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  1. Landmarks to be lit in yellow to recall accident victimsRead the original story

    Saturday | Boston Herald

    On Sunday the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition is organizing a series of actions to recall those who have died recently on area roads, including an elderly man killed while walking in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood and a 24-year-old man killed biking near the Museum of Science.


  2. Editorial: School closings are a necessary part of the rebuilding process at Boston Public SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 |

    Each and every Boston student should go to school in a building that's safe, comfortable, and compatible with learning. Getting there is the problem.


  3. A fifth of Boston housing units are income-restricted, City study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | The Daily Free Press

    Braddock Park in Boston's South End. A new city report found that Boston has the highest-percentage of income-restricted housing among any other major city in the country, with one-fifth of all housing units in Boston having some form of income restriction placed on them.


  4. BPS Likely to Phase Out Edwards Middle SchoolRead the original story

    Friday Nov 9 | Charlestown Patriot-Bridge

    The Edwards Middle School will likely be phased out in the coming years, according to Boston Public Schools officials, as the district looks to simplify its school pathways, eliminate freestanding middle schools, and help solve the shortage of elementary seats in Charlestown and East Boston. The announcement came during the community's BuildBPS meeting on Friday, Nov. 2, and it featured a rather crowded room for a late evening meeting on a Friday.


  5. Pedestrian struck, killed in West RoxburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Boston Herald

    NOVEMBER 7: A vehicle is towed away from the scene of a fatal accident in West Roxbury on November 7, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Nancy Lane/Boston Herald)


  6. Man struck and killed by vehicle in West RoxburyRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 7 |

    Officer Kim Tavares, a spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department, said police were called at 7:07 a.m. for a report of an elderly man who'd been hit at the intersection of Washington and Stimson streets. Police have not released the victim's name or age.


  7. 2 Massachusetts pedestrian deaths under investigationRead the original story

    Friday Nov 2 | Boston Herald

    The adult male was struck in the city's West Roxbury neighborhood just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The death came the day after an 89-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle in Turners Falls. Prosecutors say Charity Lehman was struck at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.


  8. Two men arrested after police find loaded handgun, 44 grams of fentanyl in South End homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 |

    Boston police arrested two men Monday after finding a loaded handgun and more than 40 grams of fentanyl in a home in the South End, authorities said. Luis Candelario, 44, of Boston, and Jean Welch, 32, of West Roxbury, were slated to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of illegal gun possession, illegal possession of ammunition, and trafficking Class A and B drugs, Boston police said in a statement.


  9. Police recover firearm during arrest in Hyde ParkRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 4 |

    A 23-year-old man is facing illegal weapon and ammunition charges after he was arrested in Hyde Park on Saturday, Boston police said. Officials said three males in the basement of 20 Thorn St. immediately fled upon seeing police, who responded to the area around 6:30 p.m. for a drug investigation.


  10. Still some trees worth seeing on West Roxbury ParkwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | Universal Hub

    There are three trees on West Roxbury Parkway on the West Roxbury side between Belgrade Avenue and Bellevue Hill that were brilliantly orange-red today. Help keep Universal Hub going. If you like what we're up to and want to help out, please consider a (completely non-deductible) contribution.


  11. Edwards Calls for Action Items on BLA Bus FracasRead the original story

    Friday Nov 2 | Charlestown Patriot-Bridge

    City Councilor Lydia Edwards said this week that she is calling for united action from parents in District 1 regarding the Charlestown bus that goes to Boston Latin Academy - that in the wake of an incident recently where Boston Public Schools staff forcibly removed high school students from the bus. Parents around the Town who rely on the bus were riled about two weeks ago when high school students were removed from the bus and letters were sent telling parents not to put their high schoolers on the BLA bus.


  12. Four attack woman in downtown Roche Bros. after robbing her earlier in the day, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Universal Hub

    Boston Police report arresting four people for an incident at the Roche Bros., 8 Summer St., around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Police say the four attacked a woman inside the store and stole her wallet.


  13. Democracy becomes demagogueryRead the original story

    Monday Oct 29 | Boston Herald

    OK, it's anecdotal, but the apprehension gripping a South Shore grandmother ever since displaying a Geoff Diehl sign on her tidy lawn is also instructive, illustrating how far we've drifted from our civic moorings. In the politically charged wards of West Roxbury where she was born, political proselytizing in the fall was as common as Christmas decorations in December.


  14. Fenway area abuzz with eager Red Sox fansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 |

    Kenmore Square was abuzz with Red Sox fans hoping to see the club secure its ninth World Series title with a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night. Droves of people in Sox gear could be seen walking from the Kenmore T station to bars outside Fenway Park.


  15. Bird sightings across the regionRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 28 |

    Large numbers of white-crowned sparrows were spotted in eastern Massachusetts last week, with 20 reported at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, 14 at Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, and six at the stump dump in Nahant. Early November often brings rare vagrants from the interior in the West to New England.


  16. Ren e GrahamLosing a school - and a communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 |

    For students like Guerro, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, their Dorchester school is more than its hallways, walls, and whiteboards. It's a close-knit community that's been a sanctuary from the turbulence of their young lives.


  17. Pop-up flu clinic at City Hall provides free vaccinations to residents without health insuranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | The Daily Free Press

    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh gets vaccinated Wednesday during a flu shot clinic at Boston City Hall. COURTESY OF ISABEL LEON/ MAYOR'S OFFICE The clinic was aimed at preparing residents in advance for the impending flu season and slowing the spread of the disease through the widespread vaccination of residents.


  18. Officials: - Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | Boston Herald

    Since announcing the closures of three Boston schools last week, the district has faced outcry from several communities. But city officials say the BuildBPS is still a good idea - if executed correctly.


  19. Capt. Kenney sendoff bridges move into new HYFD station Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | Barnstable Patriot

    Thirty-six years, nine months, and 19 days after he got the job, Capt. Tom Kenney of the Hyannis Fire Department is retiring from his service there.


  20. Electric scootersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 |

    The City Council held a hearing Monday on bringing dockless electric scooters to Boston, and City Councilor Matt O'Malley says he's "fairly confident" the city will have a pilot program in place next spring. "Not only will it help with greenhouse gas emissions with removing cars from our streets and having something that's a lot more environmentally friendly, it also helps with easing traffic congestion and gridlock," O'Malley, who called for the hearing, told in an interview Wednesday.


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