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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

May 25, 2018
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...
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Help End Distracted Driving

May 17, 2018
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Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...
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Bishops Urge Support for Increase in Minimum Wage

May 11, 2018
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That Lucky T-Shirt Needs a Wash…Or Maybe Not

May 4, 2018
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There’s a strange mental issue with sports fans that we here in Boston take to a new level. Traditions in our public sports accommodations are known far and wide. You have the seventh-inning ‘Sweet Caroline’ tradition at Fenway, and the Patriots ‘This is Our House’ chant that makes opposing fanbases hate us, and the...
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Imagine Boston

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...
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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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Sorry Mr Brady, It’s a Hockey Town at Heart

April 13, 2018
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One of the things lost in the modern era of New Boston is the fact that the Hub is actually a hockey town. It was a hockey town for ages, until the Red Sox got good again and the Patriots came out of the doldrums 20 years ago to be the GOAT. But before...
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Putting Our Kids First

April 13, 2018
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Providing students with resources to help foster their physical, emotional, and mental health goes a long way on putting them, and keeping them, on a path to success. In Boston, we believe it’s our job to help ensure every part of a student’s needs are met — through innovative teaching methods; dedicated teachers; healthy...
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