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Ward 5 Democrats to Caucus on Feb 20

February 4, 2016
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Democrats in Boston’s Ward 5, which includes the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Fenway and portions of the South End and Chinatown, will caucus at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. in Copley Square, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. The caucus will elect delegates to represent the...

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Walsh to Appoint Members to One in 3 Council

February 4, 2016
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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 developed...

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Longfellow Bridge Stage 3 Construction Rescheduled for February 11, 2016

February 4, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates setting up the final configuration of Stage 3 by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of Red Line Weekend Diversions. The relocation of the large barrier fence along the tracks will be completed by February 1. The...

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Police Briefs

February 4, 2016
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Jan. 11 587 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 644 Beacon St. – Investigate Person 55 Commonwealth Ave. – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory   Jan. 12 370 Commonwealth Ave. – Robbery – Other 10 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – All Others 497 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting; Warrant Arrest...

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Area D-4 sees 14-Percent Reduction in Part One Crime in 2015

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Area D-4 saw an approximately 14-perecnt decrease in violent and property crime in 2015, compared with the previous year. According to Boston Police, 4,043 Part One crimes were reported in the area, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, last year as opposed to 4,624 incidents...

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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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Special Events Planned by Freedom Trail

February 4, 2016
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African-American patriots played a vital role in the formation of our country and the start of the American Revolution in Boston.  In honor of these heroes, the Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots Tour celebrates them and their accomplishments during Black History Month in February on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m.  Led by...

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Sasha’s City Passport Finding the Lost City

February 4, 2016
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By Sasha Mishkin With limited vacation days for endless travel dreams, it’s hard to plan the perfect trip. That’s why instead of perfection I strive for indelibility. On my last trip to South America, I found just that with an unforgettable four-day hike to “La Ciudad Perdida” (The Lost City). Originally called Teyuna, the...

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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...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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