Happy New Year It can be with a slice of sun thi

first_imgHappy New Year? It can be, with a slice of sun this month from only £38 return. RelatedWinter Warmers: reach the beach in under 8 hoursLooking to escape the winter blues and sneak a quick week in the sun?Bargains of the week: Menorca | Dubrovnik | MadeiraSkyscanner’s bargains of the week feature some of the best beaches in Europe and North Africa.Bargain of the week: Tenerife | Fuerteventura | PaphosBargain of the week: Tenerife | Fuerteventura | Paphos Fuerteventura from £38The second largest and oldest of the Canary Islands, the origins of Fuerteventura can be traced back a cool 20 million years to a volcanic eruption which created the island’s dramatic rock-laden landscape. Now popular with casual sun-seeking holidaymakers as well as geologists, the elder statesman of the Canary Islands offers all you’d expect for a winter sun break, with 75km of sandy beaches, spectacular remote bays and desolate beaches to explore. Find flights to Fuerteventura Agadir from £66Not to be confused with Agadoo (the Christmas party season is well and truly over) Agadir is another guaranteed winter sun hotspot on the Moroccan coast. The old fortress town has long since spilled over to the sandy expanses of the Atlantic coast, but the historic centre – which contains Morocco’s largest Souk – remains an intoxicating complement to the luxurious beachside resorts. Find flights to AgadirGibraltar from £46The Rock of Gibraltar may be one of the only places where having a monkey on your back is a common occurrence, but this British territory has more than just wild primates and politics to offer. The rocky 7km or so of this iconic peninsula are a pleasant 15°C in January, the perfect strolling temperature to take in the unusual and often entertaining mix of British and Spanish culture. Find flights to GibraltarReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

As Bostonians we know that the thing we love cele

first_imgAs Bostonians, we know that the thing we love celebrating most is our spirit, our resilience, and each other. It’s what makes Boston, our city, our home.The City of Boston, Pine Street Inn, and Bank of America are partnering on a new campaign — The Boston’s Way Home Fund. This new initiative will raise $10 million in private funds to create 200 units of permanent, supportive housing over the next four years. These units will be for formerly homeless individuals, who will now have a lasting home in Boston.Boston is a compassionate and caring city that looks out for one another as neighbors. We are committed to making sure that every person in our city has a place to call their home and build a better life.We’ve made great strides these past few years in ending homelessness: we ended chronic veterans homelessness and we’re now on our way to ending all chronic homelessness. This fund brings us even closer to that reality.I want to thank the donors who have helped kick us off the fund — and I hope residents and organizations throughout Boston will join us in this effort. No gift is too small.As Mayor, people often ask me what they can do to help. Today my answer is — learn more about Boston’s plan to end chronic homelessness, keep supporting your neighbors and community, and consider becoming involved in the Boston’s Way Home Fund. Since January of 2016, 425 chronically homeless individuals have been housed, representing more than 3,000 years of homelessness ended. This year, we’re hoping you can be a partner and advocate, and help increase that number even further.I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead our city for four more years. Working together, we will make sure every member of our community knows they belong right here in Boston — right at home.Thank you, and happy New Year.To learn more about the Boston’s Way Home Fund, visit: http://www.bostonswayhomefund.org/ Mayor Martin Walsh delivers his Inaugural Address. (Mayor’s Office photo by Don Harney)Local Column: Finding Our Way Home in 2018By Mayor Martin J. WalshTo all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community.2018 brings a new year in Boston, and it also marks inauguration for myself, and for the Boston City Council. I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve a second term as Mayor of Boston. Inaugurations are often a time for celebrations and special events across the city. This year, to mark my second inauguration as Mayor of Boston, I wanted to do something really special — and different. Something that really brings us together as a city.*Advertisement*last_img read more