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Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2013
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Grateful for scholarship To the Peter Looney Scholarship Committee: Thank you for your very generous scholarship.  I am honored to be the recipient of the Peter Looney Scholarship.   This scholarship will be put towards furthering my education at Tufts University.  My family and I, as well as all concerned townies, appreciate the difference CHAD...

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CB&GC News and Notes

July 11, 2013
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Summer Camp for ages 6-12 at the Green Street building will run Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16, 2013.  Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Teen Summer Day program at the High Street building will run Monday through...

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Downtown View Are You a City Nerd?

July 11, 2013
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One day I was a passenger in a car on the Longfellow Bridge coming into Boston from Cambridge. Bob was driving and Ann was in the front seat. We began discussing the upcoming reconstruction of the bridge and the granite at Charles Circle that bordered a sidewalk. “How wide is that sidewalk anyway?” asked...

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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

July 4, 2013
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The Markey Family of Monument Square, Met with President Barak Obama

The Markey family of Monument Square, met with President Barak Obama when he came to Boston on June 12 to speak at a rally for Richard’s broth­er, Ed Markey, the new US Senator from Massachusetts. Shown with Obama are Richard, Cynthia and their daughter Samantha.

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Election 2013: Mayoral Candidate Walsh Will Run on His Record

July 4, 2013
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Election 2013: Mayoral Candidate Walsh Will Run on His Record

Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview, noting that he has voted on issues such as gay...

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Arroyo: Mayor’s Power Comes from the People

July 4, 2013
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Arroyo: Mayor’s Power Comes from the People

City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo is among many candidates fighting hard to win the Mayor’s Office this fall. But Arroyo is describing a different vision of the mayor’s role, one where residents would directly shape the City’s plans and policies. “I believe the power in City Hall doesn’t come from inside the building....

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Storymobile Program Truck Coming Here

July 4, 2013
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ReadBoston’s Storymobile Program will bring books and literacy activities to over 40,000 Boston children this summer.  Each week, the ReadBoston Storymobile will visit over 80 sites around the city with a professional storyteller.  The children who attend this exciting free program will witness storytelling at its best and will be able to choose a...

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Get in Shape This Summer with Boston’s Fitness Series

July 4, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the launch of Fitness in the City, a summertime series of fitness classes that are free and open to the public.  Last year, as part of Boston Moves for Health, the city worked with several partners to host similar classes on City Hall Plaza.  Those classes attracted over...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July Weekend

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday weekend , but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go...

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Police Briefs 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Day 06/24/13 – A victim on Mt. Vernon Street reported that he left home for a few hours at about noon and, upon his return, found his front door had been forced open. A television set, cable box and money and money were reported missing. Warrant Arrest 06/25/13 – Officers...

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