Howard Manly

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Howard’s journalism career started in January 1982 at the New Bedford (MA) Standard Times and includes stints at the Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Newsday, Newsweek, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Mr. Manly is the co-author of Lift Every Voice, a non-fiction account of the Boys Choir of Harlem. A graduate of the St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in International Relations from Bucknell University.

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Make half your plate fruits and veggies

Consumption of a variety of fruits and veggies is key to good health

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Healthy aging: Living longer and living better

Improvements in public health and medical treatment have significantly increased life expectancy in the past 60 years. People more frequently live into their 80s and 90s and even top the century mark.

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America’s battle against obesity

A complicated condition with serious consequences

Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.

Bankruptcy judge rejects Charles Street AME church’s repayment proposal to OneUnited Bank, creditors

Bankruptcy Judge Frank Bailey could not approve Charles Street AME church’s plan to repay about $5 million in debt to OneUnited Bank and other creditors.

City Council hearing on Boston rental registration and inspection program draws harsh criticism

A City Council hearing on Boston’s new rental registration and inspection program scheduled this week was cancelled and is now being held on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at Boston City Hall – much to the chagrin of City Councilor Charles Yancey.

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Candidates hit the streets in close, crowded Boston mayoral race

With no clear winner, many voters are still undecided

With six days remaining in the hotly contested mayoral race, most of the 12 candidates are touting their abilities to get out the vote on Sept. 24.

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Boston City Council candidates hit the streets for open seats

Michelle Wu and Ava Callendar are two at-large candidates for Boston City Council that have worked hard knocking on doors, attended meetings and public forums, and getting volunteers out to greet voters in their attempts to win votes in the Sept. 24 primary.

‘Unfathomable’ Massachusetts lab crisis may have tainted 40,000 cases

Calling the state lab crisis "unfathomable" and resulting from an "unconscionable level of gross negligence," the Massachusetts Bar Association Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy nevertheless applauded the work of Gov. Patrick’s Administration in revealing that 40,323 defendants’ cases could have been tainted by the work of accused chemist Annie Dookhan.

Friends of O’Bryant School Allege Neglect in Hiring of New Headmaster

In a strongly worded letter, Friends of the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science blasted Boston Public Schools for “lack of oversight” and “neglectful execution” in the process of finding a new headmaster. The current headmaster, Steve Sullivan, was asked to step down at the end of the last academic year. During the year, a selection committee reviewed applicants for a permanent replacement.

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Minority developers file suit against Northeastern Univ.

Columbia Plaza Associates suit charges school for reneging on development

A group of minority businessmen have sued Northeastern University for what they charge is not only a breach of contract involving the development of parcels of land in Roxbury but also an apparent violation of the city’s Linkage Program designed to encourage minority businesses. The suit was filed by Columbia Plaza Associates in Suffolk Superior Court.

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