Will Massachusetts Ban Plastic Water Bottles?
Will Massachusetts Ban Plastic Water Bottles? Taking a leaf from Concord’s recent ouster, state senator Cynthia Creem, D-Newton, proposed an amendment to the state’s Bottle Bill that would extend the bill to include water bottles — or ban them entirely starting in July 2013. As written, the bill encourages residents to recycle bottles from beer, malt beverages, carbonated soft drinks, and mineral water. [CBS]
Menino Scoffs at the Notion He’s Uncool, Not Hip, and Out of Touch. “I have a lot of new blood in City Hall,” he said in response to a Future Boston Alliance video that criticizes Boston’s nightlife restrictions. “We’re energized and ready to go make a difference in Boston. We have young ideas and are moving the city forward.” [Herald]
Collage Artist Ekua Holmes Depicts Everyday Life in Roxbury. “Part of our job is to take things that people walk by every day, and don’t notice, and bring them to the forefront and make you notice them,” says Ekua, whose current work is on display at J.P. Licks. [WBUR]
Ellen Pao Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against California VC Firm. Pao, the wife of Buddy Fletcher, is suing Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, claiming that she faced sexual discrimination and harassment over a six-year timeframe. [NYT]