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Jess and Rescue

April 20, 2018
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Jess and Rescue

Rescue, Jessica Kensky’s 6-year-old service dog, napping in his fire station dog house on the floor of the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Copley last Saturday, April 14, for a special premiere of the children’s book, ‘Rescue & Jessica: A Life Changing Friendship.’ Both Kensky and Co-Author Patrick Downes were injured in the 2013...
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Making Marathon History

April 20, 2018
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Making Marathon History

Desiree Linden was proud to be the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years on Marathon Monday, April 16, crossing the Back Bay finish line in 2:39:54 to take home the crown. Crowds still came out to the finish line area in the Back Bay and the Fenway routes leading...
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Mayor Walsh Opens Swan Boats for the Season

April 20, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Opens Swan Boats for the Season

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (center) hosted the first ride of Swan Boat season at Public Garden on Saturday, April 14, along with Lorrie Higgins. Riding with Walsh and Higgins are Boston Public School students, who brought artwork of the Swan Boats that they created in school. It was the 142nd season for the Swan...
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Milk and Bookies with Rescue

April 20, 2018
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Rescue is an attentive service dog. The 6-year-old, black Labrador devotedly walks beside his partner, Jessica, helping her fetch the telephone, open the refrigerator door, and steady her balance. When Jessica, a double-leg amputee, does not need Rescue’s assistance, he likes to eat hot dogs at Fenway Park and sleep in his fire station...
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News Briefs

April 20, 2018
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AIRBNB TAKES ON MICHELLE WU An anti-regulation campaign for the short-term rental business in Boston came up short after it sent out an e-mail urging residents to spam At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu’s inbox with opposition against suggested new regulations. Shortly afterwards, critics took on the e-mail blast saying it stated untrue facts and...
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Charles River Watershed Association Competes for National Environmental Grant

April 20, 2018
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The Charles River Watershed Association is one of only three environmental organizations across the country selected to participate in a $15,000 challenge grant competition for excellence in protecting and nurturing the urban environment. The contest, sponsored by JetBlue for Good’s GreenUp campaign during the month of April, which is Earth Month, recognizes “earth-friendly” organizations...
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Police Briefs 04-19-2018

April 20, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Unwanted guest On Monday, April 9, at about 11 p.m., police responded to 24 Clearway St. for a possible domestic violence incident. On arrival, officers met with the caller who said she called 911 after hearing what sounded like a fight, the banging of a blunt object and some gurgling. Police...
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Keeping Up with Appearances

April 20, 2018
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I had a friend once in the trades who was always big on never looking the same for more than a little while. I wouldn’t say he was big into disguises or something like that, but he just always had a different look. One day he’s got on glasses. The next day no glasses....
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Red Line/Blue Line Connector

April 20, 2018
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The hiring of VHB Engineering to begin a three-month study on the feasibility of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector certainly comes as good news to residents who depend on public transportation to commute to their jobs and homes on a daily basis. While the price tag for this connector is steep, the advantages to...
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Is April the New January?

April 20, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...
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