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Cyber Crimes Against Women Need Prioritizing

March 25, 2013
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Lawmakers and the justice system needs to begin prioritizing investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. While protections against violent online threats already exist, reportedly, enforcement is drastically lagging across the country. It is estimated that 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the US between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors...

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Street Parking Savers Need to Be Banned

March 25, 2013
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Like the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), we agree that the street parking savers situation needs to be banned or at least it needs to be refined. Just because someone, shovels their vehicle out for whatever reason, it is still a public space and doesn’t belong to the person who shoveled. The same people...

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Do We Have Any Privacy?

March 25, 2013
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The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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Opinion

March 25, 2013
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New Downtown School is Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 19, 2013
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New Downtown School is Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Reactions from the Downtown Schools Coalition

March 19, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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Friends of the Public Garden Announces More Give 5% Boston Partners

March 19, 2013
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The Friends of the Public Garden has announced 11 additional neighborhood businesses who are participating in the Give 5% for Earth Day campaign:  Back Deck, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill Chocolates, Core De Vie, Fajitas & ‘Ritas, Gary Drug, Kitchenwares by Blackstone’s, noa, Red Wagon, Townhouse Beauty Bar and Twentieth Century Ltd. The...

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Boston Parks and Recreation Denies Permission to Remove Tree

March 19, 2013
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Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of letters and email opposing the measure, Boston Parks and Recreation Department Arborist Greg Mosman denied an application to remove a shade tree at 81 Myrtle St., said MaryLee Halpin, executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association  (BHCA). The applicant had sought to remove one linden tree measuring 11...

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Downtown School

March 19, 2013
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The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many downtown families of the more than 2,000 school age children that have...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2013

March 19, 2013
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Larceny – Over $200 03/06/13 – A victim reported while she was moving into a Beacon Street building between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her MacBook computer, as well as an iPad and leather case. Incidents March 6 77 Phillips St.  Investigate Person 63 Beacon St.   Larceny, Other, $200 &...

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