Category: Patriot Ledger

SouthField can boost Mass. movie business, experts say

The Patriot Ledger Charles Merzbacher, College of Communication A 33,000-square-foot hangar at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station and surrounding land fill a void for filmmakers shooting in the Bay State, said Charles Merzbacher, the director of production at Boston University’s Department of Film & Television… Expert quote: “The Massachusetts film industry has been […]

More shark sightings bring new warnings on South Shore

Patriot Ledger Richard Murray, College of Arts & Sciences Ocean swimmers and bathers south of Boston are being warned to take extra precautions as a recent shark sighting in Scituate and a shark encounter with kayakers in Plymouth drive home a simple lesson in marine biology: Seals mean sharks… Expert quote: “It doesn’t surprise me. […]

Officials, experts see no easy answers for aging sea walls

Patriot Ledger Richard Murray, College of Arts & Sciences From Quincy to Plymouth, sea walls are the last, and sometimes the only line of defense for coastal neighborhoods. But sea wall maintenance has often been low on the priority list, leaving communities with millions of dollars in catching up to do… Expert quote: “Sea walls […]

Concussion laws help, but may be only partial solution

Patriot Ledger Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy In just five years, 49 states have passed laws to raise awareness about concussions and ensure proper treatment of head injuries in young athletes… Expert quote: “What we know is scary as hell. That’s probably the best way to phrase it.” […]

Health study of former South Weymouth Naval Air Station stirs controversy

Patriot Ledger David Ozonoff, School of Public Health The Massachusetts Department of Public Health plans to unveil Thursday the results of its investigation into cases of multiple sclerosis and possible links to contamination at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, but some local officials are asking why they received little or no information about […]

Hanover residents still waiting for state to act on contamination cleanup

Patriot Ledger David Ozonoff, School of Public Health Eight months after state environmental officials assured concerned residents that they were working on a plan to clean up a high-priority contamination site, there is still no plan or timeline for the cleanup… Expert quote: “If the EPA is in charge, they’re much harder to influence than […]