Liz Lisa

24 Apr 19
St Pete Pride

Lisa Loeb is a singer/songwriter, producer, touring artist, actor, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling number (or No.) 1 hit song, “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites, as well as two back-to-back albums that were certified Gold—Tails and Firecracker. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first musician to have a number (or […]

24 Apr 19
Dew Drop Wellness

“The change in my blood test results from last August to now are incredible and I can only credit the dew drop wellness cleanse. The Dr. gave me an enthusiastic HIGH FIVE and told me that  I have some of the best numbers he’s ever seen and my cholesterol may be the best he’s ever […]

23 Apr 19
Read Yourself Happy

None of these ebooks will be over $5 and most of them are under $3. Some of the deals expire at the end of the day, so if you see something you really want, be sure to buy it! I am an Amazon Affiliate, so if you purchase any books through the links provided here I receive […]

23 Apr 19
String of Pages

hosted by jana @ that artsy reader girl   hi everyone! this week’s topic is first ten books i reviewed on the blog (because fun fact : i started my blog first before i made a goodreads account). i love these kind of topic because it gave me an excuse to re-read my old reviews […]

23 Apr 19
Boston Herald
Sober homes are popping up in neighborhoods across the state, sometimes without any notice, triggering lawsuits and complaints despite a recent law designed to oversee the industry. In Dorchester’s Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood, no one knew another sober home was coming until the mattresses were trucked in. In Methuen, a resident opened a sober home without a word to the city last year — sparking outcry from her neighbors and an ongoing legal battle that’s prompted a federal Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing investigation. Not all sober homes are bad neighbors. Many are lifelines for those striving to stay sober. But in some cases, the unannounced proliferation of these facilities — rooming houses for people recovering from addiction — have left substance abuse recovery advocates and state lawmakers calling for more oversight. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” said advocate Phil Lahey of Methuen. “There are so many ways that if the government would partner up with the private homes — sober homes in particular — not only would they probably get rid of some of these homes that are nothing more than rooming houses … but they might generate some interest for people who want to start a good sober living home.” The federal Fair Housing Act designates those who live in group homes while in recovery from substance abuse as disabled, making them a protected class. Instead of being regulated like lodging houses, sober residences are treated the same as single-family homes. Their certification is voluntary, and has been done since 2016 by the Massachusetts Alliance of Sober Houses, a nonprofit organization under contract with the state. In early April, MASH had 182 certified homes statewide with more than 2,000 beds. Twenty-four were in Boston, the overwhelming majority of them in Dorchester. But MASH Executive Director Larissa Matzek estimates her organization oversees only about one-third of the sober houses in the state. Some operators simply didn’t file the right paperwork. Others “don’t want to be above the radar because they may not want to be doing business the way they should be,” she said. Officials say the certification process has helped weed out bad operators. But it doesn’t require them to work with municipalities. Boston housing chief Sheila Dillon said, “They should be coming to us and telling us of their plans and we would then make sure they are working very closely with their neighborhoods. Because we don’t certify or accredit, people aren’t mandated to do that — but they should be.” Legislation on Beacon Hill would require that municipalities be notified when new houses are certified. State Rep. Liz Miranda — whose district includes Meetinghouse Hill, where sober homes are proliferating and plans for a new one were recently put on hold — said she wants to look into making the certification process mandatory. Another bill, filed by state Sen. Diana DiZoglio, (D-Methuen), would form a commission to examine best practices and zoning regulations for sober homes. But DiZoglio said state officials “can’t supersede the federal law on this issue” and could only try to “be more helpful” with existing regulations. Changes may instead come in court, where operators are battling against cities like Fitchburg, Worcester and Methuen. Attorney Andrew Tine said cities try to stop sober homes by limiting their occupants, or by pursuing code violations. A Superior Court judge in January sided with Fitchburg in a case where the city sought to require sprinkler systems in sober homes — which Tine has appealed. “They disguise it as the safety and welfare of the occupants, but they do it in a way that makes it impossible to satisfy the requirements,” Tine said. But with multiple cases pending, Tine said, “It’s all up in the air.”
23 Apr 19
Sisters Photography

Family Shoot Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. Lisa Weed Brighton provided a stunning afternoon when photographing David, Rebekah and their family. We have so many favourites from this shoot and we have been bursting […]

22 Apr 19
From The Recamier

Alleluia! Today is Easter Monday, the Second Day in the Octave of Easter. Today is the first day of the two-day Lyrid Meteor Shower, Earth Day, and the birthday of my brother Michael in Seattle (1955). Early Voting for the Louisiana Municipal General Election on May 4th continues today.

22 Apr 19
Revolution

And President Donald Trump sues House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings…

22 Apr 19
GeekandGear.com

We’ll go ahead and get it out of the way — Avengers Endgame opens this weekend, so you’ll probably want to get your TV watching in before heading to the theater to see it a few (thousand) times. That said, there’s plenty of great TV to check out if you’re looking to avoid the packed […]

22 Apr 19
Smexy Books

Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan AMZ * BN * K * Audible The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities 4) by Lucy Parker AMZ * BN * K * Audible Fumbled (Playbook, The Book 2) by Alexa Martin AMZ * BN * K * Audible The Doctor’s Secret (Copper Point Medical Book 1) by Heidi Cullinan AMZ […]

21 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

THE LIST OF THE MORNING Cover of "Lisa Della Casa. Evocation "by Christophe Capacci, published by Avant-Scène Opéra. EDITIONS BEFORE SCENE OPERA Biographies, thematic studies on a genre, a period, autobiographical memories, dictionaries, collection "hundred best records" … The edition regularly makes a good place for books devoted to music. Whether in specialized structures or […]

21 Apr 19
Linda's Book Obsession:

Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Two Lila Bennetts” by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Lake Union Publishing, July 23, 2019 WOW! Kudos to Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke , Authors of “The Two Lila Bennetts”, for writing such a captivating, enthralling, intense, riveting, suspenseful and chilling mystery.  I was just going to check “The Two […]

21 Apr 19
MassUltra

The Trail Animals Running Club’s ninth annual TARC Spring Classic 50K, marathon, half marathon and 10K took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Weston, Mass.