Brooks & Crowley - May 2020


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A Tribute to Roberta: World’s Best Mom and Legal Secretary

How to Avoid Allergies This Spring


Why Do I Need A Will?


How Crazy Ideas Become Innovations

Grilled Prime Rib


Boston Shows Support for Boston Health Care Workers

The Good News in Boston Supporting Front-line Health Care Workers

the option to buy hot meals for hospital employees. For example, Shy Bird, a bar, cafe, and rotisserie in Cambridge, announced a program to allow anyone to buy a meal for $10 and have it delivered to a Massachusetts General Hospital worker. Similarly, a service called Off Their Plate collaborates with many other restaurants to allow $10 donations to provide a meal for front-line health care workers. Since April 3, it has provided more than 31,000 meals and supplied about $155,550 in wages to workers throughout Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. If you have the chance, try giving the service a go and fuel the good news stories of the future!

some of the Beth Israel staff, Krasinski brought on the Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and announced the Boston team is going to donate four tickets to everybody at Beth Israel. Not just once, but for life. The show also gave the workers a much- needed break with a private (sanitized!) Duck Boat ride and reserved the entire Fenway Field for the workers to play baseball in. The large screen showed various videos of local celebrities and political officials clapping for the health care workers, encouraging them to keep on keeping on. That doesn’t mean noncelebrity Bostonians haven’t stepped up in their own big way, too. Multiple local restaurants have started offering

Instead of our local events, Brooks & Crowley wanted to share all of the latest local feel-good stories we’ve been hearing about. While these times might be tough, the world still has a lot to give, and people are giving now more than ever. However, it seems like one Bostonian has beat us to the punch! You might recognize John Krasinski as Jim from “The Office,” but he’s also a Newton, Massachusetts, native and has a new show called “Some Good News,” a YouTube exclusive where Krasinski announces the best news to come out of the COVID-19 crisis. In the third episode, Krasinski honored the nurses and respiratory therapists in the COVID-19 unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, right here in Boston. While in a video chat with


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