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Alford Street Bridge Change Order Cost State, Boston Millions

November 7, 2018
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the City of Boston have revealed this week that the unexpected, extended construction on the Alford Street Bridge this fall was the result of an approval in 2012 that allowed a less stable bridge decking to be installed in place of more stable materials – materials that...
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Got It Covered:Prolific Piorun Makes Hats by the Hundreds

November 7, 2018
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Mary Piorun is on a mission to make sure every head is warm this winter. Piorun, 97, has been legally blind for several years now, but it hasn’t stopped her from knitting more than 500 winter hats for children, the homeless, those in hospitals, her friends at the Connolly Center, and just about anyone...
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Village Neighbors Still Riled Over Pioneer Charter Traffic

November 7, 2018
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Neighbors in the Village are still experiencing problems with traffic at the new and expanded Pioneer Charter School, and Councilor Michael McLaughlin said he plans to put an item on the Council agenda Nov. 13 to bring the building owner before them. Pioneer opened half of their building last school year at their new...
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Industrial to Residential a Tough Change for Some, Not Others, in Commercial Triangle

November 7, 2018
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As the City settles in its new zoning package for the Commercial Triangle, a debate among development professionals is underway as to whether the long-reviled industrial area can actually become the visionary village the City believes it can. At the moment, the City is implementing zoning for the Triangle that pushes residential, office and...
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Mystic Boat Tour Highlights Possibilities for the Waterfront

November 7, 2018
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The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) held a boat tour of the Mystic River waterfront recently to highlight the vulnerability of many of the properties, but also to get a view of what kinds of opportunities exist for the forgotten shorelines in Everett, Charlestown and Chelsea. The boat tour took off from the Charlestown...
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Encore Boston Harbor Begins Median Islands on Lower Broadway

November 2, 2018
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The unattractive speedway, or traffic trap, that many have known Lower Broadway to be over a lifetime will start to change this week as work crews from Encore Boston Harbor begin installing the long-touted median islands on the roadway. The median strips will be fully landscaped and will run in portions from just before...
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Foresteire says: The Truth on Funding is No Scare Tactic

November 2, 2018
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One week after Mayor Carlo DeMaria chided the School Department for undermining him with ‘scare tactics’ directed at parents and residents, Supt. Fred Foresteire and his administration said they have simply told the truth about the situation, and it is no tactic. They added they had no deal to give over any monies coming...
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Early Voting Shows Modest Turnout Ahead of State Election

November 2, 2018
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Early voting took place for the second time in Everett this election cycle, with the polls opening on Oct. 22 and a modest turnout coming to do their civic duty ahead of Election Day, Nov. 6. Maureen DiPierro of the Election Department said, as of Tuesday, they have had about 700 voters since beginning...
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City Proclaims LimeBike a Tremendous Success for Local Trips

November 2, 2018
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With one season nearly complete for the LimeBike system, City leaders are proclaiming it a huge success in terms of helping residents get around the city. Transportation Planner Jay Monty said they regularly analyze the ridership and have found it’s quite higher than they would have expected. “It’s been a tremendous success,” he said....
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Mass Gaming Commission likely to Hold Investigation Hearing in December

November 2, 2018
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) said on Thursday, Oct. 25, at its regular meeting that it would likely not publicly unveil its long-awaited Wynn Resorts investigation until the first two weeks of December. Executive Director Ed Bedrosian addressed the Commission on the ongoing investigation during the Oct. 25 meeting and said that the Investigations...
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