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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Obituaries 08-13-2015

August 14, 2015
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Laurence E. Dewey Formerly of Charlestown Laurence E. “Larry” Dewey, a longtime resident of Somerville and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire following a brief illness. He was 69 years old. Larry was born in Somerville on November 29,...

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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

August 7, 2015
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Local Woman Takes Part in Swim Across America Relay

On July 10, a cloudy Friday morning, Coleen Lynch of Charlestown and about 100 other swimmers from the Boston area – along with former Olympian swimmers – met up at the Boston Harbor Hotel to take part in the 22-mile relay Swim Across America (SAA) event in Boston. Lynch joined Olympians Carlton Bruner, Kristy...

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Street Light Conversions Saves Taxpayers Millions

August 7, 2015
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The new electric streetlights may be a brighter white, but they have saved the City some deep green in a hurry. Just one year into the LED (Light-Emitting Diode) streetlight conversion program, the City of Boston estimates that it saved $4.7 million in 2014 with just 71 percent of the City retrofitted. Also, through...

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WNV Risk Level Raises in Boston

August 7, 2015
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)  announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively small geographic area of the Commonwealth...

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Walsh Announces the Creation Of 175 More Youth Jobs

August 7, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on August 3 the creation of 175 additional youth summer jobs for nine community-based organizations, according to a press release. The jobs were created through $230,000 in corporate and individuals sponsorships to the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund. “Jobs provide Boston youth with meaningful work experience,” said Walsh, according to the...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2015

August 7, 2015
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POLICE/COMMUNITY MEETING: Meet the police & discuss public safety issues on the last Wednesday of every month at the police station, 20 Vine Street, at 6:00 p.m., 2nd floor, community room. POLICE RELATED INFO: Contact the District A-1 Community Service Office at 617-343-4627. REPORT DRUG DEALING: Contact the District A-1 Confidential Drug Line at...

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Townie Tidbits

August 7, 2015
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SAY A PRAYER FOR JOE SHADROUI      I just returned from my annual vacation to America in Austin, Texas and picked up a copy of the July 24 Patriot-Bridge and was shocked to read the story on Joe Shadroui and the teri8ble accident he had on Main Street getting whacked by a car. ...

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No Olympics in 2024

August 7, 2015
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It’s now official that there will be no Summer Olympics in 2004 in the City of Boston. Perhaps things could have been different with a better strategy of rolling out the plan, but the proposal never garnered a clear-cut majority, either of residents or the politicians, who wanted to see the Olympics held in...

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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

August 6, 2015
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Send Joe a Smile with a Sunflower

By Seth Daniel Every since Bunker Hill Florist owner Joe Shadroui was tragically hit by a car on Main Street July 16, a consistent stream of concerned well-wishers have filed through the door of the popular neighborhood florist asking what they could do. Until now, employees of the shop that have been scrambling to...

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