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Thanking Veterans Today, and Every Day

November 9, 2018
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Every year on Nov. 11, we remember the armistice, signed on November 11th, 1918, that ended the First World War. One hundred years later, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate this day of all days, as the living memory of that war fades. The fact is, thousands of young men from...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 9, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Early Voting a Hit at BPL’s Copley Branch

November 2, 2018
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This year, Boston voters can vote before Election Day comes around. A Massachusetts state law passed in 2014 requires that cities and towns hold early voting for the general election every two years. The first early voting period was in 2016. This year, early voting is taking place from Oct. 22 to Noc. 2....
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Car Theft on the Rise in Back Bay

November 2, 2018
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Lock those car doors—theft from vehicles is happening at an alarming rate in the Back Bay. Of the 31 crimes listed on a handout provided at a Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Public Safety meeting on Oct. 25, 17 were larceny from vehicle. Though the Back Bay is generally a safe neighborhood,...
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BVNA Holds Annual Meeting

November 2, 2018
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The Bay Village Neighborhood Association (BVNA) held their annual meeting at the Revere Hotel on Oct. 30. Over 50 members and neighbors gathered for hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails before listening to updates from the Executive Committee about happenings and milestones over this past year. “It’s been a really fun year,” said BVNA President...
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Northeastern University Aids Its Students Who Were Affected by Hemenway St Fire

November 2, 2018
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On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3:17 p.m. firefighters responded to a seven alarm fire at an apartment building at 104 Hemenway Street. Though the apartment building is not owned by any area schools, many Northeastern, Berklee, and Emerson College students called it home. The fire was caused by an electrical problem, according to the...
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City Council, Union Workers Rail Against National Grid at Council Hearing

November 2, 2018
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Gas provider National Grid came under fire at the City Council’s Committee on Environment, Sustainability, and Parks hearing on Boston’s gas infrastructure on Tuesday. According to Councilor Matt O’Malley, the company declined an invitation to testify at the hearing. O’Malley read a letter from National Grid into the public record. “It’s disappointing, however not...
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Boston Women’s Memorial Celebrates 15 Years

November 2, 2018
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Though it was a chilly, gloomy day, it did not stop a large crowd from gathering at the Boston Women’s Memorial on Oct. 28 for its 15th anniversary. Several women made remarks, speaking about how this memorial has impacted the city over its 15 years, and reminisced about when it was first unveiled in...
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News Briefs

November 2, 2018
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DIA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATION COMING TO COPLEY SQUARE The City of Boston is teaming up with Boston’s Consulate General of Mexico to present a two-day Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Nov.1 and 2 in Copley Square from noon to 9 p.m.  A formal event and speaking program is scheduled for Nov....
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BPS Students Call on Northeastern to be a Pilot Program Leader:Students and Allies Ask University to Pay City Property Tax Assessment to Fund Schools

November 2, 2018
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Over 100 elementary, middle and high school students went on a field trip to see what a state-of-the-art library looks like and ask Northeastern to join us in fighting for excellent schools for all. Northeastern supports the community in so many ways, and we are asked them to be our partners in taking their...
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