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It’s Just Politics

Filed in Local Events, Local News, Politics by on September 14, 2009 0 Comments
It’s Just Politics

Last week, the Senate opened without its Lion, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In his honor, they draped his seat in black velvet. This serves as a reminder of the all important question–what will happen to Ted’s seat? It’s fate potentially rests in the hands of the Massachusetts legislature. In 2004, the Massachusetts legislature changed the […]

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The Priest vs The Firefighter: Repressed Memory and Clergy Abuse

Filed in Local News by on September 11, 2009 0 Comments
The Priest vs The Firefighter: Repressed Memory and Clergy Abuse

A 27 year old Boston Firefighter who levied claims of rape by a Boston “street priest” when he was six years old is facing a rebuttal from the priest’s lawyers, who say the firefighter’s claims of “repressed memories” of abuse are false. The 78-year-old defrocked priest, Paul R. Shanley, is one of the major players […]

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Harvard’s Endowment Plunges 27 Percent

Filed in Local News, University News by on September 10, 2009 0 Comments
Harvard’s Endowment Plunges 27 Percent

Nothing is safe from the economic fallout of the current recession. That point was made vociferously today with the announcement by Harvard University that the school’s endowment plunged 27.3 percent this past year, a loss of about $11 billion dollars. Harvard’s endowment—still, by a ridiculous margin, the largest in the country—now sits at around $26 […]

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Governor Dukakis to Fill Kennedy Senate Seat?

Filed in Local Events, Local News, Politics, University News by on September 9, 2009 1 Comment
Governor Dukakis to Fill Kennedy Senate Seat?

Governor Michael Dukakis is Massachusetts’ longest serving Governor. Dukakis held the Democratic nomination against George H. W. Bush during the 1988 Presidential Election. Listen to him discuss the possibility of becoming Senator Kennedy’s replacement this fall.

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Boston Bike Riders Hope To Legalize Riding In Franklin Park

Filed in Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Local News, Sports by on September 9, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Bike Riders Hope To Legalize Riding In Franklin Park

Boston-area bike riders will gather today to prepare a formal request to legalize biking in Franklin Park. While the ban on bikes isn’t generally enforced, officially allowing bikes in the area will provide a wider audience with an opportunity to utilize the space. Area biking groups Dot Bike, Rozzie Bikes, and JP Bikes will meet […]

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Chefs in Schools Initiative Helps Boston Children Eat Healthy Meals

Filed in Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Local News by on September 3, 2009 1 Comment
Chefs in Schools Initiative Helps Boston Children Eat Healthy Meals

Today kicks off the Boston Public Schools fall semester, and a growing initiative to improve school meals is underway. 8 Boston schools have implemented the Chefs in Schools program, which helps Boston children find healthy meals in their school cafeteria that limit processed foods and emphasize the important of nutritious fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. […]

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Common Moving Mishaps

Filed in Featured, Headline, Local News by on September 1, 2009 3 Comments
Common Moving Mishaps

Riding back up Comm. Ave. from work today was one of the more refreshing bike rides I’ve had in a while. As I zipped along on the shoulder, pedaling lightly, nonchalantly, I began to grin, in part because it was a beautiful day, but more so because I was not one of the hundreds of […]

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They Came to Boston: Welcome (or not) Back Students!

Filed in Local News, University News by on August 31, 2009 1 Comment
They Came to Boston: Welcome (or not) Back Students!

On days like today, when the streets and sidewalks subways and all other mediums which could, to the inexperienced mind of an out-of-towner, possibly be mistaken as reasonable means of transportation (“An amphibious truck shaped like a duck! Why not take that to orientation!”) I am instantly and gleefully reminded of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones […]

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Not a Typical Day at Work: My Experience at the State House the Day Ted Kennedy Died

Filed in Headline, Local Events, Local News, Politics by on August 26, 2009 1 Comment
Not a Typical Day at Work: My Experience at the State House the Day Ted Kennedy Died

7:40AM – After waking up only a half hour earlier, I received a text message (in true contemporary fashion) reading, “Did you hear about Ted Kennedy?” I promptly turned on the computer and TV in order to find out what happened. Although I knew once I read the message that Ted Kennedy had died, these […]

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Ted Kennedy dies at 77, made Massachusetts ‘larger than it is’

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 26, 2009 0 Comments
Ted Kennedy dies at 77, made Massachusetts ‘larger than it is’

Long time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy passed away just after midnight last night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He died at age 77, after succumbing to a battle with brain cancer. Today constituents from all over Boston are paying respect and homage to the democratic “lion of the senate,” and a series of […]

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