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  1. Mass. Senate approves ban on plastic bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Boston.com

    The Senate Thursday was poised to pass an almost $40 billion budget bill that included a provision banning single-use carryout bags at all retail establishments that are 3,000 square feet or larger, or have at least three locations in the state. The bag push, adopted by a bipartisan vote, is meant to make the state more environmentally friendly and was cheered by green advocates.

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  2. Frederic J. Brown/Afp/Getty Images Mass. Senate approves ban on plastic bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Boston.com

    The Senate Thursday was poised to pass an almost $40 billion budget bill that included a provision banning single-use carryout bags at all retail establishments that are 3,000 square feet or larger, or have at least three locations in the state. The bag push, adopted by a bipartisan vote, is meant to make the state more environmentally friendly and was cheered by green advocates.

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  3. Brookline to test Beacon Street bike laneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Boston.com

    Brookline Town Meeting on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved funding for a trial bike lane along a key stretch of Beacon Street between Coolidge Corner and Washington Square. The six-month trial will eliminate one of two traffic lanes along the busy westbound stretch of Beacon Street between Marion Street and Westbourne Terrace, which cyclists say will create a clear lane in which to ride from Kenmore Square to Newton.

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  4. Should Brookline install a buffered bike lane on Beacon Street?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | Boston.com

    The proposed buffered bicycle lane for Beacon Street westbound from Coolidge Corner to Washington Square in Brookline represents a necessary advance in our accommodations for bicycle traffic. Such an accommodation would fill the most significant gap in what is otherwise a nearly continuous dedicated bike space running west from central Boston, through Brookline, and through Newton.

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  5. Missing Boston College student found safe near Newton pondRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | Boston.com

    A 23-year-old Boston College student who was reported missing after she did not show up for her graduation on Monday was found safe hours later, officials said. Dana Morrissey, a Winchester native, was located shortly before 5:30 p.m. behind the western conservation area at Hammond Pond, said Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker of the Newton police.

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  6. Officials search for missing Boston College studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | Boston.com

    Officials launched a search in Newton on Monday for a 23-year-old woman who did not show up for her graduation at Boston College. Dana Morrissey was last seen Monday morning being dropped off by an Uber driver at Bloomingdale's at the Chestnut Hill mall, according to State Police.

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  7. Louis C.K. wins big for charity on - Jeopardy!"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Boston.com

    Finally, that Newton education is paying off. Comedian Louis C.K. , a 1985 graduate of Newton North High School, was the big winner on "Jeopardy!" the other night, earning $50,000 for charity while outsmarting CNN's Kate Bolduan and The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart .

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  8. The new face of mahjongRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Boston.com

    On the outskirts of Boston resides a woman lovingly known as the mahjong maven. Laura Zoll teaches classes throughout the area and at her abode, part of which she refurbished into a mahjong parlor with card tables, chairs, and mahjong sets.

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  9. Mahjong develops a diverse following as a respite from a device-dependent worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | Boston.com

    On the outskirts of Boston resides a woman lovingly known as the mahjong maven. Laura Zoll teaches classes throughout the area and at her abode, part of which she refurbished into a mahjong parlor with card tables, chairs, and mahjong sets.

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  10. This Newton couple is an art-collecting powerhouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 15 | Boston.com

    "They had to be cheap, dirty, beat-up, and nobody wanted them," said Sam Robbins, 93, who bought his first painting on layaway after returning from military service overseas during World War II. Oh, and another thing: "They had to be a masterpiece."

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  11. Newton seminary finalizes plans to relocate to Yale in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | Boston.com

    The president of the Andover-Newton Theological School says the school has finalized a partnership with the Yale Divinity School, and will be relocating to the New Haven campus starting in 2018. Martin Copenhaver said students will spend just one more year on the Newton Centre campus, with the school looking for an alternative site in the Boston area for the following year before making the permanent move to New Haven.

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  12. BRA hopes for some Swiffer magic with makeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | Boston.com

    The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking to freshen up its image. In this 1971 photo, Governor Francis Sargent , BRA director Robert T. Kenney, and Mayor Kevin White discuss changes on Boston's waterfront.

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  13. Fire at Newton Yacht Club destroys 2 boatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | Boston.com

    Two boats were destroyed by an early morning fire Tuesday at the Newton Yacht Club and Newton firefighters said their efforts were hampered because the nearest hydrant was some 3,500 feet away. The fire in two boats moored at the club on the Charles River was reported around 3 a.m., triggering requests for mutual aid from nearby departments, including fire boats from the Cambridge and Watertown departments.

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  14. How Grandma can help the housing crunchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 30 | Boston.com

    It also oppresses Grandma - and lots of other would-be renters. The terms "granny flat" and "in-law apartment" sound like quaint stereotypes in 2016.

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  15. Dr. Anita Vance, a longtime Newton psychiatrist, dies at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 30 | Boston.com

    Anita Vance studied English literature at Smith College, even though she planned to become a nurse after graduation, and then she changed her mind when a professor at Smith suggested she become a doctor. In 1958 she entered Harvard Medical School, from which the first women had graduated just nine years earlier, and became a psychiatrist who specialized in clinical counseling.

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  16. Healey weighs in on N.C. AG raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | Boston.com

    Attorney General Maura Healey is hosting a fundraiser for the Democratic candidate for attorney general in North Carolina, pitching him as an antidote to that state's "now-infamous anti-LGBT law" in an invitation obtained by the Boston Globe. Tickets to the fundraiser, to be held at the downtown law offices of Goulston & Storrs on May 10, are $100.

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  17. Bike bus offers a ride that will leave you spinningRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Boston.com

    Imagine a world where the long commute to work becomes an opportunity to work out. A world where you can bike to your job - on a bus.

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  18. The Ticket: TheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Boston.com

    SWEET CHARITY Director-choreographer Ilyse Robbins delivers her trademark pizzazz in a crackerjack production of the Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields-Neil Simon musical about a dance-hall hostess who is perpetually unlucky in love. Vanessa Dunleavy is simply terrific as the endearingly innocent Charity Hope Valentine, with strong support from the rest of the cast, especially a very funny Andrew Giordano as a good-natured movie star.

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  19. Illustration by Eda Kaban Learning & Earning | Globe Magazine The gig ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Boston.com

    For the past four years, the 27-year-old Newton resident has worked as a professional stunt performer for films and TV shows being made in the Boston area, like Ghostbusters , set for release this summer. Sometimes work takes him to New York.

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  20. Rabbi urges Newton to learn from forumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Boston.com

    The senior rabbi at one of Newton's largest synagogues delivered a sermon Saturday urging the community to learn from the painful events of a recent citywide meeting on prejudice that was disrupted by activists. Rabbi Wesley R. Gardenswartz of Temple Emanuel said he was "saddened and embarrassed," when he read about and watched a video of the April 7 meeting at City Hall called by Mayor Setti Warren to talk about making the city a more welcoming place for all people.

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