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Boston Climate Campaign March 23

March 12, 2013
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For the sixth year in a row, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is encouraging residents and business owners to take part in Earth Hour and Lights Out Boston, two campaigns that work to raise awareness on the importance of climate action/energy conservation and wildlife migration, respectively. In an effort to raise awareness on climate action...

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Presentation on Preventing Gun Violence March 24

March 12, 2013
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A Gun Violence Prevention Presen-tation will be held on Sunday March 24 at the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street (corner of Berkley and Marlborough) and the public is invited to attend. The program will start at 12:30 p.m. with a showing of the documentary “Living for 32” chronicling the life and work...

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Downtown School Meeting

March 12, 2013
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Over the last six months, the Boston Public Schools and the School Choice plans have emerged to the forefront in local politics especially for  parents whose children are or could be attending public schools in Boston. The decisions being made today by city officials on the future of public school education will affect us...

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Student Jobs Are Important

March 12, 2013
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Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the number of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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Police Briefs 03-12-2013

March 12, 2013
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Drugs Possession with Intent to Distribute 02/28/13 – Between 5:41 and 6:10 p.m., a male suspect was arrested on Hancock Street for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The suspect was inside his 2000 BMW 323CI at the time of the arrest. Incidents Feb. 26 43 River St.  – Threats to Do Bodily...

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Elias Duncan: A Budding Thespian

March 5, 2013
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Elias Duncan: A Budding Thespian

Aaron Fricke, circa 1980,is a gay high school student who is subjected to rejection, violence, and ridicule by his peers, leaving him despondent and with suicidal thoughts. Building up courage and self-worth, Aaron sues his school for the right to bring his boyfriend as his date to the senior prom. His valiant assertions of...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing to Hear About Proposed Work at 7 Smith Ct.

March 5, 2013
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The owner/occupants of a single-family home at 7 Smith Court will appear before the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning and Licensing Committee, to present a proposal to construct a head house. This structure would allow walk-up access to a re-built roof deck on the 2 ½-story building. The committee will meet Wednesday, March 6...

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DOT Officials Approve Longfellow Bridge Work

March 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) board of directors approved the construction contract for the Longfellow Bridge Wednesday. The contract for the rehabilitation for the Longfellow Bridge, which carries Route 3 over the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, was awarded to J. F. White/Skanska Koch/Consigli, in the amount of $255,489,000, and construction is...

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Thank You

March 5, 2013
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In our neighborhood, there is nothing more scarce than open, safe and appealing public spaces.  For too long, we have seen how municipal and recent state budget cuts have had a negative impact on our parks with necessary repairs often being postponed. The recent action of the following businesses, Lenox Hotel, LAZ Parking, Panificio...

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Federal Sequestration

March 5, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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