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MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion and Longfellow Bridge Closure, July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. WSC will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 11. The...

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Amendment Aims to Lower Speed Limits in City

By Dan Murphy State legislators are proposing a bill amendment that would lower speed limits in Boston’s densely populated neighborhoods and in “designated safety zones” established by city officials. The amendment, co-sponsored by State Reps. Denise Provost, Dan Hunt, Elizabeth Malia and Jay Livingstone, would lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Concerts at DCR’s Hatch Shell

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announce its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. “Universal access and summertime fun lie at the heart...

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Police Briefs 06-28-2016

From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bike 06/19/2016 – A victim reported she parked her folding, black Commuter bike on Melrose Street on June 18 at around 2 p.m. When she returned at about 4 p.m. the following day, its wheels were stolen. Police seek suspect in indecent assault Boston Police are seeking...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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Women’s 100M Hurdles on Charles Street

June 24, 2016
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Women’s 100M Hurdles on Charles Street

The adidas Boost Boston Games held the city’s first-ever ‘Street Meet’ in the Beacon Hill neighborhood Saturday. In the photo above, world-class athletes compete in the hurdles event on a Mondo track that was constructed on historic Charles Street between the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Thousands of spectators also enjoyed other track...

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Bill Calls for More Duck-Boat Regulations

June 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Family members of a woman struck and killed by a duck boat on Beacon Hill in April joined three lawmakers Wednesday to advocate for legislation that would impose new safety regulations on the vehicles. “This was a preventable accident,” said Ivan Warmuth, father of 28-year-old Allison Warmuth was struck and killed...

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Downtown View:Summer Feasts

June 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Have you ever been to a feast on the streets of the North End? I decided this is the summer I’m going. I knew little about them for many years. Recently, they seem to have proliferated. It’s true, said life-long North End resident Nick Dello Russo. The reason I knew...

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Bud Patten Passes Away at 88;Longtime Resident of West Cedar Street

June 24, 2016
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Bud Patten loved life, especially the good life. He played golf, studied the American China Trade, preferred Bordeaux wines, hunted down fine antiques and cherished his lovely home, his wife and Beacon Hill, where he lived for 58 years. “We always called him the mayor of West Cedar Street,” said his friend Bob Linderman....

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Walsh Announces Partnership with Huntington Theatre Co

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Friday joined Michael Maso, Managing Director of the Huntington Theatre Company and John Matteson of the QMG Huntington, LLC to announce a partnership that will allow the Huntington Theatre Company to continue operating in what is known as the Boston University (BU) Theatre. “From the very...

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