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Boston Bikers Rejoice: We Don’t Ride in New York!

Filed in Local Events, Local News by on April 30, 2010 0 Comments
Boston Bikers Rejoice: We Don’t Ride in New York!

In all my years of riding bikes, I have never once been body-checked to the ground by a police officer. For this, I am thankful, not only because of the resultant dearth of injuries, but also because it shows a level of respect toward bikers from the Boston police force that, unfortunately, is not true […]

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Rebuilding Together Boston Works to Transform Neighborhoods

Filed in Local News by on April 27, 2010 0 Comments
Rebuilding Together Boston Works to Transform Neighborhoods

This past Saturday April 24, 2010 was National Rebuilding Day for Rebuilding Together.  Though a national organization it is made up of local affiliates that bring their services to towns and cities all across America.  We are lucky to have our own “branch” Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB). RTB provides renovation services for those that can […]

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GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Baker Tries to Slam Door on Mihos’ Campaign

Filed in Local News, Politics by on April 17, 2010 0 Comments
GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Baker Tries to Slam Door on Mihos’ Campaign

Seeking to avoid a potentially distracting and divisive primary contest, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker is trying to lure enough delegates at today’s GOP convention to his campaign to end Christy Mihos’ bid for the party nomination. Candidates must receive at least 15 percent of the delegate vote to appear on the primary ballot this […]

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Sarah Palin Teabags Boston

Filed in Featured, Local News by on April 14, 2010 1 Comment
Sarah Palin Teabags Boston

When I first moved to Boston to attend college a few years back, I was proud to think my home was a liberal utopia of social equality, political correctness, and self righteous snobbery. I was 18, and at the time found all that political homogeny welcoming; now I find it oppressive. I’ve since soured on […]

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Governor Deval Patrick Formally Launches Reelection Bid

Filed in Featured, Local News, Politics by on April 10, 2010 0 Comments
Governor Deval Patrick Formally Launches Reelection Bid

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick formally kicked off his reelection campaign today, beginning what promises to be a hard-fought battle to retain his post as the state’s top official. Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray are crisscrossing the state all weekend, meeting with supporters and Democratic officials to rally support for the beleaguered administration. The agenda […]

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Revitalizing Boston’s North End

Filed in Local Events, Local News by on April 6, 2010 0 Comments
Revitalizing Boston’s North End

Did you know there is a North End Chamber of Commerce? I was surprised to find that this chamber had been established so recently. It was started back in 2005 with the goal of revitalizing Boston’s North End.  They are currently sponsoring an extended version of the 2010 Restaurant Week specific to the North End.  […]

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Boston Branch Libraries Worth Saving

Filed in Featured, Local News by on March 26, 2010 0 Comments
Boston Branch Libraries Worth Saving

Today the Globe did a write up on Boston’s Local Branch libraries and how some of them could be closed due to budget issues.  I had already been planning to do a post on this because as someone who grew up in the South End of Boston I can attest to the difference a local […]

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Soggy Saint Patrick’s Parade Marches on in the Rain

Filed in Local News by on March 15, 2010 0 Comments
Soggy Saint Patrick’s Parade Marches on in the Rain

So much for the luck of the Irish. Despite torrential rain and 30 mile per hour gusting winds, Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade stepped off right on schedule yesterday afternoon. And while all the moisture is sure to nourish some festive green back into the city, yesterday’s pervasive gray only made for a dour parade […]

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Warm Weather is Coming! Warm Weather is Coming!

Filed in Local News by on March 8, 2010 1 Comment
Warm Weather is Coming! Warm Weather is Coming!

After a few tantalizing weeks of back and forth weather, when 50 degree days segued straight into snow, it’s finally happened. For the first time since maybe November, Boston had a truly nice weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday saw temperatures peak in the mid 50s, and with ample sunshine pouring down, it finally felt good […]

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Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan Saves Lives Across Massachusetts

Filed in Local News by on January 2, 2010 0 Comments
Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan Saves Lives Across Massachusetts

As of July 2009, the Department of Public Health reports that 320 opiate overdoses in Massachusetts have been reversed by the administration of overdose reversal drug Narcan.  Due to the proven success of the drug in the Boston area since it first became available in 2007, the Boston Public Health Commission is continuing their mission to […]

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