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BHWF Members Hear Talks on New Research for Saving Lives

April 21, 2018
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We are made from more bacteria than human cells. Not only that, many of them positively contribute to our way of life by helping us be healthy, active, and produce vitamins. To address the bad bacteria, antibiotic treatment has saved billions of lives. However, the World Health Organization predicts that antibacterial resistance will be...

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Boston City Council Updates

April 21, 2018
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The following items were discussed at the Boston City Council Meeting on April 11. Increasing Access to Voter Registration The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. Once, enacted, it will...

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Longfellow Bridge Closings Scheduled for April

April 21, 2018
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MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge overnight to all vehicular traffic through Thursday, April 19, from 11:00 p.m. each night to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform work on the joints of the bridge. Emergency responder, bicyclist, and pedestrian travel, and MBTA Red Line service will be maintained across...

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Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala Preview Party to be held in September

April 21, 2018
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With thoughts of warmer weather and the beauty it will soon bring to the park, the Esplanade Association (esplanadeassociation.org) has begun the planning for their annual Moondance Gala to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, on the banks of the Charles River. To kick off the excitement, Esplanade supporters Alexi and Steve Conine hosted...

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Police Briefs 04-17-2018

April 21, 2018
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Beacon Hll Beat Larceny from Motor Vehicle 04/02/18  – A male suspect stole the victim’s wallet from inside his work truck at about 1:24 a.m. The truck was parked in an alley behind a Park Plaza restaurant, and the wallet contained U.S. currency, bank/credit cards and the victim’s driver’s license. The suspect fled on...

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Letter to the Editor

April 21, 2018
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Please support this bill To the Editor: Lung cancer deaths are estimated to outnumber prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer deaths in Massachusetts this year, combined. One of the major risk factors for lung cancer is tobacco use. Deaths due to tobacco use are some of the most preventable deaths, and amount to almost 1...

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Red Line/Blue Line Connector

April 21, 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...

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Is April the New January?

April 21, 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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Scampo Turns 10

April 13, 2018
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Scampo Turns 10

Scampo turned 10 in style on Monday, April 2, as a crowd of around 300 turned out to The Liberty Hotel to celebrate the eatery’s milestone. Lydia Shire, owner and chef of the upscale Italian restaurant with a mozzarella bar, which takes its name from the Italian word for “escape,” was on hand at the...

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Traffic Advisory for Marathon Weekend Posted

April 13, 2018
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The Boston Marathon and the City of Boston’s Patriot’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018.  The BAA 5K and the Invitational Mile will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  These events will result in street closures and parking restrictions in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Fenway-Kenmore, the North End and Government Center.  People coming...

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