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Daring Young Pirates and Their Flying Machines

August 29, 2016
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Daring Young Pirates and Their Flying Machines

The Barstool Pirates take flight during the Red Bull Flugtag event at the Charles River on Saturday, Aug. 20. The unique event featured teams from all over Boston who spent several months designing and building flying machines that were launched into the Charles on Saturday with one rider. Some, like the Pirates here, followed...

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Area A-1 Sees Slight Year-To-Date Reduction in Crimes

August 29, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Area A-1 has seen a 3-percent drop in violent and property crimes this year from 2015. According to Boston Police, 1,278 Part One crimes were reported in the district, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, between Jan. 1 and July 17, 2016, as opposed to 1,320 incidents during the same...

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New Security Cameras Watch Over Monument in the Boston Common

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Boston Common, four new security cameras were installed recently providing safety and protection for those who visit. Sitting on top of existing light poles, the cameras are paid for and maintained by the Boston Police Department, who are also monitoring the activity...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

August 29, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. We’ve not heard much about this bill since last winter. But jaywalking is still a Bostonian’s best bet. It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for...

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Councilor Zakim Votes Not to Oppose Initiative to Raise Charter School Cap

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted 11–2 to support the charter cap resolution filed by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley opposing the Question 2 ballot initiative to raise the charter cap in Massachusetts. By voting against it, the city council went on record to prevent the raise of the state’s charter...

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Walsh’s Movie Nights Continue Through September 23 on Common

August 29, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and September. All shows begin at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) and are sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation...

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Boston Center of the Arts Welcomes New President and CEO

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Bouncing from desk to desk as his new office gets some new carpeting, Gregory Ruffer, the new president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), was at the end of his second week of work at his new job. “It’s just been two weeks that I’ve been here...

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Lantern Tours Explore the Freedom Trail After Dark Starting on Sept 22

August 29, 2016
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Discover the Freedom Trail in a new light – after dark – on the official Freedom Trail® Lantern Tours. Freedom Trail Foundation announces the return of the unique Freedom Trail® Lantern Tours, offering visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the dark history and mystery of the Freedom Trail by lantern-light! After a successful...

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Swingin’ On The Charles

August 22, 2016
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Swingin’ On The Charles

Instructors Katie and Paolo Piselli demonstrating six-count swing dancing.

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Drought Lowers Ground Water Table Causing Concern for Underground Wood Pilings

August 22, 2016
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Drought Lowers Ground Water Table Causing Concern for Underground Wood Pilings

By Beth Treffeisen Holding up many of the buildings that are found in neighborhoods like the Back Bay and flat of Beacon Hill are underground wood pilings that provide the support needed to keep them from sinking into the marshlands that once surrounded Boston. But, with a drought in effect, the water table that...

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