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MassDOT to Release Environmental Assessment for Longfellow Rehab Project

August 9, 2011
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed an Environmental Assessment report for the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project and will make the make the document available to the public upon completion of its review by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), MassDOT spokesman Richard Nangle said.  “The next step will be publication in compliance with...

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Bike Sharing for Boston is a Novel Transportation Venture

August 9, 2011
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Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2011

August 9, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 07/26/11 – A victim reported unknown person(s) broke into her 1998 Volvo S70 that was parked on Charles Street between 6 and 9:45 p.m. A purse, backpack, jewelry, iPod, U.S. currency and credit cards were reportedly removed from the vehicle. Larceny in a Building 07/28/11 – A Charles Street antique...

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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

August 3, 2011
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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

On Thursday, City Councilor at-Large John Connolly participated in the inaugural ride of Boston’s bike share program – Hubway. Connolly rode with the Children’s Hospital team from City Hall Plaza to Yawkey Way. Riders helped distribute bikes to stations around the city. More than 40 stations are currently operational, with plans to install more....

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Police Briefs 08-02-2011

August 3, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/22/11 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) entered his Phillips Street apartment between 7:50 a.m. and 2:06 p.m. and removed a college graduation ring and a laptop. Damage to the front door was also reported. Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/22/11 – A Joy Street resident reported that...

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Regarding Our National Government and Our Fragile Financial Lives

August 3, 2011
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There is a very real and compelling connection between our financial lives as individuals and families and that of the national government. In the modern age, we individuals are only as strong as our national government. If the national government is weak, we are weak. If it is in debt and nearly broke –...

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Rents Up; Sales Down

July 26, 2011
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The real estate marketplace in June and July is sputtering just a bit compared with statistics for the same period last year according to a variety of sources who compile real estate sales information as well as rental information. Sales of existing properties are down about 15 percent and condo sales are down a...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2011

July 26, 2011
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Assault and Battery/Warrant Arrest 07/12/11 – A male suspect arrested on Cambridge Street between 12:45 and 1:18 p.m. on an assault-and-battery default warrant out of Boston District Court. Assault and Battery 07/13/11 – A taxi driver reported while driving on Willow Street at around 12:25 a.m., one of two suspects he had picked up...

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First Golden Brooms Awarded

July 19, 2011
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First Golden Brooms Awarded

Jack and Mary Fitzgerald of Irving Street and Anna’s Taqueria of Cambridge Street were presented with the first Golden Broom Awards by the Beacon Hill Civic Association at a ceremony held last week on Charles Street. “We are all here because we care about our neighborhood,” said Mayor Thomas Menino, who presented the awards....

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Blackstone’s Presents ‘the Last Shepard and Tales of the Tenth Ornament’

July 19, 2011
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“The Last Shepard and Tales of the Tenth Ornament” is a timely Christmas tale about faith and hope. On Christmas Eve a young and cynical Boston reporter is sent to cover the demolition of Blackstone’s, a small store in Boston’s Beacon Hill, and to investigate the unexpected death of its owner, Jack Shepard. Though at...

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