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Is This Our New Normal?

March 10, 2018
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The intense havoc wreaked by this past weekend’s storm, coming on the heels of the storm of January that similarly brought devastation to many areas throughout the state, has left all of us wondering whether this is the new normal for our sliver of the planet. We read somewhere that both of these storms...

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Sunny Weather

March 1, 2018
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Sunny Weather

Last week’s weather cooperated for those on February vacation. With the snow all melted, residents turned out to enjoy the Boston Common in the sun.

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Dan Conley Decides Not to Seek Re-Election as Suffolk DA

March 1, 2018
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On what was his 16th anniversary in the office of District Attorney, Dan Conley surprised many by announcing he would not run for the office again. Simply put, the former prosecutor turned City Councilor turned DA, said he believed it was time to let others have a chance to run the county-wide office –...

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Celebrated Authors Speak at Boston Public Library’s March Talks and Lectures

March 1, 2018
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Boston Public Library’s March talks and lectures feature celebrated authors Junot Díaz and Kelly Barnhill, award-winning investigative journalist and author Joseph Rosenbloom, conservationist Terry Tempest Williams, and more. All programs and events can be viewed via www.bpl.org/calendar. Get an inside look at John and Robert Kennedy’s essential partnership during the turbulent first year of...

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Congressman Capuano Urges FAA to Shift Flight Paths Over the Water at Logan

March 1, 2018
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Last week U.S. Congressman wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging them to take the same action at Logan International Airport as the agency took recently in California. Earlier this year the FAA reached an agreement with two California cities, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, about flight paths that commercial jets...

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Pop-In to Save the Harbor’s Boston Harbor Pop-Up at 226 Causeway Street

March 1, 2018
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is pleased to announce the opening of its new interactive Boston Harbor Pop-Up Museum at 226 Causeway Street across from North Station in Boston. At the Boston Harbor Pop-Up, kids of all ages can explore the harbor, create designs in the sand, and color murals featuring Boston’s sports teams...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2018

March 1, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Moto Vehicle 02/18/18 – A victim reported she parked her 2014 Audi Q5 on Charles Street at around 10 p.m. on Feb. 17, but when she returned to the vehicle at around 1:30 a.m. the next day, the rear passenger’s side window was smashed...

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Proposed HHS Rule Would Save Seniors Money

March 1, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just proposed a rule that could dramatically lower seniors’ out-of-pocket drug spending. Lobbyists for the nation’s largest “pharmacy benefits managers” are sure to fight the proposal tooth and nail. These PBMs, which effectively set drug prices for the entire country, want to continue overcharging the 42...

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Commenting on Trump’s Call to Arm Teachers

March 1, 2018
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the following statement in response to comments made by President Trump, who spoke publicly about arming teachers with firearms as a way to avert school shootings. “The mere thought that teachers should be armed in order to ward off violence is utterly illogical and will only...

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Dan Conley Will Be Missed

March 1, 2018
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The surprise announcement by Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley that he will not be seeking re-election in the fall came as a shock to his constituents in Suffolk County. For the past 16 years, Dan Conley has held what is perhaps the highest-profile job in the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. Yet despite...

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