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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Old Dover Hears from National Development on Beer Garden

April 20, 2018
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Members of the Old Dover Neighborhood Association heard from National Development’s Ted Tye on Tuesday night regarding the brewery concept that surprised many in the neighborhood when it was unveiled in the press last week. Being an alcohol license and a new use that will draw many customers, many in the Association had expected...
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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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BBAC Denies New Bike Racks

April 20, 2018
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As biking becomes a bigger source of transportation across the City of Boston, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is trying to make it a little easier for bicyclers to store their bikes while out and about. But at a Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) hearing on Wednesday, April 11, the Commission denied without prejudice...
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Councilor Looks at Fees to Tackle Vacant Storefronts and Apartments

April 20, 2018
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Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, real estate values and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, Councilor Matt O’Malley of Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury wants to start...
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