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Local Group Looks to Raise Awareness of City Gas Leaks

October 28, 2016
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By Dan Murphy With the problem reportedly costing Boston-area consumers $90 million a year as utilities companies routinely bill them for the expense, a group of 350 concerned mothers, grandmothers and other children’s caretakers statewide are now working to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is leading the...
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Urban Paintings Show A Colorful, Gritty Side of Boston

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There are few out-of-the-way corners in the city that Jim Connelly hasn’t been. There are even fewer of those places that he hasn’t painted. The colorful, urban landscape painter has lived in the Fenway for the past 30 years, but has focused his unique paintings on hidden spots within the urban...
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Left with ‘Candy Girl,’ Returns with a Lot of Hoop-La:Bivins, City Celebrate Naming of Court and Refurbishment of Ramsey Park

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Before Michael Bivins was the ‘Biv’ in Bell Biv Devoe or the smooth voice of ‘Mike’ in the teen sensation New Edition, he was a heavy duty baller on the courts of Ramsey Park – shooting from the outside and dishing out passes on long, hot summer days. Bivins, who grew...
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Michael Phelps at Forbes Under 30 Summit

October 21, 2016
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Michael Phelps at Forbes Under 30 Summit

Twenty-three time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps waved hello to everyone upon his arrival to the Esplanade on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, where he was introduced to a crowd of several thousand people by Mayor Martin Walsh. Phelps went on to a run a two-mile loop along the Charles River with participants who showed...
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Charlie Puth at Josiah Quincy

October 21, 2016
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Charlie Puth at Josiah Quincy

Indianis Gomez, 17, and Dara Sostk, 17, talk with pop star Charlie Puth at his visit to the Josiah Quincy Upper School in Bay Village this past Wednesday, Oct. 19, where he, Ernie Boch Jr. and VH1 Save the Music donated a new piano to the school. Puth is a very popular musician from...
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Anne Brooke, Former FOPG Chair, Succumbs to Illness

October 21, 2016
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Anne Brooke, Former FOPG Chair, Succumbs to Illness

Anne Brooke, 84, who was the Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Public Garden for the past four years up until June 2016 has passed away after a long battle with heart disease on October 13. She was a resident of Concord, Boston and North Pomfret, Vermont. Her husband, Peter, sons...
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Charlesgate Greenway Gets Funding from MassDOT for Inter-Park Connection

October 21, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At the public meeting held on Tuesday, October 18, at Wheelock College a presentation for the new inter-city bike and pedestrian path that will connect the Charlesgate Greenway to the Esplanade was presented to the public after years of planning. The proposed path will run from Beacon St. underneath the Bowker...
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Topeka Street Methadone Clinic Seeks to be Part of the Solution

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Habit OpCo Methadone Clinic and therapy center on Topeka Street – just steps from the stately Worcester Square neighborhood and what has been called the Methadone Mile – is the oldest Methadone Clinic in the area and has been the subject of a great deal of scorn as the problem...
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Community Residents Speak Out against Temporary Emerson Dorms in the Fenway

October 21, 2016
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At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting held on Monday, October 17, at the Morville House, community members came together to voice their concerns about Emerson College reverting a previous hostel at 12 Hemenway St. into a two-year temporary dorm. “You have to understand, we commend Emerson for doing the dorm work...
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Pine Street Inn Made Major Assist in Rape Arrest,Investigation

October 21, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A man arrested and charged with a horrendous kidnapping and rape of two women in their home last week was quickly identified and arrested at the Pine Street Inn on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a major assist from the shelter. Sgt. Luke Taxter of Area D-4 told the Old Dover Neighborhood...
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