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Quincy School’s Lincoln Building Could Potentially House New Elementary School

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When Simon Ho retired from his role as principal of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School last June, he expressed his desire that its Abraham Lincoln Building would again serve as an elementary school and envisioned expanding kindergarten and early grades for the school at that site. Located at Arlington and Fayette...

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Downtown View:Getting Through

February 4, 2016
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Ah, winter. This is the north, you know. It’s cold and it snows. Some of us like it. A lot of us don’t. I’m in the like-it category—the coziness, a fire in my fireplace and me with a good book, and the sounds of silence the snow brings. I’m not the only one who...

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Commission to Look at Daily Fantasy Sports

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Speaker Bob DeLeo said this week that he believes some regulations are needed for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry in Massachusetts, and will likely nominate a group to study the issue in the coming year. “It’s been such a difficult issue,” said DeLeo. “At the very least, we should get some...

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Walsh to Appoint members to One in 3 Council

February 4, 2016
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Story by Marianne Salza A new committee of young adults will soon be appointed to Mayor Marty Walsh’s ONEin3 Council. The motivated group of millennials (individuals born between the 1980s to the early 2000s) will be entrusted with creating, planning, and implementing projects and programs that impact the lives of 20-34-year-olds in Boston. “I...

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Zakim Seeking K-8 School in Downtown

January 28, 2016
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City Councilor Josh Zakim hopes to facilitate opening a new public elementary school to serve the city’s downtown neighborhoods during the new legislative season. The District 8 representative said he intends to work with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s administration to locate a space for a K-8 school for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End...

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Wu Seeks Transparency,All-Encompassing Transportation Discussion

January 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Charlestown residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to make sure Charlestown residents and...

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MassDOT Announces More Longfellow Bridge Closure

January 28, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will implement a series of bridge closures and Red Line weekend diversions during January 2016. WSC will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Fridays to 5:00 AM on Mondays. The closures are necessary to implement MBTA Red Line diversions that...

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Downtown View:Sestercentennial

January 28, 2016
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It is now 2016, only 10 years until America’s 250th birthday. So are we going to celebrate or what? It’s not only the Declaration of Independence. The 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre takes place in 2020. The Boston Tea Party’s 250th—2023. The battles of Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, 2025. What are...

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On the State Senate Campaign Trail

January 28, 2016
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Livingstone HealthyKids bill gets favorable report Rep. and State Senate candidate Jay Livingstone sponsored the ‘Healthy Kids’ bill that was reported out favorably by joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities Members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with \Disabilities advanced favorably on Monday an omnibus bill promoting programs...

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Beacon Hill Gala – One of Many Neighborhood Traditions

January 28, 2016
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by Suzanne Besser February 6, 2016, marks the 44th time the Beacon Hill Civic Association has invited neighbors to the Winter Gala, an elegant dinner and dance that each year attracts hundreds of neighbors. It is one of several Beacon Hill annual traditions that bring residents together to enjoy the community spirit that makes...

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