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Should the Oscars Recognize Films That Are Streaming Only?

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As Hollywood adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of film distributors have chosen to scrap their theatrical release plans and launch certain titles on streaming services instead. That raised the question of whether those movies, such as “Trolls World Tour” or “Capone” or “The King of Staten Island,” would be eligible for Academy Awards. They now will be — at least, for this year. Variety chief film critics Owen Gleiberman and Peter Debruge discuss whether relaxing the rules is a good thing.

Owen Gleiberman: Well, Peter, the Oscars have now embraced streaming.

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Budget Approved, Homeowners Tax Bill Up Less Than $20 A Month

EAST HAVEN, CT —The East Haven Town Council approved a budget that largely reflects the budget that Mayor Joseph A. Carfora presented during his May 6 State of the Town/Budget address.

Carfora said it represents a mill rate of 34.25, which means a less than $20 per month tax increase for the average homeowner. This year’s budget reflects a strong commitment to East Haven’s first responders – it contains additional positions in the Town’s police and fire departments, which have not had a staffing increases since the 1980s. In this budget, the town provides the Board of Education approximately $2,600,000

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says essential workers ‘keep the lights on in our society’

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is highlighting fault lines that she says many of her constituents were already experiencing before the virus manifested in their communities.

Five of the nation’s hardest hit zip codes are in the New York congresswoman’s district which covers a portion of the Bronx and areas of Queens, and Ocasio-Cortez says many of the people she represents were more adversely affected by the virus because many of them work jobs that are deemed “essential,” thereby increasing their risk of exposure.

“To me, an essential worker is any person in this country that is

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Waltham Lions Hero Awards: 2020 Winners

WALTHAM, MA – The 2020 Waltham Hero Award winners were announced recently. Created by the Waltham Lions Club in conjunction with Discover Waltham, the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and the Waltham Community Access Corporation, the yearly awards recognize the unsung members of the community who help drive it forward.

The organizations act as a panel of judges and select three to five local heroes from nominees submitted by Waltham residents and businesses in three categories – business hero, community hero and unsung hero. This year, there are two unsung heroes, two business heroes and a community hero that’s

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Final Beam Placed For Largest Surgical Expansion In Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL — AdventHealth Tampa, the flagship 536-bed and tertiary hospital in Tampa Bay, placed the final beam atop the hospital’s new six-story, 300,000-square-foot patient and surgical tower Friday at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

The topping off celebrates the structural completion of the $256-million project. Construction on the Taneja Center for Innovative Surgery at AdventHealth Tampa remained on schedule throughout the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

When finished, the facility will be home to state-of-the-art complex surgical care and a beacon of medical innovation that will attract the world’s best surgeons situated in the

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