Archive for July, 2016

Walsh and BPL Announce Grand Re-Opening Date for Library Renovation in Copley Square

July 1, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Library announced this week that the grand reopening of the Central Library Renovation will take place Saturday, July 9, and will be commemorated with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of the renovation of the...
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Hometown Hero Flanagan Sets American Record at B.A.A. 10K in Back Bay

July 1, 2016
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On a picture perfect summer day, Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan cruised to an American record at the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Preparing for the Olympic Marathon later this summer, Flanagan motored her way to a time of 30:52, shattering both the national and event records. For the men,...
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Harborfest Starts on July 1

July 1, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the City of Boston will kick-off the 35th annual Boston Harborfest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Friday, July 1 at 12:00 p.m. noon. “Harborfest is a Boston tradition, and I’m proud that each year, the festival celebrates our City’s diverse and historic waterfront,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Harborfest...
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Downtown View:Summer Reading

July 1, 2016
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You’re probably not looking forward to a summer that is sure to contain a series of outrages from Donald Trump. I’ve got relief for you. Concentrate on Amitov Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy instead. This series takes awhile to get through. You may want to keep a list of characters. You might need a bigger map...
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Police Briefs 06-30-2016

July 1, 2016
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BACK ABY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG June 20 601 Newbury St. – Auto Theft 470 Commonwealth Ave. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 531 Newbury St. – Harassment 171 Hemenway St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 316 Huntington Ave. – Assault Simple – Battery 332 Newbury St. – Assault –...
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End of School Year Reflection

July 1, 2016
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By Tommy Chang When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston Public...
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Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2016
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Is There a right foot braking lobby? Should we care? Yes there is and we should care because in the last 50 years it can be blamed for the deaths of 30,000 people, the life changing injuries to millions and the financial cost of billions and this is just in parking lots! Multiply a...
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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...
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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.   When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at...
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