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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 22, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd annual meeting in San Francisco. The award recognized mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in American cities,...

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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

July 9, 2015
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John Harvard Mall to Get Re-Vamped

One of the great misnomers is that John Harvard actually had something to do with Cambridge. It is true, he donated his book collection and a sum of money to the Cambridge institution of higher learning that now bears his name, but that’s about as far as his history goes in Cambridge. In fact,...

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Wynn Calls Boston To Stop ‘Campaign of Falsehoods’ or Else

July 9, 2015
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A noted attorney from California, who has represented casino developer Steve Wynn in previous successful slander suits, has called on the City of Boston to stop spreading lies about Wynn’s actions in Boston and to apologize for the conduct. If they don’t, the attorney indicated that a slander suit is not out of the...

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Somerville/Boston Paving Rehabilitation now Underway

July 9, 2015
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Continuing through late August, the section of I-93 South between Exit 30 (Route 38) in Somerville and a point south of Exit 26 (Leverett Circle) just north of the Zakim Bridge in Boston will undergo pavement milling and resurfacing improvements. The work will take place nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The end...

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OCPF Fines Company for Contributing to Local Officials

July 9, 2015
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The trash removal company once responsible for weekly trash pick up in Charlestown before the contract was handed over to Sunrise last year was fined by the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) last week. Capitol Waste Services, of East Boston, was found to be funneling money from scrap metal sales into...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

July 3, 2015
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Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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Approval, Opposition Meet At Resident Parking Meeting

July 3, 2015
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Nearly 50 Charlestown residents gathered at Charlestown High School last Thursday, June 18, for the second public meeting regarding proposed changes to the neighborhood’s parking regulations. Attorney Erin Woods and Boston Police Officer Shannon Fabiano-McLaughlin began circulating a petition in May in hopes of changing the resident-only hours from 8am-8pm to 6pm-10am. They hope...

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Leach Completes New Degree Program at BFIT and Lands a Full-time Position

June 30, 2015
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Leach Completes New Degree Program at BFIT and Lands a Full-time Position

Damien Leach had a well-rounded, multi-faceted experience at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), the non-profit, private technical college located in the South End A resident of Roxbury, Leach was a member of the first graduating class from the only Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology (HIT) in Massachusetts. He completed a 160-hour...

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BFIT Graduate Tara Montgomery Is Enjoying Her Employment at GE

June 30, 2015
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BFIT Graduate Tara Montgomery Is Enjoying Her Employment at GE

As the first member of her family to attend college, Tara Montgomery knows first hand the hard work and sacrifices necessary to realize her dream of a college degree. After being out of high school for eight years, Montgomery enrolled in the Building Technology and Design department at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT)...

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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

June 25, 2015
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Training Field Renovations Looking For Partners, Donations for Project

Just any old fence won’t do at the historic Training Field in Winthrop Square. The small, City-owned urban park marks a great moment in American history where the Colonials stood up to their British oppressors. It’s likely where they trained, fought and died in the Battle of Bunker Hill. To wit, large memorials remember...

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