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Dirty Water News joins Boston’s free-paper fray

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Local News by on December 23, 2009 0 Comments
Dirty Water News joins Boston’s free-paper fray

Newcomer Dirty Water News is slated to start circulating its “lifestyle and entertainment” paper around Boston this month, and their new site recently went live. The paper comes from the makers of a similar paper on Martha’s Vineyard called This Week On MV. They describe themselves as “a lifestyle and entertainment newspaper that’s going to […]

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Boston Mom Calls 911 on Son’s Video Game Habit

Filed in Local News by on December 22, 2009 1 Comment
Boston Mom Calls 911 on Son’s Video Game Habit

An area mother called 911 this past weekend because her 14-year-old son was playing video games into the middle of the night, refusing to fall asleep. Police say that the call came in at 2:30 Am Saturday, with the mother also complaining that her son was walking through the house and turning on all the […]

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An Altruistic, Objective Analysis of Playing in a Snowstorm

Filed in Local News, Reviews by on December 21, 2009 0 Comments
An Altruistic, Objective Analysis of Playing in a Snowstorm

When Mayor Menino declared a snow emergency this past weekend, I knew that an important task had been set before me. With the city at a standstill—its residents cooped indoors, mountains of canned goods at hand, fearing the worst—I, in a spirit of altruistic civil service, ventured out into the blustery unknown to see firsthand […]

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Secret Break Room, Entertainment Nook Found at Somerville T Station

Filed in Local News by on December 16, 2009 0 Comments
Secret Break Room, Entertainment Nook Found at Somerville T Station

Everyone has had that shitty job, the one you dread trudging off to each day, that job that drags on and on and that you wish could somehow be improved by even the most incremental of margins. Fantasies of improvements via reclining, cushioned chairs, video game consoles, and DVD players are cycled through, one by […]

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Fatal Fire Truck Crash Blamed on Faulty Parts

Filed in Local News by on December 16, 2009 0 Comments
Fatal Fire Truck Crash Blamed on Faulty Parts

The fatal crash of the Boston Fire Department’s Ladder 26  last winter has recently been under investigation by authorities, and according to a police report obtained by the Globe, it seems the installation of wrong parts on the truck may be to blame. The questionable maintenance was supposedly done by a contractor for the Fire […]

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WGBH details its new radio programming

Filed in Arts & Entertainment, Local News by on November 28, 2009 2 Comments
WGBH details its new radio programming

Last time we talked about public broadcasting powerhouse WGBH, they were attempting to rebrand their radio channel 89.7FM as a news talk destination, moving their classical station to a dedicated spot on the dial to make room for new programming.  The station has plans to bring some of its more popular television show to radio, […]

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I’m dreaming of a parket-ticket-free Christmas

Filed in Local News by on November 24, 2009 0 Comments
I’m dreaming of a parket-ticket-free Christmas

The city of Boston is getting into the holiday spirit,  and just like Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation, is opening its door to all who seek holiday cheer. That’s right, the city is going to make merry its meter maids, and proclaim all downtown parking to be free every Saturday until the end of the […]

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Killer App- MBTA tracking transit data for developers

Filed in Local News, Technology by on November 14, 2009 1 Comment
Killer App- MBTA tracking transit data for developers

The MBTA is releasing real time information on some of its bus routes, which will relay where a particular bus currently is along its route, and when it is expected to arrive at its next stop. The data is being released to third party developers in an effort to encourage them to develop user friendly […]

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Simmons College’s Proposal to Cut Courses Proves Unpopular

Simmons College’s Proposal to Cut Courses Proves Unpopular

The opportunity to attend smaller classes where students aren’t just numbers in an arena is one of the most appealing aspects of attending a college, rather than a major university. But as the recession continues, the effects are devastating the smaller academic institutions that focus on providing students with a low teacher to student ratio. […]

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Need a Job? Work for Google Cambridge

Need a Job? Work for Google Cambridge

If you’re a local unemployed Bostonian in need of a job,  you’ve likely been searching the internet for employment with little or no success.  Rather than using Google to search the internet for a job, perhaps next time try using Google to search Google for a job, as the company has announced that it will […]

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