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Gas Leaks Continue to Spark Uproar Among Residents

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Underneath the battered Boston streets, miles of gas lines, some more than 100 years old, are spewing out natural gas and causing consequences that often go unnoticed. “One thing is to highlight it to make the indivisible, visible,” said Steven Hamburg, the chief scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. With more...

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Drought Has Left Its Mark On Street Trees In Boston

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A severe drought has taken over most of Massachusetts, including Boston, where many of the trees that line the sidewalks may need a bit more love. The city of Boston planted 1,424  new trees during the spring, leaving the younglings as the most vulnerable in the hot heat. The city takes...

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Programs At The Boston Public Library West End Branch

August 22, 2016
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Color Your World: Coloring for Adults —  Fridays 2-4, September 9th –December 16th.  Join us for a relaxing time of coloring. We’ll supply coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, and crayons. Bring your own supplies if you prefer. Feel free to drop-in between these hours. Author Talk & Booking Signing  Get a Grip on Business...

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Boston Election Department Approves Early Voting Plan

August 22, 2016
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In response to Boston City Council Order # 0387, an order for a hearing regarding the 2016 Presidential and State Elections procedures sponsored by Councilor Bill Linehan, the Boston Election Department approved an early voting plan. During the 2012 Presidential Election, some of the most populous precincts in the city experienced long lines and...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2016

August 22, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 08/05/16 – A female victim reported she was inside a Beacon Street restaurant and bar at around 11:05 p.m., when her wallet was stolen. The victim stated her purse was on the back of her chair, and a surveillance video showed an unknown female suspect...

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Letters to the Editor

August 22, 2016
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Trees need watering Dear Editor: You may not realize it, but Boston, like many cities across the country, is in a severe drought. We have had a quarter the rain we normally have by now and are down by 12 inches of rain. During a drought it is very important to water city trees. And not just with one...

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National Night Out

August 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games,...

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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 22, 2016
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 Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...

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Diner En Blanc

August 19, 2016
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Diner En Blanc

Thousands, donned head-to-toe in white, gathered for the Diner en Blanc event, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon.

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A Beacon of Diplomacy:Kitchens Concludes Distinguished Tenure as Consul General

August 19, 2016
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A Beacon of Diplomacy:Kitchens Concludes Distinguished Tenure as Consul General

By Cary Shuman Susie Kitchens is concluding her term this month as the British Consul General to Boston, bidding farewell to the city and the countless people whom she helped during her reign in the prestigious diplomatic post. Kitchens has served in the position for four years, which is the standard term for those...

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