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Increase in Stolen or Missing Drugs

December 10, 2015
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Outlined in a new State Department of Public Health report, opioid pills and other prescription pills have been missing or stolen from hospitals and clinics across the state at a 15 percent increase over all of last year. The jump in the report could be a trend as addicts continue to seek these pills,...

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Banning Replica Handguns in Public Places a Positive Move

December 10, 2015
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An ordinance banning replica handguns in public spaces throughout the City of Boston, aimed at increasing public safety, has been signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with support from the Boston City Council. The measure will make residents aware of the danger of replicas and hopefully will increase the dialogue about the consequences...

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Boston Library is in Top Tier

November 26, 2015
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A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics.  Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library. Here in Boston, we...

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Downtown View:Giving Thanks

November 26, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor You will probably be sitting around a table soon telling friends and family what you are thankful for. We think about the big things—those friends and family members, the good food, good health, a satisfying job. We can easily forget other enjoyments, amenities and endeavors that enrich our lives. I’m...

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MBTA Riders asked to Take Use Survey

November 26, 2015
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The MBTA is seeking information from riders about how they use the ‘T’. This system-wide Rider Census will help the ‘T’ understand our passengers’ trip-making patterns, demographics, and needs. The survey takes 5-to-10-minutes to complete. Officials will use the data to evaluate current service, develop service plans, and gauge the impact of proposed service...

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Mayor and IBM Announce Launch of StartHub

November 26, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of StartHub, a comprehensive, centralized, online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community.  Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, IBM, and Gust, StartHub will serve as the homepage for Greater Boston’s startup community, providing...

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Police Briefs 11-24-2015

November 26, 2015
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BACK BAY POLICE LOG Nov. 2 332 Newbury St. – Assault Simple – Battery 443 Boylston St. – Larceny – All Others 98 Hemenway St. – Property – Lost 855 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 Clarendon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 17 Arlington St. –...

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End of Life Conversation Talk Planned at King’s Chapel on Nov. 11

November 12, 2015
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By Medb Mahony Sichko Ninety percent of Americans believe the conversation is important, although only 30 percent have had it. Do you know what the conversation is?  Signs may be coming to a subway station near you.  Or the conversation may pop up in other places, especially as November begins. Perhaps you’ve read Brigham-and-Women-surgeon...

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Police Briefs 11-10-2015

November 12, 2015
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Back Bay Police Log Oct. 19 51 Huntington Ave. – Property – Lost 97 Hemenway St. – Drugs – Possession of a Class A Substance – Heroin, etc.; Investigate Person 141 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 375 Newbury St. – Larceny – Theft from Building Boylston/Fairfield streets – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving...

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Downtown View Scandal:City Councilors Took Trips

November 12, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor Since this is election week, it seems appropriate to consider recent news about our city councilors. They have enjoyed overseas trips—Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan were mentioned. Josh Zakim, Tito Jackson and Tim McCarthy met important local officials in Israel and also had a chance to “bathe in the relaxing...

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