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Two Hour Free Parking Available If Motorists Use Parkboston App

December 10, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department are inviting residents and visitors to use the ParkBoston app and receive two hours of free parking at all metered spaces in the City this holiday season.  The two free hours may be used from Friday, November 27th through the end of the day on...

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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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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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Revisiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa

October 29, 2015
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By Sasha Mishkin Italy is one of those countries you could spend a lifetime exploring and never see it all. Even after studying in Florence for four months in college, I still haven’t had my fill of the narrow, cobblestoned streets that unearth historic sculptures, buildings, landscapes, and restaurants with every exhilarating turn. While...

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Steve Murphy Touts Experience,Record on Campaign Trail

October 29, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Councilor Stephen Murphy is one of the more visible councilors when it comes to attending community events, fundraisers or civic meetings, whether it be in Eastie or his home of Hyde Park, but the work of the life-long councilor is often best seen in between the lines – that being line...

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Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools,Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 29, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

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Boston Common Elm Gets New Life in Art Auction for FOPG

October 16, 2015
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By Dan Murphy After a large Belgian elm located near the corner of Beacon and Charles streets on the Boston Common fell prey to Hurricane Irene in August of 2011, Friends of the Public Garden board member Margaret Pokorny had a novel idea for giving the tree another life. Taking her inspiration the onetree...

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