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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

August 8, 2016
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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

By Seth Daniel Many would have said that walking from Pier 4 to Pier 3 to pick up the Ferry Shuttle shouldn’t be such a big deal. Residents of the Navy Yard heard that argument for years from planners, community members and City officials. Those residents always pointed out that such journeys when it’s...

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New Web Site Lets People Talk About BPS Master Plan

August 8, 2016
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s City Hall to Go, announced “BuildBPS Kitchen Table Talks,” which are “pop-up” spaces for Boston residents to engage with one another, as well as BPS staff, about the district’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. One of those meetings will be held...

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BCYF Issues New Regs for ‘Drop-In’ Sites

August 8, 2016
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By John Lynds While most Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) summer camps are already regulated by City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), Charlestown’s ‘drop-in’ program will have to follow rigorous new standards in the wake of Kyzr Willis’ accidental drowning last week at the...

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Somerville Did Not Ask for Reconsideration, May Look at Judicial Review

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City of Somerville confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it would not pursue reconsideration of the Chapter 91 license granted to Wynn Boston Harbor last week by the state Department of Environmental Protection. That said, a mayoral spokesperson indicated they might seek judicial review of the decision in Superior Court. “The City...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Construction Slated to Start for Real this Week

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 16 cranes sit waiting this week on the Wynn Boston Harbor site. Hundreds of workers, likewise, are waiting in the wings. Wynn Boston Harbor folks were counting the minutes Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday, Aug. 3, waiting simply to get one piece of paper that they said would unleash construction...

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Local Players to Take Part in Dunkin’ Donuts Skills Competition

August 8, 2016
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The Boston Cannons announced the finalist in the Dunkin’ Donuts Skills Competition which will be decided before the team’s final home game on August 6 at Harvard Stadium. The Cannons and Dunkin’ Donuts hosted Skills Competitions in communities throughout the region to determine the finalists. In the competition, kids age-14 and under compete in...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2016

August 8, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Aggravated Assault 07/26/16 – Officers responded to Samuel Morse Way for a report of a man with a knife. The victim told police that he confronted a suspect, whom he believes broke into his car. The victim said the suspect then brandished a knife and lunged at him before fleeing the area....

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Letter to the Editor

August 8, 2016
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Tethering should be banned Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of...

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Townie Tidbits

August 8, 2016
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SAYING GOOD BYE TO PEGGY FLAHERTY Recently, Peggy Flaherty passed away at the age of 81 years young. She always seemed to be so active, one hardly could tell her age. She was always smiling, in great spirits and enjoyed her life as the wife of a politician and the mother of another. Every...

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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...

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