization of indoor particle sources: A study conducted in the metropolitan Boston area.  

PubMed Central

An intensive particle monitoring study was conducted in homes in the Boston, Massachusetts, area during the winter and summer of 1996 in an effort to characterize sources of indoor particles. As part of this study, continuous particle size and mass concentration data were collected in four single-family homes, with each home monitored for one or two 6-day periods. Additionally, housing activity and air exchange rate data were collected. Cooking, cleaning, and the movement of people were identified as the most important indoor particle sources in these homes. These sources contributed significantly both to indoor concentrations (indoor-outdoor ratios varied between 2 and 33) and to altered indoor particle size distributions. Cooking, including broiling/baking, toasting, and barbecuing contributed primarily to particulate matter with physical diameters between 0.02 and 0.5 microm [PM((0.02-0.5))], with volume median diameters of between 0.13 and 0.25 microm. Sources of particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters between 0.7 and 10 microm [PM((0.7-10))] included sautéing, cleaning (vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping), and movement of people, with volume median diameters of between 3 and 4.3 microm. Frying was associated with particles from both PM((0.02-0.5)) and PM((0.7-10)). Air exchange rates ranged between 0.12 and 24.3 exchanges/hr and had significant impact on indoor particle levels and size distributions. Low air exchange rates (< 1 exchange/hr) resulted in longer air residence times and more time for particle concentrations from indoor sources to increase. When air exchange rates were higher (> 1 exchange/hr), the impact of indoor sources was less pronounced, as indoor particle concentrations tracked outdoor levels more closely. Images Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9 Figure 10 Figure 11 Figure 12 Figure 13 Figure 14

Abt, E; Suh, H H; Allen, G; Koutrakis, P

2000-01-01

345

33 CFR 165.930 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago...and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal,...

2011-07-01

346

33 CFR 165.930 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago...and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal,...

2012-07-01

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Implementation of the Boston University Space Physics Acquisition Center  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The tasks carried out during this grant achieved the goals as set forth in the initial proposal. The Boston University Space Physics Acquisition CEnter (BUSPACE) now provides World Wide Web access to data from a large suite of both space-based and ground-based instruments, archived from different missions, experiments, or campaigns in which researchers associated with the Center for Space Physics (CSP) at Boston University have been involved. These archival data sets are in digital form and are valuable for retrospective data analysis studies of magnetospheric as well as ionospheric, thermospheric, and mesospheric physics. We have leveraged our grass-roots effort with the NASA seed money to establish dedicated hardware (computer and hard disk augmentation) and student support to grow and maintain the system. This leveraging of effort now permits easy access by the space physics community to many underutilized, yet important data sets, one example being that of the SCATHA satellite.

Spence, Harlan E.

1998-01-01

348

An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP) after Four Years. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began piloting its version of a schoolwide reform model called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP). Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and take on increased responsibilities through promotion (to mentor…

Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison

2012-01-01

349

A Study of Chicago New Teacher Center Induction Coaching in Chicago Public Schools: 2009-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To support new teachers during the challenging transition to the profession, schools and districts across the country often establish induction supports such as professional development, mentorship, and coaching. This report describes the findings of a research study designed to examine how the Chicago implementation of the New Teacher Center…

Lesnick, Joy; Jiang, Jennie; Sporte, Susan E.; Sartain, Lauren; Hart, Holly

2010-01-01

350

33 CFR 165.933 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...a safety zone: The waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor between the east end of Navy Pier...designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to monitor this safety...Coast Guard Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated...

2012-07-01

351

33 CFR 165.933 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...a safety zone: The waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor between the east end of Navy Pier...designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to monitor this safety...Coast Guard Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated...

2011-07-01

352

33 CFR 165.933 - Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...a safety zone: The waters of Lake Michigan within Chicago Harbor between the east end of Navy Pier...designated by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan to monitor this safety...Coast Guard Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated...

2010-07-01

353

What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "An Evaluation of the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP)"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study examined the academic achievement of more than 7,600 students in grades 4-8 from 34 schools in the…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2012

2012-01-01

354

Do Accountability Policy Sanctions Influence Teacher Motivation? Lessons From Chicago’s Low-Performing Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The federal No Child Left Behind Act and previous performance-based accountability policies are based on a theoretical assumption that sanctions will motivate school staff to perform at higher levels and focus attention on student outcomes. Using data from Chicago, this article draws on expectancy and incentive theories to examine whether motivation levels changed as a result of accountability policies and

Kara S. Finnigan; Betheny Gross

2007-01-01

355

Retention Of The Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1: Multicenter Study Results  

PubMed Central

Objective To report the retention rate of the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1 and to identify risk factors for keratoprosthesis loss. Design Cohort study. Participants 300 eyes of 300 patients who underwent implantation of a Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I device between January 2003 and July 2008 by one of 19 surgeons at 18 medical centers. Methods Forms reporting preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative parameters were prospectively collected and subsequently analyzed at a central data collection site. Main Outcome Measures Keratoprosthesis retention. Results A total cumulative number of 422 life years of device implantation are included in this analysis. The average duration of follow up was 17.1 ± 14.8 months with a range of one week to over 6.1 years. 93% of the 300 Boston Keratoprosthesis implanted were retained at their last follow up, corresponding to a retention time of 396 patient-years or 1.42 years / keratoprosthesis. The probability of retention after one year and two years was 94% and 89%, respectively. During the study period, 21 (7%) keratoprosthesis implants failed to retain the device; the reasons for keratoprosthesis loss include sterile keratolysis (9), fungal infections (8), dense retroprosthetic membranes (3), and bacterial endophthalmitis (1). Multivariate analysis demonstrated three independent risk factors for keratoprosthesis loss: autoimmune etiology (hazard ratio [HR] = 11.94; 95% confidence interval [CI] 3.31, 43.11), ocular surface exposure requiring a concomitant tarsorrhaphy (HR = 3.43; 95% CI 1.05, 11.22) and number of prior failed penetrating keratoplasties (HR = 1.64; 95% CI 1.18, 2.28). Conclusions The Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis appears to be a viable option for eyes that are not candidates for penetrating keratoplasty. Ocular surface disease due to an autoimmune etiology demonstrated the lowest retention rate.

Ciolino, Joseph B.; Belin, Michael W.; Todani, Amit; Al-Arfaj, Khalid; Rudnisky, Christopher J.

2013-01-01

356

Coliphages and indicator bacteria in birds around Boston Harbor  

Microsoft Academic Search

  Droppings from feral populations of pigeons, geese and herring gulls from the urban\\/suburban environment around Boston Harbor,\\u000a MA, USA contained up to 106 somatic coliphages, 108 enterococci, 109 thermotolerant coliforms and 102 F-specific coliphages per gram of feces. Somatic coliphages, enterococci and thermotolerant coliforms were common in the\\u000a feces of all three kinds of birds but F-specific coliphages were found

D M Ricca; J J Cooney

1998-01-01

357

40 CFR 282.71 - Massachusetts State-Administered Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Massachusetts State-Administered Program. 282...PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) SOLID WASTES (CONTINUED) APPROVED...STORAGE TANK PROGRAMS Approved State Programs § 282.71 Massachusetts State-Administered Program....

2013-07-01

358

The Principal as Mini-Superintendent under Chicago School Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chicago Public Schools have experienced major reforms since the late 1980s. This has resulted in increased power to local school communities and the creation of local school councils (LSCs) that employ its principals. This paper presents findings of a study that examined principals' perceptions of their changing roles under Chicago's school…

McPherson, R. Bruce; Crowson, Robert L.

359

Chicago Principals: Changing of the Guard. A Research Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the turnover of principals in the Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools since the passage of the Chicago School Reform Act (CSRA) of 1989, and analyzes racial patterns in the recent retention of principals by Local School Councils (LSCs). The following key conclusions are reported: (1) a high percentage of principalships (about 30…

Designs for Change, Chicago, IL.

360

Wading In: John Dewey, Paulo Freire, the Chicago Transit Authority.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For one of a series of related assignments, students were to ride a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus or commuter train through the heart of Chicago, to experience the contrasts among the people there, and to write about what was learned. The students were to take an analytical view: What does this collection of images tell the student about the…

Montgomery-Fate, Tom

361

Next Generation Sequencing at the University of Chicago Genomics Core  

ScienceCinema

The University of Chicago Genomics Core provides University of Chicago investigators (and external clients) access to State-of-the-Art genomics capabilities: next generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing / genotyping and micro-arrays (gene expression, genotyping, and methylation). The current presentation will highlight our capabilities in the area of ultra-high throughput sequencing analysis.

362

Next Generation Sequencing at the University of Chicago Genomics Core  

SciTech Connect

The University of Chicago Genomics Core provides University of Chicago investigators (and external clients) access to State-of-the-Art genomics capabilities: next generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing / genotyping and micro-arrays (gene expression, genotyping, and methylation). The current presentation will highlight our capabilities in the area of ultra-high throughput sequencing analysis.

Faber, Pieter [University of Chicago

2013-04-24

363

78 FR 57570 - Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, Illinois  

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...USCG-2013-0676] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, Illinois...enforce the temporary safety zone for motion picture filming in Calumet Harbor, Chicago...navigable waters during nighttime filming of a motion picture in Calumet Harbor. During...

2013-09-19

364

Achievement and Attainment in Chicago Charter Schools. Technical Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, charter schools have been among the fastest-growing segments of the K-12 education sector in Chicago and across the country. This report addresses several key issues related to charter schools using student-level data provided by Chicago Public Schools. Students leaving traditional public schools for charter schools in…

Booker, Kevin; Gill, Brian; Zimmer, Ron; Sass, Tim R.

2009-01-01

365

Why do we power our cars with gas? NBC Chicago  

ScienceCinema

Why can we only power our cars with gas? NBC-Chicago tackles this question with a trip to Argonne National Lab, where work on the Omnivorous Engine (runs on any blend of ethanol, butanol, and gasoline) and electric vehicles continues. A segment from NBC-Chicago's "Good Question" series.

None

2013-04-19

366

Chasing the Blues Away: Charter Schools Scale Up in Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past eight years, Chicago has created an excellent charter school model with help from across the city. Mayor Richard Daley supported the reform, Chicago Public Schools developed a thoughtful and proactive approval process, business and civic leaders championed the movement and provided technical support, and teachers and community groups…

Lake, Robin J.; Rainey, Lydia

2005-01-01

367

The Indian in Chicago: Some Comparative Perspectives on Group Adjustment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chicago's American Indians generally migrated in response to an urban dominant society, Bureau of Indian Affairs training programs, or termination of the Menomenee Reservation. A comparison of black with Native American status in Chicago indicates a vast economic differential resulting from the Indian's lack of political clout, longevity, and…

Margon, Arthur

368

Disparities in the Prevalence of Obesity in Boston: Results from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey  

PubMed Central

Objective This study examined disparities in the prevalence of obesity to determine how future prevention and/or intervention efforts should be developed to remedy obesity. Methods We obtained individual information of sociodemographic characteristics, comorbid conditions, and lifestyle behaviors from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) survey for 2002–2005. To account for the complex BACH sampling design, observations were weighted inversely to their probability of selection, and sampling weights were poststratified to the Boston population from the U.S. Census 2000. We tested all possible two- and three-way interaction terms from a multivariate logistic regression model. Results After controlling for individual determinants in detail and focusing on the population within a single city, the associations of sociodemographic characteristics, comorbid conditions, and lifestyle behaviors with obesity were consistent with previous findings. Notably, three two-way interaction terms were significantly associated with obesity: (1) race/ethnicity and gender, (2) gender and other people in the household, and (3) race/ethnicity and alcohol consumption. Conclusions Future obesity prevention and/or intervention programs in Boston need to be primarily gender- and racially/ethnically specific to minimize cost and maximize results. Additional considerations are needed to take into account the differences in age, the presence of other people in the household, and education level.

Oka, Masayoshi; Link, Carol L.; Kawachi, Ichiro

2011-01-01

369

Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In preparing the present treatise and the accompanying geologic map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (PI. X, in pocket) I have endeavored to use all the material available. The matter has been greatly condensed, for the detailed geology of a considerable part of the area will be described in a number of forthcoming folios of the Geologic Atlas of the United States. The Holyoke folio, published in 1898, covered the major part of the Triassic rocks in Massachusetts, but as those rocks have since been more thoroughly studied they are here treated in greater detail to bring their discussion up to date.

Emerson, Benjamin Kendall

1917-01-01

370

How Did Health Care Reform in Massachusetts Impact Insurance Premiums?  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is widely recognized that the 2006 Massachusetts health reforms served as a blueprint for national reform under the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). As such, there is interest in using the Massachusetts experience to understand how insurance premiums might change under the ACA. In this paper, we analyze changes in private insurance premiums in Massachusetts between 2002 and 2010.

John A. Graves; Jonathan Gruber

2012-01-01

371

Dropouts in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2003-04  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Dropouts in Massachusetts Public Schools" report is an annual report created by the Massachusetts Department of Education (MADOE) to provide districts and the public general information on dropouts in Massachusetts. The intention of this report was not to draw conclusions or make recommendations on the current state of dropouts in the state.…

Massachusetts Department of Education, 2005

2005-01-01

372

Health and Risk Behaviors of Massachusetts Youth, 2007: The Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of two coordinated surveys of Massachusetts adolescents, the 2007 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey (ESE) and the Massachusetts Youth Health Survey (DPH). These two surveys were supported by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered in a random selection of 124 public…

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008

2008-01-01

373

An analysis of the successful 1992 Massachusetts tobacco tax initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

In November 1992, voters in Massachusetts (United States) passed a statewide tax initiative adding an extra 25 cents to the price of a pack of cigarettes. The Massachusetts Coalition for a Healthy Future, led by volunteers from the Massachusetts Division of the American Cancer Society, achieved this victory, despite a public anti-tax mood and $7.3 million spent by the tobacco

H. K. Koh

1996-01-01

374

75 FR 62841 - Award of a Single-Source Grant to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL  

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...Single-Source Grant to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago...single-source grant to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago...client population. Chapin Hall's application was received...10-12-10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

2010-10-13

375

The impact of tax increment finance districts on localized real estate: Evidence from Chicago’s multifamily markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sales price indices for the Chicago multifamily real estate market are developed in order to examine the influence that designating an area a tax increment financing district (TIF) has on the real property appreciation rates. Chicago is a community with a long history of TIF investment and a patchwork of more than 130 established TIF districts, comprising over 29 percent

Brent C. Smith

2006-01-01

376

Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Curriculum Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 2006 "Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework" provides a guide for teachers and curriculum coordinators regarding specific content to be taught from PreK through high school. Following this "Organization" chapter, the "Framework" contains the following sections: (1) Philosophy and Vision; (2) Science and…

Massachusetts Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

377

Satellite Teleconferencing between Massachusetts and Germany.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June 1989, eighth graders in 3 Massachusetts schools participated in a live, 2-way, 90-minute video teleconference with students in Karlsruhe, Germany, as part of a multiorganization partnership called KITES (Kids Interactive Telecommunications Experience by Satellite). Although environmental sciences was the official topic, students also…

LeBaron, John; Warshawsky, Rebecca

1991-01-01

378

Making the Facility Work: The Massachusetts Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statewide survey of 60 college, high school, community, and private performance halls by the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities revealed that most are badly designed and architecturally inflexible. A Council consultant and staffperson personally examined each hall's stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, stage-area equipment,…

Amory, Susan S. T.

379

Industry-Education Partnerships: Massachusetts Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists largely of descriptions of 15 industry-education partnerships in Massachusetts, selected on the basis of their creativity; the range of partnership organizations and activity they represent; the diversity of students, teachers, businesses, and communities they affect; and their innovative and efficient coordination and…

Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.

380

46 CFR 15.1040 - Massachusetts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

The following U.S. navigable waters located within the State of Massachusetts when the vessel is in transit, but not bound to or departing from a port within the following listed operating areas: (a) Cape Cod Bay south of latitude 41°48â²54â³N; (b) The Cape Cod Canal;...

2009-10-01

381

State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. Massachusetts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Massachusetts edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

2009-01-01

382

University of Massachusetts Amherst: An Innovative Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009 the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), in collaboration with Hancock Shaker Village (HSV), created a new two-year master's degree in historic preservation and architectural conservation for professionals in the field. Combining university courses with training and classes on site at a national historic landmark, the…

McClure, William S.; Miller, Marla R.

2011-01-01

383

Massachusetts Health Care Panel Study: Successive Cohort.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project, conducted by the Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts was only for data collection. These data were obtained on a probability sample of 374 elders 65 years of age or older, for comparison with a cohort of elders taken 10 ye...

M. E. Colten

1987-01-01

384

Why did Massachusetts Invent Modern Currency?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1690 Massachusetts issued what seemed to be a private-type credit instrument. In fact it was the first inconvertible, legal tender paper money. The unique political considerations of that inter-charter period did not allow the provisional government to support the money in standard ways, such as backing by land, an explicit full legal tender status, or general forced use of

Dror Goldberg

385

The Massachusetts TECH PREP WEST Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Tech Prep West Project, established in 1991, brought together three Massachusetts community colleges, seven secondary vocational schools, and one comprehensive high school to develop an alternative college preparation pathway for students, leading from the junior year of high school to an associate degree and employment in a specific career…

1995

386

Optimal Alewife Run Management, Parker River, Massachusetts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The spawning migrations of the alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) were studied during the 1972-1975 runs in the Parker River, Massachusetts. The Parker River has six low-head dams with pool and weir or denil ladders at which observers can visually count rates...

C. F. Cole G. S. Libey M. E. Huber D. Jimenez

1976-01-01

387

A Community Needs Assessment: Franklin County, Massachusetts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In collaboration with a county hospital and two local government planning offices, Greenfield Community College (GCC) conducted a survey of 1,200 randomly selected residents of Franklin County, Massachusetts, to obtain a demographic profile of area citizens and to identify their needs in the areas of postsecondary education, health care,…

DiCarlo, Robert D.

388

MASSACHUSETTS BAYS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW PACKAGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The Massachusetts Implementation Review Package contains annual work plans for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. Also included is a table of Leveraged Resources, the Tracking System report, the Environmental Indicators Report, NEP Achievements Report and a fact sheet for the Massachuse...

389

LOOKING SOUTH FROM 95th STREET DRAWBRIDGE. CHICAGO SKYWAY TOLL BRIDGE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

LOOKING SOUTH FROM 95th STREET DRAWBRIDGE. CHICAGO SKYWAY TOLL BRIDGE (HAER No. IL-145) IN BACKGROUND, REMAINS OF BALTIMORE & OHIO CHICAGO TERMINAL RAILROAD BRIDGE IN FOREGROUND. - Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, Bridge No. 6, Spanning Calumet River, east of Chicago Skyway (I-90), Chicago, Cook County, IL

390

University of Chicago Excavations at Isthmia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In ancient Greece on the isthmus of Corinth, a pan-Hellenic festival of athletic and musical competitions, called the "Isthmia," was held every two years to honor Poseidon, the Greek sea god. The games, celebrations, and feasting took place near the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia. This site explains the history of the archaeological excavations at Isthmia conducted by the University of Chicago from 1989 to the present and posts papers and reports related to the digs. However, the most fascinating feature of the site is the section that contains computer-generated reconstructions of the Sanctuary of Poseidon. High-resolution, three-dimensional perspective views and detailed contour site plans are displayed for nine different time periods from the eighth century BC to 180 AD.

391

City of Chicago: Public Art Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The city of Chicago has had public art projects for over a century, but things really took off with the passage in 1978 of the Percent for Art Ordinance. This act stipulated that a percentage of construction and renovation costs for municipal buildings and public spaces be set aside for original artwork. This website offers visitors several guides to the more than 700 works of art exhibited in 150 municipal facilities around the city. The curious can find them in CTA stations, police stations, libraries, and City Hall. On the site, visitors can look over the Highlights area for an introduction to some of these fine works. Additionally, the site contains separate maps for five different areas of the city, including the Loop and the near South Side.

392

The Comer Archive of Chicago in the Year 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Like most large American cities, Chicago has been the focus of many visual documentary projects, including such films as "Hoop Dreams" and the various WPA photojournalism efforts of the 1930s and 1940s. In the year 2000, more than 200 photographers "recorded the people of Chicago in every feature of their public and social lives as well as the buildings and landscape they occupied." With the help of the Comer Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago, their photographic musings on the Windy City and its inhabitants is now available online in its entirety.

393

Walden Pond, Massachusetts: Environmental Setting and Current Investigations  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, is famous among lakes because of its unique social history. Walden was the setting for American naturalist Henry David Thoreau's well-known essay 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods,' first published in 1854. Thoreau lived and wrote at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. In 'Walden,' Thoreau combined highly admired writing on Transcendental philosophy with pioneering observations of aquatic ecology and physical aspects of limnology, the study of lakes. Because Thoreau also defended so effectively the value of living close to nature in the Walden woods, the pond is considered by many to be the birthplace of the American conservation movement. Visitors come from all over the world to the pond, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark, and its fame has resulted in a major fund drive to preserve the surrounding woods. Walden Pond has no surfacewater inflow or outflow, and much of its ground-water contributing area likely is preserved within the Walden Pond Reservation area (fig. 1). Only 15 miles from Boston, the pond is unusually clear and pristine for an urban-area lake. However, point sources of nutrients near the pond, and a large annual visitor attendance, concentrated during the summer when the swimming beach (fig. 2) is open, may contribute a nutrient load sufficient to change the pond environment. The occurrence of nuisance algal species, a recent beach closing, and an awareness of water-quality problems suffered by other ponds in the region raise concerns about the risk of ecological change at Walden Pond. Despite the role of Walden Pond as a cultural and environmental icon, little is known about the pond's ecological features, such as its internal nutrient cycling or the structure of its food web, nor have consistent measurements been made to determine whether these features are changing or are stable. Production rates of aquatic plants in lakes and ponds naturally undergo a slow increase as plant nutrients, organic matter, and soil are leached and eroded from the surrounding watershed. This process is known as eutrophication. The term 'cultural eutrophication' refers to an accelerated form of the natural process in which extra soil and nutrients are derived from people's use of fertilizer, rerouting of surface drainage, and disposal of domestic and industrial waste. Cultural eutrophication can lead to excessive growth of aquatic plants, pond filling by decayed plants and eroded soils, reduced water clarity, and depletion of dissolved oxygen in deep water with subsequent loss of cold-water fish habitat. In order to document the longterm ecological health of Walden Pond, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (MDEM), is investigating factors that could contribute to cultural eutrophication of Walden. Through measurements of mass balance of nutrients and oxygen in the pond's deep water, the investigation will establish a baseline data set on Walden's trophic state, which is a measure of the pond's ability to support plant growth. The baseline data will be used to detect trends and give early warning of trophic changes or trophic response to pond remediation projects. This Fact Sheet provides background information on the environmental setting, limnological features, and cultural eutrophication of Walden Pond, and describes the joint USGS/MDEM study.

Colman, John A.; Waldron, Marcus C.

1998-01-01

394

SIMULATION OF WATER QUALITY DURING UNSTEADY FLOW IN THE CHICAGO WATERWAY SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Chicago Waterway System (CWS) is composed of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC), Calumet-Sag Channel, North Shore Channel, lower portion of the North Branch Chicago River, South Branch Chicago River, Chicago River, and Little Calumet River. In total, the CWS is a 76.3 mi (122.8-km) branching network of navigable waterways controlled by hydraulic structures in which the majority

Charles S. Melching; Emre Alp; Ram Lal Shrestha; Richard Lanyon

395

Pollution of the Navigable Waters of Boston Harbor and its Tributaries. Proceedings of Conference, Session (2nd) Held at Boston, Mass. on 30 Apr 69.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the committee was to make an evaluation of pollution of the navigable waters of Boston Harbor and its tributaries held on May 20, 1968. The evaluation includes data in report on: Pollution abatement; water classifications; controlled dumpin...

1969-01-01

396

Normative Data on a Malay Version of the Boston Naming Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to describe a Malay version of the Boston Naming Test (M- BNT) and its normative data. The M-BNT follows closely the general administration procedures of the original Boston Naming Test (BNT) but is different in terms of item content. A total of 29 items from the original 60 items on the test were deemed culturally and linguistically

SANDRA VAN DORT; ETAIN VONG; ROGAYAH A. RAZAK; RAHAYU MUSTAFFA KAMAL; HOOI POH MENG

397

Who Provides Nutrition Information at Health Clubs in the Boston Area?  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOME:To cite six potential sources of nutrition information at health clubs in the Boston area.Using a telephone survey, we contacted 45 health clubs (including YMCAs and gyms) in the Boston area, asking what type of nutrition information they provided, who provided it, and what types of nutrition products and services they offered. At least six types of health club

H. Baron; N. Clark

1997-01-01

398

Collective Transformations, Collective Theories: What Adult Educators Can Learn From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The experiences of the 12-woman Boston Women's Health Book Collective was examined in a case study that focused on the collective's activities from its formation in 1969 through its publication of the book "Our Bodies, Ourselves" in 1973 and its opening of a women's clinic in downtown Boston that is still in operation today. The case study draws…

Birden, Susan

399

Strong Results, High Demand: A Four-Year Study of Boston's Pilot High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New research from the Center for Collaborative Education finds that students in Boston's Pilot high schools outperform students from other non-exam Boston Public Schools on every standard measure of engagement and performance. This level of achievement holds for every racial, economic, and academic subgroup examined. Pilot high school students…

Tung, Rosann; Ouimette, Monique

2007-01-01

400

Uplink ATCRBS environment measurements along the Boston-Washington corridor. Volume 1: The RF environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Airborne measurements of the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) 1030 MHz uplink environment due to ATC ground interrogators are described. The measurements were made using a special purpose airborne sensor-recorder during a flight from Boston to Washington (at 8500 feet) and back (at 17,500 feet) on 16 December 1977. Data were recorded at 24 locations between Boston and

F. Nagy Jr.

1978-01-01

401

Architecture Raising Awareness of the Wider World: A Centre for Haiti in Boston  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project proposes a Centre, an architectural space that will help the people of Haiti, (many of whom live in and around the city), while also educating and engaging others in Haitian culture and reality. This Centre includes a combination of programmatic elements within an appropriate urban setting. The site of this project is in Boston’s Back Bay at the

Thomas Burns

2009-01-01

402

From Vision to Action: Solving Problems through Inquiry at Boston Day and Evening Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On a mid-week day in mid-December 2008, Boston Day and Evening Academy's room 209, usually used for board meetings, student assessments, awards dinners, and other occasions requiring an intimate atmosphere, smelled like Chinese food. These second-trimester students at Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) were having a reunion after just a few…

Kunst, Andrea

2009-01-01

403

Commitment and Compassion. Boston's Comprehensive Policy for the Homeless. Winter 1988-89.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The people of the City of Boston have made a commitment that, during the Winter of 1988-89, no homeless person will be denied a warm bed, a hot meal, quality health care, and transportation to shelters. This document comprises a progress report on Boston's efforts to address the needs of the homeless. The following summary points are discussed:…

Emergency Shelter Commission, Boston, MA.

404

The Colonial Worker in Boston, 1775. Regional Report Number 75-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph focuses on the working class in Boston during 1775, the period just before the American Revolution. Seven sections describe Boston's geographical and political background; working conditions, employment, and controls; income by industry and occupation; standards of living; social life; mobility and the situation of minorities; and…

Erlanger, Steven J.

405

Across the City and across Grades: Investigating Energy Flow in the Boston Harbor Ecosystem  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the project described in this article, urban students from across grade levels, schools, and abilities were brought together by four science teachers to better understand an ecosystem of their local environment, the Boston Harbor. This project comprises two main field experiences to the Boston Harbor: the first one to a nearby beach, and the…

Hashimoto-Martell, Erin; Clinchot, Michael; Daniels, Haven; Bennie, Fiona

2012-01-01

406

Boston Shifts Learning into High Gear: Certificate Program Accelerates Student Learning by Building Teacher Capacity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Throughout the past two decades, Boston Public Schools has seen strong, steady improvement, recently demonstrated through student gains on NAEP's Trial Urban District Assessment in math and recognized through the award of the 2006 Broad Prize for Urban Education. Teacher leaders have played an important role in Boston's improvement. As team…

Berg, Jill Harrison; Miller, Lesley Ryan; Souvanna, Phomdaen

2011-01-01

407

Contextualizing Earth Science Professional Development Courses for Geoscience Teachers in Boston: Earth Science II (Solid Earth)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Earth Science II: The Solid Earth -- Earth History and Planetary Science -- is the second of two Earth Science courses, and one of eleven graduate level science Contextualized Content Courses (CCC), that have been developed by the Boston Science Partnership as part of an NSF-funded Math Science Partnership program. A core goal of these courses is to provide high level science content to middle and high school teachers while modeling good instructional practices directly tied to the Boston Public Schools and Massachusetts science curriculum frameworks. All of these courses emphasize hands-on, lab-based, inquiry-driven, student-centered lessons. The Earth Science II team aimed to strictly adhere to ABC (Activity Before Concept) and 5E/7E models of instruction, and limited lecture or teacher-centered instruction to the later “Explanation” stages of all lessons. We also introduced McNeill and Krajick’s Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) model of scientific explanation for middle school classroom discourse, both as a powerful scaffold leading to higher levels of accountable talk in the classroom, and to model science as a social construct. Daily evaluations, dutifully filled out by the course participants and diligently read by the course instructors, were quite useful in adapting instruction to the needs of the class on a real-time basis. We find the structure of the CCC teaching teams - university-based faculty providing expert content knowledge, K-12-based faculty providing age appropriate pedagogies and specific links to the K-12 curriculum - quite a fruitful, two-way collaboration. From the students’ perspective, one of the most useful takeaways from the university-based faculty was “listening to experts model out loud how they reason,” whereas some of the more practical takeaways (i.e., lesson components directly portable to the classroom?) came from the K-12-based faculty. The main takeaways from the course as a whole were the promise to bring more hands-on activities and use significantly more multi-media and animation resources in the classroom. The “Discovering Plate Boundaries” jigsaw (Sawyer et al, this session) is a very useful example of how lessons were taught in Earth Science II. The USGS-developed “Tennis Ball Globe” or “Wegner Puzzle” can be used as appropriate Elicit/Engage activities. With only basic instructions, the students are first split into their specialty teams, then re-arranged into their specific plate teams. “Expert” explanation is limited to the very end of the lesson, and is most effective when tailored to the abilities of the class and particularly the interests the students had highlighted during their own discussions and presentations. Typical student comments as revealed on the daily evaluations were “It was very hard at first, but when I kept working with the maps, I found I really could figure it out myself,” “The coolest was where I figured out a new plate boundary might be forming,” and (in response to “How much did you learn today:”) “More than I wanted!”

Pringle, M. S.; Kamerer, B.; Vugrin, M.; Miller, M.

2009-12-01

408

Preventive care for low-income women in massachusetts post-health reform.  

PubMed

Abstract Background: Before enacting health insurance reform in 2006, Massachusetts provided free breast, cervical cancer, and cardiovascular risk screening for low-income uninsured women through a federally subsidized program called the Women's Health Network (WHN). This article examines whether, as women transitioned to insurance to pay for screening tests after health reform legislation was passed, cancer and cardiovascular disease screening changed among WHN participants between 2004 and 2010. Methods: We examined claims data from the Massachusetts health insurance exchange and chart review data to measure utilization of mammography, Pap smear, and blood pressure screening among WHN participants in five community health centers in greater Boston. We conducted a longitudinal analysis, by insurance type, using generalized estimating equations to examine the likelihood of screening at recommended intervals in the postreform period compared to the prereform period. Results: Pre- and postreform, we found a high prevalence of recommended mammography (86% vs. 88%), Pap smear (88% vs. 89%), and blood pressure screening (87% vs. 91%) that was similar or improved for most women postreform. Screening use differed by insurance type. Recommended mammography screening was statistically significantly increased among women with state-subsidized private insurance (odds ratio [OR] 1.58, p<0.05). Women with unsubsidized private insurance or Medicare had decreased Pap smear use postreform. Although screening prevalence was high, 31% of women required state safety-net funds to pay for screening tests. Conclusion: Our results suggest a continued need for safety-net programs to support preventive screening among low-income women after implementation of healthcare reform. PMID:24798240

Clark, Cheryl R; Soukup, Jane; Riden, Heather; Tovar, Dora; Orton, Piper; Burdick, Elisabeth; Capistran, Mary Ellen; Morisset, Jennifer; Browne, Elizabeth E; Fitzmaurice, Garrett; Johnson, Paula A

2014-06-01

409

Indoor air quality survey of nail salons in Boston.  

PubMed

Employees in nail salons, largely Vietnamese immigrant women in Boston, are exposed to a range of volatile organic chemicals from the products used in salons, including solvents, glues and polishes. Some of these chemicals have the potential to cause short and long-term adverse health effects. Only limited research has been performed on assessing occupational exposures. This project aimed to characterize total volatile organic compound (TVOC) and PM2.5 concentrations in nail salons as a function of ventilation, building characteristics, customer and employee occupancy, and type of services being performed. Students conducted sampling in 21 salons in Boston, MA from September to December, 2011. Study visits included: indoor environmental quality measurements (TVOCs, PM2.5 and carbon dioxide), site observations, and an interview. CO2 levels in 15 of 21 salons exceeded 800 ppm, suggesting that these salons may have insufficient ventilation. Higher TVOC and PM2.5 levels were found in salons with less ventilation (as estimated using CO2 concentrations). Contrary to our a priori hypothesis, average levels of TVOCs, CO2 and PM2.5 were consistent throughout salons, indicating that exposures may not be restricted to areas in the salon where work is being performed (e.g., at the manicure table). Higher TVOC concentrations were observed when tasks were being performed, yet were not dependent upon the number of tasks being performed. Improving ventilation conditions in salons to meet minimum outdoor air delivery requirements can reduce exposures to TVOCs. PMID:23765035

Goldin, Laura J; Ansher, Liza; Berlin, Ariana; Cheng, Jenny; Kanopkin, Deena; Khazan, Anna; Kisivuli, Meda; Lortie, Molly; Bunker Peterson, Emily; Pohl, Laura; Porter, Sam; Zeng, Vivian; Skogstrom, Tiffany; Fragala, Matt A; Myatt, Theodore A; Stewart, James H; Allen, Joseph G

2014-06-01

410

Cohort profile: the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) survey.  

PubMed

The Boston Area Community Health (BACH) Survey is a community-based, random sample, epidemiologic cohort of n = 5502 Boston (MA) residents. The baseline BACH Survey (2002-05) was designed to explore the mechanisms conferring increased health risks on minority populations with a particular focus on urologic signs/symptoms and type 2 diabetes. To this end, the cohort was designed to include adequate numbers of US racial/ethnic minorities (Black, Hispanic, White), both men and women, across a broad age of distribution. Follow-up surveys were conducted ?5 (BACH II, 2008) and 7 (BACH III, 2010) years later, which allows for both within- and between-person comparisons over time. The BACH Survey's measures were designed to cover the following seven broad categories: socio-demographics, health care access/utilization, lifestyles, psychosocial factors, health status, physical measures and biochemical parameters. The breadth of measures has allowed BACH researchers to identify disparities and quantify contributions to social disparities in a number of health conditions including urologic conditions (e.g. nocturia, lower urinary tract symptoms, prostatitis), type 2 diabetes, obesity, bone mineral content and density, and physical function. BACH I data are available through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Central Repositories (www.niddkrepository.org). Further inquiries can be made through the New England Research Institutes Inc. website (www.neriscience.com/epidemiology). PMID:23220718

Piccolo, Rebecca S; Araujo, Andre B; Pearce, Neil; McKinlay, John B

2014-02-01

411

75 FR 57376 - Modification of Class B Airspace; Chicago, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...operational, the situation will become compounded as the Chicago TRACON begins conducting ``quad'' operations. The procedures for controlling quad approaches are in the early planning stages. Sixty commenters stated that a floor of...

2010-09-21

412

40. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD TRACKS, WITH CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE AND ST. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

40. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD TRACKS, WITH CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE AND ST. PAUL FREIGHT DEPOT AND FARLEY AND LOETSCHER MANUFACTURING COMPANY WAREHOUSE ANNEX IN LEFT BACKGROUND. VIEW TO NORTH. - Dubuque Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA

413

Zenk 2006: Southwest (SW) Chicago Food Store Audit Instrument  

Cancer.gov

Southwest Chicago Food Store Audit Instrument Observer Name (2): Date (mm/dd/yyyy): End Time: Circle One: AM PM Store Name: Address: Store Operating Hours: Weekdays _______________AM to Weekends _______________AM to _________________PM

414

Theoretical high energy physics research at the University of Chicago  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses research being done at the University of Chicago in High Energy Physics. Some topic covered are: CP violation; intermediate vector bosons; string models; supersymmetry; and rare decay of kaons. (LSP)

Rosner, J.L.; Martinec, E.J.; Sachs, R.G.

1990-09-01

415

19. Illinois Central Railroad (formerly the Chicago, Alton and St. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

19. Illinois Central Railroad (formerly the Chicago, Alton and St. Louis Railroad) crossing at 9th and Commerce Streets. - Lockport Historic District, Bounded by Eighth, Hamilton & Eleventh Streets & Illinois & Michigan Canal, Lockport, Will County, IL

416

The Invisible Hand: Big Business and Chicago School Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines Chicago's governance reforms as one case of corporate influence on public school policy making. Discusses the role of local political institutions and corporate organizational resources. Corporate associations were involved in both policymaking and policy implementation. (SM)

Shipps, Dorothy

1997-01-01

417

Teaching Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been carrying out research in pharmaceutical biotechnology that has allowed unique student involvement and promises further interdisciplinary research and instructional activities. (MSE)

Groves, Michael J.; Klegerman, Melvin E.

1988-01-01

418

Prevention and recovery in early psychosis (PREP(®)): building a public-academic partnership program in Massachusetts, United States.  

PubMed

Recently, there has been increasing emphasis on early intervention (EI) for psychotic disorders. EI programs in public mental health settings have been established in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. However, there are relatively few EI programs in the United States (U.S.). Here we describe the conceptual origins and practical development of the PREP program, i.e., Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis, as it evolved in a public academic psychiatry setting in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. PREP developed over a decade through a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and academic institutions within the Harvard Department of Psychiatry. We discuss the evolution, programmatic features, funding mechanisms, staffing, and the role of clinical training in PREP. The key principles in developing the PREP Program include the focus on early, evidence based, person-centered and phase-specific, integrated and continuous, comprehensive care. This program has served as a foundation for the emergence of related services at our institution, including a research clinic treating those at clinical high risk or within the putative "prodromal" period preceding frank psychosis. This account offers one possible blueprint for the development of EI programs despite the lack in the U.S. of a national mandate for EI or prevention-based mental health programs. PMID:23466116

Caplan, Brina; Zimmet, Suzanna V; Meyer, Eric C; Friedman-Yakoobian, Michelle; Monteleone, Thomas; Jude Leung, Y; Guyer, Margaret E; Rood, Laura Logue; Keshavan, Matcheri S; Seidman, Larry J

2013-04-01

419

Time-Series Photographs of the Sea Floor in Western Massachusetts Bay: June 1997 to June 1998  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents time-series photographs of the sea floor obtained from an instrumented tripod deployed at Site A in western Massachusetts Bay (42? 22.6' N., 70? 47.0' W., 30 m water depth, figure 1) from June 1997 through June 1998. Site A is approximately 1 km south of an ocean outfall that began discharging treated sewage effluent from the Boston metropolitan area into Massachusetts Bay in September 2000. Time-series photographs and oceanographic observations were initiated at Site A in December 1989 and are anticipated to continue to September 2005. This is the first in a series of reports planned to summarize and distribute these images in digital form. The objective of these reports is to enable easy and rapid viewing of the photographs and to provide a medium-resolution digital archive. The images, obtained every 4 hours, are presented as a movie (in .avi format, which may be viewed using an image viewer such as QuickTime or Windows Media Player) and as individual images (.tif format). The images provide time-series observations of changes of the sea floor and near-bottom water properties.

Butman, Bradford; Alexander, P. Soupy; Bothner, Michael H.

2004-01-01

420

Time-Series Photographs of the Sea Floor in Western Massachusetts Bay: June 1998 to May 1999  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents time-series photographs of the sea floor obtained from an instrumented tripod deployed at Site A in western Massachusetts Bay (42? 22.6' N., 70? 47.0' W., 30 m water depth, figure 1) from June 1998 through May 1999. Site A is approximately 1 km south of an ocean outfall that began discharging treated sewage effluent from the Boston metropolitan area into Massachusetts Bay in September 2000. Time-series photographs and oceanographic observations were initiated at Site A in December 1989 and are anticipated to continue to September 2005. This one of a series of reports that present these images in digital form. The objective of these reports is to enable easy and rapid viewing of the photographs and to provide a medium-resolution digital archive. The images, obtained every 4 hours, are presented as a movie (in .avi format, which may be viewed using an image viewer such as QuickTime or Windows Media Player) and as individual images (.tif format). The images provide time-series observations of changes of the sea floor and near-bottom water properties.

Butman, Bradford; Alexander, P. Soupy; Bothner, M. H.

2004-01-01

421

Osmium isotopes and silver as tracers of anthropogenic metals in sediments from Massachusetts and Cape Cod bays  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High concentrations of osmium (Os) and silver (Ag) and low 187Os/ 186Os ratios in Boston sewage make these elements sensitive tracers of the influence of sewage on marine sediments in Massachusetts and Cape Cod bays. Pristine marine sediments have Ag concentrations more than 200 times lower than sewage sludge, Os concentrations 10-40 times lower, and 187OS/ 186Os ratios six times higher. Surface sediments from both Massachusetts and Cape Cod bays exhibit both high Ag concentrations and low 187OS/ 186Os ratios indicating the influence of sewage particles on marine sediments in this region extends some 70 km from the point of sewage release. In detail, the distribution of Os and Ag do not support a model of simple physical mixing of sewage particles with normal marine sediments. Deviations from the mixing model may be the result of fractionation of Os and Ag in the marine environment, and [or] independent temporal variations in the Os and Ag content of the waste stream. The results of this investigation suggest that osmium isotopes may be widely applicable as tracers of the influence of sewage on sediments in estuarine environments and that subtle variations in the isotopic composition of Os in the waste stream may help constrain the sources of Os and other metals delivered to the environment.

Ravizza, G. E.; Bothner, M. H.

1996-08-01

422

Predictors of early childbearing: Evidence from the Chicago longitudinal study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using prospective data from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS), we investigated the effects of early childhood and school-age predictors on female childbearing, including participation in the Chicago Child–Parent Center (CPC) Program, and related family and school behaviors. The CLS follows the progress of a single cohort of 1539 low-income, minority children who attended the CPCs and other public early childhood

Joshua P. Mersky; Arthur J. Reynolds

2007-01-01

423

Mental Health and Illness in Boston's Children and Adolescents: One City's Experience and Its Implications for Mental Health Policy Makers  

Microsoft Academic Search

SYNOPSIS In 1999, the Boston Public Heath Commission used data from a variety of sources to explore the level of mental health disturbance in Boston's children and adolescents. Data for 1997 from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed that about 20% of Boston public high school students had ever experienced suicidal ideation, while approximately 10% had actually attempted suicide. About

Mari-Lynn Drainoni

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Master environmental plan for Fort Devens, Massachusetts  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory has prepared a master environmental plan (MEP) for Fort Devens, Massachusetts, for the US Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency. The MEP is an assessment based on environmental laws and regulations of both the federal government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MEP assess the physical and environmental status of 58 potential hazardous waste sites, including 54 study areas (SAs) that pose a potential for releasing contamination into the environment and 4 areas of concern (AOCs) that are known to have substantial contamination. For each SA or AOC, this MEP describes the known history and environment, identifies additional data needs, and proposes possible response actions. Most recommended response actions consist of environmental sampling and monitoring and other characterization studies. 74 refs., 63 figs., 50 tabs.

Biang, C.A.; Peters, R.W.; Pearl, R.H.; Tsai, S.Y. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.)

1991-11-01

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The Geologic History of Cape Cod, Massachusetts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geologists are interested in Cape Cod, Massachusetts because it formed by glaciers very recently in terms of geologic time, and because of the ever-changing shore as the Cape adjusts to the rising sea. This United States Geological Survey (USGS) report covers the geologic history of the Cape, which includes glacial retreat, fossils, erosion, and the future of this area. Selected readings are given for further reference.

Oldale, Robert

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76 FR 63199 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2011-10-12

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77 FR 20295 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2012-04-04

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78 FR 49684 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2013-08-15

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77 FR 35854 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2012-06-15

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77 FR 65478 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2012-10-29

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76 FR 78161 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2011-12-16

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78 FR 65874 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2013-11-04

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77 FR 60044 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2012-10-02

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75 FR 73966 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2010-11-30

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78 FR 36091 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2013-06-17

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76 FR 65609 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2011-10-24

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78 FR 40635 - Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2013-07-08

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75 FR 64673 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and, Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2010-10-20

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76 FR 65609 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2011-10-24

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78 FR 36092 - Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2013-06-17

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75 FR 64147 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2010-10-19

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76 FR 2829 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2011-01-18

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77 FR 25595 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2012-05-01

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75 FR 52462 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

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2010-08-26

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Planning for Service: The Five-Year Plan of The Chicago Public Library/Chicago Library System, 1978-1982.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This second revision and update of the initial five year plan for the Chicago Public Library reflects the administrative team's planning of objectives and tasks for this period. A literature review summarizes thoughts on the environment of the library, an...

1978-01-01

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Time-Series Photographs of the Sea Floor in Western Massachusetts Bay, Version 2, 1989-1993  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction This report presents time-series photographs of the sea floor obtained from an instrumented tripod deployed at LT-A in western Massachusetts Bay (42? 22.6' N., 70? 47.0' W., 33 m water depth, fig. 1) from December 1989 through June 1993. Time-series photographs and oceanographic observations were initiated at LT-A in December 1989 and continued through February 2006. This is one of a series of reports that present these photographs in digital form (Butman and others 2004a, b, and c; table 1). The objective of these reports is to enable easy and rapid viewing of the photographs and to provide a medium-resolution digital archive. The photographs, obtained every 4 or every 6 hours, are presented as a movie (in .avi format) and as individual photographs (in .png format). The photographs provide time-series observations of changes of the sea floor, near-bottom water turbidity, and life on the sea floor. The time-series photographs taken at LT-A were collected as part of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study to understand the transport and fate of sediments and associated contaminants in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bay (Bothner and Butman, 2007). This long-term study was carried out by the USGS in partnership with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) (http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/) and with logistical support from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Long-term oceanographic observations help to identify the processes causing bottom sediment resuspension and transport and provide data for developing and testing numerical models. The observations document seasonal and interannual changes in currents, hydrography, and suspended-matter concentration, and the importance of infrequent catastrophic events, such as major storms, in sediment resuspension and transport. LT-A is approximately 1 km south of the ocean outfall that began discharging treated sewage effluent from the Boston metropolitan area into Massachusetts Bay in September 2000. See Butman and others (2004d) for a description of the oceanographic measurements at LT-A and Butman and others (2007c) for discussion of sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay.

Butman, Bradford; Dalyander, P. Soupy; Bothner, Michael H.; Lange, William N.

2008-01-01

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Emergence of eastern encephalitis in Massachusetts.  

PubMed

The 20th century emergence in Massachusetts of zoonotic eastern encephalitis was interpreted in terms of recorded environmental change. The main mosquito vector of the infection, Cs. melanura, appears to have been scarce in eastern North America before the 1930s. Its relative scarcity resulted from destruction of the swamps that had been lumbered or drained for farming in the 18th and 19th centuries. When swamps matured once again early in the 1900s, the formation of subsurface pools of water beneath mature trees would have increased the availability of breeding sites for this mosquito. Transmission would have further been enhanced by the simultaneous proliferation of wetland-roosting robins and the extinction of such vagile birds as the passenger pigeon. Although numerous horses were maintained in Massachusetts at the time, no outbreaks of "equine sleeping sickness" came to public notice between the 1830s and the 1930s, when mature trees were scarce and the fauna was most disturbed. The severity of the first major outbreak in 1938 may have been potentiated by the absence of herd-immunity in a rapidly proliferating population of reservoir birds. These considerations suggest that recent landscape and faunal changes caused zoonotic EE to emerge in Massachusetts after waning for a century. PMID:7840447

Komar, N; Spielman, A

1994-12-15

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The Chicago Public Schools (CPS)/University of Chicago (UC) Internet Project (CUIP)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS)/University of Chicago (UC) Internet Project (CUIP) is a collaborative pilot project among the UC, CPS Central Administration, and 24 public schools in the Woodlawn, Hyde Park/ South Kenwood, and North Kenwood/Oakland neighborhoods. Our primary goal is connecting these schools to the Internet, emphasizing the continued support of the schools and their teachers after the computers and connections are in place. We work with principals, department heads, and individual teachers to create and nurture a self-sustaining computer culture that will both maintain the network systems and incorporate the technology into the curriculum. We also encourage the schools to take advantage of ther new connectivity by collaborating and sharing resources among themselves. Formal interactions are fostered with museums and research centers, locally and nationally. CUIP is committed to supporting these schools as they use the Internet to enhance student learning. CUIP's goals include: providing T-1 internet connectivity to 24 local schools, supporting the technology coordinator in each school in order to ensure continuous Internet connectivity, and developing effective technology plans, including technology upgrades; nurturing and supporting teachers interested in incorporating technology in their classroom; fostering an environment in which the students can acquire a wide range of comptuer skills appropriate to the current job market; and fostering similar community-based efforts, around Chicago and the nation. CUIP's milestones include: internet service connected to 12 schools; technology interns placed in some CUIP schools in collaboration with Governors State University; email provided to more than half of the 660 teachers in connected schools; and World Wide Web for Teachers, a summer class on curriculum uses of the Web, taught by CUIP staff to 23 of over 100 public school teacher applicants.

Richardson, D.; Rebull, L. M.; Munoz-Franco, L.; Jay, M. J.; Burke, R. D.; Fenstermacher, K. D.; Lenz, D. D.; MacNaught, H.; Marks, M. D.; Murphy, J.; Thomas, C.; York, D. G.; Anderson, D.; Chisom, Y.; Dynis, R.; Letts, J.; Lewis, E.; Harris, E.; Segneri, L.

1998-01-01

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The University of Chicago Martin Marty Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The idea for establishing an institute for the advanced study of religion at the University of Chicago originated in the early 1970s, and it seemed to be a natural fit for the school. After all, the oldest part of the University was the Divinity School. Just such an institute was established in 1979, and in 1998, it was renamed after Professor Martin Marty, who had served as a professor in the Divinity School since 1963. On the site, visitors can learn about their various programs, including public conferences, publications, and faculty research projects. Within the publications area of the site, there are two important initiatives that should not be overlooked. The first is "Sightings", which is a bi-weekly email report on the role of religion in public life. Visitors can view the current edition here, or peruse the archive all the way back to April 30, 1999. Also, there is the Religion & Culture Web Forum, which presents a series of online dialogues with scholars about such topics as the religious identities of Latin American immigrants and intelligent design.

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Research in particle physics. [Dept. of Physics, Boston Univ  

SciTech Connect

Research accomplishments and current activities of Boston University researchers in high energy physics are presented. Principal areas of activity include the following: detectors for studies of electron[endash]positron annihilation in colliding beams; advanced accelerator component design, including the superconducting beam inflector, electrostatic quadrupoles, and the electrostatic muon kicker''; the detector for the MACRO (Monopole, Astrophysics, and Cosmic Ray Observatory) experiment; neutrino astrophysics and the search for proton decay; theoretical particle physics (electroweak and flavor symmetry breaking, hadron collider phenomenology, cosmology and astrophysics, new field-theoretic models, nonperturbative investigations of quantum field theories, electroweak interactions); measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon; calorimetry for the GEM experiment; and muon detectors for the GEM experiment at the Superconducting Super Collider.

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1992-09-01

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The 1942 fire at Boston's Cocoanut Grove nightclub.  

PubMed

The year 1992 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the worst civilian disasters in American history. On November 28, 1942, fire destroyed Boston's Cocoanut Grove nightclub, killing 491 people and sending hundreds more to area hospitals. The disaster came at a unique time in the history of burn care and resulted in a number of important advances in burn treatment, including the first comprehensive descriptions of inhalation injury, improvements in topical treatment of burn wounds, resuscitation of shock, use of antibiotics, and understanding of the metabolic response to injury. In addition, the fire stimulated organization of burn care facilities, public safety legislation, and burn prevention. The history of the fire is reviewed, emphasizing its role in stimulating advances that formed some of the foundations of modern burn treatment. PMID:8273835

Saffle, J R

1993-12-01

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Teaching Solar and Space Physics to Undergraduates at Boston University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Department of Astronomy at Boston University offers a one-semester advanced undergraduate course entitled Solar and Space Physics (AS414). The course is open to students who have completed two years of college physics or who have seen equivalent material by studying engineering. The course is taken primarily by students majoring in physics or astronomy and by engineering students who can use it to fulfill a technical elective. The course treats the usual topics covered in an introductory space physics course: the sun, the solar wind, planetary atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres, informed by discussions of particle motion and simple plasma physics. The course has benefited from methodologies introduced from the CISM Space Weather Summer School, which is aimed at beginning graduate students. In particular the course ends with the students interpreting real Sun-to-Earth data from a space weather event.

Spence, H. E.; Hughes, W. J.

2005-05-01

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Anthropogenic platinum and palladium in the sediments of Boston Harbor  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Anthropogenic activity has increased recent sediment concentrations of Pt and Pd in Boston Harbor by approximately 5 times background concentrations. Surface sediments and downcore profiles were investigated to evaluate Pt and Pd accumulation and behavior in urban coastal sediments. There is no clear correlation between temporal changes in Pt and Pd consumption and sediment concentration. However, Pt/Pb and Pd/Pb ratios suggest that Pt and Pd flux into the Harbor may not be decreasing with cessation of sludge input as rapidly as other metals. This is supported by the large discrepancy between fluxes associated with sludge and effluent release and those calculated from surface sediment concentrations. This evidence supports catalytic converters as a major source of Pd and Pt to Boston Harbor but cannot preclude other sources. Pd does not exhibit signs of post-burial remobilization below the mixed layer in the sediment cores, although near-surface variability in Pd concentrations may indicate a labile Pd component. Pt displays an inverse correlation with Mn above the oxic/suboxic transition, similar to behavior seen in pristine sediments where Pt is thought to be chemically mobile. This study does not support the use of Pd and Pt as tracers of recent contaminated sedimentation. However, the possibility of a labile Pt and Pd in these sediments highlights the need for further study of the biological uptake of these metals.Anthropogenic activity has increased recent sediment concentrations of Pt and Pd in Boston Harbor by approximately 5 times background concentrations. Surface sediments and downcore profiles were investigated to evaluate Pt and Pd accumulation and behavior in urban coastal sediments. There is no clear correlation between temporal changes in Pt and Pd consumption and sediment concentration. However, Pt/Pb and Pd/Pb ratios suggest that Pt and Pd flux into the Harbor may not be decreasing with cessation of sludge input as rapidly as other metals. This is supported by the large discrepancy between fluxes associated with sludge and effluent release and those calculated from surface sediment concentrations. This evidence supports catalytic converters as a major source of Pd and Pt to Boston Harbor but cannot preclude other sources. Pd does not exhibit signs of post-burial remobilization below the mixed layer in the sediment cores, although near-surface variability in Pd concentrations may indicate a labile Pd component. Pt displays an inverse correlation with Mn above the oxic/suboxic transition, similar to behavior seen in pristine sediments where Pt is thought to be chemically mobile. This study does not support the use of Pd and Pt as tracers of recent contaminated sedimentation. However, the possibility of a labile Pt and Pd in these sediments highlights the need for further study of the biological uptake of these metals.

Tuit, C. B.; Ravizza, G. E.; Bothner, M. H.

2000-01-01

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Taking Charge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the takeover of urban districts by city majors. Profiles the cities of Cleveland, Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago. Also describes partnership between Chelsea (Massachusetts) Public Schools and Boston University and state takeover of California's Compton Unified School District. Includes list of districts with more than 100,000…

Cook, Glenn

2002-01-01

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The Boston Teacher Questionnaire. 2. Assessments of validity.  

PubMed

We assessed the validity of the Boston Teacher Questionnaire in a sample of 3451 9-year-old children. Those identified by the questionnaire as having a learning difficulty syndrome were compared to those without any characteristic of that syndrome. The validity reference measures were individually administered neuropsychological assessments at age 7 years and a group-administered reading achievement test at age 9 years. Girls and boys with the reading syndrome had much lower reading scores at age 9 years than did their peers. Boys, but not girls, with the arithmetic syndrome were much more likely than their peers to have arithmetic scores more than one grade below the expected level at age 7 years. Girls and boys with the tasks syndrome, characterized by impersistence, dependence, and inflexibility, were more likely than those without any features of the syndrome to be classified as having little or no goal orientation by a neuropsychologist who assessed the children in an office setting. Similarly, the neuropsychologist was much more likely than expected to have classified children with the attention syndrome as having a short attention span, and to have classified boys, but not girls, with the hyperactivity syndrome as having an unusual/extreme level and nature of overactivity. Children with any syndrome were more likely than others to have low scores on components of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, items of the Bender-Gestalt Test that assessed integration and distortion, and measures of reading comprehension. We conclude that the Boston Teacher Questionnaire validly identifies children with learning problems. PMID:8445172

Leviton, A; Kirby, C; Guild-Wilson, M; Neff, R K

1993-01-01

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78 FR 5292 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts and New Hampshire...  

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...Implementation Plans; Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection...Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. These revisions include regulations...I/M) programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The revised programs in...

2013-01-25

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77 FR 3417 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Determination of...  

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...the One-Hour Ozone Standard for the Springfield (Western Massachusetts) Nonattainment...EPA is proposing to determine that the Springfield (Western Massachusetts), serious...also proposing to determine that the Springfield (Western Massachusetts) serious...

2012-01-24

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77 FR 36404 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Determination of...  

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...making a final determination that the Springfield (Western Massachusetts) moderate 1997...First, EPA is determining that the Springfield (Western Massachusetts) moderate 8-hour...Attainment. EPA is determining that the Springfield (Western Massachusetts) 8-hour...

2012-06-19

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33 CFR 165.923 - Safety Zone and Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL. ...Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL. ...of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal located between mile...control or maintain trim, draft, stability, or stresses of the...

2013-07-01

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33 CFR 165.T09-0166 - Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago...and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal,...

2010-07-01

461

Chicago Classroom Demand for Authentic Intellectual Work: Trends from 1997-1999. Improving Chicago's Schools: A Data Brief of the Chicago Annenberg Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a study in 1996, the Consortium on Chicago School Research found that many classroom assignments in writing and mathematics made only modest academic demands on high school students. In this study, the nature of assignments in schools participating in the Annenberg Challenge reform effort in 1998-1999 was studied, to determine whether teachers…

Bryk, Anthony S.; Nagaoka, Jenny K.; Newmann, Fred M.

462

Massachusetts Career Development Institute in Partnership with the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Onsite workplace education was provided for employees of the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke (GAH), Massachusetts. Instructional programs in English as a Second Language, adult basic education, and General Educational Development (GED) preparation were offered. The union and supervisors assisted in a broad recruitment effort. Individualized…

Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.

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Vaginal 5-fluorouracil for high-grade cervical dysplasia in human immunodeficiency virus infection: a randomized trial 1 1 Participating institutions enrolled the following numbers of patients in this study: State University of New York–Health Science Center at Brooklyn (22), Brooklyn, New York; City Hospital at San Juan (19), San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charity Hospital of New Orleans (9), New Orleans, Louisiana; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (7), Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston City Hospital (7), Boston, Massachusetts; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (6), New York, New York; Kings County Hospital Center (4), Brooklyn, New York; St. Claire’s Hospital and Health Center (4), New York, New York; Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (4), Bronx, New York; University of North Carolina (3), Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Northwestern University (3), Chicago, Illinois; State University of New York at Buffalo (3), Buffalo, New York; Harlem Hospital (2), New York, New York; Children’s Hospit  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To compare the efficacy and toxicity of topical vaginal 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) maintenance therapy against the effects of observation after standard treatment for high-grade cervical dysplasia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women and to evaluate the association between baseline CD4 count and time to recurrence.Methods: In a phase III unmasked, randomized, multicenter, outpatient clinical trial, 101 HIV-positive women either received

Mitchell Maiman; D. Heather Watts; Janet Andersen; Pamela Clax; Maria Merino; Michelle A Kendall

1999-01-01

464

Drainage divides, Massachusetts-Hudson River basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Drainage boundaries for selected subbasins in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts, are delineated on five topographic quadrangle maps at a scale of 1:24,000. Drainage basins are shown for all U.S. Geological Survey data-collection sites and for mouths of major rivers. Drainage basins are shown for the outlets of lakes or ponds and for rivers where the drainage area is greater than 3 square miles. Successive sites are indicated where the intervening area is at least 6 square miles on tributary streams and 10 square miles along the Hoosic or North Branch Noosic Rivers. (USGS)

Wandle, S. William, Jr.

1982-01-01

465

Drainage divides, Massachusetts; Housatonic River basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Drainage boundaries for selected subbasins in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, are delineated on 12 topographic quadrangle maps at a scale of 1:24,000. Drainage basins are shown for all U.S. Geological Survey data-collection sites and for mouths of major rivers. Drainage basins are shown for the outlets of lakes or ponds and for streams where the drainage area is greater than 3 square miles. Successive sites along watercourses are indicated where the intervening area is at least 6 square miles on tributary streams or 15 square miles along the Housatonic River. (USGS)

Gadoury, Russell A.; Wandle, S. William, Jr.

1983-01-01

466

Skills, Schools, and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Massachusetts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Low college enrollment rates among low-income students may stem from a combination of credit constraints, low academic skill, and low-quality schools. Recent Massachusetts data allow the first use of school district fixed effects in the analysis of credit constraints, leading to four findings. First, low-income students in Massachusetts have lower…

Goodman, Joshua

2010-01-01

467

Nutrition Counts. Massachusetts Nutrition Surveillance System. FY90 Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Nutrition Counts," the pediatric portion of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's (MDPH) Nutrition Surveillance System, monitors and describes aspects of nutritional status among groups of young children in the state. This report presents cross-sectional data describing 5,176 infants and young children in Massachusetts. Of these, 3,181…

Wiecha, Jean L.; And Others

468

Planning for National Health Reform: Lessons from Massachusetts  

Microsoft Academic Search

In April 2006, Massachusetts enacted an ambitious health care reform bill that sought to move the state to near universal health insurance coverage. Given the Commonwealth’s significant success at expanding coverage, many of the key features of Massachusetts’ initiative have been incorporated in national health reform, including expansions of public coverage, subsidies for private coverage, a health insurance exchange, insurance

Sharon Long; Karen Stockley

2010-01-01

469

MA State Profile. Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides information about Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), a comprehensive standards-based test. The purpose of the test is to: (1) Inform and improve classroom instruction; (2) Evaluate student, school, and district performance according to Massachusetts Curriculum Framework content standards and MCAS performance…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

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Measuring Up: A Standards and Assessment Benchmarking Report for Massachusetts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the request of the Massachusetts Department of Education, Achieve, Inc., conducted an evaluation of the state's K-12 mathematics standards and grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests in English language arts and mathematics during the spring and summer of 2001. The state's English Language Arts standards were not…

Achieve, Inc., Washington, DC.

471

Grade Retention in Massachusetts Public Schools: 2004-05  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the third retention report published by the Massachusetts Department of Education (MADOE) to provide districts and the public general information on student retention in Massachusetts. Retention is defined as repeating a grade--students are retained when they are required to repeat the grade in which they were enrolled in the…

Massachusetts Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

472

Energy-Efficient Manufactured Housing in Chicago: Part 1, Industry Assessment and Business Concept Paper.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is exploring the feasibility of manufactured housing in the City of Chicago. This preliminary analysis focusses on the potential for establishing a manufactured housing plant in Chicago from two perspectives: a...

1986-01-01

473

77 FR 75701 - Landisville Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-Buckeye East Chicago Railroad LLC  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...transloading facilities owned by Buckeye East Chicago Railroad, LLC...designated mileposts. \\2\\ See Buckeye E. Chicago R.R.--Acquis. & Operation Exemption-- Buckeye Partners, L.P., FD 35698 (STB served...

2012-12-21

474

Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy R.R car works aurora, ILL. Photocopy ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy R.R car works aurora, ILL. Photocopy of an undated lithograph based on an ambrotype by D.C. Pratt, C. 1857 - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Roundhouse & Shops, Broadway & Spring Streets, Aurora, Kane County, IL

475

76 FR 63680 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice...that on October 3, 2011, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (the...smaller orders the same order ID), instead breaking up the Large Customer Order himself...

2011-10-13

476

Sexual and Family Violence: An Historical Case Study, Boston 1880-1960.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An historical study of sexual and nonsexual family violence in the Boston metropolitan area, covering the years 1880 to 1960 was conducted. Legal records from criminal assault and divorce cases, social service agency and mental health institutional record...

L. Gordon

1983-01-01

477

75 FR 6699 - Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Street, Boston, MA. This will be the annual meeting of the Council. The agenda will include a presentation on citizen science activities on the islands, an update on the messaging project, elections of officers and other council...

2010-02-10

478

Hoosac Docks: Foreign Trade Terminal. A Special History Study for Boston National Historical Park.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Boston National Historical Park contains within its boundaries adjacent to the Charlestown Navy Yard, a part of an historically important dock area. The piers there formerly served the railroad that coursed the Hoosac Tunnel and connected New England ...

P. O. Weinbaum

1985-01-01

479

Psychosocial Identification of Drivers Responsible for Fatal Vehicular Accidents in Boston.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report includes human factor data presentation, analysis, and evaluation of selected variables collected by the Boston University Traffic Accident Research Special Study team during their 30-month research. Human factor variables associated with opera...

R. S. Sterling-Smith

1976-01-01

480

Boston at the Movies: First Films of the City, 1901-1905  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Boston Public Library's online collections and exhibits have caught the attention of the Scout Report several times in the past few years, and this recent addition should be interesting to those persons with a love of urban history and early examples of short films. Four films are made available here, including a panoramic view of the Boston subway from an electric car from 1901 and the short subject feature "Seeing Boston", which takes viewers on a trolley car past such landmarks as the Boston Public Library and Copley Square. It is also worth noting that as these video files are quite large, visitors are advised to view them from a computer with a very speedy Internet connection. The site is rounded out by a nice two-page history of these films written by Stephen Kharfen.

481

Unclassified Summary of Information Handling and Sharing Prior to the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs placed near the finish line of the Boston Marathon detonated within seconds of each other, killing three and injuring more than two hundred people. Law enforcement officials identified brothers Tamerlan and Dzh...

2014-01-01

482

Short-term outcome of Boston Type 1 keratoprosthesis for bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency.  

PubMed

This study reports the short-term functional and anatomical outcome of Boston Type 1 keratoprosthesis (Boston Kpro) implantation for bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency (LCSD). Retrospective analysis was done on eight eyes of eight patients who underwent Boston Kpro implantation between July 2009 and October 2009. The best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and slit-lamp biomicroscopy findings were assessed at 1, 3 and 6 months postoperatively. All eight eyes retained the prosthesis. BCVA of 20/40 or better was achieved in 8, 6, and 5 eyes at 1, 3, and 6 months, respectively, postoperatively. One patient each developed epithelial defect, sterile stromal melt and fungal keratitis in the late postoperative period associated with antecedent loss of the soft contact lens from the eye. Boston Kpro has good short-term visual and anatomical outcome in patients with bilateral LSCD, provided compliance with postoperative care can be ensured. PMID:22446917

Basu, Sayan; Taneja, Mukesh; Narayanan, Raja; Senthil, Sirisha; Sangwan, Virender S

2012-01-01

483

76 FR 55161 - Boston and Maine Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-Middlesex County, Mass.; Springfield Terminal...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Abandonment Exemption--Middlesex County, Mass.; Springfield Terminal Railway Company; Discontinuance of Service Exemption...Boston and Maine Corporation (B&M) and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (ST) (collectively,...

2011-09-06

484

76 FR 60599 - Boston & Maine Corporation-Abandonment Exemptions-in Rockingham, NH; Springfield Terminal Railway...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Corporation--Abandonment Exemptions--in Rockingham, NH; Springfield Terminal Railway Company--Discontinuance of Service Exemptions...Rockingham, NH Boston & Maine Corporation (B&M) and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (ST) (collectively,...

2011-09-29

485

The Chicago perspective on design for the disabled.  

PubMed

This article describes the efforts made by the city of Chicago to promote total access and full participation for people with disabilities. The process that the Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) undertook to ensure that other city departments and sister agencies incorporated accessible programs and physical accessibility considerations into their own buildings, programs, and processes is described. Some of the major accomplishments made by the department include the addition of an accessibility review added to the building permit process and a rewrite of the Chicago Building Code that requires more accessibility features in single-family homes and smaller apartment buildings. Examples are given of how thinking beyond the minimum accessibility requirements can better meet the needs of people with a disability. PMID:18430670

Hanson, David

2008-01-01

486

Soil geochemical signature of urbanization and industrialization – Chicago, Illinois, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The concentrations of 45 elements in ambient (not obviously disturbed) surface soils were determined for 57 sites distributed throughout the city of Chicago, Illinois in the upper Midwestern United States. These concentrations were compared to soils from 105 sites from a largely agricultural region within a 500-km radius surrounding the city and to soils collected from 90 sites across the state of Illinois. Although the bulk composition of the Chicago urban soils reflects largely natural sources, the soils are significantly enriched in many trace elements, apparently from anthropogenic sources. The median concentration of Pb in Chicago soils is 198 mg/kg, a 13-fold enrichment compared to regional concentrations. Zinc (median 235 mg/kg), Cu (59 mg/kg), and Ni (31 mg/kg) are also enriched from 2- to 4-fold in Chicago soils and all four elements show strong mutual correlations. These elevated concentrations are most likely related to vehicular and roadway sources and represent uneven distribution across the city as airborne material. Other airborne particulate material from a combination of fossil fuel combustion, waste incineration, and steel production may contribute to apparent elevated concentrations in Chicago soil of Fe (median 2.9%), Mo (5 mg/kg), V (82 mg/kg) and S (0.09%). Chicago soils are enriched from about 1.6- to 3-fold in these elements. Enrichments in P and Se may be caused by direct addition of phosphate fertilizer to parklands, lawns and gardens. The density of the sampling (1 site per 10 km2) is inadequate to define the distribution of the observed enrichments within the city or to predict soil compositions for most of the areas between sample sites, but does provide a statistically significant signature of the history of urban and industrial activity within the city in contrast to the surrounding agricultural lands.

Cannon, W.F.; Horton, John D.

2009-01-01

487

Challenges Facing Boston Families: The Need for School-Age Child Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey on the need for school-age child care in Boston was conducted as part of a Parents United for Child Care (PUCC) campaign to increase the supply of child care and after-school programs for children between the ages of 5 and 14. The survey was distributed in May, 1989 to 4,913 families with elementary school children at 10 Boston Public…

Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.

488

Repeal of the Massachusetts seat belt law.  

PubMed Central

In November 1986, the Massachusetts mandatory seat belt use law repealed in a referendum by a 53 per cent to 47 per cent vote. In an anonymous random digit telephone survey of 1,046 adults in Massachusetts in summer 1986, while the law was in effect, 61 per cent of respondents had said they would vote in favor of the law. A post-repeal follow-up of 80 per cent of these persons revealed initial supporters and opponents of the law were equally likely to vote, but 15 per cent of the summer supporters switched their opinions and voted for repeal, compared to only 4 per cent of summer opponents who switched. In addition, a separate survey of 167 households that had refused to answer the summer survey indicated that survey nonrespondents were more likely to vote against the law than for it. Those opposing the law saw it as an infringement on personal liberty and believed it was not effective in reducing injury and death.

Hingson, R; Levenson, S M; Heeren, T; Mangione, T; Rodgers, C; Schiavone, T; Hertz, R P; Schiavonnet, T

1988-01-01

489

Health, Morality, and Housing: The "Tenement Problem" in Chicago  

PubMed Central

In this article, I trace the history of Chicago’s Health Department, exploring when and how housing conditions came to be considered a serious social problem requiring municipal regulation. Although journalists and labor leaders were among the first Chicagoans to link tenement housing to the spread of contagious disease, Health Department officials quickly began regulating the city’s housing stock under their own authority. I argue that in attempting to eliminate the dangers of contagious disease, a long-standing public health threat, health officials drew new attention to the dangers of multifamily dwellings and set a precedent for government regulation of living conditions in tenement dwellings.

Garb, Margaret

2003-01-01

490

Nursing Home and Rest Home Costs in Massachusetts, 1974. Report to the Massachusetts Federation of Nursing Homes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Cost data for 623 Massachusetts nursing homes and rest homes are summarized, based on 1974 expense reports by long-term care facilities to the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission. The report provides both an overview of 1974 costs and detailed breakdown...

C. E. Bishop

1976-01-01

491

Chicago's Private Elementary and Secondary Schools: Their Role in Neighborhood Revitalization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1995-96 school year, the 387 nonpublic schools of Chicago (Illinois) enrolled 104,636 students, while the 550 public schools had an enrollment of 412,921. One of every five Chicago students attended a nonpublic school. About 10% of Chicago private school students are in schools that cater to the upper and middle class, but the majority,…

Institute of Urban Life, Chicago, IL.

492

Reforming Chicago's High Schools: Research Perspectives on School and System Level Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers describes research on school and system level change in Chicago's high schools. Papers include "Introduction: Setting Chicago High School Reform within the National Context" (Valerie E. Lee); (1) "The Effort to Redesign Chicago High Schools: Effects on Schools and Achievement" (G. Alfred Hess, Jr. and Solomon Cytrynbaum);…

Lee, Valerie E., Ed.

493

Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change in the City of Chicago  

Microsoft Academic Search

Under Mayor Richard M. Daley's leadership, the City of Chicago initiated the Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) to better understand local implications of global climate change in both higher and lower emissions scenarios, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and implement programs to build future climate change resilience. The City approached this work not only as a way to make Chicago more

D. J. Wuebbles; K. Hayhoe; J. McGraw; J. Parzen

2008-01-01

494

Learning in Social Context: Workers and Adult Education in Nineteenth Century Chicago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines the role played by adult education in creating German-American workers' culture in 19th-century Chicago. It is based on the following sources: German- and English-language newspapers published in Chicago, memoirs and reminiscences of contemporaries, first-hand histories of the German-American labor movement, 19th-century Chicago

Schied, Fred M.

495

The new PhysTEC program at Boston University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Boston University Physics Department was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC). PhysTEC's main aims are to improve the education of future physics teachers, and to increase the number of qualified physics teachers in the school system. Although there have been over 20 PhysTEC-funded sites across the country, BU is the first PhysTEC site in New England. Our goals with this poster are to raise awareness about PhysTEC, and to talk about what we are doing and what we plan to do at BU with our PhysTEC funding. A key part of the PhysTEC program is the teacher-in-residence (TIR), an experienced physics teacher who comes to campus for a year to promote physics teaching as a profession and to lend their experience to education-related efforts. Our first TIR is Juliet Jenkins. The poster will discuss Ms. Jenkins' role in the Department of Physics and in the School of Education as we move forward with new efforts to promote teaching, including a Learning Assistant program, a pilot studio section of one of our introductory physics courses, and a new education course that allows undergraduate students to observe teachers in the classroom.

Jenkins, Juliet; Duffy, Andrew

2011-11-01

496

The Sargent Murals at the Boston Public Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Best known as a portrait painter for the rich and fashionable, John Singer Sargent worked for nearly 30 years (1890-1919) on a monumental mural cycle, _Triumph of Religion_, installed in the Boston Public Library's main building, designed by McKim, Mead, and White and opened in Copley Square in 1895. Since 1919, the murals have deteriorated considerably, and this Web site presents their current restoration, as well as their creation story, with many images and biography of their creator, John Singer Sargent. For example, navigate through Description and Interpretation in the Murals section for an explanation of why Sargent's selection of a religious topic for a public building, odd-seeming to our 21th century sensibilities, was in fact a 19th century expression of a progressive, Enlightenment idea. See the Restoration section for discussion of Sargent's use of non-traditional materials in the murals, such as adding relief or raised elements, which unfortunately complicate the restoration process. The site also includes an Images section for those who just want to see the pictures and Quicktime movies. Soon, a live camera will be added. [DS

497

Preliminary characterization of Boston Micromachines' 4096-actuator deformable mirror  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present preliminary findings on the characteristic behavior and initial performance of Boston Micromachine Corporations' (BMC) 4096-actuator micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) deformable mirror (DM). This device is examined for its application in the Gemini Planet Imager high-contrast adaptive optics (AO) system. It is also being considered for use in next generation AO systems on the extremely large telescopes. Testing of this device has been in progress at the Laboratory for Adaptive Optics (LAO) on the Extreme Adaptive Optics (ExAO) testbed in experiments designed to qualify performance for imaging extrasolar planets. In this paper we present first test results including actuator stroke (3.0 microns at 200 V), individual actuator RMS surface (10.3 nm surface), actuator yield for two DM arrays (94.4% and 98.8%), actuator crosstalk (no more than 32%), stroke at the highest spatial frequency (1.2 nm surface), and sub-nanometer closed loop flattening capabilities over a 30-actuator diameter.

Norton, Andrew; Evans, Julia W.; Gavel, Donald; Dillon, Daren; Palmer, David; Macintosh, Bruce; Morzinski, Katie; Cornelissen, Steven

2009-02-01

498

Mapping urban pipeline leaks: methane leaks across Boston.  

PubMed

Natural gas is the largest source of anthropogenic emissions of methane (CH(4)) in the United States. To assess pipeline emissions across a major city, we mapped CH(4) leaks across all 785 road miles in the city of Boston using a cavity-ring-down mobile CH(4) analyzer. We identified 3356 CH(4) leaks with concentrations exceeding up to 15 times the global background level. Separately, we measured ?(13)CH(4) isotopic signatures from a subset of these leaks. The ?(13)CH(4) signatures (mean = -42.8‰ ± 1.3‰ s.e.; n = 32) strongly indicate a fossil fuel source rather than a biogenic source for most of the leaks; natural gas sampled across the city had average ?(13)CH(4) values of -36.8‰ (± 0.7‰ s.e., n = 10), whereas CH(4) collected from landfill sites, wetlands, and sewer systems had ?(13)CH(4) signatures ~20‰ lighter (? = -57.8‰, ± 1.6‰ s.e., n = 8). Repairing leaky natural gas distribution systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase consumer health and safety, and save money. PMID:23174345

Phillips, Nathan G; Ackley, Robert; Crosson, Eric R; Down, Adrian; Hutyra, Lucy R; Brondfield, Max; Karr, Jonathan D; Zhao, Kaiguang; Jackson, Robert B

2013-02-01

499

The Unintentional Injurer: Results From the Boston Youth Survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We sought to provide additional information about the characteristics of adolescents who were most likely to cause unintentional injury to other people. Methods. In 2008, as part of a randomized survey of high-school students in the Boston Public School system, more than 1800 respondents answered questions about unintentionally causing an injury to someone else in the past year. Results. More than 20% of boys and 13% of girls reported unintentionally injuring another person in the past year. Being male, exercising, participating in organized activities, and having carried a knife were risk factors for unintentionally causing an injury during sports. Using illegal drugs, having friends who are a bad influence, and having carried a knife were risk factors for unintentionally causing an injury not associated with sports. Conclusions. Unintentionally injuring another person is a fairly common event for high-school students. Characteristics differ between adolescents who unintentionally injure others during sports versus those who unintentionally injure others during nonsports activities. Many of the risk factors for causing unintentional injury unrelated to sports are similar to those for intentionally causing injury.

Solnick, Sara J.

2011-01-01

500

Is the Boston Naming Test still fit for purpose?  

PubMed

The Boston Naming Test (BNT) (Kaplan, Goodglass, & Weintraub, 1983) is the most commonly used test of confrontation naming in neuropsychology (Rabin, Barr, & Burton, 2005). However, there are significant criticisms of the BNT which suggest that it might not be the assessment measure of choice. These criticisms are that the BNT has poor psychometric properties, is not adequately standardized, and has inadequate norms. It is further suggested that when considered in the context of contemporary conceptualizations of the neuropsychology of naming, the BNT does not adequately capture the processes known to be required for successful naming, and does not sample widely enough from the content domain of "naming". These criticisms suggest that the BNT is flawed as a measure of naming, and are discussed in detail in this review. Other stand-alone visual confrontation naming tasks are reviewed to evaluate whether any might be viable substitutes for the BNT in clinical neuropsychology. The Naming Test from the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (Stern & White, 2009) was identified as a possible alternative to the BNT, however, neither of these tests was designed with reference to models of the neuropsychology of naming, and development of a new test of naming is indicated. PMID:24606169

Harry, Alexandra; Crowe, Simon F

2014-01-01