Monthly Archives: August 2013

Editorial: Summer’s last gasp

August 30, 2013
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The forecast for the Labor Day weekend is for sunny and warm weather, a perfect combination for outdoor activity of all kinds on the official last weekend of summer. As we look back at the past three months, it seems as if it were just yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of the...

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Editorial: School’s back

August 30, 2013
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School either already has begun or will be back in session shortly in communities  all across the state, and that means motorists who have become accustomed to child-free streets during the morning commute once again must become eagle-eyed and on the lookout for children and school buses on our roadways. The start of a...

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Letter: Thanks for Stone House support

August 30, 2013
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We recently completed our 18th annual Elizabeth Stone House Wilderness Heals pledge hike and want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the hikers, volunteers, team leaders and sponsors. Our goal this year was to raise $175,000. I am elated to share that we have raised over $200,000 to date, making this year’s...

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Letter: JP’s kindness shows in helping lost dog go home

August 30, 2013
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While I was outside gardening on a recent Sunday, a very sweet, friendly dog I hadn’t seen before appeared. He had no collar or visible ID, although it was obvious that he was healthy and well cared for. My husband got him some water and I called a neighbor, who kindly brought over a...

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Letter: BTD’s ‘fingerprints’ on Casey project show stacked deck

August 30, 2013
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Thank you to the Gazette for the revealing article, “City officials secretly invited people to Casey meeting (Aug. 16).” I laughed at Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Tinlin’s “explanation” of why the BTD and Boston Redevelopment Authority would single out individuals who support the at-grade scheme eliminating the Casey Overpass and call them to make...

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MHC requests Shea Circle preservation plans

August 30, 2013
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The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) told the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway project team in a Aug. 23 meeting that MHC wants to see at least two alternatives for keeping Shea Circle instead of turning it into a signalized intersection as currently proposed by the Casey Arborway project team. The plan to...

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BPD investigates Egleston Sq. shooting

August 30, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a shooting in Egleston Square where a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries on the night of Aug. 15. According to BPD, police officers responded to a report of shots fired at 3096 Washington St. around 10:44 p.m. on Aug. 15. The officers arrived to find a blood trail...

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Politics as Unusual: Dorchester is home to the race within the race

August 27, 2013
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In the kind of raucous and exhilarating election that we have on our hands, Dorchester is an intimidating gauntlet. Even residents and seasoned campaign operatives can get lost in the tribal abyss. Unless you’re a third generation ward captain who babysat for Tom Finneran when Mattapan was still part of Dorchester and the future...

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Suspect sought in stabbing

August 21, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect for a stabbing that took place Monday night on Heath Street. BPD has released a video that appears to show the suspect chasing the victim after the stabbing. According to bpdnews.com, the suspect is described as a white male, 6-feet tall and about 200 pounds....

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BPD investigates Egleston Square shooting

August 21, 2013
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating a shooting in Egleston Square where a man suffered non-life threatening injuries Thursday night. According to bpdnews.com, police officers responded to a report of shots fired at 3096 Washington St. around 10:44 p.m. on Thursday. The officers arrived to find a blood trail that led them to...

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