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On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Governor Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Annual Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common Frog Pond

October 26, 2018
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Annual Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common Frog Pond

Alina Jones worked on some arts and crafts by lamplight  on Friday evening, Oct. 19, during Mayor Walsh’s annual Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common’s Frog Pond. Hundreds of kids in costume showed up to try their hand at pumpkin carving, crafts and then floating pumpkins on the Pond.
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Parks Department Proposes Phase 2 of Muddy River Project; BLC Denies Flood Wall

October 26, 2018
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presented what ended up being a controversial proposal for Phase Two of the Muddy River Flood Damage Reduction Project at the Boston Landmarks Commission hearing on October 23. Margaret Dyson, Director of Historic Parks at Boston Parks and Recreation, reported that Phase One of the project is “substantially...
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Fenway, Red Sox Play It Up as Host to the World Series

October 26, 2018
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Tuesday saw the Fenway neighborhood playing host to the greatest baseball contest of them all, the World Series, with the hometown Boston Red Sox facing their left coast counterparts, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite the early rain, Kenmore Square, Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street were alive with the excitement of the fourth World Series...
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News Briefs

October 26, 2018
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EARLY VOTING STARTS THIS MONTH Boston City Hall is the main early voting polling location. City Hall will be open for voting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., during the two-week period. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, City Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. for early voting. Please note: any voter registered...
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ZBA Grants Zoning Relief to BHA Buildings on West Newton and Rutland Streets

October 26, 2018
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Townhouses owned by the Boston Housing Authority on West Newton and Rutland streets are about to get a major life safety makeover. At the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Oct. 16, architect Cliff Boehmer said they are proposing to add fire protection, including fire alarms to 27 buildings on West Newton and Rutland...
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BPDA Holds Public Meeting for Kenmore Square Redevelopment

October 26, 2018
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The underused buildings along Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street are getting closer to revitalization. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a public meeting on Oct. 22 in the Kenmore Classroom Building to update the public on the Kenmore Square Redevelopment project. The project area consists of nine buildings bought from Boston University...
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Police Briefs 10-25-2018

October 26, 2018
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Unwanted guest On Saturday, Oct. 20, at around 5:53 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a verbal dispute at 130 Dartmouth St. On arrival, police spoke to Longwood security officers who said the female suspect had a disagreement with a friend who lives there. The suspect’s friend, who was uncooperative and refused...
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Let’s Make Sure the Blue Wave Includes Massachusetts

October 26, 2018
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As we get down to the final weeks of the election, many national commentators wonder how big the so-called “Blue Wave” will be, with newly energized Democrats taking back offices up and down the ballot across the country. The big question here is whether that wave will include Massachusetts. Massachusetts voters disapprove of Trump...
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