每日英語跟讀 Ep.K261: About the US - Housing market so hot, burned house going for almost $400K
A home in Massachusetts seriously damaged by fire has been listed on the market with an asking price of $399,000. WBZ-TV reported that the listing for the home in Melrose, a suburb of Boston, is evidence of how hot the housing market is.
In August, industry groups listed the median sale price of single family homes in the state to be between $535,000 and $552,000.
The online listing for the burned three-bedroom, 173-square meter home says: "House is in need of a complete renovation or potential tear down and rebuild. Buyer to do due diligence."
The house suffered an intense fire in August that blew out the front windows, which are now boarded up. Firefighters had to tear out parts of the walls and ceiling of the home to extinguish the blaze.
Denver Police Hope Therapy Dog Will Break Down Barriers 丹佛警方希望治療犬能打破隔閡
The Denver Police Department’s first therapy dog was originally trained to be a guide dog, but she turned out to be too friendly to focus on helping one person.
Now the department is counting on the Black English Labrador Retriever’s outgoing nature to help it break down barriers and start conversations with people in high-crime areas and those wary of the police.
Shelby, an eager 19-month-old who will work with the downtown area’s community resource officer, Teresa Gillian, was officially sworn onto the force Thursday by Judge Renee Goble. Goble crouched down in her black robe to get on dog level for the quick ceremony as Shelby’s tail wagged.
Since arriving in Denver late last month, Shelby has already been accompanying Gillian on her work in the community, which involves visiting schools and senior residents and attending meetings and community events.
自從上月底抵達丹佛以來，雪爾碧已經開始陪伴吉利安從事社區工作，包括造訪學校和年長居民，以及參加會議和社區活動。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1483949 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1485759