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He Beat a Conservative Republican to Get His Real Start in Congress

December 5, 2011
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In 1980, Barney Frank defeated conservative Republican Congresswoman Margaret Heckler decisively. Heckler, an 8 term Republican did not believe she could lose. After all, she confided to me, “I have all the veterans. I have this wonderful family of mine to roll out for all to see and Barney Frank is just a fat,...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Tree Lighting and Stroll Big Success

December 10, 2010
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The annual Beacon Hill Tree Lighting and Stroll Thursday evening was a big success. The neighborhood turned out for both events, giving Charles Street the look and the feel of a winter wonderland.

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Craigie Bridge traffic change starts Saturday

November 5, 2010
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Traffic heading into Boston from Cambridge over the Craigie Bridge is ending Saturday for at least a month as repairs to the bridge. Traffic will only be allowed over the Craigie Bridge heading out of Boston. The road generally carries about 25,000 cars a day.

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Petruccelli wins impressively

November 3, 2010
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Beacon Hill’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli won an impressive victory in Tuesday’s balloting against his opponent, Republican Frank Addivinola. Petruccelli’s total vote districtwide was 23,670 to Addivinola’s 8,548.

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Walz wins another term

November 3, 2010
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Representative Marty Walz defeated Brad Marston by a wide margin in balloting today. Walz won 77% of the vote. Unofficial results show Walz with 9148 and Marston with 2669. In addition, she received 1704 in Beacon Hill to Marston’s 745. Her victory party is being held at Deux Ave on Massachusetts Avenue.

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Woman with mental issues threatens to blow up State House

October 28, 2010
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Wednesday morning, the State Police reported that an apparently mentally unstable woman threatened to blow up the State House. The woman allegedly called Boston Police and told them she was walking with a bomb up to the State House. Boston Police notified the State Police, who searched for the suspect, located her and ultimately...

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Craigie Drawbridge repairs a traffic disaster

October 28, 2010
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Starting November 6, the Craigie Drawbridge by the Museum of Science is going to be dismantled and repaired creating a traffic nightmare for commuters. It is believed the traffic conditions caused by the bridge repairs will also effect greatly the Storrow Drive entrance and on the Cambridge side, the entrance onto Memorial Drive. Only...

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President Sargent resigns

October 21, 2010
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Suffolk University President David Sargent has retired. His resignation was put in yesterday at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. After accepting it, the university announced it would be seeking a new president. Board of Trustees Chairman Andrew Meyer praised Sargent. He called him an institution. In fact, he has been at...

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Super Duck Tour Rules

September 10, 2010
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There is the Duck Tour. And then there is the Super Duck Tour. The Super Duck Tour is a 90 minute amphibious “Ocean Duck Tour” that offers a narrated tour of Boston and the surrounding areas main attractions by land and sea. It differs from the Duck Tour in that it takes you on...

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